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How to lose weight

A place to discuss health and fitness, healthy diets. A fit body makes for a fit mind.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby pilgrim » Fri May 27, 2011 1:13 pm

This thread sux....
I'm one of the thinnest people I know and I simply can't put on weight. and to top that off, I have moderately high cholesterol. :shrug:

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Jhana4 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:48 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby PlazzaKom » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:49 am

You all share good inforamation about how to lose weight. I also share few Weight lose tips: 1.1.Do Exercise Routine. Cycling, Walking.Swimming. 2.Do not drink liquids with your meals. 3.Eat fresh vegetable. 4.Drink Green Tea. 5. Do Yoga.

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Stiphan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:51 pm

Proof shows that I've lost 30 kg (66 pounds) in 1.5 years.


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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Ben » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:39 pm

congratulations, Stefan!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Stiphan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:50 pm

Thank you daverupa and Ben! :smile:

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby Justsit » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:31 pm

Looking great, Stefan!! :thumbsup:
Bet you feel better, too.

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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:30 pm

:thumbsup:

Good job!
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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby PaulD » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:41 am

For me it's not what you eat but how much you eat. According to my current weight and height I should be losing 2 pounds a week by reducing my daily calorie intake to 1700. We'll see how that goes... Good job by the way.

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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby befriend » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:00 pm

building muscles helps burn calories if you combine it with something aerobic. also ive discovered jumping rope, which can literally burn off a candy bar in 5 minutes. and i think eating a good amount of food is healthy, because if you eat enough your body will think its ok to lose fat because its stored energy. metta, danny
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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby JWR » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:06 pm

Hi, I've been through this. I was really overweight and full of toxins, and three years ago began making changes. I reengineered my body, and in the process found that a healthy body had spiritual benefits as well. Other people have already posted all the good nutrition/diet info here. I'll just add a few ideas that worked for me:

1. Completely re-orient your thinking regarding food (others on this thread have said this, but I think it's worth repeating). Think of food in scientific terms. It's not for comfort, it's not for fun, or for a diversion. Food is simply fuel for the body. Would you knowingly put adulterated petrol in your car? Would you overfill the tank? Do they sell strawberry and caramel flavored petrol? If not, why do we subject our bodies to such things? This doesn't mean you can't enjoy good tasting food. But it has to be in moderation. Whenever I want to grab a chocolate eclair because I'm distressed, I take it as a warning that something is amiss and I need better meditation.

2. Alcohol is not conducive to weight loss (see: http://christianfinn.com/alcohol-weight-loss/ ). I was unable to lose my final 2.5 kg of excess fat until I went totally dry. After two months of no alcohol, it was all burned away. Whether to chose moderation or total abstinence is each person's decision. I'm just saying that going dry will really drop the kgs.

3. The best fitness regimen on the planet has been historically intertwined with Theravada, and its techniques passed along via monasteries: Muay Thai. Regular Muay Thai workouts lead to optimum fitness. If it's possible, spend a month in Thailand in a Muay Thai camp. Buy the genuine equipment there and take it home, set up a kick bag in your garage, and make it a part of your life. If so, excess weight will soon be a thing of the past.

(If anyone requests, I can recommend the best Muay Thai gyms/camps in BKK, and a few in south Thailand also).

Again, I've been through this and I know the despair of being overweight and unfit. If there was hope for me there's hope for anyone. Even if Muay Thai isn't an option, there are regimens like Insanity, etc. that will do the job.

Karuna,

JWR

P.S. I've never seen a fat Buddha image in Thailand. They're all lean. My good friend in Krabi likes to run up the thousands of stone steps to a nearby Buddha shrine, and by the time he's reached the top he's had more than a day's workout. He refers to the austere Buddha statue at the top as "The Fitness Buddha." I'm still an outsider; I haven't even officially taken refuge yet. But I know that Theravada and fitness go together quite well.
"You're a poor farmer, mind of mine!
You've let the precious field of human life sit fallow too long.
If only you had planted right, a golden crop would be yours by now!"

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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

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Re: How to lose weight

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:46 pm

Greetings Stefan,

Nice weight diary... I've been keeping one in Excel on a weekly basis (measured Wednesday morning) now for 5 years.

If nothing else, it stops you from putting your head in the sand.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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