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Offline Spiritual_monk

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Diet
« on: January 29, 2017, 03:19:01 am »


Hello,

I have been doing Martial Arts for a long time right now, and I feel that the Way I eat now is not right. I feel cravings If I eat chips or ice and I do not eat a lot of them (sometimes). I feel that my body needs a different approach of Diet and I am searching for healthy alternatives for my personal diet.

So, what kind of Diet do you guys use or eat?

Offline Shogun

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Re: Diet
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 12:30:28 pm »
Theres nothing wrong with eating anything, as long as its in moderation.  I eat a mostly vegetarian diet.  I eat a lot of those Morning Star veggie burgers, veggie chicken nuggets and veggie breakfast sandwiches.  I also usually get a salad for lunch at work.
However, on the weekends I often eat whatever I want, oftentimes including meat, so its not as if Im a vegetarian.  I also eat as many chips as the next guy.
About the desire for chips and other junk food, I think thats OK, as long as thats not a major part of your diet.  Me personally, I feel better when I eat more vegetarians foods, although for all I know it could just be my delusions convincing me of that.

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Re: Diet
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 12:40:21 pm »


Hello,

I have been doing Martial Arts for a long time right now, and I feel that the Way I eat now is not right. I feel cravings If I eat chips or ice and I do not eat a lot of them (sometimes). I feel that my body needs a different approach of Diet and I am searching for healthy alternatives for my personal diet.

So, what kind of Diet do you guys use or eat?

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Offline Anemephistus

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Re: Diet
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 04:17:22 pm »
I am on the obligatory coffee and doughnuts diet of my people.  :cheesy:

Offline BlackLooter

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Re: Diet
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 05:26:40 pm »
I fulfil all my urges and I feel great.. i have positive chi flow etc..

Maybe its the way you look at the food.. if you see it as a negative then you might have bad karma attached to eating those specific things..
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Re: Diet
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 09:34:15 pm »


Hello,

I have been doing Martial Arts for a long time right now, and I feel that the Way I eat now is not right. I feel cravings If I eat chips or ice and I do not eat a lot of them (sometimes). I feel that my body needs a different approach of Diet and I am searching for healthy alternatives for my personal diet.

So, what kind of Diet do you guys use or eat?

Hi,
The ideal diet can be a huge problem of complexity in the modern world because of the huge invested interests of the food industry, the Pharmaceutical industry, the associated Medical industry, the conflicting advice from the various groups with different invested interests, and the never-ending pursuit of economic expansion which encourages increased consumption of all products that tickle the senses in some way.

The Buddhist attitude towards food is that one should eat in moderation and eat in order to sustain the body, not for the pleasurable sensation of eating.

The processed food industry, as a result of economic competition, strives to make its food products as tasty as possible and as irresistible as possible. It's not surprising that the majority of the populations in many advanced societies, such as the UK, USA, Australia, are overweight.

Even in Buddhist countries such as Thailand, obesity is becoming a problem as the Thais move away from their traditional diet towards a more Western diet of hamburgers and chips.

During the times of the Buddha, all food would have been organically grown, free of pesticide residues and artificial additives. The rice would have been brown, that is, unpolished, and therefore much more nutritious.

Rice is a useful analogy here. It's a scientific fact that brown rice is more nutritious than white rice, so why do most people in rice-eating countries continue to eat white rice? Have you ever been to a restaurant where the option of either white or brown rice was on the menu?

The answer, as far as I can deduce, using a bit of rationality, is because white rice results in the dish being more flavoursome, allowing the flavour of the other foods in the dish to be less obscured by the slightly nutty flavour of brown rice.

However, there are no doubt additional reasons. The appearance of white rice might be more appealing to many folks. Whiteness can be associated with cleanliness and purity. White rice also stores well for longer periods than brown rice, which is a practical, economic advantage.

Nevertheless, appearance and taste seem to be the major considerations of all consumer products, especially food. Many professional cooks will probably understand that the appearance of their dish is the first priority, because that's the first impression seen by the customer. Taste or flavour comes second, and nutrition last.
So my advice to anyone who is concerned about his diet is, 'place the nutritional value of the food first, the taste second, and the appearance last.' That's the foundation. However, in order to be able to place the nutritional value of the food first, one has to have the knowledge of what constitutes nutritious food, and that's a problem.

The modern food processing  industry, the Pharmaceutical industry, and the general Medical industry, thrive on the general ignorance of the population about nutritional diets, and/or the general inability of people to control their desires for tasty food even when they do have some understanding of what constitutes a nutritional diet.

As a very basic guide, I will offer the following advice.
(1) Eat more vegetables and fruit.

(2) Choose organically grown vegetables and fruit whenever possible, or grow your own in your garden, instead of growing flowers.

(3) When buying steak or red meat, always choose grass-fed beef.

(4) Avoid buying artificial products such fat-reduced milk, Lite Yoghurt, and substitute butter made from vegetable oils. The body needs a certain amount of natural, saturated fats. Eat in moderation.

(5) Avoid processed foods as much as possible because they have all sorts of added, artificial ingredients with long-term side effects.

(6) Every so often, try a complete fast for a few days, taking only water. This will help detoxify your body, in case you haven't been eating an ideal diet. Fasting also has many other benefits, such as nipping-in-the-bud any cancerous growths that might be starting, and attending to any other emerging problems.

If one fasts seriously for longer periods, the body will begin to consume all the defunct white blood cells as food, and produce new brain cells to help the body recognize food sources more easily, in the interests of its own survival. The body, without the interference of our fabricated consciousness, has its own intelligence which is freed when we fast.


 


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