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the great vegetarian debate

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Pritiking vs. Atkins and heart health

Postby monkey_brain » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:37 pm


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Re: Atkins Exposed

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Re: Atkins Exposed

Postby Monkey Mind » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:21 pm

I found a copy of a 1950's book titled "Pilot's Steak & Martini Diet" in a flea market. It claims to reveal a secret dieting program long known by (military?) pilots who have to slim down to pass evaluations. The title references the first step, switching out beer for martinis, then steaks instead of pasta or sandwiches. It is identical to an Atkins diet.
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as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Re: Atkins Exposed

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:06 pm

I got you momentarily confused with with monkey_mind. I'm gald that there isn't a jhana3 posting here :)
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: Atkins Exposed

Postby alan » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:45 am

Not sure if I get the point here. Atkins published in the 70's. Therefore it is bad?
Later he then added broccoli--therefore it is bad?
Corporate spokesmen denounce him? That just makes me pay more attention.

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Re: Pritiking vs. Atkins and heart health

Postby alan » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:54 am

Forget about cholesterol for now. By far the greatest health threat to most readers lies in two commonly consumed poisons--High fructose corn syrup and trans-fats. They are in most packaged foods.
Do you drink soda? Do you eat chips? If so, you are creating a toxic environment in your cells--the profound negative consequences of which go far beyond anything excess cholesterol can have on your heart.

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Re: Diet classifications from omnivore to fruitarian

Postby cooran » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:47 am

Hello all,

Just realised that I'm a Flexatarian. :tongue:

This would make an interesting Poll, don't you think?

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Re: Diet classifications from omnivore to fruitarian

Postby alan » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:30 am

I'm a scientific non-idealogical rational-tarian. In other words, I do what works. I use my body as proof.
Low carb, high good fat, protein based upon my workout schedule: works for me.

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:52 pm

Thanks David
The results will be interesting!
“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby daverupa » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:46 pm

I voted omnivore, but since I'm missing my large intestine my vote is informed by variables others don't experience.

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:03 pm

I chose vegan but I have no problem with honey and wil eat anything that is served to me (for example if I'm at my in-laws). I do my best to prevent suffering as a result of my taste buds but I try not to be a fascist about it... :tongue: Metta.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:07 pm

I too voted omnivore. Usually I don't have a desire for meat or seafood. I eat meat or seafood on invitation but refuse it, when an animal will be killed especially for me, personally I prefer eggs, veggies, fruits, nuts, grains, milk, cheese, bread... and so on :popcorn:
Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:17 pm

Sorry, I forgot to disclose...
Flexitarian. During the work week when I live alone on-site, very nearly vegan. When I go home to my meat-eating family I sometimes partake of whatever is on offer.
“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby octathlon » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:51 pm

Flexitarian. I didn't know there was a label for it -- or did you just make it up for the poll? :)

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby cooran » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:26 am

I'm a Flexitarian - but mainly a Pescetarian. I have fish once or twice a week - but will eat whatever family or friends offer if invited for a mean.

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:30 am

Greetings,

Flexitarian is the closest, for me... if I've got choice in the matter it will generally be vegetarian, but I'll eat what I'm offered (or told to cook). I'm not fussy.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Which diet are you?

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby JIMBOSAN » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:21 pm

Where's the vegetarian button? pastatarian? - riceatarian? - this is a good book I would recommend I'm not sure how to insert direct link - hope this worked :tantrum:

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Re: Which diet are you?

Postby David2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:35 pm

Lacto-vegetarian. This is the middle way for me. As a lacto-vegetarian it is not difficult to get all important nutrients. As a vegan, you have to make sure that you get enough vitamine B12 -- so that you possibly have to supplement B12.

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Re: Which diet are you?

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