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Re: Did meditation help you eat healthy?
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2012, 01:53:28 PM »
I have meditated for some time years ago. It didn't get me to eat more healthy. I enjoyed eating and drinking.
I have also been with people in a spiritual environment who did eat healthy and that did not change anything either. I just enjoyed the healthy food as an addition to my regular diet.

I started to eat more healty when I got serious overweight and problems with my digestion.
I changed to vegetarianism four years ago and half a year ago I became almost veganistic.
So no meat, no dairy and only now and then an eggsalad.

This diet has improved my health drastically.
So I changed when I had the need for it. Looking back it could have been better if I had changed earlier.
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Re: Did meditation help you eat healthy?
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2012, 11:15:05 PM »
I have meditated for some time years ago. It didn't get me to eat more healthy. I enjoyed eating and drinking.
I have also been with people in a spiritual environment who did eat healthy and that did not change anything either. I just enjoyed the healthy food as an addition to my regular diet.


I have also been meditating for several years and it didn't affect my diet or my diet choice. The minister at my church is vegan and talks about it. It didn't make me decide to become a vegan.

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I started to eat more healty when I got serious overweight and problems with my digestion.
I changed to vegetarianism four years ago and half a year ago I became almost veganistic.
So no meat, no dairy and only now and then an eggsalad.

This diet has improved my health drastically. So I changed when I had the need for it. Looking back it could have been better if I had changed earlier.

My weight gain and the difficulty in losing weight made me change my diet. I'm lactose intolerant so I can't eat dairy except yogurt. I tried to go the vegan route a couple of months ago, but I had no real plan and started back eating meat.

Then I watched a movie and finally made the jump to a vegan diet. I researched non meat protein sources this time and the transition has been easier. I definitely feel better since making the switch. I'm also still continuing to lose weight.

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Re: Did meditation help you eat healthy?
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2012, 03:49:33 AM »
Then I watched a movie and finally made the jump to a vegan diet. I researched non meat protein sources this time and the transition has been easier. I definitely feel better since making the switch. I'm also still continuing to lose weight.

When I became almost veganistic, about half a year ago, I first really started to lose weight too.
Losing weight was one of the reasons to go vegan, but that didn't happen.
Last October, 2011, I made the switch to almost veganistic. That is, I had already replaced milk by soydrink to meet my RDA of vit. B12, but then I also stopped using cheese. Not using cheese anymore was the last bit of dairy I removed from my diet and then my body almost spontanuously started to dump fat. It was amazing to me.

What I noticed first was that my feeling of hunger prior to the meals became less. That made it easier to not drink soda's or eat cookies and the like between meals. My body was able again to access the fat reserves. So when it accessed the fat the hunger would stay away.
That went on until somewhere in April this year, 2012. Then my BMI index came into the green area again. I'm not saying my body checked the BMI too, but it did found it enough and from then on losing weight came gradually to a halt. I managed to lose another 3 kilo or so and that was it.

It's a bit off-topic, but I'm just so enthousiastic that I can't stop talking about it. Every time I get the opportunity I want to speak up and preach this gospel (go vegan, stop using dairy).

I think it could be possible for me to lose weight with only stopping to use dairy. But meat takes about two days to digest and a pure vegan diet now takes my body less then twelve hours to process.
I'm not going back to meat or dairy again. I could still enjoy a good steak etcetera, but those thoughts disappear within five minutes or so and then that's over.
The health risks with using meat are much higher. You have a bigger chance of getting cancer and there or some serious other health risks involved in overweight too.

Hardison, do you think that your losing weight is a result of using no more meat, or using no more cheese, or both?
I'm really curious about that.

I use legumes every day to replace meat now. It works great.
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Re: Did meditation help you eat healthy?
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2012, 07:36:39 AM »

Hardison, do you think that your losing weight is a result of using no more meat, or using no more cheese, or both? I'm really curious about that.

I use legumes every day to replace meat now. It works great.

I am lactose intolerant so I wasn't eating cheese. Dairy except for yogurt gives me bad cramps and gas.

My weight loss has occurred because:
--I don't eat anything that comes out of a box or bag.  No more processed foods.
--I eliminated sugar. This has been this biggest factor.
--I stopped drink Coke
--I eat beans or lentils everyday. They fill me up very quickly. I also don't feel the need to snack between meals.

Eating beans and lentils has really cleaned out my intestines. My bowel movements were regular, but it seems like I'm being cleaned out.

I don't really miss meat much. I do miss fish, but the feeling does pass. I eat chia seeds to get my omega-3 requirement.

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Re: Did meditation help you eat healthy?
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2012, 09:11:03 AM »
I am lactose intolerant so I wasn't eating cheese. Dairy except for yogurt gives me bad cramps and gas.

My weight loss has occurred because:
--I don't eat anything that comes out of a box or bag.  No more processed foods.
--I eliminated sugar. This has been this biggest factor.
--I stopped drink Coke
--I eat beans or lentils everyday. They fill me up very quickly. I also don't feel the need to snack between meals.

Eating beans and lentils has really cleaned out my intestines. My bowel movements were regular, but it seems like I'm being cleaned out.

I don't really miss meat much. I do miss fish, but the feeling does pass. I eat chia seeds to get my omega-3 requirement.

Well, it looks like your body and mine react a bit differently.
You say you don't eat anything out of a box. Recently I started using frozen minced spinach. That is pure spinach without any additives or conservations. The advantage of that is that it is cheap and it is available throughout the year. I plan to start using more frozen vegetables in the near future like green beans, chunked broccoli etcetera. Cheap and pure, no additives or conservation stuff. Is that impossible for you too? It's really pure.

I thought of drinking zero coke again, but coke contains caffein and that speeds up your digestion. I don't need that at all so I keep that away and use other light drinks. And I have calorie free sugar to sweeten things up.

Legumes are great.

I talked to another vegetarian the other day and he said he could still enjoy a meat ball too. But he will not go back anymore either. ;)

Have a good day
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Re: Did meditation help you eat healthy?
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2012, 04:43:44 AM »
Well, it looks like your body and mine react a bit differently.
You say you don't eat anything out of a box. Recently I started using frozen minced spinach. That is pure spinach without any additives or conservations. The advantage of that is that it is cheap and it is available throughout the year. I plan to start using more frozen vegetables in the near future like green beans, chunked broccoli etcetera. Cheap and pure, no additives or conservation stuff. Is that impossible for you too? It's really pure.

Perhaps in the future. I'm a baby vegetarian. Still learning my way. Right now, beans, lentils and fresh vegetables are the bulk of my diet. It's good enough for me. I enjoying cooking my meals and I feel satiated after I eat.

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I thought of drinking zero coke again, but coke contains caffein and that speeds up your digestion. I don't need that at all so I keep that away and use other light drinks. And I have calorie free sugar to sweeten things up. [/quote]

I drink water and ice green tea. I do use a sugar substitute too. I eat a small piece of dark chocolate if I need a sweet treat. I like dark chocolate almonds or cashews too. I'm not really tempted to eat meat. I'm not sure why.

I really appreciate this conversation. I usually get the "we are meant to eat me" and vegetarians don't get the necessary vitamins and nutrients in their diets.

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Re: Did meditation help you eat healthy?
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2012, 05:50:10 AM »
I drink water and ice green tea. I do use a sugar substitute too. I eat a small piece of dark chocolate if I need a sweet treat. I like dark chocolate almonds or cashews too. I'm not really tempted to eat meat. I'm not sure why.

I really appreciate this conversation. I usually get the "we are meant to eat me" and vegetarians don't get the necessary vitamins and nutrients in their diets.

I like dark chocolate too, but now use only cocoa powder mix in the soy drink to make cocoa drink. That's what it is at present. I drink more then five glasses a day. It gets me more calcium. I could also switch to using calcium tablets but I am not really a person for using tablets. Makes me feel I have a disease or something and need medicin to cure.
I'm over 50 and you need more calcium then and I am also fairly tall.

These days it's easier to go vegan then say twenty years ago. There is so much info available on the internet. That helped me a lot about what's critical in your diet. Here in Holland there are some very good websites with info about food, nutrients and healthy diets.

Here in Western society eating meat and using dairy is very much part of our culture. I think people will only change their diet if you scare the hell out of them with commercials on tv showing the health risks involved with it.
I remember years ago we had some of them on tv warning for apoplexy or strokes. That did had an effect on people. People's health is everything to them. Research showed that too. It's the last thing people want to lose. They would sooner give up their car and internet.  ;)

I still love the smell of fried fish in my nose though. :)
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