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  • I> @federica said: According to a height/weight chart, I'm only about 2-and-a-half pounds heavier over my 'acceptable' weight range. But I tell ya - shifting these last couple of pounds has been a source of frustration for a couple of weeks, n…
  • @Linc said: It's entirely possible to be a "beer nerd" and admire the craftsmanship and flavor of a great beer. Likewise for wine and liquor. I have a bottle of extremely rare beer and one of rare bourbon that I never have more than a small s…
  • @Hozan said: Hey Tosh thats a serious turn around. I admire your discipline to give up those things. I find sugar a big hurdle personally Me too. I've a big pot of coffee keeping warm downstairs; I'm going to the gym, so will have a la…
    in Coffee ??? Comment by Tosh March 15
  • I've stopped drinking, smoking, gambling, hugely reduced my sugar and carb intake; there's no way any living person or thing in the universe is going to take coffee away from me. That's one attachment too far, I'm afraid.
    in Coffee ??? Comment by Tosh March 15
  • @techie said: Does pain serve a higher purpose, then? As a general rule - away from meditation - I think pain can be a great teacher. Recovered alcoholics, for example, prize their rock bottoms because that was the turning point that led…
  • What is the Hindu concept of karma? Is there one or many? I have a notion that negative karma can be 'burnt off' by enforced suffering (like doing ascetic practises). Is this correct?
  • @Bunks said: Knowing when to stop is the trick........ When you're unconscious and lying in a pool of bodily fluids?
  • @Tigger said: Personally, I don't see the issue with having one beer or a glass of wine. What's the point in having one beer or a glass of wine? What's that going to do for you? You may as well have a cup of tea or a soda or something…
  • @federica said: Could I just say that, even though you eat pesto for the fat content, it also still carries carbs, (about 6 grammes) due to the cheese and oil. I think it's fair to say that all foods have carbs, so even though you're counting …
  • @karasti said:But basically it is because it acts on the brain the same as any addiction does, and requires more and more, just like alcohol, to get the same brain fix. So that makes sense why you struggle with it, as the article talked about people…
  • @Dakini said: How do you feel about it? Do you feel deprived, or have you become comfortable with it? I assume you must be ok with it, if you've made such great progress, and like it. Generally I feel great, but I do have a sugar add…
  • @karasti said: @Tosh what do you eat to stay below 20 grams? Lunch was three hard boiled eggs (we eat a ton of eggs), some sliced ham and full fat mayo. (This is pretty standard for us; most working days). Each egg has 1 gram of carbs. …
  • 'Hypnopompic'; what a brilliant word. I'll use that today for a bit of fun.
  • @Bunks said: Thanks @karasti - I must admit I have been feeling sh*tty today. I suspect it is for the reasons you've mentioned above...... They call it 'keto flu'. I didn't get it; maybe a little. It'll pass. Maybe 3 days to a we…
  • @federica said: wow, this carb counting is a bit intense!! There's some hardcore advocates who calculate what their intake of carbs, protein and fats should be, and stick to that. I don't, though we did do a few weeks of counting carbs…
  • Peas are out. Green leafy veg is in. As a general rule any VEG that grows above the ground is okay, but anything that grows in the ground isn't. Onions are okay in moderation. www.myfitnesspal.com Is pretty good for checking what's in your …
  • @federica said: A WHOLE Chocolate Gateau...!? Bloody hell.....! I firstly ate a quarter of it, and then returned and consumed the rest. My name is Tosh, and I'm a gateau-aholic. But who just wants a little bit of sweet stuff? The…
  • I reduced my carbs to 20 grams per day and so did Mrs Tosh, but I know that's pretty harsh. If you're after weight loss I don't think exercise is that important; I'd say it's 80% diet if I had to pluck a figure out of the air. I just check the c…
  • This isn't very Buddhist, and I hope it isn't too inappropriate, but I've a pic of myself after two months on LCHF, with a pair of trousers that used to fit me, but don't now: I've always ran, and done a fair bit of lifting, but always had a…
  • @Bunks said: From my (limited) experience, attempting to undertake a retreat at home is difficult when the TV / interweb is only a click away. I nred to be away from that in a group environment at my current level of practice. Good …
  • @federica said:and Thomas Merton actually stated that he wanted to be the best Buddhist he could be - an ordained Catholic Monk, imagine! I've read a few books by Thomas Merton, which is probably why I like Father Richard Rohr; he's from the…
  • @Tigger said: To @Tosh post. Out of curiosity (I swear), how does one be Buddhist and Catholic. I have read that it's possible and I know there are similarities but are there not fundamental differences that would cause issues. For example, Bu…
  • @karasti said:Medical science and government recommendations based on that science are very slow to translate to actual change here in the US. I don't know if other countries are better or not. Sweden is the 1st and only country to officiall…
  • @federica said: And we all know what happens when a member starts being rude and arrogant, don't we? Yes, being mostly Buddhists here, we treat them with understanding, love and compassion (maybe the odd ban if they get too out of hand I …
  • @karasti said: Is that what I said? No. There's no reason to be rude and arrogant. It's not @techie's fault; we've had the 'fat is bad' for you and 'move more, eat less' since the late 70s, early 80s. People are conditioned to just bel…
  • @Namada said: Low Carb High Fat... High fat? I cant belive its good for you to eat a lot of butter, bacon and read meat, your colestrol will increase and your blood pressure aswell. The 'fat is bad' for you is based on outdated and…
  • @techie said: Let's say you require 2000 calories to maintain your current body weight. Suppose you eat 2500 calories of low carb diet (500 cals above maintenance), what will happen? Suppose you eat 1500 calories of high carb di…
  • @techie said: Calorie is calorie is calorie. Low carb/high calorie = weight gain. High carb/low calorie = weight loss. How much you eat matters, not how much carbs you eat. A calorie isn't just a calorie; a calorie is…
  • @silver said: Do you peeps across the pond refer to margarine as 'oleo' sometimes? We call it 'marge'. As a child I remember we did use a brand of marge called 'oleo'; it came in a large circular tub. But it was still called marge w…
  • @techie said: But if someone says buddhism is pessimistic, what is so offensive about that? Why do Buddhists get so worked up that they provide 'evidence' that their religion is not pessimistic, it is only realistic etc. etc.? Most folk I…
  • @federica said: Gee @Tosh, it's so nice to have you back with us. Give it a couple of weeks...
  • @Bunks said: Just eat sensible portions of a variety of food groups.. Make most of your diet vegetables. It's not friggin rocket science! I'm not good at moderation; I never have been. Like many alkies, I'm all or nothing. LCHF…
  • I'm currently reading Breathing Underwater by Father Richard Rohr. He's a Catholic monk, but a contemplative who has been influenced by Thomas Merton, who brought back the contemplative tradition by spending years learning from Zen Buddhists. It…
  • @ownerof1000oddsocks said:What I should have said was that it probably isn't the best idea in the world to do so. I'm assuming you're a medical practitioner, and I respect that, but I do think you're wrong on the basis that there are a lot o…
  • I've thought about giving up coffee for lent, as a spiritual exercise, but then my mind says, "Look, you've given up alcohol, smoking, donor kebabs, crisps (chips for Americans), and sugar (apart from the odd relapse), you're not giving up coffee to…
  • @silver said: Since then, I've run across a fellow on YT - "Butter Bob" - he's really good on the LCHF schtick. I've watched a few of his too; I like him. He reminds me of an A.A. Old Timer; they don't try to give deep philosophical advi…
  • @ownerof1000oddsocks said: Another thing to note is that calorie intake is a factor. While biology takes a front seat, physics should not be completely ruled out here. So while some foods are high carb, they are low calorie and also low G.I. Erg…
  • @ownerof1000oddsocks said: Having a more nuanced knowledge of carbohydrates means we can avoid blanket statements, potentially leading to extremism and total 'carb' aversion. It's called a 'low carb' diet, not a 'no carb' diet, but like a…
  • @karasti said:But on days my exercise is longer, I have to have more or I feel miserable. I know people who do Maffetone where they do LCHF and low heart rate exercise, but I don't have the patience, or the time outside because of winter, to do that…
  • @federica said: @Tosh, to make amends (!) I'm posting this article, which appeared in a daily paper last year, which backs your lady Doc 100%.... It's okay; she has a screechy voice; I like it though, and her enthusiasm. No amends nee…
  • Hi Cory, I remember you. I was in the British army for 17 years and rose to the dizzy heights of Staff Sergeant, which is probably equivalent to one of your generals (that's a tongue in cheek joke). What branch did you join?
    in Hello everyone! Comment by Tosh March 1
  • Sitting in a comfortable position, with an uncomfortable mind is enough for me to be dealing with. Boredom is pain enough without adding to it.
  • I'm not sure I hug my dog, but he gives kisses for treats and we snuggle up and sleep together on the sofa or bed. He's got his own bed (right beside me), but every morning he wakes up early and I lift him onto our bed and he'll have an hour betwee…
  • Glad your dog is okay, FF.