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Monk weight

Postby Unrul3r » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:37 pm

Hello all,

I have a small question regarding a monk's weight.

Since I'm observing 7 precepts, I've lost 7kg in less than a month, from 69kg to 62kg.

From my in-body experience, I feel a bit lighter and with less tension inside my body. Since I've never felt this, I was wondering if this is what usually happens and how much a monk of my height (1,84m) usually weights with one meal a day.

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Re: Monk weight

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:51 pm

Unrul3r wrote:Hello all,

I have a small question regarding a monk's weight.

Since I'm observing 7 precepts, I've lost 7kg in less than a month, from 69kg to 62kg.

From my in-body experience, I feel a bit lighter and with less tension inside my body. Since I've never felt this, I was wondering if this is what usually happens and how much a monk of my height (1,84m) usually weights with one meal a day.

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keep watch on your weight as a base level is different for everyone and remember if you are working full-time you need a little extra energy.
while I was in the monastery (not a bhikkhu) I was about 70kg but I am a little taller than you (187) just keep an eye on your weight gain and loss and keep track of it so you can see if you need to eat more or not.
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Re: Monk weight

Postby GraemeR » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:22 am

Unrul3r wrote:Hello all,

I have a small question regarding a monk's weight.

Since I'm observing 7 precepts, I've lost 7kg in less than a month, from 69kg to 62kg.

From my in-body experience, I feel a bit lighter and with less tension inside my body. Since I've never felt this, I was wondering if this is what usually happens and how much a monk of my height (1,84m) usually weights with one meal a day.

Metta to all!


Hi

I remember loosing about the same.

Monks have less rushed lives and time to adjust to eating less often. Also in Thailand it's not as cold as Europe or North America, so you don't need to eat to keep warm.

I noticed monks in the UK have cheese or chocolate in the evening as a medicine to be able to stay warm at night. They need those calories!

Some Wat have one meal rules, but most here (Thailand) are two meals a day.

In Thailand they can also have soya milk in the evening.

Good luck. With Metta.

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Re: Monk weight

Postby Unrul3r » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:27 pm

I see. Thank you both for your replies!

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Re: Monk weight

Postby Ytrog » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:55 pm

I lost 5 Kg in three weeks while staying in Chithurst Buddhist Monastery last month.
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Re: Monk weight

Postby piano piano » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:21 am

Thai Monks Face Obesity Epidemic
http://www.linktv.org/linkasia/blog/pos ... y-epidemic

Similar in other Buddhist countries. Not eating after noon one tends to overeat before. Also, if two meals are taken, the two are often too close together, the first not being properly digested. There should be at least 4 hours between two meals, in hot countries rather more than that. Disease follows wrong eating habits. And, white polished rice, mostly the staple food, is not very healthy. In Sri Lanka there is often red rice as an alternative, fortunately for the monks and nuns there.
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Re: Monk weight

Postby DAWN » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:27 pm

One meal vegan diet for 10-12 mounth , with 184cm, i loose aboout 10-15kg, so now my weight is 65.
And actualy, now, i can't eat twice a day or more, i feel discomfort, weight, lazy etc... I dont know if other dhamma friends feel the same.
IMO, without food in estomach is much better for practice :meditate:
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