eating in one session a day, success stories?

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Re: eating in one session a day, success stories?

Post by lostitude » Sun May 26, 2019 8:10 pm

frank k wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:35 pm
The problem is finding a qualified dietician.
Yes, this can be challenging depending on where you are based. US, UK and Australian dietitians tend to be very well-trained, they have a 5-year masters degree and they need to be licensed/registered in order to practice.
If you don't live in any of those countries and don't trust your local dietitians, you can still look around the internet, many professional dietitians offer online counseling (via Skype and the like), which could be a perfectly valid alternative for you.

Regarding veganism, any dietitian under 40 years of age has received training on managing vegetarianism/veganism. That's an extremely common client profile so you really should not worry about that. It would be more difficult to find a dietitian who is also a buddhist meditator, but I honestly don't see how meditating can have a significant impact on your nutritional needs: it simply means you are probably less active than most people, and in any case, nutritional needs are estimated based (among other things) on your level of physical activity, and that would take into account the fact that you may be spending several hours sitting every day.

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Re: eating in one session a day, success stories?

Post by rolling_boulder » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:55 pm

In my opinion,

don't get too into the external aspects of the practice... just practice your five precepts.
Get enough to eat, get enough rest, get enough exercise.

Right view, right effort, right samadhi. These are more important than eating once a day or sleeping less or whatever.
The world is swept away. It does not endure...
The world is without shelter, without protector...
The world is without ownership. One has to pass on, leaving everything behind...
The world is insufficient, insatiable, a slave to craving.

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