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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/2/2016 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
was wondering if anyone had any tips with a diabetic diet and religious food practice. pertaining to less meals. thx. it will be vegetarian. will check out here. just thought I would ask, as I will be embarking on some training that will require adherence. still am seeking input on this. there may be some special consideration. cheers.
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A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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Lanie G
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   Posted 11/2/2016 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know. What kind of food/eating changes does this involve? I guess there are several considerations here. The practical would be how your food choices affect your blood sugar and that is well-known.
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/2/2016 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
thx, and yes, this I am unsure of, but will know more soon. cheers.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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Lanie G
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   Posted 11/2/2016 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Alrighty! Please let us know how this plays out then, ok? I'm interested in what this is about! :-)
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/2/2016 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
am seeking, next year to enter short term monk hood. (Buddhist). cheers.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

rufous57
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   Posted 11/2/2016 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
This is so interesting! My DH's mother and stepdad were Buddhist;they have both passed on, we had to make sure both had proper Buddhist funeals. In cleaning out their house, I came across a small library of books on the subject, which I read with great interest. I would have thought all Buddhists would be strictly vegetarian since they do not believe in violence, no killing of any sentient being and no use of animal products(meat,daily, eggs, leather, etc) But yet it seems to depend upon the sect what the diet will be, at least according to our Buddhist minister. Please let us know how it goes.

p.s. The only thing I can advise, I would be careful of sugar substitutes using Swerve; I don't think alchlol is allowed, plus it caused horrible gastrointestinal problems for me personally:-(

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/2/2016 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, thx. the basics is no meat, and associated as you state. that I am aware of. and no intoxicants or smoking. thankfully that problem, smoking I kicked. still awaiting on feed back from the temple. regards, the turtle.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

Lanie G
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   Posted 11/3/2016 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and keep us updated, HT. Rufous, why would eggs not be allowed if they are only produced by hens? Of course, I'm talking about unfertilized eggs. It's like drinking milk from a cow. In neither case are the animals harmed.
Lanie

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very low carb way of eating

rufous57
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   Posted 11/4/2016 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Lanie, what I read was that the Dalai Lhama was bothered by the inhumane conditions that chickens have to live in and so at least the Tibetian monks are purely vegetarians, not even eggs. I would imagine that some would even say that the milking cows could be stressed by the whole milking process? Buddhists are into being mindful of all life; they would not even kill a fly! I am not by any stretch of the imagination an expert though- I just found i interesting to read about, plus it will be interesting to see what The Happy Turtle encounters on this journey!

Lanie G
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   Posted 11/4/2016 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the explanation, Rufous. Have a good weekend.
Lanie

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/22/2016 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah, i am not an egg fan, but i think in seminary it is out. milk. not sure. i am finding that it is more so a vegetarian diet. different types of Buddhist practice out there. slow and steady. keep well my friends.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

Lanie G
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   Posted 11/22/2016 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you're doing well. It's interesting to hear how you feel it is helping you, mind and body wise! Good luck.
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/22/2016 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
am reducing meat intake, especially red at the moment. it is going to be a slow and steady progress. i am a work in progress, and feel that i am slowly moving towards a more progressive way of being. no rush. thx guys, appreciate your support.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

Lanie G
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   Posted 11/22/2016 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that is a healthy choice. Lots of articles around about red meat not being that good for us as a steady diet, as well as processed meat. In our house we're also eating less red meat. Sometimes I don't eat any meat at all a couple of days a week just because I don't have a taste for it. I eat more vegetables and greens and have been eating more nuts and seeds, too. Maybe I should change my name to Bunny. The Happy Bunny. :-)
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/22/2016 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
i like it. it has a nice peaceful and joyous tone. absolutely. i would be delighted if ya did.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

Lanie G
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   Posted 11/22/2016 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I love bunnies. :-)
Lanie
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/22/2016 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'
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