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Huseng
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Metabolic rate

Post by Huseng » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:48 pm

Namdrol, in Tibetan Medicine how is metabolic rate viewed? Is it better to have a low or high metabolic rate?

My resting metabolic rate is around 2011 calories per day, but even then I still think I require far less than that. I can put on weight very quickly. I don't really need much food to get by.

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Re: Metabolic rate

Post by Malcolm » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Huseng wrote:Namdrol, in Tibetan Medicine how is metabolic rate viewed? Is it better to have a low or high metabolic rate?

My resting metabolic rate is around 2011 calories per day, but even then I still think I require far less than that. I can put on weight very quickly. I don't really need much food to get by.
If you put on weight quickly, this means, from our point of view, your metabolism is low.

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The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
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One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
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Re: Metabolic rate

Post by Huseng » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:03 pm

Namdrol wrote:
Huseng wrote:Namdrol, in Tibetan Medicine how is metabolic rate viewed? Is it better to have a low or high metabolic rate?

My resting metabolic rate is around 2011 calories per day, but even then I still think I require far less than that. I can put on weight very quickly. I don't really need much food to get by.
If you put on weight quickly, this means, from our point of view, your metabolism is low.

N
Is that generally okay for long-term health?

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Re: Metabolic rate

Post by Malcolm » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:31 pm

Huseng wrote:
Namdrol wrote:
Huseng wrote:Namdrol, in Tibetan Medicine how is metabolic rate viewed? Is it better to have a low or high metabolic rate?

My resting metabolic rate is around 2011 calories per day, but even then I still think I require far less than that. I can put on weight very quickly. I don't really need much food to get by.
If you put on weight quickly, this means, from our point of view, your metabolism is low.

N
Is that generally okay for long-term health?
Better to encourage your metabolism to be higher. Low metabolism leads to chronic cold diseases.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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