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Yoga - Sattvic Diet
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TolyoHeju

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April 14, 2008 - 8:12 am
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Namaskar Gurus,

I am confused about benefits or results of Yoga dieting. Please explain me how and why can Sattvic diet work? Why should peoples want to stick to this kind of eating habits? What to do with over weight students of Yoga? Thanking you for your help.

Om Shanti - Your Friend,

Tolyo

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Mrs.Faulkner

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I wouldn't recommend eating eggs at all. Even if they are labeled "cage-free" the chickens undergo immense amounts of pain, suffering and cruelty. They lay eggs over and over and then they are sent to a slaughterhouse. Eating eggs makes you a part of this cruelty. Also, for every egg laying hen that is caged or not, a male chick was killed.

Here is some more information about eggs for those who wish to know:

https://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/eggs.htm

https://www.farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/eggs/

https://www.vegsoc.org/info/laying.html

Hope this was helpful.

peace, love, yoga and viva la vegan!

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Hi Mrs. Faulkner,

What you wrote is true, but affordability is part of food choices. Some people can't afford to eat high quality vegan food. One bag at Whole foods cost me $79 last week. Also there is some indoctrination to eating. If I was raised on hot dogs, fried chicken, cheap hamburgers, sausage, ribs, and eggs it would be hard to sway me toward eating a vegan salad. If we are eating healthy, that's probably the best we can do in this economy. We're lucky to have a choice.

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Mila

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I don't eat animals or eggs, but this is interesting, because eating right isn't affordable for everyone. It's financially easier for the poor to buy a BK dollar deal than it is to eat the sattvic diet. Telling everyone how to live and what to eat, when they can't afford it is what makes yogis look like a bunch of fruit cakes. Want to make a difference? Karma yoga - giving out food and encouraging vegetarian options where whole foods has failed. Whole foods doesn't care about educating the poor or a vegan lifestyle. They just want you to pay top dollar.

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Hi Mila, Good points.

I guess eggs have to do when there is no money.

Another point - The homeless could use a healthy and balanced meal from the local food bank if that charity is still around. Some of the charities and food banks are closing for lack of funding. Now is the most needed time for karma yoga and contributions. Just before thanksgiving is a hard time for the homeless due to the cold, starvation, and being at the mercy of the elements without support.

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Mrs. Faulkner is right, but affordability of eating healthy puts the squeeze on the middle to lower class family budget.

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