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    fruit juice is evil. unless you can refrain from drinking a liter of 100% juice a day.


    edit: i have read that fructose creates diabetes faster that equal amounts of industrial sugar. in my personal experience, drinking a liter of ananas saft every day for a month makes me gain a lot more weight than drinking 1.5 liter of cola. (of course both is bad, especially for concentration/add issues)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanook View Post
    fruit juice is evil. unless you can refrain from drinking a liter of 100% juice a day.
    Yes, you are right - fruit juice is largely water and sugar.

    So I have invested in a Vita-Mix blender and in it I put the whole fruit.

    So I get all of the flesh of the fruit and the seeds and the nutritious skin.

    So I get the pulp and the juice and all the vitamins and minerals.

    However blended fruit can become too sweet so I add some leafy green vegetables, and perhaps some nuts and sprouts, and even some oats and yeast.

    And so it is delicious and nutritious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Today I am going to start giving up reading while I eat.
    Um, may I ask - why???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    I guess it's a question of changing my habits.

    Margaret Mead said, "It is harder to change your diet than to change your religion".

    And it's true.

    So I am giving myself the best chance by giving up one habit so that I can replace it with another.
    I agree with Margaret.
    So you're going to replace drinking coffee with the habit of drinking juice.
    Juice can be very bad for you teeth. Do you know that?

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    you cant be serious about NOT replacing habits with better habits.
    human life is a habit. improving that habit is life as well.

    a glass of blended stuff must be a good thing...

    i wish they would sell vegetable juice that is not based on tomatoes, because i cant deal with them. mild allergy or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Um, may I ask - why???
    As a little boy in boarding school, on my free afternoons I would buy a double malted strawberry milkshake and very slowly sip it as I read a nineteenth century novel, like, "The Mill on the Floss".

    And I think from this time on, reading while I eat became a security blanket for me.

    The advantage is that I enjoy reading while I eat. And the disadvantage is that I am not mindful of what I eat - so I am inclined to eat anything.

    And to create a new habit takes 21 days.

    But during those 21 days, you must be consciously forming the habit - you must be mindful.

    But after 21 days the habit become second nature and there is no further need to think about it - that's what habits are for.

    And who knows, after 21 days, I might go back to eating and reading. But I find I am enjoying forming a new habit. And I am enjoying being mindful.

    So who knows, perhaps I will form the meta-habit of being mindful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcea rosea View Post
    I agree with Margaret.
    So you're going to replace drinking coffee with the habit of drinking juice.
    Juice can be very bad for you teeth. Do you know that?
    Yes, I don't drink juice. I drink blended whole fruit and vegetables in a powerful blender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    So who knows, perhaps I will form the meta-habit of being mindful.
    Ah. Something I can relate to - I had to do the same thing, but in very different circumstances and different reasons. Good luck with it then
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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Ah. Something I can relate to - I had to do the same thing, but in very different circumstances and different reasons. Good luck with it then
    Do tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Woah, dude. Talk about totally different worlds... it's like you're a total alien to me!

    Most of all, the part where you said "switched to making my own coffee in the mornings"!! Do you guys do anything for yourselves over that pond any more??

    Though, that sorta "all or nothing" approach is quite familiar to me from my own semi live in ISTJ... he tends to be the same. Either he allows himself something and then just totally gorges on it to unhealthy levels, or he "tee totals" it and has none at all. He just doesn't seem to get the concept of moderation. Or he gets it, but just oddly doesn't seem to possess the self-control of a Labrador sitting next to a bowl of steak when his master's back's turned... I say "oddly" because to all appearances and in most other things he appears ridiculously disciplined... but to my mind he's not... discipline that can't withstand a trial isn't discipline is it? I sometimes enjoy winding him up about that. About how actually, maybe me, the sloppy extravert and lazy laid back P to boot, you know, I'm more disciplined than him in fact and have stronger willpower, cos I can pick something up, have fun with it, then put it down again, whilst he doesn't seem to be able to do the putting down part until after it's destroyed him, hahaha

    /ramble
    I hate you. That last paragraph is one of the biggest problems in my life. I have an all or nothing approach to things that I really like. I have to make a strict plan to be able to handle moderation. Maybe this is just something I need to work on some more. It's part of being more P, I think?


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