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The Shaolin Diet

Discussion in 'Healthy Eating and Nutrition' started by MotjClan, May 26, 2004.

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    MotjClan

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    What do Shaolin Temple Monks mainly eat in there day to day life

    How many a times a day do they eat

    Does there diet reflect their martial training/abilities

    TIA
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    does it matter...half hour later they are hungry again

    (sorry Allen could't help that one) :rolleyes:
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    LOL agira!



    Seriously, for details on the monks' life, try http://www.russbo.com, this guy goes to Shaolin every year to train.



    From what I've read, the basic monk's diet is 3 meals a day, mostly rice & vegetables. shaolin warrior monks were exempted from the meat prohibition by an emperor's decree, so they can eat meat (to build strength), but it's not common, and even then they eat it in small amounts. You certainly won't see a monk chowin' down on a medium rare porterhouse at Outback.
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    eh thanks for the post Sammy...

    and i guess that its gonna be a challenge for me in the shaolin temple....i loves my medium rare steak, BBQed to perfection!!!!!!
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    I guess I'm already on the Shaolin Diet....I only eat vegetables and rice...ha ha.



    God bless,



    ~Shisouka
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    There is a restaurant at the hotel where you stay at Shaolin. Its a bit plain but it is is cheap and they feed you good amounts. If you can order it at any Chinese restaurant you can get it here. They are very big on the chillies.

    As there are a lot of tourist that pass by you can also shop at the street vendors around the village.



    There is also a grocery shop at the main school. Again the prices are fair.



    Food is not the problem. It is saving enough muscle from fatigue so you can still crawl down the stairs to get to the food!

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