Comes off as dismissive and negative. Idc either way I was just asking, and that was explained in the final sentence of my three sentence post.
Alan Watts is pretty fringe in both the U.S.-UK and Europe (despite both regions having hugely different styles), and a lot of academic philosophers don't really consider Watts to tackle philosophical issues. Many researchers of eastern philosophy even share the same opinion.
I agree that it's a bit snobbish, but unless you're interested in what Watts has to say, then that's fine because his goal is to learn about the philosophical discipline. Watts tends to focus more on lifestyle issues than traditional/contemporary philosophical issues, which means his work drifts into the pseudophilosophical lifestyle advice. Buglamp isn't wrong for not wanting to deal with that.
Here is some advice about how to lose weight (based on my personal experience).
First you need to buy a w33d scale like this :
And for each day you need to restrict yourself to :
- 2g of protein per kg of bodyweight (preferably poultry & fish/eggs, red meat only once per week)
- 150g of carbs per day (good quality carbs : whole grains, beans, seeds, nuts. Remember that processed carbs are evil, if it's white it's ain't right !)
- As much vegetables as you want (preferably with a good amount of fibers like green beans because it fills your stomach)
- Try to eat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil per day (for the good fats)
- You're allowed to do one cheat meal per week, I usually eat a cheeseburger and fries like this.
- Drink only water or tea, no sodas. You need to drink at least 1.5L of water per day. Before each meal I drink 40cl of water.
My day looks like this :
Homemade Oatmeal (30g of oats) and a fruit (an orange or 2 kiwis), If I'm in a hurry I drink a glass of orange juice instead but you should eat a fruit because they have more fibers and it helps fill your stomach. With that you can drink a good amount of green tea but I prefer rooibos (I don't like the bitter aftertaste of green tea, rooibos is more fruity). If you are a sweet tooth you can add stevia to your tea.
10 am :
a fruit, preferably what's in season and you can drink a glass of rooibos/green tea/water + stevia.
- Usually my main dish is 50% vegetables, 25% protein, 25% starchy food.
- low fat cream cheese for dessert (without sugar, I prefer to add jam or fruits by myself).
17pm : fruit + green tea/rooibos/water + cream cheese+ a bit of bread+jam
Most of the time It's Soup+ leftovers from lunch + stewed fruit for dessert
Aside from that you need to do cardio 3-5 times per week, I usually run 13km per week (3km of interval on monday and 10km of endurance on friday). If you haven't exercised since a long time, you should start progressively like 3km per week, you want to avoid injuries. Your goal is to be able to run for 35mn because after 35mn of cardio you burn more fats than sugar
Below is my gps data :
I also do badminton twice a week, and recently I started hitting the gym, I also swim once per week.
Thanks to healthy diet+cardio I lost ~28kg since november, I went from 115 to 87kg