Why Buddhist Tibetans eat meat

Juicy beef dumplings

This photo shows the national dish of Tibet – “sha momos” or juicy beef dumplings. It is similar to the “xiao long bao”, a dumpling popular with many Chinese.

The NY Times reported that Tibetans are “great lovers of meat” despite being “Buddhists, who would avoid taking a life.”

It is evident that the Tibetans, in their infinite wisdom, have stumbled upon the benefits of a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. Meat provides them with the energy to survive in the harsh Tibetan climate.

A low-carb diet also makes hunger pangs a thing of the past. As quoted in the NY Times article:

“It’s strange, but when we eat rice with our food,” she said, “we find that we are hungry again soon afterwards.”

My personal experience bears this out. I have been on a low-carb diet for the better part of 10 months now, and I no longer get hungry between meals. In fact, I don’t really feel hungry at all.

When it’s time to eat, I only feel a slight discomfort that signals me to get food. No more desperate, gnawing, hollow sensation in my stomach that used to drive me to grab a quick snack at 430pm.

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