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if Paramahansa Yogananda was a vegetarian, and taught that one should not overeat, why was he obese?

Posted by Mirveena

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Maybe sometimes people make good teachers or doctors because of their knowledge, but it doesn't always mean that they apply it to their own lifestyles. 
I don't think Paramahansa Yogananda ever advocated skinny over chubby or vice versa. I doubt he was as interested in the shape of one's body as he was in it's strength and overall well being. That been said, I think he was pretty healthy in that sense considering he could sit in the lotus posture and meditate for hours and do the exercises mentioned in his lessons. I believed he coined the term "propereatarian" to drive his point home. :) x
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