Losing weight on Shabbos

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    mench7513
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    I recently heard that you do not gain weight on Shabbos. Has anyone heard such thing, and does it make the least bit sense.

    #1087297
    WolfishMusings
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    Of course you gain weight on Shabbos. If I eat a pound of chulent, I have gained a pound (minus any fat burned in the activity of chewing, etc.). Does the chulent disappear the moment I swallow it?

    The Wolf

    #1087298
    scroller
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    See this Rashi from Beitza 16a: ???? ?????. ???? ?? ?????? ?????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????

    I believe this is a spiritual form of gaining weight it is referring to. When we eat something in this physical world it weighs us down spiritually. There is also much written about the spiritual pitfalls of over eating and eating fancy things. On shabbos though, this does not happen because we have an extra neshama.

    #1087299
    JustHavingFun
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    You can’t gain weight on Shabbos just like you don’t gain weight by finishing food from your kid’s plate. Also certain foods are exempt from contributing to weight gain on Shabbos: anything with chocolate, the third helping, herring, and [motzae’i Shabbos] melava malka food.

    Exercise is optional.

    #1087300
    Torah613Torah
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    What’s the point of eating on Shabbos if it won’t help you gain weight?

    #1087301
    Shopping613 🌠
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    1. You gain it Motzai Shabbos NOT on shabbos.

    This idea is from the thing that nothing bad happens to you on shabbos and doing a mitzvah, since eating on shabbos is a mitzvah.

    there are at least 7 threads on dueting and shabbos, there is no need for another one!

    #1087302
    147
    Participant

    You can’t gain weight on Shabbos especially these forthcoming 4 Shabbosses, being that Ramadan supersedes Shabbos, and many people out there will be fasting everyday for this month of Ramadan, hopefully not utilizing this as an excuse for an unholy war against us.

    #1087303
    flatbusher
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    Beats me why anyone would go to the trouble to resurrect a year-old post. Having said that, however, I have read more than once that a person who is dieting can have a “free day” without negative impact on dieting goals. Everything in moderation, but you can eat what you want.

    #1087304
    MDG
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    ” You gain it Motzai Shabbos NOT on shabbos.”

    That’s because you can’t use a scale on Shabbat, but you can weigh yourself after.

    #1087305
    rew
    Member

    If somebody looses weight and somebody else finds it, do they give it back because of Hashavas Avaidah??????

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