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by Ray E.
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Calorie Restriction or Exercise for Sustained Weight Loss ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4666

I agree. As a college athlete and long time exerciser, excessive exercise just increases the appetite and also gives one the feeling that they can eat more since they just worked out. I read something that 60 min. of high level aerobic exercise burns ~450 cals. That's the equivalent of a few cookies...
by Ray E.
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: New Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 9126

It has been a while, but I wanted to update my routine: Three days per week, some rep variation of the below exercises, with the reps I used this morning. This took me 14:35 to complete. If I can get this time down to 14 minutes, I'll go through again with 7 reps. If I can do 21-14-7 with both arms ...
by Ray E.
Mon May 04, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Reinhard's current routines (Jan 2008)
Replies: 11
Views: 17635

This is essentially what I do. I SG three days/week and do kettlebell swings the other two. I enjoy the change. I was doing burpees the other two days, but got to the point I dreaded them so I switched to something challenging that I actually enjoy. I intersperse pull-ups and chin-ups whenever I pas...
by Ray E.
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Anyone tried/heard of SuperSlow?
Replies: 5
Views: 11214

Superslow

I tried it too and agree with what Reinhard wrote. One other point, it's virtually impossible to get the results they advertise without having a workout partner pushing you beyond the point of exhaustion. If you workout alone, you'll stop well short of this point because it is extremely painful. Tha...
by Ray E.
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: New Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 9126

I agree. I like to keep my workouts to 20 min., or less. The way I see it is if I can increase the amount of work I do in this time period, I must be stronger and better conditioned. I've worked out consistently since high school, rowed crew in college and have tried to stay in shape, but exercise i...
by Ray E.
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: New Routine
Replies: 0
Views: 5362

New Routine

Thanks for the kind words. I'm no animal, just someone who enjoys exercising regularly. I really like Shugging, but five days/week is too much for me so breaking it up with something like burpees seems to be working. Regardless of exercise, diet control is still the key.

Ray
by Ray E.
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: New Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 9126

New Routine

I have been interested in picking up a shovel glove and using this as an exercise, but always seem to do something else. Four weeks ago I started a M, W, F shovel glove and Tu, Thu Burpee routine. My shovel glove routine is: 25 reps drive fence posts 25 reps churn butter 25 reps shovel 21 reps flip ...
by Ray E.
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exercise and this diet
Replies: 13
Views: 5755

This runs counter to conventional wisdom, but exercise is a horrible form of weight control. I'm not saying exercise isn't good- it is! It's great for your heart, lungs, mental well being, etc., but simply is not very good for weight control because the amount of calories you burn are fairly low. I ...
by Ray E.
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Less Meat
Replies: 17
Views: 6004

Interesting article. This is what Clarence Bass has done for decades and he looks fantastic at ~70 years old. His site has very good eating (I hate the word dietary) information that really conforms with much of what Reinhard has written.

http://cbass.com/


Ray
by Ray E.
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Choices
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Food Choices

I read this message board a couple of times per week, but don't post much. One comment I read over and over is how much "fat" certain food items have. Reinhard mentions in his book (and essay) how different foods and food groups go in and out of style being bad for us (e.g., fat, cards, hydrogenated...
by Ray E.
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Losing weight, but not building habit
Replies: 5
Views: 3573

Sounds to me like you've developed some pretty good habits. You don't snack between meals, you eat single plate servings with improved food quality and you lost weight. If your only weakness is after dinner snacking, and you're aware of this, then it most likely a matter of time before you'll be abl...
by Ray E.
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Macronutrients
Replies: 1
Views: 2213

Macronutrients

Reinhard, Do you consciously eat your meals with macronutrients in mind? In other words, do you guesstimate the number of grams of protein (for example) you want to eat each day, or do you simply eat one plate of food and call it a meal? The reason I ask is because we're innundated with how many gra...
by Ray E.
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How did your Easter Weekend go? Here's my Easter-Disaster:
Replies: 12
Views: 4701

Karina, I wouldn't worry about it. You did what S-days are designed for and are now eating appropriately on N-days. Over time, your S-days will become less like "bingefests" since the habit of eating 3x/day will be normal and you'll know that the next S-day is right around the corner. I've only been...
by Ray E.
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is Anybody Else A........
Replies: 13
Views: 6468

I'm a fairly boring eater too: eggs & fruit for breakfast PB&J, veggies (raw peppers and carrots usually) and fruit for lunch meat, veggies and bread for dinner I know what fills and satiates me so this type of eating suits me. If you ever read any of Clarence Bass's stuff (cbass.com) you'll see he ...
by Ray E.
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Nutrisystem portion control
Replies: 14
Views: 6412

I can't prove this, but I'd guess that most people who maintain their weight on NoS and do have weight to lose, don't follow it to the letter. Not to preach, but if I'm not limiting my eating to three meals a day with no snacks and no desserts (except on S days), then I'm not following NoS. I'm foll...
by Ray E.
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I went awol for a couple of crazy weeks. Discouraged.
Replies: 11
Views: 6341

I'll add my $0.02 on the potty training...we have six and the single best method for us was to remove their diapers when they were around 2.5 years old and getting them to the potty when it looked like they needed to go. Obviously, you'll be cleaning up, but within three days they were potty trained...
by Ray E.
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults
Replies: 6
Views: 13915

Interesting. Very similar to what my business partner and I do at work for breakfast and lunch (if we're not entertaining clients). The dry cereal and oatmeal part is easy, but have our own refrigerator, so a can of tuna fish, mayo, with some fruit, veggies and nuts make a quick, convenient. Co-work...
by Ray E.
Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do I determine the weight that's best for me?
Replies: 7
Views: 4884

Here is a web site that has optimal height and weight information along with other weight lifting type of information. I'm not sure about the BMI and whether it is an accurate indicator, but the other weight tables from insurance companies are probably good. The reason I think so is they use weights...
by Ray E.
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: On gaining and losing the same 3 lbs.... over and over again
Replies: 6
Views: 3911

Kevin, nice answer! I would only add that it will take a modicum of discipline to stay with any diet, though No-S requires less "noticable" discipline because as time goes by it becomes such a natural habit. (Reinhard explains the whole habit thing in great detail on his No-S description page.) Stic...
by Ray E.
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much weight have you lost on NoS?
Replies: 23
Views: 10595

I've lost 10 - 11 lbs. in two months, or so, with about 10-15 lbs. to go. I'm giving myself a 5 lbs. fudge factor.

Ray
by Ray E.
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13127

No-S for me is simply eating three meals each day with the understanding each meal needs be substantial enough to get me to the next meal, without exceeding one plate of food. The problem today is people are so spun up over protein, carbs, fat, glycemic index, etc., that meals become like fillups at...
by Ray E.
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Greetings! New! Excited! Have to eat out 2x's/day:0! Advice!
Replies: 13
Views: 6174

Kevin, your way of eating is better, no doubt about it and people will definitely get better results eating this way. One plate will at least minimize the damage! :D
by Ray E.
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Greetings! New! Excited! Have to eat out 2x's/day:0! Advice!
Replies: 13
Views: 6174

I think that if the fries fit on a physical plate, then it's OK. Is it healthy? Obviously not, but it still comports to the one physical plate of food rule. Over time this will become less of an issue as you realize a fast food lunch doesn't satiate your appetite very well and you'll switch to healt...
by Ray E.
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Some observations
Replies: 13
Views: 5992

I agree with Reinhard on this. My appetite between meals isn't really an issue any longer. It's probably a combination of better meals and not training my body to expect a between meal snack. We've been brainwashed for so long that if we don't eat something every 2-3 hours, our bodies may waste away...
by Ray E.
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sweets
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

I think this will become less of a problem as you're time on NoS continues. What I mean by this, using me as an example of one, is the more time you spend not eating sweets and snacks, the less you will crave them. I've been doing this successfully (no failures) since right before Thanksgiving and h...
by Ray E.
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Shamrockmommy's Daily Checkin
Replies: 50
Views: 19822

My wife's appetite increased greatly whenever she was breast feeding. She's not a big snacker, but she would three meals that were very filling. She also drank quite a bit of milk and water during these times. Maybe drinking a large glass of milk as a snack will tide you over between meals? You cert...
by Ray E.
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S and Alcohol
Replies: 8
Views: 4870

I stay with the two drink rule, but don't worry about whether I'm drinking a beer, glass of wine, or margarita. I doubt there is much damage you can do from two drinks, unless all you drink are of the fruity, mixed variety (daiquiris, margarita's, etc.). If this is the case, then make them S day dri...
by Ray E.
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Book Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Thanks for the welcome Reinhard. I read an overview of Mindless Eating at Clarence Bass's site. Interesting, but not too surprising just how much people eat while giving it no thought.

I really enjoy the site here and dialogue.

Ray
by Ray E.
Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Book Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3718

Interesting Book Review

I've been lurking for quite a while so I thought I'd join the discussion if I could add something worthwhile. I've been following the No S since this fall and at this point it's as automatic as getting dressed in the morning. If you can make it through a month, I'm convinced you can make it part of ...