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by pirateman2k
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat at the same time every day?
Replies: 17
Views: 13557

Apparently, you can train yourself to get hungry at the same time. The mechanic is called ghrelin entrainment . I think it does help with good eating habits if you eat at (roughly) the same times every day.
by pirateman2k
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: The Public Humiliation Diet
Replies: 7
Views: 12127

The Public Humiliation Diet

I searched but didn't find anything about this here: This guy lost 60 lbs following something very like NoS. http://deadspin.com/5545674/the-public-humiliation-diet-a-how+to Note that there is cursing on this link. Look at his steps (my summary): 1. Weigh yourself daily and post it daily to twitter ...
by pirateman2k
Fri May 14, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Web Ranger?
Replies: 2
Views: 4777

I actually... did this. I bought a $50 treadmill and built a desk.

Not too bad, easy to get more exercise, and completely painless. Now I don't have to worry as much about my "web time". I was rangering 10,000 steps a day and increased to about 15,000 without trying.
by pirateman2k
Fri May 14, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Evening Luddite (My systematic approach to fixing sleep)
Replies: 10
Views: 12873

1. If you spend a lot of time playing online, setting a scheduled task to shut down the computer is helpful. (Windows: use the "shutdown" command with the appropriate switches). Mine has a 30 minute "lead" time so I have plenty of time to wind down. I just implemented this 3 weeks ago and it's been ...
by pirateman2k
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Other Good Diet Books That Work With The No S Diet
Replies: 55
Views: 18269

Favorite books right now are Good Calories, Bad Calories (science and history dense) and Mindless Eating (thanks Reinhard). I also like Eat Stop Eat by Brad Pilon--google for his websites if you're interested. I find that doing two 24 hour fasts a week capped with a regular N day dinner with three r...
by pirateman2k
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: A different exercise-related everyday system
Replies: 6
Views: 10141

Reminds me of "grease the groove". Can be very effective, especially if you pick a pet lift.
by pirateman2k
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: poverty diet
Replies: 9
Views: 6337

poverty diet

Thought this was interesting, especially this: No snacks, no desserts, no seconds, no big feasts, nothing. http://www.ecosalon.com/the-poverty-diet-need-to-lose-a-few-extra-pounds-consider-visiting-a-developing-country/ Related: http://onedollardietproject.wordpress.com/ Don't like the vegan slant, ...
by pirateman2k
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: New 21 day attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 5857

Any updates, mrsj?
by pirateman2k
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 148672

I'll go. This is my current list, based around this Men's Health article ( http://www.menshealth.com/men/health/heart-disease/cholesterol-reduction-without-statins/article/a017754dd54aa110VgnVCM10000013281eac ) on lowering your cholesterol with diet: Breakfast: Grapefruit plus hard boiled or scrambl...
by pirateman2k
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Too many books, not enough time
Replies: 0
Views: 4434

Too many books, not enough time

I have a silly system for reading, of all things. My problem is that I'm constantly buying new books, and I never finish my old ones. Here's the "finishing" system. I have a stack of 5 books next to my bed. These are the "current" books. I also have two folders next to my bed, both labeled "to read"...
by pirateman2k
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm back (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 5149

I like eat-stop-eat. It seems to work. ESE + NoS is a sensible combination, especially if you make sure your fasting days are followed by N days.

Make sure you have the NoS habit down before adding anything, and fasting followed by S days is a recipe for disaster, in my experience...
by pirateman2k
Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snacking "Expose" on Good Morning America Tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 5848

Starvation mode is the biggest lie that the diet industry has ever come up with, along with 'confusing" your "metabolism" and any other stupid excuse to over eat. When you haven't eaten for 72 hours, that's when fasting switches into starvation. Not eating for six hours? You might actually lose some...
by pirateman2k
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Web Ranger?
Replies: 2
Views: 4777

Looks like someone else has been experimenting with this:

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5557
by pirateman2k
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: New 21 day attempt
Replies: 4
Views: 5857

I'll join you. Day 1: 3/09- success-12,395 steps Day 2: 3/10-success-12,606 steps Day 3: 3/11-success-12,689 steps Day 4: 3/12-success-need to adjust pedometer: 13,399 steps ?! Day 5: 3/13-success-calibrated pedometer-14,317 steps. Day 6: 3/14-success-snowy and rainy today-11,123 steps Day 7: 3/15-s...
by pirateman2k
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breaking the night time snacking habit..any tips?
Replies: 31
Views: 12071

I'm just old enough to have grown up in a time where breakfast was cooked every morning at home and pancakes weren't saved for weekends. Few people had weight issues. I'll have to admit that I rarely make pancakes on weekday mornings, but it's because they're time-consuming to make (and also becaus...
by pirateman2k
Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: From 8 (9) to 12 (13) pounds
Replies: 13
Views: 10924

Josh--

That doesn't surprise me: think about it, you upped the weight by 50%!

That's a lot more effort per repetition.

Good job, keep it up, and don't be afraid to dial it back if you start getting extra sore.
by pirateman2k
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Breaking the night time snacking habit..any tips?
Replies: 31
Views: 12071

Having a ritual of "closing the kitchen" helps. Do the dishes, clean the counters, make a cup of herbal tea.

The kitchen is now closed, and no further eating is possible. If you are bored and looking for something to do, go to bed.

Incidentally, IMO, pancakes are OK, syrup is an S-day kinda thing.
by pirateman2k
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Recording Shovelglove activity on online sites (FitDay)
Replies: 3
Views: 5450

At a rough guess - chopping wood might come close.
by pirateman2k
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Other Good Diet Books That Work With The No S Diet
Replies: 55
Views: 18269

Paleo is the new Vegan . The truth is that people have gotten lean on high carb, low carb, vegetarian, meat, prepackaged, and all natural diets. It really doesn't matter as long as you figure out a way to eat fewer calories than you burn over a long period of time. That being said, I find eating re...
by pirateman2k
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Best time of day to walk for weight loss
Replies: 4
Views: 7211

Short answer is: All the time. Medium answer is: It doesn't matter. Long answer is too long for me to write out--but you burn the same amount of calories whether you walk in the morning, afternoon, evening, or the middle of the night. Timing this would only matter if you are a professional bodybuild...
by pirateman2k
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: LA Times "hot diet"
Replies: 15
Views: 25947

It's only a matter of time before they start telling us to just eat one big meal all day, never stopping. "If you stop eating at any point, your metabolism will slow down!" You have to get a constant stream of nutrients into the muscles. Otherwise, you're totally going to go catabolic, bro. Fact ch...
by pirateman2k
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: LA Times "hot diet"
Replies: 15
Views: 25947

RJ, don't you know that you HAVE to eat at least 6 meals a day or your metabolism slows down?

:roll:

There is more pseudoscience than science in weight loss these days.
by pirateman2k
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Supplementary exercises to go along with shovelglove?
Replies: 4
Views: 6647

Ross Enamait has some interesting ideas.
by pirateman2k
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal for IPOD Touch
Replies: 75
Views: 75148

Reinhard,

I would use it as well. I've been thinking of creating a "no weekday computer" habit, and this would help by giving me access to my habit cal.

Thanks.
by pirateman2k
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie, first workout today
Replies: 7
Views: 6402

Like the French Press:

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will work your triceps and grip nicely.
by pirateman2k
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick question! Tips appreciated!
Replies: 12
Views: 5694

IMO, this is a sweet and thus banned. Go look at the Jamba Juice website. A smoothie, picked totally at random--"Strawberries Wild" flavor, original size. 370 calories, 87g carbs--77grams of sugar! That's like TWO cans of Coke. Martin Berkhan says this: Never attempt to train yourself into a caloric...
by pirateman2k
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: on forming habits (short)
Replies: 2
Views: 6351

Yes. It's shocking when people post "tips" that are actually useful. Reminds me of something Merlin Mann said: Somewhere, a sad, obese man in pristine ASICS scarfs cookie dough over an unopened _Runner's World_, complaining that he needs more "tips." from http://twitter.com/hotdogsladies/status/1035...
by pirateman2k
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove & half squats
Replies: 7
Views: 5982

Protip:

Keep your abdomen tight to prevent injury--like you are bracing for a punch in the chops. This pressurization helps stabilize the spine and prevents damage. Very important when you're getting asymmetrical.

-p
by pirateman2k
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Some more motivation for our urban rangers
Replies: 3
Views: 8296

Some more motivation for our urban rangers

NPR had a good story on Morning Edition this morning about the benefits of moderate exercise . There's solid evidence that aerobic fitness ups the odds of living longer. Research suggests that just 30 minutes a day, five days a week can keep you fit...And raising your heart rate isn't as hard as you...
by pirateman2k
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: on forming habits (short)
Replies: 2
Views: 6351

on forming habits (short)

Hey all. Found this interesting. See the sidebar at the bottom. The first tip looks suspiciously like habitcal, the third like the 21 day challenge...
http://menshealth.coverleaf.com/menshea ... =103#pg103
by pirateman2k
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Gym training: strength building option
Replies: 3
Views: 4611

Here's what I found in one of Dan John's old "Get Up!" Newsletters. May be helpful for those who want to attempt the 40 day program Volume III, Issue 9 February 2005 Get Up! The Official Newsletter of the Lifting and Throwing Page 6 The “Forty Days†Workout Editor in Cheap Have you ever heard som...
by pirateman2k
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Gym training: strength building option
Replies: 3
Views: 4611

Another program that's good for building the habit of lifting weights: Note the following statement: "I often did this five days a week" Be wary, this program is so simple that you'll ignore its value. 1. For the next 40 workouts, do the exact same training program every day. (For the record, I find...
by pirateman2k
Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Gym training: strength building option
Replies: 3
Views: 4611

Gym training: strength building option

I thought I would post this for people who have access to a gym: it looks like it would mesh very well with the No-S concept (M-F) for people who are interested in strength. Perfect for building the gym habit. http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2008/12/18/pavel-8020-powerlifting-and-how-to-add-110...