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by davestarbuck
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recipes from the Great Depression (The first one)
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Recipes from the Great Depression (The first one)

Check it out...


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Miss Clara reminds me of my Gram so much!!! Great stories as well!!!!


-Dave
by davestarbuck
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The "Musical Fruit" haha :)
Replies: 18
Views: 12222

I can't resist....

Pull my finger!!!!!!!


Juvenile I know....

:twisted:

-Dave
by davestarbuck
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Be careful of unleashed animals when you are out walking...
Replies: 26
Views: 7970

I'd like to start off by saying that I love dogs... But this type of situation is one reason why I always have a handgun with me when I'm out walking (l have a concealed weapons permit). I've only been close to needing it once, when 3 very aggressive rotwiellers came running toward me from behind th...
by davestarbuck
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Designated Pocket and Cube of Forth
Replies: 6
Views: 15336

I have a small bust of Sherlock Holmes that I throw my stuff in (keys,phone,pocket knife, etc.). If I don't grab it from there in the morning that item will absolutely not be on my person when I need it.. Now that I think of it, it's a bit ironic that I use Sherlock to help me organize, as his apart...
by davestarbuck
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: VSNFA: Very Serious Nonfood Addictions
Replies: 5
Views: 9064

I quit smoking. I simply stopping buying cigarettes....'Twas easy for me...


-dave
by davestarbuck
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Podcast 35: Mods & Tweaks Trilogy 1:To Tweak or Not to T
Replies: 12
Views: 23363

I did the no starches on s day tweak for a while, but I found it to be unsustainable for me. I'm back to PVNS (plain vanilla no s).

-dave
by davestarbuck
Mon May 11, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S failure
Replies: 17
Views: 6207

I subscribe to the F.I.D.O principle. That is F**K It Drive On". Sorry to be so vulgar :oops: So what if you got off habit a little bit? Believe me, I've done the No S thing for a while, lost over 60 lbs, and I haven't been at all perfect. Your goal should be to become more and more consistent with ...
by davestarbuck
Fri May 08, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else aiming for 10%?
Replies: 10
Views: 4437

My only goal is to weigh less on Jan 1 of every year until I get to my optimum weight. So far I've gone from 280 lbs to now holding at 216. That is 64 lbs in the last 2 years. More than 10%. And I've never felt any pressure to meet my goal. I just cleaned up my eating, and started exercising more......
by davestarbuck
Fri May 08, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 pounds to lose group
Replies: 136
Views: 46327

Count me in too!!!!! I started at 280, now holding at 216!!!! I'm going to get down to 170 or so... There is no want here, I will... My diet is very squared away. It was the habit that took me the longest time, going on 3 years. EDIT: I'll include my typical menu Breakfast: 2-3 Eggs, scrambled with ...
by davestarbuck
Fri May 08, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Artificial sweeteners
Replies: 25
Views: 8453

I use Splenda because it's the closest to sugar. It's an isomer of sucrose, which means it's a mirror image molecule. Thus it triggers our taste buds, but it won't fit in the enzymes that transport sucrose into the blood stream. We don't absorb it, and it has no caloric impact nor causes any insulin...
by davestarbuck
Fri May 08, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Observation of other dieters
Replies: 23
Views: 7685

All of the over weight ladies at my work are on Weight Watchers. They are losing weight but not eating in a very healthy manner. I just try to get them to eat an apple or some almonds rather than the next "diet bar" or a nice salad with meat or boiled egg instead of the salt laden frozen meals. I ha...
by davestarbuck
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Virtues of Oatmeal (and a question)
Replies: 28
Views: 9993

Hmmm,, I guess I'm weird. I never cook oatmeal. Just put some milk , nuts, or almond butter, a bit of honey and eat it "raw". I also prefer steel cut oatmeal or old fashioned, I never eat quick oats BLEEECH!!!!

-dave
by davestarbuck
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Depression Era Cooking
Replies: 100
Views: 66293

It's funny,, But this the kind of food my family ate a lot. Onions,peppers,potatoes, throw in some eggs,hotdogs, or SPAM (mmmm...SPAM). Must be because I grew up in potato country in northern Maine..... Oh and in New England there are only 3 official spices; salt,pepper, and ketchup!!!! :P . -Dave
by davestarbuck
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm crabby and irritable when I'm too hungry
Replies: 9
Views: 6445

I beat hunger pains by cutting out all processed carbs and grains and tubers. on N days. I eat only non starchy veggies,fruits,meats, and nuts. No bread,taters,dairy etc. On S days I'll indulge in a little homebaked bread or pizza etc... It works... But if you try you may have to cut out the carbs s...
by davestarbuck
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Today,hunger has pushed me "off the wagon"
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

I too had INTENSE hunger pains.. I gave up eating all processed carbs, including bread,pasta,rice etc. during N days. S days I ate what I wanted. I also started doing some intermittent fasting during N days. I do this randomly. I'll go 16-18 hours without food, and break the fast by eating a large m...
by davestarbuck
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: No S diet results (some pictures)
Replies: 14
Views: 26082

Thanks everyone!!!!

Your encouragement is MUCH appreciated. It makes me want to try that much harder to keep on going!!!!

I'll post my latest pics ASAP!!!!

-Dave
by davestarbuck
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: No S diet results (some pictures)
Replies: 14
Views: 26082

No S diet results (some pictures)

Starting at 280 lbs (give or take), picture was from 2005 but started No S in 2007... http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f74/davestarbuck/101_0061.jpg During at 230 lbs, September 2008 http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f74/davestarbuck/photo.jpg I'm now holding at 215 lbs due to adding "starches" as ...
by davestarbuck
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A month of No S and I've gained over six pounds!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8644

I hate to break it to you, but you may have to permanently alter the foods you eat, in order to lose weight. I suggest eating nothing but meat,leaves,berries and nuts for a couple of days to see how that agrees with you. No dairy,sugar, or grains. That is treating starches like an S. Something like ...
by davestarbuck
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating like a caveman or starches as an S, working for me
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Eating like a caveman or starches as an S, working for me

Hey all, Like the title says I'm getting great results with adding starches to my no S paradigm. I've gone from tight 38" pants to very loose 38" pants in one month, and I have gotten stronger,quicker and have been sleeping better ever since I started. My scale weight went from 230 lbs to 220 lbs bu...
by davestarbuck
Sat May 03, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gave up last week due to 6 pound weight gain... any ideas?
Replies: 38
Views: 11654

Throw out the damn scale...

-dave
by davestarbuck
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: actual weight loss
Replies: 16
Views: 6507

I started last year at 278 lbs in April, by Xmas I was 247. Jan 1 started at 247, I'm now 225. You just get more consistent as you go along. Because I've been very consistent with my eating habits I've done this without much exercise as I hurt my lower back in March and I'm giving it lots of time to...
by davestarbuck
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Learning to balance
Replies: 22
Views: 9390

I usually have oatmeal and an omelette :P . Or an omelette and whole wheat toast, or oatmeal and cottage cheese (mixed together yum!!!). I'm a carnivore by nature and protein always comes first in my meal planning. If I eat breakfast at 6 am, I won't be hungry until 1 pm or so.... Depending on how m...
by davestarbuck
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: help, need kindness
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

I've been down that path as well, and I've found that simple meditation helps a lot. I'm not talking about some mystical Shaolin monk type of thing, but taking time to sit in a quiet place, and listening to what my mind is telling me. Some deep breaths, then I focus my thoughts on what positive thin...
by davestarbuck
Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda
Replies: 18
Views: 9372

elizabeth333... Rodent metabolism is markedly different than that of humans. Until this is proven in human beings I'll stick by my belief that bad habits are more likely to make you overweight than artificial sweeteners. Everything in moderation.... People who drink multiple diet sodas per day and e...
by davestarbuck
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Metabolic Syndrome Is Tied to Diet Soda
Replies: 18
Views: 9372

Don't believe everything on the internet... The artificial sweeteners are safe... in moderation. I use sucralose a bit because it's the closest chemically to sucrose. I'm not surprised about the findings of the study.. Some people rely on diet crap like diet cola and Snack Well cookies and all that ...
by davestarbuck
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The question every newbie asks...
Replies: 12
Views: 6409

As I've gotten more and more consistent with my habits, I found that my S-days are fewer and farther apart. For instance I just spent a long weekend at Disney World with my girlfriend. I didn't feel the need to splurge at all during the trip, I just ate my 2-3 healthy meals every day and walked abou...
by davestarbuck
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you have planned this S-day?
Replies: 14
Views: 6695

I had a Snickers bar.....

Boring I know, but I love my Snickers

Other than that regular meals for me....


-Dave
by davestarbuck
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soda Drinks
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

I gave up sugared sodas in 2005. I lost 30 lbs by just not drinking soda (290lbs to 260 lbs) and kept it off. I drink water,coffee (black), beer,tea(unsweet as we say in the south),wine, rum and whiskey in that order. Mostly water and coffee, sometimes a nip of rum or whiskey finds it's way into the...
by davestarbuck
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What does everyone eat for lunch?
Replies: 24
Views: 10649

Meat and cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread,mayo,mustard, spinach 1 1/2 handfuls of raw veggies (cucumbers,tomatoes,radishes,peppers) 1 piece of fruit or fat free no sugar added yogurt 20 or so almonds It's alot of food but I'm a bit above average in the muscle dept and I need a lot of fuel to kee...
by davestarbuck
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Medicine making weight loss difficult
Replies: 7
Views: 3933

Davestarbuck, Glad you are a pharmacist. I do have a question. My heart rate still raises more than I am comfortable with while doing even things like cleaning house. (120-130). When I emailed my cardiologist about this and told him I hope to start exercising again soon, he felt that I should up my...
by davestarbuck
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Medicine making weight loss difficult
Replies: 7
Views: 3933

Walking will also reduce your blood pressure, which is what I assume you are taking the beta blocker for.

Btw, I'm a pharmacist, so any medication questions, fire away!!!!

Dave
by davestarbuck
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hey this stuff works!!! Some encouragement (hopefully)
Replies: 2
Views: 2649

Hey this stuff works!!! Some encouragement (hopefully)

Hey all, New guy here!!! I stumbled across the "Everyday Systems" site by complete accident a couple of days ago, and found the No S diet. I have to say Mr.Engels has a wonderful gift of expressing common sense in words!!! I've actually gone from 272 lbs to 234 lbs starting April 16 of this year, fo...