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by phano
Tue May 27, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: fruit for dessert?
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

fruit for dessert?

This evening, I made broiled peaches for dessert. They were basted in a little bit of sugar, oil, cinnamon and rosemary. Yum! This got me thinking about having fruit for dessert on N-days. (I took today as an S.) For me, it was a very nice closure to the meal. I cleared the dinner dishes and served ...
by phano
Wed May 21, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: help with post-workout headaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

help with post-workout headaches

I've lost about 10 lbs so far (in five months), and now I'd like to step things up a bit, so I'm trying to work out more. So I rode the stationary bike in the garage for about 30 minutes. I had my music on and a book to read and felt good I'd done it and felt pretty good while doing it, too. But now...
by phano
Fri May 16, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NWS days
Replies: 25
Views: 10344

I think the difference between an NWS day and a failure is probably intention. So, if you decided that a day would be an S day for some special reason, you would be exempted from the rules. However, I would say you could certainly take a graduation as a retroactive S day. :) Congratulations on being...
by phano
Wed May 14, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: kids and snacking?
Replies: 15
Views: 7080

Now that I've thought a bit more, I realize that a lot of this advice is a good balance for me. I grew up with a pretty erratic schedule and little supervision over what I ate after school. I'm hoping to give my son better habits than I had. It sounds like a lot of people grew up with too much struc...
by phano
Wed May 14, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: kids and snacking?
Replies: 15
Views: 7080

Maybe my comment on not being a short-order cook sounded a little harsher than what I actually meant. We get him to have at least a bite of everything, then he can have more of what he really liked, if he's still hungry. But if he is in one of those "I hate everything" moods, I can't cater to that. ...
by phano
Tue May 13, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Night bingeing
Replies: 12
Views: 5542

Someone (wosnes, I think) has posted that flossing and brushing after a meal can help with curbing nighttime bingeing. I've definitely found that it helps me! So does having a good book to read and a nice cup of tea. Sheiler is right--licorice tea has a natural sweetness that can shut up sugar cravi...
by phano
Tue May 13, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a powerful habit
Replies: 8
Views: 4577

a powerful habit

Tonight my husband made a yummy dinner of kielbasa stew and macaroni and cheese. I was cleaning up after dinner (after a lovely, slowly savored plate), and there was a small amount of sauerkraut stew left at the bottom of the pot. I thought, "Well, it's so little. I'll just eat it instead of putting...
by phano
Sat May 10, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Being home has ruined me!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2607

You're ahead of the curve because you've realized that you have a problem and you're already starting to think about how to solve it. Yay for you! I'm not sure exactly what your issues are, but I know that moving is VERY stressful. Can you find non-food treats? Herbal tea has definitely helped me to...
by phano
Fri May 09, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No Loss after three weeks!
Replies: 21
Views: 9745

I've been doing this for five months . I recently weighed myself (after I noticed my pants were getting looser) and found I had lost 10 pounds. It takes time. Recently I've been re-reading French Women Don't Get Fat, and she says it takes about three months to get in the swing of new, healthier habi...
by phano
Fri May 09, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: kids and snacking?
Replies: 15
Views: 7080

kids and snacking?

I have a four year old son, and now that I've been no-Sing successfully for five months, I've started wondering about all the snacking that he does. He has a post-nap snack at preschool (I'm not sure what--crackers, probably), and usually some fruit or carrots while his dad and I are getting dinner ...
by phano
Wed May 07, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would YOU call Life Cereal a sweet?
Replies: 27
Views: 9082

I feed Life cereal to my son for breakfast, though I can't eat cereal for breakfast, since I get way too hungry hours before lunch. I guess if it keeps him going until lunch and doesn't induce a big desire for sweeter food, it's okay.
by phano
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: exam stress
Replies: 5
Views: 3786

Hi, BabyPrr I'm in school, too, and I struggle with eating while studying, too. I've noticed a couple of things: one is that I use eating as a short hand for a break. What I really need after reading xx pages or whatever is to get up, stretch, take a little walk or make a cup of tea or coffee (and f...
by phano
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oops!...unintentional binging
Replies: 15
Views: 8045

You might even think of a near-miss/small overage as a kind of success. After all, you did catch yourself before it went into crazy binge mode. That's a step in the right direction.

Best of luck!
by phano
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar in certain foods.
Replies: 3
Views: 3397

Hi there & welcome Actually it's "no sweets" that you need to watch out for, meaning cookies, cakes that sort of thing. I don't think ketchup or baked beans are covered there. Yogurt and cereal are probably okay for the most part too, though I would be careful of some of the stuff masquerading under...
by phano
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: pizza
Replies: 3
Views: 3921

pizza

I seem to have a problem with pizza. Usually the 'no seconds' rule is easy, because I feel satisfied at the end of my plate. But somehow with pizza, I don't really feel satisfied, even after several pieces. I would love to make it an S and just not eat it except on weekends, but the rest of the fam ...
by phano
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not really a N00b...
Replies: 4
Views: 4447

Plan ahead. Think about what you're going to eat for each meal. Be sure to have good food readily available for your meals so you won't resort to crappy snacks. Be sure to eat enough at each meal, so you can last til the next meal. Something my husband and I have really begun to enjoy is to go throu...
by phano
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice for Mom of 3 who need to eat?
Replies: 9
Views: 5797

Some people have suggested, in the context of treats at work, to wrap up a couple and save them for the weekend. While that's harder at home--you might have to literally hide the cookies to save them--it might be easier to hold out if you know that you're delaying the cookies rather than denying the...
by phano
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: quit smoking...falling down on NoS
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

quit smoking...falling down on NoS

I quit smoking. Today is my fourth day without a cigarette. I'm not having bad withdrawal symptoms, except being a bit hyper and feeling snacky. I was trying to limit myself to just a couple of ginger chews to get over the hump, but I completely lost it this afternoon and had a lot of snacks and a t...
by phano
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Oh Good Grief!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

"Think I'm going to have to swear off mcD's for a while. I got some for the kiddos and myself because I'm so burned out making meals and washing dishes, it's making me crazy." I know what you mean about just not wanting to wash dishes or cook one more stinking meal! Have you thought about sandwiches...
by phano
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unhappy s-ing Saturday
Replies: 1
Views: 2118

unhappy s-ing Saturday

Wanted to post to keep myself honest. It started Thursday night/Friday morning--stayed up until about 2 am grading exams. Exhausted Friday but had to teach that morning, and oddly not wanting to eat a decent breakfast. Had cereal and milk (which always seems to make me crash about an hour after I ea...
by phano
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Valentines S Day
Replies: 9
Views: 4688

Oh, yes, definitely an S Day. My husband and I got ice cream this afternoon. Yum!
by phano
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new and need help - weird schedule!
Replies: 10
Views: 5746

I have a difficult schedule, too, so I feel your pain! What really works for me is to have a small bowl (about 1 cup) of natural, full-fat yoghurt. Sometimes I mix in a bit of wheat germ or walnuts and a drizzle of honey or some fruit preserves. I really need the fat to get me through to lunch. Othe...
by phano
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My first day on the nosdiet
Replies: 18
Views: 9784

Yay for you that you realized what you were doing! And especially that you didn't give up.
by phano
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Here I go!
Replies: 8
Views: 4394

Not to introduce unnecessary complication, BUT a lot of people have posted that planning a special "S" treat or two has helped them not go crazy on S days. I've incorporated this from the beginning, and I find that it helps me continue to be more mindful of my food choices on S days. For instance, I...
by phano
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Willpower during TOM (time of month)
Replies: 16
Views: 8974

I just looked at the nutrition content on my dark chocolate stash (70% cocoa). Quite a high content of iron in one serving (25g). So maybe a chocolate craving is related to a need for iron. Apparently dark chocolate also has a high magnesium content. Here's a link: http://www.med.umich.edu/umim/clin...
by phano
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a "Newbie"!
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Welcome! Oh, a cook. You must deal with a ton of temptation! I guess the best advice is to start having respect for the rituals of eating. If you have to taste test something, fine, but don't pour a whole bowl or plate of it, unless you're about to eat YOUR meal. Think about how much better things t...
by phano
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning up after kids
Replies: 12
Views: 5415

I'm interested in this composting idea. Can you really put cooked food in it? We have a "green waste" trash bin--maybe we can put it in that. Thanks!
by phano
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unsupportive spouse
Replies: 18
Views: 11000

Wow--it sounds like you handled that a lot better than I would have! Good for you for responding rationally. Did your husband back down at all after you explained things to him? I can't really offer any advice, but it's great that you're seeing results in such a short period of time. Good luck to you!
by phano
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning up after kids
Replies: 12
Views: 5415

Cleaning up after kids

How do other people with children handle the inevitable fact that no matter how little you put on a kid's plate, he or she will leave 1/3 to 1/2 behind? I used to just eat it, but now I'm more aware of when I've had enough, and I don't want to eat beyond that. But it seems sort of wrong to just thro...
by phano
Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Have you learned anything about yourself from this diet?
Replies: 14
Views: 7438

Now that I'm doing No S, I feel like I have a lot more control over my life in general. I used to think that things happened to me--or at least act that way. "What are all those dishes doing in the sink? How is it that the dirty clothes hamper is overflowing? Why am I still carrying my pregnancy wei...
by phano
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A small triumph
Replies: 5
Views: 3703

A small triumph

Last night at midnight, my husband and I were both still up working, and he decided to make a snack. I sat at my desk, reading my article, and I could smell the lovely melted cheese and toasted tortilla in the kitchen. "Do you want one?" He asked me. "No thank you," I replied. It feels so good to be...
by phano
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you have planned this S-day?
Replies: 14
Views: 7646

I have a box of Its-it ice cream sandwiches in the freezer. I've been looking forward to having one all week! I think that makes them taste better.
by phano
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: N-day at home....
Replies: 2
Views: 2848

Good luck with your N@home! Maybe you could plan a non-caloric treat for the afternoon. A movie or a hot bath? I like the idea of a "service day" for MLK--much better than just mooching around all day.

Rachel
by phano
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what do we do instead
Replies: 12
Views: 6686

Thanks to everyone! I've been trying to identify times when I know I might feel lots of pressure, then have a kind internal dialogue and also have some nuts or a piece of fruit if I'm actually hungry. I really like the idea of doing something active--I've been trying to take a little walk outside or...
by phano
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what do we do instead
Replies: 12
Views: 6686

what do we do instead

of stress eating? I'm loving the no-S thing--I feel more in control and aware of my choices. But school starts back up on Monday, and I'm worried that I don't really have a substitute for stress eating, except maybe idly surfing the Internet, which usually just contributes to stress. What do veteran...
by phano
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's a darn bumpy wagon!
Replies: 4
Views: 4101

fruit for dessert?

I don't know if this is strictly in the rules, but you might think about doing fruit for dessert. Baked apples and poached pears use only the sweetness of the fruit itself (or a little wine). I find something like this shuts up cravings for the super sweet stuff.

--Rachel
by phano
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: stop/reduce smoking system?
Replies: 13
Views: 28083

stop/reduce smoking system?

Hi, I was wondering of there's a system to quit or reduce smoking? My husband likes the everyday system idea and wondered.

Thanks!
by phano
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: any advice for a grad student?
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

any advice for a grad student?

Hi there, I've been lurking here for about a year and finally decided to join. I'm a grad student with a toddler son. Last year, I FINALLY lost all my baby weight. But, we moved this fall and over finals, I had to write four papers (and grade about 100). So, with all that to do, I was staying up way...