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by BrightAngel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starving yourself into longevity doesn't even work
Replies: 8
Views: 8843

Re: Starving yourself into longevity doesn't even work

A quote I recently heard seems to apply here:

"If I could only get back the years that I spent trying to extend my life."
by BrightAngel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 80 year old lady no loss
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: 80 year old lady no loss

It is a common assumption that there are very few morbidly obese people older than 65, but you might be surprised to learn how many "healthy" morbidly obese older people there are here in the world. The anti-fat bias in our society often causes people to believe and state things that just aren't tru...
by BrightAngel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4050

Re: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?

There are lots of "health-at-every-size" people, and "size-acceptance" coaches that can be found online who are working to help people with that issue. Buut the world, and especially our own current western culture, has a severe anti-fat bias, to which all of us are exposed to continually every sing...
by BrightAngel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4050

Re: Does the obesssion with food go away with Nos?

For Me, personally, the answer is No. My own belief is that it is necessary to lose the weight obsession before the food obsession goes. According to current research, if we can actually stop caring about our own size, and whether we are fat or thin, thoughts of food and it's importance in our life ...
by BrightAngel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 80 year old lady no loss
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: 80 year old lady no loss

Yes. Due to increasing age, and decreasing activity often due to aging, our metabolism becomes a bit lower every year, which means that in order to even stay the same weight, we need to take in a bit less food every year. For most weight-challenged older people, it is a chore to keep from gaining we...
by BrightAngel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Re: BrightAngel check-in

After re-reading the anti-snacking sections of the No S Diet book for about the millionth time, I dropped by the forum to see how folks are doing here. I was pleased to see a few of my old friends have made some recent comments. Then I looked up my old thread and found out I hadn't updated here for ...
by BrightAngel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Tex Ark Check In
Replies: 230
Views: 74850

Re: Tex Ark Check In

Hi Tex Ark. Dropped by to check out the forum, and was glad to see you here again.
by BrightAngel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 1000754

Re: oolala53

I just re-read the anti-snacking portions of the No S book again for what seems like the millionth time. Dropped by to check on a few people, and was happy to see you here. Snacking has always been a giant problem for me, and my plan for today is to limit my food to 3 small saucer meals. :D
by BrightAngel
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 1000754

oolala53 wrote: Gawd I love to hear myself write.
I, also, love to hear you write. :D
by BrightAngel
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 1000754

Just wanted to let you know that I always enjoy reading your thoughts. :)
Thanks for sharing them.
by BrightAngel
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1763
Views: 959828

:P I believe that we each have to find our own way;
that it's not a one-size-fits-all-world;
people are different from each other;
and although every diet works for SOME people,
no diet works for ALL people.

I think it's great that you are willing to keep trying new things.
by BrightAngel
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 1000754

Scale and size acceptance thoughts

Great Post. :D
by BrightAngel
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Throwing Out Nutrition Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 11494

Re: Throwing Out Nutrition Rules

What really cured me of worrying too much about it was a comment by a favorite writer of mine about humans and their adaptability. The comment was, " Humans can stay alive where a goat would starve. " True. And while there is a difference between surviving and thriving, I am really increasingly of ...
by BrightAngel
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Ironchef Testimonial - 3 Years on No S
Replies: 8
Views: 10043

Great Job!!! :D
by BrightAngel
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC Check- In (11/12/15 start)
Replies: 11
Views: 7053

Good to See You.

Hi, even with a small gain, it looks like you are still doing well, overall. :D
by BrightAngel
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sanity restored.
Replies: 5
Views: 5034

Just had to add this as it came up on another page. Not an ad! Just presenting a book title proposed to me in an email. Thou Shalt Not Eat: How Diet Gurus and the Media Use Bad Science to Make You Fat, Fearful, and Coming Back for More . oolala, This book was free on Kindle for me. I read it, liked...
by BrightAngel
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

My Latest No S Experiment

Image

Hi Guys,
I’m including No S in my latest personal diet experiment.
For details SEE:

http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v& ... Boundaries
by BrightAngel
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit or Hobby
Replies: 4
Views: 4499

I think Brightangel might agree that calorie counting (and all it takes to adhere to limits) is a hobby, since her site is called Diet Hobby. I got to the point at which I thought of it as a part-time job, not a hobby. Just unpaid. I'm a bit of a hypocrite in that I've spent just about as much time...
by BrightAngel
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intuitive eating
Replies: 33
Views: 23857

Intuitive Eating is -- Eat only when you are Hungry...then eat whatever food you want....but only until you are Satisfied, not Full. It is impossible to eat Intuitively without Mindfulness. Actually... it requires LESS MINDFULNESS to eat 3 one-plate meals with no snacks daily. Mindfulness is require...
by BrightAngel
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's check-in (11/18/14 start)
Replies: 62
Views: 28181

Hi, KCCC. :wink:
by BrightAngel
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: very frustrated
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

Re: very frustrated

leafy_greens wrote: There's nothing wrong with thinking about what you want to eat next,
as long as you don't eat food every time you think about it.
Good Advice. :lol:
by BrightAngel
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Surprise!
Replies: 16
Views: 8042

Weight loss is very unlikely to replace the pleasure and role of food. If it did, then no one would start refeeding and gain the weight back. Only pleasure in the new lifestyle and other behaviors, . . . . and "thinking" is a behavior, . . . . can replace the quick and easy fix of food. So Very Tru...
by BrightAngel
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm New and gaining
Replies: 8
Views: 4959

Though Reinhard doesn't talk overtly about true hunger, it is certainly implied that eventually, you will often be hungry for your meals and not be too full when you finish them. This will eventually be true on S days, too. You may have to purposely adjust the ratio of light and heavy foods or use ...
by BrightAngel
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Time to De-Lurk
Replies: 15
Views: 8637

oolala, good post. :P
by BrightAngel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 1000754

The group is vegetarian, so you can imagine. I got no problem in an atmosphere like this. My polenta with veggies stewed in tomato sauce and white beans over my salad greens isn't that far off from meals I'd make myself. I find your reaction to the eating experience in a vegetarian group interestin...
by BrightAngel
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 20
Views: 11209

Re: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.

It's very similar to NoS so I hope you don't mind me sharing. I've been lurking here for a while but didn't want to post because I'm not actually on the NoS diet. Good Job, :) Sounds like you have a great plan for yourself. Over the years there have been quite a few people who've posted modified pl...
by BrightAngel
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

herbsgirl wrote:Back from vacation and back on track! I have been counting bites close to 8 1/2 months now!

Todays weight 148.4 lbs

Inside 5 lb Maintenance Range of 144.5 to 149.5
Herbsgirl, Congratulations
on your Vacation and overall bite-counting success.
:D
by BrightAngel
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

ironchef, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on that Diet Review. Yes, certainly the waste issue could well be a sticking point for that way-of-eating, ... or way-of-not-eating. Many people and societies consider wasting food a moral issue. The abundance of food available to us here in our present cu...
by BrightAngel
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 8766

wosnes wrote:There's a lot of pseudoscience out there.
There's also a lot of personal opinion injected into shaky science.
wosnes, So True! :lol:
by BrightAngel
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

oolala53 wrote:I wonder if you've ever considered it worth your while to determine
a reason why the threads of some of the least successful members on this board
get 10-20 times more attention than others.
oolala,
That's a really interesting issue.
I'll need to think about that awhile. :lol:
by BrightAngel
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

:wink: CAUTION: :wink:

http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v&nid=1042

Some might consider this article to be Supportive of Eating Disorders,
so read at your own risk.
:P
by BrightAngel
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Started! This is hard
Replies: 13
Views: 7376

oolala53 wrote:BrightAngel, you can step in anytime with your manta about "hard."
:P
Losing Weight is Hard.
Maintaining Weight-Loss is Hard.
Being Fat is Hard.
Choose your Hard!
by BrightAngel
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

herbsgirl wrote: I am all about whatever helps me stick to it long term
I agree with you totally. :)
by BrightAngel
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Weight-loss is Hard.
Weight-loss Maintenance is Hard.
Being Fat is Hard.
Choose Your Hard.


SEE: http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v&nid=1030
by BrightAngel
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

I know you're familiar with that 5-bite diet Theory about consistent volume = little hunger. In the past, have you experimented with making all meals the same size volume? It looks like your choice is to vary the volume of the food in your meals, small breakfast, mid-size lunch, larger dinner. I'm ...
by BrightAngel
Mon May 26, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet soda
Replies: 22
Views: 9988

Re: Diet soda

I have a long battle with diet soda. I really want to quit but never seem to be able to. I'm toying with the idea of including the soda in the no sweets, no snacks, no seconds list. Sounds like a bad idea to me. A waste of a potential modification. Hear or read what Reinhart's podcasts have to say ...
by BrightAngel
Fri May 23, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Here is something that I Previously posted on the general Thread, [/b] "What would you say to your younger self?" I was a normal weight child with a very obese paternal grandmother, and my parents were very afraid that I would "take after her". They taught me that being "fat" was a horribly unaccep...
by BrightAngel
Thu May 22, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What would you say to your younger self?
Replies: 35
Views: 21990

I was a normal weight child with a very obese paternal grandmother, and my parents were very afraid that I would "take after her". They taught me that being "fat" was a horribly unacceptable thing, and even when I had a normal-size healthy child's body, before any adolescent weight-gain, they frequ...
by BrightAngel
Tue May 20, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Time to De-Lurk
Replies: 15
Views: 8637

elegentportions, Image It looks like you are on the right track.
by BrightAngel
Sat May 17, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science against Snacks
Replies: 21
Views: 8473

greatpumpkin1 wrote: As some have pointed out, studies often contradict each other,
but that in and of itself is good information to have.
Yes. :P
by BrightAngel
Sat May 10, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Previously posted on the General Thread: That's because studies can be set up to prove anything a researcher wants to prove. ..... so true ..... :P A biologist, a physician, and a statistician went deer hunting together. When a deer appeared, the biologist shot 15 foot to the right of the deer. The...
by BrightAngel
Sat May 10, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science against Snacks
Replies: 21
Views: 8473

That's because studies can be set up to prove anything a researcher wants to prove. ..... so true ..... :P A biologist, a physician, and a statistician went deer hunting together. When a deer appeared, the biologist shot 15 foot to the right of the deer. The physician shot 15 foot to the left of th...
by BrightAngel
Sat May 10, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: James Bond's daily check-in
Replies: 6
Views: 3806

:lol: James Bond a (fictional) example of:
a young, strong and athletic, extremely active, tall, normal-weight male.
SO...... clearly... older, shorter, inactive females can eat FAR LESS than the example given.
by BrightAngel
Thu May 08, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Bites
Replies: 39
Views: 35511

mackinac19 wrote: We are all free to eat exactly as we choose.
It's great to be part of an accepting, supportive, non-judgmental forum.
Thanks to everyone for keeping it that way.
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by BrightAngel
Thu May 08, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fab article
Replies: 12
Views: 6925

Isn't that No S, though? Three meals a day, no snacking, in the beginning you probably have some pretty big plates, but that's ok just no vertical stacking? It is in the book. Although 3 meals a day is the suggested number, Reinhard is fine with people having a different specified number, 2 or 4 or...
by BrightAngel
Thu May 08, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Bites
Replies: 39
Views: 35511

...(very low calorie diets) can be extremely dangerous in the long term. I feel that they should only be done in certain circumstances... the "5 Bite Diet" ... is not in the spirit of No-S, which offers a simple system for eating in moderation. Let's not Put Down the eating choices of others, even ...
by BrightAngel
Wed May 07, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I really worry JUST about N-days?
Replies: 30
Views: 11655

the habit I trained was N days because habit is what you do most days and N days are most days. Looks like you were one of the people who naturally gravitated to "S" day SOMETIMES behavior. On the other hand, I, was one of the many people who did not. I edited my post to read "one" habit instead of...
by BrightAngel
Wed May 07, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Prediabetics on NoS?
Replies: 12
Views: 8048

wosnes wrote:One of the problems with all the studies, information and theories we constantly see
is that they encourage us to become concerned about something that should be of no concern.
Yes. :roll:
by BrightAngel
Wed May 07, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I really worry JUST about N-days?
Replies: 30
Views: 11655

It sounds to me like you gave Vanilla No S quite a lot of time. Successful "S" days consist of deviation from N day behavior SOMETIMES , with those deviations being minor except for special times like major holidays. Some people do seem to manage to gravitate naturally to that behavior. Many others...
by BrightAngel
Wed May 07, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions for the experienced/long timers?
Replies: 45
Views: 28021

I have to say that even during the times I gave up on No S ... I kept coming back to these boards. I've never seen a more supportive weight loss forum and I know it's helping me stick to No S. http://images.netrition.com/lcf/images/smilies/highfive2.gif I agree. Congratulations to all for excellent...
by BrightAngel
Tue May 06, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 12991

I believe that my set point is different than it was before No S. In year one I lost 45 lbs, and I easily maintained that loss for the next two years . I am still overweight but not in the obese range . I would argue that I have a new set point based on gradual behavioral and physiological changes....
by BrightAngel
Mon May 05, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Re-posted from a General Thread. Bright Angel Thank you for the time you have taken to respond. I am interested in your statement that your set point is still at around 270 due to your past weight history. Do you feel that this will never lower? I have always wondered if our bodies would keep the h...
by BrightAngel
Mon May 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 12991

Bright Angel Thank you for the time you have taken to respond. I am interested in your statement that your set point is still at around 270 due to your past weight history. Do you feel that this will never lower? I have always wondered if our bodies would keep the highest set point or if after a nu...
by BrightAngel
Thu May 01, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 12991

I disagree with your following statement with regard to setpoint: "... there's no way to maintain a reasonable weight without constantly fighting your own body ..." heatherhikes, your quote leaves out the Very Important qualifier in my statement. My statement was: I've learned that after your set p...
by BrightAngel
Thu May 01, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 1000754

oolala53 wrote: But just because I'm not hungry doesn't mean I don't have the desire to eat.
Oolala, so very true. Image
by BrightAngel
Thu May 01, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

Hi HerbGirl,
I read your recent blog, and think that your choice to allow sweets,
but just cap the number is a very wise one.
You are doing Great in Maintenance, and I enjoy watching your efforts.
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by BrightAngel
Thu May 01, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Bites
Replies: 39
Views: 35511

herbsgirl wrote:So Do What Works For YOU!
That is what will make you successful in the long term!!! :)

Yay for Habits, for they are powerful things!
So Very True !
by BrightAngel
Thu May 01, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 12991

BA, I know from experience (having a long diet history) that practicing the NoS principles eventually becomes habit, then a lifestyle -- if I don't give up. It is great you've been able to create a habit out of the basic, "vanilla" No S. I congratulation you on your success. It is not a one-size-fi...
by BrightAngel
Thu May 01, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Bites
Replies: 39
Views: 35511

Re: Questions!

I'm very curious about this counting bites system. Does it not go against the idea of the No S Diet? Where you have an eating method that is extremely simple -just 3 plates a day. Isn't counting bites similar to counting calories, you start with a base and then shave it down? I'm just trying to rec...
by BrightAngel
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 12991

BA, as someone who has not (?) and does not practice NoS, I believe you aren't qualified to state the above. It may apply to your personal situation but cannot/shouldn't be generalized. heatherhikes... You misunderstand and mis-state my No S position. I am a long-time user of No S. I've been here o...
by BrightAngel
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 12991

the body's battle to defend it's initial setpoint may be stronger than your relatively new habits .... ..result in me working against my setpoint, which is ultimately self-defeating. Working against your set-point doesn't HAVE to be ultimately self-defeating... ...as long as one consistently contin...
by BrightAngel
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

herbsgirl wrote:I received my book today that tells about The Mouthful Diet
I am thinking of doing a short review of the book as a blog post.
Good Idea, I'll look forward to reading your review. :)
by BrightAngel
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2648
Views: 800218

automatedeating wrote:I think a system has to be "easy" enough to be successful,
or we just discourage ourselves from any effort at all.
I agree :)
by BrightAngel
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 75352

Who here counts bites? Saw something about it today on Dr. Oz.which sounded really extreme. Herbsgirl has been very successful with counting bites in combination with No S. Her plan is less radical than the 5-bite diet recently shown on Dr. Oz, but is similar in principle. I put Herbgirl's Counting...
by BrightAngel
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2185
Views: 1000754

I've been here many years now and seen so many new people all excited about these same things only to have them basically disappear as the months have gone on. I think one of the hardest issues to overcome with any eating change is that it's going to get easy soon and stay easy. The odds of this ar...
by BrightAngel
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Thanks eschano. :)

If you are interested, my blog, DietHobby has lots more information
about me and my ideas,
as well as many videos and recipes that I've created.
by BrightAngel
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problem with "S" days as "cheat" days
Replies: 14
Views: 7845

Would you say you frequently eat three times a day or does that vary? I take it you rarely make much of a change in whatever guidelines you're using just because it's an S day. What situations merit extra food or normally limited food types for you? Just curious. No hurry for an answer. I know you ...
by BrightAngel
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

I agree that those who are seriously obese need something more limiting than No S. Maybe Reinhard should have stated something like that somewhere. Out of curiosity, what percentage would you say of those with above-normal BMI"s are seriously obese? I'm pretty sure the morbidly obese comprise under...
by BrightAngel
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

PREVIOUSLY POSTED ON GENERAL THREAD: Over the past 6 years, I've seen lots of people disappear who use "S" days as "cheat" days. Even after 6 months to 1 year of "vanilla" noS, most of the obese people who use "S" days as "cheat Days never seem to be able to stop their weekend Bingeing without maki...
by BrightAngel
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problem with "S" days as "cheat" days
Replies: 14
Views: 7845

BrightAngel, I realize that I'm not sure what point you were trying to make. Is it that it seems the truly obese do not seem to be able to have the freedom of S days evolve naturally into moderation? That when told that they should just let go on those days until the overeating decreases without mu...
by BrightAngel
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problem with "S" days as "cheat" days
Replies: 14
Views: 7845

Problem with "S" days as "cheat" days

Over the past 6 years, I've seen lots of people disappear who use "S" days as "cheat" days. Even after 6 months to 1 year of "vanilla" noS, most of the obese people who use "S" days as "cheat Days never seem to be able to stop their weekend Bingeing without making some corrective modifications. And...
by BrightAngel
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: By Jove, I Think I've Got It!
Replies: 9
Views: 5563

Re: that it can make in the blood

goldbuy02 wrote:
SPAM
by BrightAngel
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I have a problem with commitment. I need help!
Replies: 10
Views: 6362

Re: I have a problem with commitment. I need help!

How do I do that? How do I keep the faith? I need to stick to No S and to trust that it works. Anyone have any tips for doing that --how I can crowd out all the "diet" voices in my head telling me there's a better way? We all have to find our own way, and many people are content with "Vanilla" No S...
by BrightAngel
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Last day feeling sorry for myself ...
Replies: 9
Views: 4490

I wonder if people who get into other professions and decide they don't like it feel as bad about it as ex-teachers do? I know this is true for many in the Legal Profession. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/images/smilies/hug.gif Most of my fellow lawyers were like me, surprised to find they hated t...
by BrightAngel
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

I was under the impression that appetite decreased in those another 15 years older than I, so I'm not sure that's what mine is about, but it's not out of the question. But I'm getting more used to the idea of cooperating with it or putting my money where my mouth is and getting more serious about c...
by BrightAngel
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Happened to be browsing a person's weight trend chart that has a section that shows observations on the data. Hers says recently, X is gaining 0.5 lbs/week of total weight. She is burning 253 cal/day less than she eats. Of course, it's very possible her weight gain is her body retaining water; with...
by BrightAngel
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

herbsgirl wrote: The most important thing is to stay CONSISTENT every day with whatever you do,
that is what gets you results in the long term ;)
So true.
To build and maintain eating habits that will lead to weight-loss results,
we need to be Consistently Aware of all of our food behaviors.
by BrightAngel
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Is Overeating and Being Fat Ever Funny?

Ever feel like you take yourself too seriously?
Sometimes it just feels good to laugh about myself and my problems of overeating and obesity.

http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v& ... ver_Funny?
by BrightAngel
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Help with Habit Building

Help with Habit Building
I've found Fighting the Urge, a 23 page e-book, which is available as a free download,
is a very helpful tool to help me deal with my overeating urges.
For more information SEE:

http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v& ... ook_Review
by BrightAngel
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Building
Replies: 5
Views: 3355

Oolala53, The link given here is to the Book Review which I wrote today, so I feel fairly certain that it hasn't been posted here before. At the end of my article I provide the code for the free e-book download. I've not seen that code in any other post here on No S. but as you say, "No matter, (th...
by BrightAngel
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habit Building
Replies: 5
Views: 3355

Habit Building

Help with Habit Building
I've found Fighting the Urge, a 23 page e-book, which is available as a free download,
to be very helpful tool to help me deal with my overeating urges.
For more information SEE:

http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v& ... ook_Review
by BrightAngel
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Plate Spotlight
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Loved the instruction article. Great ideas, Thanks. :)
by BrightAngel
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2648
Views: 800218

You're doing well. :wink: Good job!
by BrightAngel
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

herbsgirl wrote:Just think, I get to enjoy all these delicous homemade foods,
just by limiting my portion size, and counting bites.
herbsgirl, Way to Go ! Image
by BrightAngel
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Healthy Eating

:lol: Here's my take on Healthy Eating.
If you can tolerate Profanity, watch amusing video at the end.

http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v&nid=967
by BrightAngel
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions - thanks in advance!
Replies: 26
Views: 12600

people can convince themselves that they are following No S if they consistently stack their plates high no matter what their real hunger is. No S cannot help you defy the laws of chemistry. You still have to eat less than you need if you are going to lose weight, and you are going to have to end u...
by BrightAngel
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: over 70 lbs down with 3 meals a day
Replies: 16
Views: 21452

Congratulations. Great job!Image
by BrightAngel
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Herbsgirl's check in
Replies: 448
Views: 225341

I'm looking forward to watching you in maintenance. :)
by BrightAngel
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling ....
Replies: 14
Views: 6909

No matter how simple any plan is, the truth is that we have developed HABITS of eating that are not going to just go away just because we make a decision when there is no urge to eat. Food is naturally reinforcing and our brains are not going to forego those fleeting pleasures without a bit of a fi...
by BrightAngel
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 9796

:D An excellent new book - just published (March 4, 2014)
is The Diet Fix by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff.

His concepts work very well with No S.
by BrightAngel
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: getting cold feet... will this work for me?
Replies: 38
Views: 18913

I have now completed another 12 weeks. Actually, today starts Week 26. Committing to 12 more weeks of the delights of NoS. Down ~8 pounds in 6 months. That will take me to 36 weeks of NoSing. Hard to imagine that not so long ago I was someone that "needed" to eat every 2 hours or I'd get nauseous. ...
by BrightAngel
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Habit Concept

:P Some of you may be interested in this article. It also contains a link to a previous article & comments about No S. http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v&nid=948 Note re Link to past No S article: Due to technical changes made to repair a Hacking back in 2012, a few of the comments responding to...
by BrightAngel
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Habit Concept
Replies: 5
Views: 3555

The Habit Concept

:P Some of you may be interested in this article. It also contains a link to a previous article & comments about No S. http://www.diethobby.com/blog.php?ax=v&nid=948 Note re Link to past No S article: Due to technical changes made to repair a Hacking back in 2012, a few of the comments responding to...
by BrightAngel
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finding Comfort in Routine
Replies: 14
Views: 8112

It sounds like you are making wise choices during this very difficult Life Event.
You will thank youself for this even more in the future.
by BrightAngel
Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: BrightAngel check-in
Replies: 692
Views: 394834

Overruling the Body

by BrightAngel
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long till you know if it's "working"?
Replies: 18
Views: 8867

I read a book called the don't go hungry diet and it's written by a scientist and she says your set point can be reset by staying at the lower weight for a certain amount of time it will reset your set point. People... including scientists... have different personal beliefs. Many of them state diff...
by BrightAngel
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long till you know if it's "working"?
Replies: 18
Views: 8867

I've had to keep adjusting my intake downward and my hunger levels have dropped. There is a lot of variation. I think the moral of the story is to try to be sensitive to and honest about your real hunger and satiety levels rather than the scale. The less hungry you are, the less dense food you eat....
by BrightAngel
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: For everyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 7562

Re: For everyone?

how does this plan work for everyone? If everyone has 3 plates a day, and plates are roughly the same size, how can a short small woman and a big tall man eat the same and both lose weight? Clearly they are different heights and they won't need the same amount of calories, but theoretically followi...
by BrightAngel
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The perils of being fat, female and French
Replies: 14
Views: 8988

jw wrote:she is 5 ft 9.6 inches and weighs 209 lbs, for a BMI of 30.3.
EXACTLY what I thought myself. :!:
She is a very curvy and muscular, large female,
with a BMI which barely reaches the BORDER of obesity.
NOT what most would term a truly "fat" person.
by BrightAngel
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The perils of being fat, female and French
Replies: 14
Views: 8988

Queen Latifah... she is a great attitude role model for all of us weight-troubled ladies: she owns every pound and she dresses up and charms everyone in sight, at whatever weight she is! Very true .... however, very few "fat" or "weight-troubled" ladies have bodies like Queen Latifah. Look at her. ...