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by J Ellis
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 77980

My first post on this thread was March 4, 2007. At that time, I had already been using daily punch cards for some time. I'm checking in again today, August 26, 2017. Still using the cards every day. I've tried many different configurations and have a basic threefold division that has been almost con...
by J Ellis
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Finally Feel Like a Yearly Check in is Appropriate
Replies: 10
Views: 10928

Great work! Your success in life-change is far more significant than any single number could ever indicate. Congratulations
by J Ellis
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Thursday: Fail, but a technical rather than disastrous or particularly regrettable one. I made the decision to eat an extra bowl of Mini Wheats with a banana tonight.

500 PU
by J Ellis
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Wednesday: FAIL, blew it again in the evening. A friend baked us a cake in view of the current family crisis. It's just not my week for self restraint, apparently.

500 PU
1 x 300 Dragan @ 10#
100 Crunches
by J Ellis
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Tuesday: FAIL, again - 300 PU
Super-stressful right now with a seriously ill child. No excuses.
by J Ellis
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

I do more IF over the weekends and certain days. I'll confine this thread to my No S and No S/IF days.

Monday: FAIL - Blew it in the evening; 900 PU
by J Ellis
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are there any men here?
Replies: 16
Views: 15256

I'm male, but I do most of my active posting elsewhere. No S is so simple and such common sense, it leaves less to discuss for many of us.
by J Ellis
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Thursday: Success, 1,000 PU, Run 25 minutes
by J Ellis
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Integrating No S and IF
Replies: 6
Views: 3562

Nothing at all. I was basing the portions (with some flexibility for different goals) on the plate divisions many No-Sers like to use. 1/2 plate of veggies = 2 servings; 1/4 plate of protein = 1 serving; 1/4 plate of starch = 1 serving. So theoretically you have 3 servings of starch, 3 of protein, a...
by J Ellis
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Wednesday: Success, 300 PU, Run 4 miles
by J Ellis
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Anonymous dad of 4: down 40+ pounds
Replies: 14
Views: 15673

Congratulations on your results! No S and IF make a great combination. Thanks for sharing your story with the rest of us.
by J Ellis
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Integrating No S and IF
Replies: 6
Views: 3562

This does look nice. I could imagine even a simpler, vanilla No-S version might be helpful for some people, at least to help them get their habit-legs. Reinhard Feel free to take it and modify (or completely re-create) it however you deem most useful. I'd be glad to know it helped someone else adop...
by J Ellis
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Integrating No S and IF
Replies: 6
Views: 3562

Integrating No S and IF

This is a project I have been thinking about and working on periodically for awhile. It is a food log for tracking and controlling food consumption consistent with No S while practicing IF. I love IF, but unfortunately I tend to consume way too much of the wrong kinds of foods, especially when my tr...
by J Ellis
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

I follow an IF protocol much of the time but have been giving some thought over the last few months as to how to integrate the No S model with an IF model. I know several other forum members already do this, but I am playing with it as well. I am considering doing some tracking and/or updating on th...
by J Ellis
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Mon - SUCCESS

Have you considered doing push-ups leaning against a wall, countertop or desk? You might also experiment using push-up handles. They make push-ups possible for those who have problems with dorsal flexion.
by J Ellis
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

I took S-days Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I suppose one of those could/should be a fail, but we're having a revival this weekend at our church, and hosting gatherings at our house in the evenings calls for some concession. It would be different if I were doing No S for weight loss, health crisis, ...
by J Ellis
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Thu - SUCCESS, 500 PU, 100 Pull-ups
by J Ellis
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Wed - SUCCESS
by J Ellis
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Tue - SUCCESS

500 PU in 28:25
by J Ellis
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Monday - SUCCESS

I didn't get my push-ups in last night, but I intend to do so this evening.
by J Ellis
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Yes, the PU = Push-ups. Thanks for the welcome and the kind words.
by J Ellis
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

I went ahead and counted Friday and Saturday as my S-days this past weekend. I only managed to eat once on Sunday, but it was one plate and no sweets, so....


Sunday - SUCCESS
by J Ellis
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Fridays are an interesting challenge for me. No S is about discipline for me, not weight loss. I already skip many meals each week, and I frequently eat at odd times. Typical example today. I ate a large breakfast around 10:30am and nothing else until close about 7:30pm. Friday evenings we host a Bi...
by J Ellis
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Thu - SUCCESS, 500 PU
by J Ellis
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just past the 5 month mark...
Replies: 7
Views: 4828

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your success in making this way of eating a lifestyle.
by J Ellis
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

Wed - SUCCESS, 500 PU
by J Ellis
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: J Ellis's Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 10045

J Ellis's Check-In

Despite being an on and off No S-er and a strong proponent of the plan for years, I've never participated much on this forum or had a Daily Check-in Thread. My work, teaching, and eating schedule is so erratic, No S has been a real challenge for me in the last few years. I'm working to solidify the ...
by J Ellis
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 77980

I'd love to see/hear a podcast on your revisions.
by J Ellis
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove - Hojo Undo Style
Replies: 5
Views: 5895

I'm glad you liked it. I thought the same thing when I saw these techniques: Early Shovelglove Training! These movements do require concentration and practice to execute correctly and safely, but that is no different from many other SG moves. Focus and Form should be the guiding principles for any s...
by J Ellis
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove - Hojo Undo Style
Replies: 5
Views: 5895

Shovelglove - Hojo Undo Style

I've been reading a book on Okinawan karate's supplementary training apparatus. This is an aspect of traditional Okinawan karate that many westerners know little if anything about. It is a fascinating subject and has several ideas that may be of interest and use to Shovelglovers. See a basic routine...
by J Ellis
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else still just maintaining after half a year?
Replies: 11
Views: 3984

You have had tremendous success in habit-building, and for most people that is the hardest part. Don't be discouraged, and certainly don't quit. You've already gotten some great advice on this thread. The smaller the changes you make to your well-established habit, the better. Simple adjustments can...
by J Ellis
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fourth Meal
Replies: 7
Views: 4143

That's a lot of sugar in your first meal. If you're pre-diabetic, it is important to control (not necessarily eliminate) carbs, especially the refined variety.

You may find that adding more protein to your meals keeps you satisfied longer making a fourth meal unnecessary.

Joel
by J Ellis
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I dislike about low-carb (and what I like about NoS)
Replies: 12
Views: 4120

Many controlled carb diets allow occasional "cheating," even one day a week (e.g. Zone). The indulgence may knock you out of ketosis, but that is not a big deal. Low carb can be effective even without maintaining ketosis 24/7. Cheating on low carb can do one of two things: Trigger carb cravings or R...
by J Ellis
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Free interval PC Timer
Replies: 9
Views: 22730

Great! I've wanted something like this for awhile. I usually just wear my GymBoss to the office to intersperse my day with sets of push-ups.

Thanks,

Joel
by J Ellis
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise????
Replies: 9
Views: 4635

http://fitness-solution.blogspot.com/2008/09/monday-22-sep-2008-five-basic-exercises.html This workout is pretty silent and ideal for performing indoors. You may have to substitute or eliminate the final exercise for the sake of noise/vibration. Simply performing high rep sets of the Sun Salute can...
by J Ellis
Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 77980

The daily cards are so much a part of my routine that I can't imagine getting things done without them. How did I ever get anything accomplished before daily punch cards?!?!?!?! :wink:

Joel
by J Ellis
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 20 minute fitness
Replies: 2
Views: 3296

I think Shovelglove is great, and I have shared it with several friends. The training has a lot in common with HeavyHands (which I have also used over the last couple of years) as well some similarities to Kettlebells and Clubbells, as Reinhard mentions on the main site. I have the Shovelglove page ...
by J Ellis
Sun May 25, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: size of plate
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Don't overthink No S. It's very simple. Its simplicity is the key to long-term habit change, which in turn yields success. I train pretty aggressively, so when I am hungry, I load my plate high. But I still only eat one plate. Plate size and plate amounts are tweaks that should only be a concern aft...
by J Ellis
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet book available NOW on Amazon.com
Replies: 48
Views: 42660

Congratulations, Reinhard.

I can only imagine how excited and satisfying this day must be for you.

Joel
by J Ellis
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Daily Cards - Update
Replies: 5
Views: 6541

Reinhard,

I am amazed how often we seem to be on the wave length. Scary.

Your additional tips listed above are right on. I will look forward to the podcast developing them further.

Keep up the good work.

Joel
by J Ellis
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Daily Cards - Update
Replies: 5
Views: 6541

Daily Cards - Update

I began using these daily cards on January 12, 2007. Now, eleven months later, my use of these cards has evolved into my most productive tool for daily organization. Here is an update on how I am currently using them. Right now, my cards look like this: MITs : I try to put no more than three, but la...
by J Ellis
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I'm new with a question...
Replies: 4
Views: 5725

UR may not be practical for you on an every day basis. You probably can, however, incorporate some URing a couple or three days per week (think weekends). Consistent NoS plus a daily exercise program (such as SG) with as much URing as possible will go a long way toward helping you lose unwanted body...
by J Ellis
Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will be a bit distracted next few weeks...
Replies: 17
Views: 7214

Congratulations

Psalm 127

Joel
by J Ellis
Sat May 26, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A 90% diet solution -- in 2 words (podcast)
Replies: 12
Views: 21728

Reinhard,

Great post, again. I thought this podcast was particularly superior. It is certainly in the top five. Simple. Logical. Powerful. Convincing.

Congratulations on the baby. My wife and I are expecting another one too, very soon.

Joel
by J Ellis
Thu May 17, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 77980

I still haven't incorporated the yearly and monthly cards into my routine, but the dailies have been tremendously helpful. I like the idea of having a five-day snapshot of the week on a single card. I may prepare one of those cards for next week while still operating from my daily punchcard. This is...
by J Ellis
Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 6
Views: 3448

Some "running higher mileage" friendly, nutritious, No-S compatible options: B-Fast: 1) 2-3 eggs, Peanut Butter on Whole grain toast, fruit 2) Oatmeal w/ fruit, 2-3 eggs 3) Oatmeal w/ Peanut Butter, fruit (this is during really high mileage) 4) Pancakes w/ fruit 5) Plain Yogurt w/ fruit, PB Toast Lu...
by J Ellis
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 6
Views: 3448

The answer will also depend on how much weight you are carrying around that you may wish to lose. Generally, marathon training is not the time to diet, but it is the time to monitor your diet so that you are putting in the right kind of fuel. You won't need any sweets during the week during marathon...
by J Ellis
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A new acronym to confuse the uninitiated
Replies: 9
Views: 4507

The only issue is an acronym collision. NWS can also mean "Not Work Safe".
Or "Non-Wicked S-Day," as in an S-day where you actually showed restraint, observed the "sometimes" clause, and contented yourself with a small bowl of ice cream instead of the half-gallon, individual serving. :D

Joel
by J Ellis
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: These things which I'm noticing
Replies: 10
Views: 4359

Congratulations.

Joel
by J Ellis
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Personal Punch Cards Podcast
Replies: 48
Views: 77980

I too have been using the daily punchcard for awhile. It has been a very useful tool.

Reinhard puts out some of the very best material available on personal development through self-discipline.

Joel
by J Ellis
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 4 months in, first time post, a few silly questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4967

I know my core is getting hit when I exercise. Hitting your abs with a shovelglove is not likely to improve core strength. I would re-think my approach to ab-work if I were you. :D Exercising muscles on non-consecutive days is a bodybuilding technique designed for training protocols that involve mu...
by J Ellis
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: That forgotten 4th rule
Replies: 11
Views: 5449

Sometimes can be pretty easily interpreted as "once per weekend" or as "snacks and/or seconds of fruits/veggies and one treat." If you only plan to indulge in one sweet each weekend, you will generally pick a better quality treat rather than settling for the whole box of an inferior sugar product. C...
by J Ellis
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: calorie density
Replies: 10
Views: 5145

Try not to overanalyze. Most of what I see on this board leading to failure and frustration is the complication of something that is really very simple. I said simple, not easy. But complicating the No-S plan doesn't make it any easier. Try this: Fill half your plate with healthy veggies and fruits....
by J Ellis
Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Put the Scale in Perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 16254

That podcast (or at least the information from it) needs to be included in the book.

Joel
by J Ellis
Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Nutrisystem portion control
Replies: 14
Views: 6442

Yes, those are fairly standard methods for estimating portions. Others use objects (e.g. protein=deck of cards), but I think the palm/fist concept is simpler. You don't need something like this to make No-S work, but if you are interested in managing the ratio of proteins and carbs, this will work w...
by J Ellis
Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Restrictions, rage and relapse (I love alliteration!)
Replies: 33
Views: 13176

Stick with the basics. They work. They work longterm. They work without making life miserable or causing you to feel deprived. Once a person has mastered No-S, additional modifications could be added more easily by considering each one as a monthly challenge. For example, after one or two months con...
by J Ellis
Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie question: What sorts of exercise do you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 10823

Here is a basic exercise routine for those who exercise to live, not live to exercise. Perform this routine five to seven days per week. 1) Do your age in push-ups everyday 2) Do your age in crunches everday (Break the calisthenics into multiple sets if necessary.) 3) Walk your age in minutes everyd...
by J Ellis
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Chain of self-command podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 26289

I'll chime in to support the military analogy. Simple. Direct. I like it. Of course, each person will decide for himself/herself what analogy works best for them.

Joel
by J Ellis
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question about plate size
Replies: 7
Views: 3653

Personally, I prefer to skip the plate and just use one of those nifty, rectangular cafeteria-style trays. :D

Just kidding.

Joel
by J Ellis
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Chain of self-command podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 26289

Reinhard, That's a great way to organize a push-up project. I'm sure you will be able to meet (or once again exceed) your push-up goal with the organization and self-discipline you are applying to it. I have read that thread about your wife's uncle, and I can relate since I have used 500+ push-ups p...
by J Ellis
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Chain of self-command podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 26289

I did my pushups .... Not sure where they fit in the chain of self command
Daily push-ups does fit nicely with the military theme. :)

Joel
by J Ellis
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Chain of self-command podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 26289

I agree with Chris. This looks very promising. Thanks for sharing the system.

Joel
by J Ellis
Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Delusional cooperation
Replies: 4
Views: 2646

Let's see...new member...first post...hmmm :roll:

I hope you're enjoying No S!

Joel
by J Ellis
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help me ride this one out... aaah!
Replies: 9
Views: 4231

If eating a small snack works for some of you during a vicious craving, far be it from me to discourage success. However, I think there are a couple of good reasons to avoid doing so unless the situation absolutely necessitates it. The first reason is behavioral. Once you compromise, it becomes easi...
by J Ellis
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help me ride this one out... aaah!
Replies: 9
Views: 4231

Try push-ups. :)

Drink lots of water.

Drink hot tea.

Just remember: Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels.

Meditate on how good success feels.

Self-discipline = Strength

Joel
by J Ellis
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: All You Really Need to Know
Replies: 6
Views: 5209

There is something to be said for keeping things simple. I think this is a major part of the appeal of most (all) of the everyday systems. If a workout (diet, time management plan, etc.) is too complicated to use when you are tired, it probably won't be used for very long. Likewise, even the most ef...
by J Ellis
Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: So far so good
Replies: 4
Views: 2616

You're doing great. Keep up the good work.

Joel
by J Ellis
Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Book
Replies: 83
Views: 37890

Congratulations
by J Ellis
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you tell people about it?
Replies: 26
Views: 11168

A person clearly needs to walk a fine line here. On one hand, you don't want to come across as a show-off (especially when you don't have any results to show). On the other hand, you are more likely to be accountable if you have told others about your plans and goals. Perhaps choosing a few individu...
by J Ellis
Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Multi-tasking??
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

It sounds a bit early to be throwing in the towel on an exercise program and concluding that you can only focus on one discipline at a time. Many people on this forum have had multiple false starts on the NoS plan, and the decision to incorporate daily exercise is a lifestyle change that will take t...
by J Ellis
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lost inches and fat, even if I didn't lose pounds
Replies: 3
Views: 2396

That's great work! Fat loss is better than weight loss. There is far more to measure in a nutrition and fitness program than merely numbers on a set of scales.

Keep it up.

Joel
by J Ellis
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated - anyone else have this problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 7217

Sounds like a weak immune system. This type of reaction is common in endurance athletes (e.g. marathon runners), but your immune system may be depressed simply due to being unfit. I would start slow and low. Try to find a level that does not stimulate an immune system response. Even 2-5 minutes of S...
by J Ellis
Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Get Moving
Replies: 3
Views: 6041

Steve: That is far too much common sense and simplicity for the general public. We need to make it sound more complex and scientific. :)

Joel
by J Ellis
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Get Moving
Replies: 3
Views: 6041

Get Moving

This summarizes a very small study but one that is pertinent to the Urban Ranger philosophy. Its conclusion is common sense - move more, weight less, be healthier.

http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20 ... eatLK.html

Joel
by J Ellis
Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with hunger
Replies: 31
Views: 14411

Fasting is a time-tested technique that has been used for a variety of purposes. It is an effective device for building self-discipline and the ability to tell yourself, "No." Fasting for two hours (or two days) will not kill you or cause irreparable harm. It may, however, bring about considerable g...
by J Ellis
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with hunger
Replies: 31
Views: 14411

I agree with srbliss. Less starchy, refined foods; more natural, whole food sources and protein with every meal. Protein seems to be the key for me in remaining satisfied between meals. Try filling your plate with ~50% veggies and fruit, ~25-35% protein, and ~15-25% starch (e.g. bread, pasta, or ric...
by J Ellis
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: chocolate cake
Replies: 2
Views: 5738

Good for you. I tell people there is a good reason we don't keep cake, cookies, and chips in our house - when they're here we usually eat them!

Joel
by J Ellis
Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Watchers failure, starting No s with fear
Replies: 7
Views: 4440

If you want to combine a nutritional approach with NoS, you might try these ten simple rules: http://fitness-solution.blogspot.com/20 ... rkout.html

Joel
by J Ellis
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 20 minute fintess solution promtoes No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 6490

I love the concept of shovelglove. It truly fits into the category of "functional fitness." I doubt we'll ever use it on the blog for one simple reason: the need for apparatus, i.e. a sledgehammer. We're trying to keep the daily workouts as simple as possible in terms of equipment. Pull-ups are easi...
by J Ellis
Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do if you aren't hungry at mealtime?
Replies: 15
Views: 12046

A protein breakfast smoothie works great for me. I make mine with 8oz. OJ, 1 scoop of protein powder (20g Protein, very little sugar), 4 Tbs. Plain Nonfat Yogurt, and 2 Bananas. This holds me nicely all morning. By contrast, when I eat a (BIG) bowl of Oatmeal with lots of fruit in it, I am starving ...
by J Ellis
Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 20 minute fintess solution promtoes No-S
Replies: 12
Views: 6490

I sent Reinhard an email about this just minutes ago. I guess I should have checked the forum before sending that email. :oops:

Joel