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by ThomsonsPier
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone eat their first meal of the day at lunch time?
Replies: 32
Views: 16905

My mealtimes vary quite a bit; breakfast happens any time between seven and noon, lunch half noon to three, and dinner somewhere in the space between five and nine. The gaps between them on any given day are reasonably consistent though.
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vending Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 6083

There's a vending machine in my office. It prominently displays crisps and chocolate. I don't buy them. If other people do, that's their concern.

Having said that, the thing hardly ever gets used. Most people in my office would rather go and get some decent food (or bring it with them).
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Three Meal History
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Three Meal History

Hello, all.

There's a brief history of meals on the BBC News site today, and how we came to have three of them. I thought it might be of interest.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243692
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Weird question, I know, but.....
Replies: 2
Views: 5179

Soaking the mats in a strong solution of vinegar or bicarbonate of soda (not both at the same time) may help to speed the odour away. I haven't found anything that's immediately effective, but repeated applications should improve matters.
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any runners?
Replies: 10
Views: 5132

I used to run a bit, having the intention to participate in a running event of some sort. I later realised I didn't like running and stopped, but that's by the by. I never found I needed to eat anything extra outside mealtimes to facilitate exercise; just ensure your meals are balanced and providing...
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 11:59pm -- Friday night
Replies: 8
Views: 4423

Re: 11:59pm -- Friday night

Convinced that I had developed some deep, incurable, psychological neurosis It's called being human. Welcome! I started when I was 26 (No-S, not being human. I've been at that a while longer.) and am still going at 32. It works if you work at it (much like anything else worth doing). I tend towards...
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Global Fat Scale
Replies: 35
Views: 16945

Global Fat Scale

This is quite fun; a variation on the BMI calculator that shows how your body fat compares with the rest of your country and the world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Booze
Replies: 3
Views: 2363

Snorting powdered doughnuts sounds like delicious pain. I feel the urge to eat if I drink, as do a great many of my friends and, I believe, pretty much everyone else. If it weren't such a widespread phenomenon, pubs wouldn't sell so many crisps. On a vaguely neurophysiological note, it has to do wit...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon May 21, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are there any men here?
Replies: 16
Views: 17251

Yup. One here.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please "like" the No S Diet facebook page?
Replies: 28
Views: 17876

That image puts me in mind of Dick Whittington.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Do you know....
Replies: 5
Views: 10170

I'm not a fan of learning from DVDs, but can recommend Tom Kurz's stuff. I have a copy of Stretching Scientifically and consider it very useful. I'm informed that he also produces DVDs on the subject which are on a par. Pavel Tsatsouline also comes highly recommended, though I haven't any experience...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A vaguely amusing difficulty.
Replies: 9
Views: 5233

Blithe Morning wrote:Break a leg!
Thank you kindly.

Perhaps I should suggest that the next play be Moira Buffini's Dinner.
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A vaguely amusing difficulty.
Replies: 9
Views: 5233

That's a good general rule, I think; if it's planned and deliberate, there's little danger of mindless consumption.

We're doing The 39 Steps at Progress Theatre in Reading (starting next week, if anyone's in the area and interested).
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A vaguely amusing difficulty.
Replies: 9
Views: 5233

A vaguely amusing difficulty.

I've come across a new obstruction to No-S in the form of my theatrical hobbies and thought I'd share. I'm currently in rehearsal for an amateur production of a comedy show in the local theatre, during which I'm required to take a few bites of a sandwich. It's not a huge amount, but it's definitely ...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting post from a moneysaver...
Replies: 1
Views: 12944

Interesting post from a moneysaver...

For those unfamiliar, Martin Lewis is a self-styled expert on money-saving in the UK. His blog usually contains financial advice, but this week's shows what happens when you apply the logic from one discipline to another.

http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2011/ ... pert-diet/
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long have y'all been on the boards?
Replies: 13
Views: 9070

I've been loitering here since 2006, which is long enough ago that I had to find one of my posts to look at the date. I started eating this way at the same time, reached a healthy weight and build within a year, and haven't moved much since.
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dietary supplements? Popping vitamins?
Replies: 8
Views: 4721

My views on supplements are summed up by Hippocrates; "Let your food be medicine and your medicine be food."

On the other hand, I've never had any specific problems that might require supplementary nutrition.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A thought on S(ick) days
Replies: 1
Views: 1864

A thought on S(ick) days

An observation on illness I haven't seen from anyone else; I've had a StinkingRottenCold(TM) for the last few days and, in keeping with the old "feed a cold, starve a fever" adage, have been eating constantly for the duration (hurrah for S-days there) as I seem to burn through ridiculous quantities ...
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's okay to binge, as long as it's low-cal!
Replies: 20
Views: 10854

A pint is 567.5ml over here (minus an acceptable head).

Metric, indeed.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Very hungry, waking early
Replies: 14
Views: 7923

My first thought after looking at your list is that you should eat more vegetables. The stuff you're eating is all quite quick-burn fuel; adding in some bulkier plant-based foodstuffs might help you feel fuller for longer. A brief enquiry; when you say 'beans', are those fresh beans or baked beans? ...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: trying to promote no s is not always easy
Replies: 16
Views: 8510

I think this is one of those areas where us menfolk have it easier (I also think I've said this before somewhere on the boards). People comment on my size, ask me how I do it, agree that it sounds sensible and then don't do it. A week later, I have the same conversation with the same person, who obv...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Koopas Quest for 200 situps (crunches)
Replies: 22
Views: 24002

A quick tip on strength training: slower is better. Don't try to get it all done as fast as possible; you'll end up kicking off with the wrong muscles and using momentum to drive the movement, leading to possible injury. That's probably why your neck is sore. It's a lot more beneficial to do the exe...
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions for the experienced/long timers?
Replies: 45
Views: 29820

Re: Questions for the experienced/long timers?

1. if you could offer 1 tip for all us newbie's what might that be? The same advice I give in most subjects: relax. You don't have to be perfect straight away, and you don't fail until you give up. 2. were you one that got it right away, or have you struggled thru the years? I got it pretty much st...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Chopsticks Diet
Replies: 6
Views: 4311

The one thing I've noticed is reading about various traditional cuisines is that most home cooks around the world don't stray from their own cuisine. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to get ingredients for other cuisines even in affluent countries. Many still eat quite locally and seasonally...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Vacation Worries
Replies: 5
Views: 3589

A method I've seen mentioned on here before is allowing one S-event per vacation day, allowing a relaxation of the rules but not letting yourself off the hook completely. I tried it on one holiday and found that it relaxed my mindset so much that I didn't really want anything on offer; I'd pass up a...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Heartburn?
Replies: 13
Views: 8890

If you're eating larger amounts in any one sitting, it might take a while to get used to. Slowing down your eating to give you time to digest may help.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you handle bowls?
Replies: 9
Views: 5278

I have the bowl and a side plate, or put the bowl on a dinner plate and fill around it.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Egyptian Mummy Paradox
Replies: 11
Views: 6268

Who Me? wrote:You forgot the part where one's brains are removed through one's nostrils.
That's three pounds lost right there.
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Curious About This
Replies: 24
Views: 12207

Are our No S friends who are not in the good ol' U.S.of A aware of what the "Food Pyramid" is? I see that toosolidflesh and ThompsonsPier seem mystified (I love TP' s take on what this could possibly mean!). I wonder what other government's do, if anything to "direct" their citizens' eating habits....
by ThomsonsPier
Tue May 31, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Use Spam Product to Stay Healthy
Replies: 15
Views: 7090

Spam fritters were a favourite at school (for certain values of 'favourite'), and some friends of mine had an interesting culinary experience using them as a template. For those unaware, Spam fritters are composed of a slice of (allegedly) meat carved from the malevolent pinkish block that comes out...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue May 31, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Curious About This
Replies: 24
Views: 12207

What? After I replaced all my dinner plates with these?
by ThomsonsPier
Fri May 27, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Use Spam Product to Stay Healthy
Replies: 15
Views: 7090

I just had a quick look on the SPAM website to concoct a joke about tinned meat and herbs, and discovered that a spreadable version of SPAM exists.

Now I feel ill.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed May 18, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 11
Views: 4733

I'm with wosnes; I don't think this has anything to do with No-S. It sounds like gingivitis or periodontitis from your description, caused by build up of bacteria on the teeth. My guess would be that the symptoms were already there; they're just more noticeable because you're more aware of your mout...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue May 17, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food With Health Benefits...Or So They Say
Replies: 8
Views: 4642

I bought some 100% sugar-free lard yesterday. That must be healthy, right?
by ThomsonsPier
Thu May 12, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hungry at Bed Time
Replies: 27
Views: 11724

I had a similar realisation. Hunger does occasionally become a problem when it's enough to stop me from sleeping, but that's usually after a heavy exercise session and a glass of milk tends to take care of it.
by ThomsonsPier
Thu May 12, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Juice?
Replies: 17
Views: 7368

Re: Juice?

I don't know if many people are in my position of not wanting to lose weight. Maybe this diet just isn't for me? I'm in a similar position; I am right in the middle of my ideal weight bracket and my health is fine. I'm here because I'd like it to stay that way. In that sense, this diet is for you. ...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you take any supplements?
Replies: 22
Views: 9674

Not unless you count tea.
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WSJ article on the office candy jar
Replies: 17
Views: 12884

When queried I said that I do "no s" - odd looks all around - what is that? When I told them they were interested - for a few minutes - and then moved on to other things. This happens to me on occasion. I'm sure I've told the same people about it at least six times. Each time they experience wonder...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone not weigh themselves?
Replies: 33
Views: 14929

I possess no scales (if you don't count the Wii Balance Board or the ones in the kitchen, which would break if I sat on them) and judge solely based on appearance. I do weigh myself occasionally if I'm somewhere with a set of scales, but don't do anything with the number save log it somewhere in my ...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Everything you know about fitness is a lie
Replies: 4
Views: 3787

It's interesting enough as an article, but it does seem to take six pages to reach the conclusion that you get good at stuff by doing stuff whilst paying attention. There's as much meaningless gumpf about exercise around as there is about diet. Simplicity and effectiveness often go hand-in-hand, No-...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Saletan and food at movie theaters
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

I always take my own food and drink to the cinema if I do take anything (in the UK) - we aren't MEANT to but they don't search you so.... buggered if I'm spending £10 on a massive drink and gross food!! The staff at the cinema near me seem quite content to allow us in openly brandishing coffee fro...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: the hunger pang thang
Replies: 19
Views: 7800

Re: the hunger pang thang

cjgoodson2 wrote:How do you guys deal with the hunger pangs?
I make sure I have something good to look forward to at the next meal. I quite enjoy hunger pangs if I know when I'll be eating next.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S breakfast
Replies: 39
Views: 12364

I have a similar attitude to breakfast, and have therefore taken to bringing a packed breakfast into work. Inspired by Graze , I bought a segmented clip-shut food storage box and fill it with assorted fruit and cereal things (effectively a breakfast bento box). It allows for variety in meals, and me...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Could we use Everyday Systems for this?
Replies: 5
Views: 3396

Re: Could we use Everyday Systems for this?

Say I want to limit the number of times I eat out per week to 3 lunches and 2 dinners (a lunch and dinner out could fall on the same day). Or say I want to limit book-shopping episodes (which could be a trip to a bookstore, or buying stuff on Amazon) to 4 per month. Edited to add: what if there's s...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's a Fail?
Replies: 27
Views: 7697

The rule is not No Sugar, it's No Sweets. A sweet is a food which is not savoury.

Root beer is a drink. There is no fail here.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Pizza is not Evil?
Replies: 12
Views: 6064

I've never thought of pizza as particularly unhealthy, anyway. There is, I suppose, a world of difference between American style deep pan pizza in a box and a thin crust Italian pizza the same size as a dinner plate. I favour the latter, for the most part, and the sum total of the ingredients is gen...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise question
Replies: 3
Views: 2231

Light but large motions and relaxed movement are generally good for warming up. Arm circles, knee raises or marching on the spot, twisting and bending. Any movement is fine, really; it's more a matter of starting light and not pushing the muscles before they're warm. Dynamic stretching is also good;...
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm new here and want to start....
Replies: 12
Views: 5158

The best way to start doing something is to start doing it. The advice above to pick a day and start is good. I'd go further and tell you to pick today, rather than tomorrow. (EDIT: Oh, you did) This is based largely on the fact that I consider the best way of learning to make mistakes, and you can'...
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: UK anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Re: uk anyone?

Have you been doing NOS for long? What's been your experience with it? By my count, about five years. I don't really think about it very much any more. I started as a pre-emptive measure when I noticed an increase in the midriff, and took to it fairly easily. It was the only diet I considered, as I...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: UK anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Here's one.
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Pyramid.Gov
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

I just had a quick look and the quantity of food they suggest is a bit high for me. I prefer this one, anyway.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This habit thing has some clout.
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Turkey! I thought it would be a standing rib roast with Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding does generally make an appearance. The traditional UK Christmas bird is goose, but I've yet to find a supplier who doesn't charge a ridiculous amount. Turkey has taken over since they were brought in from N...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ICE CREAM CAKE-WHAT TO DO???????????????????????????????????
Replies: 9
Views: 4472

So, yeah, have your cake, and eat it, too. :) (Never understood why those are supposed to be contradictory. Eating your cake and still having it, too, now that'd be unusual.) Your latter phrasing is, apparently, the original form. I can't find the source that told me that at the moment, unfortunate...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This habit thing has some clout.
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

This habit thing has some clout.

Given that December is replete with festive eating opportunities (and for a number of other reasons), I decided at the beginning of the month that I wouldn't be too strict with my eating and allow an S-event every day in celebration. I tend to forget to take them through the year. It appears that my...
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Watchers changes its points system
Replies: 43
Views: 14274

http://www.sanctepater.com/2010/06/insane-weight-watchers-recipe-cards.html http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/silly/good-for-a-laugh-old-weight-watcher-recipe-cards-111000 These are fantastic. I imagine that their chief contribution to weight loss is to put you off food. Forever. Am I the only one...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just for December
Replies: 56
Views: 16170

Re: Just for December

oolala53 wrote:I also invite successful No S long-timers to check in here once in awhile to cheer the strugglers on!
Have a cheer!
*waves flag*
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just need your insightful input :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

As mentioned on the home page, nowhere does No-S state that three shall be the number of meals, or that the number of meals must be three. I would probably try to adjust to three meals first, however, and add another if it proves impossible (and few things are impossible). Though I've no experience ...
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do for exercise?
Replies: 19
Views: 6799

Kung fu and bodyweight interval training.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Picky eaters of the board, unite!
Replies: 20
Views: 7773

I'm not picky. I'm demanding.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need advice, not specific to "No S"
Replies: 31
Views: 10028

Like it was trying to taste like something but lost interest along the way. I'm quoting this phrase because I like it. A good move on switching to water, I'd say. Have you considered buying a water filter for your tap water, and maybe a sports bottle to carry when you're out and about? I only sugge...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Detox day...
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

I imagine this is more of an issue in the US. I forgot in was Halloween until the day after.
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need advice, not specific to "No S"
Replies: 31
Views: 10028

Hello, and welcome to the forums. As far as diet is concerned, I'm unable to offer much perspective; this is the first and only codified manner of eating I've ever tried and, barring medical requirements, will be the last. From that standpoint, however, I will tell you that you're in the right place...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Non-sweet "dessert-type" foods on N-days?
Replies: 9
Views: 3759

I'd say it was fine and treat it as a vegetable dish, but stick to the one-plate rule. What you've described is essentially apple sauce with a lid.
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Beer?
Replies: 4
Views: 2353

In terms of No-S, beer is allowed in whatever quantity you like. Glass Ceiling is a separate system to cut down your drinking, and allows two drinks per day. No-S doesn't make reference to alcohol on the basis that there are worse health problems to worry about if your caloric intake from alcohol is...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Haiku
Replies: 4
Views: 2550

An apposite post;
and delaying one's pleasure
sweetens enjoyment.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New meds messing with my noS
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

I think your plan is very wise. I have little personal experience with medication side effects, but know a great many who do. Those who are the healthiest adopt a similar approach to yours and tend to return to normal functioning soonest.
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Soup season!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 10249

I tend to use a bowl and a small side plate with a roll on it and think of the soup as a sandwich filling. I also tend to get bored of soup about halfway down the bowl, so overeating is never a problem.
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are these fails?
Replies: 7
Views: 3191

Hiho, I haven't read the book and I seem to be doing all right. I don't necessarily stick to the one plate rule, but I've been here for a few years now and have a reasonably good idea of how much food I need. Obviously, I can't speak for you (and I don't know how big your portions were) but I would ...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Have you tried any new foods since on the plan?
Replies: 12
Views: 5225

I've recently tried kohlrabi for the first time, but that was because it turned up in a vegetable box rather than through choice. "Alien cabbage" is one of the more common descriptions, though it tastes more like swede.
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long do you go between meals?
Replies: 15
Views: 6428

I usually eat breakfast just before nine, lunch at about half one and dinner anywhere from six to half eight, dependent upon what I'm doing in the evening.

Time between meals, therefore, ranges from four hours to seven if you don't count time spent asleep.
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: how much to eat at a meal
Replies: 11
Views: 5019

I don't rely on my stomach to inform me what I should be eating once I've started; I determine what to eat by noting how hungry I am and designing a meal accordingly. It has taken a while to establish the right quantity of food, but now I rarely misjudge it. Sometimes I eat too much, whereupon I'm s...
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When's the shopping spree?
Replies: 17
Views: 6456

I tend to buy as I go, but that's more because I rarely find anything I like and I have to grab stuff when I see it. You might try buying a few items that you really like in the new size; you'll make the effort to continue because you'll want to wear them. I seem to have changed shape rather than si...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You know you're eating diet food when...
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

You know you're eating diet food when that pile of gravel you bought to resurface the drive looks more appetising than your lunch.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise / Movement in general
Replies: 35
Views: 11895

Since this has been resurrected, I shall weigh in. It might be interesting to see what the difference is. Looking at my previous response, it seems that i neglected to mention a great deal of what I do. As with KCCC, the core of my exercise has changed little; my main physical activity is kung fu (t...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "You can always come back for seconds."
Replies: 4
Views: 2725

Another suggestion is to ensure that you're last in the queue, as then there is no-one behind you to complain. This is not without its drawbacks, however, as there's not guarantee there'll be anything left. In my opinion, if the supplied food is supposed to be a meal and there's not enough food for ...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon May 10, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to S Diet- Some Questions I need help with
Replies: 25
Views: 7844

Wow, I feel so terrible now. I didn't mean to offend anyone with my slight aggravations. I'm sorry. I just wanted clarification. I am starting the S diet and want to succeed. I have the book by my bedside and even purchased the S Diet pin to put on my labcoat to wear at work. :( I will stick to it ...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon May 10, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How old are you? (anonymous option)
Replies: 34
Views: 10754

I'm thirty and have been doing this for about four years (No-S, not being thirty). I've never tried any diet, as they all seemed extremely stupid.
by ThomsonsPier
Fri May 07, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Atlantic- Beating Obesity
Replies: 27
Views: 7483

Without asking ThompsonsPier we can't know whether he judges fat people or not I try not to judge anyone, with varying degrees of success. The reason for the somewhat strangled English in my last post was thanks to an attempt to frame my argument without relating it to anyone specifically. Your ear...
by ThomsonsPier
Fri May 07, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Atlantic- Beating Obesity
Replies: 27
Views: 7483

I have to admit that when I started No S and before I read that article and The End of Overeating, I was in the "personal responsibility" camp. I still am, and am unlikely to be moved from it. One thing from the article that really struck me was this simile: Putting individual solutions and free wi...
by ThomsonsPier
Wed May 05, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science!
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Science!

Scientific American has an article about the differences in the ways men and women suppress food urges. It's just a preview unless you subscribe or buy the article, but I thought it might be of interest.
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Patience
Replies: 12
Views: 4748

If anyone wants to read an interesting story about patience, and waiting, check out Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot . It's a play, you might be able to find a screen version somewhere as well. The current production with IanMcKellen is touring at the moment. I saw it last month and it's brilliant.
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Excellent nutrition with small portions
Replies: 17
Views: 6421

I'm afraid it wasn't just a question of eating less :) You are, of course, correct; I was grossly oversimplifying to make a point, which is rather hypocritical of me because that's what I just accused the government of doing. My apologies. The education campaigns run to assist people in making the ...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Excellent nutrition with small portions
Replies: 17
Views: 6421

You know that five-a-day thing the government threw down our throats? It's an approximation based on poor diet and is largely without value; a lowest common denominator approach to making people eat vegetables without actually educating them. I'd say it failed, as a sizeable proportion think that a ...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Throwing in the towel...
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: Throwing in the towel...

mrsj wrote:I let go of all my negative feelings about myself

(...)

There are so many more important things in life to use my time and energy on.
I think that the above realisations are probably the finest available for personal well-being. Well done there.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Twelve days in, and frustrated!
Replies: 20
Views: 6834

When I started, I was not yet overweight and hoping to keep it that way, prevention being better than cure and all that. Like you, most people would categorise me as trim, though that's veering toward stocky (in a good way). I have succeeded, but losing further weight took a long time and it was onl...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does sugary cereal count as an S?
Replies: 7
Views: 4196

Just to offer a variation on the above view I don't generally worry about sugary cereals (assuming you're only eating them for breakfast), at least with regard to the sugar content. The main problem I do have with them is that if breakfast consists of one bowl of cereal (which is what's technically ...
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Story / Do any of you count calories?
Replies: 22
Views: 9015

I don't count calories, but I am aware of them in a nebulous way. Knowing the calorific values of foods helps to make choosing them easier, and I'm very much an advocate of keeping things as simple as possible.
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How much do you drink?
Replies: 13
Views: 5331

How much do you drink?

There's no problem I have to discuss here, just a matter of curiosity; I seem to drink a lot more than most other people I see. How much fluid do you take in during a normal day? For me, it's about six mugs of tea, one of coffee, two to five glasses of water (sometimes substituting one of those for ...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Instant Coffee
Replies: 2
Views: 5924

Starbucks are currently launching VIA, which is the best I've found (I had a free sample).
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weird question...
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

In my opinion, mints are sweets. By extension, so are Tic Tacs. I can't imagine one consumed periodically for breath-freshening purposes would be a problem though.
by ThomsonsPier
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Red or Green?
Replies: 6
Views: 3188

Sound like success from here.
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why do crash diets fail & lead to quick weight re-gainin
Replies: 18
Views: 7303

All of the above! I think a number of factors contribute, the primary being that people often go straight back to eating garbage once they reach their target weight, but now they have an extra, bulletproof, resolve that means they're obviously able to eat whatever they like because that's what all t...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interprandial Hunger
Replies: 12
Views: 6044

I'm a great advocate of balanced meals. I think a common mistake is to view the foods on your plate separately: that's not how food works. The more protein you eat, the more water your body needs to process it; if you eat vegetables with it, you get that water in the meal and, as a result, digestion...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: HUGE Platefuls
Replies: 10
Views: 4487

Re: HUGE Platefuls

I fear my stomach won't shrink The stomach doesn't shrink. It has an inherent size and will distend to accommodate excessive intake of food. You'll know if that happens, because it's extremely uncomfortable. When the food is digested, the stomach returns to normal size: there's no way to make it ph...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick question! Tips appreciated!
Replies: 12
Views: 5095

If it's something you've bought & thus has added sugar then you're breaking the no sugar rule. There is no "no sugar" rule. The rule is "no sweets". The distinction, I understand, is there to establish a difference between putting sugar in your coffee (acceptable) and eating cake because it's made ...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: starting again (Monday!) - meal duration question
Replies: 5
Views: 2920

Re: starting again (Monday!) - meal duration question

would you sit at the dinner table ... in a restaurant for a whole hour before eating your dessert? With the service in some places around here, there's not much choice. In response to the thread question, however, I'd class that fruit as a snack, but I wouldn't relate it so much to the time consume...
by ThomsonsPier
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why is EVERY gathering of people an excuse to eat!?!?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 7239

Though someone always seems to say 'you're so 'good' or I wish I had that kind of willpower - I'm always hungry' or something like that. I get this a lot; people don't seem to be able to bring themselves to believe that I'm actually not hungry, don't really like sweets, or actually prefer my coffee...
by ThomsonsPier
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello, I'm new
Replies: 14
Views: 6678

Re: Me too!!

Just started last week, into my second week. Want to commit to a year also. Need to loose 25 lbs, so I can fit into a closet full of clothes and refuse to buy more. I'll make that commitment with you. Good luck to the both of us and welcome. Have caution! I had to buy new clothes thanks to this bus...
by ThomsonsPier
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does "sampling" count as "snacking"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

I'd say it depends. If you're taking a brief test for flavour and seasoning, I'd call that legitimate. Testing the meal beforehand to make sure it's right is only sensible; if your meal is your only food intake, you want to make sure it's enjoyable. In the instance you described, however, I imagine ...
by ThomsonsPier
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: On-Off Fasting Helps Obese Adults Lose Weight
Replies: 21
Views: 8154

Re: On-Off Fasting Helps Obese Adults Lose Weight

I fast between meals and eat during them.

The notion of fasting on alternate days just sounds like No-S at lower frequency to me. Is there any actual difference?