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by spleener
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's back
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Spleener's back

You probably didn't miss me--I wasn't a huge poster--but I knew I was gone. I found the No S Diet back in June and had some really solid success with it for about six weeks. Eventually I saw Intuitive Eating as the next shiny new diety thing (or the next stop on my evolutionary path toward becoming ...
by spleener
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: WebMD's solution to keeping a diet simple
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

I'll join the "I hate food diaries" club. That's one aspect of No S that has been genuinely freeing. Whether I was counting carbs or calories, I had to account for every single thing I ate. If I ate out I needed to either visit the restaurant's website for the calorie info or try to estimate the dam...
by spleener
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You know your plate is too full when....
Replies: 35
Views: 11010

...it grows eerily quiet at the Chinese buffet as you walk back to your table.
by spleener
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lost after Day 21--any suggestions?
Replies: 29
Views: 6540

I've had a lot of success with the habit-based approach Reinhard mentioned, and that's a major theme in the book. It's hard not to be focused on some particular goal--such as 21-day compliance or a certain amount of weight lost--but that's the thinking that got us into this collective mess to begin ...
by spleener
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The 21(day) Club
Replies: 836
Views: 558327

I'm happy to say I hit 21 days and have kept going. This is day, er, 25. It's been amazing to me how quickly this has become such an ingrained habit that I don't think about it anymore. I'm rarely hungry in between meals, and when I am, a glass of whole milk completely satisfies me. I have $150 wort...
by spleener
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back on the Wagon!
Replies: 10
Views: 2660

Good for you! There's a point with this thing where inertia sort of kicks in, as the rules really become established as a habit. 21 days of vanilla No S will get you there.
by spleener
Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Three kinds of Failures
Replies: 8
Views: 2117

I just completed 21 days, green and yellow across the board with no extra S days. I am absolutely there with all of the issues people have mentioned--mindless eating, defiance (and who am I being defiant against, exactly--more to the point, who gets hurt?), hopelessness, all of it. Prior to stumblin...
by spleener
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 21: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. Well, here I am...I've stayed on track for the whole three weeks since I started. There were challenges the first couple weeks, but as Reinhard says, this starts hard (or hard-ish, maybe) and gets easier; every other diet goes the other way. This does have the feel o...
by spleener
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

I've been keeping a No S blog since I began the diet three weeks ago; if you're interested (and I mean, why wouldn't you be?), you can check it out here.
by spleener
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Blogs (add yours too!)
Replies: 88
Views: 161772

Today is my 21st day of the No S diet, and it's been going well so far. You can check out my No S Diet blog, Soylent Green is People (Only Two Grams Net Carbs).
by spleener
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 18: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. Today was completely uneventful from an eating perspective. That's a really nice part of the No S Diet; it's becoming part of the fabric of my day, and not something I have to give a lot of thought to. Day 19: S day Day 20: S day Looking at the scale, this is the fir...
by spleener
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 17: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. I had kind of a big lunch (I made Phad Thai at home) and a fruit smoothie for dinner. I went about eight hours between breakfast and lunch; I was really only hungry for about the last hour in between.
by spleener
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 16: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. We went to an Italian place where the dishes were actually normal size, but they piled the pasta on them pretty generously. I should have asked for a box right away. I ended up eating it all--not a disaster, and it wasn't an insane amount of food--but it was more tha...
by spleener
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 15: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. Today I had my first instance of really wanting to eat in the afternoon. I had my breakfast at 5:30 AM instead of around 10:00, as I've been doing on weekdays. The weird thing was that I wasn't really hungry after lunch; I just wanted to eat something. I think it's t...
by spleener
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No S. Questions about portion sizes.
Replies: 10
Views: 2954

If I've got things that don't go well together, I'll plate them (if possible) and then offload some of the food to a smaller plate. Virtual plating works fine too; for me at least, the key is not to fudge on the portions. I try to estimate conservatively if I need to guess.
by spleener
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Salad and other bowl foods
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

I've started doing that with cereal--I had it for lunch yesterday, and for breakfast today. I start with some kind of healthy cereal in a biggish bowl (not cartoon big, but bigger than a regular soup bowl) add some fruit, and call it a meal. I've done the virtual plate thing with a smaller bowl of c...
by spleener
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 14: SUCCESS. My appetite was just not there today. I've been eating a fair amount of fruits and veggies, and maybe that's the reason why. Whatever it is, I'm just not that hungry. I'm on a medication that can have a dampening effect on the appetite, but after a few weeks on it, I managed to over...
by spleener
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Advice to beginners
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Hi Chris, I'm a fellow newbie (today is day 14) and a recovering low-carb dieter. I know the Atkins and Protein Power diets inside and out, and I can really relate to that feeling that noessing is, well, wrong. I took Reinhard's advice and just concentrated on the rules the first week, not really wo...
by spleener
Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 11: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. Overall, a very uneventful day from a No S perspective. I had originally decided that today would be an S day; it was a Friday, and my day off for the fourth of July holiday (which falls on a Saturday this year). I realized there was really no reason to make it an S ...
by spleener
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Discuss the influence of low carb diets here.
Replies: 55
Views: 11336

I discovered Protein Power around 1996, and have done that and/or Atkins) off and on for over a decade--and hey, I'm a good 30 pounds heavier than I was then. At my heaviest I was about 70 or 80 pounds heavier than when I started dabbling with low-carb diets. I've also done Nutri-System, Slimfast, M...
by spleener
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Probably shouldn't but thinking about making a Mod.
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

I think failure is part of the process (it's part of life, after all). With the pie thing, you know what you did, and why; you made a conscious decision, and didn't let it cause your whole day to spiral out of control. That's all really good. Seeing that red day on your calendar is a reminder of the...
by spleener
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Random thought - compensation for marginal failures?
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Personally, the all-or-nothing approach of the diet really works for me. I've been tempted to do some similar things, but I think the whole thing can go south pretty quickly. With only three rules, I don't want to start thinking up exceptions to them. I think part of the point of having "failure" da...
by spleener
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 10: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. After 10 days, this is becoming more natural, and I think I can feel it beginning to settle into a habit. I'm definitely eating less I went to McDonald's for breakfast and ate less than I had last week. This evening I put some off my food back after I started eating....
by spleener
Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 9: SUCCESS. Funny stuff: minimal. I did taste some beans I was making (after dinner) for seasoning purposes, but I'm not going to stress over two spoons full of bean soup. I suppose I could have found a spot on my dinner plate for four or five pinto beans. I can see that my portions are starting...
by spleener
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 8: SUCCESS. Funny stuff: minimal. I did virtually plate a meal at Subway, but I've put their subs on an actual plate often enough to know that you can cram a footlong and some chips on one. The sub was a veggie (and the chips were baked Lays, which I actually like), so my calories weren't excess...
by spleener
Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How did you first Hear about No S?
Replies: 33
Views: 7002

I found out about the No S diet a couple weeks ago at the livinlavidalowcarb.com blog (promoting an upcoming podcast interview with Reinhard). It's kind of ironic that I found about about this from a low-carb diet website...
by spleener
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 7: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. My wife is counting calories, and I told her I'd eat whatever she makes for dinner...don't know if I'll be able to do it, though. The low-fat recipes she's using strip pretty much all the flavor out of the food she's cooking. One of the things I'm really enjoying is t...
by spleener
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 5: S day Day 6: S day S Days: I won't kid you--I ate a lot over the weekend. It was probably in line with what I'd eat on vacation; we ate out several times and I got stuff I liked. I also took home food from one place and got a half order at another, so I wouldn't call it a blowout. I found tha...
by spleener
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot.
Replies: 20
Views: 4415

Hey, it's awesome that you realized what the problem was, and that you came to the BB for support! I think that's spectacular. You can feel really good about this. I've done the low carb thing on and off for years, and I've had the same issue with it; after a while you don't want to look at another ...
by spleener
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 4: SUCCESS. Funny Stuff: minimal. We went to a restaurant where stuff was served on something between plates and platters. I virtually plated my food by kind of arranging it in the middle of my plat(ter)e. They served me four pieces of fish, and I put two on a bread plate until I got a carryout ...
by spleener
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Celebrate Eating
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

That's great! I've only been doing this a few days, and my experience with breakfast was similar today. I went to McDonald's after I'd been at work for a few hours, and instead of taking it back to the office, I ate it there. I read "In Defense of Food" after reading Reinhard's book, and one of Mich...
by spleener
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 3: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. I got really hungry between lunch and dinner--not because I miscalculated my lunch portion, but because dinner was about 90 minutes later than I was expecting it to be. I had a small glass of orange juice and a couple glasses of water to tide me over. I also had a gla...
by spleener
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Day 2: SUCCESS. No funny stuff. Kind of a largish lunch, but dinner was pretty reasonable, I think. I was a little hungry in the evening, but not as much when I got up this morning.
by spleener
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Thanks for your encouragment...I think the strange thing has been that, having spent literally years counting calories or avoiding carbs, I would have thought I'd have a much better sense of what a reasonable portion looks like. I guess there's a psychological element to the thought that no more foo...
by spleener
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S "mods" (add yours!)
Replies: 167
Views: 200581

No PB

I'm only on day two, and I don't plan on doing a lot of mods. I'm the poster child for everything Reinhard wrote about, and I've pretty much careened between the calorie accountant and good food/bad food extremes. My one accomodation is that peanut butter is an "S" food for me. I already know it's a...
by spleener
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Spleener's Daily Check-in
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

Spleener's Daily Check-in

Yesterday was my first day. I found out about the No S Diet a couple days ago (ironically enough, from a low-carb blog); I bought the book yesterday and read the whole thing pretty much in one sitting. It's absolutely amazing. Day one (yesterday): Sucess! Yippee! It actually wasn't that hard. I ate ...