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by leafy_greens
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gymnema herb lozenges?
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: Gymnema herb lozenges?

I'm back. I've been using liquid gymnema drops for a few months. I chose liquid because it was the same ingredient in the sweet-blocking lozenges being advertised everywhere, but a lot cheaper. I believe the drops help, but I'm not sure if it's that, or if my taste buds are changing with age. I have...
by leafy_greens
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gymnema herb lozenges?
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Yeah, I've struggled for years and sweets are still my Achilles heel. I also struggle with that "food taste" in my mouth pushing me to graze as well as boredom. Building habits seem to not stick with me as much as other people here. I figured trying an herb might not hurt.
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Intuitive Eating
Replies: 10
Views: 4237

IE doesn't work for me. The rule is "eat when you're hungry." But "hunger" is so subjective that this means I eat all the time. It made me more obsessed about food than ever.
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gymnema herb lozenges?
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Gymnema herb lozenges?

Anyone hear of this gymnema herb lozenge that allegedly kills the taste bud's desire for sweets for up to an hour? You're supposed to take them after meals and it makes sugar or high-carb foods taste disgusting. It wears off by your next meal. I'm seeing a few different brands for sale with moderate...
by leafy_greens
Sun May 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doubt about cereals
Replies: 10
Views: 3684

NO S guidelines are to curb eating sweets, not sugar. You do not have to check sugar content of every food. Just ask "is it a dessert or not?" If yes, don't eat it. If not, eat it. Peanut butter is not a dessert, therefore ok at all meals.
by leafy_greens
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The trap of the stomach growl diet
Replies: 39
Views: 28239

Re-visiting this topic. This is such a controversial topic, even among No Sers. There is so much misinformation about "feeling hungry" and what that actually FEELS like. Is it mental craving, or the physical stomach growl? I believe the stomach growl is the physical guideline for "eating when you're...
by leafy_greens
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The most unusual, anti-paleo and anti low-carb mod
Replies: 14
Views: 10922

I'll definitely try potatoes for breakfast.
by leafy_greens
Mon May 23, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How do you call the end of a meal?
Replies: 34
Views: 14660

I eat til I'm slightly overfull, or I won't make it until the next meal.

It's a much different feeling than the intuitive eating systems which tell you to stop before you're full, but then just eat again whenever you want even though it's not meal time.
by leafy_greens
Fri May 20, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How hard-line is your red/green line?
Replies: 15
Views: 9534

Just posted this in my personal thread. But I've had several rounds of No S and I'm not being as strict this time. I'm having two pieces of chocolate per day and chips with dinner. This is a big improvement. If I can make it through the work day with no snacking except for my two pieces of chocolate...
by leafy_greens
Fri May 20, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: It's about time for my own thread
Replies: 27
Views: 12872

A month of success

I have made it a month today. I have been on No S off and on since 2010. I checked my Habit Cal. I managed to make it for at least a month, four different times: - May 2010 - Feb-June-ish 2013 (I had surgery in July and fell off the wagon due to stress) - October 2015 - May 2016 I am contemplating e...
by leafy_greens
Thu May 12, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Preponderance of women participants in the forum
Replies: 13
Views: 9114

Because men don't have as many body issues, eating disorders, societal weight pressures, and sweet cravings as women (No S is known to help all of these issues.) I believe the men that do turn to No S have a much easier time at it than the women and stick to it long term. Women are often emotional e...
by leafy_greens
Thu May 05, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: short article that backs up no s logic
Replies: 14
Views: 9338

Here's some other Grandma-themed things: American Women Didn't get Fat in the 1950s https://www.amazon.com/American-Women-Didnt-Get-1950s-ebook/dp/B00EW478QY?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00EW478QY&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl&tag=50sdiet-20 Great Depression Co...
by leafy_greens
Thu May 05, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: That will not work...
Replies: 3
Views: 3719

If it's too hard or a permanent way of life, or if it goes against "common knowledge" a.k.a. 6 meals a day stoking metabolism, people don't want to believe it works because they don't want to DO it. Everyone thinks there's an easier way, even if it's harder than NO S like counting calories, restrict...
by leafy_greens
Tue May 03, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Reluctantly I have bought bigger tops ...
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

Even when I was at my lowest weight I didn't like wearing tight clothes. It's all about comfort. :lol:
by leafy_greens
Tue May 03, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Story snacks - chocolate cake
Replies: 16
Views: 9152

My favorite chocolate cake is the Godiva flavor at Cheesecake Factory! That really hits the spot...
by leafy_greens
Tue May 03, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-Hunger Breakfasts
Replies: 42
Views: 21926

I agree with eating non-breakfast food for breakfast, but I don't always have time to make it! Sometimes I do have to eat granola bars in the car and they never last me long! I try to at least eat a huge bowl of granola if I'm running low on time. That lasts longer than a bar. Also eating PB sandwic...
by leafy_greens
Tue May 03, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will I lose weight following the No S Diet?
Replies: 10
Views: 12018

Will you lose weight? Well that depends... No S is good for controlling bingeing but weight loss is slow for most. If you're like me and eat a ton of desserts and snacks, then cutting out all those calories means automatic weight loss. How fast it comes off depends on how much extra are you consumin...
by leafy_greens
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: some "disease" maps
Replies: 5
Views: 4440

The last couple years I believe Mississippi has ranked as the most obese, and Colorado as the least obese.
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Temptations at the office
Replies: 16
Views: 10557

When someone brings something in, I take one and save it for the weekend. I usually don't want it by then anyway :(
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: People concerned with no snacking
Replies: 19
Views: 13017

I've had similar conversations at work. People can't believe that just eating three meals a day and not snacking could actually make a significant difference. Plus, like you said, our society cannot fathom living without snacks. We might faint and waste away if we don't eat every two hours. Perhaps...
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An interesting Artcile - Sugar Detox
Replies: 15
Views: 10885

oolala53 wrote:I used to make a big deal about avoiding fruit and nuts because of the sugar and fat, then binge on brownie batter. The queen floating on the barge floating on DENIAL.
:twisted: :D
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Self-Esteem Boost
Replies: 11
Views: 6699

Losing weight definitely gave me a high feeling, but maybe I'm unique that I can't break the depression feeling that I must skip sweets for a few days. So No S definitely gives me high-highs and low-lows.
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Story snacks - what Mary Poppins said
Replies: 6
Views: 5466

Enough is as good as a feast."
Good one.
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Story snacks The New Normal - grazing all day long
Replies: 7
Views: 5639

"cream-cheese-Cheeto sandwich [or] rice crispy with spicy trail mix"

:oops: :oops:
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: some "disease" maps
Replies: 5
Views: 4440

The southeast consistently ranks as the most obese, so that probably has something to do with it.
by leafy_greens
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why did you leave? Why are you back?
Replies: 253
Views: 112471

Re: Why did you leave? Why are you back?

If you are one of the people who left the No S Diet and then came back, please share your story. Thanks to the OP for being so honest. I think most of us here have a story like this. In my opinion, the reason people leave is because No S is hard. It's like children rebelling against their parents. ...
by leafy_greens
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: You Can't Eat and Knit: Thoughts on Displacement Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 7379

Yeah I play guitar for my distraction activity, but it's become so obvious that I'm distracting myself that I don't like playing because it seems mandatory, like forcing myself to exercise. Know what I mean? I guess my habit is not built well.
by leafy_greens
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sweet Tooth Explained (Kinda) - Study
Replies: 3
Views: 3539

Makes sense. Also lack of sleep makes me crave sweets.
by leafy_greens
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: An interesting Artcile - Sugar Detox
Replies: 15
Views: 10885

Any diet that bans fruit because of the sugar content is far too kooky to be taken seriously, IMO.
by leafy_greens
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie question: anyone else had binge eating problems?
Replies: 15
Views: 7883

Re: Newbie question: anyone else had binge eating problems?

My query was if anyone here had success doing this without it triggering off their binge eating? I have lost (and regained) forty pounds before, doing all kinds of wacko diets and I think I broke something in my brain. I think I have lost belief that I can resist the call of the sugar-snack - even ...
by leafy_greens
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Funny article on "paleo"
Replies: 6
Views: 5445

Myth 1: Paleolithic People Ate Meat Galore Haha, good one. "We have incisors so we are meant to eat meat constantly." Well just because we can, doesn't mean we should. We can also graze instead of eating 3 meals, but doesn't mean that we should. I would imagine that hunting, killing and preparing m...
by leafy_greens
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do any of you remember posting this?
Replies: 12
Views: 9090

Re: Do any of you remember posting this?

Somewhere in the depths of my foggy brain I recall a discussion on here where somebody was concerned that they would not lose weight with the size of their plates even though they were complying with the rules. Someone else said not to worry but if weight loss was really slow keep the big plates an...
by leafy_greens
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Embracing convenience foods
Replies: 7
Views: 5097

I think that the mindset that convenience foods are bad fits into the "virtuousness" that Reinhard advises us to avoid. We are constantly told by diet gurus to "eat clean" and "eat nothing that comes in a package." I have read that frozen vegetables are no worse than fresh ones (not sure if that is ...
by leafy_greens
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Super Strictness Yields Super Ease!!
Replies: 9
Views: 6014

I would have bought a piece of pie and ate it first thing at breakfast on Saturday.. but that's just me...
by leafy_greens
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Back in No S land
Replies: 7
Views: 5493

A lot of times it's easy to stay on No S if you have a familiar daily schedule. Then when something changes or you go on vacation, it can throw things out of whack and then all of a sudden you're not doing No S anymore. If you are prepared in advance for these changes, it can help you stick to No S.
by leafy_greens
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling (Binge Eating)
Replies: 24
Views: 17796

My experience may not be too helpful, but I briefly saw a counselor to talk about bingeing and don't feel like it helped very much. In my experience, bingeing is a result of stress and depression, and when I stay busy or eat in public, the bingeing decreases. Of course that doesn't keep me from want...
by leafy_greens
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Accidental No-S'er
Replies: 10
Views: 9030

Re: The Accidental No-S'er

Dianamoon wrote:I was reading an appreciative but critical account of NoSD on a website called Bitter Poison, which is a vegan website. She liked the idea but had a few criticisms. Her criticisms were fair so I decided to look into it.
What were her criticisms? Just curious.
by leafy_greens
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Finally gotten over my sugar craving!
Replies: 10
Views: 6808

So it took you a few years to get rid of your sugar cravings? (not 30 days like Reinhard says - that definitely didn't work for me.) That seems more realistic. I've only ever done 3 months of perfect compliance so maybe I need to do it for a year. It's just very hard when I want to cry at the though...
by leafy_greens
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: vitamin d deficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 8478

I was diagnosed with a D deficiency and started taking the extra vitamins, but after about 3 months I still felt no marked increase in energy, or decrease in food cravings.
by leafy_greens
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: some S's to add
Replies: 4
Views: 4644

I like those S's because they focus on adding something positive, rather than removing something you want.
by leafy_greens
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I need a Quitting Sugar Buddy
Replies: 41
Views: 22418

I am intrigued at the thought of quitting sugar but to actually do it terrifies me. I would be interested in your progress. I am always jealous of those people who say they "never crave sugar anymore." At best, I have had 3 perfect months of No S and crave it constantly. I guess everyone is different.
by leafy_greens
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Addiction and just need to talk
Replies: 8
Views: 6379

Re: Food Addiction and just need to talk

Hi I am taking a chemical dependencies class at the local community college and we ended up talking about food addiction and if it was real. I think it is a real problem. I know with the No S Diet I have tried and tried to do the program and the side effects of eating less; food cravings, anxiety, ...
by leafy_greens
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of dropping an S rule! (No sweets)
Replies: 20
Views: 9972

Just want to say that I had a "sweet tooth" as well before No S 4 years ago. I would eat a 20-oz. bar of milk chocolate at one sitting. Half a 9-inch cake. Nearly 1/2 gallon of ice cream at a time. I now sometimes have whole weeks go by with no sweets because I just don't see a reason to have them....
by leafy_greens
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 22975

Now that you mention it, the term "clean eating" does bug me... :roll: It insinuates some moral superiority. I feel bad for the milk, bread and eggs that get a bad rap! It makes me sad that these foods were "good enough" and nutritious enough for our parents but not good enough or nutritious enough ...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: very frustrated
Replies: 4
Views: 3264

Re: very frustrated

3. I think about food all the time and what I want to eat next. 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. No S requires more thinking and planning in order to fit full square meals into three daily eating opport...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fab article
Replies: 12
Views: 6904

Maybe it was for the study, but I don"t think three big meals are ideal or even necessary. The article was saying a "big meal" to mean a No-S-style traditional meal (as opposed to a 6-meal-a-day-mini-meal.) It doesn't mean gorge yourself on triple-serving massive meals. While "big" can mean differe...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Surprise!
Replies: 16
Views: 8023

Re: Surprise!

So I've done No S for a week and a half now. Not perfectly, but getting there. What surprises me most is that I actually LIKE the feeling of being a little bit hungry. I'm hypoglycemic and prone to "crashing," especially if I work out after eating badly, so for most of my adult life I've been on th...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 20
Views: 11154

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

chomp0 wrote: Every meal must taste great!
Sometimes I forget to do this. :oops: You really have to make each meal awesome.
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: restarting today
Replies: 23
Views: 11274

Re: restarting today

i'm excited to be back and i know, from personal experience of losing about 18 lbs in the first year on NoS, without even 100 percent perfect compliance on N days, that this works for me! i hope i can reverse the damage i've done this year... i think being on here and posting more often will help m...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fighting off the urge to snack
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Re: Fighting off the urge to snack

Hello all, I'm posting this to keep myself from eating. Night time is so hard for me oh my goodness. Trying to get back into this healthy life habit but Man ! I've had to give myself 2 pep talks tonight ! I'm not hungry, at all!! Not even a little, but my desire to eat is obnoxious.. It's all I thi...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm New and gaining
Replies: 8
Views: 4941

Re: I'm New and gaining

I've been doing this for 4 weeks. Week one I lost 6 pounds. Week 2 I didn't gain or lose. Week 3 I gained 1/2 pound. Week 4 I've gained 2.5 pounds. I'm a vegetarian and last week I walked a 10k on Friday and walked over 30 miles the entire week and I sill GAINED 2 pounds. HELP!!!!!! I've been telli...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rock Bottom: Am I Ready?
Replies: 7
Views: 4167

Re: Rock Bottom: Am I Ready?

Hey Everyone: A little about me: I'm 31 years old, male. When I graduated from college in 2005, I was fit and trim. 6'1", 175 lbs. I looked and felt great. After graduation, I entered the workforce, stopped walking, started driving, snacking, overeating, etc. My new "normal" weight tended to be 205...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recent Conversation
Replies: 19
Views: 10408

Nobody believes me either. That's not true, one of my brothers believed me. He's been nos-ing since October and he's lost a lot of weight. He's gone down 4 pants sizes. I've lost 35 lbs. I tell everyone who asks me, and everyone has some excuse about why it works for me but won't for them. This is ...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of dropping an S rule! (No sweets)
Replies: 20
Views: 9972

Re: Thinking of dropping an S rule! (No sweets)

I am having a compliance problem! I've gotten into a bad habit of having an extra s day every week (a fail day). Every time Monday comes around I think 'oh no, 5 'n' days in a row coming up! How will I survive'. Pretty pathetic, I know. The snacking isn't really a problem, I enjoy eating at meal ti...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: homemade desserts
Replies: 11
Views: 13379

There are a lot of ideas on Pinterest for "desserts for two."
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)
Replies: 17
Views: 10548

Re: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)

basically you eat whatever you like for 5 days, and instead of two S days, you actually fast for two days (500 calories for women). My problem is overeating, so eating whatever I like for 5 days didn't work. The premise is that you'll eat 'normally' for 5 days and then the calorie deficit on 2 days...
by leafy_greens
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help pls ... Mobile Habitcal
Replies: 6
Views: 4614

https://everydaysystems.com/habitcal/m/

This is the "app." It's not something you can download, but a page that you have to go to. It's basically a web page that is formatted to be mobile-friendly.
by leafy_greens
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions - thanks in advance!
Replies: 26
Views: 12576

Reinhard says you can have cocoa if you consume it the same way the Mayans did - with no added sugar.
by leafy_greens
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 Meals Instead of 3
Replies: 12
Views: 6412

I would say long-term, 2 meals a day is probably not good for most people. If you stick to vanilla No S long enough, you'll be hungry in the mornings.
by leafy_greens
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating out and meal courses
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

Re: Eating out and meal courses

Hi, I'm very new to No S and was wondering how you manage eating out? My husband and I often dine out for his work and will have multiple meal courses (not including dessert). The portions are usually very small (we currently live in Asia), but obviously they don't all come on the one plate. How do...
by leafy_greens
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Habitcal mobil app
Replies: 6
Views: 4431

I pulled up the "app" page in my phone browser, then I saved a shortcut to the app page on my phone desktop. Then I just click on the shortcut to go right to the app page. The only problem I'm having is that it asks me to log in everyday. It doesn't keep me logged in. Also, you can't zoom in and it'...
by leafy_greens
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lent
Replies: 18
Views: 8759

One time I tried to do Lent, even though I'm not Catholic, to give up sweets. It didn't work out too well. No S and all the support systems for no snacking didn't exist back then. I'm originally from Austria and if you live in a very catholic country the support system is all around you - much much...
by leafy_greens
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 9776

Most of the books about French eating habits go hand-in-hand with No S.

Also American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s e-book is really good.
by leafy_greens
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lent
Replies: 18
Views: 8759

One time I tried to do Lent, even though I'm not Catholic, to give up sweets. It didn't work out too well. No S and all the support systems for no snacking didn't exist back then.
by leafy_greens
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Resources which support No Snacking
Replies: 57
Views: 45039

Even though I failed at sticking with Intuitive Eating and Intermittent Fasting, I did learn that hunger is not the demon people think it is. It is possible to live with slight hunger between meals. Hunger is not an emergency. I always read about being on a diet without having hunger. But how is th...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article - defeating obesity gene(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 4545

I don't think there is an "obesity gene" in 99% of overweight people - just a history of bad eating habits.
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I have discovered on my first day.
Replies: 10
Views: 5046

Re: What I have discovered on my first day.

1. I snack All. The. Time! I knew I had a problem with snacking. I work from home and all day yesterday I found myself in the kitchen prowling. I normally snack on 'good' food, so I had told myself it didn't count. But handfuls of raw nuts, fruit, crackers and hummus etc every hour or so has got to...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise makes the difference
Replies: 18
Views: 11421

Exercise does not help me lose weight. My father agrees, because he would always tell me, "The most important muscle to exercise is your mouth" (meaning control your eating.) Here is a personal experience. There was a time where I was depressed and not eating much at all. It happened to coincide wit...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Free Slow-Cooker cookbook (Kindle)
Replies: 9
Views: 4891

Bummer, I missed the free version. However, I own this book that I found on the clearance rack at B&N. I love this book because it focuses on beans and cooking very simple.

http://www.amazon.com/Gourmet-Vegetaria ... 158008074X
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The perils of being fat, female and French
Replies: 14
Views: 8959

Very interesting, Too Solid Flesh -- so it's not just a moderate traditional way of eating but also a rigidly weight-conscious culture that leads to the slim French silhouette, according to this! I like the moderate traditional way of eating, which No S replicates -- not sure I like the other bit s...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Invention of snacking
Replies: 5
Views: 3661

Thanks for the docu link. I'll check it out.
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: They just keep coming...
Replies: 5
Views: 3720

Dr. Oz annoys me. He doesn't seem very informed for a doctor. Every day he has a new "miracle" product.
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with Fridays please!
Replies: 24
Views: 12482

alice2002, rather than shifting your S days, remember that you can have ANYTHING you want as long is it is not a sweet, it's only at meal time and fits on one plate. This can be burgers, fries, pizza, chips. If Fridays are a problem then eat something really enjoyable like this, so you don't feel as...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are my goals too lofty?
Replies: 10
Views: 4943

CM2014, long-term is definitely the way to go.
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article on Popular NoS Mod
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Sounds like this is one of those crazy diets that Reinhard warns about. (quick results, but impossible habits for the long term.)

I say about No S, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
by leafy_greens
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Small sweet treat every day?
Replies: 13
Views: 6847

I have such a problem with sweets that this mod doesn't work for me, unfortunately.
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: diet drinks
Replies: 10
Views: 5424

I understand that anything sweet can be a "gateway" for some bingers, although I'm trying to break myself of that mentality. I don't want to feel like if I accidentally ingest something sweet, I'm doomed for a binge. I think there is a happy medium between being strict and being "all or nothing."
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate milk
Replies: 18
Views: 8069

Someone posted an excerpt from a post of Reinhard's on beverages between meals on another thread questioning diet sodas. He doesn't list any hot chocolate, and he does recommend black coffee, but in part of it, he says go easy on the cream and sugar in coffee, so they aren't forbidden. For nearly 4...
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any tips for a newcomer?
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

Re: Any tips for a newcomer?

Today is my second N day...and so far so good. I'm really looking forward to the weekend, though! Anyone else LOVE sweets, and go overboard at first? I'm guessing that is what will happen, and the last thing I want to do is stress on my S days about that. Any tips for someone in their first week? I...
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: question about muffins and breakfast breads
Replies: 19
Views: 8758

It depends on the type of bread or muffin. I would call a homemade corn muffin or cornbread (or similar, nonsugary flavor) ok on N days. I would save any kind of store-bought, bakery-made or coffeeshop muffin for S days only. I eat a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, 1-2 N days a week, because I...
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s
Replies: 35
Views: 24798

Hi- this is Averyl, the author and blogger. First, this is a very interesting thread! I enjoy reading about people's memories of the 1950s. And to the OP, thank you for your great review of my book. :D Wow! Thanks for stopping by this thread! However, let's also remember that in addition to habit, ...
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating out of a Ramekin!
Replies: 6
Views: 5876

She lost the 6 lbs or whatever she gained in week. I suspect she would have done that anyway. I think eating from a ramekin might get difficult. Boring was her word. Would you pack your own if you went out to lunch with someone or would you just as for your meal to be served in a ramekin? One of th...
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: diet drinks
Replies: 10
Views: 5424

I'm not sure if I believe that diet drinks are a "gateway" to binging. I think they are fine for N days, in moderation of course, just like with any food.
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate milk
Replies: 18
Views: 8069

I think chocolate milk is a sweet. Regular milk is not. If I want to be warm, I have a cup of tea. Anything chocolate is a weekend food.
by leafy_greens
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hour between meals
Replies: 11
Views: 6573

Breakfast - 7:30-8:00
Lunch - 1:00 - 2:00
Dinner - 7:30/8:00 - ?
by leafy_greens
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Drop Dead Healthy
Replies: 7
Views: 4235

What was the outcome? Did he come to the conclusion that most diets are hogwash? :)
by leafy_greens
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s
Replies: 35
Views: 24798

Grammy G, thanks for your post. My childhood (1980s) had normal eating patterns, until my mom went back to work (I was about age 11.) This seems to be when our family eating together and having rules about food went out the window (and my food issues began.) I don't blame my parents because they did...
by leafy_greens
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: It's about time for my own thread
Replies: 27
Views: 12872

I think any of those vegetables sound a lot healthier than sweets. I don't know who would consider them unhealthy unless they are on a strange non-No S diet. I didn't think about peas being sweet but I guess you are right. Thanks!
by leafy_greens
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Argggh - my first S day
Replies: 8
Views: 4529

Sister H - No S is so different from all the other diets, where you are made to feel guilty for eating regular foods. It can take some time to adjust. If you keep your portion sizes to one plate, three times a day, there is no need for guilt.
by leafy_greens
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dear No S'ers, what would you do? advice needed please
Replies: 19
Views: 11992

Re: Dear No S'ers, what would you do? advice needed please

Got a situation going on with my doctor but I need to give some background first. I'm 15st 4lb - that's 215 pounds. 5'3" female with a very small frame. I "should" weigh around 120 pounds, although my own goal is closer to 140 pounds. I'm 51 years old, in perimenopause. I've been No S'ing on and of...
by leafy_greens
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s
Replies: 35
Views: 24798

American Women Didn't Get Fat in the 1950s

I have read this Kindle book by Averyl Hill and highly recommend it. Her theory that the reason women were thinner in the 1950s is because they cooked and ate real food, and didn't live in a fat-acceptance culture (politically correct.) She goes through the old medical charts and studies and compare...
by leafy_greens
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Re-Reading the Book & Habit is King
Replies: 7
Views: 4889

I have to constantly read the book or read the message boards when I am struggling (a lot of the time.) It really does help.
by leafy_greens
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: It's about time for my own thread
Replies: 27
Views: 12872

Needing some spice in my N-days. I have been stuck in the mode of using sweets as the go-to favorite food when I'm hungry and asking myself "What do I want to eat?" Every time I ask myself that, I want a sweet, and I can't have sweets on N-days, which is severely depressing to me. So I was thinking ...
by leafy_greens
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Overeating as an addiction
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Thanks for the recommendation. Has anybody thought about making a book sticky thread?
by leafy_greens
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sleep as a cure for obesity?
Replies: 6
Views: 3710

I absolutely believe that sleep is a cure for obesity. This is all anecdotal but - If I don't get enough sleep, I spend all day wanting to eat. If I go to bed on time, I will not stay up wanting to graze all night. If I sleep enough, I will wake up hungry and ready for a good breakfast. It is better...
by leafy_greens
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths about our soft bodies
Replies: 10
Views: 5374

Overeating is not common among the multi-generational wealthy in the United States. Good point. This would certainly explain the link between poverty/obesity (not knowing where your next meal will come from.) Although many people today are upper middle class, and have no fear of going hungry... yet...
by leafy_greens
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths about our soft bodies
Replies: 10
Views: 5374

Yes, we surely don't need all the food we get when we eat out. But the great thing about No S is that we don't HAVE to find healthy restaurants. Though I prefer ones with better food. And I eat so well on my own that I don't feel as pressured to eat well when I'm out. I just like to. Oh, we certain...
by leafy_greens
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths about our soft bodies
Replies: 10
Views: 5374

This weekend SO and I went on a trip and could not find a healthy restaurant. We ate at a pancake house and had to split a meal because his omlette came with a "side" of 3 pancakes! And a large scoop of butter. I just ate the pancakes as my meal off his plate. I would estimate 90% of the population ...
by leafy_greens
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hi,newbie here
Replies: 19
Views: 7326

Welcome, this is the best diet there is. It doesn't cost a thing beyond your normal grocery bill.