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by Desert Rat
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Interesting Article

"I am fond of saying that I carry a perfectly adequate snack shop right on my body, spread over arms, waist, hips and thighs. I've got a long way to go before any danger of exhausting it!"

That made me laugh out loud! "I am my own vending machine."
by Desert Rat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Interesting Article

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/healthy-snacks-unhealthy-lifestyle "The celebration of snackification, healthy or not, obscures the fact that we are now sustaining ourselves in bitesize, individual moments instead of shared, bigger meals." The impact of snacking on weight wasn't a feature of the ar...
by Desert Rat
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another reason to eat moderately. . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2543

Re: Another reason to eat moderately. . .

No S dieters have the good sense not to starve themselves until they faint from hunger! On another message board I follow, one Whole 30 person was bragging about fasting for five days. Seriously? That's the ticket to health?
by Desert Rat
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ugh. Sugar hangover.
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: Ugh. Sugar hangover.

This absolutely happens. I find that after eating too much sugary, salty, refined food I not only feel terrible but I can't focus and think straight.
by Desert Rat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cannabis for weight loss
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Cannabis is used to help people regain their appetite in the case of chemotherapy and wasting diseases. I doubt it would be helpful for weight loss when it's used to help people keep weight on.
by Desert Rat
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Weight loss with Organic Food
Replies: 14
Views: 12690

https://www.newsweek.com/campaign-organ ... cam-785493

Whenever someone starts with the "it's full of chemicals!" argument I take it with a huge grain of sodium chloride and wash it down with a big glass of dihydrogen monoxide.
by Desert Rat
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: social media's insane popularity influence
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

This is a little off-topic, but it reminded me of a pet peeve I have about Facebook (in addition to people hawking supplements) - the promotion of useless if not downright dangerous diet and health advice. Another pet peeve of mine is using Facebook to bully people suffering from illness; for exampl...
by Desert Rat
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Post workout snack
Replies: 9
Views: 4022

Or glass of chocolate Milk. you can feel the nutrients going right to tired muscles like an IV, lol. I read an excellent book recently, "The First 20 Minutes" (so titled because you get the most benefit from the first 20 minutes of exercise). It recommended chocolate milk as a post-workout recovery...
by Desert Rat
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Skippy commerical
Replies: 14
Views: 5848

I've noticed that advertisers are great at sending false signals - such as ultra-thin models slamming down 1,500 calorie fast-food meals (implying that the "beautiful people" eat that stuff and stay thin so you can too). Not food related, but as a woman "of a certain age" it really annoys me when ad...
by Desert Rat
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ex binge eater on how no snacking helped her recover....
Replies: 17
Views: 11107

What an excellent article!
by Desert Rat
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The most unusual, anti-paleo and anti low-carb mod
Replies: 14
Views: 11128

I think this started with "That guy who ate all the potatoes" - http://www.potatoes.com/files/9313/4885/1811/That_Guy_Who_Ate_All_THe_Potatoes_Cookbook.pdf The head of the Washington State Potato Growers Association wanted to counter all the "carbs are evil" and "potatoes are unhealthy" rhetoric tha...
by Desert Rat
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 166718

I'll join you. I'm tired of gaining and losing the same 15 pounds over and over again, and I want to make peace with food. I grew up in a family that definitely believed "food is love", yet mercilessly made fun of overweight people (behind their backs, of course). I started my first diet when I was ...
by Desert Rat
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Series from PBS
Replies: 13
Views: 7458

Agreed! There's truly hungry, as in feeling hunger pangs, and then there's "I'm tired and I need sugar to pick me up" hungry, "I'm stressed out and I need comfort food" hungry, etc. etc. "Jonesing" is a great term to describe cravings. I also like "hangry" - so hungry that one's blood sugar is low, ...
by Desert Rat
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Series from PBS
Replies: 13
Views: 7458

She definitely talks about learned behavior and why we do what we do as far as food is concerned. It's humbling to know that I have so much in common with Pavlov's dogs!
by Desert Rat
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Series from PBS
Replies: 13
Views: 7458

Interesting Series from PBS

Hi All! I don't know if this series, "Eating Psychology with Betty," is broadcast on PBS nationwide. I've found it very interesting. I watched Episode 102 today, which deals with eating triggers. It explained a lot!

http://www.azpbs.org/eating/
by Desert Rat
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a little rough, but the message rings true
Replies: 4
Views: 4302

Reminds me that "Gluttony" is still one of the Seven Deadly Sins. I'm so tired of all the diet fads and cults out there that I found this article to be a breath of fresh air. Sometimes I'm tempted, when someone tells me they only eat "Paleo", to say "Oh, you live on acorns and grubs?" Excuse me, but...
by Desert Rat
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: BBC Horizon on reasons for overeating
Replies: 12
Views: 9012

Hi Bonnie! Thanks for the links - they look very interesting. I wasn't able to access the programs in Arizona, so I'll look for them on YouTube. I already know that I'm an emotional eater. I went through a breakup this week, so I have LOTS of red on my HabitCal! Maybe these articles/programs will gi...
by Desert Rat
Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: January Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 7570

Hopefully this will be a better month! 1 :) 2 :mrgreen: 3 :) 4 :) 5 :mrgreen: 6 :mrgreen: 7 :mrgreen: 8 :mrgreen: 9 :mrgreen: 10 :) 11 :) 12 :oops: 13 :oops: 14 :oops: 15 :oops: 16 :mrgreen: 17 :) 18 :) 19 :oops: Struggling with a breakup! 20 :oops: 21 :oops: Time to get it together! 22 :mrgreen: 23...
by Desert Rat
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How we got so stupid about our diets
Replies: 3
Views: 4011

How we got so stupid about our diets

Interesting article - http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutriti ... ar-BBg6BfR

I love the term "agnostic healthy eating"!
by Desert Rat
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: December Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 4925

I'm in! I'm in charge of the holiday baking this year, so this will really work out my willpower muscles. 12/1 - :mrgreen: 12/2 - :mrgreen: 12/3 - :mrgreen: 12/4 - :?: Family Emergency (should this be a fail?) 12/5 - :mrgreen: 12/6 - :) 12/7 - :) 12/8 - :oops: 12/9 - :mrgreen: 12/10 - :oops: 12/11 -...
by Desert Rat
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: graphs on habits that have led to weight gain
Replies: 5
Views: 4732

Very interesting stuff. Oolala, I wonder if lower butter consumption earlier in the 20th century was related to its cost. The graph showing the correlation of lower food prices with obesity doesn't break it down by type of food, but I suspect butter and sugar were relatively more expensive compared ...
by Desert Rat
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Long time lurker, finally ready to jump in the deep end. . .
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

Thanks!
by Desert Rat
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Long time lurker, finally ready to jump in the deep end. . .
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

That would work for me - I was actually thinking about going for 5:00 a.m. on Sunday. My significant other likes to either go out or have a special meal in with a nice dessert on Friday and Saturday nights, hence the mod. No use following a plan of moderation so rigidly that it disrupts domestic har...
by Desert Rat
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Long time lurker, finally ready to jump in the deep end. . .
Replies: 5
Views: 3634

Long time lurker, finally ready to jump in the deep end. . .

Hello all! I've been following this board for, like, forever. I've finally reached the point where I'm ready to commit. I've battled eating disorders since middle school (fortunately, not horribly serious). However, I've reached the age where my metabolism is no longer bailing me out and my binges o...
by Desert Rat
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's okay to binge, as long as it's low-cal!
Replies: 20
Views: 9966

I've tried Artic Zero - it's as expensive as super-premium ice cream and quite tasteless. I'd rather have a small scoop of the real thing and abandon "our national sense of gluttony!"