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by heatherhikes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: What is your favorite beverage between meals when you're feeling a little hungry?

Latte Macchiato without sugar or a glass of icy mineral water with 20 drops pure ginger drops (= ginger extract) :)
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by heatherhikes
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meal Timing Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: Meal Timing Epiphany

Hello April, you are not alone: I am eating in an 8-Hour window while practicing NoS for some time now. Breakfast 12 noon or 13:00, a small Lunch (small plate) at around 16 or 17:00, Dinner at 19 or 20:00. On weekends I allow myself 1 or 2 treats, mostly while at a cafe/restaurant. The weight comes ...
by heatherhikes
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Only" three meals...?
Replies: 29
Views: 14463

Thanx frisco,
yes, all these ways - No S style eating, having breakfast some later (whatever works for someone) and eating less - seem natural and basic for a healthy weight IMHO.
Without saying, the individual circumstances and health come into play.

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by heatherhikes
Mon May 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Only" three meals...?
Replies: 29
Views: 14463

Hi friscobob, actually, I do something similar, I do a combination of No S and 16:8 fasting. I find that, at least in my case, they complement each other perfectly. Monday through Sunday my eating window is around 12 noon to 8 pm. Even after years of No S I had, off and on, problems with cravings fo...
by heatherhikes
Wed May 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Only" three meals...?
Replies: 29
Views: 14463

"only" 3 meals...?

Hi all.
I find this thread great, thought I pump it up... :wink:

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by heatherhikes
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stop failing
Replies: 11
Views: 5150

Bluebell wrote:Oolala you speak so much sense...Every time I get myself tied up in knots with my eating I am going to remind myself of your post.
Oolala, I agree with Bluebell :!:
You are AWESOME.
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by heatherhikes
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My No S mod for thus year. Fewer refined carbs for dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 5751

Hi, tlingit I also think that this is an excellent mode, practicing it myself. As your husband's markers, so were mine similar (I guess). Months ago my doctor advised me to watch my diet because of borderline sugar markers. At the same time I have skin problems (yeast infection on skin) since last s...
by heatherhikes
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please help! Advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 9817

simmstone wrote:"No S is such a good way to combat the randomness, which is often the slide into more and more."

I swear, you have the soul of a poet, oolala53!
I second that oolala, simmstone :!: :D
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by heatherhikes
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Meal Spacing
Replies: 7
Views: 6060

a) When getting up around 7 am my schedule is apprx. 10 am, 3 pm and 7 pm b) on days I sleep in I usually eat 12 am-1 pm and 7:30 pm (2 meals). The afternoon meals, if any, are snack-size, so that I'm good and hungry for dinner. Twice a week I usually fast 16 hours between dinner and the next mornin...
by heatherhikes
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1007049

I just can't afford to panic about it...I wish I felt I have more in common with the average person, but I don't. Oolala, there's no need to panic, no reason why you should. Sorry for bringing up the *friends* issue, but a weekly group where you can get together and be yourself, in a non-judgmental...
by heatherhikes
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1007049

-Hope you don't mind my coming to your thread, though I haven't used mine in ages-

oolala, I'm so sorry about the difficult time you are going through at the moment and wishing for true and compassionate friends by your side :!:
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by heatherhikes
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: one word New Year's Resolution
Replies: 11
Views: 7027

Mine is SATISFACTION. What I mean is, searching for and planning new, interesting and delicious recipes and meals. This is a biggy for me, since I have a tendency to throw together a seemingly satisfying, easy meal, then get up from the table faintly dissatisfied, often being tempted to *eat somethi...
by heatherhikes
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2186
Views: 1007049

walkerlori wrote:Hi oolala,
Just wanted to thank you for the eloquent way you write, I always look forward to reading what is on your mind.
Here's to a happy, healthy 2015!

ditto lori and re oolala :!:

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
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by heatherhikes
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Soup Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 18786

Brazilian Black Bean Soup 1 Tablespoon olive oil 3 cups onions, chopped 8 cloves garlic, chopped, divided 1 carrot, diced 3 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 x 15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup water 1 cup orange juice 1 pinch red pepper flakes (...
by heatherhikes
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Adjusting to changing routines
Replies: 10
Views: 6123

I fast til late morning...usually 10 or 11--which moves my lunch to 2 and dinner to 7--i find morning fasting allows me to tweak my schedule so I am only eating 3 times a day... Marianna, sounds great; I'm glad you found your way :D For myself, I still have a lot of weight to lose and wonder whethe...
by heatherhikes
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weekly small group events
Replies: 7
Views: 4636

Thank you all. I appreciate your wonderful ideas and thoughts on this! Probably will mix and match depending on my day and mood. Some weeks I'll eat my meals later, having my dinner at the group. As an NoS-er you are not alone dealing with certain problems; others at the community often go through t...
by heatherhikes
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weekly small group events
Replies: 7
Views: 4636

weekly small group events

DH and I have been attending a mid-week small group in friends' homes. The problem is that almost everyone brings a (very delicious!) dish or snack to contribute to the buffet. The time of the group is at 8 pm and I cannot wait to have dinner there, nor do I know ahead of time what dishes/snacky foo...
by heatherhikes
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Silly Question - Soup for Dinner
Replies: 15
Views: 7390

Moderation today is feeling pretty darn good. Yes, my weekend wasn't that great (it is 11:30 pm here). Hubby is travelling and I feel sorry for myself. :( But tomorrow a new week is starting, and I am glad! Without moderate and "forgiving" NoS I would probably start a fast tomorrow to compensate fo...
by heatherhikes
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Trying to quit sweets, any help?
Replies: 14
Views: 8291

Just my 2 cents here... what helped/helps me is 1) the decision to keep sweets out of the house on weekdays, for now 2) planning satisfying (comforting?) meals I really can look forward to, then the sweets aren't important any more 3) preparing a small but delicious fruit salad ahead of time for des...
by heatherhikes
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Brown sugar on my oatmeal?
Replies: 9
Views: 6453

Is there "something" i can put on waffles on an N day... unsweetened applesauce is good I like French toast, waffles and potato pancakes with unsweetend apple sauce and lots of cinnamon; I also like them with warm fruit compote - yummy! Apple-mango (-apricot) sauce is also a delicious topping. hh
by heatherhikes
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Silly Question - Soup for Dinner
Replies: 15
Views: 7390

The Gift Of Nos "Unfortunately, the masses will likely keep thinking there is no way for them to rein in overeating besides some strict diet that won't teach them to enjoy the buffet as you did. I bet quite a few of those people have been on diets in the past. It didn't get them to the middle groun...
by heatherhikes
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snack foods at mealtime?
Replies: 11
Views: 6542

Not sure whether somebody mentioned this already...I also eat salty snack foods with my meals, once in a while. What I have been doing for years now, I pre-portion these foods, putting them into tiny bowls (1 or 2 handfuls) on the plate. After many years of overeating these foods (you can't eat just...
by heatherhikes
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two bad habits when eating.
Replies: 15
Views: 9545

I eat more slowly than my peers, but I rarely count the chews... I live alone and almost always have some other activity I do while I eat, but I am so used to "drinking" my food that my meals tend to last 20-30 minutes. Sometimes I even stop eating to pay more attention to the other activity! I hav...
by heatherhikes
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two bad habits when eating.
Replies: 15
Views: 9545

...I wish you good luck with adapting to the combination of No S and slow eating and hope you succeed with it. It is the best system for myself, but everybody must see for themselves if it works for them. I appreciate your detailed information. Your posts have helped much. NoS together with tachew ...
by heatherhikes
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two bad habits when eating.
Replies: 15
Views: 9545

i started with only two: NO S and Tachew (= Taste+Chew) And the second one made the first one easier. My system of slow eating based on a method my grandfather used to survive as a POW in the Sowjetunion after World War II. After that he ate always slow for the rest of his life. BTW germanherman, m...
by heatherhikes
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two bad habits when eating.
Replies: 15
Views: 9545

It took me some attempts to “get†the no s diet- habit. I’m pretty sure, the main reason it stuck with me was the fact, that I combined it with the habit of slow-eating. Right now I got 6 everyday-systems (or habits) i use, but i started with only two: NO S and Tachew (= Taste+Chew) Germanherm...
by heatherhikes
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of dropping an S rule! (No sweets)
Replies: 20
Views: 10168

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 heatherhikes
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Ready!
Replies: 15
Views: 6912

GermanHerman,
you are such an inspiration to us...I'd think I speak for many here :wink:
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by heatherhikes
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: belated curiosty: who took a NWS day on the 4th?
Replies: 12
Views: 6206

Shuxx, we don't celebrate the 4th here in the Schweiz. I guess I could have declared it a NWS day out of solidarity...but I didn't :lol:
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by heatherhikes
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What would you say to your younger self?
Replies: 35
Views: 22200

I would say to my young self: "It's okay to be fat" "Nobody needs anyone’s encouragement, justification, or permission to live in their body. This is true whether or not people are able to achieve permanent weight loss. Fat people have the right to exist without bullying, shaming, or stigma perio...
by heatherhikes
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 8922

Hi, y’all. I would like to say it again, really appreciate your taking the time to respond to my questions and concerns! It is great to be able to come to this forum to *chat* with you all. (expat’s wife, feeling isolated in switzerland...pooh, wooh...feel my self-pity?) elegantportions (like yo...
by heatherhikes
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 8922

Thanks for your responses! I contacted Wellnes Resources (the leptin diet books/website) about having breakfast later in the morning or at noon. They advised me to eat breakfast not later than 1-2 hours after getting up in the morning to avoid stressing the adrenaline gland. Other socalled health ex...
by heatherhikes
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 8922

Spreading meals throughout day

Lately I have some problems deciding how to spread out my meals. If I sleep in, e.g., get up at 10 a.m., I usually eat at noon and then around 7 p.m. and that's it. Would you mind letting me know how you spread out your meals timewise? Do some of you eat, e.g., at 11 a.m., around 3 p.m and then at d...
by heatherhikes
Tue May 20, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I know what I was doing wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 6304

germanherman, hello neighbour...assuming you live in Germany... Greetings from the Uetliberg near Zuerich.

I LOVE your post, totalaly agree!

Congrats on your 90 pound w-loss :D :P

Moderation and normal eating ("stink"-normales essen), that're my goals too.
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by heatherhikes
Thu May 15, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fab article
Replies: 12
Views: 7052

What oolala meant about the fat thighs...yes-sir-y-bob :lol:
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by heatherhikes
Thu May 15, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science against Snacks
Replies: 21
Views: 8656

Re: Science against Snacks

Thank you, greatpumpkin, for taking the time and posting this for us. Very helpful for hubby and myself, especially where we are right now with our motivation...
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by heatherhikes
Mon May 12, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I really worry JUST about N-days?
Replies: 30
Views: 11812

Oolala and anyone else on these boards...do you have a mod for S days that works for you? From the beginning, for me the main problems on S-days were the sweets. What helped me was that I didn't keep a lot of sweets in the house, even on weekends. My hubby and I usually went out for an afternoon tr...
by heatherhikes
Sun May 04, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 13214

:)
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by heatherhikes
Thu May 01, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 13214

It is great you've been able to create a habit out of the basic, "vanilla" No S. It is not a one-size-fits-all-world, and people have many differences. Every type of behavior cannot become a positive habit for Every person. Here at No S, there is room for many different modifications to the basic "...
by heatherhikes
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just an introduction
Replies: 22
Views: 10626

Welcome Andrea!

I live next door in Switzerland, near Zürich :)
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by heatherhikes
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 13214

BA, I know from experience (having a long diet history) that practicing the NoS principles eventually becomes habit, then a livestyle -- if I don't give up. Even when I (slowly) incorporate a mod or 2 and then stick with that modified NoS, it also becomes habit/lifestyle over time. I'm still working...
by heatherhikes
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Questions for the experienced/long timers?
Replies: 45
Views: 28228

This deserves a bump for all newbies on the boards and everyone else. My favourites: Don't worry about S Day eating. It is more an indication of where you have been than where you are going. Kathleen on Fri Jul 01 2011 and Just because something is simple, doesn't mean it is easy. from Nicest of th...
by heatherhikes
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5 weeks in....and no weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 13214

Working against your set-point doesn't HAVE to be ultimately self-defeating... ...as long as one consistently continues the struggle. I've learned that after your set point has racheted up to an unreasonable level, there's no way to maintain a reasonable weight without constantly fighting your own ...
by heatherhikes
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruits
Replies: 16
Views: 8817

With regard to eating fruits and vegetables, my husband and I have a saying: we're "eating the rainbow" - including green, red, yellow, violet, orange, blue, white... fruits and vegetables (not all colors at once) in our meals, and so making it fun and at the same time appetizing, at least for us. _...
by heatherhikes
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: friday pizza
Replies: 23
Views: 12410

Blithe, I agree. I usually have 3-4 pieces, with a small mixed salad on the side. :)
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by heatherhikes
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: heatherhikes
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

For the record, I'm not back to normal yet. At this point I'm trying to figure out how many meals per day are useful, considering this (painful) problem. 2-3 meals are out right now. :roll: Regarding hiking and walking the Swiss hills nearby, exercise does seem to help. Merry Christmas to everyone a...
by heatherhikes
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate milk
Replies: 18
Views: 8268

I guess hot cocoa isn't actually canonical, but, as with diet drinks, if that's your worst transgression, consider yourself on the path. Some people let themselves have a 4th small meal and call themselves compliant for as long as needed. If hot chocolate helps you pin down the other habits, it see...
by heatherhikes
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: question about muffins and breakfast breads
Replies: 19
Views: 8919

Very good advice, ladies! Myself, I like to put some variety into my breakfast/brunch with mueslis, choosing different type flakes, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, ground flax seeds, cinnamon, yoghurt and milk. So, when I do have muesli, I seldom get bored. I've found delicious ways to eat eggs -- with wh...
by heatherhikes
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: heatherhikes
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

Thursday, 14 November

Today S-day (sick day)
Pain in gallbladder area for a week; got worse today. I need to be careful what I eat.


Hello NMW, jw! Thanks for the warm welcome.
A bummer that I have to cool it for a couple of days. Certainly won't be hiking...
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by heatherhikes
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: hour between meals
Replies: 11
Views: 6720

I usually have 5-6 hours between meals. For breakfast/brunch I eat when hungry, which is on average 11-13:00 hrs. Dinner is around 19:00 hrs. On some afternoons I visit a Cafè and have a non-sweet croissant or quiche with my Latte Macchiato and consider that the 3rd meal. So, on those days there's ...
by heatherhikes
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: heatherhikes
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

heatherhikes

I'll start posting here my meals and see how it goes, aiming toward vanilla NoS, 2-3 main meals. I won't include drinks like coffee, tea, milk between meals, unless necessary for one reason or another. Today, Wednesday, 13. November BF: --- LN: scrambled eggs, German type bun, cherry tomatoes, apple...
by heatherhikes
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rewire your brain for weight loss
Replies: 11
Views: 6137

Rewire your brain for weight loss

http://askgeorgie.com/rewire-your-brain ... -calories/

A helpful article whether to count or not to count - imho :wink:
The article "you don't have to eat 6 times a day" is also interesting.
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by heatherhikes
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2-3 meals a day study
Replies: 12
Views: 7010

:)
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by heatherhikes
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dog Days
Replies: 6
Views: 4637

Mmmh.
Thanks again :)
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by heatherhikes
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dog Days
Replies: 6
Views: 4637

wosnes, thank you, thank you, thank you! I love simple and quick and healthy recipes; it assures me that I do cook, at these hot temperatures and any time... :roll: :lol: In a few minutes I will start preparing the anchovie-pasta with tomatoes and Italian-type mozzarella cheese (my additions). _____...
by heatherhikes
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS and intermittent fasting
Replies: 137
Views: 88248

Hello Bssh,

thanks for sharing your experiences with us. I am doing something similar right now.
I have a question: How do you eat on S-days? Are they off-days for you, and have they improved quicker because of the IF? Appreciating your taking the time out to answer :)
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by heatherhikes
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Fantasy of Being Thin
Replies: 19
Views: 12398

wosnes wrote:
Minkymoo wrote:I loved this post, what a lot of insightful points both in the article and in your comment. Food for thought!
Agreed.
I also agree. Thank you, simmstone :)
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by heatherhikes
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone do two meals?
Replies: 15
Views: 7731

At this point I am doing the combo NoS together with the plan Diane Hampton advocates in her book "Diet Alternative." Since I'm usually not hungry in the morning, I decided to start eating just 2 meals a day with some type of dessert (or a special non-sweet treat, like a handfull of peanuts, for exa...
by heatherhikes
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's 2013 Check In
Replies: 85
Views: 39470

Thanks Jean.
I'll see if I can find the article; will also check out the book.
Have a great weekend :wink:
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by heatherhikes
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jean's 2013 Check In
Replies: 85
Views: 39470

r.jean, just dropping by to say hello. This sounds like a very interesting article. Would you mind letting me know what newspaper that is? I'd like to look it up on the internet. Here is a quote from Reinhard about habits: "Dear Mollymouse, It's very hard to change big habits like overeating, so don...
by heatherhikes
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This works even when...
Replies: 7
Views: 4073

WOW, thanks for sharing! Depression is a destroyer on many levels, I've been there...
Therefore I can imagine how exciting it must be to see NoS working for you. Depression and overeating often go hand in hand...so glad that you're doing well.
SO GLAD :wink:
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by heatherhikes
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Second go
Replies: 259
Views: 131409

Ditto, Amy. I'm cheering for you, Jonas. 8) :lol:
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by heatherhikes
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 46
Views: 76253

MJ, really good post. NoS is freedom...a 40+ years diet veteran here. :wink:
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by heatherhikes
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

BA, thank you for your two "chosen answers" above. I reviewed them once more and found them vague, referring me to your archives and website...I believe posting your challenge together with your CURRENT (NoS?) eating practices could've been quite helpful to this NoS community. Anyway, wishing you al...
by heatherhikes
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

MJ, you're so right! I've found if I practice the NoS principles and suggestions, the socalled "diethead" mentality and our distorted thought life from our dieting history disappears more and more, almost automatically. But I need to be diligent, especially in the beginning, while regular eating hab...
by heatherhikes
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

4. What Bright Angel says about needing to be diligent *is* true ....I can't stop my NoS habits and expect to maintain. But, I find my NoS habits easy to keep: they keep me satisfied and healthy, I get to eat the food I love, I can celebrate all the holidays in whatever country/people I'm with. I h...
by heatherhikes
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

Re: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.

For those of us who are, or have been, well inside the obesity BMI range , there is no doubt that Maintenance ... as-well-as-weight-loss ... takes an incredible amount of continuous, ongoing difficult work. .. despite the choice of the weight-loss diet or the maintenance diet. ... even when working...
by heatherhikes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

BA, thank you for answering me so quickly. Can we agree to disagree on some matters here? :wink: Although, I'd like to ask you - and I'm really just curious: In what ways do you agree with NoS and, are you practicing the program at this point? Has NoS helped you so far? Hope these inquiaries don't ...
by heatherhikes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

BA, thank you for answering me so quickly. Can we agree to disagree on some matters here? :wink: Although, I'd like to ask you - and I'm really just curious: In what ways do you agree with NoS and, are you practicing the program at this point? Has NoS helped you so far? Hope these inquiaries don't s...
by heatherhikes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Gepetto's Journey - Daily Check In
Replies: 59
Views: 22916

Gepetto, how's it going? I have - and am sure as many others - missed your humorous posts...with or without Gloverton's story. :wink: I wanted to thank you for answering my question (at another post) about starting check-ins or not at this board...really appreciated your thoughtful and detailed comm...
by heatherhikes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What about beverages?
Replies: 19
Views: 7796

MJ, oolala, thanks for your helpful responses. I mostly use kefir in recipes, breakfast smoothies or dressings right now. It also seems to help when I drink 1/2 a small glass right before my meals, can eat in a calmer fashion when very hungry...it has a filling and calming effect on me, is good for ...
by heatherhikes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

BA, you know, I am by nature an overly analytical and a detail oriented person. And, this has been part to my downfall regarding diets many times and helped making diethead bigger over the years.... I'll see to it that I won't do that again with NoS and think as little as I can about the food, espec...
by heatherhikes
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 181489

8) :lol:

You're doing so well. Have a great week! (it's 23:00 Sunday night here)
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by heatherhikes
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Health tip that sound like the No S Diet
Replies: 6
Views: 3219

SpiritSong (I love your name :)), delaying hunger for me means eating enough and eating more protein, fat, real food versus processed, crunchy freggies (fruit/vegetables); no so-called *light* or *diet* foods. Also I've found, when I eat food that I really enjoy, when I keep myself busy and active a...
by heatherhikes
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mental Focus
Replies: 4
Views: 2126

vmsurbat, my sentiments, totally! Thank you for posting this, for all of us but especially the newcomers who need our encouragement...coming in from out of the rain...of *diet world.* I wish I could give you a big hug. :wink: 21-day challenges haven't worked for me in the past, I hope they work for ...
by heatherhikes
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.
Replies: 26
Views: 11335

Re: Facing our Unrealistic Expectations can be helpful.

For those of us who are, or have been, well inside the obesity BMI range , there is no doubt that Maintenance ... as-well-as-weight-loss ... takes an incredible amount of continuous, ongoing difficult work. .. despite the choice of the weight-loss diet or the maintenance diet. ... even when working...
by heatherhikes
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 181489

Ditto, No BS, Amy. Wishing y'all a great weekend. :) :P
by heatherhikes
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What about beverages?
Replies: 19
Views: 7796

MJ, I buy my kefir in Germany...It's natural, milk-based lowfat (1.5 %) kefir, usually found in the yoghurt/buttermilk section. Mine is called "Berchtesgadener Land Kefir," after a region in the southeastern corner of Germany. :) This weekend I'll prepare a kefir based (with chia seeds) Ranch dressi...
by heatherhikes
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: No BS Here!
Replies: 419
Views: 181489

No BS, first off, I really like your signature, much wisdom in that. I've enjoyed following your thread and smiling at your fresh sense of humor. Your life reminds me, in a small way, of life in Switzerland. We have in the northwestern part where I live mild weather and little snow, though. (sadly, ...
by heatherhikes
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What about beverages?
Replies: 19
Views: 7796

What do you all think about kefir or drink yoghurt (low sugar) when hungry between meals? I have re-discovered kefir and like it; it is wonderful. :) So far I have drunk it with meals but would think it is very filling when needed bw. meals. Also great for smoothies. (Trying to strengthen my immune ...
by heatherhikes
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 111
Views: 38388

wosnes, I meant "The Shiksa in the Kitchen" with the Chicken Shawarma recipe, for now. Mmmh :wink:
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by heatherhikes
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 111
Views: 38388

Wosnes, thank you so much for this link! I will definitely try this recipe. It looks super scrumptious; the whole website looks interesting. I have added it to the list of my home pages. I am always open to new things and new tastes (keeps me young and flexible :P 8). Oh, the blessings of NoS... ___...
by heatherhikes
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dessert
Replies: 26
Views: 9946

I put it in a little bowl because it was wet and took it off my plate to eat it Ditto, snapdragon, I do the same. I put different things in a tiny bowl, a little fruit/fr.salad, a small handful of chips...and put it on my plate. Before I start to eat, I usually take the bowl off the plate. ________...
by heatherhikes
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 111
Views: 38388

Well said BrightAngel. We're all different, and it is good that way :wink:
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by heatherhikes
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 965696

:)
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by heatherhikes
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Shift work and night work
Replies: 28
Views: 10754

Night shifts are hard, especially when you are feeling grim at 4am. But I kept on habit and I'm really proud of myself. YOU ARE AMAZING. More power to ya :roll: :P Even if/when things get hard, never give up...after 40 years of dieting I found the NoS way of eating to be the jewel I've been looking...
by heatherhikes
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's for dinner?
Replies: 111
Views: 38388

I Strongly dislike many international foods, especially strongly spiced or bitter tasting, foods. BrightAngel, does that mean you include the various bitter tasting types of lettuce in your dislike list, e.g., escariole, cicorino, or cress herbs? They are sooo healthy, especially helpful for the di...
by heatherhikes
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to avoid stress eating?
Replies: 14
Views: 6234

oolala, thanks for answering back.
Certainly, it's usually an illusion, and NoS beverages between meals should be the solution and can be very helpful :wink:
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by heatherhikes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to avoid stress eating?
Replies: 14
Views: 6234

For moments when the white knuckles give out on you... Actually, before you go all out during those stressful moments, it's better to eat *something,* and healthy, like 1-2 apples, citrus fruit, popcorn... something chewy/crunchy. Naturally, it's better not to eat anything, establishing those NoS ha...
by heatherhikes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: the s day problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

I love my two S-days; during the week, knowing that the weekend surely is coming...gives me a sense of security in my diethead state of mind. To have this *free weekend* in the back of my mind is extremely helpful to me. One S-day wouldn't suffice, safety-valve (Reinhard's words) not enough of an im...
by heatherhikes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What you've lost? Hold it!
Replies: 10
Views: 5113

After the holidays and when doing my stair climbing exercises, it feels like I've GAINED 2 large bags of oranges. But I know that the oranges will dumble down those stairs, and I feel lighter again goin' up... :P :D
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by heatherhikes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to avoid stress eating?
Replies: 14
Views: 6234

For moments when the white knuckles give out on you... Actually, before you go all out during those stressful moments, it's better to eat *something,* and healthy, like 1-2 apples, citrus fruit, popcorn... something chewy/crunchy. Naturally, it's better not to eat anything, establishing those NoS ha...
by heatherhikes
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 965696

Thank you, Kathleen, for answering so quickly. I appreciate that you took the time to explain, although I fervently disagree. Believing that neither of us wants to start a theological discussion on this forum I just leave it at that. One thing I know, though, as someone thinks or believes (evil/good...
by heatherhikes
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 965696

Kathleen, I don't know when you read this, but would like to ask you: Why do you think portion control is evil? I am quite interested to find out how you came to this conclusion, whether it's from a Christian viewpoint or any other...This info would help me personally, maybe others. Send me a person...
by heatherhikes
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1764
Views: 965696

Kathleen, I've been reading your posts for some time now and would like to *gently* point out something that I've noticed. You have been on various diets, so have I, but, although you are now on the NoS plan it seems you still like to "mix and match," also still bringing philosophies from other diet...
by heatherhikes
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Plate room" question
Replies: 14
Views: 6619

ironchef, ditto.
I have noticed, when there is a tendency that I don't get hungry an hour or so before meals, I know that I eat too much.
As ironchef said, it's a learning curve.
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by heatherhikes
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to avoid stress eating?
Replies: 14
Views: 6234

gk, I can relate to that feeling and the situation...being stressed and nowhere to go. (US Navy watchfloor shifts) If you can control your environment, keep your work area free from trigger foods; that really makes a difference. First of all, strengthening the NoS habits will be of great help, in th...
by heatherhikes
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dessert
Replies: 26
Views: 9946

We're all different, and that is good. To elaborate on my first post, unless it's an S-day I (we) like to keep it frugal with the *desserts.* Concerning nuts, I usually eat them as part of my main meals, in salads, mueslis, curries, etc. They are high in calories and filling, as most of us know...I ...
by heatherhikes
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NEW!
Replies: 13
Views: 5777

Yes, aren't the people and support here great? Thank you all for your kindness and patience.
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by heatherhikes
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: It's all about the habit...
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Over43, thanks for sharing your insights about NoS...and a good antidote against the WTH effect. I think it is normal and good to have new ideas and "deeper revelations" while we're in the midst of developing the habit. Myself, I think of NoS as a kind of template or structure, to be filled in with ...