Search found 4168 matches

by wosnes
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: In a failure rut. How do I get back?
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

2.) I remind myself that the real goal is not to follow "Reinhard's Plan" or worse yet, "Reinhard's Rules." The goal is to follow an eating plan that works FOR ME and promotes MY weight loss. This is MY body and MY project. The framework may have been someone else's idea, but it is MY life and a li...
by wosnes
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Article
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

I like Law 10. Naturally!
by wosnes
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat
Replies: 21
Views: 13397

I know this is an old post ,but I read this book recently and really enjoyed it. I agree with some of the above posters that it's not enough food for me. When she returned home overweight, her family doctor gave her a plan. She had to make a list of her biggest food " offenders" and avoid them for ...
by wosnes
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: oolala53
Replies: 2150
Views: 924080

There are probably as many ways for a vegan to structure a meal as there are vegans to eat them. Some eat a large portion of grains with one or more vegetables dishes on the side; some eat a vegetable/bean/grain stew with a starch and maybe more vegetables; some try to duplicate a standard Western s...
by wosnes
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 68085

I was just wondering what to have for dinner: I have sausage, cabbage and potatoes and they sound good. I'll make it into a soup, because I try to make Tues Soup Night. Thanks for the idea. My daughter makes some type of taco every week for her family and they never complain! A soup version of that...
by wosnes
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 68085

Last night's dinner was Sausage, Potato and Cabbage Skillet Fry which reminds me a lot of the Poorman's Meal from Depression Era Cooking . Tonight's dinner with be either Mama Canales-Garcia's Avocado Shrimp Salsa (served as a taco filling) or Shrimp and Mango Tacos with an avocado sauce made from a...
by wosnes
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 68085

kccc wrote:(And one of my favorite things about No-S is that I feel it gave me permission to cook - because it's normal to enjoy good food.)
.
Amen to that! And glad you enjoy the chocolate pudding.
by wosnes
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 68085

I wish my body reacted better to Brussels sprouts. I do find them a bit bitter, but would be welcome for variety of taste and texture. But they do a number on my digestion that I decided not to tolerate, even with experimentation. But it's fun to see the recipes. I don't do a lot of cooking from sc...
by wosnes
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: The Blessings of Simplicity
Replies: 1743
Views: 894850

If you've read any of my posts in the past, you know I LOVE soup. I have soup for lunch nearly every day all year. In February I saw this article . I followed all the links and The Splendid Spoon appealed to me. It combines IF with "souping." There is one day dedicated to eating soup (soup fast), 5 ...
by wosnes
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: KCCC's 2016 Holiday check-in
Replies: 16
Views: 6509

It's good to see another long-timer here -- we've both just celebrated our ten-year anniversaries!. Where does the time go? Congratulations on your continued success.
by wosnes
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 68085

It's your 10-year anniversary! Hope you're doing well. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years! I am doing well, both in terms of No-S and in general. A recipe for Brussels sprouts I've been enjoying: Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts One thing I did differently -- instead of leaving the bacon on the ...
by wosnes
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Saying hello and need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5672

How do I explain to him that I need to let go of weight loss in favor of health and sanity? Will he think I have just given up and do want to try anymore? I don't think you explain to him unless he asks. Then you say just what you said above -- you need to let go of weight loss in favor of health a...
by wosnes
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Saying hello and need advice
Replies: 11
Views: 5672

Re: Saying hello and need advice

Hi everyone! I tried this diet sometime long ago but didn't stick with it. I have been playing with different diets for the last 10 years and I am no smaller than I was 10 years ago. I will be 40 soon. I have decided that chasing a number on the scale is no longer appealing. When I sat to think abo...
by wosnes
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: getting out of the habit of choosing to eat junk.Help please
Replies: 7
Views: 4938

I also live alone and cook just for myself. One thing I've found useful is Weeks and Weeks of Meals from Your Health Is on Your Plate . Here's an example of what I did one week: 1. For the beans, I made a pot of Refried Beans . 2. I used romaine lettuce. 3. For the grains, I made Spanish Rice . 4. I...
by wosnes
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 10760

You may not like this, but.... I've been here for a long time (almost 9 years). In the beginning I had numerous sweets each weekend -- some homemade and some good quality store bought. Over time I mostly stopped buying sweet treats and everything I ate was homemade. But there was definitely a treat ...
by wosnes
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Please help! Advice needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 8145

You have to fully commit to something otherwise don't bother at all. Choose a plan and stick to it 100% (and I mean effort not outcome with 100%). If you don't commit you're not going to see any long term results whatever you do. Sorry if that's a hard truth but I've seen too many half-baked effort...
by wosnes
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: a bad red day
Replies: 11
Views: 5730

Everyone has bad days -- even people who normally eat moderately have bad days now and again. As one of my daughters recently said, "a bad day doesn't define me." They happen and you move on. Sometimes you'll have strings of bad days. Just keep on keepin' on. Do your best. Your best will be perfect ...
by wosnes
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Bond Workout and Diet
Replies: 10
Views: 6042

I like the simplicity of it.
by wosnes
Sun May 03, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a breakfast eater
Replies: 3
Views: 2752

I've never been a breakfast eater. I've been doing this for over 8 years and I'm still not a breakfast eater. I just stick to my two meals and no snacks. Here's what Reinhard wrote about the number of meals consumed (bold italics mine): The No S Diet has a little known loophole just for you. If you ...
by wosnes
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need help evaluating why I haven't lost weight
Replies: 13
Views: 8410

Years ago I read that we need to decrease our consumption by 10% every decade after age 40. I wasn't yet 40 and thought "no way!" By the time I reached my mid-fifties, I saw that might be true. Now that I'm in my mid-sixties, I know it's true. And that's just to maintain your weight, not lose. I'm n...
by wosnes
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Really Want This To Work
Replies: 6
Views: 4374

Also, lightheadedness in my case is usually related to blood pressure, not blood sugar, and has more to do with things like getting up too fast or getting dehydrated than it does to do with food. If you are someone who tends to drink WITH snacks, make sure you are getting enough water throughout th...
by wosnes
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Wosnes's Dinner Diary
Replies: 104
Views: 68085

Two interesting cooking column at Food52:
'Cooking for Clara

Genius Recipes (updated every Wednesday).
by wosnes
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Loving Food While Losing Weight
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

Loving Food While Losing Weight

Interesting series of articles at thekitchn.com by Joy Manning: Loving Food While Losing Weight. Also check her blog What I Weigh Today.
by wosnes
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days after failed N days
Replies: 3
Views: 2712

No. Take your S days as usual. S days aren't a reward for good N days.
by wosnes
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Addiction and just need to talk
Replies: 8
Views: 5400

Your trainer might be on to something, but maybe not for the reasons he thinks. I don't know what you eat, but I posted this years ago. If you're eating a lot of processed foods, you might be getting plenty of calories but not a lot of nourishment which leads to the withdrawal type feelings.
by wosnes
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New book from Brian Wansink
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

New book from Brian Wansink

Brian Wansink has a new book: Slim by Design.

A few of the tricks and behaviors were on the Today Show.
by wosnes
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

Eat Your Medicine by Michael Ruhlman.
by wosnes
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 competing ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 6757

Something else to consider: slower weight loss tends to be more permanent weight loss. It just occurred to me that might be due, in part, because while losing the weight you're building the habit of eating well.
by wosnes
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 competing ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 6757

Travis, I agree with ironchef. Which one of those can you do for life? A piece of wisdom I once read: Start as you mean to continue.
by wosnes
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS and forget the rest
Replies: 13
Views: 6203

ironchef wrote:We have a show over here called "The Checkout" and they did this clip on "superfoods".
This was very good. The best line was towards the end, "There's no such thing as a superfood, just super marketing."
by wosnes
Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Snack foods at mealtime?
Replies: 11
Views: 4992

When it come to what my meals include, nothing is off limits. If I'm having a sandwich and want chips, I have them. And so on. In regards to your other questions, I'm not analytical enough to pay attention to whether or not those things happen. Or I just don't eat enough of those kinds of foods for ...
by wosnes
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Would this count as a sweet?
Replies: 6
Views: 3168

I agree about the hand washing and in addition I would suggest keeping your hands away from your face.
by wosnes
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days make me feel so out of control
Replies: 7
Views: 3388

For different reasons I stopped snacking except for emergencies (a meal will be delayed for several hours). Sweet or snack type foods are included with meals and not necessarily just on S days. The only food I've had trouble incorporating into a meal is popcorn.
by wosnes
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

I always want to drive a railroad spike through my foot when I hear, or read, someone changing a recipe so it can be a "healthy" alternative. "Super food" is just an asinine term. If I had known the Europeans had dropped it, I would have become an ex-patriot years ago. And, in closing, Dr. Oz shoul...
by wosnes
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Morning tea
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Don't swap it for a weekend S day. What you do is up to you, but I tend to look at how often something like this is going to occur. If it occurs less often than once a month, I would go ahead and enjoy it.

Also, make just the tea an S, not the whole day.
by wosnes
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

When Is A Habit Not A Habit?

This says something I've been trying to put into words ever since I started No-S. This way of eating and thinking about food becomes habit only when you do it without thinking about it.
by wosnes
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Two bad habits when eating.
Replies: 15
Views: 7885

Like you I'm single and eat 99% of my meals alone. The only time I don't read or watch TV while eating is when I eat with others. I have no intention of changing this habit, especially since I don't think it affects how much I eat. I'm not a quick eater at any time. Get the 3 plates habit down befor...
by wosnes
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

Her Family Stopped Eating Sugar for a Year No mention of weight loss (or if there is, I missed it), but it has me considering cutting back on sugar. Cookbook Shows How to Eat Well on a Food Stamp.Budget Unlike most, this has some appealing recipes and doesn't rely on processed foods. Why Are So Man...
by wosnes
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mom met her first goal
Replies: 9
Views: 4059

Congratulations to your mom!
by wosnes
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Set times for eating
Replies: 6
Views: 3459

I eat at about the same times every day. Breakfast, if I eat it, is about 7, lunch is between 12-1 and dinner is 6-8 or later. If I don't eat breakfast, I don't have a third plate of food later.
by wosnes
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of weight loss success
Replies: 15
Views: 6231

wosnes, do you know when you've gained weight by the way your clothes fit? I purposely haven't weighed myself for a few weeks now, but I know I've gained. I get sloppy with my eating, but the scale is something I would love to do away with. (I can't throw it out, because of the remaining high schoo...
by wosnes
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A fresh start
Replies: 14
Views: 5839

Yes, you are worth it. I'm several years older than you and also cook everything from scratch. I've found that if I season as I go I don't need to taste most things. The exceptions are soups and sometimes stews, especially since I usually use water instead of stock or broth. I use a teaspoon to tast...
by wosnes
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fear of weight loss success
Replies: 15
Views: 6231

Wow, I can completely relate to this! I think that is why my weight loss journey has taken so long: every time I get to a new low on the scale, I feel fear ( I'm still not quite sure why), sabotage myself, gain a few pounds, and have to start all over again. :( My first thought when I read this was...
by wosnes
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Perfection is the Enemy of Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Perfection is the Enemy of Progress

Dr. Skull is talking about exercise but the advice is equally as relevant when applied to diet - or just about anything else:

Perfection is the Enemy of Progress
by wosnes
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

eschano wrote:Love your articles wosnes!

I completely agree that "clean eating" is ridiculous. But I actually liked some of their recipes - I'll add some rice to it and they'll be perfect (though not "clean").
Depends on your definition of "clean!"
by wosnes
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

by wosnes
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

I feel.the same way about using the "healthy" to describe the way we eat as this author feels about "clean eating." It really doesn't mean anything.

Stop.Describing Your Diet as "Clean Eating"

Eggs, gluten, red meat, potatoes: Do they deserve the insults?
by wosnes
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Easy, then hard!
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

I think the best thing is.to remind yourself that hunger is not an emergency and that you'll be eating again soon. You can drink milk between meals.if you need to have something. I'm probably jinxing myself because this hasn't happened for a while, but I occasionally have days when no matter what or...
by wosnes
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First S Day
Replies: 7
Views: 2828

Welcome to the boards. My advice regarding your apprehension about S days is to eat what you feel is best for your body. I don't treat any day differently from the rest. But, some people save treats and special items for the weekend (or days they deem "special".) I did more so in the beginning but ...
by wosnes
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

Another good one:
Is our sugar paranoia getting out of control.

I agree with the author about the exercise. Beyond not walking or biking as much as in the past,every labor saving device we use takes away a little more of the calorie burn we used to have.
by wosnes
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: De-lurking and checking-in
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

Welcome and congrats on your weight loss!
by wosnes
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: interesting articles
Replies: 43
Views: 20502

interesting articles

Apparently there IS one simple, but not easy, way to lose weight. We know what it is. The first part of the article is about diet.

From diets to UKIP: the rise of the "easy answers" industry


Paleo, vegan, gluten-free -- the only certainty about health trends is their reversal
by wosnes
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Julia Child
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Over43 wrote:And she cooked with butter. Bless her!
She was asked to contribute recipes to Dr. Dean Ornish's book on reversing heart disease and refused to do it stating that his program didn't fit with her philosophy of eating. She had to have been in her 70s at the time.
by wosnes
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No s and gluten/dairy free diet
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

There is no reason these shouldn't be compatible. Good luck!
by wosnes
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm Ready!
Replies: 15
Views: 5387

Welcome! This plan is so sensible.
by wosnes
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Julia Child
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Julia Child

I"m watching Sara Moulton on PBS. She's making a meal in honor of Julia Child. Sara said, "Julia ate well and she ate smart. She never took seconds and she never smacked." She also believed in everything in moderation with both e everything and moderation receiving equal emphasis.

Go Julia!
by wosnes
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: There are pros to having kids! (diet-wise)
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

Just you wait. While most of us may have noticed that our parent's actions weren't always consistent with what they preached, most of us would never have considered pointing it out to them. Now they don't seem to think twice about it. My kids (now adults) keep me walking my talk.
by wosnes
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First Fail
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

I don't consider chips an S day food. If I want them I make them part of a meal. Between meals, however, they're baked snack.
by wosnes
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)
Replies: 17
Views: 9011

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

leafy_greens wrote:
Exactly, this diet doesn't address the problem of overeating, and in fact exacerbates it. Rather than helping you get into a moderate style of eating that you can stick with for life (No S.)
I didn't find that fasting exacerbated overeating. I'd say my experience was just the opposite.
by wosnes
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily (almost) fails - need advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

As your weight loss shows, you don't need to be perfect to be successful. Don't worry about the failures. Just mark it and move on, but keep striving for no snacks. With the teenager and the friend, before you take a bite tell them you're not snacking, but you'll gladly take a bite to see how they t...
by wosnes
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Jet Lag and No S?
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

I would say get on the local schedule as quickly as possible. The first day or so may be weird - eating breakfast when you feel like it's time to go to sleep or vice versa. It will still take some time to fully adapt, but adapting bis easier than fighting it.
by wosnes
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: belated curiosty: who took a NWS day on the 4th?
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Thanksgiving, sometimes Christmas eve day, and Christmas day are the only days I think eating all day is appropriate.
by wosnes
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm New and gaining
Replies: 8
Views: 3996

Take a deep breath and relax. Even on more restrictive diets you may gain a little from time to time.

You've been on this about 4 weeks and lost just about a pound a week. You're right on track.
by wosnes
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 3838

What is the experience of long-time NoSers in terms of the time it takes to establish habit? Welcome! I think many of us found that it took substantially longer than 21 days for this to become habit. Six months to a year or even longer before it's such a habit that you don't think about it. I do th...
by wosnes
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unable to stick to NoS: Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 4291

CuriousAT wrote:I will post whatever little success I have.
Even little successes will get you to your goal. There are any number of people here who have had success without being compliant 100% of the time.
by wosnes
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Unable to stick to NoS: Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 4291

You seem to be making a point that your meals are very low in fat. Fat and protein are what lead to feeling satisfied. Instead of, or before, adding a fourth meal, try adding some more fat or protein to your meals. This could be by using butter or oil or by adding nuts, seeds, avocado or other foods...
by wosnes
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 16
Views: 9405

I agree about snacks. In my opinion "no snacks" is the most important of the No-S rules. Your idea to make meals that taste great is wonderful.
by wosnes
Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I lost a lot of weight on a diet similar to NoS.
Replies: 16
Views: 9405

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Did you devise this plan yourself or find it somewhere else? If you devised it yourself, how did you come up with the idea?
by wosnes
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 7221

To my later question about “endangered adrenalines†--- didn’t mean to confuse the issue, sorry. Many times I don’t sleep in and get up at 6:30. If I then eat at 11:00, would that somewhere hurt my body if I, say, do that every day... Byron Richards, CCN, (“Mastering Leptin†and “The Le...
by wosnes
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 7221

There's a lot is pseudoscience out there. There's also a lot of personal opinion injected into shaky science.
by wosnes
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 7221

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 e...
by wosnes
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Spreading meals throughout day
Replies: 18
Views: 7221

I get up about 6 AM and rarely eat breakfast. I eat at noon and 7 PM. If I do get hungry before noon, I have brunch and dinner at the usual time. I rarely get hungry between meals but if I do, I ignore it.
by wosnes
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any tips for pregnancy/morning sickness
Replies: 13
Views: 6880

Congratulations! Generally the nausea subsides after the first trimester. Sometimes it doesn't, but that's not all that unusual. I was nauseated every day throughout both pregnancies, but it was only bad first thing in the morning. Every pregnancy is different and there is a wide range of normal exp...
by wosnes
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Started! This is hard
Replies: 13
Views: 5895

I've been at this for almost 8 years and it definitely does get easier, but there are still occasional temptations. And sometimes you give in to those temptations. Ii did earlier this week and it was worth every bite.
by wosnes
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: the documentary "Fed Up"
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

I hate McDonalds in any country but Austria, where they really won me over. I once had it in the US and never in the UK because that US one was the most disgusting food experience I can imagine. Maybe it was that specific one that was so bad but it turned me off forever. In Austria they also have t...
by wosnes
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Forbes: much conventional obesity wisdom may be wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 6015

We may have more leisure time, but most of us are less active. This is largely due to labor saving devices. When I was growing up it took more movement to accomplish a lot of our daily activities. You got out of the car to manually open the garage door; laundry was usually hung on a line to dry; you...
by wosnes
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: homemade desserts
Replies: 11
Views: 12069

I'm not a fan of freezing because I think it affects the quality in a negative way. However the plainer a dessert is, the better I think it freezes.
by wosnes
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cutting S days
Replies: 4
Views: 2790

I would also allow sweets in single servings when away from home - like a special dessert at a restaurant or when dining at the home of friends. Or as finallyfull suggests, the occasional ice cream cone. Limiting as much as you plan to do would be too restrictive for me. I would definitely feel depr...
by wosnes
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of dropping an S rule! (No sweets)
Replies: 20
Views: 8375

Well I do the same thing, but for different reasons. I allow one sweet daily, but usually don't have it.
by wosnes
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is today a red or a yellow? WWYD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2532

I would have gone out on Friday - your anniversary is an S day. However, for me, only the dinner would have been an S, not the whole day.

As for the piece of pie, I agree with ironchef. Sounds like it was completely worth a red day!
by wosnes
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)
Replies: 17
Views: 9011

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 wosnes
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)
Replies: 17
Views: 9011

There is a thread here on intermittent fasting and I think the 5:2 plan is discussed some in there. I followed it for a while. I found eating 500 calories on the fasting days to be too much trouble, so with the exception of calorie free liquids, I fasted from dinner one night until dinner the next n...
by wosnes
Sat May 31, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Obesogenic Environments"
Replies: 20
Views: 8393

I've wondered if some of my weight gain was partly due to living near a chocolate factory. Sometimes I would just be smelling chocolate all day, whatever I was doing. I didn't actually eat much chocolate, but I was constantly being reminded of food. I used to live near a Burger King, Arby's and Lon...
by wosnes
Sat May 31, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fruit
Replies: 13
Views: 4934

Technically if you virtual plate and there's room on the plate for the apple, that's fine as long as you eat it at mealtime. I think it's fine even in addition to a full plate. I add fruit to green salads. A current favorite is spinach or romaine with strawberries and avocado. Later in the summer I'...
by wosnes
Fri May 30, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New to No S'ing
Replies: 3
Views: 2323

Welcome! This is simple (easy to understand), but it isn't easy (wiithout effort). It is sustainable, but I can guarantee you that at some point it will be difficult - maybe only for a short period of time, maybe for a longer time. You will have good days, you will have bad days and you will have do...
by wosnes
Fri May 30, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: homemade desserts
Replies: 11
Views: 12069

I live alone and make desserts weekly. Most recipes can be cut at least in half and some reduced by even more. I have some smaller baking dishes and smaller dishes and pie pans can be purchased through Wilton. If you go to http://tasteofhome.com and search "cooking for two" you'll get over 2500 resu...
by wosnes
Fri May 30, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Obesogenic Environments"
Replies: 20
Views: 8393

I think all of the U.S. is obesogenic. There are very few times or places where eating isn't allowed, if not encouraged. It's not only junk food. Over the last 40 years or so our portions have increased in size and along with that the number of calories consumed daily. If you eat out it's easy to co...
by wosnes
Wed May 28, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting properly
Replies: 23
Views: 7971

Lol, I think I've misspelled oolala's name 100 times but the main thing is that when I write her name - in whichever form - or read her thread I am immediately placed on French riviera with that amazing holiday feeling, sun, and great food habits. When I try to spell her name using my tablet, it au...
by wosnes
Tue May 27, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: products we can skip
Replies: 5
Views: 3137

That's a good one. Dr. Oz makes me crazy, though occasionally there's something useful (can't think of one now).
by wosnes
Sun May 25, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 9613

For the coffee, I set the strainer on top of a measuring cup. I've also used the filter holder from a coffee maker with a filter. I set it on top of the pot then pour the concentrate into a jar to store. I usually make a triple batch.
by wosnes
Sun May 25, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 9613

I found this just now - Refrigerator Iced Tea http://www.theyummylife.com/Cinnamon_and_Spice_Refrigerator_Iced_Tea I like the idea of not having to boil water in the heat of the summer months. (My little house heats up so easily in the summer, and so do I.) I've made tea like that for years. Anothe...
by wosnes
Sat May 24, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Social situations don't allow ONE PHYSICAL BOWL!
Replies: 7
Views: 3997

I'd be curious about the content of the meals. Is it as vegetable-heavy as the reputation? What about the salt taste? I think Chinese food in the states tastes quite salty. Is it true in the homeland? I've read that once the Chinese had enough food to eat (and before they had their own obesity epid...
by wosnes
Fri May 23, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 9613

I saw this on the Today Show this morning: Peach Raspberry Iced Tea. I also like iced coffee.
by wosnes
Fri May 23, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is skipping meals against the No S rules?
Replies: 6
Views: 3063

There's no rule about how many meals we should eat. The automatic assumption is three, but 2-4 is fine. If missing a meal doesn't cause problems, don't worry about it.
by wosnes
Fri May 23, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I really worry JUST about N-days?
Replies: 30
Views: 9793

Also this is a reason I don't bake bread for our everyday use. A store bought loaf lasts weeks, homemade loaf, hours. I bake my own bread, but only find it really tempting fresh from the oven and warm. For this reason I time the bread baking so that it's finished 20-30 minutes before a meal. Once i...
by wosnes
Thu May 22, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Social situations don't allow ONE PHYSICAL BOWL!
Replies: 7
Views: 3997

People who live in countries where serving meals in courses or in several small plates or bowls don"t consume more food than those of us who use one plate. In fact, partly due to the size of our plates, we often consume more food. Do what works where you are. As the old saying goes, "When in Rome, d...
by wosnes
Thu May 22, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is skipping meals against the No S rules?
Replies: 6
Views: 3063

I usually don't eat breakfast and have lunch and dinner as usual.
by wosnes
Wed May 21, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I really worry JUST about N-days?
Replies: 30
Views: 9793

Also curious to know more about the S Day mods. I am now about 11 weeks in, and haven't lost any weight. My S days are CRAZY and I usually suffer on Monday badly. I think I need to find a better balance on S days so that I ease into the week a little better. :oops: Michael Pollan says you can eat a...
by wosnes
Tue May 20, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I really worry JUST about N-days?
Replies: 30
Views: 9793

I never got into the S Days gone wild because I don't like that feeling of being out of control. When I read about people who literally stayed up until midnight on Friday nights just to be able to eat something S at 12:01, it somehow made me sad. :( I always thought it was telling how many people p...