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by MamieTamar
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...
Replies: 26
Views: 3430

Re: I'm upgrading the bulletin board...

I can't find the Habitcal anymore. Has the address changed ?
by MamieTamar
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Imagine....
Replies: 4
Views: 2329

My mind is free of all that independently of NoS.
by MamieTamar
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 450241

reinhard wrote: anyone interested in being in being deputized with spam destroying powers? I've been hesitant to consider this, but it may be time...

Reinhard
Would this require special knowledge of computering ?
by MamieTamar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: resources that support No S
Replies: 42
Views: 14602

A very interesting podcast to listen to or read on line : https://www.theenergyblueprint.com/how-to-lose-body-fat/?inf_contact_key=5d2445d22 It deals with questions we are all asking ourselves, and concludes that the best diet hands up is the one you can stay on, and even if the results are poorer a...
by MamieTamar
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When to eat
Replies: 9
Views: 3541

Thank you for that interesting post, Oolala. I've heard several podcasts by Longo, and although I won't try it out myself for various reasons, for one thing because of being over 70 and not looking for more problems, I'm very curious about it. Please do keep us updated if and when you try it. I fail...
by MamieTamar
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When to eat
Replies: 9
Views: 3541

A few quotations from the article : From the NHANES study in 1977, most people ate was 3 times per day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. I grew up in the 1970s. There were no snacks. (…) Recently Satchin Panda did an interesting study on current eating habits, (…) Essentially, we started eating a...
by MamieTamar
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When to eat
Replies: 9
Views: 3541

I think you totally missed Fung's point, if you read his article at all. He absolutely and emphatically in umpteen posts rejects the calories theory, as well as its efficiency long term (short term it does work, with a staggering proportion of long term failures). His point is that IF (as well as lo...
by MamieTamar
Thu May 31, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When to eat
Replies: 9
Views: 3541

When to eat

I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I can't browse through 137 pages to unearth it. I found Dr Fung through this forum, and he has a lot to say about both obesity and diabetes. I thought today's article might be of interest here : https://idmprogram.com/the-critical-importance-of-meal-timi...
by MamieTamar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14187

Quite. My mother never ever baked, and we bought cakes only for very special occasions like birthdays etc.
My aunt used to bake one delicious fruit cake for us when she came to visit for a long period once a year, and it lasted us something like months...
by MamieTamar
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14187

I did and do use non-sugar sweeteners. Oolala, have you ever found those to be a problem, to interfere with weight loss and/or health ? We are so repeatedly warned about them, but I don't seem to be able to do without them. Any comments on sweeteners anyone (apart from the fact that it's not ideal,...
by MamieTamar
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else have trouble not snacking while reading?
Replies: 18
Views: 9335

This may sound very old-fashioned, but... why keep any snacks at all at home ? Just don't buy them !
by MamieTamar
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else do this?
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Yes, this is exactly what I do, having had very modest results with No S only. In the beginning, I used to feel famished by mid-afternoon, and I planned a 3rd meal then, but eventually I realized it was all in my head, and now I'm quite OK with 2 meals a day. However, since in our French culture eve...
by MamieTamar
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still Hoping to Succeed
Replies: 42
Views: 19108

Exactly ! I'm not only older than you but smaller too (5.00), and I need fewer calories than I like to admit. When I have a meal, I like having a MEAL, not a big snack, so in turns out that in order to do that, I have to be content with two. Yes, I agree it's a mod of NoS. I describe it to myself as...
by MamieTamar
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still Hoping to Succeed
Replies: 42
Views: 19108

I didn't have much success on NoS, because quite honestly, it wasn't that different from what I'd been doing all my life. I was born and raised in France at the end of the war, at a time when wasting a crust of bread was very much frowned upon. As a child, a sweet was a treat that I saw only a few t...
by MamieTamar
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still Hoping to Succeed
Replies: 42
Views: 19108

I have "The Obesity Code", and it is all about obesity proper. Fung is preparing two other books : one on fasting, and one on diabetes. Obviously, there are other ways to conquer obesity, and he says so himself, but I saw how effective a very mild form of IF helped my husband (12 kilos in a few mont...
by MamieTamar
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still Hoping to Succeed
Replies: 42
Views: 19108

No GermanHerman, it's a bug, the blog is open to everybody. You know what? Just try intensivedietarymanagement.com, then in the Tags (right column),chose "fasting", and take your pick from the umpteen articles on the subject ! The reason I'm giving this link is because Dr Fung isn't "one of the thou...
by MamieTamar
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Still Hoping to Succeed
Replies: 42
Views: 19108

[quote="germanherman"


My reaction is always the same: Show me the scientific background and I will show you the blind spot: "


https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/ ... ng-part-9/
by MamieTamar
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: what languages is the noS diet book translated in?
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

reinhard wrote:Sadly it's just English... if you know anyone will to translate, please let me know and I'll put them in touch with my agent.
Hi Reinhard, unfortunately I don't speak any Croatian, but as a professional translator I'd love to translate it into French, if you feel like it.
by MamieTamar
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New with a question
Replies: 12
Views: 7248

Another thing you might try is having a good breakfast (more than presently), skip lunch, having a good dinner with your husband, and a light meal at night.
by MamieTamar
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New with a question
Replies: 12
Views: 7248

Besides, I've been listening again recently to all the podcasts, and in one of them (on the mods) Reinhard touches on this point and says that technically, it is not even a mod because the "rules" only mention "no snacking", they do not actually mention the number of "official meals", although for m...
by MamieTamar
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Fasting
Replies: 4
Views: 6404

Hi, Owendale. I recently had experience with intermittent fasting. I know, this is not the fasting you are talking about, because it allows not only water but any non-caloric drinks, including tea or coffee. I am quite aware of what you are talking about, but this maybe a way to ease into it. For he...
by MamieTamar
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: fantastic set of articles
Replies: 18
Views: 8318

The idea is to boost your metabolism. And somewhere, the same Billy Craig states that his overeating triggered hyperactivity of his thyroid. I didn't try it (or almost not) the Billy Craig way, but more like Matt Stone's Diet Recovery (see for instance his interview in : http://eatmore2weighless.com...
by MamieTamar
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: fantastic set of articles
Replies: 18
Views: 8318

All you said is true, but it s not what I was talking about. Read the series on "Calories" in Marianna's link, you'll see he's speaking about calories not counting at all, even in great quantities. And I've myself read posts by someone who lost an amazing number of pounds by overfeeding (something l...
by MamieTamar
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: fantastic set of articles
Replies: 18
Views: 8318

Marianna, I went through the whole series, and I was more than a little puzzled by the Calorie section. OK, I don't count calories, I feel that I can't do it ever again, but he seems to be saying that as long as you watch the quality of your food, quantity is totally irrelevant, which goes against b...
by MamieTamar
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else worry about this?
Replies: 11
Views: 5286

Thank you ever so much everyone for these so encouraging "red periods" (rather than days) testimonies. I thought I was the only one around unable to stick to even three measly rules for even a short period of time, but now I see that the road to success is nothing but a succession of less and less f...
by MamieTamar
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Obesogenic Environments"
Replies: 20
Views: 9579

Readjust your appetite, oolala ? How could it possibly do that ? I'm permanently either hungry or cheating !
by MamieTamar
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Obesogenic Environments"
Replies: 20
Views: 9579

Dale, I once read a book about losing weight by inhaling food scents. I couldn't remember what it was called but I think I have found its trace. Hope these links work. Needless to say, it did not do anything for me ! http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/Health-News/obesity-weight-loss-DrAlan-Hirsch-SENSA/20...
by MamieTamar
Tue May 27, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Replies: 17
Views: 10622

I don't know if you have them, in France we have diet syrups, with stevia in them (but I've read that not as much stevia as they claim, the rest being other artificial sweeteners), and you can use as much or as little as you wish to make a drink. For me the main point is they're not sparkling, I can...
by MamieTamar
Thu May 22, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Social situations don't allow ONE PHYSICAL BOWL!
Replies: 7
Views: 4562

I never have only one physical plate, since this is not the way we eat in France. I go by intuition of what a "normal portion" of anything is, and more important by what amount of food it takes to get you to the next meal pleasantly hungry but not starving.
by MamieTamar
Thu May 22, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Counting Bites
Replies: 39
Views: 34511

"Just eat smaller portions" is too vague and I came unglued trying to figure out my body's definition of "reasonable". . I agree that "one plate" is too vague. No sugar and no snacks are real, measurable criteria. "No seconds" is not, it is open to any interpretation. Size of plate, what it is that...
by MamieTamar
Tue May 20, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New No S-er, question about kids
Replies: 11
Views: 5833

My understanding is that French students have a 2-hour break in the middle of the day: an hour to eat and an hour to play. Yes, this is exactly what I was planning to add. In school, I have always had 2 hours at midday, which was enough to go back home (a 40 mn underground drive), have lunch with m...
by MamieTamar
Mon May 19, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New No S-er, question about kids
Replies: 11
Views: 5833

I don't know if they start school as early as some schools do here, though. But certainly, eating every hour or even two hours is not necessary for humans. I think children in France start the school day about 8 or 8:30, but they are in school until about 4:30. That's in the smaller classes, but so...
by MamieTamar
Sun May 11, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science against Snacks
Replies: 21
Views: 7874

Thanks a lot.
by MamieTamar
Sun May 11, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Science against Snacks
Replies: 21
Views: 7874

They also value consistent moderate exertion, even in urban areas; you don't have to be a farmer to recreate their calorie burn Add to this that it is not necessarily valuing it, but having it imposed as a way of life. For instance, I have never in my adult life lived in a building equipped with an...
by MamieTamar
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 450241

By using Adblock you can do away with all these adds.
by MamieTamar
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Article supporting NoS
Replies: 4
Views: 3333

Marie-Claire is a French journal, and to the French, "snacking" means having an extra small meal (called "goûter" for children and "collation" for adults), which might be a piece of bread and black chocolate for children and an apple+yogourt for health-conscious adults. That's what "snacking" means...
by MamieTamar
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions - thanks in advance!
Replies: 26
Views: 11872

Ooops, sorry ! I thought in terms of hot cocoa, not hot chocolate, because it's the only thing we have in the house. Might not make all that much of a difference, though...
by MamieTamar
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions - thanks in advance!
Replies: 26
Views: 11872

And if you do as part of your meal, after all it's also a healthy choice !
by MamieTamar
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating out and meal courses
Replies: 6
Views: 3471

Exactly so. For these precise cultural reasons, the concept "one plate" has no meaning for me, so I've "translated" it to : "a medium to small (according to appetite) portion of everything". It works quite well.
by MamieTamar
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions - thanks in advance!
Replies: 26
Views: 11872

Pure cocoa cannot be considered as sweet by any stretch of the imagination. I have it quite often, with 1 sweetener only (after 50+ years of dieting, I've come to prefer saccharine to real sugar), and with no negative side effects. It's delicious and invigorating. The same applies to a tiny square o...
by MamieTamar
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions - thanks in advance!
Replies: 26
Views: 11872

I'm still puzzled about dark chocolate. When I started NoS, I used to eat every day a square of 90% dark chocolate, which I love. I figured that 90% was pretty little sugar and therefore it must be OK. Technically, I think it is. But... I did not start losing any weight at all until I restricted it ...
by MamieTamar
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Failures on N-Days - should I still take an S?
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

The beauty of S days is precisely that, that they are part of the program, they aren't called "cheat days". It's not cheating, it's following your program (which should never be called a diet). Cheat on legitimate S days, and soon you'll also cheat on legitimate N days.
by MamieTamar
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Been waiting on this for years
Replies: 34
Views: 15061

Quite. This is one of Jonathan's Bailor's answer to the question : what about the peoples who live on rice ? Answer : those don't have enough to eat anyway, so they can't get fat. It is also often claimed that animals are naturally thin, owing to their following their natural instinct. But animals i...
by MamieTamar
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 95641

When we are there, we live in Jerusalem, Bayit Vegan. But my first contact with Israel more than 40 years ago was in a kibbutz near Beercheva...
by MamieTamar
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Been waiting on this for years
Replies: 34
Views: 15061

I don't know about this Intuitive Eating American program, but I've been on a French program called "Linecoaching" rather similar, except that it was supposed to teach you how "naturally thin" people relate to food, and eventually how to program yourself so that you would feel hungry at the convenie...
by MamieTamar
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 95641

I was there last a fortnight ago and I'll be there again in a week's time, and I've never seen anything of the sort at the grocery store. Whereabouts do you live ?
by MamieTamar
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Chani8's Dauntless Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 95641

Hi Chani, where do you find 85% chocolate in Israël? I've never been able to find more than 60% there. Also, where do you find coconut milk with a decent hekhsher ? Or do you maybe import everything ?
by MamieTamar
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New and frustrated
Replies: 20
Views: 9964

I just want to add that for me, the very first step I took, even before starting no S, was to work on fully accepting my current weight. I read Linda Bacon's "Healthy at every size" and similar French books, I got rid of all the clothes I loved but had no hope of ever being able to wear again, and d...
by MamieTamar
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Plate size?
Replies: 13
Views: 7362

This thread is old, but am I glad I found it ! I kept wondering how anybody could eat only 3 platefuls a day and not be starving, and I had a hunch that American plates must be bigger than our French ones. You bet they are ! I've just measured my dinner plates, they are 15 cm diameter (not including...