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by eam531
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "the truth about slim people"
Replies: 17
Views: 6292

One of the things I discovered a long time ago is that a lot of the "naturally slim" people I know personally are very unhealthy. The main reason they remain thin is that they have lousy digestive systems and can't enjoy eating nearly as much as I do. I must confess that even today when I see someo...
by eam531
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Obesity in France
Replies: 6
Views: 4125

Obesity in France

There is a perception that everyone in France is thin. I see it on this board, in fact. A book just came out in France, by a French woman who is obese. The NY Times did a story about it: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/world/europe/gabrielle-deydier-france-obesity-on-ne-nait-pas-grosse.html The w...
by eam531
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: snacking
Replies: 10
Views: 4973

Re: snacking

I'm still really struggling with not snacking. It seems like all I'm doing is thinking about food. When will that go away, and when will I not be hungry between meals . I'm eating enought, but still...the snacking... It's normal to be hungry between meals. Seriously. "Hunger is the best sauce", the...
by eam531
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is anybody also watching carbs--?
Replies: 10
Views: 6028

What do you mean by "carbs"? I never understand what people are talking about when they say "carbs". Carbohydrates are one of the 3 macronutrients and despite dietary propaganda, carbohydrates are not "evil". There's a big difference between cake made with white sugar and flour, and beans. I've read...
by eam531
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: More scientific support for NoS
Replies: 12
Views: 7300

Regarding Germany--I have spent a lot of time there. In 1984 I went to a German language school in Munich and stayed with a local woman. We are still friends and I've visited her many times. Here's what I saw--she lives in an apartment, as do the vast majority of people in Munich unless they are fab...
by eam531
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Double chin and family misundertanding
Replies: 11
Views: 6882

Larkspur's post is very insightful, I think. It sounds like your sisters inadvertently tweaked you in a sensitive spot--one they didn't know was sensitive. However, I do have to say that unasked-for dietary advice is a big no-no in my book. Also ... I don't know how tall you are or how big or small ...
by eam531
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 100 city rankings
Replies: 11
Views: 6762

Elizabeth50 wrote:
oolala53 wrote:I imagine there must be mind sets within these groups that legitimize overeating and high weights and make cutting food intake sound difficult and oppressive.
:roll:
Elizabeth50, I concur.
by eam531
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 13
Views: 7330

Arthur's story is amazing. Sometimes people think it's a hoax; it isn't. Arthur is legit and a real person He teaches special education outside of Baltimore, and also teaches DDP Yoga. One story about him said this about what he eats: "Boorman stressed there is no magic diet; he explained he ate fre...
by eam531
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Atlanta
Replies: 13
Views: 7330

DDP (Diamond Dallas Page) was a pro wrestler who rehabbed himself from his many injuries in the ring by a mix of yoga and calisthenic exercises. He developed the DDP Yoga program with the help of a chiropractor/yoga teacher. The program is aimed primarily at people who are overweight and who have no...
by eam531
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14172

I lived in Munich in 1984 and can affirm TexArk's experiences and have been back to visit there many times. It was very similar to what she describes France was like--stores closing down at mid-day, no one walking down the street eating (except kids eating a candy bar or something), the custom of ta...
by eam531
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove fer real!
Replies: 1
Views: 3422

Shovelglove fer real!

Massive snowstorm in the NE USA today. I've been out shoveling twice this morning with more to come, because it does not show signs of stopping. The shovelglove workouts have been quite helpful!
by eam531
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasur
Replies: 33
Views: 14172

I have mixed feelings about this book. I do think her recommendations can be pretty sane. That is, 3 meals, no snacking, limit portions, and really enjoy what you eat . However, she does mention this "leek soup" 3 day crash diet that she got from "Dr. Miracle". She may not call it a crash diet but t...
by eam531
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 5452

I've worked pretty hard on nailing down the No S habits, especially no snacking. I don't snack on S days, and I generally have one sweet per S day--usually a really nice pastry or baked good for breakfast on weekends. And if I want a latte made with whole milk during an S day, I'll have one.
by eam531
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting realization
Replies: 12
Views: 7266

People who live in slim cultures would get fat on our restaurant food all the time, too, even if it fit on a plate. Exactly, which is a good reason not to go out to eat very often. The vast majority of the time DH and I go out, we take about the half the food home with us. Restaurant portions in th...
by eam531
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Interesting realization
Replies: 12
Views: 7266

Interesting realization

So, DH and I went downtown yesterday to go to the main library and to have lunch at a pub next to the library. I had a *wonderful* grilled veggie sandwich with goat cheese on wheatberry bread with homemade potato chips .... and a beer, because this pub brews its own. It was great. It felt like an S ...
by eam531
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Elizabeth's Entries
Replies: 85
Views: 30146

This is my plan: I'm going to have three meals a day, no snacking in between, seven days a week. If I want a sweet, I can have a cookie, or a piece of candy, etc. on non-s days, but it must fit on my plate and cannot be eaten between meals. I think I'll enjoy the structure of eating only three plat...
by eam531
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 159927

MaggieMae - It's great that your friend found a way to successfully lose weight that works for her! :) I will say that calorie counting and/or caloric awareness and being on NoS are not necessarily mutually exclusive. I utilized both to reach my goals, and still do to maintain and improve--without ...
by eam531
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: resources that support No S
Replies: 42
Views: 14579

It's true that "French women don't get fat" but, well, we were eating that way in the US up until sometime in the late 70s. Granted, my mom shopped at the supermarket and not at charming bakeries, butcher shops and greenmarkets, but we ate 3 squares a day of pretty decent meals (no presweetened cere...
by eam531
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Testimonials (new!)
Replies: 174
Views: 194904

Thanks, Reinhard, for bringing Tlingit's and LouMay's posts to everyone's attention. They both make great points. I think No S is a really great program and the best thing to me is that it is NORMAL. I grew up eating this way, my parents ate this way, and people all over the world still eat this way...
by eam531
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2017 One year No S Challenge
Replies: 425
Views: 159927

Maggie Mae, your friend may end up discovering that tracking every.atom.of.food she puts into her mouth is unsustainable. Congrats to her for losing the weight, but I have a couple of friends who keep cycling on and off Weight Watchers. Both have successfully lost weight with WW, but somehow they ju...
by eam531
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Feeling like a failure
Replies: 13
Views: 7722

Good posts from Merry and oolala! Reinhard also said in the book that the hunger you might be feeling is probably what a truly hungry person feels after the best meal they've ever had. I'm sure he didn't say this to make anyone feel guilty, but just as a way to nudge us to a different perspective (g...
by eam531
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove for Girls?
Replies: 42
Views: 41092

I'm 60 years old and recently starting shugging. I am active and get a lot of exercise, including lifting weights. But because this is a new type of weight training, I am using a 5 pound sledge that we already own. I'm doing the "canonical" exercises for 14 minutes--7 times on each side, as appropri...
by eam531
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat the same meals everyday?
Replies: 24
Views: 13097

So you basically maintained your weight, which wasn't actually officially overweight? A gift and a feat in itself, but curious. And congrats for three years of No S-ing. Why "curious"? I saw my weight creeping up during menopause, and even though it might not have seemed "overweight" to anyone else...
by eam531
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat the same meals everyday?
Replies: 24
Views: 13097

Most of these sound so smart and un-junky that it makes me wonder what people were eating before No S. Was it basically the same but you were doing a lot of snacking and eating desserts? Or have these default meals evolved from more fast food or the like? I've been vegetarian for a long, long time....
by eam531
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat the same meals everyday?
Replies: 24
Views: 13097

Breakfast--homemade muesli with berries, nuts and plain full-fat yogurt OR green smoothie. Green tea is a must; every so often I have coffee. Lunch--hummus and tabouli with pita bread OR soup and bread with cheese OR PBJ sandwich with apple and yogurt OR huge salad with veggies, beans, avocado and v...
by eam531
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Weight Loss Tips from Around the World
Replies: 8
Views: 6098

I lived in Germany (Munich) in 1984 and have been back to visit numerous times. While Germany has a reputation as a meat and potatoes kind of place, I saw few if any obese Germans while there, certainly none in 1984 and not too many after that. (Probably the obese people I saw were American tourists...
by eam531
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need help!
Replies: 10
Views: 5074

I vote "really hard", not "impossible". Don't let the language you use shape your thoughts. If you tell yourself something often enough (e.g. "I have no self control" or "I know I'll fail when I get a taste for this food") you will believe it and it can start to seem inevitable. I do get that some ...
by eam531
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Diet Testimonials (new!)
Replies: 174
Views: 194904

Very sane way of eating

Howdy, everyone. I stumbled across a mention of Reinhard's book on some other forum, so I bought a copy about a month and a half ago. I read it and it makes total sense to me. I adopted the method. Although I already had very good eating habits, No S has helped me refine them even more. I'm not over...