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by HappyHiker
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Figure is outlook speaking
Replies: 10
Views: 6149

Re: Figure is outlook speaking

I've heard of approaches to weight loss that make it purely about a spiritual battle, which can be an exhausting approach--especially since struggles with food are a mixture of issues generally, plus "analysis paralysis" and all that! In this, I find No-S really freeing. I don't have to know why, I...
by HappyHiker
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Figure is outlook speaking
Replies: 10
Views: 6149

Hmmm... I think the same, but I would say that if I have healthy habits vis a vis diet, exercise, sleep and stress reduction, then my levels of neurotransmitters are balanced and I have no problem eating moderately, but if I don't, then my dopamine receptors get desensitized and I get low levels of ...
by HappyHiker
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Body is having trouble adjusting?
Replies: 8
Views: 5639

If your doctor told you to eat more frequently, then it's still canonical No S to eat more than three meals a day. If you need to eat 5 meals a day for medical reasons, then just use smaller plates. There is a section on the main diet page about that. Eating a mini-meal is very different from diving...
by HappyHiker
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you have with soup?
Replies: 8
Views: 5966

osoniye wrote:I love a bowl of soup and a bowl of popcorn!
I like to have vegan chili and a home-made oat square.
I like vegan chili over a baked potato, but I'm intrigued by the oat square. I looked up recipes, and they are all sweet. Do you make savory ones?
by HappyHiker
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you have with soup?
Replies: 8
Views: 5966

What do you have with soup?

I have been on a huge soup kick lately. I've just been having salad and bread with my soup, since it doesn't seem like a meal by itself.

What do you all have with your soup? Also, feel free to share any soup recipes. ;)
by HappyHiker
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Another example of the usefulness of shugging muscle
Replies: 3
Views: 5701

Another example of the usefulness of shugging muscle

I helped a friend move yesterday, along with her boyfriend and mine. We are all between 40 and 45 years old, and she had her big, strapping 20-year-old son helping as well. It became apparent quickly that my friend's son and I were the best at moving things. Our boyfriends were really embarrassed wh...
by HappyHiker
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are Nestle Capuccino Sachets an S?
Replies: 12
Views: 8721

I would say that it's not a sweet unless you're guzzling them all day. At 50 calories, they are a little more than a third of a 12 oz soda. It would probably be better to substitute a real cup of coffee with sugar and milk, since the sachets sound like one of those laboratory-formulated concoctions ...
by HappyHiker
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Got Non Scale Victories? Post 'em here!
Replies: 49
Views: 26611

I'm having dinner with friends tonight, and I'm not on some special diet that will hinder that. I'm helping a friend move tomorrow, and I know that afterwords I can enjoy a big sugary drink with no guilt!
by HappyHiker
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 3 months of No S and no weight loss
Replies: 11
Views: 7419

I would suggest upping the ratio of less calorically-dense food to more calorically-dense food (i.e. vegetables to fatty foods) on your plates. You still get the same amount of food, and the fiber will keep you just as full. Also, it may be time to add some movement if you don't already. My weight d...
by HappyHiker
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: not losing weight
Replies: 15
Views: 10007

Walking is absolutely critical for me to maintain my loss. Diet just isn't enough.
by HappyHiker
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-Hunger Breakfasts
Replies: 42
Views: 22810

Baked beans on buttered toast with 2 cups of hot tea.
by HappyHiker
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your challenging situation?
Replies: 23
Views: 12218

It's not really a diet challenge, but the summer heat is a problem for my Urban Rangering, which is absolutely necessary for me to be at my healthy weight. Last night I actually borrowed my boyfriend's dog and went on a walk at midnight. I know the simple solution is to get up early in the morning a...
by HappyHiker
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What's your No S?
Replies: 45
Views: 33569

Mods: None Intelligent Dietary Defaults: Optimized Oatmeal and Optimized Ramen (replace seasoning packet with miso paste, add pre-cut veggies, green onions, peanuts, sriracha, soy sauce and a lime squeeze). Don't eat meat for ethical reasons, avoid dairy and eggs at home for same but will eat them ...
by HappyHiker
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else do this?
Replies: 5
Views: 4828

Except for oatmeal, I don't do advanced prep, but I always have defaults on hand. My current favorite is Optimized Ramen: use miso paste, soy sauce and sriracha instead of the packet that comes with it, throw some bagged broccoli or carrot slaw in, and just pour boiling water on top. Wait three minu...
by HappyHiker
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Anyone doing glass ceiling?
Replies: 8
Views: 13132

Thanks for the reply, Reinhard.

It's been going far better than I expected. I have screwed it up some, but, as you say, even the days I screw up are far less severe than before.
by HappyHiker
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How to stay determined?
Replies: 10
Views: 5941

Welcome! You can do this. It's not going to be as hard as you're building it up to be, I promise. This is how all our grandparents ate and how healthy people all over the world currently eat. It is not cruel and unusual. ;) Skipping breakfast and lunch and eating three meals in succession does not s...
by HappyHiker
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Anyone doing glass ceiling?
Replies: 8
Views: 13132

Anyone doing glass ceiling?

I have decided to try glass ceiling, since I have a long history of over-imbibing. Does anyone else here use this system?
by HappyHiker
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Funny article on "paleo"
Replies: 6
Views: 5869

Ugh, I have friends very into this at the moment. Their binges are epic.
by HappyHiker
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mysterious Study
Replies: 1
Views: 2101

I agree about snacking. I read a book by one of the researchers ( Mindless Eating ), and if I recall there were a lot of tiny habits that separate normal weight from obese people. Things like thin people stand more, they keep snack foods put away and not out visible, they look over a buffet before l...
by HappyHiker
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello everyone. Help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 5094

Welcome! Sorry to hear about your mum. Don't be so darn hard on yourself for gaining weight during this stressful time. The long car trips and disruptions to your routines can make healthy habits nearly impossible. I say give yourself a break. Now that things are settling down, just get comically st...
by HappyHiker
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Daily chat thread
Replies: 46
Views: 17245

Yesterday I picked up a sledgehammer (8 lbs) and did shovel glove for the first time for not even 5 minutes in hopes to work up to 14 every N day. Today I am unable to move. It is shocking how completely out of shape I am! This was a real wake-up call.
by HappyHiker
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: ***********November Challenge*****************
Replies: 20
Views: 9546

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by HappyHiker
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Good Books?
Replies: 6
Views: 5018

My last non-fiction read was A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of The Kennedy Assassination by Philip Shenon. It's about the Warren Commission. I thought it was very good. The last non-fiction I enjoyed was The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It is really funny and a nice light read.
by HappyHiker
Tue May 05, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 5
Views: 4457

You can do this!
by HappyHiker
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: weekends gone wild
Replies: 7
Views: 6776

Your mileage may vary, but mine did. After a while they were pretty indistinguishable from my N days, except for I usually have a soda on Saturdays.
by HappyHiker
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Brand New!
Replies: 6
Views: 5088

Welcome! I'm pretty new to the forum but have been a No S-er for a while. Others will probably chime in if you ask any questions you have here.
by HappyHiker
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Lovedby2 Is it better to eat scheduled meals?
Replies: 8
Views: 6542

I want to enjoy my food, and hunger really is essential for that (for me, anyway), so I often skip breakfast because it sounds gross. No S is a nice safety net for eating intuitively. I am also a naturally late in the day eater, but now that just means that typically my lunch plate is less calorical...
by HappyHiker
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question About Seconds
Replies: 11
Views: 8112

I think the No Seconds rule is really about having a definite stopping point to a meal and not as much about the amount of food. The veggies, let's face it, made no difference at all, but having more continues a habit that causes weight gain in most people. People will start to respect your new habi...
by HappyHiker
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diets Don't Work Interesting Article
Replies: 3
Views: 6374

Diets Don't Work Interesting Article

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2015/03/diets_do_not_work_the_thin_evidence_that_losing_weight_makes_you_healthier.html ... 97 percent of dieters regain everything they lost and then some within three years. Obesity research fails to reflect this truth because it r...
by HappyHiker
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: reusable bags make people buy organic--and junk
Replies: 5
Views: 8485

This reminds me I read of a phenomenon in which menus that included salads tended to have customers who order MORE high calorie foods. The explanation was that just seeing that there was something "healthy" to get made people feel more virtuous, and thus deserving of heavier foods! I wonder if ther...
by HappyHiker
Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Need help evaluating why I haven't lost weight
Replies: 13
Views: 10524

Hello all, first post. Been No S-ing for a while (with good success), but I've decided to jump in. I'm late to the party, Lovedby2, but I thought I'd add my 2 cents because I was reminded of a study I read years ago. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080111231316.htm It confirms that exer...