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by Jayhawk28
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "No seconds" rule interpretation
Replies: 6
Views: 5168

Are you talking about having sweets anyday of the week with meals or just on meals during Saturday and Sunday?
by Jayhawk28
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Diets We Have Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 29002

How could I have forgotten this gem I tried a few years back?

Dr. Siegel's Cookie Diet!! What a terrible idea. How realistic is it to eat six terrible tasting cookies each day?


http://www.cookiediet.com/
by Jayhawk28
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unsupportive relatives
Replies: 7
Views: 5681

I also think that its best to let your actions do the talking for you. I've made the mistake before of talking about the latest and greatest weight loss method I'm using. It's exhausitng and rarely positive. The truth is that any type of change is hard work and sometimes people have to reach a break...
by Jayhawk28
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Dietary Defaults (add yours!)
Replies: 93
Views: 152504

My default breakfast is becoming a protein shake with the following:

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Filling, tasty and quick.
by Jayhawk28
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Diets We Have Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 29002

Weight Watchers South Beach Atkins Medifast Nutri-System Paleo/Primal Whole 30 - Version of Paleo/Primal Body for Life They all have one thing in common - they play towards my perfectionist - all or nothing mindset. For years, I would find myself starting one of these diets on a Monday morning and t...
by Jayhawk28
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Avoid processed food" may not be a diet panacea
Replies: 25
Views: 15180

I spent so much time on Mark's Daily Apple and reading books like the Paleo Solution and Wheat Belly. I agree with the science and I know many people get great results. But I had high ANXIETY. I felt like I could never do anything with anyone because I would esposed to vegetable oil or I would have ...
by Jayhawk28
Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Avoid processed food" may not be a diet panacea
Replies: 25
Views: 15180

"Interesting quote, buttressing the idea that you shouldn't worry about things like antioxidants if you are 50 lbs overweight:" Loved this..........I'm about 75 pounds over my ideal bodyweight and in my perfectionism, I've ofted stressed about too much sugar or making sure my beef was grass fed and ...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diets, Dogma and being Uncivil
Replies: 17
Views: 11218

I've decided not to engage in diet discussions any more with friends or family. It takes too much energy and is rarely positive. I can only really change me, anyway. It's when people see that change that good things can happen.
by Jayhawk28
Fri May 31, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Power Oatmeal
Replies: 1
Views: 2710

Power Oatmeal

I had some instant oatmeal mixed with almond butter and protein powder this morning. Very filling and tasted good. My default go to diet the past 6-7 years has been low-carb. I can never sustain it more than 2 weeks or so. It's been a miserable cycle. Each time I've tried No S, I've stopped because ...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Paleo Diet
Replies: 6
Views: 5444

Paleo Diet

So I was well on my way to establishing Vanilla No S as a permanent feature in my life. The problem, however, is that I'm training or would like to train to race my mountain bike. So I started the Paleo/Primal lifestyle on January 1st. I completely agree with everything I have read in both the Prima...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What do you do about "real hunger"?
Replies: 42
Views: 21050

I highly recommend having a milky beverage partway through the morning. You may find after awhile that you don't need it anymore, but it can help keep the meal portions moderate while staving off cavernous hunger. Thanks, Everybody, for your replies. I DO drink a few late's with whole milk, no suga...
by Jayhawk28
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Protein Shakes
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

Protein Shakes

So the beauty of No S is as long as I stay within the habit, I can eat whatever I want. My first month in November was great. I ate a lot of really tasty food and only slipped once......a fried mushroom at a happy hour. I didn't work out and I stayed the same weight. For the past few days, I've simp...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One Month
Replies: 11
Views: 7525

I thought I would gain weight, because I literally ate a lot of highly processed, unhealthy food. I apparently, just ate less of it. I do know that I had hunger pangs this past month. And in the past, that would mean eating more food whenever I was hungry.
by Jayhawk28
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One Month
Replies: 11
Views: 7525

One Month

I last weighed myself on November 1, 2011. I weighed 215 pounds. Over the last month, I've done vanilla No S perfectly. I ate fast food, pasta and plenty of other carbs......all within the confines of No S. On the weekends, I just about ate the way I did during the week. Since I wasn't deprived in t...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Glass Cieling
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

Epic Failure

My birthday was this past weekend. That coupled with my girlfriend and I breaking up ended up with me smashing through my two drink glass cieling. Here's the thing: It's not about guilt as much as how bad I feel and look physically. At 36 years old, I can see it in my face the next day. Realizing th...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Glass Cieling
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

Thanks for the suggestion on "air bag." I'll resolve now to admit the level of my failure on Glass Cieling should it come to that. This past weekend was a slipperly slope. Changing life circumstances this past week encouraged me to excessively celebrate. I'm 36, though. It just didn't feel right. Th...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Glass Cieling
Replies: 8
Views: 5475

Glass Cieling

I have never had an issue with alcohol. I'll go weeks without drinking sometimes. When I do drink, however, it is usually in a social setting and exceeds two drinks. Often times, it reaches the level of 4 drinks or more. This would qualify as a "binge." Regardless of how often I do this, I know it i...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Losing momentum/motivation?
Replies: 11
Views: 6984

the no s diet is boring That's the point. It doesn't include a lot of thinking about what you're going to eat, by design. It's supposed to be so boring that eventually you will automate it into habit. This is a diet for people who don't want to have to think about their diet all the time. If what y...
by Jayhawk28
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet Soda
Replies: 17
Views: 9782

BTW, it's so much easier to get large doses of caffiene with diet soda. Significatnly less of the stuff in tea. Going through a bit of withdrawl.
by Jayhawk28
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet Soda
Replies: 17
Views: 9782

Diet Pop Update

Update: I gave up diet soda. I'm about 6 days in with my last one on Saturday this past week. I know that if I allow it, it will be a slippery slope. So, I drink water, tea and alcohol within the confines of glass cieling. It's the correct decision for me and I'm glad to put it on the permanent ban ...
by Jayhawk28
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: * * * November Challenge * * *
Replies: 17
Views: 10349

November Challenge

I'm in! Vanilla No S. 215 lbs on 11/1. Will not weigh again until 12/1. 11/1: Success! 11/2: Success! 11/3: Success! 11/4: Success! 11/5: S Day 11/6: S Day 11/7: Success 11/8: Success! 11/9: Success! 11/10: Success! 11/11: Success 11/12: S Day 11/13: S Day 11/14: Success 11/15: Success 11/16: Succes...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: November
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

November

I've done No S for about the last two weeks. I have considered this a trial run. November is the month that I am targeting to really establish my habits. They include No S, No Soda, Glass Cieling, Urban Ranger and Early Riser. No Soda and Early Riser are two habits that I'm working on outside of the...
by Jayhawk28
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why No S works (at least for me)
Replies: 6
Views: 4061

"Never" seems so bad. It's why low carb never works long term for me. It's so restrictive. "Later," however is doable. I also understand the notion of "never" if you are addicted or have a serious problem with something. Diet soda probably fits that category for me. I simply can't seem to restrict i...
by Jayhawk28
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Choice
Replies: 2
Views: 2605

Choice

Love the idea of choosing a really healthy meal of Salmon and veggies for lunch and then having a burger, fries and a beer with friends for dinner. All of it within the habit of No S. Once the habit is established, you can choose to lose weight quickly with less calorie dense foods. Yet, you are fre...
by Jayhawk28
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: First weigh-in. Aaaagh!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 5637

The book discusses all the reasons why most diets fail. They either have you making concious decisions all the time based on calories or they eliminate food groups. These diets make you feel deprived or are too difficult. So you quit. You gain back anything you lost. You then look for another soluti...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet Soda
Replies: 17
Views: 9782

The main issue is immediate gratification. Still need to determine if systematic moderation will work with it or if I should just make an effort to give it up. I'm leaning towards the latter. I tried systematic moderation for a couple of days last week. My limit was two 12 oz cans. It was, however, ...
by Jayhawk28
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet Soda
Replies: 17
Views: 9782

Diet Soda

I'm completely on board with No S and Glass Cieling rules. No issues. The only rule I'm considering adding is one concerning diet soda consumption. Any diet I've every been on, I've felt deprived. Whatever diet I was on, however, I allowed myself unlimited diet soda. It was a little reward or treat....
by Jayhawk28
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: This is Ridiculous
Replies: 20
Views: 12653

Drawinga Fence Around the Law

Whatever you choose, remember that No S is really about systematic moderation. It's not the Nutella at 11:00 over the long haul. It's the habits you work to develop on No S. You work hard in the beginning to the point where they are no longer concious thoughts. It's just what you do. You simply need...
by Jayhawk28
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Sneaky Saboteurs
Replies: 12
Views: 6357

I've found that NO S is the way to go and I've tried weight watchers, south beach, atkins, nutrisystem, best life, body for life and others. I hated counting or restricting foods. For me - No S is the key. In order to speed up weight loss, I'm simply trying to move more via exercise. Most of the abo...
by Jayhawk28
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My Version of No-S
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Other than the snack - you are ahead of the curve. No S allows you to eat anything as long as it fits on a plate. That could be sausage and eggs or chicken fettucine. Your meals certainly are healthier than those. Weekends are whatever you want. If you are somewhat healthy on the weekend - that is j...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S Day Meals
Replies: 3
Views: 2774

S Day Meals

How long did it take you to start naturally eating 3 meals on your S days? That seems to be the pattern for people doing the diet over longer time periods.
by Jayhawk28
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jayhawk28's Daily Checkup
Replies: 0
Views: 1500

Jayhawk28's Daily Checkup

11/03/08 - 228 lbs

I'm starting today - officially.
by Jayhawk28
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jayhawk28's Daily Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

10/29/08 - 225
by Jayhawk28
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jayhawk28's Daily Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

10/27/2008 - 227 pounds
10/28/2008 - 228 pounds
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Return to South Beach or Atkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3644

You could apply them - but the problem is that you can't take a day off of South Beach or Atkins in the first few weeks/months. One wrong meal could do a lot of damage. I just don't like the restrictions. Ultimately, I want to eat healthy, but I need to be able to balance it with some other things I...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Return to South Beach or Atkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3644

Return to South Beach or Atkins

After falling off the wagon over the last week, I actually convinced myself to go back on South Beach last night. Luckily, my better sense took over. No S really is the only option for eating normally. Every other diet simply is not sustainable over the long term. I'm going to take another shot at d...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jayhawk28's Daily Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

I've certainly fallen off the wagon. The last week has been a return to my normal routines. Last night I thought about a return to South Beach or Atkins. I almost decided to do South Beach when I realized that it simply wouldn't work and in 2 weeks I would feel horrible for blowing another diet. No ...
by Jayhawk28
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jayhawk28's Daily Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

10/17 Check In

I'm slipping. I see this every year. As soon as it starts to get a little bit cold, I start overeating and not working out. Yesterday was terrible. I ate 4 meals along with 4 beers. I didn't workout either. I got to get back on track. Luckily, I'm still checking in at 226. A few more days of this, t...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jayhawk28's Daily Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

10/14/2008 I've created 4 habits to track. They are No S, weekday workouts, daily vitamins and no diet soda. I failed on working out and the diet soda yesterday. I don't want to overload my habits from the beginning, but I really need to quit drinking diet soda - I abuse it. I also need consistent w...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Subway
Replies: 5
Views: 3497

Subway

Does a footlong sub fit on a plate by No S standards?
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Jayhawk28's Daily Check In
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

Jayhawk28's Daily Check In

Hello, I started No S on October 6th. Today is my first weigh in. I weighed 226 pounds this morning. I'm a 5'10, 32 year old male. My goal weight is 165. I'm going to patient on obtaining that goal. In the past I've picked very strict and difficult plans like Atkins or Body For Life. They work, but ...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet Soda
Replies: 6
Views: 4148

Diet Soda

I know this is allowed on No S, but I really would like to stop drinking it. It always makes me feel bloated and the caffiene causes ups and downs in my mood all day.

Anyone struggling with this?
by Jayhawk28
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: just found diet--why all the diet food
Replies: 27
Views: 11612

I think many people have a tough time switching their thinking. I'm on my 2nd day of No S (although I've done it before). I just had a hamburger and fries and I feel very full. It was all on one plate, but I have to admit that I still feel a little guilty about eating it. That guilt comes from my pr...
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Coming back from Atkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

You should try the 5K. Even if you have to walk part of the race, it's very rewarding and usually a lot of fun. Most have music/food at the end and it's quite festive.

Every 5K I've done has had everything from elite racers to people who walk the entire race. There is something for eveyrone.
by Jayhawk28
Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Coming back from Atkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Coming back from Atkins

I did No S for the first time last spring. I loved how simple it was but I felt the need for faster weight loss so I went back to South Beach for awhile. Then I did nothing for a month or so. Then I tried Atkins. South Beach and Atkins work, but I was miserable and felt limited all the time. I also ...
by Jayhawk28
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone reached their 'ideal' weight without exercise?
Replies: 25
Views: 9894

In the end - running 2 miles for 17 or 18 minutes burns more calories for me than running at a very slow pace for more time. Calories burned per unit DISTANCE (not time) is independent of pace. You will burn the exact same number of calories running 2 miles whether it's at a six minute pace or at a...
by Jayhawk28
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone reached their 'ideal' weight without exercise?
Replies: 25
Views: 9894

As far as running goes - i go for a specified distance rather than a time interval. I have a couple of routes that I use where I know the precise distance. I have a 1.5 mile route and a 2.5 mile route. What I have found is that I run harder to get done more quickly if I run for distance versus time....
by Jayhawk28
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone reached their 'ideal' weight without exercise?
Replies: 25
Views: 9894

I think it's possible to get to your ideal weight with diet alone - you just need to determine how many calories your body needs to maintain its current weight without exercise and make sure you are eating less - you can certainly do this with No S. I do also know that some people that don't lose we...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating Out
Replies: 9
Views: 5044

Eating Out

Anybody using habitcal to restrict eating out? I'm trying to limit myself to once a week when it's my choice. This would not include things like business lunches or planned social events. Even a one plate meal at a restaurant usually is loaded with a calories. I also realized how much money I was sp...
by Jayhawk28
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Other "diets" you've tried?
Replies: 8
Views: 5265

I've tried the below diets multiple times. Body for Life - strict 6 meals a day - protein based plus strict weight lifting and cardio. One "free day" a week. Works very well, but hard to maintain and I don't like to lift weights. South Beach Diet - also tried multiple times. I've only made it past t...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will Power Failing
Replies: 12
Views: 6289

Thanks for all the support. I almost got fed up and started another "extreme" plan that I've failed on mulitple times in the past like South Beach, Weight Watchers or Body for Life. I will work on keeping N days N days and let S days be what they may. Exercise, though needs to be consistent along wi...
by Jayhawk28
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will Power Failing
Replies: 12
Views: 6289

Will Power Failing

Hello Everyone, I just started my 4th week. I was down to 228 late last week from my starting point of 233. I thought I was on track - but I lost it this weekend. I had lots of beer, fast food and basic junk. I was 234 on this scale this morning - my highest weight ever. On top of that, I just ate m...
by Jayhawk28
Thu May 22, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Smoothies and Fresh Squeezed Veggie/Fruit Juice
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

Smoothies and Fresh Squeezed Veggie/Fruit Juice

I've been on No S for a week and a half now. I've lost about 4 pounds and my appetite is under control for the most part. I have a great health food store that I go to that squeezes organic juice and makes organic fruit smoothies. I've decided to allow the juice or smoothie to make up at least one o...
by Jayhawk28
Mon May 19, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 Pounds
Replies: 1
Views: 2148

2 Pounds

One week in and I've lost 2 pounds - 233 to 231. I was actually down 4 pounds after Friday of last week, but popped back up after my first weekend of freedom. I feel good about the loss, but I haven't been on the program long enough to control my hunger. At the end of last week, I wasn't hungry at a...
by Jayhawk28
Wed May 14, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: End of Day 2
Replies: 3
Views: 4514

End of Day 2

I just finnished eating for day 2. I have 6 meals in the last two days - all were on plates. I feel much better. I'm not stuffed. Even though I can, I'm making an effort to not eat out. It's much easier to control if you can do it on your terms. I also had a business lunch today. I ordered a grilled...
by Jayhawk28
Mon May 12, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: V8
Replies: 1
Views: 1650

V8

Is V8 considered a drink? Can I have that anytime I want? It's very filling - thought I could have one if I was really hungry between meals.
by Jayhawk28
Mon May 12, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My first day.
Replies: 5
Views: 3169

My first day.

Today is my fist n day. I weighed in at 233 this morning. I'm a 5'10, 32 year old male. It went to the grocery store yesterday. It was very relaxing. I didn't worry about carbs during the trip. I bought rice, corn, tortillas, fruit and potatos. I haven't done that in a long time. For breakfast this ...
by Jayhawk28
Mon May 12, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Plates Away From Home
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

Plates Away From Home

I'm starting tomorrow. In an attempt to be as successful as possible, I'm going to try and prepare all meals during the week. I could go home for lunch, but I thought I might make meals in advance and put them in tupperware. I bought several round tupperware type items today to store food in. They a...
by Jayhawk28
Sun May 11, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How I know this diet works.
Replies: 6
Views: 4205

How I know this diet works.

So I was in Barnes & Noble yesterday. I was looking at the diet and exercise books and see the No S Diet. It looked so unassuming and simple. I was curious. I read the first chapter in the store. I then bought it, took it home and read the whole book. I then had a light bulb go off in my head. I've ...