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by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am desperate!!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 6889

Has anyone become successful No S-er gradually, something like learning to ride a bike? Me! I haven't been perfectly compliant from Day 1. Far from it. But 6 years on, I'm six years older than when I'm started, 6 years further along in living a No S lifestyle. Unlike most diets, failure is not a bi...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Kids! Cookies! Aggghhh!
Replies: 10
Views: 5308

I would have done the same thing for all the reasons above. It's rare; No S keeps it from becoming a new habit; some fails are worth it; etc. I mean, do we really expect to go through the rest of our lives never encountering an unexpected situation where we have a spontaneous, serendipitous, surpris...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S Facebook Group (vs. Page)
Replies: 14
Views: 7118

Discussion fora are old school. The trend in social media is to access as much content as possible through as few platforms as possible. So aggregator services like Facebook or Google Plus are the preferred option since you don't have to "leave" the service to participate. I think, too, the younger ...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Wondering if This Works
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Ryan, I can't speak definitively but you have all the hallmarks of someone for whom this will be a success: male, young, not too overweight, and willingness to give it a bash (literally and figuratively).
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are my goals too lofty?
Replies: 10
Views: 4708

Instead of strength training, I would do a moderate walking goal. Start out with fourteen minutes TOTAL and then after that gets easy move up from there.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Help with Fridays please!
Replies: 24
Views: 12166

No S was made for you, not you for No S. We are all adults here and if you want to start your weekend on Friday night then by all means, do so. I start my weekends with Friday dinner. Not Friday at 4PM because it's almost dinner time. Not at 10AM when someone has doughnuts in the office because it's...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Blithe Morning's Action Research: Doable Fitness
Replies: 161
Views: 84458

In rereading my daily check in thread, I feel exhausted in reading all my fails and nibbles and BLTs. I don't think I can go back to that level of self observation. Stepped on the scale, the first time in several months. The weight is fine. Committing to Doable Fitness for the Winter/Spring. - No S ...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Journals.....
Replies: 25
Views: 12393

I was one of those who lost weight when I was keeping a check in thread (a de facto food journal). I was trying to collect data to see if Doable Fitness worked (my special concoction of No S, No S guidelines*, and exercise). It did. I think having the discipline of the daily check in really gave it ...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Soup Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 18040

Easy peasy tomato soup Dice and Saute small onion, 2 carrots, and celery in a generous slug of olive oil till onion is soft. Add about half teaspoon dried basil. Add 2 14oz cans of tomatoes. 1 can of tomato paste. Stir and heat over med-low heat. Blend w/ immersion blender or regular blender. Awesom...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 10,000 steps and counting
Replies: 14
Views: 6854

I'm looking at websites about the 10,000 steps and I think there is some confusion about the difference between steps and strides. The way I understand it, a stride is two steps meaning that every time you move your right leg and left leg, you have walked one stride or the way I count it, two steps....
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 10,000 steps and counting
Replies: 14
Views: 6854

I have had mine for almost a month now and I have to say getting to 10,000 steps is a bit of a challenge. I walk on the weekends about 3 1/2 miles only to find that I'm still way under for the day...I did manage to do over 10,000 when it was an extremely busy day running from here to there. I'm won...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A surprising benefit of No S
Replies: 12
Views: 6090

No S could make our wallets healthier. And I think it could make our environment healthier. Less corn, less energy, less packaging, less transportation, less everything.

I mean, No S practically makes you a treehugger.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The perils of being fat, female and French
Replies: 14
Views: 8624

I have a normal BMI, my doctors are happy with my weight, I am still wearing the same size clothes I did 10 years ago, etc. etc. But no one would ever accuse me of being French thin. And quite frankly, at the age of 49 I really don't want to be that thin. Gravity is not the older woman's friend. Som...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hey ya'll
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Sure, Crystal Light is allowed. So is diet soda. There are lots of good reasons not to use artificial sweeteners but those are outside of what is covered by No S. You can be perfectly compliant with artificial sweeteners.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Such stipulation on S days?
Replies: 14
Views: 6648

I think the S restrictions are people are trying to figure out what sometimes means for them.

That's a bit "diety" for me. For me, sometimes means "not whenever I want". Even after 6 years I don't want to put a numerical restriction on it.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Protein, Macronutrients and fun stuff...
Replies: 9
Views: 5334

I know with me, my increasing vegetarianism is more a result of drifting to what makes me feel good rather than undertaking any intentional program beyond No S. Part of this I realize is because I am an empty nester so I don't have to consider the preferences of anyone other than hubby and me and hu...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Little Gut Critters
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

And the latest about little gut critters. Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of microbes living in the gut, scientists report Wednesday in the journal Nature. The change happens quickly. Within two days, the types of microbes thriv...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Nuts to Snacking
Replies: 2
Views: 2337

Nuts to Snacking

The title of this article Snacking Your Way to Better Health is deceptive (and in my opinion damaging) as the article is not about snacks but the health benefits of nuts. As if the only way to eat nuts is by snacking. (sigh) Like fruit, nuts can be added to a meal. And the article even says as much....
by Blithe Morning
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: How long do we stick with things?
Replies: 8
Views: 4333

Are you talking about traditional weight loss regimens or No S? Let's see, I've been on the forum since April 2008 and I know I was reading the boards before then. So I have been doing this for close to six years. I've been exercising regularly for at least 20 years. Currently, my regimen is walking...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Chocolate milk
Replies: 18
Views: 7765

Bengal Spice Tea with a splash of half and half is a nice treat for me in the winter. I wonder how it would taste if I put a little cocoa in it?
by Blithe Morning
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 12 days in
Replies: 16
Views: 7119

I'm what? Four or five years into this? I'm 49. My BMI is normal and my other numbers are good except for cholesterol (I'm blaming perimenopause but have started taking flax seed supplements). My weight is steady and right where I like it, probably about 5 lbs less than when I first started. It's ni...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Eating out of a Ramekin!
Replies: 6
Views: 5720

She lost the 6 lbs or whatever she gained in week. I suspect she would have done that anyway.

I think eating from a ramekin might get difficult. Boring was her word. Would you pack your own if you went out to lunch with someone or would you just as for your meal to be served in a ramekin?
by Blithe Morning
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is it my imagination?
Replies: 5
Views: 3766

It is illusory. You are using a stand in to measure weight (feeling overfull) which has absolutely no evidence that it is accurate. The only way to know if you are gaining weight is to weigh yourself daily , at the same time, under the same conditions. And to be absolutely sure, even that won't be e...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Are protein shakes allowed on n days
Replies: 10
Views: 5528

Since I don't like milk, I used a protein mix when I needed something to tide me over when afternoons get really long and I'm famished. I also add a scoop of protein powder to my smoothie (fruit and water) for breakfast most mornings. The research shows that chocolate milk makes a really good post w...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: how do you do meals that consist of soup?
Replies: 6
Views: 3235

There are a couple of different ways I handle this. The method I use depends on the circumstance.

1. Plate the soup per Wosnes and fill in around it.
2. Fill only half a regular plate with food.
3.If at a restaurant, I'll get the soup and half salad or half sandwich special.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Little Gut Critters
Replies: 4
Views: 4076

Little Gut Critters

Human microfauna is getting a lot of attention these days since it seems to be involved in everything from obesity to mental health. This is an area where the pop sci will quickly outpace the real research. Probiotics will become the next super-dooper food, I'm sure. It's already a super food. Not t...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: question
Replies: 5
Views: 6441

You have to upload the picture to the internet to a photo sharing site such as Flickr. Then you can share using the code above.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: question about muffins and breakfast breads
Replies: 19
Views: 8470

I will eat homemade quick breads on N days since when the bananas are ripe, they are ripe.

I will also eat muffins for breakfast when I'm traveling. Sometimes it's the only palatable option.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New here...fears! Help please
Replies: 13
Views: 6030

If you don't weigh, you won't know.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: All Foods Are REAL
Replies: 13
Views: 6766

I think what people mean by real food is food that is grown and was living (breathed, ate, and grew). Fake foods have ingredients that are mined or occasionally synthesized in a lab. When you get down to the atomic level there isn't much difference. But as we know what mattes is often as much the ho...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Rewire your brain for weight loss
Replies: 11
Views: 5777

I started lifting weights after a 6 month hiatus and suddenly my tapeworm returned where I just could not get full. I've had about 10 really rough days of constantly being hungry despite eating the same amounts and types of foods that had been keeping me quite content all summer long. Sometimes, hun...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: shameful question
Replies: 10
Views: 4936

What do you mean by healthier fare? Are you eating enough fat, protein and even carbs to make you feel satiated?
by Blithe Morning
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: getting cold feet... will this work for me?
Replies: 38
Views: 18438

Re: getting cold feet... will this work for me?

I'm probably going to have to use a smaller plate, and eat mostly veggies, and be more strict with s days. And I don't want to do those things! I guess I'm freaking out a little. When you are ready, the mod will come. Stick with vanilla No S. That's enough change for now. You'll make other changes ...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the competition...
Replies: 9
Views: 4768

I hope for her sake she is able to keep it off, but the data says this is unlikely. Over the last three years I've seen two people lose a lot of weight and then gain it back. It's a marathon. An ultra marathon. Keep telling yourself that you will check back in with her in 5 years and see how you are...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hunger problems
Replies: 5
Views: 3606

Eat a bigger breakfast. Drink milk or other beverage with protein around 11. Pack your lunch and eat at the first opportunity. I rarely eat a plated lunch. I have two cup containers I pack my lunch in and that usually is about a plate's worth of food, especially if I add a piece of fruit. Otherwise,...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Don't Gain
Replies: 5
Views: 4183

So, weight loss programs are still shooting for a 2-3 lb loss a week by cutting 500-1000 calories a day. As someone whose weight will drift down about half a pound or so a week when I'm fully compliant with No S and my personal guideline modifications (smaller plates for breakfast and dinner, half p...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recommitting
Replies: 11
Views: 6693

I've been considering writing down what I eat each day (not tracking fat, calories, or carbs or anything like that) just so I can look back after a few weeks and evaluate what needs to be changed. Do you all think that's a good idea or no? There's no way to know how it will affect you until you act...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 9494

The End of Overeating by Dr David Kessler. Good insight into food engineering.

Fat Land by Greg Critser. How policy and culture have wrought our current obesity problem.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A diet consultant apologizes
Replies: 7
Views: 4997

I owe you an apology, my former client and now friend, who I helped to lose too much weight. Who I watched gain the weight back, plus some. Because that's what happens when you put someone on a 1200 calorie diet. But I didn't know. If you're reading this, then I want you to know that you have alway...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: For Brits: BBC series on diet industry, starts Thur 8.8.13
Replies: 21
Views: 12903

I I'm aware that now I've started dieting I'm going to have to keep it up for life, and that is quite daunting. Eventually, with No S you should get to the place where you don't feel like you are dieting. It just becomes the way you eat. I'm 49 now. When I think about being 59, 69, 79, or - God wil...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: For parents of young children
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

For parents of young children

Since there are lots of parents of babies and young children around I thought I would pass along this feature from the NY Times. Not that any of you would use the clean plate strategies from a food insecure time, but it's something to think about at daycares, camp and even school. I remember my prin...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: breakfast ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 8457

I do a fruit smoothie with protein powder or yogurt and fruit or toast with peanut butter. And two cups of coffee with half and half or sometimes a cup of coffee and then a cup of tea. I've tried oatmeal with fruit and nuts. Repeatedly. I don't know what it is, but when I eat oatmeal I am ravenous b...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Sunday evening binges
Replies: 13
Views: 5473

I know that allowing certain sweets wouldn't work for me; too much of a slippery slope. My guess is that eventually without any intervention, the Sunday night binges will calm themselves. I'm also guessing that your friend would rather not wait. My suggestion therefore is to plan a really awesome tr...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: better S weekend!
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Do you like 90 calorie bars?
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doing one meal now binging.....
Replies: 8
Views: 3925

One meal a day is not working for you now. It may have worked short term in the past but it no longer does. Time to stop hoping it does. I think No S can help those with emotional eating issues IF: 1. They commit to doing vanilla No S 2. Refocus their goals to normalizing their eating patterns rathe...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Needing some encouragement
Replies: 13
Views: 5123

Ten days is nothing. See what happens after 10 weeks. My youngest son (he's 19 and does P90x five times a week, has for more than a year) started No S last month. Two weeks in he claimed he lost nothing. He was really mad about it. He's a daily weigh-er and said that his "weight was still the same."...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hormone Therapy
Replies: 2
Views: 2621

When meds work, they work. Glad you are finding some relief.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet Testimonials (aka "yearly check in")
Topic: Down 65 pounds
Replies: 12
Views: 15638

65 lbs! That's quite impressive.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S days and snacking/seconds
Replies: 20
Views: 8814

Like others, I tend to stay away from the snacking on S days. But if I were to go to, say, a baby shower on a Saturday, I would have a piece of cake at 3PM which makes it a snack and a sweet.

I think getting rid of the mindless grazing is a good idea, even on S days.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cultural change
Replies: 31
Views: 12550

Bake without flour? Fry without oil?

Oh my.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cultural change
Replies: 31
Views: 12550

Well, ooh. There's always weekend Luddite. I forget the particulars but I think it was along the lines of not being online between breakfast and supper on weekends.

Or something like that.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Shared dishes- how do I do the 1 plate rule?
Replies: 14
Views: 6172

My suggestion below may seem silly but if this is a regular event, then it's worth the time to try it. You won't be virtual plating as much as equivalent plating. The difference between the two is that virtual plating is an eyeballed guess of how much food goes on a differently shaped dish while equ...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: One egg and some spinach to go with it!
Replies: 14
Views: 5796

Good for you, April. I could see an egg with spinach being a not half bad breakfast, as long as you could wilt the spinach in olive oil first and then beat in the egg and give it a wee sprinkle of salt and pepper. A piece of toast, perhaps a piece of sourdough, with a smear of butter would finish it...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: alcohol consumption
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

I was up two glasses of wine most of the days of the week and my weight crept up.

I cut back to one or none on N days, sometimes 2 on weekends.

And now the weight is slowly going back down...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dangers of free workplace snacks
Replies: 31
Views: 14741

Yikes! The trick would be to convince yourself that the treats are not for you. I know people with compelling health reasons are able to resist forbidden food. Maybe convince yourself that you are allergic to snacks? Meditate on how awful you feel after indulging? I get indigestion at the drop of a ...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just trying to get it off my chest...
Replies: 12
Views: 6236

I would beef up the content and the amount of your meals if you want to maintain. There are plenty of calorie dense, nutritional foods. Fruit, cheese, nuts, beans, bread, full fat yogurt, meat, etc. It would be easy to add 200-300 calories per day by including more of these at a meal.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dangers of free workplace snacks
Replies: 31
Views: 14741

How can you knit when you snack? Aren't they afraid of soiling the yarn?
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: dilemma today
Replies: 13
Views: 5433

musiclvr02 wrote:are you saying I should have eaten whatever I wanted at the restaurant?
Yup.

Freeing, isn't it.

You can eat pretty much whatever you want. You just can't eat as much as you want whenever you want.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: French Kids Eat Everything
Replies: 9
Views: 4042

Many daycares food assistance from the USDA, the same organization that oversees the school lunch program. That ship is sloooooooowly turning.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hypoglycemia and No-S??
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

What does your doctor say to do if you crash? A diagnosed medical condition needs to be treated as such. The no snacking rule is meant to prevent mindless grazing, not to inhibit doctor prescribed treatment. Recently, I had a few crackers because I had to take meds and I know from experience that do...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: dilemma today
Replies: 13
Views: 5433

... there are a few lower calorie meals so I got one of those. Is this what you wanted or what you felt you should have? couldn't help but notice what the others ordered including dessert. I notice what others order too. I'm always curious if it's worth getting the next time I'm there. The nice thi...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Plating dilemmas
Replies: 11
Views: 4902

Oh, those mixed meals can be so challenging to those of us who like the 1/4, 1/4, 1/2 guideline. Like Wosnes, I try not to over think it. If it's a one dish veggie/meat,/starch combo, I put it on the plate and that's that. Ideally, veggies will be the greatest percentage of the three but if not don'...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does raw vegetable count as a snack?
Replies: 34
Views: 11905

Self control is part of ignoring cravings. I am reposting a summary from Conclusion: The Future of Willpower – More Gain, Less Strain (As Long as You Don’t Procrastinate) I posted here in 2012. You only have one source of self-control. Everything that requires will power -from making decisions t...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "When your mother says she is fat. . ."
Replies: 3
Views: 2868

I read through some of the comments. It's telling that there were more than a few that warned that self acceptance should not mean accepting obesity, as if making peace with a less than idealized figure automatically gives one permission to gain 100 pounds.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Evening snacker:(
Replies: 14
Views: 5218

In the summer I find it easy as the longer daylight hours mean I can get outside and do something. I took up autoharp just so I would have something to do with myself on dark, cold nights.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Quick Recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 3179

I wonder how this would taste cold? If I were to make it in the morning and then it chill all day...?
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Avoid processed food" may not be a diet panacea
Replies: 25
Views: 11752

I've found that I can be satisfied with less of a wholesome food than its processed counterpart. However, the wholesomeness of the food does not intrinsically limit the portion. I rely on the plate for that.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Avoid processed food" may not be a diet panacea
Replies: 25
Views: 11752

One of the unspoken assumptions behind the superiority of wholesome foods is that you don't need as much to be satisfied. A small serving of the fingerling potatoes will do you just as nicely as monstro-mcfries. Don't know if this is true. I like wholesome foods for reasons other than weight managme...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The SAD Life
Replies: 5
Views: 3275

The SAD Life

Funny article about life on Weight Watchers. You could substitute any substance accounting diet (SAD). This part made me laugh: I also enjoy hearing members talk about weekly challenges, which often run along these lines: I went on a visit to my sister’s house and though she knew I was on plan and...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Avoid processed food" may not be a diet panacea
Replies: 25
Views: 11752

Once you get past disrobing the Emperor of his wholesome food garb, the article is really about the intractability of food deserts and the socio-economic realities of addressing the obesity crisis. Freedman makes a fairly compelling case that Big Food and Fast Food are coming on board as partners to...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Getting back on track: I need some serious help
Replies: 23
Views: 11194

It's ok to fail. Really. Perfection is overrated. You just want the failures (or non-compliance) to be the exception and not the rule.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Give me your opinion
Replies: 30
Views: 12612

Would it be bad to accept it?

I think the idea is to disregard it completely. From the behaviors you described above (hours long bingeing, fixation on food, etc) your weight will do what it needs to do if you can build those healthy habits.

Habit first, weight second.
by Blithe Morning
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Can I do "No S" even though I have acid reflux?
Replies: 9
Views: 4390

The book addresses this. Essentially, you pre-determine the number of meals you need to have and eat only then. So if you decide that five small meals (7, 10, 1, 4 and 7) keep your acid reflux managed then that is when you eat. No nibbling at 9AM or 3PM.

I would use a small plate, too.
by Blithe Morning
Fri May 31, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Binging- not feeling full
Replies: 14
Views: 5627

I call those tapeworm days. It's been a while since I've had one but don't let it put you off No S. They happen.
by Blithe Morning
Mon May 13, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What counts as success?!
Replies: 9
Views: 3929

So far today has been ok, had half a banana as a snack and a glass of milk, is that cheating?? It's non-compliant or a failure if you want to be hard core about your terminology. Cheating means to not follow the rules in order to gain an unfair advantage over a competitor. You don't gain any advant...
by Blithe Morning
Wed May 01, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Never Mind
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

The former poster who blogged about No S was Blue Skighs. You can see her blog here: http://www.nosdiet.blogspot.com/
by Blithe Morning
Wed May 01, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mark Bittman on VB6
Replies: 11
Views: 5448

How have you been liking it, Blithe? Are you finding it pretty easy to do? Very easy most days. Some days I'm vegetarian, meaning I have plain yogurt for breakfast or a bit of cheese on my salad. Some days I'm vegan. It's not something I'm very strict about at all but I find if I get too heavy on t...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Mark Bittman on VB6
Replies: 11
Views: 5448

I do VB6 as a guideline, not a rule.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Discouraged
Replies: 13
Views: 5754

It's not you. It's her. If you can't tell if you have gained weight chances are you haven't. I've been sloppy with the rules and believe me, I know I've gained. I honestly doubt you "have gained so much weight." P Drinking during business hours is indicative of a more serious problem than being rude...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I should have expected this
Replies: 9
Views: 4887

I would chalk this up to the pressure to write and sell books to keep "the brand" in high profile.
by Blithe Morning
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: When you wake up late?
Replies: 9
Views: 3577

It depends. I'd have two meals or two meals and a mini-meal.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food Cravings Engineered by Industry
Replies: 16
Views: 7655

We are hardwired to eat regardless of what we are eating. ( Mindless Eating , Brian Wasink) We are hardwired to eat more when we eat processed foods. ( Salt, Sugar Fat: How the food giants hooked us. Michael Moss, The End of Overeating David Kessler) Eating unprocessed foods doesn't make it easy to ...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: poll?
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

I wonder if it is a browser related problem. Which do you use? I have websites that just won't work on Chrome or Mozilla, forcing me to use Internet Explorer (boo).
by Blithe Morning
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: when do s days feel better?
Replies: 41
Views: 12762

Don't want to scare anyone but it took me two years before my S days calmed down, and that was with about an 85% average of green N days. And I did have time when my weight loss stalled for months at a time because of it. But I took the long view and each year, I lost weight, got into my healthy BM...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What do experts search for at what time they SPAM DELTED
Replies: 1
Views: 4132

I would call the doctor's office and ask or search a reputable website like webmd or the Mayo Clinic.
by Blithe Morning
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: when do s days feel better?
Replies: 41
Views: 12762

Some suggestions. Remember, these are guidelines not rules. 1. Add weight bearing exercise i.e. shovel glove or weightlifting. 2. Start reducing the size of your plates. Check the thrift store for "lunch plates" or 7"=8" plates. Try adding them in, not always, but sometimes. It's a guideline, not a ...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not trying to be picky want to understand using one plate
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

Remember, it's no sweets not no sugar. The maple brown sugar oatmeal is one of those gray areas. I wouldn't call it a "fail" or mess up though I probably wouldn't buy it again once it was gone. Once you cut a lot of the obvious sweets - cookies, candy, soda pop - out of your diet the sweetened stuff...
by Blithe Morning
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Book About Processed Foods
Replies: 16
Views: 6552

I suspect the corporations feel like the consumer is leading them about by the nose since corporations have to constantly be extending their product lines, developing new products and ruthlessly weeding out marginal sellers in order to keep their "stomach share." Of course, their motivation is profi...
by Blithe Morning
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New Book About Processed Foods
Replies: 16
Views: 6552

Similarly, I read The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food in the New York Times Magazine . It is from the book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us , also to be published 2/26/13. I read The Extraordinary Science this weekend too. It's an old school expose: corporate executives wh...
by Blithe Morning
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No S and Infertility
Replies: 42
Views: 20499

I'm not an infertility specialist nor do I play one on the internet. However, I don't think the stress can be helping your cause any. I would find ways of positively dealing with the stress because anything you do to reinforce a pattern of binging/snacking/overeating is that much harder to break lat...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Not a good idea
Replies: 46
Views: 75115

Wow. So many familiar names from years past. Hope they are all doing well.
by Blithe Morning
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: My issue with carbs
Replies: 4
Views: 2253

Why do you think you were sensitive to carbs? Did certain symptoms disappear that reappear when you eat carbs? Do you have the characteristics of a insulin resistance? If so, then probably you should consult an endocrinologist. And really, just because you can eat carbs doesn't mean you have to. If ...
by Blithe Morning
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: No-S and gastric distress
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

I know that it doesn't take too much overeating to give me a bad case of indigestion. Now that I think about it, it's usually not caused by overeating at one meall; I have to overeat and then eat before I'm hungry. That's when I get in trouble.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Simplicity
Replies: 6
Views: 2608

I don't love stuff - physical or mental. My goal in life is to have the bare minimum to be comfortable. I do exceed this more often than I would like but it's my defining paradigm. No S manages my food life simply and elegantly. Anything else food wise has to seamlessly integrate with No S.
by Blithe Morning
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Gearing Up for the Super Bowl
Replies: 17
Views: 6338

I am going for the Ravens. They have a working class, underdog vibe that I like.

We will be watching the first half at a local Christian coffee house. Don't know yet if we are bringing a snack.
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling with motivation.
Replies: 13
Views: 4635

I could be wrong, but I don't think there are very many people who lose weight quickly and consistently (like a pound or two every week) on No-S. No-S is definitely a "slow and steady wins the race" kind of plan. We do tend to eat heartier meals in the winter. A lot of the diet advice says that a p...
by Blithe Morning
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Struggling with motivation.
Replies: 13
Views: 4635

Winter is hard. I've been doing this long enough to realize that my weight pops up a bit in the winter and then, if I'm compliant, falls in the spring and summer.

Have your sulk for a bit and then move on.

The only other suggestion I have is to start some weight training exercise.
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just how big is three plates? With Diagrams!
Replies: 24
Views: 12924

Rebump. Just because it's an interesting thread in light of Over's square plate thread below. Some more plate size math. 10 inch/25.4 centimeter diameter round - 78.5 in²/506 cm² 10 inch//25.4 centimeter square - 100 in²/645 cm² 12 inch/30.5 centimeter diameter round - 113 in²/730 cm² 9 inch/2...
by Blithe Morning
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Very Important Presentation on Obesity on TED
Replies: 10
Views: 5052

Love Jaimie. He's fun to watch, all passionate people are. The hair and flannel shirts are classic. I do question his 10 years shorter life span data, though. The only research I've seen that indicates that is from an article in the New England Journal of Medicine which talks about a POTENTIAL decli...
by Blithe Morning
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Question from a Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

A pound or two a month is about normal on No S till you hit a point of equilibrium. The thing is, No S is not fast. It's not always easy at the beginning. But eventually, it does become habit, unlike the other ways of managing your eating. Over time, those often become harder because you become tire...