Who is losing weight doing No S?

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Mustloseweight
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Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by Mustloseweight » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:47 am

Hi all,

Hope this finds you safe and well.

I was wondering who loses weight doing No S?

I am going through the whole “should I leave WW debate” 🙄

Thanks everyone

Anne x
September 2017 - Starting weight: 19st 9lbs
March 2018 - 17st 2lbs
July 2018 - 16st 4lbs
July 2020 - 17st 10lbs 😟
Target Weight: 11 stones

Soprano
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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by Soprano » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:58 am

I have lost over a stone following No's and a little IF. Don't think of it as a diet though. It's a journey to better eating habits that help you lose and maintain :)

Jx
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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by oolala53 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:18 pm

Most people have moved to the individual check-in threads. I started No s over eleven years ago. It took me a few years- being impatient had never led to maintenance- and I got into my normal BMI range by losing 40 lbs., though achieving orderly eating was much more important to me. As I got older, I experimented with the structure because of changing concerns. I've lost a little more.

The odds are very much against getting media thin no matter what you do unless you have been naturally slim in your early years. For everyone who does it, there are likely literally a couple of thousand who don't. But that is a terrible reason not to learn to manage the onslaught of real food and food-like substances we are exposed to every day. I am convinced that sticking to a few plates of good quality food most days of the year is most people''s best bet for pleasure and vitality. (If you have a compromising health condition, it merits more limitations.) But it takes more than a few weeks and really more than a few months to rewire the brain and get established and be something someone does day after day, year after year. Only cultures with either severe shortages or cultural habits of pleasurable limitation stay slim. We have to find our own pleasurable limitation. If you must, exhaust all the other possibilities so that you either don't need this or you see that it's the most sustainable choice you have.
Count plates, not calories. 11 years "during"
Age 68
BMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8 3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (more flux) 3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux 6/20 22
1/21-23

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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by automatedeating » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:39 pm

Only cultures with either severe shortages or cultural habits of pleasurable limitation stay slim. We have to find our own pleasurable limitation.
YES. THIS.
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8/14-24.5
5/15-26.2
1/16-26.9; 9/16-25.6
8/17-25.8; 11/17-26.9
3/18-25.6; 8/18-24.5; 10/18-23.8;
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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by BackToThin » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:12 pm

I don't know yet because I'm only about two weeks into it and my weight changes could easily be attributed to normal variations in a weight maintenance mode. However, I am confident that I will lose weight doing this because I am eating less. As I'm learning to re-learn the habit of not snacking, I'm passing up all this food that I would have previously eaten. All that adds up.
No-S Lifestyle (~Don't Eat Like An Idiot Diet) and re-learning how to eat like a normal person after failing post calorie counting. More than half a year of that sent me diving face first into a giant slice of cheese cake and ultimately fat again.

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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by April » Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:58 am

oolala53 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:18 pm
I am convinced that sticking to a few plates of good quality food most days of the year is most people''s best bet for pleasure and vitality. (If you have a compromising health condition, it merits more limitations.) But it takes more than a few weeks and really more than a few months to rewire the brain and get established and be something someone does day after day, year after year. Only cultures with either severe shortages or cultural habits of pleasurable limitation stay slim. We have to find our own pleasurable limitation.
Priceless Wisdom from a long-time successful No S-er!
April

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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by oolala53 » Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:56 am

What did you decide to do, mustloseweight? If you really must lose weight, I hope you find something you can completely surrender to, even if it isn't No S. Of if you can't find something that seems surefire AND sustainable to lose weight on, at least commit to replacing more of the low-nutrient foods that are par in our culture with higher nutrient food which is ultimately more satiating and can allow your body to lower its setpoint. Good luck and you are always welcome!
Count plates, not calories. 11 years "during"
Age 68
BMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8 3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (more flux) 3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux 6/20 22
1/21-23

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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by oolala53 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:03 pm

Did you know this site might be shutting down, at least for new comments? If you want to be in touch and are willing to use email, I go by Oola at oolala53 at yahoo.
Count plates, not calories. 11 years "during"
Age 68
BMI Jan/10-30.8
1/12-26.8 3/13-24.9 +/- 8-lb. 3 yrs
9/17 22.8 (more flux) 3/18 22.2
2 yrs flux 6/20 22
1/21-23

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Mustloseweight
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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by Mustloseweight » Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:20 pm

oolala53 wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:56 am
What did you decide to do, mustloseweight? If you really must lose weight, I hope you find something you can completely surrender to, even if it isn't No S. Of if you can't find something that seems surefire AND sustainable to lose weight on, at least commit to replacing more of the low-nutrient foods that are par in our culture with higher nutrient food which is ultimately more satiating and can allow your body to lower its setpoint. Good luck and you are always welcome!
Still floundering I am afraid. Desperately need to shift weight desperately don’t know what to do.
September 2017 - Starting weight: 19st 9lbs
March 2018 - 17st 2lbs
July 2018 - 16st 4lbs
July 2020 - 17st 10lbs 😟
Target Weight: 11 stones

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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by ladybird30 » Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:32 pm

I would like to send you some gentle encouragement as well. It is hard to pull oneself out of that dreadful tangle of overeating and desperate anxiety.

Getting good eating habits established and therefore losing weight can be done in baby steps.

Can I suggest that you try just one ridiculously simple and easy thing today, whatever it might be. Write it down in your diary when you have accomplished it . Give yourself a pat on the back. Tomorrow do that same thing again .

In a week's time look back and give yourself another pat. Don't worry if you have missed a day or three. The aim is
to reduce anxiety while still moving forward.

When you feel comfortable that your new habit is established, add another thing that is easy.

When I am faced with a big task I start with that one small step. Somehow it just changes my mindset and propels me forward. I also use the gradual approach to get my fitness back after a break. Learning to eat moderately has been a long process, and was done in a number of steps. It is not over yet. But I have come a long way and I believe you can too.

Be kind to yourself, Ladybird.
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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Re: Who is losing weight doing No S?

Post by Soprano » Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:16 pm

Excellent advice from Ladybird. Remember it is a journey and you will occasionally step backwards but as long as you make incremental moves in the right direction you will be fine.

Jx
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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