RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:26 pm

Thanks to both of you!

Today was GREEN with a vegan pea-protein shake and a small banana for breakfast about 8.30 am (at work); lunch was a peanut butter and green pepper sandwich, with a salad box (lettuce, tomato, red onion, cauliflower, vegan mayo) + a cashew Nak'd Bar. My third meal was grapes, kiwi, small banana in coconut yoghurt, with some seed & goji/sultana/raisin type sprinkles mixed in.

I've got a week off coming up - starting on Saturday - and I want to have a go at making some seedy vegan 'bread' that has no flour or yeast in it.

I have more or less given up on evening meals now - and almost always eat my third meal by 6 pm at the latest. So I generally have a 'fasting' period of 12-15 hrs.

The weight hasn't dropped off me (as it did when I was eating raw vegan a few years' ago!) - but I'm adjusting to eating less generally - and I'm sure that this is stopping my weight from creeping upwards as I get older.
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:22 pm

Today was GREEN

and my weight was lower this morning

I had hi-protein bread, toasted, with peanut butter for breakfast
Lunch was a salad bowl with lettuce, tomato, green pepper, red onion, grated courgette, a couple of chopped chestnuts, vegan cheese, half an avocado, vegan mayo with 4 Ryvita and Flora Light spread, and a cashew Nak'd Bar.
Dinner was a vegan 'pulled pork' burger, and a stir-fry of onion, carrot, green pepper, courgette (can you tell I was using stuff up?!) with sesame oil and lime juice, and some Cajun seasoning. I smashed up the other half of the avocado with some more lime juice as a kind of 'mayo'; and a clemantine.

Three meals, no snacks, no sweets, no seconds. :D

When I left work at 6.30 pm I thought about going to the supermarket to pick up some broccoli, but I changed course and avoided the shop because I knew I was hungry and tired, and would probably be tempted to buy something else too!
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:48 pm

It's the weekend, and I've totally enjoyed having an S day today!

It's the first of 9 days off work - holiday leave - and I kind of fell into a relaxed state. I enjoyed dark chocolate with whole roasted hazelnuts - yum! I crunched a packet of hand-fried in coconut oil organic potato crisps. I relished a cheese and marmite pasty from the bakers + an apple-cinnamon doughnut!

I went for a run this morning (5k parkrun) - and then came home and went shopping. And have spent the rest of the day just chilling - watching a film, reading, cooking.

I've baked a chocolate teff loaf - which is a recipe that I like a lot - it's made with teff flour, banana, cocoa and dates - plus some psyllium to bind it, baking powder, baking soda, lemon juice. It makes a lovely slice-able firm kind of cake/loaf which doesn't throw my system into a sugar-craving fenzy. It's also very satisfying. I think the teff must be quite high in protein.
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:24 pm

I have entered a new phase! Over the weekend, stuck indoors for much of the time due to extreme weather, I came across 'metabolic renewal' and signed up to receive the information and exercises etc. Very interesting - so I've started paying more attention to how many carbs I'm eating. NOT KETO! I also bought the Jason Fung book 'The Obesity Code'. Both of these things fit very well into No S as they don't advise any snacks or sweets.

I used the nutrition tracker on Spark People to count my carbs today - and I had eaten about 150g - which is fine. Probably sounds horrendous to anyone doing Keto - but it's low enough for me probably. I'll see what happens at 150-200g, and take it down farther if I need to.

The metabolic renewal system of exercise is very much like shovel-glove really! It's a 'rest based' system - you 'push until you can't; rest until you can'

I did Day 1 this morning - it felt good.
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by Soprano » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:49 am

I recently read the obesity code and other similar books. They are quite an eye opener.

Jx
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by oolala53 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:48 am

Not keto here, either! That low carb emphasis (for decades long use) scares me. I started listening to Fung long before his book came out. He definitely has his use, but all authors have a bias. It is in the nature of the temperament of people drawn to such work to develop a perspective and share it. I do think people who are pre-diabetic or diabetic deserve something better than a life of insulin injections, if possible. And I admit I have my bias towards certain authors.

Glad you are feeling so peppy!
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:41 pm

Still here. Doing well. I put on a few pounds since the lock-down - which are not leaving quickly - but I'm being pretty consistent with my No S diet - which is a sane place to be.

:P
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:32 am

Just checked back in. I'm still jogging along as a No S-er! It's my way of life now - a firmly-established system; all my friend know it's what I do too- so no longer have any problems with people offering me cakes on week-days!
:lol:

Xmas gets leaner every year - it's just a day, right?

I was really happy to see, read and listen to, the latest podcast from Reinhard about the devil/demons on our shoulders. So true! Knowing that's what's going on is helpful. And giving them 'time out' is one way to subdue them both! ie -move away from the kitchen!
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by automatedeating » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:38 pm

Hey there girl! Nice to see you!

I also really enjoyed reading Reinhard's angel/demon podcast. :-)
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:09 pm

Right! I'm going to be here most days, posting how I'm doing on a regular basis. I've just started (Day 5) Bright Line Eating, which is going well. No S set me off on a good footing, having given up snacking years' ago now! But one No S habit that I need to change is my Saturday 'treats'. I've got into a habit of making Saturday the day when I can have chocolate, or biscuits, or cake, or pastry even.

I have just successfully navigated my first GREEN weekend, with three meals, no snacks, no sweets on Saturday or Sunday EVEN though they were S days in my mind!

Anyone else here do Bright Line Eating? Interestingly, with reference to Reinhard's 'angels and demons' Bright Line also has those two competing "parts" - the Food Indulger and the Food Controller.

https://brightlineeating.com/2019/06/me ... ontroller/
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by Sinnie » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:09 am

Hi rawcookie! Ive been thinking of making a return to No S and I’ve been dabbling in some bright line eating as well. I would love to hear your take on it, how it’s going and if you intend on following it exactly as prescribed. Thanks!

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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:19 pm

Hi Sinnie - I'm on Day 8 of Bright Line Eating, and doing well. I haven't missed things I thought I would miss. It feels very good to me. I intend to follow it exactly as prescribed. I did the 'susceptibility scale' quiz and came out as a 10. I cannot be in the same room as quite a lot of foods - and most of them do, in fact, contain flour and/or sugar!

Previously I had got myself down to xylitol, and gluten-free flours etc, but now understand that those, too, are not helpful for someone with my level of susceptibility.

The Bootcamp is expensive by my standards, but I decided to take the leap, and have signed up for it.
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:20 pm

Bright Line Eating Day 8 - going well so far. Weight steady at 115.25lbs. No excessive hunger.
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:59 am

Down 1lb this morning - and have my three meals planned out for the day. Looking forward to a Bright Day!

114lbs

Pilates is on my agenda - gentle exercise. Yesterday I went for a swim.
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by Sinnie » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:09 pm

Wow well done! If you ever feel like it or have time, I’d love to see an example of your meals 😀

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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:58 pm

I'll see what I can do - they're not always 'pretty' meals - very simple, often 'bowl' meals!
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:49 pm

Well, I managed to post some photos

breakfast: 1 oz oats, 3 oz frozen banana - defrosted, 2 oz peanut butter, 3 oz frozen cherries - all mixed together, put in a freezer bag in a log shape. Looks like nothing - tastes wonderful!
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lunch: 6 oz veg (broccoli, cauliflower, onion, mushroom) 3 oz black chick peas, 2 oz coconut milk, curry spices, 0.5 oz cashews
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6oz strawberries, 2 oz soya cream
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Re: RAWCOOKIE's NoS Journal

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:56 pm

Dinner

6 oz veg: kolrabi and broccoli with lemon and hotsauce (stir-friend in water and stock)
8 oz salad: two kinds of lettuce, beetroot, radish, cucumber + 2oz vegan tunah, 3 oz black chickpeas
0.5 oz vegan mayo
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