No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)

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Post by OT » Thu May 06, 2010 11:14 pm

I have actually highlighted my favourite lines in my copy of the book when I was reading it- now and again I just open it on a random page and read a few lines for inspiration,esp the chapter on building habit.Some of my random favourites:

"You're the boss.You're the trainer.Your appetite is a dumb brute,an animal.You tell it when to get hungry."

For S Days: "Give yourself the best, what you want most"

For excuses: "Nothing is in itself"

And my personal favourite quoted in the book

"Habits are safer than rules;you don't have to watch them.And you don't have to keep them either.They keep you"

Thanks Reinhard!

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Not mine but by Dave Mc

Post by vmsurbat » Fri May 07, 2010 6:10 am

I've certainly found that after maybe six months or so, I mentally relabelled "being hungry" into "having an appetite", and I've come to really enjoy the sensation of looking forward to a good meal.
Me, too! Dave Mc said it so well....
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Post by paprad » Mon May 10, 2010 7:29 am

Here's something I heard as a kid (that I regretfully never followed) :

The best exercise is to shake your head slowly from side to side when contemplating seconds.
getting there

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Re: What was that quote. . .?

Post by Carole0003 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:15 pm

Hi LA Loser,
I've heard that phrase too! Maybe it's deeply buried in Reinhard's book. It might also be in one of Michael Pollan's books, such as Food Rules, which has 64 "rules".

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Post by Carole0003 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:18 pm

[quote="maslowjenkins"]Here's one I came across in an article I read (ok, ok, it was a quote Corey Haim's trainer told him to help him lose like a hundred pounds. I read it in People :oops: ) But I like it!

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."[/quote]

The English model Kate Moss said the same thing. I don't think she eats.
Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckham, says she eats "lots and lots of fruit and vegetables." She's so skinny it's amazing she was able to pop out three kids.

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Post by Murphysraven » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:28 pm

"Super Small Me"

My little reminder when eating out or eating fast food to never upgrade my meal size. I try to eat the smallest portion available on the menu.
When I asked for all things, so that I may enjoy Life, I was given Life, so that I may enjoy all things.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:55 am

Good one!
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Post by Aleria » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:55 am

Not exactly weight loss related, but body image -
"I'm not here to decorate your world"

Basically, if you're happy with who you are and how you look, who cares what others think. (quote taken from the signature of a member on another forum) Do the No-S Diet for yourself and the health benefits it gives you. :)
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Post by Starla » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:08 pm

One that's been showing up in the forums lately and I believe originated with KCCC: You can do hard things. I love it because it's honest and acknowledges that sometimes (especially at the beginning), No S can be hard, but it also affirms the power each of us has to do this (and other hard things!)

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Post by kccc » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:28 pm

Starla wrote:One that's been showing up in the forums lately and I believe originated with KCCC: You can do hard things. I love it because it's honest and acknowledges that sometimes (especially at the beginning), No S can be hard, but it also affirms the power each of us has to do this (and other hard things!)
Yes, that originally came from a post of mine. I'm delighted to see it up here!

Context: It's the answer my husband gives when our son whines "that's too ha-aard," the way that kids do. :) He just calmly replies "You can do hard things." I think it's a GREAT answer, exactly because of what you pointed out - it acknowledges that some things ARE challenging, but also affirms capability. (And it keeps you out of the "that isn't hard/ Is too!" arguement, which isn't worth it..)

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:54 pm

I have to tell you that there is no way I could use that one in my high school classes as the double entrendre is all that would get through. (I avoid telling them my sister lives in IdaHO, either.) I'm going to try saying do difficult things.

I guess teens and most others wouldn't respond well to Plato's "All that is beautiful is difficult," either, but that's not a double entendre.
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Post by glimmergrrl » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:34 pm

Saw this quote on Spark People site, and it has stuck in my head:

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

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Post by hwmabire3 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:08 pm

Here are my two favorites:

"Suffer the pain of discipline, or suffer the pain of regret."

and

"Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork."

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:36 pm

Enough is better than more than enough.

Triggers make me WANT to eat. They cannot MAKE me eat. I can move my hand toward food or away from it.

I use this next one to remind myself that eating is only one part of my life:

"To identify oneself with the body and yet seek happiness is like attempting to cross a river on the back of an alligator." Ramana Maharshi

I've used quotations from Jack Trimpey regarding sobriety, instead replacing it with the word "moderation" with regard to food.

"Even if you have the food in your hand, you can still put it down."

"One can rationally decide to eat moderately at any time."

"You can always refuse to eat immoderately."
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Post by NoSnacker » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:55 pm

"A moment on the lips forever on the hips"
That would apply to going off plan for N days of course. Well I suppose it could apply to overindulges on S days as well.
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Post by bjalda » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:30 pm

I remember myself of the following when I think that I can't take the "hunger pangs" anymore:

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor."- Alexis Carrel

"There's a basic truth here: there are stages of hunger, and we -- Americans -- have become accustomed to feeding ourselves at the first sign. This is the equivalent of taking a nap every time you get tired, which hardly anyone does." (unknown)



And this is about me always worring about tomorrow.. there's only one time I can do something. It's always now now now. So only what I do now, matters! Not what I did yesterday or what I plan on doing tomorrow:

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.
-- Author Unknown

Remember then: there is only one time that is important--Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.
-- Leo Tolstoy

"Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it." (Nike)



& of course my signature, always loved that saying!
Expectation exists when there is fear.
- Swami

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Post by bjalda » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:42 am

Oh I just found another collection of quotes lying under my bed..


We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Aristotle


And I had to think of Reinhard Engels when reading this one, because he was so kind to share what he had accomplished and didn't just keep his success to himself.

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
-Mark Twain



And I always have to remind myself that GOOD ENOUGH is all I am asking for.
Expectation exists when there is fear.
- Swami

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Post by bjalda » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:50 pm

Me again..

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better
(Samuel Beckett)
Expectation exists when there is fear.
- Swami

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Post by Sweetness » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:20 am

Ok I skimmed through and didn't see these:

"Hunger is the best seasoning."

"No thanks, it will spoil my appetite."
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Post by milton » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:41 am

nice thread...

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Post by Sweetness » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:54 pm

My sister gave me a good quote the other day. She says that when she's hungry, instead of saying, "What do I want to eat?" she says, "What can I eat that will heal me?" She is beating diabetes and has lost 18 pounds since Christmas.
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Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy. (Proverbs 12:25 NET)
I'm a glutton for encouragement.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:09 pm

Not exactly a catch phrase, but years ago I went to a course on eating from hunger that told us to be sure to distinguish between foods that were teasers or pleasers. I see now that that should have covered the refined foods that I felt I was hungry for but ended up overeating. Teasers make you want to eat way more than you're comfortable with. Pleasers do what they say, both when you eat them and later.
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Post by Sweetness » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:00 am

Oolala, I like that, and it's certainly true. Teasers or pleasers.
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Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy. (Proverbs 12:25 NET)
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Post by mimi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:56 am


Practice makes permanent!

(So-o-o-o, the longer we practice the habits of NoS, the stronger and more permanent they become!)
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Quitting is not an option...
If you start to slip, tie a knot and hang on!
Remember that good enough is... good enough.
Strive for progress, not perfection!

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Post by oolala53 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:04 pm

Don't let a cookie lead to cuckoo.
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Post by Over43 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:39 am

I am having garlic mashed potatoes with my steak, and you?
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Bacon is the gateway meat. - Anthony Bourdain
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I made myself be hungry, then I would get hungrier. - Frank Zane Mr. Olympia '77, '78, '79

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Post by HoeHanna » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:34 am

From oolala53 in response to me talking about juicing:
Let your jaws do the juicing!
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Post by noni » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:28 pm

From an unknown source:

"People worry about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but what they really ought to worry about is what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."

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another quote

Post by Hippy Dippy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:04 pm

It looks like nothing's gone on in here in a while, but since I'm new, I'm checking it all out. And thought I'd join in.

For a quote, how about:

"The most important diet tool is the fork."

I've seen this quoted somewhere...not sure on the verbage...but it's pretty clear. : )

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Post by Jammin' Jan » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:05 am

No-S Math:

(Trying + Failing) + Not Quitting = Success
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:30 am

Agreed.
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Post by Jammin' Jan » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:03 am

I did much better in my math classes than I did in my typing classes in school.
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:52 am

A much better subject to excel in. I didn't even take a typing class until the 90's! But it has been more useful to me than trig was...
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Post by adhollifield » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:47 pm

OMG check out this list of HABIT positive affirmations!! I'm in for the February 14 challenge. I have never made it a whole month before but I recently graduated and am less stressed/more focused and MOTIVATED

http://affirmyourlife.blogspot.com/2009 ... tions.html

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Post by anra » Mon May 12, 2014 12:27 pm

i once heard karl lagerfeld say in a documentary: "discipline is my normalcy".

i loved that and when things get stressful i think about this sentence and just keep up my good habits and go on doing what needs to be done.
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Post by LookingForSanity » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:58 pm

Boundaries = Freedom

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Post by owlface » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:11 pm

I was going to get some ice cream the other day and my husband started trying to get me to wait til the weekend. The rebel in me started coming out so he says "WWRD?" Lol. I love it- it totally snapped me out of it! Hope someone else can use "what would Reinhard do?" As well!
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Post by Sarah-lara » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:31 pm

Hello to an old thread. I'm basically new to No-S and the motivational quote that keeps coming up in my mind when I think of No-S is, "if we're facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking."

(I used to think it was from the Buddha, but apparently it's from Joseph Goldstein, who writes on Buddhism.)

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Additional No S?

Post by SugarFreebie » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:35 pm

Not meaning to step on Reinhard's or anyone else's toes; but I thought of a slightly different way to express "Don't Be an Idiot" that really is applicable at any feeding--No Stuffing. Eat until you are satisfied and STOP. I have eaten way past satisfaction innumerable times as part of many years of gluttony and largely destroyed my health in the process. The large amount of food then has led to a large amount of prescriptions now. I am still very new to No S so I am experimenting w/ meal number and size so that I don't go to bed hungry and thereby risk an overnight blood sugar crash.
Peace out,
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Never Being an Idiot

Post by SugarFreebie » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:56 pm

For some of us w/ diet-related illnesses being an idiot (which I took to mean gross overindulgence on an S day) is always a terrible choice. I want to keep my blood sugars within a certain range and get my cholesterol and long-battled blood pressure back down to normal; idiocy is a great barrier between me and these goals. I eat very few regular-sugar sweets, having learned to make good ones w/ sugar substitutes (some natural; these are improving all the time) I don't need to take the risk but I am still confining them to S days except for the occasional diet soda. My gluttony has probably already shortened my life; even w/ my 50 lb weight loss over the past year or so I am still plagued w/ diabetic complications. I can't let myself ever be an idiot b/c doing so will kill me that much faster.
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Post by kaalii » Sat May 14, 2016 1:54 pm

i have just seen one today and thought of noS immediately, dont know the author, the colouring is mine, haha:

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Re: Additional No S?

Post by Merry » Mon May 16, 2016 4:12 am

SugarFreebie wrote: I thought of a slightly different way to express "Don't Be an Idiot" that really is applicable at any feeding--No Stuffing.
I like that, thanks! :-)
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Re: No S Catch Phrase Glossary (add yours!)

Post by HoneyBeeNYC » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:01 pm

la_loser wrote:No S Catch Phrase Glossary?
As I have followed these topics, I've seen a lot of one-liners/zingers that cut straight to the heart of what we're trying to do. Of course the first is Reinhard's original simple and straightforward eating plan with its fourteen little words and his S day advice as below:

"The No S Diet:
* No Snacks
* No Sweets
* No Seconds
Except (sometimes) on days that start with 'S' "

No
snacks
Sweets
Seconds
Starving

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:00 am

Except sometimes, even for "starving." :lol:
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Post by HoneyBeeNYC » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:22 pm

oolala53 wrote:Except sometimes, even for "starving." :lol:
I don't understand. Splain, please.

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Post by oolala53 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:40 pm

I meant, given some people's definition of "starving," even that is okay- sometimes. :wink:
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Post by oolala53 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:38 pm

This is hardly a phrase, but

Success comes not with daily perfection but with simply whittling down the frequency and intensity of failures until the new habits are the default.
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:17 pm

The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:08 pm

No BLT's: bites, licks, or tastes.

Including eating the leftovers off your kids' plates
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Post by Soprano » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:58 am

I use the phrase in my signature on another website, it keeps me motivated to keep learning and fits well here

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Post by elegantportions » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:08 pm

Mustloseweight wrote:10% compliance is better than 0% compliance!
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Post by oolala53 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:46 am

https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopi ... 872#190872

I hope we can keep these together.

I"m not sure if I posted this one before, but one I have used often is "All I have to do it get to X,Y, or Z to eat.

All I have to do it get to bedtime.
All I have to do is wait until tomorrow to have a great breakfast.
All I have to do is get to lunch.

Etc.

I find it's helpful to phrase it so that it minimizes the "pain." It's instead of "Aaaagh! I can't eat until X, Y, or Z!" "All I have to do" makes it seem like a minor inconvenience, which it is, rather than an impossible burden/tragedy, which it is not.
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Post by Goldilocks » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:37 pm

Three plates a day to keep the fat pants away!
Goldilocks

"The Goldilocks principle states that something must fall within certain margins, as opposed to reaching extremes."

oolala53
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Post by oolala53 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:00 am

Cute!
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

jenji
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Post by jenji » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 pm

Cross posting this from the 2018 challenge.

One piece of advice I read somewhere that has stuck with me is to incorporate changes into your identity. You are not depriving yourself, you are just not that kind of person.

"I'm someone who likes to eat at mealtimes."

"As I get older, I don't drink soda anymore. It taste sickly sweet."

"As a busy mom/executive/athlete/whatever, I don't have time for eating between meals."

"I just don't like getting that weird movie popcorn butter on my hands. I'm the kind of person who would rather enjoy the movie than be chewing."

"I like to eat my meals off nice dishes, with cloth napkins, at the table. We are not the kind of people who eat from containers in this house."

Pick some behavior that would help you improve your eating, then say it to yourself a lot, and to other people, too. I know these can sound kind of snobby, but they work for reframing who I am and what behavior is normal for me. If I violate one of them, I can frame it in my head as "that weird thing I did because I was on a road trip with so-and-so" and not the norm.
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I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

ladybird30
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Post by ladybird30 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:03 am

Yes, what we say to ourselves is important. Its why I prefer to identify myself as someone who is replacing bad habits with good ones than calling my self a food addict or something similar.
Three meals a day - not too little not too much, but just right

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Post by jenji » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:57 pm

Something weird I do that helps me is that I repeat "no snacks, no sweets, no seconds" silently and tap my thumb to my pinky on "no snacks", thumb to ring finger on "no sweets", and thumb to middle finger on "no seconds". You can see me do this in the wild - usually at work - when someone offers me sweets. It gives my brain something else to do.
I'm a 49-year-old mom and non-profit CEO
I am 5' 7.5"
Began No S at 184#, BMI 28.4 - 9/25/2017
Current weight 168#, BMI 25.9- 11/18/2018

elegantportions
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Post by elegantportions » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:48 pm

Savor without gorging.
EP
5'5" Female Age 62
Dec 2018 Year 5 BMI = 25.8

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