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Daily modifications. What are your thoughts?

 
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babybird



Joined: 05 Dec 2016
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Location: U.K

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Daily modifications. What are your thoughts? Reply with quote

Hi guys. Having done No S on and off since November I'm still to loose weight. I haven't yet lost a single pound. I don't have much to loose, approx 14 pounds to be in a healthy weight range and for those of you who have followed me I struggle with emotional eating. It's a working progress.....

Vanilla no S doesn't work for me as when I crave sweets the weekend seems too far off.i need to eat sweets to banish the craving. The mods I would like to introduce includes eating 3 meals a day - 7 days a week but...
1) Having a small portion of any sweet directly after one daily meal. It has to be pre- planned and I can't just choose whilst eating. The quantity I'm going to have had to be decided This should help
With the emotional eating aspect as i only ever binge on sweet foods. The weekend seems to far away so I give in. If I say I am allowed a sweet snack then I can hold off binging until the dessert after the one main meal. By then the 'moment' will have passed.

2) with every meal to eat 2 small portions of fruit or veg on the same plate as my meal. Thus naturally reducing my meal portion size with calorific food.
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NoelFigart



Joined: 12 Jul 2006
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Location: Lebanon, NH

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe there is a member that has a very small sweet every day as a mod and that seems to work for that person. FWIW, a Lindt chocolate truffle has about 95 calories. If that's enough to keep you from a binge, yes the caloric trade-off would work. While not mods biggest fan meeself, I do think that if one can have an incredibly hard and fast boundary, then it can work.

As far as fruits and veggies? That's so common I hardly call it a mod, but I think it's a great principle. I think there are people on this list who habitually cover half their plates in fruits and veggies for meals. And you can't go wrong doing it!
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MaggieMae



Joined: 01 Nov 2015
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Location: Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baby bird, I love the idea of your mods! I might steal them for myself! It's the sweets that keep from succeeding, too.
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Skycat



Joined: 12 Apr 2017
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Location: Germany

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My own mod is inspired by (by that I mean stolen from) someone else on this board, I can't remember who or I would give them credit.
It's simply FAT: Fruit at Any Time, I don't always take advantage of this, there are days I don't need to but it solves the problem of both snacking and sweets in a way that I don't believe will be have a negative effect on my weight. Some fruits I find sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth but not all.

Have you thought about something like sugarfree candy? I have some sugarfree worthers originals, they are only about 6 calories each but they taste as sweet as the regular ones, or something like tic-tacs, the strawberry ones are very sweet.

Another way I've found to avoid binges is by limiting variety. I like mini chocolate bars, now I only have them on S days but I was having them twice a day every day. But I found when I had more than one type in I would be tempted to have one of each but if I only have one type, I'm less tempted to have two.
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LifeisaBlessing



Joined: 02 Jun 2016
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

babybird - I think your mods are a wonderful idea! I follow NoS with the mod of any food, three meals, seven days a week, with daily weigh-ins. Some days (namely Easter Sunday yesterday!!!), the three meals are mostly sweets. I had tried Vanilla NoS in the past, and it wasn't until I modified it that I was able to achieve my goals. Making the plan work for you based on your personal likes, dislikes, and preferences is a sure track to success! Smile
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noni



Joined: 27 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do a similar mod to Lifeisablessing: 2-3 meals all 7 days, and a small sweet on N-days, after a meal. This has kept me from going overboard with sweets on S-days, something I couldn't (or wouldn't) control with Vanilla. I do eat more sweets on S-days, because I usually bake one or two things, but now I'm not shoving all I can into my mouth before the start of N-days; I know I can have a small serving those days, too.
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oolala53



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've given it a good shot. It's worth a try. Some people try and it works, or find they figure out how to make Vanilla work.
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Larkspur



Joined: 06 Mar 2017
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been having a shot glass of chocolate chips after dinner sometimes. Chocolate is not my favorite sweet but I do like it and I like to fancy it's good for me Smile I personally hope not to do other things because I think it would take more focus to stop at a bit.
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