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Article "why I never eat between meals"

Post by missywilde70 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:32 pm

I loved this article about why to never eat between meals. Whoever wrote this must be in marketing or sales, because this article sure sold me! (I apologize if this has been posted here before)

https://www.intuitivebody.com/why-i-nev ... eals-ever/
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Post by Selcazare » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:05 pm

I really identified with this as well! Thank you for sharing.

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Post by oolala53 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:34 pm

Wrote a longish comment that I lost.

Her saying that she felt so much more space for other topics reminds me of an old OA motto that nobody seems to know about anymore: three meals a day and LIFE in between.
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.

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Post by Crystal » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:47 am

Thank you for posting this article! It was great. I agree with so much of it, and I’ve only been doing No S for 7 or 8 months. But I can truly say that eating 2 to 3 meals a day (I’m not much of a breakfast eater and sometimes skip it) with nothing in between (besides milky drinks) has changed my life for the better in so many ways!
43 years old. 5’6â€. Long time vegetarian.
Vanilla No S.
Starting Weight: 269 (17 July 2017)
Current Weight: 228 (14 August 2018)
41 pounds lost so far
Goal Weight: Wherever my weight eventually settles on No S.

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Post by MaggieMae » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:28 pm

I love this article! Thanks for sharing. I think I've read it somewhere before but needed the reminder!

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Post by oolala53 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:27 am

Hi, MaggieMae! Missed you.
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.

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Post by Octavia » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:14 am

Hiya Missy, thanks so much for sharing this article. It’s great to read about someone who discovered a No S-type regime for themselves. And you can tell that she was as random and disordered about her eating as many of us here. The way she writes about boundaries is great - how they freak us out because they feel ‘diet-y’ . They do indeed, and it makes No S feel scary at first. The peace and calm she speaks of is something I would never have believed before I managed to get a few compliant weeks under my belt.

That ‘... and a life in between’ that Oolala mentioned below is becoming more and more relevant for me. A couple of times recently I’ve had a feeling of space opening up, and an invitation to use it without being distracted by food. I thought the food was soothing me because I was too distracted to be pro-active. Turns out it was the food itself that was distracting me.

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Post by missywilde70 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:04 pm

Octavia, so glad you got so much out of that article!
Missy

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Post by cedar » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:05 am

Love this article so much Thankyou for sharing. I'm going to print it out and keep with me for a reminder during tough times :D

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Post by elegantportions » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:39 pm

I, too, really appreciated this article, especially:
I hated the unconscious aspect of all of this, the self-medicating, nonstop orality of it all.
Decades ago, one of my former work partners was trying very hard to quit smoking cigarettes. For months he carried around an empty pipe. Frequently he would say, "I've gotta have my pacifier." Then he would proceed to pull the pipe out of his pocket, stick it in his mouth, and begin sucking on it and playing with it. I was amazed and admired him for recognizing and confessing his (childish in his own opinion) need for oral stimulation.
EP
5'5" Female Age 62
Dec 2018 Year 5 BMI = 25.8 with too many red days

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Post by Tombo » Fri May 04, 2018 12:44 pm

This is such a great article, I really like it :D

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