SparkPeople No S Diet Team Messageboard There are 3 rules & 1 exception: No Snacks, No Sweets, & No Seconds. This is what it feels like to be FREE! FREEdom from diet books, counting, weighing, measuring, & tracking. SparkPeople No S Diet Team Messageboard Weekly Weigh In I know that old scale can be our friend or our foe and we should not put too much stock in it on any given day, however I find that it helps me be more accountable if I have a goal and to be able to report my results from week to week. I will try to get on this thread every Monday to report my losses or gains as the case may be and would love to hear others input. I realize for some this may not be helpful, but for others, it could be a tool to start working a little harder on your goals. ... Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:08:39 EST "X" hours commitment This thread is just for committing in the short term ( a few hours or so) on any one day, and only for that day, whatever that day is, to one or more of the basic tenets of No S. Thus it can help a person stick to an N day or an S day mod on just one particular day in the face of some temporary distracting urges or influences. It can be used on as many days as a member likes. <BR> <BR> As a reminder, per Reinhard, it is advised to be cautious about instituting any mods to N days or S days b... Sat, 30 Nov 2019 15:06:13 EST Hello Hi. I joined this team a while ago but this is my first time posting. I have been on SP for several years. I had good success for 30 lbs. but then started losing and gaining 10 of it. I am now back to 29 lost and am determined to get to a lower BMI by the end of the year! I am familiar with the No S diet but have never really used it. I looked over the team threads and would like to set up a calendar and also do a 21 day challenge. starting Monday. Looking forward to getting to know eac... Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:33:44 EST Why The First Law of Thermodynamics is Utterly... Here's something great and interesting on that topic I came across that someone shared in the SP message boards. It's a bit of a long read but I found it interesting. Talking about the whole calories in / calories out thing and much more: <BR> <BR> Why The First Law of Thermodynamics is Utterly Irrelevant <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rmodynamics-irrelevant/ </link> <BR> <BR> Keep smiling, <BR> Paula <em>30</em> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:59:26 EST Great article on Self Discipline worthy of sharing I thought this article was worthy of sharing (hope that's okay if not tell me for future reference please) <BR> <BR> How to Discipline Yourself With 10 Habits <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ipline-yourself-with-10-habits/ </link> <BR> <BR> Keep smiling, <BR> <BR> Paula <em>30</em> Thu, 8 Aug 2019 17:15:38 EST The No S Diet: Reinhard Engels on his 13-word diet The No S Diet: Reinhard Engels on his 13-word diet book (as featured in Woman’s World) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>o-s-diet-reinhard-engels-on-his-13-wor<BR>d-diet-book/?sfw=pass1563749217 </link> Sun, 21 Jul 2019 18:55:31 EST Allisonmeg's Check-in 7/16- <em>769</em> success! <BR> 7/17 - <em>761</em> good most of day but kept sampling baked ziti I was making in evening. Sampling is my biggest "S". The delusional thought in my head at the moment....I was not eating the pasta itself and talking myself into the fact I wasn't chewing (cheese and sauce) didn't count. <em>24</em> Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:09:39 EST Sharing a couple of Great Links (hope it's okay) I hope it's okay that i share these couple of links. I thought they were pretty good. <BR> <BR> I have a vision board have always kept an updated one for years. <BR> <BR> How to Create an Empowering Vision Board <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ate-an-empowering-vision-book/ </link> <BR> <BR> Controlling the Body’s ‘Fat Thermometer’ <BR> Dr. Jason Fung <BR> <BR> <link><BR>the-bodys-fat-thermometer-12e2e69e94dd </link> <B... Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:08:46 EST Paula's Habits / Check-In What I'm trying to do is only have one meal a day 5 days per week (Monday - Friday) where it is only 1 simple carbohydrate meal per day. <BR> <BR> As in only bread, rice or pasta etc... once per day. I may have the other carbohydrates in the vegetables etc... at one of the other meals but only those simple carbs at 1 of my 3 meals a day. <BR> <BR> To hold myself accountable I will check in here to this thread post Monday - Friday and let you all know how I'm doing. <BR> <BR> I intend to b... Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:39:21 EST I'm Paula Thanks for letting me join I'm Paula a soon to be 53 year old who is happily married with 2 adult children. I live in Brisbane Australia. <BR> <BR> I suffer from Osteoarthritis in both hips which I was told needed 2 hip replacements urgently by specialist's 7 years ago. Something I don't want to do. (you can't put your own joints back in once you have had them replaced or grow your own cartilage back either) So I've been managing it mostly pain free naturally ever since with natural supplements and orthotic shoes and ... Fri, 12 Jul 2019 06:30:54 EST New (again!...) Habit or discipline? Or both? I will be working on both! <BR> #1 - No snacks - started Friday 5th July 2019 - weight 16 st 0.5 lbs Fri, 5 Jul 2019 03:39:31 EST Macros - IIFYM Sucks (Long Term) I wanted to share this one somewhere, and though maybe this would be the best place. <BR> <BR> I had to Google IIFYM = if it fits your macros <BR> <BR> This article is about how we need to progress from the stages of learning - to the stage where we KNOW and just do it. <BR> <BR> This, for me, is the structure that No S gives me. When you decide to eat three times a day - you pretty soon start making sure that those three meals are nutritionally sound and satisfying. <BR> <BR> The wr... Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:16:44 EST Day 2 I'm not sure how to post on this thread, add a new topic or click reply. I would like to add a habitual too but don't know how. 6 hours before I can go to bed tonight and I'm still on track. I had a few teas/coffees with a little milk and one cup of Bovril to get me through till dinner in a few minutes time. Wed, 1 May 2019 13:49:03 EST Can't get NoS out of my head! I'm posted on this team before but never actually committed to NoS for more than a day or two. It must be nearly 10 years since I first found the NoS site and right from the word go I was drawn to the simplicity and the normality of the plan. But I have tried a million diet plans since and am no further forward in stopping binge eating or losing weight. <BR> The last few weeks I have been trying yet again to find the "right diet plan for me". My head is spinning with all the low carb/high fat... Wed, 1 May 2019 10:25:18 EST Special Days... How do you choose your Special Days? I'm thinking I need to put them in my diary at the start of each month to make it clear in my mind what is and isn't going to be a Special day? I believe the suggested maximum is two per month. Good when they fall on the weekend! <BR> Fri, 26 Apr 2019 02:51:25 EST Habitcal on No S site Is anyone using the habitcal on <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:23:41 EST Back again Am signed up for BLC40 and wondering if I can stick to No S for a whole round... That would be from 8th May until 31st July. Will start tomorrow. <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:36:14 EST No S for December 2019 START WEIGHT: 229.2 <BR> GOAL WEIGHT: 219.2 <BR> CURRENT WEIGHT: 229.2 <BR> CURRENT GREEN STREAK: 1 DAYS <BR> LONGEST GREEN STREAK: 12 DAYS <BR> <BR> DAY 1: 2/21/19: N- GREEN!!!! <em>132</em> <BR> DAY 2: 2/22/19: N- GREEN!!!! <em>132</em> <BR> DAY 3: 2/23/19: S- GREEN!!!! <em>132</em> <BR> DAY 4: 2/24/19: S- YELLOW <em>160</em> <BR> DAY 5: 2/25/19: N- GREEN!!! <em>132</em> <BR> DAY 6: 2/26/19: N- GREEN!!! <em>132</em> <BR> DAY 7: 2/27/19: N- GREEN!!! <em>132</em> ... Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:30:37 EST Hello there! New to No S I like this plan. Although is seems simple, it will not be. No snacking, no sweets, no seconds... a great plan, I get caught up with those exact issues, and I like having a structured rule to follow. This is a great one. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to success. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:34:35 EST Keep being drawn to No S I have had weight issues and been dieting off &amp; on for 55 years. I class myself as a binge eater, get strong sugar cravings every evening but once I start eating sugary/sweet foods I eat and eat till I feel uncomfortable. I've been drawn to No S for a few years but never managed longer than a few days, partly because I am usually in "diet mentality" mode and don't eat enough at the 3 meals to satisfy myself so get so hungry I binge eat again, and partly because feeling "full" after a mea... Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:54:25 EST Dry Drunk vs No S & the issue of 'abstinence' Mainly for OOHLALA, but if anyone else can help I'd appreciate your thoughts on the following. <BR> <BR> I've just read Dry Drunk - which is based on the 12-step program - three meals and total abstinence. I kinda like the No S 'allowances' on weekends and special days. <BR> <BR> I've just started reading Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn - haven't read it properly yet, but have got the impression that one of the triggers for any kind of binge eating is restriction. <BR> <... Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:07:54 EST Hello from Nova Scotia I am an active senior (71) who is an avid gardener and walker, vegetarian transitioning to vegan, grammy to two busy grandkids and a mom of two adult children, one in Nova Scotia, the other in Scotland. I love reading, singing in a community chorus and cooking healthy and delicious veggie fare. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:11:22 EST Hi Fellow No Essers! It's time for me to get back into the 3 meal-a-day groove. I'm about 40 pounds overweight and 65 years old. Arthritis is killing my knees and appearing in my back and hips, too. I know it's diet and weight related, and I know that Reinhard's approach to eating is the best and easiest way to go about getting healthier. I also follow Beck Lu Jackson, who applies the 3 meal-a-day approach to eating, but with a 12-Step twist. She has a great book called "Dieting:A Dry Drunk." I'm using both of t... Sat, 11 Aug 2018 10:19:26 EST LARA'S 21 DAY STREAK Update: 8/19/18 I've been failling miserably with the No S diet. However, I still believe that it's the best thing for me, so I'm not giving up! I'm not going to keep track of my 21 Day Streak here anymore. I wish SparkPeople allowed us to delete comments/posts. Anyway, it seems that when i put this kind of pressure on myself, I just set myself up for failure. I seem to do much better just working along on my own. <BR> <BR> I started a notebook, complete with pictures of myself in my undi... Sat, 11 Aug 2018 10:05:25 EST June - Green, Yellow, Red <em>769</em> <BR> <em>787</em> <em>787</em> <BR> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>776</em> <BR> <em>787</em> <em>787</em> Sat, 2 Jun 2018 16:55:57 EST May - Green, Yellow, Red I want to do better this month. I will do better this month. I am doing better this month. <BR> <BR> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>265</em> <BR> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>769</em> <em>776</em> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>265</em> <BR> <em>769</em> <em>776</em> <em>776</em> <em>776</em> <em>776</em> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>265</em> <BR> <em>776</em> <em>776</em> <em>776</em> <em>776<... Tue, 1 May 2018 15:09:50 EST April- Green, Yellow, Red tracking update above <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2018 01:12:02 EST Hi, No S Diet team! I joined the team a couple weeks ago then had my life take an unexpected left turn. The "No S Diet" book has proven to be good nighttime reading during this time. Very simple plot and not a lot of suspense. Calming really. <BR> <BR> I'm ready for the No S diet. I have another 20 pounds to make my goal weight and this is a good time to develop a sustainable relationship with food and meals and snacks and sweets. It's a very good time to start maintenance. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:24:15 EST March- Green, Yellow, Red! An easy thread to basically track on. <BR> <BR> update above <BR> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 16:34:08 EST Dr John Douillard on the dangers of 6 meals a day You may enjoy this video from Dr John Douillard - he totally supports No S! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cn4_dN8 </link> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:12:20 EST February - Red, Yellow, Green! January was my 'worst' month for a very long tiweme in terms of having snacks or seconds on N days. But, no looking back - here we go with February. <BR> <BR> Thursday, 1st - RED! (snack 11.30am) <BR> Friday, 2nd - RED! (snack 6.30pm) <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> Monday, 5th - GREEN :) <BR> Tuesday, 6th - RED! (snack 11.30am) <BR> Wednesday, 7th - RED! (2 squares dark chocolate 5pm) <BR> Thursday, 8th - GREEN :) <BR> Friday, 9th - YELLOW (kind of sick day due to dental visit) <BR> <em>211... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 13:44:22 EST Today is the day! Starting Now <BR> I am on NoS! <BR> Off now to find a calendar to put my red, yellow an green stickers on <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all <BR> This shouldn't be too difficult - just need to be a bit more mindful I think <BR> <em>134</em> <em>67</em> <em>214</em> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:07:19 EST New Year! January check-in Monday, 1st - (an N day here!) - success <BR> Tuesday, 2nd - success <BR> Wednesday, 3rd - success <BR> Thursday, 4th - fail (afternoon 'snack' on dry cream crackers at work) <BR> Friday, 5th - success <BR> <em>244</em> it's the weekend - a sugar-free one for me ;) <BR> Monday, 8th - fail (cream crackers again - late evening at work) <BR> Tuesday, 9th - success <BR> Wednesday, 10th - success <BR> Thursday, 11th - success <BR> Friday, 12th - success <BR> <em>244</em> it's the weekend - ... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 09:31:23 EST Newbie New to your team! The concept makes so much sense! Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:44:13 EST December check-in here goes - December! <BR> <BR> Friday, 1st - success (although on of my three 'meals' was a big bag of potato chips!!!!) <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Monday, 4th - success <BR> Tuesday, 5th - success <BR> Wednesday, 6th - success <BR> Thursday, 7th - success <BR> Friday, 8th - failure <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Monday, 11th - failure (peanuts mid morn &amp; drinking chocolate powder (!) after dinner <BR> Tuesday, 12th - success <BR> Wednesday, 13th - success <BR> Thursday, 14th - success <BR... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:57:06 EST November Check-in Weds, 1st - success <BR> Thurs, 2nd - success <BR> Frid, 3rd - failure - snacked instead of eating dinner this evening! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon, 6h - failure - snacked whilst cooking dinner <BR> Tues, 7th - success <BR> Weds, 8th - success <BR> Thurs, 9th - success <BR> Frid, 10th - success <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon, 13th - success <BR> Tues, 14th - failure - I had lunch twice! Guess one was a snack. <BR> Weds, 15th - success <BR> Thurs, 16th - success <BR> Frid, 17th -success <... Fri, 3 Nov 2017 15:10:48 EST Hello! I am brand new to this board. I have been doing No S for over 2 years. I have maintained which is a huge success because of a food disorder since I was a kid. I'm 61. I would like to lose some weight and feel ready to apply some mild mods and mostly exercise, which I do none of. Any thought of counting, reducing plate size, etc., triggers the disorder beast again. It's truly amazing the way that beast lurks in the shadows. It seems exercise and S day mods are my only coarse. So I am here to k... Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:40:48 EST October Check-In Here we go - another month. I use this space to record my success/failure - join me if you wish! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon, 2nd - success <BR> Tues, 3rd - success <BR> Weds, 4th - success <BR> Thurs, 5th - success <BR> Fri, 6th - success <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon, 9th - success <BR> Tues, 10th - success <BR> Weds, 11th - success <BR> Thurs, 12th - success <BR> Frid, 13th - failure (went back for seconds at breakfast!) <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon 16th - success <BR> Tues, 17t... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 06:32:47 EST September check-in Here's my accountability thread for September, <BR> <BR> join me if you wish! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1st - success <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon, 4th - success <BR> Tues, 5th - success <BR> Weds, 6th - success <BR> Thurs, 7th - failure (three PickUp choco &amp; caramel biscuits after dinner) <BR> Fri, 8th - failure (two PickUp biscuits before dinner - they're gone now!) <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon, 11th - juicing (s) <BR> Tues, 12th - juicing (s) <BR> Weds, 13th - success <BR> Thurs, 14th - su... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:43:42 EST August check-in I'm going to check in every day here during August (editing my post each day to keep in in one post) and record whether I was on-habit or not. If you want to join me, you're very welcome! <BR> <BR> Tues, 1st - success <BR> Weds, 2nd - success <BR> Thurs, 3rd - success <BR> Frid 4th - success <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Mon, 7th - success <BR> Tues, 8th - failure (crisps, Doritos, ice-cream, cookies - some of each!) <BR> Weds, 9th - success <BR> Thurs, 10th - failure (oatcakes after dinner) <... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:28:15 EST 21 Days to Establish a New Habit-Fact or Fiction? This is an excerpt from a post by Chris Downie, the founder of SparkPeople: <BR> <BR> "The commonly held belief is that it takes 21 days to build a new habit. This has never felt right to me, so I decided to dig into this topic. It turns out this is not correct according to the latest research. <BR> <BR> The 21 days theory was originally developed by a plastic surgeon in the 1950s who observed that it took his patients 21 days to get used to their new face – he then wrote a best selling b... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 18:00:41 EST June 2017 check in I'm going to check in every day here during June (editing my post each day to keep in in one post) and record whether I was on-habit or not. If you want to join me, you're very welcome! <BR> <BR> Thursday 1st - success <BR> Friday 2nd - success <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Monday 5th - fail <BR> Tuesday 6th - success <BR> Wednesday 7th - success <BR> Thursday 8th - fail <BR> Friday 9th - fail <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Monday 12th - success <BR> Tuesday 13th - success <BR> Wednesday 14th - succ... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 04:35:33 EST May 2017 check-in I'm going to check in every day here during May (editing my post each day to keep in in one post) and record whether I was on-habit or not. If you want to join me, you're very welcome! <BR> <BR> Monday 1st - success. <BR> Tuesday 2nd - success. <BR> Wednesday 3rd - success. <BR> Thursday 4th - success. <BR> Friday 5th - success. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Monday 8th - success <BR> Tuesday 9th - success <BR> Wednesday 10th - success <BR> Thursday 11th - success <BR> Friday 12th - success <BR> ... Mon, 1 May 2017 13:53:45 EST Hello, new here :) Hello everyone! My name is Natalie. I have lost about 30 pounds since last November, but I wasn't losing it in a way that was sustainable for me. I recently got to 115 and realized that that weight wasnt going to be sustainable unless I changed what I was doing. I couldn't starve myself anymore, so now Im learning how to lose weight the health simple way. <BR> <BR> Oolala was telling me a little about this, and after going to the website and reading a lot about it i feel like it's what I've ... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 00:11:30 EST Hilarious video - Chris Pratt 'What's My Snack?' Apparently Chris Pratt, actor, is on a really extreme weight-loss diet for a movie - all nutritionally sound etc. But he's been posting daily videos on Instagram tagged #WhatsMySnack <BR> <BR> I found this one particularly funny. In the previous video he'd eaten a late-night snack which was intended for the following day. This is the follow-up. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I hope the link works. I hope it makes you laugh too! It cheered me up ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:23:00 EST One man's defense of food Here is an interesting article that supports No S perfectly:) <link><BR>69&amp;page=1 </link> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:28:51 EST Back on the No S Bandwagon ++ Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Debra and I started the No S and ketogenic diets December 26 -- down 10.2 pounds so far. I guess I had a LOT of extra water weight. I can see a HUGE difference in my legs and feet and for that I am extremely grateful. I have a lot of motivation to lose 100+ pounds and this time it is for REAL. Lots of doctor visits in the past few months (none of whom actually told me to lose weight) convinced me that I would rather give up carbs and all day grazing than spend m... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 14:40:04 EST Returning Member Decided to give the NO S plan another try. I'm working to lose 35 lbs. right now and once I manage that I'll decide if I want to lose more. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:34:39 EST Round 3 Cynthia here and I am back! <BR> Years ago, I was a pretty successful No Ser, but like everything it as not fast enough for me. <BR> I am tired of the yo yoing I have been doing. I have worn out my calculator tallying up my calories for the day. I am not happy with my eating plan. <BR> Time for simple. Time for a plan that makes so much sense <em>521</em> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:54:04 EST if you have diabetes, allergies, diagnosed illness You are welcome to post on the daily "How are you doing?" thread, but if you have a diagnosed illness that affects what you put on your plate or requires you to change meal frequency, consider posting here for increased support. It is totally valid to have to be more strict than what Reinhard calls "canonical" No S when you have real conditions. No S should never be an excuse to eat risky foods. But this isn't for just combing the web and self-diagnosing every limitation touted out there! Tha... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:34:18 EST Did you enjoy your meals today? Awareness is a must. I usually overeat because I eat mindlessly or because I am aware of it but then will make excuses such as I will do better next time. <BR> Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:02:40 EST on a high protein diet because of a gastric sleeve think I am going to incooperate this diet with my gastric sleeve. Except that I have to have artificial sweetener right now in my shakes...should work out good. <BR> I can only have 1/2 cup veggies, 1/2 cup of fruit, 1/2 cup yogurt a day with 20 grams protein a meal but have been eating sugar as cooking for the holidays and gained back 7 of the 93 pounds I lost so want to read this book and go for it in addition to mine. <BR> I am a mother of one daughter, grandmother of 4 and great grandma ... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 07:50:48 EST Back again Returned after an absence of several months--weight and blood pressure have been stalled; blood sugars creeping up so obviously eating too much. Couldn't stand the thought of yet another accounting diet so here I am w/ a commitment to giving up most of my snacking. I did very well while following No S before confining my (dessert-type) Sweets to the weekends; enough sugar/sweetener to make my everyday tea and yogurt palatable is acceptable per Reinhard. <BR> <BR> My only item where I nee... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:16:47 EST Trying This Way Of Life I just joined the team and the diet. I hope to gain control of my "sweet tooth". This seems like a sensible and perhaps slow plan. <BR> <BR> I've been on SparkPeople since 2008. Lost 35 lb and gained 10. I plan to try mostly a low glycemic plan, Mon through Friday, with little change on the weekend except for an occasional hamburger and dessert. Does that seem like a good plan to you veterans? <BR> <BR> My name is Linda and I have a dear husband and two cats. Never had the privilege o... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 09:45:43 EST Paula's November Challenge Feel free to join me <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have a challenge that I'm aiming to do for the month of November: <BR> <BR> I will aim to do this 15 minute Qi Gong Routine 5 times per week or more. It is half of the water routine I have on a DVD of this and this15 minute routine is a Spark people Video. It is great and I think gentle but yet powerful enough for anyone? <BR> <BR> Here's the link in case anyone else is interested to ... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 18:35:06 EST New to the No S Diet This is a great concept. I am looking forward to incorporating this in my quest to live a healthier lifestyle. I am 62, extremely overweight, and in need of a healthy makeover. I am looking forward to making this journey with you. Just received the No. S book this afternoon. Bare with me, I will be a work in progress, until I have finished the book and set up my calendar. Suzanne from New Jersey. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:15:48 EST Interview by Jonathan Bailor with Reinhard on No S I found this link on utube an interview by Jonathan Bailor with Reinhard Engels on – The No S Diet. <BR> <BR> I hope i'm allowed to share this link here. Anyhow for anyone who has not seen this and would like to here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It goes for 1/2 an hour and is interesting to listen to. <BR> <BR> Keep smiling, <BR> Paula <em>30</em> Sat, 8 Oct 2016 22:31:07 EST Just joined tonight Hello, I am Paula a 50 year old married mother of two. Jake 22 and Sarah 21. <BR> <BR> Currently weight in at 59.5 kilo's I aim to maintain at 52 kilo's. <BR> <BR> I just signed up to Spark Premium to help keep me on track and motivated even more to stick to my goals and get down to 52 kilo's and maintain at that. <BR> <BR> I know I am not obese by any means but still for me I have too much weight on for my hips to carry around. <BR> <BR> I have slight hip osteoarthritis in both hips. Do... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 07:31:46 EST Post pics of your habit calendar here? Just thought it might be good to have a place where we can post pics of our habit calendars. As it's October on Saturday I'll wait till then to post my September and August calendars. I've been putting green stickers for N days, red for fail days, yellow for S days, and marking each red/yellow sticker with the number of snacks/sweets/seconds I have, or if I was ill. <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:34:01 EST Unexpected meal delay Just wondering what others would suggest in circumstances where a meal time gets unexpectedly delayed. Say I eat the first meal at a normal time and then expect to eat the next meal about 6 hours later. Then, for some reason, the next meal gets delayed by at least an hour. Since limiting my eating opportunities to 3 per day, I am getting VERY hungry by mealtime. I get a big edgy when the meal gets delayed by things beyond my control. <BR> For example, today I expected to be done with work ... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 14:52:31 EST What would you count? Hi, I've been keeping an eye on snacks/sweets/seconds. <BR> <BR> First week - would you count this as three days no S? <BR> <BR> Sunday - mint Cornetto icecream cone (full size) - S Day so fine <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Monday - vending machine mocha mid-afternoon - snack? <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday - canteen ran out of yoghurt at lunch so I had a 'lite' pudding (sandwich is not filling enough) <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday - no yoghurt again... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:28:39 EST Sugar hang-overs Recently, I've really been noticing how when I eat sugar (on an S day) - it leads to a feeling of HUNGER the next morning. A different sort of hunger to the usual 'time for breakfast' feeling. It's a gnawing, insistent kind of hunger that drives me to the kitchen. <BR> <BR> It's kind of how I used to feel all the time, before No S. <BR> <BR> It's making me feel like I want to cut down on S day sugars too....... without being deprived of course! Maybe making raw food treats with lots... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:13:51 EST long time member first time poster Hi my name is Cynthia and i joined this team quite a while back. A lot has changed since then-mostly improvements. I have a one year old and am returning to SP after a 2 year gap. Thankfully, i was able to loose pregnancy weight but now that LO requires "snacks" i find myself eating a lot more snacks as well. I am challenging myself to participate with this group daily. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 21:34:50 EST The whole box?! I posted on the team wall that I was planning to have cookies today (S-aturday). Cornish Fairings - a kind of gingery, spicy cookie. <BR> <BR> There were 8 cookies in the box, and, yes, I ate the whole box - for 'lunch'. I enjoyed them with a big mug of freshly-brewed coffee and knowing I had the day off to do absolutely nothing except read my book - if I wanted to! It was an S-day bit of heaven. <BR> <BR> I don't often have cookies these days - hardly ever. I don't often get a partic... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:54:22 EST Joined team today! Hi, I just joined team! Looking into this. Checking out your team and going to see if Library has this book. Interesting! Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:44:29 EST new to the team I hope I am doing this right, I started a new conversation to introduce my self. <em>2</em> I decided today that this was the easiest best way to eat, and I have seen this diet around for a while. I have tried many diets and this one is so easy. I think after I was stuck driving some where and not having eaten 5 servings of fruits and veggies, I was frustrated for the last time. I pulled in to get gas and got an iced tea and got a hot dog. Sorry that was not the greatest choices of dinner ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:45 EST New Team Member Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> There are a lot of No S members on another Spark Team I belong to. I have been doing a little reading into the "No S" and I was thinking of using it. For the past few months I have been eating a healthy diet and the scale has dropped 15 lbs.... but I snack, even if it is healthy food, I snack. <BR> <BR> While I am at work it is easier for me to just eat my meals with no snacking. I work in a school and after this week I am off for the summer. I need more structure, s... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:40:14 EST No Sweets: Some interesting results About no sweets. <BR> <BR> I find this extremely interesting, as I was expecting my taste buds to change (they have. My beloved dark chocolate M&amp;Ms are way too sweet now) but it's a bit of a surprise, a wonderful one, to find that some minor issues have cleared up. I know it is because I have eliminated the irritant of refined sugar from my diet. Other than about a half TBSP of brown sugar on my oatmeal every morning, I am consuming zero refined sugar. Even on S days...those M&amp;Ms! ac... Wed, 25 May 2016 09:39:56 EST My Work Week Okay, I am REALLY excited about this. I just read the No S website, and clicked through a lot of the links he provides there, and watched the exercise vids hahahaha! shovelglove! I love it <BR> <BR> Well, here's the thing. My work week is Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, with Weds and Thu my "weekend" Now, I'm more than willing to keep the S days at Sat and Sun, but I'm pretty sure being off work it is going to be harder not to snack as I do my thing, hang out at home, reading,... Sun, 15 May 2016 11:46:40 EST Day 2 I decided to jump right in yesterday as day 1 I havent read the book. I just have read the website. But I did fine yesterday! So on to today. Suddenly my usual routine of breakfast at home, pack a lunch to go to work, coem home for the kdis on the bus etc got turned on its head. I have a sick kid at home so I am in the house all day. But it is 12:30 and I have had my breakfast and lunch and I am ok. I will eat dinner later and then head to girls night at a friends (another test). But... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:36:27 EST Are holidays (vacations) Special days? I've been thinking about Special Days and holidays. Reinhard suggests keeping Special days to an average of 2 per month. <BR> <BR> Well DH gets 29 days holiday each year, add in Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day makes 32, and one other Bank Holiday which we often manage to squeeze into our holidays is 33, and an extra 3 for unforeseen special occasions makes a total of 36. Average 3 per month over the course of the year. <BR> <BR> Conclusion. Holidays for me will be S Days. ... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 03:12:16 EST Tell about a meal/food you particularly enjoyed I had some plain ol' canned salmon on a big salad. The salmon was so tender; I could really feel the fat. I love how even simple foods can be such fun. Wed, 2 Mar 2016 22:13:25 EST What to drink I want to cut down my sugar intake but not sure how to go about it, I have a problem in what to drink as I don't like tea and rarely have coffee, I don't like plain water so usually have squash either sugar free or with the sugar but know they are usually loaded with it. <BR> I do drink Whittards powdered teas but again they are loaded with sugar so if anyone has any ideas I would like to hear them. <BR> I don't buy chocolate bars but do like chocolate rice squares and if I am at my art group... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:19:42 EST Discuss "no sweets" problems here. Here's where to ask for help or just whine about problems with sweets on weekends or NWS days only. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 17:19:43 EST Do you have a toughest S to skip? Or easy one? Please just respond to the question. Save back-and-forth discussion or advice for new discussion threads on particular topics. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Is there one S that is harder than the others? <BR> <BR> When you're a binger, as I was, it's hard to choose because all three are usually rolled into permasnacking multiple servings of sweets! But when I started, I was so determined to reduce bingeing that at first, I somehow suppressed my desire for A LOT of sweets during the week. It wasn't the... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:31:49 EST In Defense of Food: Challenge for healthier food Did you see the PBS program in Defense of Food? I had read Michael Pollan's book when it first came out, and adopted many of his principles for healthy eating (along with No S of course). Eat real food; mostly plants; not too much. But watching the program, and seeing so much evidence, inspired me to start a new challenge to incorporate more vegetables. AND to work on portion control, which has always been a challenge for me. (AND to be better about the No Sugar portion of No S! I certainly s... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 16:40:19 EST two extra S days (NWS days) this month Reinhard recommends that people choose the two extra S days per month ahead of time, not after a fail! <BR> <BR> What are yours? I guess Christmas day is one for everyone,no? <BR> <BR> I've had many fails this month, but I still reserve the right to grant myself another official day. I have NO social plans in place, though, to look forward to. A depressed friend gave her regrets about getting together Xmas Eve. I have a backup for Xmas day, but I'm looking into options. However, I'm feeli... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:49:07 EST No food talk allowed on this thread! So I thought I'd start a thread that is purely for us to share what is going on in our life apart from food. Surely there has to be more to life! :-) <BR> <BR> So, for one thing, I'm in the process of rehashing my finances after just completing a CAP Money Course. Still can't believe that everything I want is covered by the budget I've just drawn up. Time consuming to get it all set up, but worth it in terms of peace of mind, as I now know we have enough, whereas before I was often feeli... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:30:17 EST Struggling with Night Eating Syndrome My story - I lost 70 lbs on Weight Watchers. I'm now 58 and in the past year, I gained 20 lbs back. I do great during the day, but at night (after I go to bed) I wake up and can't seem to stop my night eating. Researching, I think I might be leptin resistant. The thought of giving up my snacks is scary, but I think it's what I might need to cure my NES. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts or encouragement for me? <BR> <BR> I know I'll need to up my protein, lower my carbs? <BR> <BR> Will this re... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 04:54:16 EST Sleep Challenge I was reading that you eat 300 calories less if you get 8 hours sleep per 24 hours. I wish I could do this but I wake up around 12 and can't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. I go to bed at 9 pm and wake up anywhere from 3:30 am - 5:00 am. along with the 2 hours. Some days I will take a short nap (15-20 minutes). I've been taking melatonin and for awhile it seem to be working pretty good. I've tried Ambien but it doesn't work on me. I get at least 3000+ steps/day and have started doing... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 18:59:20 EST Beck Diet Solution/NoS Diet challenge Nov-Jan 2016 This initial post is just a copy of my blog! It contains some info about what I plan to do on this challenge. I hope you can join me? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Would you like to join me on a combined Beck Diet Solution and No S Diet mini challenge? I realise these two conflict in some ways but... <BR> <BR> I am convinced that the No S Diet is an emotionally healthy way to eat and normalise weight and... <BR> <BR> I also believe that there are extremely helpful things to be learnt from the B... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 04:32:41 EST Your favorite aspects of SparkPeople? Hi Everybody, I've enjoyed getting to know the SparkPeople site. For you who have been on here a while, I'd love to hear you share what you like most about the site and the SparkPeople system(s). I know it has a lot of features, and team activity type things. For starters, I've been reading member blogs and the discussion threads. If I'm missing something really valuable, please let me know! <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 04:40:36 EST just stopping by Hi, <BR> I'm just stopping in to check out the forum. I usually participate at the No-s site but someone mentioned this one and it sounded interesting. No-s has really been working for me and I hope to expand the theory into other avenues of my life. Hope you all have a nice weekend. Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:46:40 EST evidence for some weekend extra eating okay I was browsing for evidence for NOT snacking, but came across an article on the benefit of restricting eating to a certain window of time. This is not a No S requirement. However, one part of the article had an interesting observation:Researchers gave some of the time-restricted mice a respite on weekends, allowing them free access to high-fat meals for these two days. These mice had less fat mass and gained less weight than the mice given a freely available, high-fat diet the whole time. In ... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:59:31 EST Hello Hi. I was looking through teams, and saw this one. I read up on the NoS way of eating, and it makes so much sense. I have a tendency to way overthink things, and this is so simple and straightforward. I am a sugar "addict", if there is such a thing, and I have snacked and sugared my way to 100 excess pounds. It will be nice to have some friends to help me succeed. Thanks. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:43:52 EST the case against snacking On this thread, feel free to post links to any research, blogs or other posts supporting the wisdom of not snacking. <BR> <BR> For example: <link><BR>cking-weight-loss_b_2940998.html </link> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 23:30:32 EST Still a sensible plan I joined this team back in 2010 (my screen name was JANC319). I was even the team leader for a while. <BR> Life happened - work got more sressful, several family members were sick, etc. but, today, I am back. <BR> Here is my original introduction from 12/23/2010. It still says it all! <BR> <BR> I stumbled across the No S Diet after reading a post someplace here on SP and I found the No S website. Navigation of the site is a bit confusing, but the basics just seem to make perfect sense. <BR>... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:57:20 EST New to No S Hi my name is Cheri. I had bought the No S Diet book a few years ago. I might of tried to do it for about a week...but failed. Ate too much. I have problems with eating at night, which this will help with that on No S days. I plan to join this team so I will have accountability and help. I feel if I give this a chance and really apply the "rules" to my eating...I will have success. <BR> Any comments or tips are much welcomed. <BR> <BR> Thanks Glad to be here. Sat, 2 May 2015 14:48:09 EST bringing lunch to work ok, so I'm new to this diet and brand-new to this board, and i'm a classic over-thinker so if that's what I'm doing, please say so! :) <BR> <BR> I bring my lunch to work every day. I fill a tupperware with the foods I want warmed and that's all I have if it 's full <BR> But some days (like tomorrow) only the foods I want heated will be in there and there's plenty of room left. I put the cold items to the side. When I go to eat the lunch, should I add the cold items to the bowl so that they'r... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:56:32 EST New here Hi SP. I am in my third month of No S. I am a member on the No S board. Hi Oolala!! I am not new to SP. I lost some weight about 2 years ago, but have gained it all back. I stumbled on No S and thank God for that! I lost three lbs the first month but have maintained the last two. Even with a very long (6 weeks) vacation (sort of). I have struggled with a food disorder since I was 13 or so. It has been quite a journey!! I am in a good place with food but would like to loose about 40 lobs to b... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:21:26 EST Mar. 16-20, 2015 Not much success this week. Dealing with raging anxiety, the worst I've had in several years. Eating in response is not rational, I know, but anxiety isn't rational, either. However, I don't have the capacity for the overages that I used to. Thank you, years of moderate meals. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:40:09 EST N day success totals March, 2015 You can keep track of N days successes here on an ongoing basis, or do it on weekly threads and update periodically here. <BR> <BR> There are officially 22 N days in March. You can designate two more days to have S's per month, though there is no obligation to take them, and it is advised that they be reserved for truly special days and planned ahead for. These days are called NWS days. <BR> <BR> Thus, theoretically, you could have 100% compliance by succeeding on 20 weekdays in March. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 20:24:23 EST N day successes, Mar. 9-13, 2015 Keep track of the week here. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 20:18:48 EST Hi! I have just blogged in detail but to quickly introduce myself. I am on the NoS Diet, am binge free and intend to stay that way, and am waiting for the Beck Diet for Life (green book) to come. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=5888527 </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 08:11:44 EST N days successes, Mar. 2-6, 2015 See above. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:05:35 EST Previous Friends I know people move on, just like I dropped out for a year, but I was wondering if anybody has heard from ChristaSP? I enjoyed her blog and posts, but it appears they are gone. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:08:30 EST Weigh-in I like to weigh myself everyday. It doesn't bother me and I weigh in the morning and right before bed. I like to see the fluctuation in my weight each day because it always amazes me how much I can fluctuate. Anyway, my question is do you use a morning number or evening number to log as your daily weigh-in (if you do it daily)? I'm thinking I'll use the morning number because it's always lower! <em>334</em> But seriously, even though the number goes up during the day, the morning nu... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:42:07 EST New in Feb 2015 Hello all - I am a long time spark people person, who has had ups and downs over the years. It is frustrating to me that nothing seems to "stick" - but when I see people who have had success and kept it off, it motivates me. <BR> <BR> I know I need something I can live with in real life. I have a husband, two (grown) kids, and a moderate social life. I don't want to give up coffee or wine - I love them both. However I don't need to drink every night, so there's not a problem as far as ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:36:12 EST N day successes Feb 2 - 6, 2105 Post whether you were successful or what you learned on your N day plan this "week." Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:07:57 EST Did You Read A Team-Mates Blog Today? <em>248</em> .....Sure does help w/ team unity to encourage......... <em>220</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:12 EST The book For anyone wanting to by the book it is called "The No S Diet" by Reinhard Engels and Ben Kallen. It is available from Amazon, ebay and, according to the NoS Diet website, a lot of other places too. <BR> <BR> If you click on the spark team picture it will take you to the NoS website, and if you click on the website where it says Buy The Book it will take you to the book's Amazon page. <BR> <BR> There is a ton of info on the website so you really can start right now (I did!) <BR> <BR> <l... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:16:58 EST Did You Sweat Today? As in .............. what did you do for EXERCISE? <BR> Mine was: 45 min walking......... <em>311</em> <BR> 15 min T-Tapp isometrics and stretching........... <em>321</em> <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:02:28 EST Days on habit February, 2105 Keep track of your days on habit daily or post periodically. <BR> <BR> There are 20 N days in February. <BR> <BR> You are allowed to choose a maximum of two N days per month to have S's and still be compliant. These are best planned for, not spontaneous, and reserved for very Special occasions on which you would seriously miss out on joy by just sticking to your delicious three meals. <BR> <BR> There is no obligation to use those two extra days. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:49:59 EST N days successes Feb. 23-27, 2015 Strict moderation! Stick to your N day plan for the whole "week." <BR> <BR> Post your compliance here daily or Friday night/Saturday morning. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:44:45 EST N days successes Feb. 16-20, 2015 Strict moderation! Stick to your N day plan for the whole "week." <BR> <BR> Post your compliance here daily or Friday night/Saturday morning. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:44:02 EST N days successes Feb. 9-13, 2015 Strict moderation! Stick to your N day plan for the whole "week." <BR> <BR> Post your compliance here daily or Friday night/Saturday morning. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:42:56 EST N days successes Feb. 2-6, 2015 Oops! Another member made the same thread, so please use that one. thanks Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:41:21 EST N day successes Jan. 26-30, 2105 Strict moderation! Stick to your N day plan for the whole "week." <BR> <BR> Post your compliance here daily or Friday night/Saturday morning. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:19:14 EST Lose one pound a week in 2015! Okay this is a goal of mine! and if you want to join me, feel free to post about your progress! <BR> <BR> I am on track, I have lost 5.5 pounds so far in January Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:55:34 EST How are you doing on No S? Day 2 for me and no snacks, sweets or seconds so far. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:28:30 EST 21 day streak <em>249</em> I want to check in everyday, hope there are more people that would like to join this challenge with me. <em>306</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:12:54 EST New to the team... I have been reading about the No S diet. I'm wanting to start today. I've been on the low carb diet, and that is doing good, but I snack sometimes between meals. I know I really don't need the snacks but its there, so I eat. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:19:14 EST 55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You!! This is a spark article I read this true! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=55_things_the_scale_wont_tell_you </link> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:28:52 EST Keep coming back... Here I am again, join then quit, and come back again. In all reality I know No S is really the only way to go, as it is not about what you eat but how and when. Finding sanity is what I need. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:15:07 EST New to team <em>213</em> My name is Leanna <BR> <BR> This is my second day on the team. It appeals to me because of the simplicity. I got through my first two days just fine. I was afraid I might get a headache going longer between meals (no snacks). Luckily I was fine and look forward to giving this a try! It feels so strange to NOT track my food! <BR> <BR> WOW! My meals taste so gooood, now that I'm really hungry when I eat! I'm lovin' this process! Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:41:21 EST Snacking Btwn Meals May Increase Liver & Belly Fat Saw a blurb in a checkout magazine (First for Women, or Women's World, are my 2 favs) and they mentioned detoxing your liver. Most obese people have fatty livers; detoxing can greatly help the metabolism. The article said by doing this, you can rev your metabolism more than 100% <BR> <BR> By doing what, you ask? <BR> <BR> By doing the principles of the No S Diet! <BR> <BR> Researcher Mireille Serlie, MD PhD, did a study and found, without mentioning No S specifically, that those principl... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:39:41 EST Long time No-Sers - how long to make No-S a habit? Long time No-Sers - how long did it take you to feel that No-S was a well ingrained habit, and there was no more fighting with yourself on whether you will snack or eat sweets etc. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:24 EST Started No S Yesterday This is my second day on No S and so far so good! I feel so much better having this structure. I'm ready to be done with the insanity of trying to figure out how to eat. I'm doing this to restore order to my decades of disordered eating. I'm at a more-or-less normal weight right now and I walk quite a bit every day. I need the support and the structure. So grateful to have found No S. Also grateful to Oolala53 for her reviews on Amazon that led me to this plan. Thank you! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:10:31 EST Prevention agrees Came across this article on Prevention's website. Sounds like Reinhard could have written it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/weight-loss-meals-and-snacks </link> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:53:12 EST Do you Like Changes to Team Page? What do you think of the changes to the team page? I don't much like a couple of things. I miss seeing the blogs scrolling; that's the main way I kept in touch with team mates. And some of the posts that show up on the team wall are really old; on this team's page, the post below mine is over 1000 days old! That's pretty strange. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:13:32 EST Important facts about nutrition And for us no-s people, you will enjoy #6 Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:18:15 EST Lessons from the French Great article: <BR> <link><BR>ons-about-eating-we-can-learn.html </link> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:57:19 EST Newbie and a greeting Hello everyone, <BR> For the umpteenth time, I am joining another support group. I am a CHRONIC dieter and have abused my body terribly. I have suffered with eating disorders the majority of my life and also had gastric bypass surgery 15 years. I had the brutal kind that rearranged my stomach and bowel. I just turned 52 years old on the 10th of Feb and I am waving my white flag and surrending the madness that has been a part of my life since I was 14 yrs old. Yesterday, I cried tears o... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:33:06 EST Newbie and a greeting Hello everyone, <BR> For the umpteenth time, I am joining another support group. I am a CHRONIC dieter and have abused my body terribly. I have suffered with eating disorders the majority of my life and also had gastric bypass surgery 15 years ago. I had the brutal kind that rearranged my stomach and bowel. I just turned 52 years old on the 10th of Feb and I am waving my white flag and surrending the madness that has been a part of my life since I was 14 yrs old. Yesterday, I cried tea... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:20:44 EST Day 21! Went to the No S site to fill in my habitcal this morning. I am not religious about doing it daily. Anyway, just realized that today is day 21 for me! Yay!! From past experience I know that it takes WAY more than 21 days for me to develop a habit! But...21 days with no reds!! I am on my way!! :) Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:22:34 EST New And seeking motivation to get seriously back on course & looking for a food lifestyle that is attainable, sensible and that I can live with for the many years that I hope to have left on this earth. <BR> My name is Jineane and I live in western Canada, not far from Seattle (Yeah, Seahawks!!! - and I am NOT a football fan, but it was nice to see them win). I live with my almost 94 year old mother and my two furry kids (cats). And I seem to struggle with tracking my food, so this program/plan... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:44:59 EST My one year testimonial... 2/4/13 to present I have been wanting to do this for a while, really talk about my experiences with NoS and with dieting in general. <BR> <BR> Let me start by saying I have always had a problem with my weight, in as that i always perceived it as being too high even when it really wasn't. <BR> <BR> My first feelings that I needed to lose weight pretty much occurred in middle school/early high school. I went on a horrible calorie counting nightmare diet (1000 calories a day was too much) and went from 132-10... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:48:39 EST Fighting the Urge - Free e-book The Author Dr. Amy Johnson has given permission to share her book which really excited me..this is only 23 pages long!! Please check it out and share with your friends if you like! <BR> <BR> Per Author....My intention for this work is that it is widely shared with as many people as possible. Please feel free to reprint, publish, and share any part of this e-book with anyone who you think might benefit from it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2013/12/Fighting-th... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:30:18 EST Brain over Binge I have this book and found they have a website, there is some really good stuff on has helped me a lot as well as Oolala and No S to understand the whole process. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:32:54 EST Finding Sanity! Hi, all, <BR> Hope everyone is keeping warm :) - I have had the No S book lingering in my night table drawer for a couple of years - and now it is time. It feels like sanity! As a Baby Boomer, I remember the days of eating 3 meals, and snacks being small and planned for after school - Who else remembers being told "Dinner is in a couple of hours; you'll be fine!" And, when I think back, we were pretty uniformly of normal weight. <BR> <BR> I am a Lifetime member of WW; can't count Points a... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:15:44 EST Urge Surf Urge Surf <BR> <BR> Urge surfing is a technique that keeps you from giving in to spontaneous and unhealthy urges or cravings. Like all thoughts, urges don't last forever. They come and go, like a wave. Usually they last less than 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> When you urge surf, you learn to "surf your cravings." That means you observe the urge. You accept it for what it is. But you don't respond to it. <BR> <BR> Instead, notice how your body feels when the craving strikes. Then, pay attention to ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:39:25 EST Newbie here Hi! My name is Becky and I'm hoping to find support and encouragement to help me meet my weight loss goal. I've been on diets all my life and can't seem to find anything that has motivated me to have a permanent lifestyle change. This No S diet seems to be simple enough and a good place to start for me since sweets, snacking, and seconds are my norm. TIme to change all of that and get on with a healthier lifestyle. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:30:47 EST New to No S in 2014? Introduce yourself please :) Hi, welcome to No S. Please visit us often there are a lot of great people here that are willing to help :) Sat, 4 Jan 2014 06:03:28 EST No longer in use :) refer to No S Chime In Thought we should start a fresh thread for 2014! Hope everyone okay with it... <BR> <BR> Welcome 2014! Sat, 4 Jan 2014 05:47:26 EST New to the team not to No S HI all, <BR> I have been on spark forever, tried so many different things and found the only thing that helped me lose wt was a naturopath who put me on a no gluten, no sugar, no dairy and I followed it religiously for 3 months and did great, started eating strawberries ( I was allowed 1 c fruit a day) and gettting to too many I went slowly back to too much sugar. I also did fine till I started baking gf muffins with a touch of honey which she said was okay. But moderation, portion control a... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:42:03 EST Nutmeg I posted a blog today about Nutmeg on my SparkPage, and listed sources for all the info. <BR> <BR> I knew nutmeg was healthy but either was clueless or had forgotten all of it's benefits. I learned alot. Here are my favorite take-aways from the info in the blog. There are many other applications given in the blog, these are just the ones I like for me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Myristicin, Brain, Concentration, Memory, Alzheimers, Anxiety, Stress, Depression <BR> <BR> Nutmeg can effectively s... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 17:26:57 EST Lose 1 Pound Per Week by Jan 1st, 2015 Are you ready to reboot and lose weight in 2014? We're on a journey to learn what it takes in RL (real life) to lose a pound a week, the No S way, and journal it here to keep ourselves accountable. <BR> <BR> I did this in 2012 on this team, met my goal, and was very successful. <BR> <BR> Who wants to join us? You can join us anytime. <BR> <BR> Simply reply to sign up. You can sign up anytime. <BR> <BR> And tell us how you plan to do it; be specific, what will you change? What time... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:45:01 EST Hour Commitment Hi all. I saw this idea on the board of another team (thanks Jol!) and thought it might be a really good way to help control my evenings, which is when I seem to stumble with the 'No S'. <BR> <BR> I hope that the Living Binge Free team doesn't mind my blatant theft of their idea. I'm doing this just for me, but anyone is free to post if they think it will help. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:47:34 EST Simple Poem that May Hit Home "Thanks Oolala" Poem that Oolala shared on another post, so right on with what we are trying to do. <BR> <BR> “I walk down the street. <BR> There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. <BR> I fall in. <BR> I am lost... I am helpless. <BR> It isn't my fault. <BR> It takes forever to find a way out. <BR> <BR> I walk down the same street. <BR> There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. <BR> I pretend I don't see it. <BR> I fall in again. <BR> I can't believe I am in the same place. <BR> But, it isn't my fault. <BR> It st... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:41:50 EST Motivation Goal Board on Start Page I went and changed ALL of my goals on the motivation board to a lot of No S little quotes or things I've made up to encourage me to stick to No S. <BR> <BR> What are some of your motivations? Maybe post one or some here..others might find them inspiring and use you get 5 points... <BR> <BR> I have one that Oolala posted to me: <BR> <BR> 'You CAN face this down, Deb" in relations to my binging on the weekends... <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:43:39 EST Let's have fun! K, my other idea of a Panic button didn't seem to be what we might need seeing we are fully sharing on the general discussions.. <BR> <BR> So how about a let's have fun? <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 06:10:19 EST Obsessive thoughts! I posted this to the No S site and the reply from a fellow No Srrr: <BR> <BR> Me: <BR> K, I was wondering how long does it takes to stop thinking of No S all day..kind of feels like I'm on a diet...I'm almost done with the book and I'm on two sites..thinking No S ALL day long, among others things as well. <BR> <BR> Maybe I'm just an obsessive compulsive thinker...Brain stop please <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> I've only been back since 12/ second weekend in.. <BR> <BR> Helenaz123 re... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 05:01:18 EST A desire to eat is often NOT hunger To jump off of a point that OOLALA just made, so IF that feeling or desire to eat isn't hunger THEN what is it really? <BR> <BR> ACTION ITEM: The next time you find yourself 'needing' something to eat in between meals or a little extra beyond the one plate before or after a meal, STOP, THINK and then come to this topic to post your answer to as to what the hungry feeling really is. <BR> <BR> "I don't know" is an acceptable answer in the moment if it assists you in realizing that whatever I... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:32:36 EST Thursday's Attempt I am needy, so you are going to see some blatant attempts to garner support for a time. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I fixed sausage for our breakfast, with whole wheat bread and butter. Upon waking, I did my bathroom routine, started the sausage, cleaned up the kitchen, put dishes away, folded laundry, and basically kept busy while cooking the sausage. By the time it was cooked, I was actually hungry for breakfast and we all ate together. <BR> <BR> I am satisfied, I really could eat more bu... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:48:34 EST breakfast I am struggling with wanting to eat breakfast. I just don't feel like eating, but then I start craving unhealthy foods like sugar because I haven't eaten. Also,y hubby has been making eggs for himself in the morning and the smell is awful to wake up to. I like eggs, but waking up to that odor is contributing to my lack of appetite. Any ideas? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:57:36 EST Hi who is still active on team-raise your hand :) <em>524</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 05:10:33 EST Inspirational Quotes Hi everyone, so I thought I would share over the next 101 days a motivational quote from a book that I have. Please feel free to comment, or add any of your own. <BR> <BR> #1 - I accept my ideal habits as my coming reality! <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 09:35:43 EST Another newbie! HI! I just joined Sparkpeople. I have heard of the No S Diet and I am willing to give it a go. The big 40 is getting close ( at the end of next month ) and I am willing to try anything, not only to get my weight down but to look good and feel great too. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:45:44 EST The most difficult time of day for you? I am on week one of the No S diet. The most difficult time of day for me is that period between lunch and dinner. Is this true for anyone else? Brushing my teeth, reading, nothing helps. I just want to EAT!!! <BR> <BR> Did anyone else go through this when starting? What is your most difficult time of day? Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:38:20 EST Palm Hitting Forehead I stumbled on the "No S Diet" webpage today! How satisfingly simple! I am excited to dig into this some more. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 17:42:14 EST re-post: 56,000,000 Italians can't be wrong This post was originally sent out through "Spark Mail" messages by OOLALA53. I re-post it here in order to give a place for discussion in case anyone is interested. <BR> <BR> The population of Italy is about 61,000, 000 people. The obesity rate there is 8.5%. That means the eating habits of Italy keep the rate of obesity as low as many poor African nations with food scarcity. This is quite an accomplishment in a country where food is plentiful and the people revere it. They love anticipating... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:25:34 EST Hi New to this team Hi my name is Cheri and I have been a "dieter" for wow 20 years...since birth of my first son. yow. I have tried EVERYTHING....bought almost every weight loss book....tried almost every supplement....bought every weekly Women's World for the newest diet. Been on sparkpeople on and off since 2008. I am soooo digusted with counting calories, tracking points, measuring foods, limiting carbs, watching fat grams, not eating this or that, staying completely away from sugar,the list goes on and ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:53:15 EST A few questions... First is: <BR> How do you handle it getting enough fruit-intake? <BR> This is what i really miss. Esp. in those hot summer-days. <BR> I now have some fruit after dinner (my three course Menu ;-)) but i thing its not enough. <BR> Yesterday i had a late-nite snacking with 5 grapes i picked up while passing. <BR> <BR> 2.nd question: <BR> I´m redoing Becks. She suggests to write down everything i eat (as does Spark). <BR> But i think its rather contraproductive to NoS. And to my situation, count... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 04:26:55 EST Ready to get serious! Hi all! I am to the point that I am ready to get serious and give the No S Diet and honest try. I have seen others have success with it. I want that too. I just want slow steady weight loss and to get my sanity back <em>100</em> . Counting every bite I take makes me crazy. I hope I can do this. Thanks! <BR> Michelle Mon, 8 Jul 2013 03:07:01 EST Still a bit confused about beverages... I'm still a bit confused about beverages, bacause I feel they could fall into a sweet category or perhaps be counted as a snack? How do you treat beverages? What beverages do you leave for s-days only? <BR> <BR> I have coffee & every now and then, and that is usually it, but yesterday I had watermelon juice which I don't usually do, and I just counted it as a beverage, nothing else. <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> For those doing glass ceiling, do you limit this to your s-days only? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:23:02 EST Is breakfast/l unch/dinner simillar sized meals ? I don't mean extra rules made, I'm wondering if your meals end up being similar sizes (because sticking with 1 plate)? Usually my lunch is bigger than my dinner or my breakfast meals. <BR> <BR> Do you try to keep your breakfast, lunch and dinner similar sized meals? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:03:15 EST Changing my S-day!. Should I? I'm considering changing my S-days to Friday and Saturday instead of Saturday and Sunday. This is because most Friday evenings I will go out for dinner with my boyfriend and/or friends because that is when we all finish our work week. <BR> <BR> In China the dishes are all shared which makes it impossible to stick to one physical plate. I don't like having to do virtual plating on n-days so I would rather just make this an S-day. Saturday is also a social day for me. <BR> <BR> Sunday, howe... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:24:12 EST How much to eat if you eat three meals. I just read an article Oolala posted about in her blog: <BR> <link> -meals-day-may-be-better-w eight-loss-grazing-6C10423982 </link> <BR> <BR> It makes me wonder about how to know ho w much to eat if you eat ('only') three meals. If I were to simply cut out the snacks I now have, I'd be very hungry. I've been thinking about this for a while already. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts / advice? Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:40:31 EST Weird Scheduling Hi! <BR> I'm REALLY having trouble figuring out how to do 3 meals with my crazy schedule (which includes a necessary nap most days). <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be much appreciated! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> Mari Sun, 26 May 2013 14:43:15 EST New Hi I just wanted to introduce myself. I have been on and off no s for a few months now but am finally ready to commit as I no longer want to count calories, have foods off limits etc. my biggest problem the other times was the scale so this time I'm going to try stay off for at least a month. Not looking to lose weight at this stage just maintain and stop my binge eating. Looking forward to getting to know you all Sat, 18 May 2013 18:39:59 EST 'update' and doing (just) one rule Just wanted to share that I'm thinking about the No S Diet and that I've adopted ONE part of the rules... (It's okay to laugh at me.... My reasoning right now is that my main goal is to 'normalize' my eating since I'm having binges. Any step in that direction is good, I believe.). <BR> <BR> That one part is to not have second helpings at supper (the evening meal). This was the time I would usually overeat, getting more food than I needed and feeling full and unpleasant afterwards. <BR> <B... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:51:05 EST New I'd joined this team and then left and now I joined again. At first I thought it was no use for me to EVER try ANY kind of diet again but I keep hearing about the No S diet and I keep wondering about it, so here I am. I am also very amused by the style of the author, his choice of words. And the 'common sense' of this attracts me also. <BR> <BR> The idea of not snacking and not having seconds actually SCARES me, sort of. <BR> Still I do like it. As an idea. (grin). So far. <BR> <BR> Not ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:29:23 EST Hello! Hi! I happened on the No-S diet by lazily following a link in someone's comment on a Spark Article about overeating. After I laughed through the info on the web-site, and finding myself agreeing with it all, I was on-board for sure! <BR> <BR> Today is day two for me. It was nice, though kind of odd, to start on an 's' day. <BR> <BR> It is funny how nervous it makes me to commit to 'only' eat three plates of food in a day. A good examination of why I eat, as well, since obviously most ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:50:56 EST New...Again! Hello! My name is Leanna and I was a member of the No S team several months ago, but needed to take a break in order to focus on other issues pressing at the time. Today I am rejoining because I believe in the No S lifestyle as a manageable way of life that is both healthy and liberating. Plus, I really grew to like its members! <BR> <BR> During my hiatus from SP, I discovered that my own path to being as healthy as possible (yet still human, still fallible, and still enjoying life's gifts)... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:46:15 EST Did the shovelglove Have any of you done this yet? I did this morning. WOW! I broke a sweat within a few minutes of the shoveling routine. Was even feeling it in my legs! And I am not "that" out of shape. Here in the cold state of Mane I do allot of firewood, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. It takes me a good 15 minutes on the treadmill at a fast pace to break a sweat. If you haven't tried this I highly recommend it. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:21:33 EST 3rd day / doing good haven't had much of a problem doing the NO S so far. Tummy making some noises in between meals. Been logging my cals and staying well within my range. Picking up a sledgehammer tonight so I can start the 14 minutes of shovelglove. I asked on the NO S site and have had no answer so I will ask here. How does one record the activity of the shovelglove? How many calories are being burned? I tried to record it as shoveling snow and chopping wood and spark claims it's hardly any calories bei... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:30:23 EST New and hopeful! I posted this "hello" on the NO S Diet site and thought I would use it here as well. <BR> <BR> I thought about doing this a while ago. Started this way of eating. A couple of weeks into it my friend convinced me to start WW. History on me first-- <BR> 3 years ago I quit smoking. Gained 25 pounds so fast it was mind blowing. I truly didn't know someone could gain weight that fast. I have been the last 2 1/2 years trying to lose it. I started low carbing. Was losing in good shape but it wasn'... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:23:29 EST New to the team Just joined Sparkpeople. Liking it so far. I have heard of the No S diet and though I would like to give it a go. Hopefully I will find some support and motivation through this team. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:21:52 EST links to the No S site Not sure anyone here is in the same boat this woman was when she first started, but it's a good testimonial. I like especially how she didn't quit after a few weeks or even months, but also waited until she had several months in before she altered much. Get the foundation going first. <BR> <BR> BTW, "fence around the diet" is an adaptation of a Jewish attitude that Reinhard likes to use. "Fence around the law" means if there is anything you are considering doing that you are worrying about,... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:41:38 EST New to No S Hello everyone! I have heard a lot of good things about No S from friends who have done well with it. I'm hoping that it will help me. I've been trying to lose weight seriously for 3 years now. I have lost and gained the same 10 pounds over and over again. I am pre-diabetic and I have chronic pain problems. I've actually started cutting out snacks recently. I've lost a pound but of course since I've lost and gained the same ten pounds over and over, I don't know if it is more of the sa... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:19:40 EST Christmas at the Food Court Here's my Christmas gift to you. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Merry <em>445</em> Christmas <em>460</em> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:50:47 EST Going from Sugar-Free to No S I've been (mostly) sugar free for a couple years now, and it helped me overcome all my crazy compulsive eating behaviours. It really helped change my life. <BR> <BR> At first when I had sugar on special occasions I would over indulge and take a week to recover. But over time I can see improvement in my self control, though I still have a battle ahead there is a noticeable change. The No S system seems like the perfect tool to help me find a "normal" approach to sweets. <BR> <BR> I found t... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 01:05:18 EST Is No S Compatible With Really Tough Workouts? This may sound really silly, but do you guys think that you can do really hardcore workouts and still eat the No S way? I'm thinking of upping the ante a bit in terms of working out. Like maybe some Jillian Michaels or P90X or something like that. My main question is whether or not No S provides enough fuel for tough workouts, or would I have to eat more often? Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:32:05 EST No S makes so much sense! I am starting no S tomorrow and I am looking forward to it. I was looking online for advice on learning to eat moderately. I don't want to count calories, and I don't want to keep overeating. <BR> <BR> So here we go! I have 50 pounds to lose but I think of it in chunks (since it is chunks, LOL). I weigh 200 lbs right now, will feel more relaxed at 180, would love to see 170 again and really should weigh 150. <BR> <BR> This plan makes so much sense! Fri, 23 Nov 2012 01:18:16 EST Having trouble with VIRTUAL PLATING!:( I recently moved to China and we eat out at restaurants everyday because it isn't very expensive. However, it is very common that you get a tiny little bowl and serve yourself bits at a time... rarely a whole meal in one bowl. Or I may get a small rice bowl, and a stir fry plate. <BR> <BR> I put everything on the one plate when I can, but I cannot always do this, so I find myself virtual plating,.. <BR> <BR> Any tips? <BR> <BR> Thankyou Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:39:57 EST What do you eat in a typical day? HI all, <BR> <BR> I was just wondering what most of you eat on a typical N day? What keeps you satisfied? <BR> <BR> Katrina Fri, 9 Nov 2012 18:57:45 EST Hello!! A couple of years ago, I came across the No S Diet book at a Barnes & Noble. Intrigued, I picked it up, skimmed it, and resolved to give it a shot. I didn't stick with it though. The timing wasn't right, and I kept falling of the wagon. Well, the days of half-hearted attempts are over! Weight wise, I am now in the obese category. I don't look good, I don't feel good, and now I'm going to change it! This plan, to me, makes the most sense. Looking forward to getting to know everyone here. Spark... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 23:35:39 EST New & I'm a mess! Well.....I feel like I'm a mess anyways. I started No S three weeks ago and I have gained 6 pounds!!!!! I have been strict. The only thing I allow differently on the weekends is desserts. I went to the NO S way of eating from Low Carb. I have been eating very Low Carb for about a year. Only lost 10 pounds in that time and now have gained 6 of them back in three weeks. VERY discouraged. I switched to NO S because this seems to be a sane way of eating and something I could stick with. ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 06:49:37 EST My 1st week of No S Diet I started on Saturday and it went really well over the weekend. I kept to moderation on the snacks. Was quiet pleased with myself. <BR> <BR> Today is my 3rd day and I think I just . I had porridge for breakfast at 7:30am this morning ( which filled me up ) and I just had a fruit scone with butter ( no jam or cream ) as a snack. Does it count? <BR> <BR> They say it takes 21 days to break a habit. I know I can do this. I just have to work harder and lots of will power.. <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:14:55 EST Hi! Newbie here. Just joined. <BR> <BR> My doctor put me on a similar plan to No S Diet apart from,( if I am hungry ) in the morning and afternoon I am allowed a piece of fruit and I am also allowed supper ( a bowl of cereal with no sugar, if I'm hungry ). Also he suggested doing 1 hour of exercises every day. I walk our dog everyday. So I am ok with the exercises. <BR> <BR> I am having a friend over tonight and we are going to have cake and tea. So for the NO S Diet I am starting it on Satur... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:41:31 EST more support for simple habit change American Health magazine reported in 1990 that successful weight losers (minimum 10% loss maintained for at least three years) used cutting out snacks and desserts, and cutting down on intake overall as the two most common strategies. Only 1% used diet books. That about represents the data on 100 years of the failures of specific diets to teach people to change their habits permanently. <BR> <BR> Oh, because the data was so old I googled the topic and found a 2009 article that gave similar ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:41:51 EST Hello all, Strawberry Roan here and there! Hi, have been a No S forum member since 09, had to rejoin in 2010 due to some glitch. Started at about 160 pounds, lost quickly down to 132 which was way too much. I am 5"4" (or 5" depending on who measures) but have exercised my enitre life so I do have a lot of muslce structure. I am 63 years old and any weight loss shows up on my face, neck, etc. first which is not terribly attractive, makes me look gaunt. <BR> <BR> When I rejoined in 2010, I had gained back to 158 which was too much, my... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:10:19 EST Anyone eating 2 meals a day? Anyone doing 2 instead of 3 meals? Are we specifically supposed to be doing 3 meals (when it says no snack..) Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:22:49 EST Newbie I'm a Very overweight woman that has to get control of her eating and get the weight off. <BR> Been trying for a number of years and it's only lately that I seem to be getting anywhere. <BR> I have 50 lbs left to lose of the 60 lb goal. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:21:11 EST 1st Successful No-S Weekend I finally made it through a weekend of eating in moderation without binging!! I feel so good! I have now officially gone 8 days without binging. <BR> <BR> On Friday we went to a movie and then dinner. I abstained from popcorn at the movie, had a delicious and savory dinner with no dessert. <BR> On Saturday we had the Jason's Deli salad bar and I got a moderate sized soft serve ice cream cone for dessert. <BR> And on Sunday I had an amazing burger with sweet potato fries for lunch and a few b... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:49:03 EST Free Downloadable Menu Planners This one is sooooooo good . . . <BR> <BR> Grocery Shopping List with Meal Plan <BR> <link><BR>loads/2010/10/grocery_list_menu.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This one is sooooooo beautiful for Fall . . . <BR> <BR> Pretty fall menu planners and matching grocery lists <BR> <link><BR>-menu-planners-downloadable </link> <BR> There are 3 sets of designs: leaves, apples, & cornucopia. <BR> <BR> <BR> Free Meal Planne... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:17:17 EST 3rd week of No S I just finished up my 3rd week of No S and I think I'm getting the hang of it. I haven't binged since last Sunday... but even that wasn't an "epic" binge and it was at least an S day so I didn't get all suicidal over it. This is the first week I've been able to successfully abstain from sweets and snacks without any difficulty. The three meals are working well for me. I'm eating foods I really enjoy! Though I've found I don't need as much food to keep me going as I originally thought. The fir... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:49:12 EST Hi I am new I was just wondering if Crystal light lemonade was on the list for sugars? Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:42:49 EST hello new to the group Hello just wanted to introduce myself Im new to this group, I have been struggling with my weight most of my life. i have tried every diet with restrictions , calculations etccc.... honestly just tired of it all. I have had the Nos diet book in my closet for years . not taking it seriously because i guess of it simplicity and i figured you can possibly loose weight off eating whatever you want. i know yes the sugar part is very bad, but any way im gonna finally give it a try starting tomorr... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:48:33 EST Calorie counting can only lead down the wrong path Consider this article: <BR> <link><BR>-infographic/ </link> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:46:20 EST Sushi- My Challenge For Today People are often surprised when I tell them one of my favorite comfort foods is sushi. I LOVE sushi! But it's not often thought of as a comfort food. But oh... it's so good. I love it! And I like the real stuff, too. Not the deep fried stuff wrapped in rice and drenched in sugary sauce with deep fried crunchies on top. I like the raw sushi, sashimi, rainbow rolls, with lots of veggies, etc. <BR> But even the real stuff is still not low in calories. I can eat A LOT of sushi. I've been known to... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:25:33 EST Is No S for chronic bingers? After many years of success in very restricted food programs, I've returned to frequent bingeing. I've been programmed to believe that the only way to control this behavior is by weighing my food and avoiding any foods that could trigger a binge. Unfortunately, now-a-days, just about anything can be a trigger. I haven't had sugar, sugar substitutes, or flour in many years, but I can binge on just about anything, ie. dairy, nuts, rice cakes, even oat bran. I don't really consider myself an... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:03:33 EST Beverages I've survived the first couple of days here by drinking flavored water between meals. Are there any other beverages that help you all get through the tough spots? I don't like coffee, or tea unless it's heavily sweetened, so I'm looking for other options. I love milk, and I do drink a lot of water every day. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:53:44 EST Can Dieting Actually Make You Fat?? It sure did make me put on pounds...just when the diet brought me to my goal weight LOL!! <BR> What do you think of this article? <BR> <link><BR>/07/the-biggest-modern-health-danger.html </link> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:20:06 EST I hate counting calories! Seriously. The whole idea of tracking everything I eat every day for the rest of my life has always depressed me. When I saw this diet, I thought 'Yay! No counting!'. Of course I only just discovered the thing tonight, but I really like the whole idea of not giving up sweets and snacks completely. I can still have them on the S days, right? Now I just have to work out some solid meal-planning for my breakfasts and lunches at work so that I can get through the day successfully, and then ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 01:55:31 EST Snacks Some of my favorite snack foods are fruit and yogurt. I'm not too thrilled about giving these up during the week. So what are my options? What do you do about stuff like that? Just add them to your meal? Sat, 8 Sep 2012 08:57:13 EST 21 day streak #4 This is starting to be quite a learning experience; care to continue? or to start? Sat, 8 Sep 2012 08:52:37 EST Counting Calories I was going to ask if you all still count calories but after posting the original question, I found the answer as I looked through the group at other posts. Since I don't know how to delete posts... this one remains. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 00:45:03 EST Marie is new to group! HI everyone! I'm in the process of working to overcome a life-long binge eating disorder. At first I scoffed at the notion of trying YET ANOTHER diet, but as I've done research I now see that it's more about behavior modification which is exactly what I need! So I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and joining in on some of the discussions. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 00:43:39 EST Weighing Yourself Does anybody weigh themselves regularly? I use to not because the number just puts me in a mood sometimes. Now I'm learning to weigh myself regularly as a way to check. But I can't seem to do it without taking it personally. I step on the scale not really wanting to. I look down at the number tentatively, not really wanting to. Since I have a digital scale I have to wait a few seconds and it feels something like a jack-in-the box waiting for the number to pop up. Then it kills me to se... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:11:10 EST Thinking about making the leap Hi all. My name is Periwinkle, and I've been on Spark since March. I've been successful at losing almost 60 pounds now. I have another 12 pounds to go. I found the No S site via Oolala, who posts on the At Goal and Maintaining Team. I am thinking about using No S as my maintenance plan. I have put a lot of thought into _what_ to eat, but No S seems to solve the _when_ and _how_ questions. I think I do better with "rules"--the more automated are these decisions, the better. I just finished Mi... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:16:06 EST Approaching 50 & not healthy! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been searching Leptin for the past few days here on Sparkpeople but kept getting the Dr Kruse Leptin/Paleo team which is a little too restrictive for me. I finally searched Leptin Diet found the No S Diet team and think I found a home! <BR> <BR> I'll be 50 in December, exactly 17 weeks from today! My dad died at age 60 from congestive heart failure. He was well over 300 pounds, had diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. I realize if I don't change I'll be in the ... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:19:26 EST 21 days streak #3 Are you ready for a new cycle? <BR> I am, as it is really helping, <BR> Hope to meet you here, <BR> <BR> Rachel Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:38:48 EST no sweets as first goal i am having trouble doing all of the "s" at once.. so i decided to work on my worst habit.. which is snacking; and specifically after dinner snacking, which often leads to a binge... usually about 2 nights a week.. <BR> <BR> it was suggested to me to try getting the sweets under control first, and this might reduce and/or help eliminate the snacking <BR> <BR> i would be willing to give this a shot, but i fear that my nightime eating will escalate even more if i quit focusing on stopping nig... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:52:58 EST Hi! New to the team and new to the diet. I heard so much about the No S Diet and thought I would give it a go. However we our going away on Wednesday for a week so, I will be starting then. Can anyone give me advice? Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:01:13 EST I have added another 4 'S's to avoid as well as No snacks, no sweets, no seconds I am also adding: <BR> No soy (tofu, soy milk etc, because I always eat too much of it <BR> No sushi (because I can eat A LOT of sushi <BR> No spagetti (including pasta, noodles etc) <BR> No sandwiches <BR> <BR> (I can eat any of these on 's' days though) <BR> <BR> I have added these because these are the foods I eat too much of, and only being allowed 3 meals a day means I should save those for dishes full of veggies etc.... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 01:04:24 EST 21 day streak #2 Hi everyone, <BR> i am starting a new 21 day streak, jump in when you are ready! <BR> happy to meet you here. <BR> Rachel Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:53:37 EST New to No S but not Spark Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm on my 7th week of No-S - have used Sparkpeople in the past with some success but only here for the message boards for the most part. I also have joined Reinhard's forum and I like the Habitcal calendar for simple "did I do it or not?" success and fail days. <BR> <BR> So far, I've lost 3 pounds. Hopefully I am on the right track - my first month resulted in no pounds lost (maybe, maybe 1/2 pound but not enough to change 171 to anything else). I've tried to get bac... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:09:29 EST Hello Hi everyone. I've joined this team because my plan almost but not quite fits with No S. I'm having a meal replacement bar for my breakfast and lunch which I realise is technically a sweet, but I am trying to stick to three meals a day with no snacks. I can see No S being something I would like to do properly in the future once I'm finished with my meal replacement bars. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:45:13 EST Aiming for 10-days I've been a member of this team and have been on and off about trying and sticking to the No S Diet and it's difficult. I get sidelined easily by snacking and one in awhile going back for seconds. <BR> <BR> This time I am aiming for 10-days of No snacking, No seconds and no sweets. <BR> <BR> I made it through yesterday well. 9 more days to go. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 15:13:18 EST 21 day streak Hello, <BR> i have been following the noS diet for a while now.I don't eat between meals anymore,and eat less sweets . <BR> For me this is the way to go; however, i have been too lax about the habits lately and need to be more diciplined. <BR> This 21 day streak could help to be more accountable. <BR> <BR> I will focus on following the principles for 3 weeks .: noS during the week some Ss during the weeek-end. <BR> I will just add to my first post with "success" or "oops" every day for 21... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 09:44:31 EST Hi!!1 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SP or No S, but returning after a long span of the diet-binge cycle. I'm tired of counting calories, cutting out foods, and feeling fat from binges. I want to break free!! I'm working on accepting WHO I am, not just the body I reside in. Eventually I'd like to lose 10-20 lbs, but really I just want to stop binging, and lose that water-jiggle I have each morning. <BR> <BR> Hugs Tue, 3 Jul 2012 18:16:30 EST Italian and Ayurvedic support for No S Here are a couple of articles to help balance the onslaught of advice on multiple meals. But don't get too caught up in this stuff, either. Reinhard's recommendation would be to eat your meals, record your success, and forget about it. Too much else to do! Get into all that other stuff, i.e., work, relationships, interests, talents, contributions, relaxation, etc. <BR> <BR><BR>t-permanently-ayurveda <BR> <BR><... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:26:43 EST Tired of bouncing back and forth. Hi everyone- New to this SP Team, but not new to No S... I gave it a shot earlier this year after OOLALA53 left a comment on an Amazon book review I wrote. Pretty random, but I'm glad she mentioned No S and I'm glad I decided to research it a bit, instead of writing it off. <BR> <BR> While I found success with the plan initially, I panicked when the numbers on the scale stopped going down (only about a month or so) and quickly went back to the familiar cycle of calorie-counting, binging and ... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:00:39 EST Difficult weekend So disappointed with myself. I tried to have an S day this past weekend and it ended up to be an eat-a-thon on Sat. and Sunday. My first inclination was to just say "this doesn't work for me, I quit" just like with so many diets. I'm reminding myself today that this is not a "diet" and I can't really blow it unless I give up. Back to 3 healthy meals today but I have a food hangover so it isn't easy. I'm trying, though! Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:56:21 EST No S Veteran, but still have slip ups. Hi, team! I was SO excited to find this team on Sparkpeople! I have been a member of the No S community for nearly two years. I have successfully maintained my weight as being somewhere between 140 and 150 (5'3"), but would like to keep losing. My goal range is between 115 and 125. That's why I decided to combine sparkpeople and No S to help achieve my goals. I also try to use common sense and eat more veggies, fruit, and good stuff than the not-so-good-stuff that I could potentially eat with... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:43:17 EST Just had to share this... This is just in this morning from a newsletter I subscribe to: <BR> <BR> The following is a clip from an email newsletter from Spiritual Wealth [] 5-25-2012 <BR> <BR> Our generation is among the first people in history to have the luxury of bombarding ourselves with low-cost, nutrient-deficient, high-calorie food. Mix in a sedentary lifestyle and the result is not only a reduced quality of life but a budding health-care crisis. According to the National In... Fri, 25 May 2012 15:14:23 EST Food Tracking I'm just curious to know whether anyone besides me is having a hard time NOT tracking their food? I'm very new to The No S way of eating, but am uneasy about letting go of tracking as I am afraid my caloric intake will be so high that I won't lose weight. Ironically, I am so SICK of tracking every morsel...that is why I was attracted to No S to begin with! Mon, 21 May 2012 21:39:29 EST Average Food Cost vs. Real Food Cost I love this kind of thinking. I also like to factor in the medical costs of eating poorly* and the accompanying physical limitations that come from chronic disease. <BR> <link><BR>od-economics-101-real-food-vs-average-<BR>food-budgets/# </link> <BR> <BR> *By the way, those medical costs are being paid for by everybody whether they are healthy or not through taxes and high insurance rates. Mon, 21 May 2012 14:46:35 EST Question on the NO S Diet. I would like to know if would be ok to eat a healthy snack in between each meal.? I don't want to overdo it. for I have got an overactive thyroid which makes me sometimes want to eat more or drink more. Thu, 17 May 2012 10:38:22 EST Starting again... on Monday. Just posted about this on my spark page. If I do a red day ( hopefully not ) I will walk an extra mile. Thu, 17 May 2012 09:41:12 EST Starting over I've had enough, I'm starting over. Clean slate starting today. I did great my first round of No S from April 6 to April 29 and then I fell apart. My weekend eating wasn't great, and I can't say that I have the most nutritious meals even though I do manage to fit them on one plate so I'm going to try to improve on those. I'm sick of feeling and looking like crap (in my mind). I took "before" pictures of myself over the weekend, hoping they will remind of my goals. I've also made a list o... Mon, 14 May 2012 13:36:42 EST Hi there, on week 3 and loving it Hi there, <BR> I found the No S Diet Book at a book store a few weeks ago, and I read it and it just MAKES sense to me. I can remember a time, when I didn't snack and weighed so much less. I have had a few days that I have wanted to snack, but since I've seen a weight loss of 5 pounds, my motivation is changing to enjoying being a bit hungry by the time the next meal comes. Mon, 7 May 2012 22:51:43 EST Hello! New to the team. Am I understanding right that the No S diet means no snacks at all during the week only at weekends and Special Days? <BR> <BR> I have also taken up on the challenge starting today and so far so good. Wed, 2 May 2012 07:24:08 EST No S...getting serious OK I'm done playing around. I really want to committ to doing the NO S thing. But...I want to just follow the rules....keep it as simple as possible (I mean isn't that the whole point of NO S). <BR> <BR> As a dieter for many years, I tend to obsess over whatever "diet" I'm on and this always defeats me...I make it way too complicated. Trying to figure out how to get around the rules without it really being considered cheating. This probably sounds a bit crazy's how I roll. <... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:45:00 EST Why are so many struggling with weight issues? <link><BR>feature=autoplay&list=PLB9BC165392E146<BR>AC&lf=plpp_video&playnext=4 </link> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 17:35:51 EST Eating out on No S Going out to eat tonight for the first time since starting No S a week ago and just want to make sure I have the right idea. We're going out for Mexican so as long as I stay away from the chips and salsa and just stick to my entree, that is one plate, right? I know I'm going to eat more than I normally would at home, but I'm not stressing. No S has really helped cut down on how often I eat out. Yay! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:04:03 EST Do YOU drink any of these health-b attering liquid I sure hope not, but if so... <BR> Re-think your drink! <BR> <link><BR>-your-drink/ </link> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:21:26 EST New and starting tomorrow Just found out about the No S Diet through a post someone made on another team page. I got on the web page and bought the ebook immediately. I'm hoping this will work for me because lately nothing has. A little worried I'll binge on the S days so really glad I found this team. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:41:21 EST Hi! Hi, I am new to the team, but really like the philosophy here. I am just trying to figure out how to tweak it a bit b/c of insulin resistance. I saw on R. Engels No S Diet that there are some exceptions if you have a Drs. note <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> I also saw that he does not like artificial sweeteners,and seems to only recommend water between meals...what is the teams wisdom re:tea and coffee between meals...sweeteners/milk/cream? <BR> <BR> Any wisdom out there from the team re: insulin... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:42:12 EST Starting out Slowly I am just wondering if anyone else slowly implemented the NoS. Right now my focus is on no seconds and no snacks. I am allowing myself one piece of chocolate or other small sweet in the evening. I figure in the next month or two I will slowly wean that out. <BR> <BR> I am praying that this will help with the urge to binge all weekend on sweet stuff. If I know I can have one hershey's kiss or dove chocolate with a glass of milk before bed. It makes me feel relaxed, like I can really do ... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:31:22 EST Starting No S tomorrow. Nervous! Hi! I don't know why I am nervous... Maybe it's because I feel like No S is the last house on the block for me. I just discovered it after trying so many other diets. I lost weight, but I couldn't keep it off. South Beach - had to avoid certain foods like fruit and cereal but don't have to weigh/count. Weight Watchers - it gets to be such a drag counting points but you can eat anything. Atkins - I can't even try to do that again... <BR> <BR> What's funny is that, as a teenager, I nev... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 23:56:36 EST Hi <BR> <BR> I'm Rose I'm married and havetwo2 teen age boys. I went to the doctors the other day for a basic physical and I'm considered obese. I knew I was over weight but having a Doctor say I'm obese really hit a nerve. It's like how did I go from fat to obese. I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. <BR> I'm starting the No S Diet today. I just started reading the book yesterday. When I think back to when I was a kid/teen/young adult the No s was the way I ate and had no weight problem. I ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:24:20 EST Goodie for the first correct answer What "exercise" is this? <BR> Bend, reach, scrub <BR> Repeat as many times as needed <BR> <em>41</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:02:02 EST April Habit Calendar Challenge Let's do a Habit Calendar Challenge! No S is all about creating a habit, I have found that using a calendar that you can see on a daily basis really helps to keep you true to the No S Principles. <BR> <BR> 1. Read about The Habit Calendar, what it is, why we're doing this, why Reinhard recommends it, how we plan to do it, etc. on this thread: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=15238x33739<BR>x39060851 </link> <BR> <BR> 2. Get a calendar, sticke... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:59:01 EST Just Starting NoS - scared HI everyone. I am Carrie. I am now Mama to 6 little ones but have not changed my screen name. Anyway, I have been losing weight calorie counting but I do not enjoy it and even with calorie counting I justify over eating just because I will still be in my calorie budget. <BR> <BR> This was my first day of no S. I made it through and only at 3 meals but they were big meals. When I put what I ate in SP it was way over my calorie budget. I am scared I will gain weight. <BR> <BR> Right now... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:14:07 EST What do No S'ers eat for breakfast? Everytime I've tried and failed No S, it's between breakfast and lunch (snacking). What do successful No S'ers eat for breakfast to hold them over until lunch? Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:45:47 EST New to sparkpeople Looking forward to the support and accountability. Have half-heartedly tried No S in the past, but now ready to do it for real! Turning 40 next Tuesday, ready to get this stubborn weight off and gain some new friends. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:27:44 EST Happy Birthday Please stop by Janice's house on SP and birthday bomb her page with some No S Love! <BR> <link><BR>FE%5FRESTARTED </link> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:11:35 EST Hello :D I'm very excited that this group exists and would like to introduce myself. I'm 20 and in my junior year or college. My freshman year of college I joined spark people and lost 20 pounds by tracking my calories and working out. Over that summer I got back together with my ex and put the weight back on, along with basically getting addicted to food because of my obsessive calorie counting. We've been together since and quite happy but I've been struggling with my eating habits for a long time n... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:46:40 EST Spring Forward - Set Clocks 1 Hr Ahead Before Bed If you live in The States and if Daylight Savings Time applies to your location, set clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight. At 2am Sunday while we're asleep, the time will change to 3am. <BR> <em>56</em> <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> Which way do you move the clock? A way to remember is a play on words; you "Spring Forward" in the Spring, moving the hands ahead one hour, and losing one hour of sleep. <BR> <BR> In the Fall you "Fall Back"; so Spring Forward & Fall Back is how you... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:52:28 EST What do you need help with? Here is where to ask for help. Is there a part of the plan that is the hardest to implement? What's the sticking point for you? Let's talk it out. <em>346</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 20:18:18 EST Would like to know more. I'm intrigued by the name of this diet and the idea of no sweets, no seconds, no snacks, but I'd like to know if there is more to it. I don't have the book, so whatever you can tell me would be great. <BR> Cindi Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:00:26 EST Leaving Team Leadership Just wanted everyone to know I love No S lifestyle, team members, team, and SP. I don't have any beefs with any one. <BR> <BR> But I never wanted to co-lead this team, was asked several times by different leaders and kept saying no, until a person who was struggling greatly made me reconsider. She left the team and SP. I inherited something I never wanted to do to begin with. <BR> <BR> I thinned out a bunch of team leadership respsonsibilities 4Q11, and now it's time to withdraw from... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:03:11 EST Lose 1 Pound Per Week by Jan 1st, 2014 We're on a journey to learn what it takes in RL (real life) to lose a pound a week, the No S way, and journal it here to keep ourselves accountable. <BR> <BR> I did this last year on this team, met my goal, and kept it off. <BR> <BR> Who wants to join us? You can join us anytime. <BR> <BR> Simply reply to sign up. You can sign up anytime. <BR> <BR> And tell us how you plan to do it; what will you change? What time management sacrifices will you make in order to eat healthier than y... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:31:41 EST Struggling... Okay, so basically I have to temporarily move back in with my mom and dad on the weekdays to take care of my sick mother. The problem is my parents have some serious hate for my body and are always nagging me to lose weight. My dad in particular watches everything I eat like a hawk. He wasn't happy when I put *one* teaspoon of sugar in my tea today. As a result, all this restriction makes me very rebellious, and my cravings go through the roof. It's weird. When I'm back home with my boyfriend... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 21:16:53 EST Hey :)) I just stumbled upon this wandering around here on sparkpeople and I'm loving 1) the parameters of this way of eating and 2) that people actually regularly post on this team board, lol. <BR> <BR> My name is Anna and I have been on sparkpeople for awhile, but have been pretty 'conscious' re the eating, etc since New Year's Day with hubby as sort of a positive challenge to ourselves. I am now down 11 pounds. The calorie counting was Sooo helpful to me, just to 'reset' what normal eating is for... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:09:32 EST Week 1 Revelation <BR> What I thought were "Cravings" were really just bad habits - like eating a snack every night....I haven't had a true...omg....I have to have craving all week...but I have eaten the foods I like at my regular meals. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:00:50 EST Getting Off Of The Diet Rollercoaster I can't take it anymore. The diets, the food lists, the's driving me crazy. Every meal causes me stress, I need a saner way to live. <BR> <BR> I'm committing myself to the NO S lifestyle - I know I have some bad habits to change and I know it will be hard and there will be some discomfort. It can't be worse than the discomfort I'm dealing with now. Hopefully, while working through the discomforts of change I will come out the other side with a new attitude about food, eatin... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:48:18 EST Fresh, Real Food - More expensive?? NOT Since MrsYami brought up the topic of real food versus mass marketed manufactured food, I thought I'd just share this little blog with you in hopes that someone might see that eating well (I mean REALLY well, not according to a nutrition label) is much less expensive over all than "cheaper" bargain food-like stuff at the grocery store. <BR> <BR> The No-S diet is such a rational, healthy, REAL way to eat and when you pair it up with eating healthy foods that are nutritionally dense you are o... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:22:27 EST Giving this a shot! A random SP member (thank you OOLALA53) told me to check out the site and you know what? It makes sense. <BR> <BR> I lost 90lbs the right way, I stopped the blasted fast food (and I don't miss it), the potatoe chips and the colas. Halfway through, I became obsessed with calorie counting and that was where i started to falter. I now snack, I feel hungry all the time, my sugar is low. My husband and I do couponing but I know the extra money is for my freakin' diet bars. <BR> <BR> My husband c... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:50:41 EST Free Audio Books <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks bloggers MoneySavingMom, and Beauty and Bedlam. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 16:37:07 EST 2012 Leap Year Challenge Who is up for a new challenge in 2012? Some of us have talked about it on several threads. Here's what's shaking so far, BUT!!!!!!!!, I would like to have everyone's input. Keep the suggestions coming, please (we can always improve!). <BR> <BR> Leap forward with us! Leap Year is a way to start off 2012 with an 8-week challenge, from Wed Jan 4 through Wed Feb 29. The challenge is to give your personal best to the No S habits of: <BR> <BR> *~* no sweets M-F <BR> *~* no snacks M-F <BR> *... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 19:33:43 EST Second time really doing No S HI all, <BR> <BR> I am really doing No S right now and am finding it so great not tracking!!! However, this is my first weekend and as Sunday is coming to a close, I know I have over done it some. Had some emotional eating and too many sweets. I know it is early on and that curtailing weekends is not a top priority but I am wondering if someone has advice for weekends? I think keeping on the three meals a day only habit is good since this one is especially hard for me. So for now, I am j... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:17:45 EST New Challenge? Participants in 2011's 1lb a Week Jan 1st Challenge: <BR> Please remember to weigh-in and update how you did in 2011 (update on that thread, not on this thread). Also many of us had non-scale goals and lifestyle change goals; revisit your goals and update on that challenge thread. <BR> <BR> Which is a nice segue for my question about a New Challenge. <BR> <BR> Who is up for a New Challenge for 2012? <BR> <BR> For those of you who are interested, describe what you'd like it to be like.... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 20:54:37 EST 20 Questions for Reflecting on Your 2011 Courtesy of (in)Courage: <BR> <link><BR>s-for-reflecting-on-your-2011.html </link> <BR> <BR> 20 Questions for a New Year’s Eve Reflection <BR> 1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year? <BR> <BR> 2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened? <BR> <BR> 3. What was an unexpected joy this past year? <BR> <BR> 4. What was an unexpected obstacle? <BR> <BR> 5. Pick three words to describe 2011. <BR> <BR> 6. Pick three ... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:43:41 EST What I Learned from the 1lb Challenge We have a challenge on this team, "Lose 1lb a Week til Jan 1st", which we started in September. The idea is not original with me; several other SparkTeams have similar; and, credit goes to a former leader of this team, Jan, for having this challenge on this team last year. <BR> <BR> Everyone's Journey is different. Note for me, I am morbidly obese and am trying to save my life. Something that no one can do for me. I have to do it myself, for myself. Said a different way: MY JOURNEY IS ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:43:24 EST Christmas Flash Mob I didn't have internet connectivity yesterday, so I'm sending my Christmas greetings to those on the team who celebrate Christmas, today. <BR> <BR> 5 mins and worth every minute. Click on link below. <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Merry <em>445</em> Christmas <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_embedded&v=Vnt7euRF5Pg </link> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:54:49 EST I really really believe in the No S diet as a great way of life. I have been doing okay with it but have had consistently "bad tuesdays" and this week it discouraged me in a weird way and then I just binged... and then did so again yesterday. I am back on track so far today but am having a hard time. I also think I need to remember that not every weekend is a grand S day splurge. Can someone give me an example of what their Non S and S days look like. What do you do when you want to over... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:19:30 EST Thinking about that turkey? You should be. This article might help you think about it. <BR> <link><BR>bout-turkey/ </link> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:15:28 EST Hi! Hi, I've seen and read about the No S Diet before, but after trying just about EVERYTHING, and not being able to maintain counting points, calories, portions, etc., etc., I realized I needed something simple and easy to follow d/t my crazy life! (single mom, two kids, two dogs, two elderly parents with health problems living nearby, full time job, trying to be active in my synagogue and community to have something for myself, exercising and eating healthy foods, eek, it makes me tired to re... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 01:23:01 EST Feeling Discouraged Started No S on the 30th which was an S day and then Monday the 31st was a good N day. Yesterday was pretty contained-ish during the day and then I ate at night when I came back from work. What are some good ideas on how not to eat and how do you get in the rhythm of the three meals a day no snacks. I am feeling discouraged and I am already tempted to take away an S day this weekend. Wed, 2 Nov 2011 07:53:58 EST I Reached Onederland After a 14 month journey & a 65-70 lb weight loss I weighed in at 198 this morning. I deepened my commitment to No S a couple of weeks ago & saw a stubborn plataue broken. I ' be also reduced my plate size again. I love the freedom of No S. I'm 66 but am feeling like I'm 49. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:54:22 EST Just found No S, and looking forward to it When I started with Sparkpeople in the spring of 2011 I was all gong-ho. After about a month I was eating at the lower end of my nutritional ranges and exercising about 3-4 hours a day. <BR> <BR> But I couldn't keep it up. In retrospect, it was unrealistic. So what did I do??? I stopped - totally. Now I feel worse than ever. <BR> <BR> This weekend I've been re-evaluating the means to reach my goals in order to find long term solutions and new habits I think I will be able to stick with... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:24:21 EST ...and another thing (a funny factoid): ...and another thing <BR> <BR> The USDA estimates that since 1970, average daily calorie intake in the U.S. has increased by nearly 25 percent. <BR> <BR> But this calorie-climbing trend apparently goes back much further than 40 years. <BR> <BR> Cornell University researchers examined 52 of the most well known paintings of The Last Supper. More than 1,000 years separated the earliest painting from the most recent. <BR> <BR> As they report in the International Journal of Obesity, plate ... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:42:45 EST Daily No S Focus for Week of Oct 17 - 21 New Team Members, please join us as we practice the No S Diet on a daily basis this week! <BR> <BR> This challenge is to keep us accountable and provide team support, on a DAILY basis. I've found I don't have a good weekly weigh in, if I don't keep this DAILY challenge focus (duh). <BR> <BR> Which one of the No S rules (no sweet, no snack, no seconds) are you targeting this week? <BR> <BR> What will you do differently this week, to succeed, than you did last week? <BR> <BR> If you are... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:57:51 EST Daily No S Focus for Week of Oct 10 - 14 This challenge is to keep us accountable and provide team support, on a DAILY basis. I've found I don't have a good weekly weigh in, if I don't keep this DAILY challenge focus (duh). <BR> <BR> Which one of the No S rules (no sweet, no snack, no seconds) are you targeting this week? <BR> <BR> What will you do differently this week, to succeed, than you did last week? <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one, or just do two, o... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:23:24 EST Hello Hi, I'm back at Sparks and saw this group on CarolFaithWalkr's page. I have not had success losing weight, despite many healthier changes in my lifestyle. <BR> But I love the No S idea! <BR> ---No sugar (that is hardest, though I do moderation well) <BR> ---No seconds (makes sense) <BR> ---No snacks (yep... I'm sold... the trainer had me snacking and it was useless). <BR> This is common sense stuff. <BR> <BR> I'm getting back into gardening, and there is nothing like veggies fresh... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:16:57 EST Newest Fun and Inspiration Thread Time to start a new one 'cuz newbies might not get notification of new posts on the old one which has become unused for a while. <BR> Anyway, thought you all might like to get choked up about this beautiful young man. I hope his salutatorian speech brings hope and inspiration to your own life. <BR> <link><BR>archive/2011/10/08/a-graduation-speech<BR>-to-remember.aspx </link> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 15:26:19 EST I want everything I did no s during September...this was after 3 months on a medically supervised diet and 2 months of WW. I thought the WW was great until I spent 2 days eating 2100cal of WW junk...I could've eaten regular food! I went off for 2 weeks of vacation and thought of going back on WW. I'm so afraid of gaining the weight back. I didn't last a day with counting again. So today I started no s again, but I want doughnuts really bad. Help! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 16:50:12 EST Daily No S Focus for Week of Oct 3 - 7 This challenge is to keep us accountable and provide team support, on a DAILY basis. I've found I don't have a good weekly weigh in, if I don't keep this DAILY challenge focus (duh). <BR> <BR> Which one of the No S rules (no sweet, no snack, no seconds) are you targeting this week? <BR> <BR> What will you do differently this week, to succeed. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one, or just do two, of the following; don't t... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:02:12 EST vanilla no s? I keep seeing "vanilla" no S. What is Vanilla No S Diet? <em>38</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:33:30 EST Weekly Challenge Sept 26 - 30 Post what you will/are doing different this week, to succeed. Questions and comments and cries of panic and cheering each other on, are always welcome. <BR> <BR> Post encouragement to other team members, as well. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one, or just do two, of the following; don't try to be perfect, perfectionism is toxic. But instead build up consistency with baby steps and add another one next week; remember it's... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:30:08 EST VANILLA CANDLES to kill my chocolate cravings!! If you have n-day sweet cravings + chocolate cravings like I do, buy yourself a vanilla candle, or something else that is vanilla scented. It kills my cravings, and other sources say the same,.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r-cravings-without-appetite-suppressan<BR>ts-pills.htm </link> <BR> scroll down to #16 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nilla-for-weight-loss/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ke-... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 03:45:40 EST Reconsider cold cereals for breakfast I hope someone benefits from this: <BR> <link><BR>archive/2011/09/23/why-the-breakfast-m<BR>ost-americans-will-eat-today-is-a-corp<BR>orate-scam.aspx </link> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:20:08 EST Booze served to kids at family friendly restaurant Are things getting this crazy?? I just received this from Nutrition and Healing newsletter. <BR> ************ <BR> Believe it or not <BR> <BR> Dear Reader, <BR> <BR> Are the chain restaurants of America conspiring to get our kids drunk? <BR> <BR> It sure seems that way, with all the stories I've seen about children accidentally being served alcoholic beverages at places like Outback Steakhouse, Chili's, Olive Garden, and Applebee's. <BR> <BR> You'd think you could order a kid's drink ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:48:11 EST Happy Birthday to ANIDUCKTHISTLE <em>410</em> <em>493</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>242</em> <em>335</em> <em>468</em> <em>224</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> Here's her page to visit and wish her a Special S Day: <BR> <link><BR>IDUCKTHISTLE </link> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>493</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>242</em> <em>335</em> <em>468</em> <em>224</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:27:11 EST Weekly Challenge Sept 19 - 23 Post what you will/are doing different this week, to succeed. Questions and comments and cries of panic and cheering each other on, are always welcome. <BR> <BR> Post encouragement to other team members, as well. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one, or just do two, of the following; don't try to be perfect, perfectionism is toxic. But instead build up consistency with baby steps and add another one next week; remember it's... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:35:58 EST Just how bad is sugar for our bodies? If any of you have any level of struggle not eating things with added sugar maybe reading this gentle article will help strengthen your resolve to eliminate it from your diet. I too am adicted to sugar and though I discipline myself well for many days in a row, when it's right in front of me (like today) I eat it and then I feel it; just like the article says. But I really want it out of my life and I need to fix healthier sweet treats. I have many recipes for goodies made with cocoa, dried f... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 21:24:23 EST Weekend Challenge: Analyze &Make Proactive Changes Questions: Looking back at M-F the 12th - 17th, analyze what went well and WHY, and what steps do we need to take this week that's coming up, to repeat those successes and ensure their best chance for happening again. <BR> <BR> As for the other that re-ea-ally didn't go so well (um, no; not so much;) analyze WHY and what can we change and prepare this weekend, to do differently next week. <BR> <BR> It's a choice. Anything in your control you have a choice to change. So let's look at and ... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 14:12:22 EST Lose 1 Pound Per Week by January 1, 2012 I am excited about the people who want to lose weight during the next 15 weeks, from Sept 12 til Dec 31st. So far we have: <BR> <BR> SIMPLE_IS_BEST <BR> RADIATELOVE <BR> RUHLAMAE <BR> ANIDUCKTHISTLE <BR> LIFEPATH45 <BR> CAROLFAITHWALKR <BR> <BR> Who else wants to join us? You can join us anytime. <BR> <BR> Simply reply to sign up. You can sign up anytime. <BR> <BR> And tell us all how you plan to do it; what will you change, what time management sacrifices will you make in order to eat ... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:06:58 EST Weekly Challenge Sept 12 - 17 Post something encouraging to each other this week. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one, or just do two, of the following; don't try to be perfect, perfectionism is toxic. But instead build up consistency with baby steps and add another one next week; remember it's A PROCESS: <BR> No Sweets <BR> No Snacks <BR> No Seconds <BR> 14 Mins of ANYTHING exercise (or 7 mins walking one way, then come back) <BR> <BR> Tailor this chall... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:51:15 EST Weekly Challenge Sep 5 - 9 Even though some of us in the States are having an S Day today (Labor Day is a major holiday in the US), just tell how you did, whether Sep 5 was an S Day for you or an N Day. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow (or today if the 5th was an N Day for you) begins another week to practice the No S rules; another opportunity to re-learn moderation. <BR> <BR> Post something encouraging to each other this week. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 17:41:37 EST Inquiring About Interest I'm inquiring about interest in doing this challenge this year. We did it last year and it was a big benefit to myself and other team members. Even the ones who didn't lose as much as they wanted to, it helped some to prevent the typical weight gain during the holidays. <BR> <BR> If you're interested, chime in. I thought we'd begin Monday September 12, which will give us 15 weeks until January 1st. <BR> <BR> 15lbs?! Oh yeah baby, I'm in! Even if I only lose half of that, it would be gre... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 14:56:35 EST Sunday Challenge & Labor Day Challenge 1. If you're doing 5 N days next week Sep 5 - 9, M - F, what lessons did you learn from last week's N days, good & bad? What will you do differently this week? <BR> <BR> 2. Not everyone lives in the States, but if you're having an S Day tomorrow for Labor Day (big holiday here in the US) how do you plan to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Tonight, I'll post tomorrow's weekly challenge for M-F for those of us who need the moderation, and / or for those of us not in the US. If you celebrate Labor Da... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 14:46:32 EST Ways that your diet may be failing you Don't pass this article up. I know what he is saying is true. These diet truths have turned my weight loss journey around and give me a new, healthy spark. This is the same story for almost everybody I've known that has kicked the starchy and refined carb habit. Not easy at first (like ANY bad habit) but it gets easy pretty quick if you just hang in there. <BR> <link><BR>archive </link> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:21:03 EST Weekly Challenge Aug 29 - Sep 2 Here we are, another week has flown by. Tomorrow begins another week to practice the No S rules; another opportunity to re-learn moderation. <BR> <BR> Post something encouraging to each other this week. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one, or just do two, of the following; don't try to be perfect, perfectionism is toxic. But instead build up consistency with baby steps and add another one next week; remember it's A PROCESS:... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:15:03 EST Reinhards podcasts are awesome! He is quite convincing,. And funny. I only just started listening to his podcasts, you should if you don't already. I no longer want to tweak no-s anymore. I'll just be sticking with vanilla,. But I am happy with that:) <BR> <BR> Do you listen to his podcasts? Any favourites I should be listening to first? Fri, 26 Aug 2011 02:01:43 EST Green s-days? Do you ever have green s-days (weekend s-days)? Fri, 26 Aug 2011 01:53:49 EST Forget Counting Calories (and other nutrients) More and more is being reported about the virtues of just eating in a sane manner and how this calorie counting and nutrient tracking is NOT HELPING...just making us crazy! <BR> No S is such a great way to eat. Like Michael Pollan says, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” <BR> Here's another article that says what I like to hear: <BR> <link><BR>approach-food-based-nutrients-wrong.html </link> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:54:49 EST Pretty incredible e--walnuts are illegal drugs... <link><BR>s-illegal-drugs/ </link> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:09:44 EST Weekly Challenge Aug 22 -26 This week is another golden opportunity to re-learn moderation. <BR> <BR> If you are new to the No S lifestyle, or, struggling with a particular one, then just do one, or just do two, of the following; don't try to be perfect, but instead build up consistency with baby steps and add another one next week; remember it's A PROCESS: <BR> No Sweets <BR> No Snacks <BR> No Seconds <BR> 14 Mins of ANYTHING exercise (or 7 mins walking one way, then come back) <BR> <BR> Tailor this challenge to fit ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:51:12 EST Help! I can't keep my head in the game! Whenever I start no-s, before I get anywhere, my head fills up with doubt and fears of failure before I've given myself a chance, and I never get anywhere. I am never sure enough of myself and my weight loss + emotional freedom from food plans(no-s).. I worry that I will always feel like a no-s beginner, with large portion sizes, bad meal choices and always fighting to keep away from snacks,.. When I want to WANT healthy foods naturally,. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that if I stick with this long ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:33:12 EST Sunday Challenge: Prep for Next Weekly Challenge It's time to do a "Lessons Learned" review; it's time to do an "After Action Report", and evaluate how last week on No S went. <BR> <BR> More importantly: evaluate WHY it went that way. What is the ROOT CAUSE of your slips or failures? WHY did you miss the mark (if you did). If you don't know, what steps will you take to find out why? <BR> <BR> Evaluate With Kindness: <BR> What is working for you; where are you stuck; what are you going to do differently to be un-stuck this week? What s... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 02:33:31 EST The government has been wrong about diet See the correlation between the rise of sickness and obesity and the rise of our government's recommendations to cut out saturated fats and replace them with liquid oils. It's not really news but many people just find it's hard to believe that the FDA could be so wrong so they are afraid of cholesterol and saturated fat. Add that to the big food corporation's offerings of refined, packaged foods and our health severely declines. <BR> <link><BR>-why-you-sh... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 15:33:59 EST The Science of Leptin & the No S Diet Here's a 10 min video that explains the science behind WHY the No S Diet works so well. <BR> <BR> Also this video taught me alot about how to improve my thyroid function naturally. <BR> <BR> Also how to lower your triglycerides naturally if that's a concern for you. <BR> <BR> And many other very healthy tips for good health and weightloss, & how to burn more fat at night while asleep, and WHY SNACKING IS SUCH A CRUEL ADN FALSE DIET FAD, METABOLICALLY. <BR> <BR> Also tips for over 40. <B... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:45:24 EST I'm ready to hop back on the No-S wagon again! After a month or so of procrastinating, looking for other solutions and thinking of excuses as to why I can't,. I have decided that no-s is once again the easiest, most practical solution for all the things I want to achieve : emotional freedom from food, weight loss and a SIMPLE + FLEXIBLE plan that works. <BR> <BR> So here I am on the message boards again after a long-ish sparkbreak,.. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck on my second go!:) Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:58:08 EST Is Your Food Making You Old? The original poster, ANIDUCKTHISTLE, wrote: <BR> <BR> I woke up this morning to this article posted on Doc Mercola's website that really gives strength to the idea of the No S Diet. That is, letting ourselves go hungry regularly. The article isn't about the No S Diet and that is what makes it powerful. It simply explains why fasting through our hunger and then eating highly nutritious foods helps us to lose weight. It also tells us what types of foods are absolutely ruining our efforts. I go... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:45:09 EST