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by earl7z
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: BBC Horizon on reasons for overeating
Replies: 12
Views: 8972

Re: BBC Horizon on reasons for overeating

bonnieUK wrote:Feasters (once they start eating, they can't stop) - No seconds is obviously the rule this type needs most, but will also find most challenging.
Ding ding ding ding! We have a winner! :-)
by earl7z
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Ideas about starting, practicing, and keeping on track
Replies: 51
Views: 28203

LookingForSanity wrote:For a visual of her progress she made a paper clip chain, adding a paper clip for each pound of weight loss.
That is such a cool idea!
by earl7z
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: SPAM hit list
Replies: 447
Views: 460066

osoniye wrote:ballawang is busy these days!... one of its posts is:

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=10361
Indeed, I count 4: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/search.ph ... =ballawang
by earl7z
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giant Plate
Replies: 8
Views: 5103

Swuddly wrote:Thanks for the cheers, All. The plan worked, and I remained on habit. :) More than half of my plate was fruit or vegetable, too, so it was even a healthy meal.
Woohoo! Bravo!
by earl7z
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Giant Plate
Replies: 8
Views: 5103

You can do it. Planning ahead of time puts you at a huge advantage.

Good luck!
by earl7z
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Hello I am new and live in Norway
Replies: 10
Views: 5429

Good luck, and best wishes!
by earl7z
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)
Replies: 17
Views: 10717

Re: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)

Hope it's ok to ask here. I have a question on the 5:2 diet and was thinking that perhaps someone here has tried it before. It's different to the NoS, basically you eat whatever you like for 5 days, and instead of two S days, you actually fast for two days (500 calories for women). Lots of positive...
by earl7z
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: HabitCal Habit Calendar (Alpha)
Replies: 95
Views: 163487

habitcal sometimes won't appear

This was working yesterday :-) I typically ask for 2 months. I've been asking for tableview of august and september. That stopped working. I just see the first line ( Everyday systems link through logout link) As best as I can work out, if my request doesn't end with september, it works. For example...
by earl7z
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS and forget the rest
Replies: 13
Views: 7983

ironchef wrote:We have a show over here called "The Checkout" and they did this clip on "superfoods".
I love it! Now watching the episode called "Gluten for Punishment" :-) This is hilarious (zombies moaning "Grains, grains.") and yet very informative.
by earl7z
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Fighting off the urge to snack
Replies: 5
Views: 3346

Re: Fighting off the urge to snack

Have any of you ever had to avoid the kitchen after dinner out of fear of losing control? Rarely. Only every day :) I find it helpful to sit and breathe. And understand that it's my choice to overeat or not. And if I overeat then I own the consequences, namely feeling stuffed and lousy in the morni...
by earl7z
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Any tips for pregnancy/morning sickness
Replies: 13
Views: 8693

Congratulations! As a man, I can tell you all you need to know about being pregnant. *SMACK*. :shock: Actually I have nothing to offer other than support. My wife was sick basically the whole way through with both kids... Listen to your doctor and your body, not necessarily in that order. Be happy, ...
by earl7z
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: restarting today
Replies: 23
Views: 11449

Welcome back, and good luck!
by earl7z
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)
Replies: 17
Views: 10717

Re: 5:2 diet (not really a NoS question)

basically you eat whatever you like for 5 days, and instead of two S days, you actually fast for two days (500 calories for women). My problem is overeating, so eating whatever I like for 5 days didn't work. The premise is that you'll eat 'normally' for 5 days and then the calorie deficit on 2 days...
by earl7z
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just wondering .......
Replies: 6
Views: 4417

automatedeating wrote:...I just wanted to suggest that success is not all-or-nothing. Every pound lost and kept off is a small success, and those add up over time.
Beautifully said.
by earl7z
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recent Conversation
Replies: 19
Views: 10569

Re: Recent Conversation

Over43 wrote:A: That can't work, you aren't doing any cardio. What about the diet?
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A: That doesn't work you have to eat at least six meals a day to ramp up you metabolism.
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I'm not sure what else I could have said?
"I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong," comes to mind :)
by earl7z
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Forbes: much conventional obesity wisdom may be wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 7461

"This analysis suggests that, rather than one particular category of foods, what is driving the obesity epidemic is the sheer quantity of intake of food – and calories – that have become standard in our society." I was a "there are bad foods" person for so long. Low fat for a while, low carb fo...
by earl7z
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Forbes: much conventional obesity wisdom may be wrong
Replies: 12
Views: 7461

Forbes: much conventional obesity wisdom may be wrong

http://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffreykabat/2014/06/02/much-conventional-wisdom-about-the-causes-of-the-obesity-epidemic-may-be-wrong/ Interesting: Among the other frequently cited factors that the authors dismiss are: 1) that physical activity has decreased in the population over recent decades – i...
by earl7z
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Problem with "S" days as "cheat" days
Replies: 14
Views: 7973

wosnes wrote:I would call the relaxed days treat days. The reason for this is that cheat has a negative connotation: cheat on your taxes, cheat on your spouse. A treat is a positive thing and promotes good feelings instead of guilt. Or should.
I really like that...
by earl7z
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Water
Replies: 13
Views: 6317

eschano wrote:In my case, I just had a check up to rule it out so I know I don't but you can never be too careful about those things! You'd want to catch them early so thanks!
Wonderful to hear you're doing well! Cheers!
by earl7z
Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Water
Replies: 13
Views: 6317

I'm constantly thirsty if I drink less than 1.5 litres. Maybe it's like a weight set-point where when you're used to more water you automatically need more water? I'm not singling out eschano here. I just wanted to make a note of this while we're discussing water. I've read that "excessive" thirst ...
by earl7z
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Good news for once! Obesity rate plummets 43% in young kids
Replies: 4
Views: 3293

It will be interesting to see what factions wade in to take credit for this!
by earl7z
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Starting No S and a few questions ....
Replies: 6
Views: 4417

reinhard wrote:Welcome!
My short answer is try not to worry about S-days. Worry about N-days and the S-days will take care of themselves.
That's been my experience. You have to learn to trust yourself. That was (is) the scary part for me...
by earl7z
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Only 11 more restarts to go....
Replies: 13
Views: 6112

Re: Only 11 more restarts to go....

my eating is so restricted and so healthy anyway, surely a handful of raw almonds cannot really be a problem? But of course it doesn't stop with the almonds. I call those "Dam busters". Once you've taken one step away, then it's very easy to keep going. I think that's mentioned in the book. I've fo...
by earl7z
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise makes the difference
Replies: 18
Views: 11549

Who says exercise doesn't help weight loss. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps worked out six daily hours of hard exercise which allowed him to eat 12,000 calories a day and maintain a svelte physique. I think he said that 12,000 was a myth: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post...
by earl7z
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: 2 Habits
Replies: 13
Views: 6100

Re: First "S" days

Well I was a little nervous about my first "S" days this weekend. Is that weird? So. Yay me! I can do this. It's not rocket science. It's not depriving. And it's working! (I'm actually down 3 pounds since 1/23.) :D Not weird at all. I think a lot of folks deal with that S day nervousness. Well done...
by earl7z
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Exercise makes the difference
Replies: 18
Views: 11549

Who says exercise doesn't help weight loss. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps worked out six daily hours of hard exercise which allowed him to eat 12,000 calories a day and maintain a svelte physique. I think he said that 12,000 was a myth: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post...
by earl7z
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What I have discovered on my first day.
Replies: 10
Views: 5153

Re: What I have discovered on my first day.

Bennedicta wrote:4. Meals are SO much more enjoyable if you arrive at them hungry.
Amen to that!
by earl7z
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: NoS and intermittent fasting
Replies: 137
Views: 88200

Oolala- 24 hour fasts seem a bit long to me? I do about 19 hours or more daily usually. Same here. I do about 18 hours a day, and eat in a 6 hour window. The alternate day or 5/2 stuff made me crazy because my days kept changing, and I would dread the low cal days and go nuts the other days. I need...
by earl7z
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: no 'new' messages with mac mavericks and safari?
Replies: 1
Views: 3932

Oh never mind... when I posted the last message, it asked me to log in first, evidently I wasn't logged in. Duh.
by earl7z
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: no 'new' messages with mac mavericks and safari?
Replies: 1
Views: 3932

no 'new' messages with mac mavericks and safari?

Hi All,

I've noticed now that I've upgraded my mac to Mavericks, and when checking the no s diet board with safari, I never see any orange 'new' messages. Anyone else seeing that?

I may try another browser as time permits to see if it's specific to safari.
by earl7z
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why I appreciate gentle hunger
Replies: 8
Views: 4821

Why I appreciate gentle hunger

I appreciate gentle hunger because: - it lets me know I'm probably not overeating. - it makes the next meal taste so much better. - it reminds me that the "any hunger is bad, so snack snack snack" thinking is silly. - it reminds me that I used to be afraid of hunger, but now I welcome it, and that's...
by earl7z
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sane S days?
Replies: 18
Views: 8641

My baseline S day is a normal N day with a nice quality sweet after dinner. Not that it started out that way. Starting out my S days were insane. It was like a free ticket to just go nuts. And I always felt lousy, stuffing down that much food. So I reread the book a few times and focused on quality...
by earl7z
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sane S days?
Replies: 18
Views: 8641

I'm happy with no snacking and no seconds, such that I continue those habits on S days. My baseline S day is a normal N day with a nice quality sweet after dinner. Sometimes I might add seconds if the mood hits me, but by default, I just have a nice sweet after dinner. Lately it's been ice cream. So...
by earl7z
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I quit daily weighing today. How often do you weigh?
Replies: 14
Views: 7273

You're all very inspiring, thank you. I weigh daily. . . . I think it's a very personal decision. Agreed. Here's my motivation: I used to weigh daily when I was on Weight Watchers for years, and then for a while quit weighing daily, and what I discovered then was, I needed a daily number to work wit...
by earl7z
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I quit daily weighing today. How often do you weigh?
Replies: 14
Views: 7273

I quit daily weighing today. How often do you weigh?

It's quite scary. But I'm wondering, how often do you weigh yourself? Once a week? Once a month? Never?

It feels like giving up some control. But my intent is to have my N days become more of the focus instead of the daily random gain/loss rollercoaster.
by earl7z
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Just Don't Gain
Replies: 5
Views: 4381

Blithe Morning wrote:So, weight loss programs are still shooting for a 2-3 lb loss a week by cutting 500-1000 calories a day.
I think weight watchers is .5 to 2 lbs a week. More than that and they worry you're losing too fast.
by earl7z
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Recommitting
Replies: 11
Views: 6979

I've been considering writing down what I eat each day (not tracking fat, calories, or carbs or anything like that) just so I can look back after a few weeks and evaluate what needs to be changed. Do you all think that's a good idea or no? I've driven myself crazy looking back at food lists. I ate ...
by earl7z
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Diets We Have Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 25030

I forgot. My wife and I were on NutriSystem about 20 years ago. Lost lots of weight on the miniscule portions of course.

But it didn't prepare me for real life so of course once I quit the weight came all back on, plus some.
by earl7z
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Another Newbie and a quick question
Replies: 16
Views: 9223

StaceyH wrote: I guess I have been brainwashed by the low carb stuff. I will have to get my head around this more.
I'm in the same boat. The low carb stuff is "eat only this and you can eat as much as you want" which just didn't work out for me.
by earl7z
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: breakfast ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 8961

I've been toying with starting to eat breakfast again as part of Nos. I usually just eat Lunch and Dinner.

In the past, a good amount of fat and protein has kept me satisfied until lunch. For example one of my favorites is bacon and a cheese omelet. Try a few dashes of cinnamon on your eggs!
by earl7z
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: unsupportive relatives
Replies: 7
Views: 4166

If she spends all day encouraging you to snack; politely decline, and instead encourage her to take a walk with you.
by earl7z
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Diets We Have Tried
Replies: 51
Views: 25030

I was on Weight watchers for 3+ years, lost 150 of the 180 pounds I'm aiming to lose and then I just hit the wall. After that, I tried low carb (ha ha eat all you want, just no carbs, and still lose weight, a siren song for folks who overeat). The problem was that I wasn't dealing with my overeating...
by earl7z
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: New member with questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3880

I'm a guy, last time I checked, and have been doing Nos for a couple of weeks, and already seeing big changes in habits. No longer going nuts with food after dinner. The idea that I can have a guilt-free sweet snack on the weekend makes no snacks on the normal days so easy, for me. And the empty pla...
by earl7z
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone eat their first meal of the day at lunch time?
Replies: 32
Views: 15852

I started daily IF a while back and got out of the habit of breakfast. Just not really hungry, besides it frees up a lot of time. I usually eat first meal about 11:30 and then dinner about 6pm. My plates are a little fuller since there are only 2 of them per day. And since I really enjoy a good omel...