You answer some questions about your eating habits and it gives you a score in six categories:
- Food Environment
- Food Reward
- Physical Activity
My one green zone was "Stress". Checks out; I have never been an emotional eater and my stress level is generally low.
My yellow zones were "Food Environment" and "Sleep". Fair. I don't keep a lot of treats at home, but there are a lot at work, often leading to unplanned indulgences. My sleep is generally decent, but I often go to bed about an hour later than I should, and I notice a big increase in appetite when I'm sleep deprived.
And my red zones were "Appetite", "Food Reward", and "Physical Activity". Definitely true. I like to eat a lot, love calorie-dense foods, and have a sedentary job.
At the time I didn't really know what to do with this information so I just saved the results and forgot about it.
Now that I've found out about the No S Diet, I realize that it can definitely help with my red & yellow zones. It will definitely help me avoid all the snacks and sweets that my office kitchen is stocked with, although I know resisting the frequent "special occasion" treats will be harder. Three meals a day & no snacking definitely satisfies my appetite better than snacking & trying to compensate with smaller meals. And limiting sweets to S days puts a limit on the highly-rewarding foods while still allowing me to enjoy them.
Sleep and physical activity, I'm not so sure if No S will help me, except that knowing I can't snack might encourage me to go to bed earlier, which in turn will help me wake up early enough to exercise.
Anyway, just thought other No S-ers might find this interesting!