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6/24/20 3:49 P

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HI Julee I just joined today myself.
How are you doing? Hope you are doing well.
Welcome to the group. Holly emoticon

Here is to a positive 20201!


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6/13/20 1:57 A

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Yup, for most of us it's a whole new way of thinking about our fuel needs! It is, as OOLA says, very freeing to lose the feeling that you might die or get a blinding headache if you have to wait an extra hour or two to eat!

Another thing that works well for me with No S is that I actually look forward to, and enjoy my food at each meal - but in a nice way, not in a hungry-wolf desperate way.

Take it slowly and find out how your body responds. If you need snacks between meals to begin with, do it - just be mindful about the snacks and keep them nutritious. Starting with allowing myself one snack really helped me get started. Find out if your snack need is morning or afternoon, for example.

Gill

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6/8/20 7:39 P

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Thank you all for sharing your stories and the warm welcome!
I am really glad I am here. Thought I could do this without the book but changed my mind.
I just got the kindle version because I wasn't willing to wait 2 weeks. lol
I am doing well today. But it is a bit of a struggle, reminding myself to wait a bit longer. I need to relearn how and when to eat. Thank you again! emoticon


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6/5/20 6:20 P

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Hi, Julee! I was a faithful meals-and-snacks person for years before No S. "Healthy" meals and snacks, balanced, packed for work and travel, all that but it never kept me from binging on sweets anyway. In fact, I would most often binge within 2-3 hours of eating, almost never after a longer break. And after those longer breaks, I was much more likely to want real food, not binge food. At first, I incorporated the snacks I would have had into my meals but not long after, just my regular meals were enough. Sure, I got hungry, but it was a wonderful hungry! It's so freeing not to have to be worried that I will need something to tide me over between meals or even at night. The body will tend to produce the hunger hormone at whatever time we are used to eating. But even if it does, it has nothing to do with whether we really need food or not. The body has stores of glycogen and fat we WANT it to use! It won't get them out unless we give it a reason to.


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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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6/5/20 3:51 P

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emoticon Julee

I was a three meals + three snacks a day person when I started No S about 4 years ago. I began by allowing myself one snack a day. Within two weeks, I'd dropped my snacks. I was amazed!

Gill

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6/5/20 9:37 A

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Hi there! Sounds like you are off to a good start!
Years ago I joked that that I was like a baby that needed to eat every two hours. I slowly dropped the planned snacks adding fruit to my meals making it much more satisfying. Could be the science of the blood sugar and simply feeling fuller and more satiated by meals. I call that old snack time tummy feeling, sweet emptiness for my meals. So, it is doable. I have gained some “food freedom” not worrying about what I could have to eat that fits in my cal range and meals are much bulkier and satisfying. Just what works for me. Keep experimenting and you will find your way. Oh, I do save a spot for evening snack/dessert most nights...

Best wishes!

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6/5/20 8:34 A

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Hello,
I am here because I want to work on meal timing. I am trying to give up snacking. I am a life long grazer and I have a lot to lose. I don't take seconds and have have eliminated most of the sugar in my life. I know that when I eat sugar my cravings for it come back and I have to start again. So my sweet treats tend to be fruit. I am back to tracking what I eat, in order to be mindful of my choices.

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~ Julee ~
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