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The No S Diet

A simple diet that doesn't allow sweets, snacks or seconds.

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The No S Diet is a weight loss plan that cuts out seconds, sweets and snacking except on days that start with the letter S. The book, created by a software engineer who battled with fad diet after fad diet and lost 40 pounds following his own plan, is filled with tips, success stories, answers to the most commonly asked questions and an eating routine that is simple to implement.

The guide's main objective is to curb excess by replacing it with moderation, which as the author suggests numerous times throughout the book, is the main cause of our weight problem.

The No S Diet does not tell you what you can eat but rather when you can eat. It cycles between Non-S days (weekdays) where you follow the three simple rules of the No S Diet and weekends when you can indulge in the foods you avoid during the week.

This book is intended to give you the tools for a lifelong approach to healthy eating and living. It addresses such issues as emotional eating, food addiction, wrongful blame for dysfunctional eating behaviors and other key causes of eating problems.

PRO
  • Addresses psychological aspects of overeating
  • Focuses on moderation
  • No foods are entirely off limits
  • Plan is easy and simple to follow
  • You control what you eat
  • Endorses a moderate and practical exercise plan
CON
  • Does not offer a day-to-day diet plan
  • Weekend plan may lead to binge eating
DIET and NUTRITION

As the book's name implies, The No S Diet follows three simple rules:

  • No snacks in between meals
  • No sweets
  • No second helpings

These rules are meant to be followed during the week and on the weekends (the two days that begin with the letter S) these rules are meant to be broken.

The No S Diet on Non-S days allows for three square meals each day.

  • For breakfast, you might have scrambled eggs and two slices of turkey bacon.
  • For lunch, you could have the author's favorite, a bowl of whole (not instant) oats topped with nuts and dried fruit.
  • For dinner, enjoy a piece of roasted chicken, a serving of sweet mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Focusing on moderation rather than excess and restricting food choices is meant to open the door for healthier eating habits. And since no foods are restricted completely, the compulsion to binge on the weekends is likely averted since you'll be eating to satisfaction during the week and can indulge in your favorite foods on the weekends.

EXERCISE

Just like the rules of The No S Diet, you are encouraged to make similar rules for when you exercise. The author recommends exercising on Non-S days and taking off on your S days to keep your plan in a similar routine. You are encouraged then to adopt an exercise program that brings you enjoyment and that does not interrupt your lifestyle too much. Rather than focusing on heroic efforts in your exercise routine, consistency and moderation should be the goal of your fitness habits.

CONCLUSION

The No S Diet is a simple weight loss plan that is clearly articulated and can make for the basis for lifelong healthy living habits. Its inherent flexibility and its promotion of moderation and consistent exercise are integral components to any healthy living plan.

But if you're looking for a diet that spells out what you can eat, what you can't and how many calories you should consume, then The No S Diet's loosely-structured plan will probably not work for you.

All in all, this book addresses some very important issues and provides you with the tools and behaviors that you need to incorporate to lose weight and feel good about yourself.

Common Misspellings

The Non S Diet, the no s deit, no-s diet, the no sweets no seconds and no snacking diet, weekend diet, weekday diet


Related Diets: The Cheater's Diet, The Emotional Eating Solution, Treat Yourself Diet, Weight Watchers, The Cheat to Lose Diet, The Day Off Diet


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Cathy

I have been No S'ing for almost eight months -- it is by far the easiest, healthiest, most sensible way to eat I've ever tried. I have lost 20 pounds, and no one can tell I'm on a diet!

It really does work, and even better than the weightloss is the fact that it has improved my relationship with food so much. I never feel deprived, and I never feel the need to binge. I don't have to eat fake diet food, or avoid entire food groups. I can't recommend highly enough that everyone give No S a try.

posted Aug 21st, 2009 12:37 pm



 

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