The No S Diet: The Strikingly Simple Weight-Loss Strategy That Has DietersRaving--and DroppingPounds [NOOK Book]

Overview

No Snacks. No Sweets. No Seconds.*

*Except on days that start with S (Saturdays, Sundays, and Special days).


Developed by a problem-solving software engineer who was tired of diets that are too hard to stick with, The No-S Diet has attracted a passionate following online thanks to its elegant simplicity-and its results. Unlike fad diets based on gimmicks that lead to ...
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The No S Diet: The Strikingly Simple Weight-Loss Strategy That Has DietersRaving--and DroppingPounds

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Overview

No Snacks. No Sweets. No Seconds.*

*Except on days that start with S (Saturdays, Sundays, and Special days).


Developed by a problem-solving software engineer who was tired of diets that are too hard to stick with, The No-S Diet has attracted a passionate following online thanks to its elegant simplicity-and its results. Unlike fad diets based on gimmicks that lead to short-term weight-loss followed by backsliding and failure, The No-S Diet is a maintainable life plan that reminds us of the commonsense, conscious way we all know we should be eating.

The book offers readers the tips, tricks, techniques and testimonials they'll need to stick with No-S for life


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440637735
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 376,673
  • File size: 275 KB

Meet the Author

Reinhard Engels is a software engineer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ben Kallen is a health and nutrition writer with 15 years of experience.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
It's That Simple     1
The Secret Formula
Excess is the Issue
Three S's for Three Excesses
One Exception
Moderation is the Solution
The Progress Trap
Normalcy Codified
What about Nutrition?
Why You Should Listen to Me
Testimonials
What the Rest of This Book is for
No Snacks     31
Why Meals are Good and Snacks are Bad
Why Snackers Eat More
Snackers Eat More of the Worst Kinds of Stuff
Are Snacks When I Eat or What I Eat?
What Makes a Meal a Meal?
Snacking is Not Normal
Making Excess Visible
Why is Everyone Else so Pro-Snack?
Why do People Snack so Much More Than They Used to?
Aren't Snacks Metabolized More Efficiently Than Meals?
What about Healthy Snacks?
What about Diet Bars?
Snacking is Bad for Your Teeth!
What if I Get Hungry Between Meals?
Isn't It Better to Eat When I'm Hungry?
What if I'm not Hungry at Mealtime?
Is It Extra-Good to Eat Fewer Meals?
Do Drinks Count as Snacks?
Does it Matter When I Eat My Meals?
What If My Doctor Says I Need to Eat More Than Three Meals a Day?
What if I Have a Crazy Schedule?
But Thin People Sometimes Snack
No Sweets     61
A Saner from of Low Carb
Toppling the House of Sugar
How Much Sugar do Americans Eat?
How is no Sweets Different from No Sugar?
Is no Sweets Enough?
Is no Sweets Too Much?
Why Not no Starch?
Does Fake Sugar Count as a Sweet?
Can I Put Sugar in My Coffee?
Do I Have to Start Checking Ingrdients?
Do Fruits Count as Sweets?
What about Natural Sugars?
But Chocolate is Good forYou!
Do Sweet Drinks Count as Sweets?
No Seconds     79
A Shortcut to Portion Control
A Single Plate Really Means Less
The Power of an Empty Plate
Does Plate Size Matter?
What if I'm Still Hungry?
Can I Really Fill Up My Plate with Anything?
Virtual Plates
Does Fruit Have to Fit on My Plate?
What about Bread?
What about Salad?
What about Soup?
What about Restaurants and Supersizes?
Days That Start with S     94
Safety Valve, Reward, Incentive
What Qualifies as an S Day?
Can I Really Eat Anything on S Days?
How do I Avoid Binging on S Days?
Is It Extra-Good to Take Fewer S Days?
What if I Mess Up During the Week?
Can I Trade Days in Advance?
What Does a Perfect S Day Look Like?
Can I Fail on an S Day?
What if I Work Weekends?
What about Vacation?
How Many Non-Weekend S Days Can I Take?
Season's Warnings
Building the No S Habit     113
The Power of Habit
Taming Habit
Habit-Friendly Behaviors
Strictness Makes It Easier
Fence Around the Diet
Recovering from Failure
Setting Expectations
Put the Scale in Perspective
Focus on Behavior, Not Results
Tracking Progress with the Habit Traffic Light
What if the Diet's not Working?
Resisting Excuses
Old-Fashioned Excuses for Virtue
Beyond the No S Diet     149
Beyond Moderation
Are There Any no S Diet Recipes?
Please Tell Me Exactly Every Single Food I Can And Can't Eat!
Can You at Least Tell Me What to Eat for Breakfast?
Is That Really All You're Going to Say about Nutrition?
What about Carbs?
What about Fat?
What about Junk Food?
What about Fast Food?
Combining the no S Diet with Other Diets
Modifying/Personalizing the no S Diet
Can I do a "Some S" Diet?
I Can Think of Other Things That Start with S
Beyond Diet
Are There Any Side Effects?
What about Exercise?
Beyond This Book
Is There a Free Internet Support Group?
Habitcal: An Online Habit Tracker
More Everyday Systems
What Next?
Endnotes     183
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