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No S Diet: No Snacks, No Sweets, No Seconds, Except on Days That Start with S [Paperback]

Reinhard Engels and Ben Kallen
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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: J P Tarcher/Penguin Putnam (21 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399534040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399534041
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 11.3 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 - no snacks, no sweets, no seconds except for days that start with an s (Saturdays, Sundays and Special days) - and its results. Unlike fad diets based on gimmicks that lead to short-term weight loss followed by backlsliding 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way of living, not diet 15 Jun 2010
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This is a fantastically sane, simple, common sense way of eating and actually: way of living. And the even better thing, it works. Granted, the NoS diet is not a quick loss diet program, but as any serial dieter knows, crash diets simply don't work, it's so common to lose & then put on all weight afterwards. When I started NoS (a year ago) I was 'burnt' by serial diets for years, and I can't describe the sanity it's added to my life. It's as if a burden has been lifted off me which I didn't even know I was carrying.

The premise of the diet is very simple: No seconds, no snacks, no sugar except (sometimes) on days that start with S (sundays, saturdays, special days e.g. holidays / birthdays). What could be simpler?

For those who are interested, please visit the NoS diet online forum, absolutely free & open to all, and (again) the most sane space for eating advice that I've found anywhere on the internet.

This book is highly recommended & I'm surprised it's not more famous than it is.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The simplest diet ever 8 Feb 2010
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I have been on one diet or another all of my adult life and have a library of diet books to show for it. This beautiful, simple plan is extremely user friendly. It won't let you lose 25 inches of belly fat in a weekend or drop 25 pounds in a month, but it will help you gain a normal relationship with food--something that I had never been able to achieve. I have been enjoying a slow, steady loss of about a pound a week since I started The No S Diet in December.
The diet is so simple that the book isn't really necessary, but it is well written, with humour and a very worthwhile read. If you have been trying one diet after another, losing 20 pounds and gaining back 25, do yourself a favor and check out the No S Diet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I've just finished reading the No S Diet. I purchased the Kindle copy.

I thought the book was incredibly good and if I could I would give it 6 stars. I purchased not because I needed it but because I read the website at nosdiet [dot] com and thought it was excellent. I wanted to learn more.

There is an awful lot of misleading BS out there on the internet and some of these diets are at worst, money making schemes that won't work long term, and at best, overly complex and you end up getting bogged down in minutiae.

A little under 18 months ago I was a little overweight and successfully lost 20 pounds in 13 weeks and got back to being lean. I did that using an approach very similar to the No S Diet. It didn't have a name but it worked brilliantly well, for the same reasons that No S works.

The No S Diet is some of the must sane, sensible, down to earth and above all REALISTIC advice on losing weight that you will ever get. It's absolutely right when it says that there are no evil foods, just portions that are too big, or consumption patterns that are too regular. The world of dieting these days outright neglects the basics, the only things that matter in favour of pseudo science in an effort to appear unique new and funky.

I'm doubtful about the negative reviews on Yes, reading the website alone will probably give you all of the information you need to go away and start implementing this diet and losing some weight, but you'll be missing out. Did these people actually read the book? I don't think so. It has 7 chapters. The first is an introduction and then chapters 2, 3 and 4 detail each of the principles in turn no snacks, no sweets, no seconds.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sanity 30 Jan 2013
By Jd
Already had this book on kindle. Been able to follow the advice for a year and a half and while I haven't lost much weight ,I no longer pile on the pounds on holidays or at christmasThis is a diet you could do forever, unlike many many others I have tried. If you want quick weight loss forget it. If you want to have a sane "relationship" with food buy the book.
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