Diet #3: The No S Diet

After two months of fairly severe “food list and lots of rules” diets I decided it was time for an easy-to-follow one so the March diet will be the No S Diet. This is a system of eating which is designed to be simple and gimmick free, and which can be summarised in 15 words.

  • No sweets,
  • No snacks,
  • No seconds

except (sometimes) on days which begin with an S.

no-s-diet

Basically, you can have what you want for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as long as you only have one plate of it. On S-days you can if you want have more, eat snacks, whatever.

What’s an S-day?

Saturdays, Sundays, Special days, Sick days. Don’t go mad every weekend, and certainly don’t call every day special – it’s for major events like close family birthdays and so on. Looking ahead at the coming month there are two occasions during the week where I’m going to call “S-Day”, and those are both work-related travel/conference things. My plan is to try not to “S-Day” a couple of weekend days to balance these out.

But surely this diet means you can eat anything?

There’s a reassuringly sensible “don’t an idiot” thread running through this diet. Whilst you could eat a full-Welsh breakfast, fish and chips for lunch then a 14″ dominoes meat feast pizza for tea that’d be stupid. The plan is that you’re sensible when you eat your three meals a day.

What about drinking?

The No-S diet’s author, Rheinhard Engels, has a handful of Everyday Systems of which the No-S diet is just one. For alcohol, the system is called Glass Ceiling and says maximum 2 drinks/day. I’m currently debating whether to stick to this on weekdays, or whether to just include booze as an “S” day treat.

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