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jc īs progress -five weeks down and up
« on: May 09, 2006, 11:38:35 PM »

Greetings from Europe!

I am a 37 year old female with a BMI of 35,1 (1,72m 104 kg - 231 pounds). I gained most of my weight in the last 10 years with a job that keeps me behind a computer screen for very long hours and when I travel I have to eat out with clients and cannot cook my own food. When I was at university my BMI was around 24-27 and as a child I was slim. My own cooking is quite healthy, but when I travel I eat mostly junk food or pre cooked foods for the microwave. I love sweets! I go to the gym on week-ends, weight lifting and cross trainer, and do moderate Yoga with various Yoga DVDīs 1-2 times a week.

I read about this method Sunday morning and just went ahead to try it. I havenīt been able to find CANOLA or extra light olive oil over here, so I am using Rapeseed oil instead. I am trying 1 table spoon of oil in the morning and a little oil and hot sugar water in the afternoon.

I began Sunday afternoon and on Monday I already noticed a drastic loss in appetitie. In the afternoon I wasnīt able to finish my usual snack of sushi with some melon and fruit juice. I just stared at it and couldnīt believe it. I can eat VERY large portions without feeling full. Tuesday morning I had a simple breakfast of Musli, milk and a banana. But I wasnīt able to finish the banana...I ate only one-third of the banana, the rest is still in my fridge.

I did have a normal sized healthy lunch and a normal dinner.

No weight loss yet. But a total disinterest in food, sweets or any kind of snacking. When I eat after the two hour break food smells and tastes much more intense than usual.

I wake up about 2 hours earlier and feel like getting up (I am a computer addict and night owl since high school days)

My skin is absolutely clean, no spots on my face or shoulders.


I have ordered the book but it will take two weeks to reach me. But I have to say, I am already very, very impressed.








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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 07:26:45 AM »

You say you've been waking up early?

I'm on day 5, and for the past two mornings I've been wide awake two hours before my alarm goes off.  Usually that puts my whole day out of balance, but I was fine yesterday and seem to have plenty of energy today. 

Now I'll be adding my sleep patterns to the reactions I'm logging.  Without your post I may not have made a correlation so soon!
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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 07:31:08 AM »

Welcome, jc! :)
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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 08:27:35 AM »

I'm finding the same JC and Lunaris. I'm waking up an hour early and am happy to get up too, which is totally unlike me. Since I have a small baby it's a real pleasure as I get to eat breakfast, toilet and so on before he wakes and even sneak a half hour on the computer too. I also haven't felt more tired because of it. Yay!  :D
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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 11:21:36 AM »

I think rapeseed oil is the same as canola oil, though perhaps a different cultivar.  If you're in a different country than the US, they just might call it something different there.

I've been waking up early too, although not too early considering the fact that I usually get up pretty late relative to others.  Now I just need to work on going to bed early too...
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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006, 01:50:29 PM »

Thank you all for the warm welcome!

It is such a clever idea to use the internet and forums to test and refine this method.

I will be recording my sleep pattern as well. Today I felt very energetic, totally forgot about food most of the time and didnīt eat any junk. My mood is great, but this might also be the effect of some wonderful warm weather. I am eating smaller portions and never have the tiredness or drowsiness that usually hits me in the afternoon or early evening. To experiment with unusual flavors I added some fresh yoghurt to my sushi in the afternoon instead of soya sauce. Why not??? Although I might be embarrassed experimenting in front of co-workers or clients. I also couldnīt do it in an expensive restaurant, some chefs and waiters are very personal about the food they serve. They might be insulted and will make you feel it.

I have been thinking that in posh restaurants here a several course dinner will always have cheese as a last course, because "cheese closes the stomach". All sweet desserts are served before the cheese. So the filling effect of fat has already been known to cooks for a long time.






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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2006, 04:43:49 PM »

I've been experimenting with adding herbs and spices to my foods as well. I added some cloves and nutmeg to my cottage cheese and apple chunks today. I put some Asian hot sauce and curry powder on my canned tuna. I sprinkled dried oregano in a salad. What a great way to find new taste treats! What a great restaurant concept!
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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2006, 05:05:01 AM »

Last night I got tired before midnight ( a novelty for me), slept very well and woke up 1-2 hours before my alarm. I feel very energetic and although I had a cup of tea, was wide awake before.

No cravings for sweets, normal breakfast and lunch, but also no feeling of "fullness" like in the first two days. I am trying to add new spices or herbs to  create new tastes.

2 tablespoons of oil in the morning and it will be 1 spoonful of oil and sugar water in the afternoon.

No weightloss yet, but I feel great and after the two hour break all foods taste so much better.

I havenīt eaten any chocolate, ice cream, chips or pizza in four days and donīt miss them at all.

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New Oils and Real Food
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2006, 11:33:43 AM »

I think I will try more oil in the afternoon and less sugar. In the early evening I had to buy a few things in town and got really hungry. I didnīt have a warm lunch and starting fantasizing about a nice piece of fish. I didnīt have time to sit down so I got myself something like a warm fish burger. I ate it because I was hungry, but it didnīt taste as good as I remembered it and I was still hungry afterwards.

So I bought some fresh red snapper, salads etc.. and had a really nice dinner with fish broiled in white wine with herbs, salad and melon and cottage cheese on the side. I feel wonderful! Real food is so much better. No desire for a sweet dessert, no ice cream, no fruit yoghurt.

But next week I have to travel :-( . That will be an interesting challenge.

I also bought grapeseed oil and a general "salad oil" today. Both have a much lighter colour and a more neutral taste than the rapeseed oil I was using.

Is that the reason I wasnīt losing weight? Perhaps moving a little more wouldnīt hurt either.

We will see.



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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2006, 03:06:30 AM »

I've just started too, and have been amazed at the impact it has had on my appetite.  ie I'm just not hungry like I was.  I mean, I get hungry, but I don't really feel like eating.  And when I do sit down to eat, I can't finish whatever it was that I started. 

It's wierd.

Good luck, JC!  See you around!
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week-end shopping
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2006, 12:12:45 PM »

I am enjoying shopping so much more. I just packed what I felt like eating and ended up with a cart full of fresh vegetables, brown rice, fruits, loads of spices and herbs, salads - but no sweets, chips, or nuts. I am not forcing myself, I went over to my "favorites" - but I just wasnīt interested. I also spent less  money then usual. Hm, all those sweets and snacks do add up.

I downloaded Dr. Roberts article where he describes his assumptions in more detail. It looks very solid and analytical. The studies on rats and humans that he quotes are very interesting. Still waiting for the book.

No weightloss yet, but my trouser fits better and my skin is great.
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At the buffet...
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2006, 09:47:11 AM »

Today I had my first real life test. I had to attend an event with one of our favorite clients and of course there would be a nice buffet at the event. After a simple breakfast I took the bottle of oil with me in the car and took 2 TPS one hour later as usual.

Attended the event and felt fine, no cravings at all. The buffet opened quite late and by that time I was really hungry. So I did fill up one plate and enjoyed the food without restricting myself. No seconds. But roughly an hour later I was so full, like I had three large pizzas. Took the oil anyway and I will certanly not have dinner tonight. Perhaps some fruit, but that will be it.

This went well. Usually I would have gone for seconds or thirds and have a big dinner.

No weightloss, but the trousers fit better.

I think even if I donīt lose any weight, I will just stay on this method forever. I am so grateful not to crave sweets anymore and that the constant desire to snack has disappeared. I also cook more.

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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2006, 11:58:40 AM »

Congratulations!
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My first kilo!
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2006, 09:40:13 PM »

Lost my first kilo ( two pounds)!!!! My trousers already showed it, but...

No measuring of food, no calorie counting, no points, no headaches, no gym this week, just 4 spoonfuls of oil and two three hour taste breaks every day.


This works.


Dear Seth, thank you very, very much!!!



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Re: jc īs progress
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2006, 03:04:33 AM »

I measured my waist and in the first week I lost 6 cm. This is not all fat of course, but I tend to have a bloated stomach and lots of gas. These two hour breaks are great for my digestion and my belly has significantly slimmed down. Feels good. Usually I drink green tea all day, now I wonder if the caffeine was influencing my digestion?

I now drink a cup of tea in the morning and sip on hot water during the breaks.

Other effects:

- rough spots on my skin are disappearing

I have two dry/rough spots on my ellbows. The one on the right has already dissapeared, the one on the left is smaller and noticabely softer

- no PMS, less pain

I was very surprised to have no PMS and very little pain this month. I usually need a really strong dose of Ibuprofen, up to 1,5 g (1500 mg) on a bad day.


I am reading up on Prostaglandine synthesis and unsaturated fats. Was I lacking something before? I always had really good olive oil with my food, but perhaps I need more oil or the oil gets absorbed better during that two hour break?


4 TBS of oil and so many effects. Fascinating.


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