Day 17: I thought I'd check in and post what has been happening since I reached the two-week mark. I was disappointed I had not noticed any diminishing of appetite or cravings, but Seth said to give it at least two weeks. As a refresher, I am a woman who is likely close to her ideal set point, and some of us have speculated that that may be why it has not been working for me. I was really hoping for some diminishment of appetite since I tend to take in about twice as many calories as I need on a daily basis.
After I hit the two-week mark, lo and behold, I did notice a lessening in my appetite. Not a huge difference like a lot of you have experienced. I certainly have not forgotten to eat or anything like that; but on occasions when I would normally be ravenous, I find I am only mildly hungry and can resist some of my incessant snacking. During the first two weeks, since my appetite had not diminished, I was eating the same amount as usual plus the extra calories/fat from the oil, so I had gained about 3 pounds. This week, with the small suppression of appetite, those extra pounds have come off.
So I will press on. If all I get out of this experience is some appetite suppression, which triggers me to eat a reasonable amount of food for my height and weight, I am one happy camper. I know there are a few of you in my shoes who were not having any luck. My advice: Press on. It would appear, at least in my case, the closer you are to your set point, the longer it takes before you see any benefit.