Update: Third week. No progress! But it was my own fault
Apparently, two tablespoons of fructose in water once a day are not enough to keep me at Shangri-La level. I didn't notice for a few days, but my appetite was slowly returning, and with it the cravings.
Figured that I would have to increase my sugar water intake again, but this week I really started to dislike it, so I used even less sugar in water and could hardly stand drinking it.
Thinking of swallowing pure oil made me feel sick, however, I decided to give it a try. Found a canola oil with a label stating "neutral taste" and bought it, then tried it at home and
was very surprised: almost no taste, and not nasty at all!
So, starting yesterday morning, I completely skipped the sugar water and went for the oil, in addition to using more taste variety (using different spices, mixing yogurts).
This evening I can feel the Shangri-La effect again: back in control with no cravings, but experiencing strange hot flushes, and increased thirst.
Hope that means I am back on track! Well, the scale will tell...