Background on me, stats are 46 year woman, 5'5", now at 186 pounds (I started my own diet plan April 1 and have lost 15 pounds when I heard of SLD). I am a person who has felt completely obsessed with food as far back as I can remember. The only exception was when I was pregnant. I was hungry but, nothing sounded good. Pregnancy was such a relief from the constant battle of what I know I should eat and what I constantly want to eat. I eat over emotions, good and bad and have yo-you'd most of my adult life (130-140# in high school, 120-150# up & down from 20 - 34 years old, then after pregnancy between 160-200# up & down from 35 'til now). It's always been a struggle and as you can see, mostly up over the years. I've tried Overeaters Anonymous with some success but, always feel starved when I'm losing weight.
I first heard Seth on Dennis Prager's radio show (the original taping) a few weeks ago and decided to try Seth's method of lowering my set point. I still want to lose 56 more pounds so I bought Seth's book and charged ahead on May 5 with 400 calories of sugar water/canola oil daily intermittently and between meals, as instructed. I realized very quickly that I had the gag factor to the oil (especially ELOO) so I switched to only sugar or fructose water. Then I realized I'm sensitive to the sugar and can feel my blood sugar getting wacky so, I had to find a way to take the oil.
Thank God for all these posts as someone came up with the idea of putting the oil (Canola is completely flavorless to me) into a .5 liter water bottle with a little bit of sugar for pleasantness. Shake before drinking and it goes down without gagging and no sugar buzz. Eureka! Within 2 days of 3 T. oil with a little sugar in water and food is MUCH less interesting and even somewhat repulsive. I still get hungry and eat what I want but, nothing sounds all that great so I'm very selective and eat less when I do eat.
It reminds me of when I was pregnant with my son, hungry but, can't decide what I want because nothing sounds good. The hormones completely take over during that process and that's what it's like. Something other and bigger than me is helping me.
It was a relief for me while pregnant and it's a relief for me now. I'm so grateful to Seth Roberts and all the folks who have posted here for ideas, support and even what doesn't work. I gained a few pounds while experimenting with the sugar but those quickly left when switching to the oil. I just want everyone to know that, even the yo-yo dieters and emotional eaters can find relief with this method. It works!
I'll continue to post as time goes by and update my weightloss. Because of what I had gained, I'm back to my 15 pound loss. I'm convinced that will change very soon.