Hi, I started on May 4. 2 tbsp light oil per day. Sugar water makes me ravenous. I tried that on May 3.
I am 50 years old and weighed 135 when I started. I have a small frame. I was at 170 for about 20 years and lost down to 120 in 2002 by eating 1200 -1500 calories (approx.) per day and exxercising (weights and aerobics.) I kept the weight off and ate 1800-2000 calories most days (working out approx 5 days/week) until my mom and mother in law both passed away at the end of 2004. That's when the emotional overeating really kicked in and it's gotten progressively worse since then.
The oil has made a HUGE DIFFERENCE in my cravings. It's a miracle, as far as I'm concerned.
I am counting calories and averaging 1200-1500 per day (that is counting the oil.)
I still get hungry, but it takes less food to satisfy me (just like Seth says.) Starting yesterday, I noticed an even more dramatic reduction in appetite.
I have lost 5 pounds. (I'm sure it is mostly water weight but my tummy looks smaller.) Yay! I would like to lose 5-10 more lbs.
Incredible. I am a big time stress eater, so even though I still have those urges, they are not near as strong. I was waaaaaaay emotionally overeating before I started this. I have had two days since I started where I way overate, one of those days I didn't do any oil.
I am not exercising near as much these days, just walking right now. I am on my feet at my job approx 4 hours a day.
I will update next week!