Are you all trying the no calorie flavor while keeping the 2 hour no-flavor window?
I find the idea of a small "calorieless flavour burst" between meals quite appealing, and I'm going to do it within the two hour window, which is easy enough.
I hope that we do not dismiss this idea too soon.
It is all part of SLD, as Seth says in his blog: April 16th, 2007 at 6:41 pm
It would depend on what those calorie-less flavors are. If they are the same flavors that are sometimes paired with calories — yes. If they are different than the flavors paired with calories, no.
I consume a fair amount of calorieless flavors in the form of gum but the gum flavors I use are not flavors that are paired with calories at other times
For me, it is looking like it may be the missing factor for consistent appetite control with SLD. Here’s why:HUSBAND
: Started Oct./06, with 15 lbs. to lose. Always drinks Cool-Aid
(reduced sugar) with and between meals.
AS? Never hungry; cravings gone, gone, gone; often misses meals (unheard of for him before SLD—had to have breakfast upon arising, now cannot even eat til noon); happily considers SLD part of his life; never worries about weight now, just knows that is is slowly decreasing and is confident it will stay that way. (Grrrrr!)ME
: Started Oct./06 with 10 lbs. to lose. Always drink plain water with and between meals
, and tea between meals only
. AS? Truthfully, sometimes I am just not sure. (I could go on with all of the other benefits we are getting from SLD, but am trying to stay on topic) Also consider SLD part of my life, but am constantly analyzing and wondering if I am missing something.THE DIFFERENCE
: He is drinking Cool-Aid with and between meals;
I was drinking plain water only
(virtuous me!), with and between meals
, with some tea between meals only
. So, my only calorie-less flavour, tea, was never paired with calories, as his Cool-Aid is, at meals. (See Seth’s quote, above).
Three days ago I started having tea with and between meals. Within a day I am sure that I noticed much-decreased between-meal hunger. Now, of course, as I understand it right now, it doesn’t have to be just tea, as long as the calorie-less flavour is consumed with and between meals. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
It’s easy to get mixed up with this at first, as I have. I noticed that both mpq
spoke of having the calorie-less flavour
in the 2 hr window
. If they mean the crucial 2 hr
. flavour-free window
around the oil or sugar, this would probably be wrong, as it would be introducing flavour in this no-flavour window. I know this is starting to sound like blah blah blah now. Sorry.
This is the reason, besides the great joy and fun, that I follow the forums so closely: for Seth Roberts and the wisdom of crowds, and waiting for those crucial factors , that I may be missing, to emerge.
For me, anyway, this looks like it may be at least one of them, and hopefully for others as well. We’ll see.