I found that my last 20-25lbs came off excruciatingly slowly, possibly because I'd lost a fair bit by that point.
Flikad, I don't mean to keep hogging your thread, but I worry that I may
have appeared flippant in my previous post. I feel that I have not yet given
an in-depth description of my SLD experience. I am just not inclined to fuss
about my eating, or to document results, and this is not helpful here.
Perhaps I can compare my loss of the last 10 lbs with your loss of the last
20-25 lbs. It moved off very slowly over a period of 6 months, but I never
went all day without eating, I just seemed to have hunger delayed a bit later
each day until I was eating all of my daily food (estimating an average of around
1100 calories) after 4:30-5:00 p.m., and ate to satiation. That contrasted with
pre-SLD life, when I would snack absent-mindedly all day, try to restrict calories,
and then binge uncontrollably. I felt that I just didn’t know how to eat. I’m
still taking 2TB ELOO and feel that it is always there for me as a regulator.
I still occasionally want to turn to food for comfort in anxious times, but find it
is very self-limiting now. The point of all this is that it may be possible that if
those with less to lose can accept waiting longer to get there, they may have
an easier time maintaining.