Update from Shangri-La land
Soooooooo. I had a lot of celebratory food this weekend, but even the trip to Houston's with my husband resulted in only 1/2 of a hamburger, 1 glass of wine, and about 5 French fries, an afterwards I felt STUFFED. I had another victory as well, I went to the anniversary sale at one my favorite boutiques, and they had all sorts of French macaroons, red velvet cup cakes, mini quiche, and champagne....i saw it, i thought about it for barely a second and then I said "nah, no thanks" .... This is a big deal for me, and much more than a minor victory, because I love fine food and I have never, ever, ever just said no and to not even taste anything.....Amazing.
Now this is entirely anecdotal, but this is truly the only time in my life that I have successfully cut my appetite without the help of stimulants. Protein is another good way of squelching your appetite, but too much protein makes my tummy hurt and I end up taking in a large amount of calories to get enough protein to make myself feel full.
The last subject I would like to touch on today is the topic of oils. I have been using organic canola oil, but today I was away from home and at a friends house. She was out of canola oil, and only had grapeseed oil so I took that instead, I won't go into the look of confusion and then horror on her face when I told her this was my new "diet" - don't worry she'll come around when she sees the results.....anywho, usually after taking the oil my appetite is squashed, but today after taking the grapeseed oil, I was ravenous while waiting my hour to eat. Maybe it's just today, maybe it's my hormones, I don't know, but I am curious to know if others are having greater success with one oil over another. Post your thoughts and comments on my blog http://exit-here.blogspot.com/