Well, syringe didn't work, at least not for me. Somehow, it made me gag MUCH more! It's not the flavor of the oil, it's the texture, I think. I've started doing shots with a medicine cup that holds 1 Tbsp (3tsp) and that seems to be going much better. I tried doing 4 quick shots once a day but, by the third or fourth shot, my gag reflex has kicked in. Instead, I'm bookending, 2 Tbsp right before bed and 2 Tbsp right when I wake. When the oil is cold and lumpy, it's much easier for me because it doesn't fill up my whole mouth. Unfortunately, the whole bottle solidifies too quickly for me to always keep it in the fridge. Has anyone tried solid, chilled Tbsp of oil? Like a scoop of shortening? Or would the calorie content be different due to expansion?
Benefits I've noticed so far:
1. AS kicked in right away! I'm normally an emotional eater but, since I'm continually asking myself, "Am I really hungry?" because I'm checking to see if the oil is working, I've been able to ascertain if it's hunger or emotional. Just that split second of self-awareness is enough to break the compulsion most of the time and, if it doesn't, I don't have the added guilt of 'blowing my diet', I just make a better choice next time! AWESOME!
2. I seem to be able to relax and fall asleep better at night. Usually, it takes forever for me to release the tension in my legs and face and fall asleep. Practically the first night, I just sunk right down into the mattress and relaxed into slumber. I don't know if my body was missing nutrients or hydration but, there you go, better sleep!
3. I'm drinking more water. Not sure where this craving for water came from, usually I'm drinking soda all day. Maybe my body wants to distribute or dilute the oil more quickly and is prompting me to hydrate it properly? Hmmmm...
I'm not down to the calorie count my LoseIt.com app says I need to be at for 2lbs/week weight loss BUT I konw that I'm eating SIGNIFICANTLY less calories than I was so, there's bound to be a change soon!