Lindaree. I can understand your impatience, and it can take a while for appetite suppression (AS) to kick in. The rule of thumb used here is to take about double your lbs weight number in oil calories, to a maximum of 4 tablespoons per day. So if you weigh 200lbs, you would take 400 cal in oil, or about 4T. So far so good?
OK, the easiest way is to build up to the amount of oil you need, as sometimes tummies rebel against so much oil at one, use Extra Light Olive Oil (ELOO) if you can get it, Canola is good too for many SLDers.
Take, say, 1T ELOO to start by floating it in a small amount of water, ( a small glass with a thin lip helps, I've found, but it's not essential) throw it back real quick so that you don't taste the oil
, drink a glass of cold water right after, that helps, and wipe any residue from your lips. Breath out through your mouth as this helps avoid any taste from the oil. Do this twice a day, but VIP
- have nothing but water for one hour BEFORE or AFTER
the oil - no gum, no toothpaste, nothing with any flavour in your mouth. The timing is according to convenience for you, but the two hour window is really
important. As TT said, you'll see the reason behind this when you read the book. That's it, 30 seconds of ' pain' for a big bag of benefits.
The AS effect can be instantaneous for some, with a total
turn-off towards food - if this happens, don't panic, just ride this wave for as long as it lasts, as it will not
last forever. Over time you will find your attraction to rubbish food will diminish, and you'll probably start to crave the weirdest things - like steamed spinach! - and your appetite will diminish and be under your
control, NOT your stomach's!!
That's it a nutshell, keep forraging around this forum and you'll learn lots more (Oh.....and welcome to the forum BTW
And don't be scared to ask more questions - we are a very friendly and helpful bunch here.