Today I weighed in at 134.8 pounds. Which is the lowest I've been in ages. But it's also a dramatic drop that happened after I STOPPED drinking oil. Yesterday I went shopping, ate ice cream, drank beer, and worked out a lot, and it was so, so nice to be able to pop a piece of gum into my mouth without stressing about flavor/calorie associations and eat when I wanted to, as opposed to when I was allowed to. I know that a lot of people here have had really amazing results, and I did notice a small change in my appetite while on the diet, but just not enough to make it worth the hassle.
As I understand it, for people with only a few pounds to lose (I was aiming for 15, but my BMI was already within the healthy range), SLD simply doesn't lower the set point enough to make up for the increased calories from oil or sugar. In the future, when I don't have time for breakfast I might still throw back a tbsp of canola oil to hold me over until lunch, but given the option I'd definitely rather have my morning cereal or yogurt, which are about the same numer of calories anyway.
Does anyone have an idea whether just one tbsp of oil every other day or so would be helpful or better than nothing? Every now and then I'm sure I'll have a window where it won't be an annoyance and my calories for the day are already low.