Hi good SLD folks,
I stumbled (fortunately and gratefully) across Sethís book about 3 weeks ago.† I intuitively sensed that his discoveries were the magic key to weight loss and freedom from eating compulsions.† †
Iíve eaten a pretty healthy diet for a long time now, so Iíve been struggling somewhat with ingesting sugar and oil.† First, I started with sugar water and varying the flavors of the food I eat.† However, I had a hard time drinking enough sugar water to get good appetite suppression.†
Next, I tried oil.† I had a hard time swallowing straight oil.† But then I read on the forum about someone mixing the oil with the sugar to make a ďfrostingĒ (although my mix has been more of an oily sweet syrup).† Iíve been taking avocado oil (that oil muscle tested the best for me).† I mix approximately 1Ĺ tablespoons of avocado oil with about a teaspoon of powdered sugar, and drink plenty of warm water with it.† After a number of days of taking it, I got good appetite suppression on this relatively small amount.† At first this combo seemed delicious and easy to take.† But now Iíve been finding it harder and harder to stomach the oil.† This morning I had to force myself to take it and felt extremely nauseous afterwards.† (Iíve been tending to have mild queasiness as a facet of the appetite suppression, which I donít mind.)† I also now feel repulsed by avocados, which were previously one of my favorite foods.† Also, I think the oil might be making me tired.† I just donít feel well after taking it.†
So, now that I finally got a good routine established, Iím thinking I need to change it again.† (And Iíve read enough to know that changing oils or routines can be like starting over again.)† Then I had an eureka moment when I thought why not use the repulsion to my advantage.† How about if I nose clip and eat ditto foods.† So I nose clipped and ate some cheese and bread with some cooked vegetables for lunch today.† Cheese and bread are some ditto foods that I would love to extinguish my cravings for.†
So here are my questions:
1. Has anyone tried nose clipping and eating their ditto foods as a way to extinguish the craving for them?†
2. I noticed that I could still taste the cheese and bread a bit, even with my nose clipped. (I couldnít taste the vegies at all.) Have you found nose clipping strong flavors to be a problem?† Is it best to just nose clip more bland foods?
3. Has anyone experimented with some kind of flavorless starch or thickener such as agar, gelatin, kudzu, cornstarch etc.?† I wanted to thicken the oil with something in addition to sugar.† Or perhaps just try consuming some starchy tasteless paste.†
If any of these specific questions have been discussed elsewhere, I would appreciate links to the threads.† Iíve been trying to read enough to thoroughly educate myself about the theory and techniques that others have tried.†
Iím 45 years old and maybe about 10 pounds overweight.† However, Iíve worked way too hard to maintain my current weight, and have found it next to impossible to lose those last 10 pounds.† I think Iíve maybe lost a pound so far from SLD.† I donít have a scale, so I donít know for sure.† But more than losing weight, I am thrilled to have finally found a way to eat less, feel thoroughly satisfied, and free myself from food obsessions and cravings.† (Although SLD has become a bit of an obsession.
)† The freedom and peace of mind seem far more beneficial than the actual weight loss.† But I wouldnít mind losing a bit, too.
Many thanks to you Seth, for writing about and sharing your discovery so freely.† And thanks to everyone else for sharing your experiences.† Reading the posts Iíve been touched by how supportive you are to each other.