Hi Seth (and other forum members)
First the experience and then the question:
I came across your link while browsing SFist last Friday and I broke my rule about clicking on ads and did. And I am glad that I
did. I started on the canola oil (while waiting for Amazon to get busy) of 2tbsp x2 after the sugar water experiment became
tedious. I now just chug the oil and chase it with a glass of water. Within a day or two I felt "strange." It turned out that I was
losing my appetite. Great! So far so good. But in the next couple of days I also noticed that while my appetite was going away
and my pants were looser around the waist my eating and drinking had not appreciably lessened, I was still eating the same
foods- you call them ditto foods and some of it with high carbs like french bread, white rice and potatoes. I had become "accustomed" to eating twice or thrice a day, like clockwork, and in the evening after my workout doing my loyal duty to keep the wine industry solvent. Instinctively I know that this pretty much kills any gains of the SL diet or for that matter any other diet.
So this is where I come to the "undoing or unlearning of bad eating habits." One part of the brain says you are not hungry but the part that controls habits says but its lunch time or dinner time, you must be hungry, eat something. Did you or the others on this forum face this problem?
I hasten to add that I do plan ( I think I have the will power) to cut down and vary the food intake and switch to non alcoholic
wine but it would be nice to see this issue addressed because I think that's what negates most efforts eventually: one either goes back to the old habits after losing some weight or one sabotages the dieting in myriad other ways.
PS: Before anyone asks my weight, I would like to say that its a closely guarded state secret, suffice to say that I could create a
smaller, healthier twin if I lost the excess poundage...