I'm a 6'5" male from Scotland, aged 40, and my weight has been pretty steady for the last year at around 322lbs. I like gadgets and have a pedometer that uploads stats by USB to my computer, and my scales also take a USB stick that will upload to my PC too. During the recent festive season holidays I walked 10,000 steps a day but my weight did not change.
I found out about Tim Ferris new book called 4 Hr Body, and one of the (missed) chapters was by Seth Roberts
. After three weeks of taking supplements and going to the gym I hadn't seen any change to my weight, so I thought I would look for Flaxseed Oil. I couldn't find any in the large Asda store close to my work but on further reading found the post by Stephen M on starting
. Asda had own-brand extra light olive oil, and also stocked one brand of cold pressed rapeseed oil. So I went shopping and bought a 250ml bottle of each, a bag of my favourite Golden Granulated Sugar, and a set of measuring spoons. I also ordered a second hand version of the book on amazon.co.uk so I could read the whole story. (Now I understand that I am on a variant of Rule 1 from the book).
I went with Seth's timing of before bed so I take my dose each evening after 22:30, an hour after brushing my teeth. I started on Tuesday 18th and take a half tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, a half tablespoon of Rapeseed Oil (Canola) and put this into half a cup of lukewarm water that has a tablespoon of golden granulated sugar in it.
I have a nose clip from when I used to swim more a few years ago, so I went the whole hog and used this too although it can be a bit tough to swallow and drink without being able to breathe through my nose! I then wash my mouth out with a couple of large swigs of water.
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