I'm not a squeamish person - I know that it can be a difficult thing for some people to even think of drinking oil - but that wasn't me at all. I could see why people would think it a bit yukky but it didn't feel that way - if it works - I can do that!
BUT it's not working out that way...
I'm finding it increasingly difficult to take the oil (nose-clipped ELOO until yesterday and today) as my body begins to heave and I can feel the thickness in my throat for almost an hour afterwards (only drinking something like diet coke takes it away eventually). I have rinsed my mouth, swallowed more water and tried to distract myself but there's no kidding myself - drinking ELOO is making me feel sick. I got over the diarrhoea stage so I don't think it's related to this.
So... I thought 'yay' when Seth said about doing butter with meat. Unsalted butter, thin slices of beef and nose-clipped.
Oh my goodness nooooo! It's horrible! I tried it again today in case it was mind over matter but it took me five minutes of trying to block the texture of the butter out of my mind as I struggled it down! It really was the texture and the greasiness of the whole thing and I'm now half an hour later and only just beginning to feel less nauseous about it.
What do I do now? I read about the butter tea and I just couldn't - looking back, I am very particular about having a tiny drop of semi-skimmed milk in my tea because I can't bear the greasy filmy taste/texture of full fat milk or anything milky/fatty - a lifetime of adjusting myself to leaner versions of things and it seems I really can't bear the feel/texture of fat/oil and that's going to make things very tricky isn't it?
Is there any less oily-feeling oil I could try? Does it have to be oil/fat that I eat to do SLD? I am a bit scared to try sugar/water because I am afraid of 'dumping syndrome' (gastric bypass) and find it tricky to eat sweet things at all now so it may be a struggle.
I'm at a loss - what should I do? I am sooo not 'precious' about things like this but it's getting harder not easier to do because of this strong physical reaction to the oil/butter. I cannot cannot do butter. I know that from today lol! Could it work if I pick any food and just nose-clip it? (cottage cheese for example?) The thing with the meat/butter too was that I was struggling it down because I wasn't hungry at all but wanted to get rid of the 'dose'.
I'd be grateful for any advice on where to go with this - I am feeling leaner and have dropped half a lb this week so I don't want to give up before I've even started.