I've done a search and found a number of threads similar to the questions I have, but I didn't feel like any of the threads answered my questions directly (or with certainty, if there can be any).
1) Has anyone had success using oil capsules (flax or fish) instead of taking the oil directly? I know people have said it's fine to get the oil this way, but I didn't see any posts by people who had success this way. I've been taking the required number of capsules to meet the calorie requirements for several days, and I actually seem to be much hungrier. Granted, it hasn't been long. The capsules are a mix of fish and flax. I've also been taking the capsules twice a day rather than all at once. Could either of these things be an issue?
2) What's the consensus on odors? Food odors during 2 hour window safe or not? Other odors? Several people I work with use strong smelling lotion (including cocoa butter) and colognes, so it's difficult to be odor free.
3) I saw someone talk about waking up in the middle of the night to take his/her oil. Has anyone had success (or problems) taking it before bed (rather than waking up in the middle of the night)? I don't like interrupting my sleep, so before bed would be preferable. It would also be easier to deal with the diet, since I wouldn't spend all day thinking about how much time has passed since I tasted something or how much time there is before I'm going to taste something again.
4) I read a study in which already overweight people were put on a diet in which 20-25% of their calories came from either glucose or fructose. At the end of the study, it was discovered that there was really no difference in weight gain between the people, but those who were taking fructose developed more health problems than those who were taking glucose. Has anyone tried the diet with glucose (instead of fructose or table sugar)? Glucose might be a problem because it hits the blood much more quickly, and I don't know if that could be counter-productive.
5) Is it possible that the weight loss comes about because we're cognizant of the fact that we've taken so many calories in a short time and so deliberately try to eat fewer calories throughout the rest of the day? Granted, that wouldn't explain the appetite suppression so many seem to experience, but again, I haven't felt that, and I feel like I'm going to end up gaining weight, because I'm taking all these extra calories but remain hungry (ravenous sometimes).