Friday, November 02, 2007

Back on Shangri La

I've re-started the Shangri-La diet but with a few modifications based on what's been learned since the book came out. I use no sugar at all this time, sticking to oil alone. My new protocol is as follows:
  1. Pour 2 tablespoons of room-temperature oil into a cup.
  2. Add cold (refrigerated) water to the oil to bring it up to about a half cup of oil-water mixture.
  3. Drink it down - it tastes like cold, foamy water.
  4. Wipe the oil from my lips with a napkin.
  5. Drink a bit more water to wash any residual oil taste away.
The oils I use currently are soybean and (extra light tasting) olive oil. I drink my oil twice a day, once around 4pm and once before bedtime, avoiding anything with a taste (including toothpaste or Diet Coke) for an hour before and after the oil.

The result: instant major appetite suppression. I don't crave snacks or sweets any more. What seemed like normal portions before make me feel over-full; I simply have to eat less.

Oddly enough, I also immediately felt less craving for Diet Coke.

My current weight is over 190; the goal is to get below 170.