I heard about a weight-loss method on the Dennis Prager Show yesterday. For anybody that ever listens to DP, you know this is an extremely unusual subject for him to be examining.
Needless to say, this made me quite curious about it. After reading up on it, it appears that this (Shangri-La method) may be a good way to not only lose excess weight but also to attain longer-term success with regard to caloric restriction (for general health-promotion and perhaps life-extension purposes).
This program also appears to be quite easy to follow. Has anyone on this board experimented with anything like this?
Is rice bran oil "flavorless" - or at least very mild? All the oils I've come across that are neutral tasting are not exactly health-promoting ... extra-light olive oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil, canola oil, etc.
I'm not sure if the xylitol would work or not. Perhaps that would be a good question to ask on the author's forum:
Yes Harry, Rice bran oil is very light, and basically tasteless. I was thinking about trading it out or maybe switching during the day... Like use rice bran oil in the morning, and olive oil in the afternoon, and then wonder what would happen if you used coconut oil in the evening? Thanks for the link to his forum, I am gonna check it out.....
Ok, I havent gotten my book yet, but I did go into the forum you posted. Asked a couple of questions. And yesterday I tried doing the oil. I took two tablespoons of oil... one at 12:30 and one at 7:30. And I have to admit, I wasnt really hungry... I had kefir in the morning, and had to make a road trip, so I had mcdonalds for lunch... The plan was to take the oil as soon as I got home, but got busy and forgot... so by the time I realized I was hungry, I stopped and took the oil, and figured I would eat an hour later... You are suppose to have a two hour window.. an hour before you take the oil and an hour after, where you dont eat anything... so I took the oil at 7thirty, and just didnt get hungry... So before I went to bed at 11, I drank another cup of kefir, figureing that would hold me over till morning.... and Im not hungry this morning.... Drank my kefir already, but havent taken the oil.... almost time to. This will be interesting to say the least... I dont see how this can work, but I am impressed so far... Now if I can just get motivated to get back to exercising, it will be great!!!
Yesterday I made some chocolate chip cookies, which I haven't made in years, and decided to try coconut oil instead of butter. My son, who can always eat more than one cookie, said how "stuffed" he was after eating just one! Same thing happened to me! Generally, not being hungry doesn't keep me from eating if something tastes really good. After one cookie I was too "stuffed" to eat another one. This never happened when I used butter, so we figured it must be the coconut oil! I know that coconut oil can help you lose weight because it has medium chain triglycerides, but I think it just makes you feel full, too! I cannot eat a spoonful of any kind of oil because it makes me feel nauseous! I am always looking for ways to lose weight and thought the coconut diet would do the trick, but it is so hard to eat the stuff straight. But I am for sure going to add it to anything I can that will make it palatable! Good luck!
Well apparently it does something to the appetite. I have been doing really good today too. I just dont seem to be getting that hungry, and when I am hungry, when I ate today, I wasnt able to eat the whole amount. Now I have noticed, that after eating, for some dumb reason, I get a chocolate desire.... badly today and yesterday!!!! But one hershey bar solved the problem yesterday, and a bowl of choc ricotta solved the problem today... and now I dont seem hungry at all... This seems really strange....
Its hard drinking the oil, but its worth a try... Figure if I can get use to the kefir, then I can get use to the oil!!!!!