Sorry I didn't keep up with my Great Safflower oil experiment on here. The weekend was busy, busy!
I did keep up with the 2 teaspoons dose daily, but I have not yet lost more than that first inch that I reported last week. But, again, this experiment has made me more aware of what I'm eating, and how much exercise I'm getting, so that's a good thing, right?
Today I decided to take one teaspoon of oil straight from the teaspoon--a feat I think is quite brave considering my easy gagging reflex on oily things (thanks to a dose or two of Castor oil Mom gave me as a kid--shudder). And guess what? I didn't gag! It was pretty easy to swallow and not a heavy feeling or tasting oil. The second teaspoon went into my lunch, though.
As far as weight loss goes, I've lost maybe a pound. It's hard to tell, though, with me, since my weight fluctuates up and down by at least four pounds daily. I'd have to lose a good five pounds, and stay there for a couple of days, before I'd consider that I'm losing any weight. I also read that one of the effects of this oil is that it promotes lean muscle growth. This would add weight, at first, until enough muscle was produced to begin burning calories on its own.
So that's the report! To those of you who are giving this a try, too, hang in there! Let me know if your experiment is showing good results--I'd really like to read your up-dates, too. Okay, back to reality; school, writing, and other normal things. Cheerio!