Monday, January 4, 2010

Update: Still an Inch!

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!



Hello Dee,
I came across your blog while I was looking up information about the study of safflower oil.
I also start the use of safflower oil,Dec. 27, 2009.
One week later,(Jan. 3, 2010) I was down 1 pound and 3 1/2 inches. I didn't even try to diet or eat right, (too many yummy Christmas goodies still to enjoy).
I measured from the bust down to the calfs (including arms) so one inch was lost on the bust and 2 1/2, loss was from the tummy and hips.
Starting next week (Jan. 11,) I am going to start watching my diet, and add three day of exercise.
I will be sure to come by and read your updates and leave any results I may have. Have a wonderful day!

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope my progess is as good as yours is! I'm very impressed!