Before you read any further, let me ask you two questions.
Question #1 – What would you gain if you could eliminate your food cravings and reduce your appetite substantially?
Common benefits may include: weight loss, better sleep, looking better, higher self-esteem, etc, etc..
Question #2 – Would you be willing to do something rather nauseating every day to experience those benefits?
Now that we’ve got that covered…
Why swallowing liquid saturated fat may actually be a good idea
I’m going to describe something that I personally find rather disgusting.
It involves a neat trick that helps reduce appetite and cravings.
This was described in a book by Seth Roberts, a psychology PhD. I haven’t read the book, but I find the concept to be interesting.
Apparently it involves consuming bland and flavourless calories in between meals, to lead to a reduction in the “body fat setpoint”.
Those bland and flavourless calories should come in the form of some type of oil. I prefer coconut oil despite the fact that it has a very slight flavour.
The process goes something like this:
At least an hour after your last meal, and an hour before your next, consume 100-400 flavourless calories. The way I do it is to heat about 30 grams (270 calories) of coconut oil in a cup, until it melts.
Then I pinch my nose, swallow the oil in one shot, and wolf down a tall glass of water right away.
I may feel slightly nauseated for a few minutes after doing this, sometimes up to an hour.
However, I don’t feel hungry and I don’t get cravings for the rest of the day, and I feel satiated after only a small amount of food.
I haven’t been able to stick to this for any length of time, but many users on the Seth’s forum have gotten incredible results.
My take is that this is something that could actually work for those who have tried different methods in the past, but been unsuccessful due to uncontrollable cravings and appetite.
If you have had problems giving up unhealthy food due to excessive cravings, then this might be something that works. You’re craving [insert junk food here], go melt some coconut oil in a cup, swallow it, and good chances are the cravings will disappear.
I’ve noticed that the amount of oil really makes a difference. I feel more nauseated after 30 grams than 20, so it may be a good idea to start slow.
If you prefer, extra light olive oil is recommended, but I prefer organic coconut oil because I believe it is healthier.