This isn’t very technical, but is very encouraging. (-:
On the recommendation of a friend (whose children are very happy that she’s gone beyond complaining about being “fat” (if you knew her, you’d laugh, she causes accidents rather than jeering) to actually doing something about it), I’m trying some stuff named 220.127.116.11 which is a detox tea, available from pharmacies.
Certain others with a (very rational) KFC aversion might also find it useful.
The idea is to drink at least a litre of this stuff (suitably diluted with Adam’s Ale AKA H2O) each day for 10 days, which both ups your fluid intake & also does some digestive purging.
It also has an interesting ingredient known as ogliofructose, which is a special kind of sugar (fructose) which skips your upper intestine & dissolves (gently) in your lower.
As well as not making you fat, OF wipes out a number of nasty digestive lifeforms, helps diabetes sufferers, carts more soluble fibre down to the lower intestine, & is generally good stuff to eat.
Anyway, back at practical results, that makes 8^H 9kg I’ve lost so far (almost down by 2x “Adam”s (a different Adam to the Ale one)), & while I see no appetite suppressors in the mix, I’ve been able to walk past fatty foods much more easily than before.
There has been one, um, side-effect in that after eating some very delicious chilli-based food, I washed it down with a slug of 18.104.22.168 only to discover that it amps up the effects of the chilli enormously, so I spent five minutes breathing carefully through a cooling mouth (-: only drinkable things around were high-fat :-). Other than that, it’s been excellent!
Oh, I did wuss out on one factor: I didn’t quite have the intestinal fortitude to get plain flavour, but settled for peach — but I didn’t descend as far as the morning-&-evening capsules. So... I’m not as strong as said friend, or in other words she can laugh & point at her wussy follower (me) as I struggle through the process after her.
Thank you, Thandi [a personal handle rather than a conventional name] for showing yourself to be wonderful in yet another way (she’s not short of them) by restraining your snickering to yourself, as well as by setting a sterling example of integrity & resolution. Oh, yes, & for carefully, lovingly raising wonderful kinder as well. (-: