My main staple for "tasteless calories" as I'm doing the Shangri-la diet again will be coconut oil (CO). CO is not tasteless - it definitely has some taste to it. Last summer, when I first heard of the benefits of CO, I texted my wife to see if she could pick up some at the store. She happened to be at a friend's house and this friend buys and sells virgin CO in bulk - she's a big believer in CO - what are the odds? So my wife asked her friend if she knew where she could buy CO. Naturally her friend offered my wife some of the CO she buys and sells.
When I got home from work that day, I tasted the CO - directly into my mouth. It wasn't too pleasant. It tasted like I just took a bite of a bar of coconut flavored soap. So I put it in a smoothie and the taste was still there.
So when I take my CO, I will always pinch my nose and then drink and swish water in my mouth to get the taste out. By the time I un-pinch my nose, the taste is either not there at all or there is only a faint hint of it.
Yesterday morning, before I started my 'routine', I weighed in at 215.5. Then I successfully went through my routine yesterday ... hunger wasn't an issue at all. However, I am getting a cold - it started yesterday - so I felt a little weak by the time I got home from work at 5:15pm. I ate an apple and then took the dog on an hour-long walk. I felt just fine after that.
This morning I weighed in at 213.4.
My main question yesterday, with regard to CO, was how much coconut oil should I ingest daily? Yesterday, I took 2 tablespoons at 8:00am and 2 more at 3:00pm. I wasn't sure if that was too much or too little. Before, when I was taking ELOO, I think I took about 4 tablespoons a day.
This link suggest 3.5 tablespoons a day. That same site as a lot of other good info on the benefits of CO.
This link is heavy on the benefits of CO for the brain and for curing cancer. But at the very bottom, the author suggests 2 to 4 tablespoons a day.
This link is excellent! Not only does it confirm the 3-4 tablespoons a day, but it has a very succinct list of all the benefits of ingesting CO.
By the way, all of these links are from the first few hits from a google search (click here to see all the search results.)