Yes you CAN swallow more! Read what I posted as a reply to BlackButterfly's message. It will also apply to you, it applies to us all. This is not the most fun I've ever had and I can only imagine where I will be in 6 days. But I do know this...."The Mind is the Battlefield", and once you win the battle there, you are victorious.
Also, I would suggest NOT watching the food channel!!! Next to having cooked food affecting your sense of smell, that's probably one of the worst things you can do!!
Even though we will all feel at times like we are alone in the world, suffering ... while everyone else is out there having fun and eating, we are NOT alone. And we have to get this "suffering" feeling turned around to a more positive attitude ... otherwise, defeat will have a foot in the door. I'm proud of you for doing this ... you WILL reap the rewards of this seed you are "sowing" for your body and your quality & quantity of life!! DON'T you give up! I'll need YOUR advice in 5 days!!