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June 10, 2012 5:47 AM
Is anyone else using coconut oil? I've heard it helps aid in weight loss, increasing metabolism, better skin, removing toxins from your body...etc..... and I took a tsp of coconut oil in my morning coffee for the first 2 days of my diet and lost 5 lbs...I stopped taking it and now im losing alot slower averaging about .2 lbs a night if that. Any info?
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June 10, 2012 5:58 AM
I don't know about it being good for weightloss, but I make a hair mask with it.
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June 11, 2012 6:13 AM
I actually just ordered some online because I have many friends that lost weight using coconut oil and they were not exercising just dieting. I'll give it a try and see if it works. It is great for your metabolism though. If it helped you lose weight I'd say go back to using it. :)
June 11, 2012 6:29 AM
Not neccesarily for weight loss per se...but Coconut oil has lots of healthy fats in it - the healthy fats help your body function and keeps you feeling fuller longer.

the tablespoon in the coffee for 2 days did not result in you loosing 5 lbs...chances are watching what you eat, drinking lots of water and flushing your system helped you loose some water weight...
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June 18, 2012 1:40 PM
My nutritionist taught me that good fat is good for your body and coconut oil is a great fat. Low fat diets don't work. I just ordered a book she recommended I read. Eat Fat, Lose Fat. http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Fat-Lose-Healthy-Alternative/dp/0452285666

I've trippled my fat intake over the past 2 weeks and the inches are disappearing from my body. I'm very excited. I eat 1 - 2 tbsp of coconut oil a day. This book recommends I eat 11/2 tbsp. 3x a day. I'm working on adding more cocount to my diet. Try it and see how it works!
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June 18, 2012 1:48 PM
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Low fat diets don't work.


I'm sorry, but that is simply not true.
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June 18, 2012 1:51 PM
It tastes like ****.
June 18, 2012 1:52 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Low fat diets don't work.


I'm sorry, but that is simply not true.


Eh, prove it.
Edited by mrmanmeat On June 18, 2012 1:52 PM
June 18, 2012 1:52 PM
My proffessor just finished giving me a lecture about how bad coconut oil is. According to him, its high in saturated fat.
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June 18, 2012 1:54 PM
Coconut oil is processed and therefore it is terrible for you
June 18, 2012 1:55 PM
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Coconut oil is processed and therefore it is terrible for you


Does wonders for my crusty feet though.
June 18, 2012 1:55 PM
You lose weight by staying in a calorie deficit. Although coconut oil may have some healthy and beneficial properties to it....it will not magically make you lose weight.
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June 18, 2012 1:55 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

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Low fat diets don't work.


I'm sorry, but that is simply not true.


Eh, prove it.


I have only gone over 60g of fat once in the last 90 days and been under 30g for the majority of the days.
June 18, 2012 1:56 PM
I use coconut oil for all my cooking and in my hair as well. Low-Fat diets may not be for everyone because when you take out the fat it is often replaced with sugar. I'm eating fat, protein and natural carbs and feel better than i have in a long time. but what may work for me may not be for everyone. To each their own.
June 18, 2012 1:56 PM
I dont know if its good for weightloss but it is very nice to cook with :)!

I love using it on veggies gives it a very faint taste and the smell of it is awesome!
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June 18, 2012 1:56 PM
Processed saturated fats are not good but coconut oil is a good fat and it does have properties than can help weight loss. You need good fats.
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June 18, 2012 1:57 PM
Processed saturated fats are not good but coconut oil is a good fat and it does have properties than can help weight loss. You need good fats. Not all coconut oil is processed.
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June 18, 2012 1:58 PM
Coconut oil is great. It is one of the few oils that does not turn to transfat when heated to a high heat. I use it for sauteeing everything. You really should stay away from fat free foods. Fat is flavor without it foods need to have sodium, chemicals and/or sugar added to taste good. your body needs fat to survive. Eating fat does not make you fat. Eating too many calories makes you fat.
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June 18, 2012 2:00 PM
its highly debatable... sure there might be antioxidents, boosts metabolism, gives you super powers or whatever but its saturated fats like anything else so eating whole eggs would have similar benefits.. keep a balance between fats and make sure you get enough healthy fats in your diet and ur good to go... definately dont go low fat, just keep it at an essential fat level so like around 50g depending on body weight maybe around 35g minimum if you are a woman and smaller
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June 18, 2012 2:03 PM
I wonder if it helps detox? Things like stress, toxins, and bad bacteria in your gut will all make you gain weight regardless of how much you are exercising and eating. I am reading Dr. Mark Heyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution. It is a good guide to to detox and fix a lot of what is preventing your weight loss.
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June 18, 2012 2:03 PM
Fats are more calorie dense than anything else per gram.

Carbs = 4 calories/gram
Protein = 4 calories/gram
Fat = 9 calories/gram

If you do cut fat, it would cut calories, but that doesn't take into account how the body processes it necessarily.

Anyway, I like coconut oil a lot (in moderation). The body probably might use the medium chain fatty acids in some way, but I have no idea if that benefits weight loss. I do believe that in bigger quantities it can be a laxative, so if you're full of s**t, it might help you lose weight! laugh

Oy, not the whole "it helps get rid of toxins" business again. There are no mysterious toxins floating around your body causing "bad energy." If memory serves, it's the liver that removes toxins from the body. So... if your liver isn't working, and coconut oil helped liver function (pretty sure it doesn't), then yes, it would help remove "toxins" indirectly. Please research two words: pseudoscience (and) toxins.
Edited by tattooyu On June 18, 2012 2:04 PM
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June 18, 2012 2:06 PM
I just started taking it about a week or so ago. I cannot handle it right out of the jar, and I'm a coconut fan. But, I do enjoy it in oatmeal and in a scrambled egg. I haven't seen any results on the scale because of it,but I thought maybe I should increase up to 3x a day. Sure is a lot of calories though.

I have been using it also after a shower and in my hair. I noticed my shouders had a really nice glow while wearing a tank top!

What I read was you need fat to lose fat. So, I also have been adding olive oil to my salads too. Time wil tell!
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June 18, 2012 2:07 PM
Do you eat it or put on your body? Sorry if that's a silly question xxx
June 18, 2012 2:08 PM
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My proffessor just finished giving me a lecture about how bad coconut oil is. According to him, its high in saturated fat.


It is Saturated because it is solid at room temperature; however, it melts at like 78 degrees so there's really no way it can solidify within your body.
June 18, 2012 2:08 PM
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I don't know about it being good for weightloss, but I make a hair mask with it.


Interesting!! does it help your hair? My hair is breaking like crazy!
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