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Posted by Tara (Uk) on 10/17/2016
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Hello, I would like to share my experience as I too found this valuable online through online reviews...which changed my weight loss experience woohoo! I have always struggled with being overweight since childhood, and being a yo-yo dieter managed to lose weight but always gained it all back...even though I'd go to the gym sometimes.

I'm in my 20s and decided to begin a healthy lifestyle, been watching meal portions and doing some walking every day...but beyond a few kilos, couldn't seem to lose much weight...i still felt pudgy around my arms and stomach. I though there's nothing more to lose, and things can't get worse...so I followed a friend's advice and started having 1 tablespoon COLD PRESSED VIRGIN COCONUT OIL every morning with my coffee, soon after I wake up. Continued 1 hour walks every second day, and watching meal portions (no sugar, less of bread/rice and more of greens, meat, fish). Within a week, my family noticed I was looking slimmer..and I had changed nothing except started taking coconut oil...

I was super enthused with the results and continued the early morning ritual for 2 months now...and I don't feel cravings to eat junk...feel great and energised, motivated to exercise as I can actually see results now. I'm 100% confident the coconut oil has helped boost my metabolism, and it's amazing! I would recommend everyone to try having 1 tbsp coconut oil with their tea/ coffee in the mornings...it's natural and nutrient-rich. Due to marketing, we usually believe more in artificial, processed protein shakes but are doubtful of natural foods like coconut oil. Try it and believe me, your life will change

Thanks!!


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Posted by Rosy (South Africa ) on 05/07/2016

The initial constipation comes because your body is eliminating hard metal toxins and toxic stones from liver, gallbladder and pancrease. You could assist your body by eating soft pears to move the bowels easily. Good luck.


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Posted by Diamond (Ma., Essex) on 04/14/2015
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Coconut oil for weight loss: I found this to be very active, as I have tried this for several months now because I gained a lot of weight. My Dr. says my levels are very high and too much weight gain too fast. This is an all around cure. I wish every one the very best.


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Posted by Annie (Somewhere In The World) on 07/30/2013

The low carb idea is good but stay off of artificial sweeteners. Forget the low calorie thing. It does not work with low carb or really, anytime. The virgin coconut oil needs to be taken in smaller doses to begin with--try 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per meal and work your way up to 2-3 T. a day. Too much all at once gives a laxative effect. Only good thing about that is, with me, it is over with all at once instead of ongoing. I have been low carbing since April and have lost 23 lbs. I am also gluten intolerant so this works well for me. Get your carbs from low glycemic index veggies. Drink lots of water. When I get the urge to cheat, I drink sparkling mineral water.


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Posted by Just Curious (Scranton, Pennsylvania) on 07/29/2013

Hey guys... I am curious about the mixed feedback surrounding Coconut oil. I'd like to try taking it for weight loss, but should I be cutting calories and fat to compensate for taking it? I already eat a mostly healthy, low-carb, low-calorie diet, and exercise 5-6 times a week, but I'd like to use it to cleanse my system and boost my metabloism... What is the recommended daily dosage, and should I work that in to my daily caloric needs, or add it on top? Thanks for the information!

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Posted by Xiomara (Ny) on 05/21/2013

Is that the coconut oil that its white, the one that people use for hair?


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Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/03/2012

Another way to get coconut oil without having to drink it is to take a tablespoon of coconut oil and use it to cook some fresh vegetables in a pan for dinner. My personal technique is to jazz it up with some thyme, rosemary and a dash of cayenne and garlic to give the veggies some life. Use your fave seasonings. The other reader was spot on as well regarding putting in a blender mixed shake. Be creative. I also use a tablespoon of coconut oil to cook eggs for breakfast in as well. Quells my hunger for hours, more than just the eggs by themselves with non-stick spray, butter etc.


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Posted by Cochamama (Denver, Co) on 05/11/2013
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I have been a carbohydrate binge eater most of my 39 years. It has been SO much worse in the last few years... So bad I have been considering therapy. I have taken 1 TB of coconut oil for the past 2 days.... It has 100% taken away all cravings. This is the only thing that has ever allowed me to make the healthy food choices consistently that I have wanted to do for so long. I will update shortly, but I feel I am 'cured' :)


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Posted by Baldev (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) on 11/29/2011 191 posts

Hi Ritu,

To reduce weight, extra virgin coconut oil does play a very important role. You have to take three tablespoons, minimum. At least two tablespoons of it in a day and the best time is if you can take it before the meals. You can take in any hot beverage or if you are comfortable by taking directly in the mouth and then drinking some warm water it is ok. This will give you enough energy and will help in reducing the in take of extra cal. by reducing the apetite.

Good Luck,

Baldev


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Posted by Ritu (Mumbai, India) on 11/28/2011

Hi I would like to know how to take coconut oil and when and how many times a day to promote weight loss? Also for general overall health how should it be taken? I'm from india and here we use coconut oil in our hair and body everyday.

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Posted by Rupa (Bangalore, Karnataka) on 11/03/2011

Hi Ashley, Please provide the procedure how to intake cocount oil. or mail me at krupa.inc(at)gmail.com

Thanks in Advance


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Posted by Pippa (Picton, New Zealand) on 09/28/2012
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I eat a slice of toast with a table spoon of coconut oil every morning for breakfast and weight is slowly but steadily going down. I put a dash of lemon or lime and a sprinkle of salt on it, to give it a fresher taste. Coconut oil for weightloss works for me, I have not changed diet or lifestyle.


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Posted by Caseyu (Mounds View, Mn, Usa) on 09/13/2013
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I took a mere tablespoon of organic extra virgin coconut oil for a week and lost about 5 pounds - with NO other remedies or treatments or meds going on. I was a little worried and couldn't figure out why I was detoxing and losing weight (since I didn't take the oil to lose weight, obviously) and I did a quick search online and found out that coconut oil does indeed help your overall health and wellness. it is a definate keeper in this household and tempers out the thyroid quite effectively.


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Posted by Melanie (Rochester, Il) on 04/04/2011
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Hi, I just want to add to the number! I have a big YEA for coconut oil! I took 1 TBS everyday, for the most part, from Jan. '10 to May '10 and lost close to 40 pounds!! I stopped taking it to see if I would start gaining weight again, but I have maintained! I do not diet or exercise regularly as I should, either! I am going back on it to lose 20 more. I also noticed my asthma and circulation greatly improved, so much that I was able to go off of my steriod inhaler during the worst time of the year, and it cured thrush in both my baby and me!


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Posted by Nikolina (Roy, Utah) on 01/29/2011

Medications alone can account for the fact that you are not losing weight. A lot of them can change your metabolism and make it difficult, or almost impossible, to lose any weight at all. The fact that you are experiencing more energy is a great cause to celebrate. I wish you well.


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Posted by Stonefieldsian (Auckland, New Zealand) on 01/27/2011

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Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 01/26/2011

Hi Marilyn - Just today I received an e-mail from Healthy Ways Newsletter that had an article on using coconut oil for Alzheimers. You are definitely on the right path. Here is the link in case you want to read it: www.coconutresearchcenter.com/hwnl_8-1.htm

And here is an excerpt from the rather long article. Interesting from a prevention point of view too.

Who could have imagined that such a simple dietary intervention could produce such a remarkable effect on brain health? The simple act of adding coconut oil into the diet can both prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. For treatment purposes a total of 5 tablespoons (74 ml) a day taken with meals is recommended. Add a portion of the coconut oil to each of the three meals.

Best of luck to you and your husband. He is very fortunate to have someone willing to look into alternative methods. Take care, Bess


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Posted by Marilyn (West Palm Beach, Florida, Usa) on 01/26/2011

My husband was recently diagnosed with dementia and the Aricept Meds were of no use and someone suggested I try Coconut Oil... Caretakers are willing to accept and try and help given. Each morning I put a cup of Almond Milk, (any kind can be used), 3 tbsps Organic Coconut Oil, a Banana into Blender and make a shake... Today I used Blue Berries and it too was delicious.... I made an extra one for myself. I tell him it's a "health shake" and he does enjoy it.... Just saying...


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Posted by Mesem (Toulon, France) on 01/16/2011

It would be nice to have more conclusive info on how or if coconut oil does or does not affect the adrenals and thus metabolism. Or does it only just slide through blocking absorption of other fats on the way? I seem to have gastro today so after the ACV and charcoal am whiling away time on line!


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Posted by Julie (Seattle, Wa) on 01/15/2011

Thanks for the question. I had read all about how VCO was going to help me lose weight and I'm gaining instead. The weight "feels" differently, though. Not squishy flab, but strength and substance, if that makes any sense. I feel a lot better, but looks like I will have to tweak my portion sizes everywhere else.


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Posted by Argusa (Las Vegas, Nv, Usa) on 06/10/2010

Hi Giglez2u!

I've read wonders about VCO, I use it mixed up with some fresh papaya in my face, hands etc,WONDERFUL!! I did not tried it for weight loss. I am a happy, sad, bored, anytime, any occasion eater.. so 2 tbsp of anything won't do it for me.. so I thought .... I found this amazing site and I read about PSYLLIUM HUSK, I started taking the powder with LOTS of water drinking it and during the day( 1 tbsp on 8oz of water and some extra to help it down..)I read a post about mixing it with orange juice, will try that tomorrow. Well it does what people posted about, the great cleansing and wonderful extra fiber etc... but what it shocked me is how full it makes me feel..... today being busy I didn't even notice lunch time was far gone, had a small snack and at dinner time I could have a much smaller portion because I was full.... so for me this is helping to control my "hunger attacks" so with a better diet, more movement I think I will succeed.... so will you., just write psyllium in the search on the EC page and there you'll find all the info.there are may other cures related to weight loss,Turmeric, AVC, etc so I'll try them all.. always with caution!! Most of them are not the yummiest but oh well, I just drink it as fast as I can ( on the other hand the turmeric with milk, black pepper and a bit of honey not bad at all ... for me) Good Luck !!!


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Posted by Giglez2u (Morrill, Ne, United States) on 06/09/2010

I have only been taking the vco consistantly for 1 week, and I have to say, I like the soft, silky feel of my skin. I do, however, have really oily hair, and I want to use it as a conditioner too, but am a little leery of that, but I will try it. Am unsure of exact amts, and best way to apply it. I also consume it, right now, I am at 2 tbs. daily. Was having some cramping and loose bowels, but that seems to have tapered off. I am interested in all the benefits but am worried that I won't lose weight, since it has so many calories, AND I am still constantly, agonizingly HUNGRY! What should I do differently??????

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Posted by Sophie (Pdx, Usa) on 03/18/2010
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I've been taking VCO first thing in the morning (1tsp) and 1 tsp at around 1:30 in the afternoon which followed with some some warm tea. Sometimes when I'm hungry I will just have a 1/4-1/2 tsp of VCO. When I first started this I felt a little sick from it but I believe that this was detoxification process, so I stepped up my steam/sauna time and drank more water and tea. Sometimes I will put some VCO fruit berry smoothie. I've noticed my cravings have vanished, and my consumption of food has gone down. My skin is clear. My energy is up. My eyes are no longer red they are now clear and white. I also started using it as an all over body lotion my cellulite is gone. I use a very, very small amount on my face it is nice, and makes my skin super soft and clear. I've FINALLY lost the stubborn 10 pounds.


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Posted by Garster (Brown City, Michigan, Usa) on 03/12/2010

Just a piece of info for those that are not losing weight. Check the product labels on the food you eat and the drinks you consume for High Fructose Corn Syrup. Do some research on the effect that this has on your body and metabolism. Dr Mercola and other sites give a good explanation of what biological processes are changed by this chemical. Hope this helps someone.


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Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio, Usa) on 03/01/2010

Coconut oil is an antifungal, antibacterial, so what you experienced was more than likely die off symptoms from the oil killing the bad bacteria in your stomach. Next time start slowly maybe with just using it topically for a while.


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Posted by Cured (Niceville, Fl) on 02/23/2010

Helena did you just start going to the gym about the same time as starting the coconut oil? Of course the gym with the right workout will build muscle--muscle weighs more than fat which might be the reason for your weight gain. Instead of watching the scale watch how your clothes fit. I personally do not like scales and guage my weight by my clothes and how they fit on a regular basis. If a pair of pants were tight a month ago, are they still tight, tighter or looser? Again it is a detox, it may take a bit before you see desired results externally.

You didn't list VCO intake/routine. Though i'm sure if your reading here you have an idea from what other people have done. Have some patience and keep at it.


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Posted by Ashley (Kansas City, Kansas) on 02/22/2010

I bought a jar of unrefined, unprocessed, virgin coconut oil. I took 2 tablespoons a day.


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Posted by Barbara (Casa Grande, Az) on 02/11/2010

I have been taking organic coconut oil for about 8 weeks now. I have high blood pressure and take medication and my blood pressure is the best that it has been in years right now! I have been taking 2-3 tablespoons a day of the coconut oil in my coffee in the mornings. I have been reading that you really have to watch your carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight with the coconut oil. I have not seen weight loss yet, but I am still adjusting my carbs and calorie intake. I tried some of the coconut oil supplements at first and started gaining weight. I then read that there is not enough of the oil in the supplements to really help. I then switched to coconut oil that I bought in the grocery store, but when I started buying coconut oil from a health food store is when I really noticed a difference. I also use coconut oil on my skin and it is wonderful! I feel much better and no longer ache in the mornings when I get up. I have a lot more energy and have been able to go back to the gym to exercise. The type of coconut oil that you purchase, the dosage, and your diet all seem to effect the results of taking the coconut oil internally.


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Posted by Sultana (Birmingham, Uk) on 02/04/2010

Hi, I've had the opposite reaction to be honest, since taking coconut oil I have been suffering from constipation. Otherwise im quite happy with the coconut oil, It's taking time to work its effect on my skin but I'm being patient and hopeful :-)


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Posted by Charles (Iowa City, Ia) on 01/16/2010
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Better But With Side Effects

its true! i lost 15lbs in a matter of 5 days after eating coconut oil, thanks to the nastiest bout of diarrhea i've had in my entire life. i'm a body builder who's fat intake was around the 40% of my dietary intake, and thought switching over to this oil was be a healthy substitute. wrong! well at least not all at once. most painful experience of my life. ever.


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Posted by Ki (San Francisco, CA USA) on 07/04/2009

I keep a jar of coconut oil in the fridge and scrape some out and blend it up into a green smoothie each morning. I think it gives a nice flavor to the vegetables and fruit and is not objectionable at all.

I also found a weight loss tip from a Curves book that seems to help me. When I reach a stubborn plateau point, I eat more to purposely gain a few pounds and then return to the weight loss regime. It seems very counter-intuitive, but it foils the body from going into "starvation mode" or slowing down the metabolism. It's important not to gain more than 2 or 3 pounds, though, and once you hit that point, to return immediately to the regime of weight-loss.


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Posted by Shelley (Grand Rapids, MI) on 06/25/2009

I cannot find a way to take Coconut Oil internally. I cannot take it as a solid or liquid, either way I gag, any suggestions? Thank you!


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Posted by Kali (Orange Park, Florida) on 04/26/2009
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I take a 1 tsp to 1/2 tbl of virgin organic coconut oil daily and it has definitely decreased my appetite. From the 1st day forward there was a noticeable difference in how much I ate. And further evidence is if I skip a day, I will snack more that day. It is truly remarkable. I still eat 3 good quality meals a day and exercise 3 times a week, I just don't partake in needless boredom snacking anymore. Plus coconut oil is a good all around beauty/health investment as it works for so many things. Give it a shot...start small (1/8 tsp.) and work up to whatever you are comfortable taking for your body weight. And melt it, don't take it solid...yuck! Good luck, you won't regret trying it...it's a miracle product.


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Posted by Abby (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) on 04/12/2009
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So happy to have found this forum. The info is invaluable. I hope some doctors out there are using it to help their patients!!! Since suffering with lupus for 15 years and now in remission for last 15, I have virtually given up on medical advice and protocol. Like many of you reading this, I try to find my own answers to my health problems.

About three weeks ago, I started using extra virgin coconut oil to jumpstart stalled weight loss and possible hypothyroid. Have been eating low carb for many years and after reading many posts now realize I was not eating enough good fats, therefore decided to try coconut oil . I started out taking the 2tbs. before each meal and gained a little. Now I am taking only 1tbs. before each meal and the newly gained pounds have come off and I am hoping to lose more with this regime. I am less hungry, no cravings, mood is better, bowels better, and temp is up a little.

I think if you are going to try coconut oil for weight loss you must watch out for the increase in calories and adjust your diet to accommodate it. I working on this. Already giving up sugar and white foods (low carb) has helped my health immensely. Hoping to see an even greater impact with the extra virgin coconut oil . Today, I just added some ACV to my daily water intake -- 1/2 tsp. in 32 ounce glass -- tastes great!

Good luck to all!

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Posted by Nico (Las Vegas, USA) on 03/29/2009

Where on here do you see anything about anyone taking tablets or pills? You're not doing what the others are doing so you are not getting results. Your coconut oil is made to sell but not to buy, meaning it's another weight loss pill hype. Do it the right way and use unprocessed VCO in a jar.


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Posted by Nico (Las Vegas, USA) on 03/29/2009

You said: "I changed nothing else in my healthy diet" That's the problem, you changed nothing else so you ate the same calories and then added several hundred more a day from the coconut oil. You need to to reduce you other calories to factor the calories coming from the coconut oil.


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Posted by Nico (Las Vegas, USA) on 03/29/2009

Sounds like a GREAT PLAN! Never believe anything again you read on the internet just believe the media and your doctor, just because you had a bad experience. That does not mean it does not work. You have to balance your calories. If you are over eating beyond your required caloric intake you're going to get fat PERIOD. If you add 300 calories of coconut oil to you diet you going to have to subtract those calories somewhere else. You can't just eat as much as you want of everything and then add 300 calories on top of that and expect to lose weight. Coconut oil does not make you fat but additional calories can.

Also you might have gotten and old or bad batch. The health benefits are worth the additional 300 calories you need to skip the oreo's and the other high caloric things you maybe eating. Basic nutritional common sense, that most people in this country don't have. Hence why we are the fattest country in the world.

Also separate your meals in to 5-6 small meals not 1-3 big ones. You will speed up you metabolism and lose weight doing that alone.


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Posted by Amy (Powell, Ohio) on 03/22/2009

You may want to look into your weight gain a little more. You say you have been working out regularly and that could easily be the reason for your weight gain. From your workouts your probably gaining muscle mass. I gained weight while dieting and found out after gaining 5 lbs that it was because I had more muscle mass. Best of Luck to you!


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Posted by Denise (Athens, Ohio) on 03/17/2009

in what form did you take this and how much?


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Posted by Ashley (Kansas City, Kansas) on 03/07/2009
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I took coconut oil for weight loss for 2 to 3 months and I lost up to 20 pounds. I lost the first 12 pounds in the first 2 weeks of taking it. It works well for blood pressure too as well as hair growth.

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Posted by Helena (Madrid, Spain) on 03/06/2009
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More kilos with Coconut Oil: I have tried it for 10 days and today my weight was 2 or 3 kilos higher than the last time. Apart from the oil, I have been going to the gym every day, what is not working with me? How do people lose weight? are you also on a strict diet? PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks!

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Posted by Annitte (Raleigh, NC) on 02/20/2009

Well, i was just wondering if, the Coconut oil! gave anyone problems? Like having to go to the bath room! Things like that. Are there any side effects? Oh! I mix sugar and coconut oil or olive oil and use it in the shower! makes the skin soft while removing your dead skin!


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Posted by Jay (Ventura, CA) on 12/14/2008
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I tried the Coconut Oil to loose weight. I gained 10 pounds in 3 weeks. I work out regularly doing 4 days of carido and 3 days of weights. I changed nothing else in my healthy diet (no alcohol, no junkfood, low carbs) and I gained weight steadily over 3 weeks.

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Posted by Joyce (Chippewa Lake, Ohio) on 11/12/2008
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I read about coconut oil on Earth Clinic, for weight loss, and started trying it 3 months ago. I only take 1TBS a day, but in the beginning was taking 2 and 3 TBS. I have lost 20 pounds, without any trouble. It seems to have also cut my appetite. Every one notices the drop in my weight, and I feel so much better, and have more energy. I keep the jar on top of my gas stove, and the pilot keeps it in liquid form. I can not get it down in it's thick form. I also put it in my smoothies. I put some on my face before make up, and my skin is nice and soft. Thank you so much to those who gave this suggestion.


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Posted by Joyce (Chippewa Lake, Ohio) on 11/12/2008
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I read about coconut oil on Earth Clinic, for weight loss, and started trying it 3 months ago. I only take 1TBS a day, but in the beginning was taking 2 and 3 TBS. I have lost 20 pounds, without any trouble. It seems to have also cut my appetite. Every one notices the drop in my weight, and I feel so much better, and have more energy. I keep the jar on top of my gas stove, and the pilot keeps it in liquid form. I can not get it down in it's thick form. I also put it in my smoothies. I put some on my face before make up, and my skin is nice and soft. Thank you so much to those who gave this suggestion.

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Posted by Nico (Santa Cruz, CA, USA) on 10/14/2008

Hi! I am intrigued by the idea of using coconut oil for weight loss. Do you need to consume it separate from other foods? If you combine it with other foods, are some better than others for digestion and absorption purposes? Thanks! Nico


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Posted by Sandy (Bangalore, India) on 08/29/2008

Hi Theresa, How much of a time gap do you have between having your coconut oil and your meal? Thanks.



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