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Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

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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 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 Dawn (Ny) on 08/13/2017

I have to respond to this post despite the amount of time that has passed. If you get diarrhea you are most likely full of yeast/candida. Coconut oil KILLS off yeast/candida which is why this person had the reaction she did. That is why it is recommended to start with just a teaspoon and increase slowly to 3.5 tablespoons.

I have been consuming OVCO for over 10 years. I had the same reaction in the beginning as I was a processed carb addict. Which I am no longer because it takes away those sugar cravings.

Stick with it. Coconut oil is worth it's weight in gold.


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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Vi (West Covina, CA) on 04/16/2008
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Extra virgin coconut oil is the only thing that cured my acid reflux. I tried everything including tums and apple cider vinegar. The only side effect is that you will drop about 10 pounds in a month and I think the majority of people might like that. It's been about three weeks since I've taken the coconut oil and so far no sign of the acid reflux.


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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Rose (Bournemouth, England) on 05/20/2008
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Organic virgin coconut oil has reduced my weight by over 2 stones (28 lbs) and I am delighted.

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Posted by Dianna (Austin, Texas) on 01/08/2008
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I love organic virgin coconut oil. when i first tried it (i eat it by the spoonful and put it on my hair and skin) i was actually amazed. for the first time i was having regular bowel movements and my fat on my waist was going down...this may be from having regular bowel movements. my skin also loves it as does my hair. however, i found that when i used some brands that are supposed to be more RAW than others they didn't work as well. currently, i am using spectrum organics premimum organic virgin coconut oil and i absolutely love it. it is more expensive than other brands - but it works for me.


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Posted by Nelson (Stockton, California) on 12/02/2007
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finding your website was a godsend. I tried taking 1 tblspn of coconut oil in the am and the pm. also am drinking glasses of water with added acv, and my pants are literally falling off. my stomach is disappearing fast. have more energy, and am looking forward to excercising every morning, along with moving to eating only organic foods. thanks from a young 70 years guy..and looking great. I'm spreading the word about your website to young and old alike.


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Posted by Andrea (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 07/14/2007
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I have been battling hypothyroidism for 8 yrs now, i gained 82 lbs over the yrs,diet after diet failed umtil i started on coconut oil and let me tell you that in 2 months of taking coconut oil combined with a low carb diet, i have lost 35 lbs feel great energetic again, on my way of losing all the weight i plan to lose an aditional 40 lbs by december since i"ve taking the coconut oil softgels i have not had any side effect coconut oil is the miracle oil but again combined with a low carb diet.



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