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Posted by Teresa (Kenedy, Texas) on 08/25/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I had heard Coconut Oil helped in weightloss, but wondered why it did. The Slim Shots that are for weightloss and are quite popular are all natural with no jittery side effects. It claims to satisfy your hunger for longer periods of time, allowing users to eat 30% percent less, with out feeling deprived. The ingredients are palm and oat oil with an artifical sweetner, in a small "creamer" container that you take before meals. If I am not mistaken those are medium chain triglycerides, and consuming a fat before a meal will make you feel full, so that you will eat less and potentially consume 30% less calories resulting in weightloss. Well these Slim Shots are quite expensive and Coconut Oil which is a medium chain triglyceride also, when consumed before each meal would have about the same effect. Now that I understand why the Coconut Oil could help in weightloss I have begun taking it before each meal. I have seen a difference. Recently I was put on insulin and a side effect of that is increased hunger. I had started snacking in between meals, almost out of control, but since taking the Coconut Oil before each meal, I eat less at meals and do not snack in between meals. I will continue doing this and am hoping for good results.

Replied by Sandy
(Bangalore, India)
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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Posted by Grace (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/29/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil helped me to lose weight. Taking one table spoon three times a day before meals, helped me feel full faster, stop me from eating between meals and stopped my cravings for sweets. Wonderful when used as body lotion. Coconut oils also helps fight yeast infections. Taking pure coconut oil regularly also helped me to reduce recurring yeast infections and cramps.

Replied by Nico
(Santa Cruz, CA, USA)
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 Rose (Bournemouth, England) on 05/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Organic virgin coconut oil has reduced my weight by over 2 stones (28 lbs) and I am delighted.

Replied by Tom
(Sydney, Australia)
05/21/2008

can you advise how / when / in what quantity did you take the coconut oil to achieve weight loss? Thanks.


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Posted by Vi (West Covina, CA) on 04/16/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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 Carla (Grand Rapids, MI) on 04/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I read on this site that several people felt they had lost weight using organic virgin coconut oil so I decided to try it. I bought a jar at a health food store and I use it instead of lotion now. I use 1 to 2 tablespoons of it per day instead of ingesting that amount (really didn't like the taste). I noticed that I started to lose weight in a gradual way. I did also cut out all wheat gluten (I think I am intolerant) and the weight has been coming of steadily from my middle area-hips and legs which is fantastic. This is an excellent site, thank you so much.


Replied by Charles
(Iowa City, Ia)
01/16/2010
3 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Faithinhealing
(Forest Park, Ohio, Usa)
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.

Replied by Dawn
(Ny)
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 Dianna (Austin, Texas) on 01/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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 Christine (Livermore, CA) on 01/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

VCO is truly amazing, I have tried everything to loose that last ten pounds and although I have read about it and purchased it in the past after reading this web site I decided to be faithful about it, I take about a1/2 t spoon several times a day, no more bloated belly and ten pounds slimmer! This web site is awesome!


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Posted by Christine (Livermore, ca) on 01/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

VCO is truly amazing, I have tried everything to loose that last ten pounds and although I have read about it and purchased it in the past after reading this web site I decided to be faithful about it, I take about a1/2 t spoon several times a day, no more bloated belly and ten pounds slimmer! This web site is awesome!

Replied by Annitte
(Raleigh, NC)
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!

Replied by Sultana
(Birmingham, Uk)
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 :-)

Replied by Rosy
(South Africa)
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 Nelson (Stockton, California) on 12/02/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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 Tanya (Brisbane, Australia) on 10/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking virgin coconut oil now for about 4 months and I love it. I have trouble with candida and acne and both have been better since I started using it in cooking and fruit smoothies. I also add about a 1/4 of a cup VCO to a warm bath with about 1/2 a cup of micro-biotic sea salt and it is wonderful... Makes your skin feel great and smells really nice. I find when I use coconut oil in the mornings I eat less throughout the day because I don't get the bad sugar or carbohydrate cravings. I'm not trying to lose weight, just heal my acne and candida but I have dropped from about 57-58kilos to 54.5 in about 2 months without really changing anything else (although I do eat a relatively good diet already). I highly recommend it!!! Tan.

Replied by Sophie
(Pdx, Usa)
03/18/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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 Andrea (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 07/14/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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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Posted by Andrea (Las vegas, nevada) on 07/14/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Kali
(Orange Park, Florida)
04/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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 Debbie (Wyoming, MI) on 05/31/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I also started taking EVCO to lose weight but gained weight instead, I have also never been this heavy. I stopped taking it but now I am stuck with the extra weight I gained.


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Posted by Deborah (Columbia, SC) on 04/26/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I have been on VCO for 2 weeks. it at first made me have flu or food poison symptons, and a terrible lower back ache. I read this was just because it was detoxing my body. after that was over, I continued taking it. yes, it gave me engery and it helped with my IBS. but I have had to stop since I have GAINED a whopping 12 lbs. I thought this stuff was suppose to make you LOSE weight not GAIN! I have now stopped and I hope to be able to lose this weight. I have never been this big...I will no longer believe anything I read on the internet about any natural product.

Replied by Nico
(Las Vegas, USA)
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.

Replied by Barbara
(Casa Grande, Az)
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.

Replied by Garster
(Brown City, Michigan, Usa)
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 Angie (Damansara, Malaysia) on 04/14/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I am currently on vco for the past 3 weeks. It is in tablet form. 9 pills per day before meals. My main only purpose is to lose weights but so far I didn't see any results.

Replied by Nico
(Las Vegas, USA)
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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