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Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

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Posted by Holly (Apex, NC) on 03/03/2007

I have gained 5 pounds using the VCO and ACV. What is up? I thought I would lose weight, but I have gained. I crave salty foods. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Posted by Lee (Greensboro, NC) on 01/21/2007

My health was declining and substantial weight gain ( untreated border Hypothyroid 1991 )and culminated in stroke early 2006 at age 54, week in hospital at time of stroke my BP was 260/160, cholesterol 330, and high homocysteine. I started coconut oil this fall, mostly to increase energy but hoping it would help my sluggish metabolism to aid weight loss which has been erratic. I have had SAD each winter and this winter no sign of it, my energy is up but no significant weight loss. I'm on 4 meds so can't be sure the oil lowered cholesterol but it dropped another 92 pts since April testing to 101 total. My research showed that i must keep my total under 150 in order to start reversing the blockage I have in subclavian artery. My Cardiologist is amazed that I'm not dizzy or fainting b/c of my blockage being severe he said. I'm trying to ward off a stent and angioplasty. I must reduce my weight by 40 lbs before Dr will allow weaning off Plavix, Zocor, Benicar HCT and FLTX. I was started on 40 mg Benicar HCT the DAY BEFORE I stroked my dr allow me to reduce dosage if my BP is below 100, I have a BP cuff at home. Using it daily I have been able to cut back the Benicar to 1/4 Tablet. I want off all these pills within another year. I do believe I have improved my health with diet changes, exercise and reducing stress but as I said, dr's want to SEE proof of my changes via WEIGHT loss.

Replied by Nikolina
(Roy, Utah)

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 Maria (San Antonio, TX) on 07/14/2006

I love coconut oil. I dropped 5 pounds and am now at my ideal weight. I don't get hungry or get cravings because I get the right amount of good fat. Why do you say people with high blood pressure can't take it? Please take only non-hydrogenated virgin coconut oil. Take it mixed with food if it upsets your stomach

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Posted by Deborah (Phuket, Thailand)

Coconut oil is the most remarkable natural weight loss and anti-ageing product I have to share that because of coconut oil and total body purification I have lost 13 kilos and been able to create a business that helps others in their quest for optimum health and vitality

Replied by Charles
(Iowa City, Ia)


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)

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

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.

Replied by Gale

Diarrhea is a detox symptom. The body creates symptoms to remove excess toxicity.

Replied by Gale
(Norfolk, Ny)

My husband also gets diarrhea when taking CO...it's your body detoxing/healing.

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