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mary648

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 07:57
anyone know if the coconut pills are as good as the coconut cooking oil? i heard the cooking oil is hard to get down?
Non1953

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 08:11
The oil doesn't taste like anything- I put it in my shake (you have to melt it as it is a solid most of the time)- you can use it in salad dressig or cook with it- it does not taste like coconut!(it is expensive, but worth it)

Experiment!
tinacristina

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 11:02
I love the coconut oil...it actually makes my food taste terrific. I also love the coconut milk too...yum, although it's not allowed on Atkins..but just like cream so who knows. But it will help you go #2 as well because it is full of magnesium. Also, it metabolizes in your body very fast as well as speed it up too. I just LOVE the stuff..try it!
DLynneGarner

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Posted: 02 Feb 2012, 23:03
Coconut fiber is great to use for added fiber. You can spinkle it on foods, add it to good your baking including low-carb breads, and you can mix it in shakes and smoothies. It is not soluable and it tastes good.
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Olivia70

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 12:20
Check out this site if you like all things coconut. This lady gets creative. I am looking forward to fried pickles using coconut flour and oil.

http://thecoconutmama.com/

I'm curious on why coconut milk would not be allowed on Atkins. It's a nut, not dairy milk, and nuts are allowed after the second week of induction.
mikefarinha

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 13:46
I think that coconut oil is a wonderful and healthy oil to use. However if it is not palatable for you then just avoid it, there are other healthy fats out there. Don't worry about taking them in pill form.

If you have the gusto then do what Olivia suggested and try and find a recipe that looks good and see if you can incorporate it into your diet. If not then don't worry about it Smile.

-Mike
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Katiekinz

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 15:42
Great site, Olivia, I'm dying to try the coconut oil mayo!!!
LarisaT

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 16:48
I love coconut oil and I cook all kinds of stuff with it including breakfast eggs, it has a little flavor but you'd be surprised it's plesent (unless ofcourse you don't like coconut). I add it to shakes too but I do find that if I eat it like that I tend to get nausea now I cant tell you if it's the shake or the oil but it kinda seems like the oil? It's not major, and actually it's prob a good thing lol cause then I'm even less hungary hahaha
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angelacez27

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 16:51
I LOVE coconut oil. I've started to use it for everything! LOL. I use it in mims, in shakes, on my face(yes! it works great!), in the pan, everything. It's a refreshing flavor. Not an overwelming one at all. My husband can't taste it at all. I can but think it's great. And I don't know why you wouldn't use coconut milk, I'm pretty sure lots of atkins people do. As long as it's within your carbs.
mikefarinha

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 17:02
Full fat coconut milk is actually FANTASTIC for making home made ice cream.

I made some last week just add coconut milk, vanilla extract and honey. If you want really low carb then switch out the honey for your favorite sweetener.

The canned coconut milk isn't that strong of a flavor. If you prefer the flavor of coconut milk and if you have a good blender you can make your own from shredded coconut & hot water.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
Olivia70

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 17:05
Guys, I have got to find out how Atkins and Induction friendly everything coconut is. I wonder if I can find a definite answer somewhere because I don't think it is in the book. It's a nut, so after 2 weeks I would think anything coconut is fine.

Katie, I just bought cheesecloth and coconut oil and the mayo is my next project.

Angelace, I have used coconut oil in my hair as a conditioner. It's great!

Mike, That sounds really, really good. Did you use an ice cream maker?
mikefarinha

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 17:08
Olivia, From what I've read a coconut is considered a fruit, a vegetable, and a nut. I don't think you should consider it a nut in the Atkins sense since it is completely different than a almond or a walnut. I think calling it a nut is more of a technical distinction than anything else.

And yes I used an ice cream maker, the type with the insulated can that you keep frozen all the time.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
Olivia70

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 17:12
Okay, so when the heck can I have me some coconut? LOL! And would the oil be okay or counted as part of the coconut? This is too confusing.
mikefarinha

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 17:21
The coconut oil would be no different than butter as far as Atkins is concerned. Most of the carbs in coconut is almost pure fiber which is why coconut flour is a good low carb substitute. Coconut milk is also low in carbs since it is mostly fat.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
Olivia70

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 19:07
That settles it then. Very Happy
koffeebean7

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 19:10
I'm on Atkins and I use coconut oil everyday. If I don't use it in cooking, I melt it and take in as a shot lol! It melts at greater than 75 F. I also use coconut mil but watch how much. I measure everything...you can mix coconut milk and heavy cream together. Check out www.coconutresearchcenter.org for more great info!
karenmahon

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 19:43
Atkins sells coconut bars that are labeled for ALL phases, so small amounts of coconut must be okay for induction.
Olivia70

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Posted: 03 Feb 2012, 22:26
I am so having a brain glitch today. karen, I recommend those coconut bars on here all the time. I have been eating coconut on Induction this whole time. Geez, I must have forgotten to take my vitamins or something. lol

koffeebean, Cannot open that link for some reason. I'll try again later.

Katiekinz

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Posted: 04 Feb 2012, 09:43
the Atkins coconut bars are my favorite!!
koffeebean7

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Posted: 04 Feb 2012, 11:20
Olivia,

I re-linked the site...sorry about that.



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