Group Forum: Coconut Oil ???

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FastLoseWeig...

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Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 12:09
I was searching for weight loss diets and I came across the webpage that stated that Coconut oil is great for weight loss. Is this true? Can anyone help with the Truth in it. They did have a Great Diet and Exercises plan I will be doing. But Coconut Oil?? {“smartweightlossfast.com” If you want to read it}
KukiAme

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Posted: 01 Jan 2013, 11:42
Here's a perspective: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coconut-oil-and-weight-loss/AN01899
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mikefarinha

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 17:21
Coconut oil is a quality healthy oil. It has a lot of health promoting properties such as easy digestability and anti-macrobial properties. It is also being used to help treat epilipsy.

I say if you can make it a part of your diet and it helps satiate you then go ahead and enjoy some! If it doesn't work for you then don't worry about it.

You won't know until you try it.

Here is some good info:
http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/more-good-news-on-coconut-oil

And here is a really good (but long) read.
http://coconutoil.com/oiling_america/

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johnmclaren

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 05:12
FastLoseWeight wrote:
I was searching for weight loss diets and I came across the webpage that stated that Coconut oil is great for weight loss. Is this true? Can anyone help with the Truth in it. They did have a Great Diet and Exercises plan I will be doing. But Coconut Oil?? {“smartweightlossfast.com” If you want to read it}


May be they have some nice properties, but the olive oils are quiet promising in terms of losing weight and staying fit. They are also high in anti oxidant and help in slowing the aging process.
mdraborn55

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 10:30
I have been using Organic Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin (Found in vitamin/health food stores) since August. I have a tub of it in my kitchen that I use to cook with. It can be substituted for any oils in cooking. I have another tub of it that I use instead of lotion. My kids and I LOVE this stuff! My son has ADHD, my daughter has chronic headaches/stomach aches, and I am being tested next month for MS. This coconut oil has helped us tremendously, including foods free of red dye. My daughter had head lice, coconut oil eliminated it! I recommend coconut oil to ANYONE!!
KukiAme

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Posted: 11 Jan 2013, 09:09
Is coconut oil shelf stable? I thought it was but I had to chuck the first jar I had because it spoiled(?) after I used it once. The lid puffed up a bit and I wasn't able to get the lid off no matter how many times I tapped it or ran it under water. My new jar is in the fridge, just in case, but I wanted to ask you all if you really can pop it back on the shelf in the cupboard.
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mdraborn55

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Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 13:36
I've never had mine in the fridge! It's always been on my shelf or in my bathroom. I have even heated the entire jar up at once, used it, let it cool down and harden up again! My daughter came home 2 weeks ago after staying with a friend with head lice. Coconut oil not only got rid of her headlice, but it also got rid of her dry scalp! I live by this stuff!!
KukiAme

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Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 16:36
That you for replying. I was pretty certain that it was supposed to be shelf stable. I don't know what happened to that first jar but I'll take my current one out of the fridge. It's a pain to use when it's hardened. lol
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SELouisiana

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Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 15:53
Hi. I use coconut oil and have stored it on a shelf everyday for the last month or two. At room temp it should be a solid, but what you do is scoop out whatever amount you want to use and microwave it a few seconds to get it to a liquid. The 16 oz. jar I use is (Organic) Nature's Way EfaGold Coconut Oil - Pure Extra Virgin. I use it in my hair to moisturize my scalp or to condition my hair before washing. And ALL over my body to moisturize my skin. I have not used it in cooking/food yet but it says on the front of my jar: "Good for Cooking". It also says on back of the jar that you can use it in the place of butter or other cooking oils so I may use it instead of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) when that's called for in a future recipe. You really can use Coconut Oil for just about anything and it smells SO good. Really...it does. Smile
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KukiAme

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Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 12:21
Thanks SELouisiana. The more I read about it, the more I think I might try to use it in place of my conditioner when it runs out. I used it to make lotion which turned out well but the rest might be used to cook with. I love experimenting with food. It's got a lot of good stuff the body needs.
Mini goal 1: 190 lbs.| Mini goal 2: 180 lbs.| Mini goal 3: 160 lbs.
Mini goal 1: Fit comfortably in my sz. 16 jeans again.| Mini goal 2: Fit into size 12 jeans.
"Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.” - Og Mandino