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dbodwell

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Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 06:11
i have seen alot of coconut oil use. does it really help you loose the weight
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Veeezeee

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Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 07:30
It hasn't helped me but if you need a laxative.... Wink
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russellb97

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Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 09:32
There are numerous studies that show coconut oil can help you lose weight.

http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/article10065.htm

I've used it throughout my weight loss journey. I don't know how much it helps because I ate well too. I think there's enough evidence to say it's the best option for oil.
I personally have about 2 TBSP daily and I do count the calories. It makes my food taste much better and it's beneficial when I'm going low-carb morning-5pm.

You can just go to pubmed and search coconut oil and weight loss.

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Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 12:35
Veeezeee, I'm sorry it does that to you. I have been using it to cook with, put in my hair, put on as a sun blocker, put on all over my body. Also if you need a condition treatment, but a lot in you hair put a bag on it and leave it in as long as you can. My hair is almost to my waist. It drys out so easy. When I get in the pool I put a lot in my hair. The sun and water will ruin my hair without it.
Russellb97----It is some great stuff!!!!!

Veeezee, are u eating it on an empty? I have done that and yes it will send you running. Drink it with a meal. See if that will help you. Research it, you will see they r coming to realize it lowers all ur Lipids and also it feeds the brain. Its because it is so easily used in your body. In my opinion it is better that EVOO. I love scrambled eggs with CO!!!!!! It has a high heat tolerance also.
I have started giving my over weight dog the oil also. Did you read the Blog Colette posted. It was very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 12:39
Russellb97---I'm a firm beleiver in CO!!!!

It is the kind of healthy fat our bodys love!!!!!!!!!!!
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AuroraLaura

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Posted: 10 Jul 2011, 16:28
I have read so much about it that is good! I use it every morning.... some mixed w/my coffee and I use it on my face and elbows. I feel that it is keeping my weight loss steady and have had no ill side effects.... however my husband had stomach problems when he ate the same meal as I did (coconut shrimp.... mmmm....) so maybe it effects everyone differently.
Nicky111

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Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 07:23
I'm getting conflicting info on coconut oil / cocnut butter. Is it the same thing? is it bad for cholesterol? Please can anyone help.
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Losin25

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Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 11:33
I'm with Marylouise! I love taking my coconut oil. Not sure what coconut butter is...never heard of it. Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid, which means that it has the ability to lower your cholesterol...it also has lauric acid, which is present in breast milk to stimulate your immune system. Finally, I was put on coconut oil by my Naturopath (2 tsp/day) for having a low thyroid. I was borderline low, not super-low. And now my bloodwork comes back normal for my thyroid function.

Put it in your oatmeal, coffee, any time you'd use butter.

I only buy Organic coconut oil. You can get it from Amazon.com and it is way cheaper than most other places. My brand is Nutiva.

And like Marylouise, I put in all over my body and in my hair. And since using it in my hair (using it as a leave-in conditioner), my hair is so super soft and shiny. My hair stylist is amazed and she has started using it too. My husband uses it and my kids use it.
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Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 15:27
I just began taking coconut oil. I'm a little confused as to refined vs. unrefined. Mine says refined for medium heat, but it is organic (and it didn't come cheap)! It has no trans fats and is not hydrogenated.
Does it actually stimulate weight loss?
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AuroraLaura

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Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 17:52
Unrefined is suppose to be the best for you when taking raw... I also have some refined in case I want to cook it over high heat. I believe that it works, as I lose more while I am taking it. (I ran out and weight loss slowed) It also keeps me regular, which is also helpful, especially before a weigh in!
arozas0302

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 00:20
Thanks guys this has been a great tip!! I never heard of the use of coconut oil the way everyone has explained. Thanks again!!
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greerp

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 09:30
160to115pounds wrote:
I just began taking coconut oil. I'm a little confused as to refined vs. unrefined. Mine says refined for medium heat, but it is organic (and it didn't come cheap)! It has no trans fats and is not hydrogenated.
Does it actually stimulate weight loss?


I've heard unrefined is better. Kinda like the difference between extra virgin olive oil and extra-extra virgin olive oil.

I'm sure your coconut oil is fine.

Have no idea if it stimulates weight loss.
Losin25

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Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 12:30
I agree with Greerp that unrefined is better. Unrefined still has coconut smell/taste in removing the coconut smell and taste, they are altering the chemical composition of the oil.

I initially purchased the refined and it is more expensive than the unrefined. The cheapest way to get coconut oil is via Amazon.com -- signing up for a subscription. I get 2 - 54oz tubs of coconut oil for $33. And it's free shipping because the cost is over $25. Smile
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russellb97

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Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 09:21
greerp wrote:
160to115pounds wrote:
I just began taking coconut oil. I'm a little confused as to refined vs. unrefined. Mine says refined for medium heat, but it is organic (and it didn't come cheap)! It has no trans fats and is not hydrogenated.
Does it actually stimulate weight loss?


I've heard unrefined is better. Kinda like the difference between extra virgin olive oil and extra-extra virgin olive oil.

I'm sure your coconut oil is fine.

Have no idea if it stimulates weight loss.


It does, it stimulates fat loss because most of the fat in coconut oil is in the from of MCT - Medium Chain Triglycerides.

It's a saturated fat that stimulates our energy and metabolism..

This is why coconut oil was demonized by the uneducated media and public, it's about 96% saturated fat. So it must be unhealthy, right?
It's funny that while it was taken out of movie theater popcorn because it was "bad" for us, the only place you could buy until recently was health food stores.


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Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 13:50
I found coconut oil useless, unless like others one needs a laxative. I like coconut flavoring, even in coffee for example. But to eat coconut oil out of a jar isn't very tasty, and putting it in the fridge and making it hard as I did - wasn't good either - I didn't eat it and months later threw it out. I think getting enough exercise is a sure-fire way to help. There is little cheating one can do as most of us know, no pain - no gain. Just follow your diet or new lifestyle of eating differently. Sorry I can't give you better news regarding this stuff... P.S. I see it can help thyroid levels go up - which is awesome - but for me there was little usefulness for coconut oil...
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russellb97

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Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 21:52
You have to keep it in perspective.
Is coconut oil going to make you lose weight--NO
Is drinking a cold glass of water each morning going to make you lose--NO
Is exercising going to maker you lose weight--NO

All of these things aide weight loss, but without a proper diet, they won't make a difference.

If you are going to chose an oil, than there is plenty of evidence showing coconut is the best choice if your goal is weight loss.
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texan79

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Posted: 21 Jul 2011, 13:05
I love coconut oil and I use it everyday to fry my eggs in it, and sometimes I do put in my coffee. I have never used it in my hair, but am thinking about doing that know. Is it hard to rinse out once you let it sit in and how long do you let it sit in the hair before rinsing it out.
lisakp71

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Posted: 21 Jul 2011, 14:53
Treat it like a leave-in conditioner: just have a tiny slick of coconut oil on your hands and rub it through, concentrating on the ends. That is plenty for me - looks shiny and smells great!

I keep my spoon next to my jar, which is completely liquid and melty during the summer - whatever is leftover on the spoon is plenty for me, and I have fairly long hair. Sometimes I'll put a little on my elbows and/or cuticles first and then do my hair with the leftover - doesn't take much!
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Posted: 21 Jul 2011, 15:00
My husband and I put it on our feet LOL. It is great for getting rid of pesky fungal infections and makes your feet nice and soft....
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Posted: 21 Jul 2011, 15:56
squigglywiggly....good to know! I put it on my feet and legs last night and woke up to nice soft skin. I do put it in my foods now too, even on my veges rather than butter. I love it!
I think I will try it on my hair next too.




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