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Old 07-15-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Coconut oil??

I have heard that one can use coconut oil in food during induction...
Are there any requirements for the type of oil?

How about ideas for its use? I saw someone say that they put it in tea...what does it taste like? Does it taste like coconut?

What about coconut milk? can this be had on induction?

Thanks for the information! I am pretty new at this WOE...so its all helpful!
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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Coconut oil has many benefits (just google "coconut oil benefits" and you'll see what I mean). But in regards to weight loss, and Atkins in particular, it is a great choice for a healthy fat to include in your diet. It is easily burned as fuel for your body, causes a rise in your metabolism and energy and increases calorie burning. It is the only plant based saturated fat, a "medium chain fatty acid" that is easily metabolized by your body. It has been proven to prevent or reverse "metabolic syndrome". It is called "the fat that can make you thin".

"Its advantage in weight management is due primarily to its affect on metabolism. Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil are smaller than other fats and, therefore, digest very quickly, so quickly in fact, that the body uses them as an immediate source of fuel rather than pack them away in storage inside our fat cells. MCT are used to produce energy much like carbohydrates and, therefore, they do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats. For this reason, they do not supply fat to fat cells or contribute to weight gain."

from: Article 10065-The Fat That Can Make You Thin

You'll want the virgin cold pressed organic kind for the most benefits, and you don't want to heat it too hot or it will kill some of the beneficial enzymes etc. But it tastes very strongly of coconuts (some people like that, some not so much).

You can also use the refined kind for cooking, as it has no flavour.

Some people like to stir it into their coffee.
Me, I use it anywhere I would use butter or oil.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
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Pure Vs. Virgin

Is there really a difference between pure and virgin...from what I understand from readings, the virgin has more of the good fatty acids, but the "pure" aka cheap oil just less effective, or is there something else of concern? Could I just use extra "pure" oil to reap the benefits if I can't find the virgin kind in the store? BTW, I'm new to this WOE too; thanks!

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Old 07-15-2010, 03:18 PM   #4
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As far as the weight loss properties, I don't think it matters too much which oil you use.

"What are its advantages of Unrefined over Refined Coconut Oil?"
Unrefined Coconut Oil
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As far as the weight loss properties, I don't think it matters too much which oil you use.

"What are its advantages of Unrefined over Refined Coconut Oil?"
Unrefined Coconut Oil
Thanks for the links...very helpful
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Ohhh!! Can't wait to try it!
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Where does one purchase this oil at? I looked at walmart next to the regular oils and olive oils with no such luck. Is it a special health foods item or something?
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Some grocery stores sell it. You can find it at health food stores usually. Or online.
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It's actually pretty good in tea! I don't taste MUCH coconut flavor (at least not enough to overpower the tea taste). My lips feel great though!
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Where does one purchase this oil at? I looked at walmart next to the regular oils and olive oils with no such luck. Is it a special health foods item or something?
You can find virgin coconut oil in the health food section in Walmart.

You can also order it from Netrition - they sponsor this board.

As far as uses - I use it to cook shrimp and fish
When TOM hits, it helps stave off that insatiable hunger when I add it to coffee.
I also add it to my protein shakes or eat it off the spoon.

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:35 PM   #11
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Do you have any idea of how much we should/can have a day?

Sorry---not to ask a dumb question...but I am new here...what is TOM?
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TOM = "Time of the Month"

I've ready anywhere from 1-3 Tablespoons a day.
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TOM = "Time of the Month"

I've ready anywhere from 1-3 Tablespoons a day.
LOL--I should have known!

Wow, that sounds like a lot, but glad to hear I didn't overdo it yesterday (had 2 tablespoons-one in the afternoon, one before bed, each in a cup of tea).

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I am down 1.76 pounds this morning! YAY!
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:28 PM   #14
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Hey, that's great! Congrats!
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Start SLOWLY with downing the CO (coconut oil). If you take too much without working up a tolerance you can have some very uh "loose" stools/bm's.


Start with one tablespoon a day and work your way up!
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