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Coconut Oil Replacing Coffee

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Anyone feel an odd high when they eat coconut oil? I have been using it to fuel super intense workouts...and now I'm thinking it might be a good replacement for a morning coffee (but what will I drink in the morning?) Has anyone else tried/experienced this?

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on June 09, 2012
at 03:51 PM

I have being doing coconut oil in the morning for months. It is not good to do it after say 1:00 P.M. if you like to sleep at night. It is very good for the brain (no more migraines and other bothersome events for me). I never did coffee, but I have to say that it works just like coffee with none of the negative side effects.

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on August 27, 2011
at 03:13 PM

not replacing coffee for me, but close. yes, i'am getting a high after coconat oil, which i belive is mostly due to the ketones.

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on August 27, 2011
at 02:07 AM

That sounds delicious.

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on August 26, 2011
at 10:25 PM

coconut oil and I haven't been doing great together lately.

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on August 26, 2011
at 09:23 PM

I have not, but let us know how it goes! I've been caffeine-free for 2 weeks, replacing my coffee with noontime naps haha but a little pick-me-up in the morning is nice.

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on August 27, 2011
at 01:27 AM

I do use coconut oil a lot and it can be somewhat energizing on an empty stomach. I don't drink coffee never did and rarely tea. I never did drink a stimulant in the morning even as SAD and I certainly never feel the need for a morning stimulant being paleo. I get lots of sleep, I eat great food and I wake up before my alarm clock ready to go about my day, been this way for years. Ironically I grew up on a farm where coffee was a vital part of breakfast but I just never got into it.

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on August 26, 2011
at 09:37 PM

I suppose there's an overlap in the effects of caffeine and lauric acid, since the latter also increases thermogenesis, metabolic rate etc. It'd certainly be preferable to a stimulant dependency.

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on August 26, 2011
at 09:23 PM

I drink 1 cup of coffee w/ 1tbs of coconut oil every morning before my workout...

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on August 27, 2011
at 02:07 AM

That sounds delicious.

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:56 PM

UPDATE: My new favourite pre-workout:

1tbsp coconut butter cinnamon 2 tsp coffee (liquid, not the grind)

It becomes an amazing coffee/coconut nut-butter consistency and is perfect for a morning workout!

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on August 27, 2011
at 01:34 AM

I often have drinks that are half coconut milk/cream, half drip coffee.

Yesterday was macadamia nut flavoured coffee. It was seriously delicious. The best of both worlds. As for fueling workouts thoery? I think the effects are overstated and psychological to some degree. I hypothesize a trial with a coffee and or coconut oil and a placebo would demonstrate this.

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on August 26, 2011
at 09:11 PM

I put a couple tblspns in my protein shakes and it seems and yes there's definitely an energy factor...I thought it may have been in my head too...can't explain it any further than that other than the fact maybe it turns into a time released drink instead of instantaneous by slowing the absorption.

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on August 26, 2011
at 08:49 PM

I have not, and it is an interesting thought, but while it may provide you with energy, I would not expect the oil to mimic anything like a dose of caffeine.

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on December 16, 2013
at 06:30 PM

I've been doing bulletproof coffee with 2tbs Kerrygold butter and 2tbs of mct oil every morning and I feel great

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on December 16, 2013
at 06:15 PM

I think I've heard Tim Ferriss mention he replaced his morning coffee with coconut oil in order to improve one of his lipid fat levels he was deficient in and that he noticed a difference in energy levels pretty quickly

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on June 09, 2012
at 03:54 PM

I have been doing coconut oil in the morning for months. No more migraines, fainting, or other weird cerebral events. And the scientific literature is beginning to catch up with reality on this one. Some MD brought her husband back from severe Alzheimer with just coconut oil.

Don't take it late in the day if you like to sleep at night.

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on November 27, 2012
at 08:54 PM

coconut oil? yuck... try organo gold its healthy http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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