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How much coconut oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2012 at 3:38 AM

How much coconut oil have you been consuming to see its positive results? For example, less foggy brain, weight loss, increased metabolism, etc...

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on November 12, 2013
at 05:34 PM

amazing, why does it have totally no effect for some and superhuman effect for others?

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on April 15, 2012
at 04:10 PM

Increased metabolism? You don't increase your metabolism by eating food. Sorry. You increase your metabolism by either increasing your LBM, or being more active. There are no magical foods that increase BMR worth mentioning.

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on April 15, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Brain fog? Consume salt.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on April 15, 2012
at 04:09 PM

How much X do you have to consume to lose body fat. . . . . . . . care to rethink that?

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on April 15, 2012
at 11:37 AM

I've had benefits from coconut oil, a lot of them. Not magic, but definitely great.

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on March 15, 2012
at 02:48 PM

None of the supplements I have ever tried, including coconut oil, ever really had a noticable energy or stimulating effect unless they were actual stimulants - herbal pseudoephedrine, green tea, etc...

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 15, 2012
at 01:40 PM

I've not found coconut oil to be a magic elixir. It's a good fat for cooking. That's about it.

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on April 15, 2012
at 05:44 AM

Replacing your usual cooking fat with coconut oil, as part of a balanced Paleo diet, should do the trick.

If you still have foggy mind and other symptoms, it may be time to look further.

Some people do better on a ketogenic low-carb diet, other people may have a foggy mind because of digestive problems (SIBO, fructose malabsorption, FODMAP, intolerances, etc...)...

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:38 PM

Less foggy brain, weight loss, increased metabolism is most likely coming from a switch from glucose metabolism to fat. Coconut oil will help because it is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and easily digested and used for fuel, but any fat will help.

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on April 15, 2012
at 11:30 AM

I think I have been consuming too little coconut oil. I just finished a 400 mL jar that lasted about 2 months, and that includes using it as tooth paste, moisturizer, etc. But I was still able to notice positive effects from the amount I ingested. Less cellulite, skin better, lighter period (I noticed those effects from coconut oil a few years ago too), etc. I didn't know what was helping with the fog, but now that you mentioned, it's possible it was evco too. It is also supposed to help with hypothyroidism.

I do think coconut oil is special, and there seems to be others that think so too:

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/coconut-oil.shtml

http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/coconut_oil.html

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on March 15, 2012
at 12:43 PM

I have not noticed a connection between coconut oil and any of the things you mention. I used to eat a couple of tablespoons a day with no noticeable effect.

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on September 24, 2012
at 08:02 PM

I started taking Virgin coconut oil about 1 month ago (3- 8 tbsp a day). Pretty much straight away I noticed a series of changes: Increased energy levels. Sleeping less hours, but waking more refreshed. Weight loss primarily around my waist and hips. I didn't crave sweets, or any snacks between meals. Mental alertness was amazing. My eyesight seemed better. Skin smoother and softer.

I am still on it. Playing around with the amounts I consume, but I can honestly say that I have been very surprised by the changes I have experienced. The advice I can give is to just try it... It may work for you, it may not.

736811f1b623fba32000eb26d753dc87

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on November 12, 2013
at 05:34 PM

amazing, why does it have totally no effect for some and superhuman effect for others?

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on March 15, 2012
at 03:18 PM

I buy coconut oil in 14 fl oz jars. Since April 2011 I have used 1 jar plus about 2 tbsp.

At first, the only time I used it was to smear it on the skin of poultry going into the oven. But I don't eat much poultry. My primary use of the first jar was as a base for home-made deodorant.

Lately I've been putting a tsp into my first mug of coffee along with the heavy cream and coffee. Since I am very sensitive to the taste, I find it very noticeable and I wind up spooning a mix of coconut oil and coffee off the surface 'til it's gone, then I drink the rest of the coffee normally.

I haven't suffered from brain fog since my first 2 weeks of being off wheat, but if anything I am less alert after the coconut oil and I think I'm going to stop putting it into my coffee.

The old saying applies, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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