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Is 1600ml of coconut oil/week too much?

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Created August 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM

I eat 1600ml of coconut oil every week. Is that too much? Since I started doing that my lips are always smooth, I didn't get any acne, my health improved. It's not the only thing I'm doing for my health though, so it could be the other things I do, but as long as it's not harmful, why wouldn't I do it?

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on August 14, 2011
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I'm not gonna do this forever, just until my health has improved enough (I think it's gonna take 2-3 more months). It is quite expensive (it's extra virgin oil), but I'm working incredibly hard to get money in every way I can, and right now that's working (I'm 20 so I don't have that many financial things to worry about). As soon as my health is fine I'm gonna eat avocados/olives and will eat fattier cuts of meat (I don't eat pork, for example).

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on August 14, 2011
at 06:06 AM

@The Quilt I feel stupid but I don't even know what that is... @Marie Yep its oil :) @Primordial49 At the beginning I got nauseated from it too, now I don't feel anything. @Jay The rest of my diet is just vegetables, meat, fish and sometimes eggs.

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on August 14, 2011
at 01:32 AM

wow...thats quite a bit. I would think the answer also depends on the rest of your diet, but really i dunno. Why is this only fasting insulin dependent quilt?

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on August 13, 2011
at 10:01 PM

Korion, you mean OIL right? Not Coconut MILK?

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on August 13, 2011
at 09:52 PM

Impressive, I get nauseated by only 500 ml a week.

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on August 13, 2011
at 08:08 PM

The answer depends upon your fasting insulin level. What is it?

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on August 14, 2011
at 05:04 AM

Wow. 1.6 L is a lot, for me (in Japan) purely from a cost point of view, sourcing that much high quality oil per week would cost a small fortune.

My thoughts on this are: It may be working for you right now but that may change, high dose of anything, no matter how beneficial it may be, can be dangerous in the long run eg. the case of fish oil. Also, What would say to someone who swears by 20 eggs a day every day? or even that misguided fool Durianrider who eats 30 bananas a day, as he is absolutely convinced by it. Step back and look it like that.

If you are really set on it, then perhaps cycle it - a week/month of 1000ml plus and a week/month of much less. Mix it up with Avocado or macadamia oil as well.

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on August 14, 2011
at 06:59 AM

I'm not gonna do this forever, just until my health has improved enough (I think it's gonna take 2-3 more months). It is quite expensive (it's extra virgin oil), but I'm working incredibly hard to get money in every way I can, and right now that's working (I'm 20 so I don't have that many financial things to worry about). As soon as my health is fine I'm gonna eat avocados/olives and will eat fattier cuts of meat (I don't eat pork, for example).

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on August 14, 2011
at 09:37 AM

I'm shocked that you aren't nauseous, but since you probably need about 1800 calories of fat per day (which is what that works out as) then I can't see any reason not to get it from coconut oil specifically.

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