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On Average..how much coconut oil do you eat per day?

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Created March 22, 2011 at 6:20 PM

I think I may consume 3-4 tablespoons a day.

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on April 01, 2012
at 04:53 PM

Hi, just stumbled across this thread. Did your tolerance to coconut oil improve over time?

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on September 27, 2011
at 06:52 AM

Yeah. It helps a lot with my mold allergy, and I don't know what other fats I can eat. Olive oil, maybe? I don't have easy access to other healthy fats + I don't have a lot of cooking experience + I'm living in a house with 5 non-paleo people, so I gotta keep cooking easy.

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on September 27, 2011
at 01:17 AM

One cup a day? Seriously?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 27, 2011
at 01:16 AM

1-3 teaspoons which is less than or equal to one tablespoon

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on March 22, 2011
at 09:07 PM

About the same.

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on March 22, 2011
at 08:00 PM

WOW. 1/2 cup daily is 8 tablespoons! The winner! I thought I was using a lot at 4 tablespoons.

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:56 PM

that sounds like a great idea - thanks!

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on March 22, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I woudl assume it depends on the person. Some can handle more and some less.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 22, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Half a cup.....

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on March 22, 2011
at 08:00 PM

WOW. 1/2 cup daily is 8 tablespoons! The winner! I thought I was using a lot at 4 tablespoons.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on September 26, 2011
at 08:50 PM

I'm of northern European descent and I don't think it's natural for me to eat tons of coconut or coconut products. I say this because it doesn't taste terrific and the aftereffects seem neutral or negative. I don't like dairy products either, and I prefer low starch veggies and fruit to a lot of tubers.

I occasionally use a little coconut oil if the meat I'm cooking is very lean. I've tried a little coconut milk with fruit or coffee but I actually prefer a few unsweetened flakes once in a while with a handful of nuts.

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:52 PM

I envy you coconut eaters...my tree nut allergy is really annoying. I'm hoping that as the distance from last wheat ingestion increases it will begin to lessen in severity.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on April 01, 2012
at 04:53 PM

Hi, just stumbled across this thread. Did your tolerance to coconut oil improve over time?

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6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:31 PM

I'll eat up to a tablespoon in a day, but not every day. My hair eats about 2 teaspoons a week. (Seriously - it's the best leave-in product ever!)

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on September 26, 2011
at 08:30 PM

3+ tablespoons a day! Although I think it has reduced my hunger levels, which isn't a great thing for me.

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11838116de44ae449df0563f09bd3d73

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on September 26, 2011
at 07:26 PM

I prefer to burn my own body fat. I probably average 3T CO a day in cooking.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 26, 2011
at 07:21 PM

1600 ml a week = almost one cup a day + I use non-virgin oil for cooking.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on September 27, 2011
at 01:17 AM

One cup a day? Seriously?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on September 27, 2011
at 06:52 AM

Yeah. It helps a lot with my mold allergy, and I don't know what other fats I can eat. Olive oil, maybe? I don't have easy access to other healthy fats + I don't have a lot of cooking experience + I'm living in a house with 5 non-paleo people, so I gotta keep cooking easy.

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07c86972a3bea0b0dc17752e9d2f5642

on March 22, 2011
at 07:43 PM

None, but I eat unsweetened coconut flakes every morning on top of my berries and I love coconut milk. I wouldn't mind cooking with coconut oil but I have an aversion to just eating it. It's too un-foodlike for my psyche. I might as well eat crayons as far as I'm concerned. And yes, I realize this is my problem and it's fine to eat, haha.

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:27 PM

I usually consume a minimum of 6 tablespoons but if I really need the calories I'll eat up to 12 tablespoons. I am dairy intolerant, so coconut oil is a big source of fats.

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on March 22, 2011
at 06:58 PM

1-2 Tablespoons in my hot drink of choice.

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:56 PM

that sounds like a great idea - thanks!

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on March 22, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I usually have 1 tablespoon I use for cooking at dinner. I also usually have about 1 tablespoon of butter on my veggies at dinner.

I do eat raw, unsweetened coconut during the day, probably about 1/4 cup.

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C9d4e3a7bece817317f273ac69e6b8eb

on March 22, 2011
at 06:49 PM

3 teaspoons per day (right from the jar, morning noon and night), plus another tablespoon or so added to food a few times per week.

Do you know if there is any consensus on how much is optimal?

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

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on March 22, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I woudl assume it depends on the person. Some can handle more and some less.

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39a1a0bc7855c084ac59df60fdf9c0dd

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on March 22, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I usually have a couple tablespoons in the late evening. I know eating before bed isn't a great idea but it really keeps me satisfied, usually until lunch the following day. I sometimes end the snack with a tablespoon of dry, unsweetened coconut.

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on March 22, 2011
at 06:42 PM

None! I do eat a few ounces of dried coconut, though.

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