The paleo lifestyle has been a journey for me, but one thing that got me started was when I felt hungry or had cravings, I would eat a spoonful of coconut oil mixed with something (b/c I didn't like the taste by itself). It helped me feel satisfied and full, and I started to loose weight. Unfortunately, after a few months I started having increased liver area pain. At one point I even had a gallbladder attack (rather painful!). An ultrasound showed that there were no stones.. I continued to have pain until my acupuncturist casually mentioned that coconut oil thickens things up in the liver and gallbladder. When I stopped using coconut oil my liver area pain decreased, but my cravings increased and the satisfied full feelings decreased. So now what? What can I use instead that's quick, get's rid of cravings and makes me feel satisfied after a meal?
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on October 30, 2012
at 01:33 AM
Try another type of fat. Perhaps lots of olive oil on your salads. Lard in your veggies. Ghee?
on October 28, 2012
at 05:50 PM
Another type of fat? A spoonful of nut or seed butter?
Personally, drinking a sweet tasting herbal tea after a meal really helps my satiety. Cinnamon tea, licorice tea, ginger, lemongrass. Finding that out taught me that sometimes, cravings and lack of satiety were not related to caloric or nutritional needs.
on June 18, 2013
at 04:44 PM
Coconut oil shouldn't affect your gallbladder since it doesn't need to be acted on by bile salts but is processed by the liver. That's why it's good for people with digestive problems.
on October 29, 2012
at 01:55 PM
Fiber. Try green vegetables.