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post #141 of 324
Just wanted to jump in and say that I have been doing this for about 2 months now and have lost about 23 lbs. I have about 6 billion more to lose though so it's not that remarkable. I seem to have plateaued? I am doing 1 TBS of each 3 times per day. Any thoughts on what I should do now? I really do love it because I have SO much more energy and don't crave sweets which is amazing.
post #142 of 324
That's great! Have you tried the tablespoon of honey before bed? I do both semi regularly and have recently lost 5 pounds of the 12 I gained over two years.

You might also try giving up more grains like wheat. If you're sensitive you may drop a lot of weight from it.
post #143 of 324
My apple cider vinegar tip: Have a salad every day with lots of ACV in your vinaigrette and coconut oil if it appeals to you (I usually use olive oil but sometimes I do half melted coconut oil). IMHO it's a painless way to have your vinegar.
post #144 of 324
[QUOTE=Brookesmom;13112907You might also try giving up more grains like wheat. If you're sensitive you may drop a lot of weight from it.[/QUOTE]


Over the last several months, there have been a few people in our local WAPF group who have eliminated or greatly reduced carbs. They are all looking & feeling great. For one individual with blood sugar issues, this has meant milk too. She has cream, but has greatly reduced her milk intake. We are all different & carb reduction may or may not work, but it's something to try if you've hit a plateau.
post #145 of 324
Do you have to take the ACV too?? Is just taking the CO good enough??

Also what are considered "grains" for giving up?? Just wheat?? What about rice, oats and corn?? Are they ok to use??

Thanks!!
post #146 of 324

Carbs and oil and vinegar

Being a nutrition educator at a university for natural medicine (Bastyr University), I see a lot of eating "trends" eating practiced. Rather than elimination of foods (gluten, dairy free) or taking supplements to remedy symptoms or produce quick results, it is important to occasionally look at the bigger picture - in this case digestive difficulties and weight gain.
We don't work hard enough physically to warrant eating a lot of products made with flour. Hard physical labor also build digestive fire. Our society simply doesn't force us to use our bodies in order to provide food and shelter anymore.
Our diet needs to reflect our lifestyle:
  1. Very low intake of flour and sugar
  2. Half the amount of food we eat needs to come from fruits and vegetables (lower calories, increase fiber and nutrients)
  3. A digestive element at every meal - this could mean taking a pro-biotiv or a tablespoon of ACV OR it could be accomplished by making sure each meal has something raw, fermented or cultured as a part of it (like kim chee or salsa).

Be well!
Cynthia Lair
post #147 of 324
I've been incorporating 1T to my fruit/kefir smoothies more regularly and am paying more attention this time. I probably wasn't really having it daily. Anyway I do feel now like it does a number on my sweet craving. That helps.
post #148 of 324
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Originally Posted by gardenmommy View Post
I usually put the CO into a smoothie. I can get it down, but no one else in my family can. They don't even like finding little CO balls in their smoothie (happens when you add a bunch of frozen fruit). I kinda like that, for some odd reason.
To help prevent chunks of co in our smoothies, I typically emulsify the co with the egg yolks and banana that we put in ours. Then I add the yogurt/juice/milk and the frozen fruit. It makes it nice and thick - no one would know the co was in there!
post #149 of 324
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Originally Posted by pampered_mom View Post
To help prevent chunks of co in our smoothies, I typically emulsify the co with the egg yolks and banana that we put in ours. Then I add the yogurt/juice/milk and the frozen fruit. It makes it nice and thick - no one would know the co was in there!
Anyone try this with just banana? I don't have a source of eggs right now that I trust raw.

I'm not doing the CLO to lose weight per se (it would be great but I'm nursing a 5 month old and her older siblings right now and milk supply is very important) but I find that adding it helps stabilize my blood sugar throughout the day. Pretty neat!
post #150 of 324
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Originally Posted by ellasmama2007 View Post
wow, now i know why everyone was recommending that people start slowly with the co. i got overly excited to trial it this morning ( dd was allergic to it at one point many many months ago and i was hoping we could give it another go), and i took 1 tbsp straight on an empty stomach. i was sooooo nauseous. i could def lose weight if i'm too sick to my stomach to eat anything! holy crap, note to self...slower!
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I started using CO a few years ago, and I had to start at 1/8 tsp per day--I went for 1 tsp at first and got soooooooooooo sick.

There are some good articles out there on coconut oil and losing weight, like this one: http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...se_weight.html
I have been doing CO in my hot buckwheat cereal and on toast for a couple weeks. I tried it plain (in tea) this morning, for the first time.

I spent the afternoon projectile vomiting. I also had CLO and raw milk this morning, so I am not totally sure what did it. I guess I will try the smoothie thing. The thought of oily tea ever again makes me want to hurl.

I just feel lucky I made it home in time to puke in the comfort of my own bathroom.
post #151 of 324
I had a BAD experiencing taking it in tea, then eating 15-20 min later like EFLF says too... really awful upset tummy. I tried it after I had been taking it in my coffee in the morning, so I was used to it.

I stopped taking it for awhile, then added it back for it's healing/protective properties (my 2 yo recently had pneumonia, we've been doing probiotics, and anything else I could think of since she had abx) and it's been fine, in my coffee, in the morning...

I don't know if it was too much CLO, time of day, etc. that caused it to be a problem for me in the tea.
post #152 of 324
You know, when I read EFLF, the whole idea of putting CO in my tea sounded awful to me. I can't imagine getting it down like that. I would rather take it straight off the spoon. Really, the best way I have found to take CO is to put it in my smoothie. Otherwise, I cook with it, bake with it, take a small amount here and there, etc. My gag reflex is too strong to drink it! Not to mention the whole upset tummy thing if I DID get it down.


I've been doing pretty well about taking ACV in the morning. I haven't been doing it long enough to see any results, though. I'll try to check back in another week with any results.
post #153 of 324
how are things going for everyone?

i am starting with CO and honey. starting slow with the CO to avoid any issues. hoping that you're seeing results?
post #154 of 324
Just found this thread through a search and bumping it up!

I just bought a jar of VCO and regular CO last night. The virgin I’m just taking straight off the spoon. I had 1.5 teaspoons last night and this morning and I’ll do another 1.5 tonight. Then I’ll work my way up a couple tablespoons a day. The non-virgin stuff I’ll use for cooking and my dry skin (made my face look sooooo much better just from one night!)

I’ve lost 18 pounds since the end of December through better diet and exercise but I seem to have hit a plateau recently, so I’m hoping the VCO helps to kick me back into gear. And the non weight loss benefits sounds great too!
post #155 of 324
just found this post two days ago & got some VCO today

(had ACV at home already)

hope it works, today is day one, have got 45 lb to loose.
managed 1 teaspoon of VCO off the spoon followed by 10 ml of AVC in a shot glass and a glass of sparkling water to wash it down, twice today

how many ml is a tablespoon ?

not sure I'll manage to swallow a whole tablespoon of VCO anytime soon, it seems a lot right now ....

would be nice to hear from moms who started taking it last November and December ...
post #156 of 324
15 mls is a tablespoon
post #157 of 324
i'm down 5 lbs definitely. i wish i had done some measurements, because i think the difference is more dramatic as far as inches go...my mommy tummy is melting away!

i'm up to 4 tbsp per day.
post #158 of 324
Mamajava, that's encouraging ! Glad for you.

Weliveintheforest, thanks for the "translation" ... I need to work up to that amount then ....
post #159 of 324
do you think this will work for people who are not *overweight* just trying to get down to preprego size? I am about 10lbs heavier then i was before having my 3rd 14 months ago. while i am not overweight i am still wanting to lose at least 5-8 lbs to fit my clothes!
post #160 of 324
I don't know- that's kind of where I am, though it's more like 15 lbs. or so. I do feel like my metabolism has really slowed down, whether it's b/c I'm 36 now, still getting back to normal, or not exercising enough or whatever, but I'm hoping this will help a little. I stopped with the evco for a while, but felt like kombucha was helping. Does that do the same thing as acv, essentially?

Anyway I just tried making this 'coconut bark' i read about online. It's just melted evco (i do think this is healthy in small quantities or in baking, I just wasn't taking it daily) with cocoa powder, some sweetner, and nuts, and then letting it harden in the fridge. YUM. I think it will be easy to nibble on that.
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