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post #21 of 324
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Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
Delurking to ask some questions if that's ok. I try to live as tf as possible with limited funds.

Do you have to eat the co and acv straight or could you blend it into a smoothie?

Also, I am nursing. Are these ok for a nursing mama?

I don't use co for weight loss (it does make it hard for me to maintain as I am also nursing) but I thought I'd offer suggestions about how to incorporate it without having to choke it down straight, ick. I use it anywhere a recipe calls for an oil - if the flavor is an issue I will use the expeller pressed kind that doesn't taste coconutty, but usually go for the extra virgin. You can use it on toast in place of butter, and one thing I like a lot is to spread a little pat on each bite as I eat a banana.

Coconut oil is great for a nursing mama as it increases the lauric acid content in your breast milk, which is excellent for the little one's immune system.
post #22 of 324
How much are you supposed to take a day (for a nursing mom).
post #23 of 324
I mixed a teaspoon of coconut oil with hersheys cocoa powder (unsweetened) with some splenda. I put it in the freezer for a few minutes so it was cool. It was so tasty! Yum! I think it would be even better with some stevia, but I didn't have any.

I'm trying the ACV recipe on the Braggs bottle, it's not bad.

I can't wait to see the results from this!
post #24 of 324
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Originally Posted by velcromom View Post
I don't use co for weight loss (it does make it hard for me to maintain as I am also nursing) but I thought I'd offer suggestions about how to incorporate it without having to choke it down straight, ick. I use it anywhere a recipe calls for an oil - if the flavor is an issue I will use the expeller pressed kind that doesn't taste coconutty, but usually go for the extra virgin. You can use it on toast in place of butter, and one thing I like a lot is to spread a little pat on each bite as I eat a banana.

Coconut oil is great for a nursing mama as it increases the lauric acid content in your breast milk, which is excellent for the little one's immune system.
Thanks!
post #25 of 324
To get a whole tablespoon of coconut oil down, I store it in a warm place so it liquefies. Then I just put it in my mouth, and wash it back with water. I do the same with the raw ACV.

Just a note, I am pretty sure that the coconut oil has to be virgin since that source is from the meat. I know walmart sells coconut oil, but I don't know how good the results are going to be. And the walmart brand isn't virgin, and has chemical added that you don't want in you body.

I am a nursing mom, and use the coconut oil, and give it to my toddler. I usually combine it half and half with butter. My nursling has leaky gut, so I love to give these fats to her.

I have heard that coconut oil is great for yeast issues. I think to deal with this, you need something like 4 tablespoons a day.
post #26 of 324
So 1 tbs a day? And how much acv do you take?
post #27 of 324
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Originally Posted by Maeve View Post
So 1 tbs a day? And how much acv do you take?
For weight loss, I suggest
in the morning 1 tablespoon of CO and ACV each, and
repeat in the evening.
post #28 of 324
Bluebirdmama1,
Does the ACV give you a scratchy throat? I've been drinking the Braggs tonic this week, so maybe if I just down a tablespoon and then wash it down with water it will have less time to irritate my throat.

I'm taking virgin coconut oil, about 2 tsp in my shake in the morning and some throughout the day. I like to put it on toast with a little nut butter. So far I'm maintaining my weight (hey, it's the holiday season normally I gain some between Thanksgiving and Christmas) I exercise almost everyday day and I take a green tea extract supplement. I'm hoping after all the holiday madness dies down I'll begin to lose a bit.
post #29 of 324
I'm doing the CO and ACV thing too. It's going really well so far and I feel great.

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I'm distinctly warmer now that I'm consuming coconut fat regularly (I'm doing it with coconut milk).
I usually have cold feet. Last night I tried CO for the first night before bed. During the night my feet felt so warm, like heat was radiating from them. I hope that means my metabolism is increasing
post #30 of 324
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Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 View Post
To get a whole tablespoon of coconut oil down, I store it in a warm place so it liquefies.
Thank you for this!

A long time ago I tried CO on hot water or tea and didn't the oil floating on top or the way it would affect the taste of the tea/water SO I thought I needed it to be solid and I gag when I try to get that down (semi-solid glob). I do like nut butter, honey, CO balls, but that wasn't helping me loose weight . HOWEVER, after reading your tip, bluebirdmama1, I have been warming up a Tbs in the toaster oven for a minute while I get the acv and a big glass of water. I can just drink it when it's warm and liquid...amazing without the gag...thanks!!

I feel good with the CO-acv combo and hopefully it will combine with the running I do to help me drop some extra weight I've carried since my second was born (3 years ago..)

Thanks!
post #31 of 324
To everyone trying this, please keep us updated, even after a week.

If you don't loose weight, it is good for you anyway, so it doesn't hurt to try.
post #32 of 324
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To everyone trying this, please keep us updated, even after a week.

If you don't loose weight, it is good for you anyway, so it doesn't hurt to try.
I'll update on Friday 12/12. I can't wait to see the results. I didn't have any this morning because my stomach hurt and now I'm craving it. I wish I has some with me here at work.
post #33 of 324
In the past, VCO definitely helped me loose weight. However, I got pretty far off track and am now feeling pretty out of balance. The VCO still makes a HUGE difference in my body temp and energy levels however. That has to be good for my metabolism. I'm just so reluctant to go GF or even cut out gluten. I may get to that point though.

I generally take my VCO straight. In the Summer, it's easy to pour out a tbs and take it that way. In the Winter, its solid and more difficult. I still often take it solid and try to let it melt in my mouth. That sometimes makes me quesy though. So, I also float it on top of hot chocolate, hot water, tea, or coffee. Then, I drink the VCO off quickly and finish my beverage after that.

I think coconut milk can be a perfect substitute for VCO if it's whole CM and doesn't have any other chems added. It doesn't seem that easy to find for me. A lot of the CM in the store is "light" which really defeats the purpose. The whole CM often has stabalizers and such added. Ick. I do sometimes find whole unadulterated CM for a good price. I calculated about 3oz as being equivalent to 1 tbsp of VCO, though I did that calc sometime back...so I hope it's accurate. CM tastes great in coffee, smooties or cocoa. It's beyond fantastic mixed w/ equal parts of orange juice. Sheesh, I'm drooling now. LOL.

I think I remember Bruce Fife recomending about 3.5 tbsp daily for someone my weight (it's probably more now since I've gained some weights since I read his book...really kicking myself for getting off track). I find that at least 3 is definitely necessary. 4-5 makes me feel a lot better and helps to regulate my *ahem* intestines too. When I'm getting sick, I try for 6 tbsp.

I think it's easier to start w/ a small amt and work up to the larger. IF you try for a full 3 tbsp a day or even 1tbsp all at once right from the beginning, you might be disgusted and give up. However, if you start w/ 1 tsp at a time and take 3 tsp per day at first, it's probably much easier. Then you can gradually build up.
post #34 of 324
I've lost 45 pounds since July taking 1 tsp of CO daily and 1 tbsp of ACV. i use the CO on my toast or to cook my eggs, and I use it for baking. I also nurse. Completely safe--it is food, afterall .
post #35 of 324
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Originally Posted by forestrymom View Post
I've lost 45 pounds since July
Holy moly! Congratulations! So you only take one teaspoon of CO daily and is that on your toast/food or in addition? Wow. I'm just blown away.
post #36 of 324
velcromom- I tried eating a bit of CO with each bite of banana...SO GOOD!!!! Thanks!


So, I just started this over the weekend (I bought a jar of VCO on a whim after reading this thread). I'm craving it right now. It's like I get a little "boost" right after I eat it. I can't decide whether I love or hate eating it straight. Maybe a little of both.


This was asked earlier, but I never saw an answer....I understand the purpose of the CO, but what's the purpose/benefit of the ACV?
post #37 of 324
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Originally Posted by milosmomma View Post
velcromom- I tried eating a bit of CO with each bite of banana...SO GOOD!!!! Thanks!


So, I just started this over the weekend (I bought a jar of VCO on a whim after reading this thread). I'm craving it right now. It's like I get a little "boost" right after I eat it. I can't decide whether I love or hate eating it straight. Maybe a little of both.


This was asked earlier, but I never saw an answer....I understand the purpose of the CO, but what's the purpose/benefit of the ACV?
It is supposed to do alot of the same things that VCO does, but has different benefits too. All I know is that when they are used together, magic happens, and... weight loss!
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post #39 of 324
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Originally Posted by milosmomma View Post
So, I just started this over the weekend (I bought a jar of VCO on a whim after reading this thread). I'm craving it right now. It's like I get a little "boost" right after I eat it. I can't decide whether I love or hate eating it straight. Maybe a little of both.
I totally know what you mean! But I think I have come to love it straight. To me it taste kinda like those samoa girl scout cookies or the inside of an almond joy. Wish I had some with me at work right now, in fact!

Update: I'm holding steady with my weight, I'm still down my original four pounds and I've now incorporated 1 tbs of straight CO daily in addition to using it for cooking. And I have been eating tons and tons of animal fat all day long. I drink a tbs of AVC in my water every morning too, sometimes with a pinch of sea salt--an adaption of the spritzer recipe in EFLF which calls for salt & lemon juice. (Is that gross? I love salt and vinegar chips, what can I say!) I don't mind losing weight slowly, I'm honestly quite pleased that I haven't gained, I still have a hard time letting go of the "fat makes you fat" mindset.

forestrymom, you are an inspiration!! 45 pounds is awesome!
post #40 of 324
So I'm considering today my "start" day since I was able to down the whole tablespoon of acv and 1 tbl of co. Before I was only getting about one tsp of acv if that. The acv only made my throat scratchy for a couple seconds after I got it down and then washed it back with water. It did make my tummy feel a little weird but after I ate my co it seemed to coat my stomach and everything feels fine now. I will repeat this evening.

I'm convinced now that taking the acv straight and not mixing it with water like the bragg's tonic suggestion is the best way for me to take it.

I'm excercising almost daily on my eliptical and also some strength training. I'm also keeping things pretty low carb but I'm having family over this weekend and I intend to enjoy all the holiday foods I want

Good luck to everyone doing this and I will definately post my results.
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