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kbchavez: I thought I read somewhere in EFLF that some people will react negatively when they first started taking big amounts of coconut oil, and if that was the case to start with very small amounts and build up to the tablespoon (or more) before each meal. If I can find it, I'll post it. Until then, what about hiding the oil in some of the coconut milk? (And your milk sounds amazingly good - ours doesn't separate, but I can get it at our local HFS, so I compromise.) Also, if you make a smoothie in the morning, you can hide 1 tablespoon in there too.
Has anyone else noticed significant changes in your food cravings? After only 2 weeks (give or take) of making sure I am getting coconut oil or coconut milk throughout the day, I no longer crave carbs! I had been a major carb junkie and loved crackers and cookies and breads. No more! Well, I do still have some sourdough bread for sandwiches at lunch, and bought some amazing (my word for the night
) garlic cheese bread at the farmer's market today, but I don't even feel like eating crackers or cookies anymore. Instead I'd rather have a raw milk tonic or coconut milk tonic when I'm feeling hungry.
I also have had a cold the last few days, and have been *craving* beyond belief sweet onions, and red & yellow pepper saute'd in coconut oil. The other thing I've noticed is that my taste buds, so to speak, actually want to eat things that I would not have liked before, like raw peppers and the such. It's like a light bulb went off inside my mouth or something, and suddenly it's the healthy stuff that my body is desiring. It's so cool!
I told my best friend that I no longer liked to drink Starbucks frap's and she looked crushed (we used to get Starbucks or the like for each other as a treat when we'd get together with the kids).
It was like I had crossed over to the dark side, but I really don't even desire them anymore. The only "vice" I still crave is ice cream. We want to start buying raw cream to make our own, but need to do that only on special occassions because raw cream here is quite expensive. So, I allow myself an occassional store-bought ice cream.
I'm thinking our HFS sells Julie's (isn't the the name of the organic ice creams?); that's what I need to buy.