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Can someone please tell me how much CO I am supposed to consume? Is it like a tablespoon before each meal? I want to make sure that I take enough to get the benefits, but I don't want to gain a bunch of weight because I am wolfing down CO!

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"Eat Fat, Lose Fat" by Mary Enig, has a specific dosage recommendation "by your weight". Ive lent out my copy but will let you know what it is as soon as the gal that borrowed it calls me back
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"Eat Fat, Lose Fat" by Mary Enig, has a specific dosage recommendation "by your weight". Ive lent out my copy but will let you know what it is as soon as the gal that borrowed it calls me back
I just happen to have EFLF in front of me:
90-130 lbs. - 1 tbsp before each meal, total of 3 tbsps/day
131-180 lbs. - 1.5 tbsps. before each meal, total of 4.5 tbsps./day
181+ lbs. - 2 tbsps. before each meal, total of 6 tbsps./day

As a caution, I had to work up to taking 1 tbsp before each meal. At first, that much made me terribly nauseous. After a week of taking 1/2 tbsp. before meals, I could stomach the full tbsp.

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As a caution, I had to work up to taking 1 tbsp before each meal. At first, that much made me terribly nauseous. After a week of taking 1/2 tbsp. before meals, I could stomach the full tbsp.[/QUOTE]

I had to laugh....when I was taking this by "tablespoons" I too had issues with gagging - lol. I have since gone to using a "shot glass" and apparently I DID learn something worth while in college, cuz when I use my shot glass I dont taste a thing when taking my VCO. As for the "overwhelming fullness" (vs nausea) afterward, thats a GREAT appetite supresant for sure

Thank you for posting the recommended dosages. I needed that for another friend as well

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I don't have a copy of EFLF - so I wondered if anyone
could tell me what the purpose is for CO before meals.
Is it appetite suppressant or something else?

CJ

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There are a few reasons for the CO, but as you said, one of them is
indeed appetite supression. To make that work, EFLF suggests you
take your dose 20 min before your meal to let satiation kick in.

EFLF also states that basically when you restrict fats, you tend to
replace with carbs. Eating high carbs can trigger an insulin
response which causes your body to store fat (as all of you low-carb
followers know). It says the right fats at every meal keep your
blood sugar (and energy levels) stable, and maximize your metablism.

Several studies are cited that support the idea that medium-chain
fatty acids (MCFAs) like those found in CO are actually oxidized
(burned up and used for energy) rather than stored as fat. One
study found animals eating 50% of their calories from MCFAs lost
significant weight, even though they were not on a weight-loss
diet. The other group of animals ate the same # of calories but 50%
came from LCFAs (long-chain fatty acids) instead; this group lost no
weight.

They also talk about MCFAs being "thermogenic", meaning they raise
your body temp, boosting your energy and metabolic rate. The most
rapidly oxidized MCFA was found to be lauric acid, which comprises
almost 50% of CO. CO also boosts your thyroid function.

There are tons of other things they say CO is great for - including
boosting your immunity, putting on your skin, etc, etc. The first
time I read EFLF I was like well why don't I just BATHE in it and
swig a bottle all day long?!!! I'll get real skinny then!!!!

It's a coconut-happy book!

Jenny.
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Wow - that seems like a lot!

I feel like coconut oil is good etc... but I am having a hard time reprogramming my brain to think that I should eat that many calories of fat. I am 3 mos post baby and while I am not on a "diet" I do want to loose my extra weight.

What have been your experiences with CO, weight loss, and general health?
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If I keep the processed sugar and grains out fat from coconut seems to not matter as far as weight gain. My MIL has the same experience. We both eat a good deal of coconut milk and oil. I use it in place of dairy. I would say I eat it at almost every meal in generous amounts.

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What have been your experiences with CO, weight loss, and general health?

I love the taste of coconut, so consuming large quantities is a joy here. I'm also PP (a little over 5-months) and have continued to lose weight while having upwards of 5 tbsp of CO and 3/4 c. coconut milk per day, in addition to a few tbsp of ground flax. I've never read EFLF, but this is something that has always worked for me. Nursing probably also has a little to do with it, as does keeping processed foods out of the pantry. You can't sit around and eat them if they aren't there! Health wise, I feel great and DD is just as healthy as could be. I think even if the CO caused me to keep a few pounds, I would continue to take it. I like to feel strong and satiated.
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