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STOP!!! To much coconut oil will make you FAT!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I was noticing a weight gain since I was taking 3 tablespoons of coconut oil per day and not tracking it in my nutrition tracker so I wrote to a really smart sp friend who has alredy acheived her goals NANCYANNE55....she has done amazing and this was her response to my letter to her regarding coconut oil, I wanted to share it with you:

LaDelle, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the calories in coconut oil DO get absorbed by your body, so I think we have found your culprit. The fact is that calories are what provides the energy in food. So if the body is absorbing it as energy, it is absorbing calories. That's the only place energy in food can be coming from. And there is no way that 3T of coconut oil is going to raise your metabolism (that's what "thermogenic effect" means, BTW) the 360 calories a day that is in the oil. And 360 extra calories a day can be enough to keep you from losing weight, or at least seriously slow it down.

My guess is that your weight loss stalled when you started taking the coconut oil, yes? Start counting those calories. And keep in mind that even though it's a healthy fat, it's still a fat and needs to be taken into consideration in your daily macronutrient (carbs, fat, protein) counts.

Personally, I feel like too much of anything is not good. And to me, almost a quarter a cup of any kind of oil, even a healthy one, a day is excessive.

I so agree with her and man does that ever make a lot more sense then what I was doing!! emoticon emoticonSo I think I will restart my 30 days of eating clean and do it right!!!

Yesterday at 7:30 I had to take my youngest daughter into the hospital because she had a wall...yes a wall fall on her foot...she was helping my hubbie and her hubbie put up a garage wall and it fell on her foot causing her to lose all of her big toes nail we were in the hospital until 11:00 p.m.....she never broke her toe or foot which was amazing , she just lost her toenail...which was good...but not good.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GUNNSGIRL91303 5/29/2011 1:21PM

    I'm so glad I read this because based on your earlier post I was going to try cocnut oil. Thanks so much for being forthright and honest about the actual outcome. Sorry to hear the wall fell on your daughter's foot. I can relate to dad once ran over my foot (in his car) and I was wearing steel-toed clogs. OUCH!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 5/29/2011 1:20PM

    I'm so glad I read this because based on your earlier post I was going to try cocnut oil. Thanks so much for being forthright and honest about the actual outcome. Sorry to hear the wall fell on your daughter's foot. I can relate to dad once ran over my foot (in his car) and I was wearing steel-toed clogs. OUCH!

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NEE4BUD 5/25/2011 11:59PM

    coconut oil is good but not in so much in one day!!!! you can put it on your skin and use it in your hair like a hot oil treatment!!!

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BOVEY63 5/18/2011 11:49AM

    Thanks for sharing the info on coconut oil - I hadn't found any yet and will now give up the search.

Hope your daughter's toes are doing better - that sounds so painful!

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JREA24 5/18/2011 6:22AM

    Good note.

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SLIMMERIN2006 5/17/2011 10:14PM

    WOW thanks for the info. I started adding coconut oil to my meals yesterday and I logged it. I was also wondering about the 3 tablespoon a day. I'm glad I got this early.

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JAZZID 5/17/2011 9:27PM

    Sorry to hear about your daughter, but glad she is doing well!

When you mentioned to me that you were using that much oil, I wondered about the amount that you were using, but I figured you knew something that I didn't. However, when I use it, I definitely count it. I count all fats, and anything that I eat, in short, anything that has calories, fat, carbs, fiber and/or protein, I account for.

I agree with Nancy, too much of a good thing is not good either... lesson learned... onward!

Thanks for the blog, I look forward to seeing your new and revised plan! ~ Dee emoticon

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TRAINER_T 5/17/2011 5:38PM

    Thanks for posting this blog!

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DS9KIE 5/17/2011 5:14PM

    sorry about they coconut oil. You can still use it just count it and don't use to much.

Ouch ...I hope your daughter is doing better...that sounds painful

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VW_STEPH 5/17/2011 4:26PM

    Very interesting indeed. =)
I have taken the odd table spoon a day. I'm still finding it hard to incorporate it into stuff everyday hehe. xx

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 5/17/2011 4:21PM

    Oh no, LaDelle! Hope your daughter feels better soon.

And I'm glad you found the culprit. NancyAnne is a great motivator and so helpful.

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MELTNSUE 5/17/2011 3:53PM

    Thanks for sharing this hun because those calories were really putting a dent into my tiny 1300-1500 daily calorie allowance. I guess it's cool if you're normal sized and can eat 2000 -2500 cals a day but for me, 360 cals? That's a whole meal for me !! I've also not noticed any benefit as regards to weight loss. I know it does have other benefits so I'll still use it but not in the amounts they are recommending. emoticon

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MAYBELLE06 5/17/2011 3:53PM

    Whew I'm so glad I didn't jump on that bandwagon- not counting the calories in the oil towards my daily intake. Too bad you were led to believe that but regardless you are still doing so freakin' amazing so good luck on your next 30 days.
oooh your poor girl, must be painful.

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SHAKENMA 5/17/2011 3:51PM

    Thanks for sharing. I take 1 table spoon a day and yes I track it. I always wondered what other people did.

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NANCYANNE55 5/17/2011 3:11PM

    In doing a little reading on it since you wrote me I have pretty much come to the conclusion that it is companies manufacturing the coconut oil that are stating the calories don't count. That gives suspect right away. Every other fit person I've read about it who uses it counts it in with their daily calories.

I am so sorry about your daughter! I did that when I was a kid, too. Youch!

I hope this post helps others.

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MACKANDME 5/17/2011 3:08PM

    It is funny you posted this blog. I usually cook my fish in the oven, but was so tired of that I had not eaten fish in a while. So I decided to pan cook it for a change. I added 1tbsp in the pan and yes I counted it in my tracker, but wonder if I should use any at all.
I also was using this protein shake and the jar said one serving (2 scoops) was 195 calories with 25g of protein. When I go t a new jar it now says one serving (1 scoop) is 150 calories. I of course was going by the old instructions not knowing it was different. So I was taking in 310 calories when I thought it was 195!
So in addition to the coconut oil...I agree that reading labels is not only good for new foods, but those labels can change without warning too!

Thanks for this post!

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