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!!
So 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.