Coconut Oil

Sunday, September 09, 2012

My new love is Coconut Oil.

I am still in the process of discovering new uses for the oil but the math is pretty simple. Add coconut oil to diet = weight loss... skip oil for a couple of days = no weight loss. This stuff is amazing.

So far I use it in my green smoothie in the morning. I made the cauliflower rice with coconut oil, leeks, black pepper and a pinch of chili powder. LOVE IT. I sauté my kale in the oil with a touch of bacon grease. Yum! Also made the kale chips with coconut oil, sea salt and garlic. I probably reek like garlic with a faint whiff of the tropics.

The weight is coming off and I keep pushing it. Our pool closed after Labor Day so the easy daily exercise has come to a halt. Time to put on the walking shoes and keep up the exercise. I did really well in the pool over the summer and will miss it a lot. My jeans are really baggy. My husband laughs all the time because I won't put them away just yet. They look really terrible, but it has been so long since my clothes were baggy. Actually I don't really remember a time that clothes were baggy. I have always outgrown them because I was getting bigger and bigger. Then I bought the next size up. No more... I know I look ridiculous, but I am having a good time in baggy pants. Yes, Mrs. Baggypants it is... for a while anyway. Eventually I will put them away and hopefully have one of those glorious before and after photos..

Hope everything is well with you !!!
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  • 222NICHOLE
    Thanks for sharing that! That is so interesting. I didn't know it helped for weight loss too. My aunt just gave me some so I was researching the uses for it and I'm glad its so effective. She gave me it mostly for moisturizer and it works really good but now I may have to buy some more to use for food.
    1845 days ago
    I like using it with bacon fat for stir-frying veggies - like the taste of the bacon. Has some many uses - I put some in my morning coffee - adds a nice flavour and increases my fat intake for the day.
    1991 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    I was just looking at recipes that called for coconut oil and will begin using it today! It's nice to know it has such a positive effect! I'm with you on the loose clothes (as well as on the experience of only buying bigger ones because the clothes are too tight). It has to be a great experience and I'm looking forward to it myself...

    1991 days ago
    I use ONLY coconut oil for any cooking. Olive oil once in awhile, especially on a salad - But I like the fact that the C.O. does not burn or taste scorched like some oils do, plus I think it imparts just a touch of flavor to most things - although I do have some here that I use for some things that has no flavor to it, but it's still coconut oil.

    I also make a skin moisturizer from coconut oil too. When I start growing "fur" like the outside of a coconut, I'll stop! LOL.

    It's good for so many things!!

    Also... doesn't it feel good to have some pants that are too loose instead of everything being too tight??? It feels like accomplishment!!
    1991 days ago
    I'm a bog fan! I love it on a salad, but I have to mix in a little olive oil too or it hardens up if the lettuce is too cold!

    I like to make omelets with it and have found it really takes stir frying veggies to a whole new level (cabbage, leeks, spinach, zucchini, etc)

    Keep enjoying and post your good ideas!
    1991 days ago
    Never used it in food, but I love the smell of coconut.
    1992 days ago
    have you joined the cocout lovers team on SP. lots of recipes and ideas are posted for coconut
    1992 days ago
    Will try this too. Daughter is so much "opposed" to coconut stuff. I love coconut water and have been taking coconut oil supplements instead of using the oil since it would not be good for my daughter to be so opposed to our meals.
    1992 days ago
  • REDQUEEN2262
    I bought some the other day, having heard about its benefits. I will now need to do more research based on your blog....good luck with it!
    1992 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    I love coconut oil. Have you researched MCT oil. It is 100% Medium Chain Triglycerides. Some swear by it too. Both are good for the brains as well as the rest of the body. But I'm sure you know that.
    1992 days ago
  • IREN0169
    I need to get back to coconut oil too. Thanks for the reminder.

    As for the pants, don't put them away. Get rid of them because you will never fit back into them again!

    Good luck on your walking.
    1992 days ago
    So where did you hear about coconut oil? Fill me in ~ this is the first I've heard of it!

    1992 days ago
    Gotta try this.
    1992 days ago
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