Monday, September 5, 2011
The first time I tried coconut oil I spread it atop a sprouted flaxseed bread, as you would butter. I thought it was fabulous and it had a distinct creamy coconut flavor. I was having trouble figuring out how to get coconut everyday, until I came across a posting by Diabetes Warrior where he suggests adding it to your morning coffee. That sounds gross, but after a few days I gave it a try and now LOVE it! After a week of it, I don't really notice it You should choose an unrefined and organic coconut oil to get the most benefits. It can also be used in cooking, but check the packaging for temperature limitations. (Just a note on Diabetes Warrior, he has reversed his Type II Diabetes and lost 70 lbs and is insulin free! He challenged the conventional wisdom on his disease and weight loss and he is a SERIOUS Paleo dieter and I hope to do a Q&A with him soon.)
Still, the Vegan Husband is unwilling to use the Coconut Oil. I got him to try it and he said "Yuck" (really?) and then went on about the saturated fat. I'll keep working on him, but it has grown in popularity in Paleo and Primal diets and people are really starting to see it's benefits. Super Model Miranda Kerr also made recent news by naming coconut oil as her beauty secret. "Experts" were quick to jump all over that endorsement with pointing out its high calories (120 calories per tbs) and fat content. But we don't count calories or fat on a low carb diet and I'm not going to start now.
You will also hear more about Coconut Oil from with the Belly Fat Cure Fast Track plan, which is scheduled to be released in mid-September. If you are confused with all this talk about fat, then here is a short video where Jorge very quickly goes over fats and which oils to use. (* Sorry, it looks like Jorge has set many of his videos in his ASK JORGE on YouTube to PRIVATE. I'll leave the link, in case they set it back to public *)
I'm really looking forward to the addition of coconut oil in my diet. I am in maintenance mode of "dieting" now, but trust me when I say it is at least as difficult as the losing phases. Do you use coconut oil? Why or why not? I'm really curious how other dieters are using it, so please share!