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  • #16
    could be you eat bacon every day? one thing to not forget is that some things are high in calories and will effect your body. even avocado or olive oil is still high in calories, regardless of whether they are good fat or bad fat.

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    • #17
      Perhaps a mild allergic reaction is causing an inflammatory response >>water weight gain. There are plenty of other oils and CO is not magic. Yummy yes, magic, no.

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      • #18
        I'm glad to see I'm not alone in this!

        I have had the same experience with virgin coconut oil. I heard so many people raving about it's benefits and how great it tasted and so I went to Netrition (new here; hope I can say that) and bought a great big expensive tub of it. Whenever I have used it for a few days, I immediately jump up over 2.5 lbs and no matter how I eat, the weight stays right there until I stop taking it.

        I was reading here but was surprised to see that no one mentioned the yeast die-off that occurs with coconut oil. I assumed that was what was happening with me and that my body was in a stage of detox. But I just couldn't bear not losing weight while eating a very clean LC diet.

        I keep hearing people on the forum I'm most often involved in talking about how great it is, how it makes them feel, etc and I am just feeling a little PO'd that I can't be one of them. I am thinking of waiting until I'm about 10 lbs less than I am right now (because I hate the thought of stalling at this weight) and just committing to a full week of "yeast assault", though I don't know if I really have a yeast problem.

        Clearly there is something else going on behind the scenes with those of us who are so sensitive to CO and I hope that it's simply a detox reaction and that in the long run, it will be worth it to "ride it out." I will think on this some more.

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        • #19
          I get dizzy from coconut oil, very allergic.

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          • #20
            It just sounds like you are intolerant to coconut, which is a shame but there are plenty of other fats out there thankfully. I have read of other people gaining weight on coconut oil due to an intolerance, it was in an article by a naturopath.

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            • #21
              Wow! This. is. crazy. I actually have thought of Coconut Oil as 'magical', but I guess it's not. This makes me realize...When I've put coconut oil in my coffee, I feel dizzy the whole rest of the day. I didn't have any in my coffee today, and feel fine. I'll have to experiment.
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              • #22
                i've noticed when I take it I swell up in the face and tummy, and it tends to give me body odor, which I normally don't have (well, at least, I don't notice it! )
                I can eat fatty meat to my hearts content without the same effect. I also get this from ghee. Don't know why. But for this reason I have started to avoid both.
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                • #23
                  Yes! For me too...it also makes me hungry after taking it...I don't care what anyone says about anything...each body is different :-) and it dose seem like an insulin response...I get a burst of energy, then hunger 30 to an hr later!

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                  • #24
                    * I was using with eggs or lean protein*

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                    • #25
                      Yeah really don't like. My ancestry is northern European, why would I want to eat something from the tropics?

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                      • #26
                        Same for me!! It's not just coconut oil, but organic, plain coconut milk, too! (no carragenans, etc, just the coconut milk), as well as raw organic coconut flakes. ALL THREE things, alone or in combination, make me gain weight! Moreso the plain coconut milk and flakes. I thought I was crazy and imagining things, but it really is the one variable in my diet. The same thing happens to me with nuts, of any kind, unless they are raw, soaked/sprouted and dehydrated, and even then, I can only eat half a handful or I immediately gain weight. I am really curious as to why on earth this happens. Very relieving to see that I'm not the only one. To note--I have Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroid disease) and have trouble digesting animal protein as well, so I had to stop the paleo diet. Raw food diets work for me, 'bout it.

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                        • #27
                          Sounds like were circling around an allergy

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                          • #28
                            When I was first doing PB I could eat it, literally, by the spoon. I gained about 2 lbs the first week. I lost my taste for it (wonder why?) and stopped eating it, and lost the weight. I don't think I'm allergic, I think I was just eating a lot more calories than I was used to.
                            Also, did not find it filling at all.

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                            • #29
                              Quickly dropping 3lbs to me sounds like a water retention issue. Food allergy?

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                              • #30
                                I consume around 3 tablespoons per day (I cook with it/put it in my coffee) without unexplainable weight gain or any other problems.

                                It would be pretty surprising to me if the CO caused that much of a drastic change, but like Magnolia said above, maybe you have some sort of food allergy?

                                Seems like an odd situation to me...
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