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  • Coconut Butter & Weight Loss question

    I just discovered Coconut Butter today. OMG. I have been totally missing out!

    My diet consists of fats, proteins, and carbs (from non-starchy vegetables). No fruit, dairy, and nuts (until I get to my goal weight).

    So this is a nut related question. I cant do nuts because they make my body retain water, and stalls my weight-loss. Will coconut butter do the same thing to me? I do fine with coconut oil.

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    The only way you will know is if you try.
    This WOE is all about experimentation to see exactly which of the "safe" foods are OK for you.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
      The only way you will know is if you try.
      This WOE is all about experimentation to see exactly which of the "safe" foods are OK for you.
      What kind of reply is this?

      Coconut oil is better than whole flesh of the coconut, but as it contains MCTs, it stimulates metabolism and can aid in weight loss. It's not the same thing as nuts, as the fat in coconut is mostly saturated and serves to displace unsaturated fat in your body.
      Make America Great Again

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      • #4
        Coconut is a fruit not really a nut so it's a whole separate beast. That said, it can be overdone just like anything else. Derpy is right abut the MCTs but that does not mean that eating gobs of it will cause instant weight loss (unless you count the mad dashed to the bathroom..)

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        • #5
          Coconut butter is fattening. It's too easy to eat too much.

          You can cook with it. You can make great curries with it. Just add hot water and it turns sort of into coconut milk that is great for making a curry. I make a paleo baked good now and then that has 1 heaping spoonful of coconut butter, a banana or equivalent amount of cooked sweet potato, one egg and either a heaping spoon of cocoa powder or pumpkin pie spice. Not that these items aren't also pretty fattening or anything...
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
            Coconut butter is fattening. It's too easy to eat too much.
            I agree! There are so many people saying it is good for weight loss but for me coconut oil/butter are so delicious and more-ish that when I used to buy them I'd just end up eating too many calories. I'd rather go for coconut cream (the Ayam brand is 100% coconut extract) because it's much lower in calories but still has a good amount of fat and is low-carb.
            Primal since May 2012. Loving life and down 50lbs.

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            • #7
              Thank you everyone for your replies and feedback!

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              • #8
                When you get down to half a jar, microwave it for about 30 seconds and mix a big handful of cocoa nibs in the coconut butter and let it harden back up...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by otzi View Post
                  When you get down to half a jar, microwave it for about 30 seconds and mix a big handful of cocoa nibs in the coconut butter and let it harden back up...
                  You're an evil, eeeeevil person, Otzi.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                    What kind of reply is this?

                    Coconut oil is better than whole flesh of the coconut, but as it contains MCTs, it stimulates metabolism and can aid in weight loss. It's not the same thing as nuts, as the fat in coconut is mostly saturated and serves to displace unsaturated fat in your body.
                    The OP asked if coconut butter would do the same thing for her.
                    The only way they will know is if they try.
                    Geez

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                    • #11
                      if coconut oil doesnt make you retain water but nuts do, i dont know if coconut butter will. there is a fair bit of coconut oil in coconut butter. does coconut flour make you retain water? if that and coconut oil dont, you may be fine. try a bit and see and if it does, i will PM you my address and you can post me the rest of the jar LOL

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                        Coconut butter is fattening. It's too easy to eat too much.

                        You can cook with it. You can make great curries with it. Just add hot water and it turns sort of into coconut milk that is great for making a curry. I make a paleo baked good now and then that has 1 heaping spoonful of coconut butter, a banana or equivalent amount of cooked sweet potato, one egg and either a heaping spoon of cocoa powder or pumpkin pie spice. Not that these items aren't also pretty fattening or anything...
                        No... Coconut butter is A fat, and is therefore calorically dense, PLUS really tasty, making it easy to eat too much.
                        Eating too much, too much of anything... even low fat/fat free foods, is fattening.

                        Fat itself is not fattening.
                        Most of us understand that by now, right.
                        Please don't do that.

                        *Edit... That had to be a mistake or slip or sme sort of type-o SBhikes. I know you don't believe that. That is the most CW thing I've ever seen you post. It has to be some sort of accident. Late? Tired? Just not paying attention... something. I mean... I've been reading your posts for a long time. There is no way... lol
                        You are forgiven!
                        Last edited by cori93437; 01-13-2013, 01:46 AM.
                        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                        • #13
                          It IS fattening. It is fattening like almond butter is fattening. It is not the same as olive oil. When was the last time you poured yourself a fourth spoonful of olive oil or swore you'd never buy another bottle of olive oil again?
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #14
                            Funny, I love coconut butter but I've never felt the need to eat more than a serving. Not that I think eating more than that would be bad at all.
                            I never know what to put in these things. I write songs!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Heth View Post
                              I agree! There are so many people saying it is good for weight loss but for me coconut oil/butter are so delicious and more-ish that when I used to buy them I'd just end up eating too many calories. I'd rather go for coconut cream (the Ayam brand is 100% coconut extract) because it's much lower in calories but still has a good amount of fat and is low-carb.
                              How can you find coconut oil delicious? Unless you don't mean you eat it by the spoonful or something. I think it's nice in coffee and with eggs.
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