I used to eat coconut oil straight out of the jar, but it's so satiating that I literally gag at the thought of doing that again. Saying that, I use at least a spoonful or two or coconut oil with every meal. I noticed some laxative effects when I used to eat it on it's own, but I can safely say that my body adjusted well within a week.
In the long-term, I've had no problems. I can't live without my Coconoil!