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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!

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    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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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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.
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    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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    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...
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    Quote 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.
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    Thank you everyone for your replies and feedback!

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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    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.
    I reckon you're lucky that you don't like it as much as me! It might be a quality thing - the pure stuff is much more flavourful than the refined stuff, but whether that's a good thing really depends on whether you enjoy the coconut flavour (I do!). When I used to buy coconut oil for cooking (I still buy it for my skin but I stick my hand in the jar so it's not appetising) I used to eat it by the spoonful and I found it hard to stop. Same with butter. Same with red palm fruit oil. Now the only concentrated fat I keep around is olive oil because as someone else said it's just really hard to overdo it. Yes, this is a personal thing, all these foods are not inherently bad foods they are just too darn delicious for me
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