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Eating Raw Coconut Oil for energy

by (80) Updated February 08, 2013 at 7:16 AM Created July 22, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Has anyone ever tried this? I know a guy who is eating a TSP every morning for energy he said it works great and lasts all day. I was just wondering potential set backs with doing this or if any one else practices this??

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19355 · July 22, 2011 at 8:31 PM

About once a week I'll do a fat fast to promote lipolysis and protein turnover.

To keep my energy levels up on days when I plan on working out or teaching fitness classes I'll sometimes have some coconut oil (about 1-2 tbsp with about 1 tsp almond butter, a pinch of sea salt, and a little unsweetened natural cocoa powder mixed in)

A couple weeks ago I did this prior to a metabolic conditioning workout and the coach remarked that he hadn't seen anyone work as hard yet or since. I was able to hit 90+ % of my Max heart rate (using a polar heart rate monitor) several points over the course of the 30 min workout and felt great.

This is what my coconut oil "energy snack" looks like...

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(full recipe post here)

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17816 · July 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Start with one, then try two, then try 3. Eating too much coconut oil on an empty stomach has the potential to make you feel sick.

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70 · July 22, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Try coconut butter.

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4873 · July 23, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I eat a scoop of my "Fake" Nutella instead of lunch on busy days and find that I don't get hungry until after 4pm. I've also recently discovered Coconut Manna and have been flavoring it with high quality cocoa, real vanilla extract, a little (1/4 tsp per 1c manna) honey, and cinnamon. Yum!

Here's my fake Nutella recipe:

2/3 full jar of Coconut Oil

1/4-1/3 c almond butter, just for the nutty flavor

2-3 TBS 100% high quality cocoa powder, make sure you spend the money to get the good stuff

1 tsp honey, just enough to sweeten slightly, but you should taste the nut and chocolate before any sweetness.

Mix well and store in fridge.

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177 · July 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I recently relied on coconut oil as easily transportable energy food while in a food desert at a martial arts conference... kept it in my dorm room and felt totally well fed by using it to supplement meals constructed around canned sardines/salmon, avocado, eggs, sauerkraut and nuts. I agree that at first you need to be careful about too much on an empty stomach but now I seem to handle it ok.

Mix in some raw cacao nibs!

It's also an excellent immune booster and antimicrobial. While at the conference one of my buddies had folliculitis; I gave him a paper cup of coconut oil with a couple doz drops of tea tree oil mixed in to treat it.

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4067 · July 23, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I know everyones been going nuts on Ray Peat, but he has a great article on coconut oil. I think it pertains. http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/coconut-oil.shtml

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705 · February 08, 2013 at 7:16 AM

coconut gives me such an incredible rush of energy. i eat 2 tbsps and it keeps me going for hours, and it also decreases my appetite for a couple hours. that, and bacon fat. they're the equivalent of energy drinks for me.

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124 · February 08, 2013 at 6:54 AM

On my non workout days I eat 100g block of creamed coconut, it's roughly 700cal and my main source of fat for the day, gives me plenty of energy and taste yummy

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280 · February 08, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Last time I was sick with flu nothing seemed to help except scooping coconut oil out of the jar & eating it straight, or mixing a bit with my tea. Its anti-viral you know :)

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0 · December 05, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I have started taking coconut oil 3-times a day about one week ago. I have severe fibromyalgia and I had been diagnosed with depression. For the past two days, I have been feeling more energetic and my body hasn't been hurting like it normally does, even though we have been having some rainy weather and nasty temps (cold then warm). I have not been laying in the bed all day and just being sad..., I get up and clean, I started back sewing, and I am planning to go to the diamond mind to dig tomorrow morning (I live in Arkansas). My fiance' is so happy that I am feeling better, PLUS my bowel movement is regular and that is good for me. I haven't been as hungry, so I am expecting to lose some weight..., I am obese (but I am still beautiful, it will only be better for my diabetes - type 2). I get up in the morning and take one heaping teaspoon, chase it with water or a sprite. I do the same thing around 3 pm and then before bedtime. Good luck to all!!! Val

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0 · March 12, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I am finding that it does give me energy. I am using Nature's Way with the green leaf. I do not have a lot of it at a time just tiny amounts. 1 tablespoon is 130 calories according to their website. I had a little bit this morning, and I get the afternoon blahs. I like the taste - but then again I'm a person who likes butter raw, and margerine raw so it could be just me. I hope that it will help me with my large stomach.

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1674 · July 26, 2011 at 8:47 AM

I've taken 1-2 Tbspns and felt no ill effects. Sometimes as breakfast, sometimes later in the day. It does keep me full for a long time.

But warning. Sunday I took less than 1 Tbspn (end of the jar) before my long run, thinking it would give me energy. On an empty stomach. Then endured 16 miles of gut pain and 3 trips to the bush. Not recommended.

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221 · July 26, 2011 at 1:20 AM

I can't stomach a spoonful of coconut oil. Any tips on making it more bearable like keeping it refrigerated or something? Are there differences in quality of coconut oil? I may have a low quality (bought it at walmart). I want to like it but I can't!

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3621 · July 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM

I've eaten large and/or multiple spoonfuls of it many times. Never noticed any energy increase (i wish), nor any stomach probs like i've seen others mention (thankfully). Less hungry, that's it. I cook with it all the time.

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