Okay, I've recently discovered the wonders of coconut butter. Not the $14 a jar kind, but the made-at-home-in-food-processor kind. I use Bob's Red Mill unsweetened shredded coconut and a bit of salt. Not sure if it's organic, but it's the only kind I can find. Also, sometimes I'll throw in some macadamia nuts.
Anyway, I'm in love with the stuff and have been doing some reading up on it here on Paleohacks. I've heard more than once that "Coconut Butter is the only thing no one should feel guilty upon binging on", and similar statements. Something about the high saturated fat/fiber content making it so any over-consumption would just "go right through you". Is this true? Can you really not overdo it on coconut butter without consequences, such as weight gain?
It sets of a "too good to be true" alarm in my head--and no binge is a good binge in my binge-prone world. But regardless, I'm still curious.
So what do you think? Feel free to shovel it in by the spoonful? Limit yourself to the recommended 2 tablespoon serving suggestion? I plan on sticking to the latter, until I am convinced that going (coco)nuts over this stuff won't result in me having to widen my doorways and reinforce all of my furniture to handle the increased size of my butt.