This may sound like a weird question but how do you guys take your daily 3+ tablespoons of coconut oil in front of others/at the office/in public?
I wish I could take it throughout the day at the office after breakfast or lunch (to regulate my appetite and to get my fat intake) but I'm a bit self conscious of eating straight up fat in front of my coworkers. I can't really take 3 tablespoons in the morning before any breakfast because I always get nauseous (did this for a few weeks). I guess this is more of a social-how-to question about how to eat coconut oil in public. Or should I just take it all at night?
Your advice is really appreciated :)
Your office co-workers will care what you are doing for about ten seconds or less. Once you get past that, they'll go back to preoccupation with themselves, and you'll be home free!
Trust me: people really just don't care, past the novelty of the moment.
I just add it to things I'm drinking or eating. It goes really well in coffee (though I've never attempted iced since I'm afraid it'll solidify, but hot coffee for sure) and I love it on salads..
And actually.. if people are staring and looking odd.. then do it right back when they're eating their bags of cheetos and microwave Lean Cuisines.. because in my mind THAT is far stranger.
Me, I just have a jar of Artisana Coconut Butter in my desk, and I just eat it out of the jar.
But if that doesn't work for you, why not put it in something you're eating or drinking? Put a tablespoon into a mug, add a little hot water, and then chug or sip it. Or maybe put it in/on whatever you've packed for lunch?
Mix your coconut oil with some almond butter, add a bit salt and cinnamon if you like.
Mix well and put into a jar. Great crumbly treat great on apple slices.
Avocado is another great source of good oil. You can cut an avocado in half, put a bit of Dijon mustard (antique kind is best if you ask me), drizzle with olive oil. I just mash it all up inside the skin with a fork.
People are going to get weird-ed out anyways, mainly because they don't understand it. No worries.
Just keep one of these full of coconut oil on/in your desk. It would basically be a paleo/primal version of the proverbial office candy jar.
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