I've done coconut oil and cocnut milk and GAINED weight (but if you see my other posts, you'll see my body is a wreck and what doesn't work for me will probably work for others). I read on earthclinic earthclinic.com (a site where people write in their experiences of what home remedies do and don't work for them) that a LOT of people reported losing weight with coconut oil (look up ailments - weight loss). I also read a medical study that said it made people decrease their waistline.
I know it is getting rid of my stretch marks when I put C.O. on them topically, it's a miracle! So Anyway, so it seems as though it helps some people lose weight. I also may be allergic. So maybe you can try it on yourself and see what happens?