I Consumed a Spoonful of Coconut Oil Every Day for a Month

I Consumed a Spoonful of Coconut Oil Every Day for a Month

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New Month, Same Ol’ Thing

Time to talk about the latest challenge I did! I’ve slightly moved away from the water-related posts. I’m still trying to drink a lot of water, but this month I ate a spoonful of coconut oil, in one form or another.

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

There are so many different ways you can use coconut oil for, like hair care or skin care. I’ve yet to utilize my giant-ass jug of oil for those purposes, but I got really interested in eating it after finding out about how good it is for your body!

Body: Coconut oil boosts metabolism, helps digestion and allergies, doesn’t store as fat, and helps with weight loss. It kills yeast in the body and improve joint pain. It can improve insulin levels, thyroid functioning cholesterol levels, and heart health.

Mind: It’s been heard to improve (or even reverse) the effects Alzheimer’s, as well as autism in children. Coconut oil can also help with digestion, anxiety, and hormone production.

 Skin: Coconut oil can be used as a cold sore remedy and can help with eczema.

I collected this information over time off of the interwebs. I am not a medical health professional, this is only meant for informational purposes, and shouldn’t be considered a diagnosis or treatment in any type of doctor-patient relationship. You should consult a doctor if you have questions or concerns about this, or about your health.

Ways to Consume Coconut OilI Consumed a Spoonful of Coconut Oil Every Day for a Month

You can eat coconut oil by using it as a creamer in coffee or tea. It can also be used when cooking and baking. You can mix it into things like a smoothie, yogurt, and oatmeal. It can also be ingested straight-up, but personally I think it tastes terrible and I don’t recommend that option.

During the challenge this month, I would put the oil in my tea or in a breakfast smoothie, depending on how much work I wanted to put into it.

 

Results

 

Weight

Thigh

BMI

Before

166.8 lbs

27.5 in

28.63

After

165.6 lbs

27.25 in

28.42 in

So it’s still pretty incremental, but I’m happy with it! I’d just like to get over the 165 threshold I’ve been gearing toward, and maybe get off the border of overweight on my BMI. But progress is progress.

Other than that, I didn’t really notice a lot of benefits that I listed above. The one thing I noticed was smoother lips when I used the coconut oil in my tea. It was like a natural lip balm! I’m sure other great things were happening, but I’m also pretty sure that I didn’t hurt anything by adding this new element to my diet!

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If you decide to try this challenge for yourself, share your results! I would get a small container of coconut oil at any nearby store, so you’re not stuck with it if you don’t like it. It comes in both solid and liquid form. I got a huge container of solidified oil at Costco, because it lasts like two years, it’s cheaper, and I can heat it up if I need to melt it to liquid form. Anyway, I’m going to keep using it. If you try it out, share your thoughts!

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Comments

  • Lisa

    This is awesome Kelsey! I’ve never seen anyone actually show their objective results from eating coconut oil! I have been eating coconut oil now for about 5 years. I would say that using it as a butter replacement and in my morning tea are my favorite ways to use. It is also awesome in energy bites or healthy truffles. I noticed that after 6 weeks of using consistently is when I saw the biggest changes. It really helped me to over come my cystic acne which I suffered from since my teens.

    Reply to Lisa
    • Kelsey

      Thanks, Lisa! I totally agree, coconut oil is definitely a great substitute for other fatty ingredients. Congrats on the changes and improvements you experienced!

      Reply to Kelsey
  • hal

    straight into my morning coffee!

    Reply to hal
  • Breaking Waves Mindfulness

    I’ve been meaning to do this but I hate the taste of coconut oil ๐Ÿ˜• Maybe smoothies are the way forward.

    Reply to Breaking Waves Mindfulness
    • Kelsey

      Thanks for reading! Yes, I hate the taste of coconut oil by itself, too. Taken straight, it’s terrible. I didn’t notice it at all when I put it in a smoothie, or really anything else like tea. Best of luck!

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Andrea

    Wow! Iยดve heard many great things about the use of coconut oil, I even use for my hands and tanning, but never of actually taking it for a month. After reading this post Iยดm super curious! Iยดm definitely going to give a try! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply to Andrea
    • Kelsey

      Thanks for reading, Andrea! I haven’t heard of using coconut oil for tanning, but you’ve given me a new idea! If you decide to take it for a month, please check back and share your results, I’d love to showcase them.

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Sirri

    I absolutely love coconut oil! The amount of uses it has is Amazing!

    Reply to Sirri
  • Christine

    I have been meaning to do this just recently. Thanks for reminding me the benefits of coconut oil. I gotta get on this!

    Reply to Christine
  • Kate Love Johnson

    I used to consume coconut oil every day – usually in a green smoothie. My skin seems less dry but, other than that, nothing changed for me. I was disappointed with the lack of difference it appeared to make.

    Reply to Kate Love Johnson
    • Kelsey

      Hey Kate! That’s disappointing that you didn’t notice any results! Hopefully it didn’t have any negative effects either, though!

      Reply to Kelsey
      • Kate Love Johnson

        No negative effects. After much trial and error I’ve come to discern that avocado is my body’s preferred fat. I still use coconut oil in cooking and making popcorn all the time, I love it’s high burn point and light flavor.

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        • Kelsey

          That’s the second time now I’ve heard of using coconut oil for popping popcorn. So cool!

          Reply to Kelsey
  • Andrea Broom

    whoah, there was really a difference. I know coconut oil has a lot of amazing health benefits I just had no idea it could help you loose weight. such an amazing idea.

    Reply to Andrea Broom
  • GiGi Eats

    Did you wind up eating less too because the oil made you fuller?

    Reply to GiGi Eats
    • Kelsey

      Thank you for the question, Gigi! I didn’t notice any change in my appetite out of the ordinary. Is that something you’ve experienced?

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Nina

    Coconut oil is amazing, it’s my favorite for cooking as well as for beauty products.

    Reply to Nina
  • Kristen

    Interesting. Thanks for doing this experiment!

    Reply to Kristen
  • Desi @ A Northern Girl

    I’ve oil pulled before, but never really thought to make it a point to consume or swallow it. Maybe it will help with my weight loss too! Good call on the Costco purchase – we need to do that in our apartment too.

    Reply to Desi @ A Northern Girl
    • Kelsey

      I’ve never heard of oil pulling…would love to learn more! Thanks for commenting!

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Jobie Medina

    I love using coconut oil in homemade beauty products. It’s great for removing make up, using as moisturizer, sugar scrubs, etc. It’s amazing inside or out of the body. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply to Jobie Medina
    • Kelsey

      Thanks for sharing, Jobie! I agree, coconut oil is crazy useful! I sometimes put it in my hair before I jump in the shower to help with conditioning.

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Liz

    I’ve heard of the benefits! Imagine the results after a year! Great post xx

    Reply to Liz
    • Kelsey

      Thanks, Liz! And yea, those results would be insane! I quit doing it every day, but I definitely need to!

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Cc

    I LOVE using coconut oil it makes my skin so lovely and soft ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply to Cc
    • Kelsey

      Thanks for commenting, CC! I need to start using coconut oil on my skin!

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Tara Thackeary

    Awesome post! Thanks so much for sharing!! I love coconut oil!

    Reply to Tara Thackeary
  • Jamie

    I had no idea there were so many benefits to coconut oils! I love coconut, so when I read your title, I was pretty much sold, haha! I will have to incorporate it into my life, asap!

    Reply to Jamie
    • Kelsey

      Thanks so much, Jamie! I’m a recent coconut oil convert, myself. I’m so glad you found it useful!

      Reply to Kelsey
  • Rhonda Franz

    I use coconut oil for popping popcorn on the stove and as a moisturizer on particularly dry areas of skin. Haven’t yet tried the spoonful-a-day thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Seems that oil is good for lots of stuff.

    Reply to Rhonda Franz
  • Eileen Burns

    I have used coconut on and off for a few years never noticed any weight differences but my friend swears it keeps her weight down

    Reply to Eileen Burns
  • Tee

    Thanks for these tips. I started using coconut oil beginning this year and I’ve noticed the results. My skin is smoother and healthier, younger looking too. I could put it to other things (lifestyle changes) but i think I owe it to coconut oil. I haven’t taken it orally but I hear it stops bad breath and it whitens teeth.

    Reply to Tee
    • Kelsey

      Thank you for your comment, Tee! I’m so glad that you’ve been having success with coconut oil. I’m actually in the process of writing a separate post of the other ways you can use it! Good luck with your continued progress!

      Reply to Kelsey

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