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The Coconut Diet: The Secret Ingredient That Helps You Lose Weight While You Eat Your Favorite Foods Paperback – January 6, 2006
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While the ostensible goal is weight loss, many of the chapters concern themselves with the varied symptoms of poor health--low energy, general aches and pains and digestive troubles particularly. Suggestions for feeling better center around cleansing juice fasts, supplements, and colonics, along with a recommendation of adding virgin coconut oil (a saturated fat created with medium-chain triglycerides) to each meal, for a total of two to three tablespoons every day. A healthy fat with a bad reputation, it does have the benefit of helping you feel full during a limited-calorie diet--and if you find that it lives up to the somewhat miraculous claims outlined in the book, so much the better.
Aimed more at folks trying to achieve a point of basic health rather than already active people working towards optimum fitness, many of the chapters shun allopathic health care, claiming that many standard tests aren't up to scratch and that proper diagnosis can be achieved by attending to your symptoms. For readers who are open to looking at a range of possible solutions to their health issues, the naturopathic ideas offered here may well provide assistance--but whether a single tropical oil can measure up to all the claims is something lab scientists and natural nutritionists will argue about for some time to come. Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As a biologist who has pursued health and nutrition for most of my life, I've tried many of the popular diet programs throughout the years. Many of them work for a while, yet do not provide long-term health benefits or are damaging to the body over time.
I was introduced to the benefits of coconut oil before I read this book, and they are indeed wide-ranging---coconut oil added to the diet increases health and wellness. However, most of the people I have coached need a clear path to run on. This book provides that pathway by giving clear instructions that can work for anyone, regardless of where they started or what they know. The book has a programmed pathway to effective weight loss, as well as instructions on how to restore the body to the health we were all created to enjoy. Many people I know have reported excellent results after only a short time, not only with weight loss, but also with increased energy and a sense of well-being. For those with atherosclerosis, liver congestion, high cholesterol, or other serious problems, Cherie's Phase II Liver Cleanse can help the body restore health when properly followed.
The book is fun to read, has great recipes, plus guidance for overcoming obstacles to weight loss, including emotional issues. I was especially impressed with the sections on blood sugar imbalances, thyroid problems, and candida, which have been a challenge for me personally as well as many of the people I coach. I highly recommend it.
Kenneth L. Bakken, D.O., Dr.P.H.
HealthVision International, Inc.
The Phase I of the diet is a 21-Day Weight Loss Kickoff which consists of three meals per day and two snacks. Some examples of the snacks are:
herbal tea and 6 macadamia nuts (no joke, thats all you get for that mid-morning snack)
12 raw or toasted almonds
1 celery stalk stuffed with goat cheese
3-4 sardines packed in mustard sauce
6 pecan halves
3 radishes and 4 green olives
These are all individual snacks, not combined! If you normally eat like a bird, this might work for you but if you normally have a real snack, 6 macadamia nuts with sparkling water.
Phase II is a section on cleansing: first colon cleansing, then liver cleansing, gallbladder cleansing and finally kidney cleansing. You may as well forget this phase if you don't have a juicer and all day to devote to the schedule. For example for liver cleansing you would start your day like this: 7:00 or upon rising, drink 1 cup hot water with the juice of 1/4 lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a great book for understanding why we gain weight and why it is so difficult to loose it.Published 2 months ago by Jo-Ann Catman
Love this coconut book! Great services! Thank you! I can highly recommend your services to any other buyer!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think based on current research way too many calories and fat even though its good fat.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
At the time I ordered this book I was using Pure Virgin Coconut Oil in smoothies and in some cooking. Plus I was eating two tbs of coconut oil a day. Read morePublished 6 months ago by cbokay
If you can eat low carb and can take 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day then this diet might work for you. I followed the diet for two months and lost 9 pounds but felt so sick. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer