Weight Loss

Is there any evidence that coconut oil may help with weight loss?

Well there is. But there is also plenty of anecdotal evidence it won’t happen over night. In fact, Dr Libby, NZ nutritionist says,
“Many women believe the false notion that they must eat like a mouse and exercise like a maniac!”

The practice nurse went a bit quiet when she ran the calculation (Cardiac Risk Assessment)

“My General Practitioner (Family Physician) ran a heap of ‘check-up’ tests with me this week. Part of this was a Cardiac Risk Assessment which takes into account weight, height, cholesterol, yada yada.

“Well…. I consume Coconut Oil & coconut everyday – started about 20 months ago and I’ve lost 33kg over the last two years (still losing slowly), my BP has come down from 135/85 to 110/70, my good cholesterol is nice and high and my bad chol is super low.

“The practice nurse went a bit quiet when she ran the calculation hehe. She said the lowest score they’ve ever had was 3% … mine is 1%!!!!! She went on to say that it won’t allow a score of 0% but I’m more likely to be 0% than 1%. SCORE!

“I chuckled and commented that that was pretty cool considering I eat a ‘high fat diet’!

She was understandably confused so I proceeded to educate her about the massive benefits of Coconut Oil. It was great to be able to spread the word in a place that would usually throw their hands up in horror at the consumption of so much ‘bad’ fat!”

Jen Herd - Wellington District owns Coco the Coconut Oil Eating Cat

Jen Herd June 2012

A photo from during the weight loss period.

Would you like to see Jen’s Weight Loss Muesli recipe?

Jen Herd Weight Loss Muesli

High Fat Weight Loss Muesli

The actual recipe guidelines and possible amounts are here in this post.

Check here for a link to an interesting article on a clinical study on the topic.


We’ll leave you to decide what to do about it.

If you want some help, consider Bruce Fife’s book on the topic. It includes details of a diet, which we have not used ourselves. :  )


I hope you enjoy it.

You can eat or oil pull with any of our oils, unless it specifically states “external use only”.