Ideal Protein Diet - Coconut oil

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03-30-2013, 07:25 PM
I have been adding coconut oil to my morning shake/smoothie to get that added fat in since I find it hard to use the oil olive besides what I use it to cook with. Is this going to set me up for failure?

03-30-2013, 07:30 PM
i use it.
It was my non-negotiable when I first met with my coach.
From my reading, it is way healthier than what they are asking us to do.
I only use it in IP P1 sheet amounts, however.

03-30-2013, 07:46 PM
I use it too and haven't had any problems at WIs.

03-30-2013, 08:57 PM
I used it for the last half of my year on IP, usually as my oil of choice for cooking.

03-30-2013, 09:27 PM
The reason WHY using coconut oil vs olive oil won't hinder your fat loss efforts is that calories dictate fat loss or gain.

Personally, I take fish oil. If you were to make an infomercial about the health benefits of fish oil it would be hard to believe. (

Why IP doesn't sell it's own branded version of "Ideal Fish Oil Mega *****in Complex" is beyond me. They're definitely leaving money on the table and no doubt would improve the health of their dieters.

03-30-2013, 09:42 PM

03-31-2013, 02:43 AM
...the health benefits of fish oil it would be hard to believe. (

Wow! Great link to the info on fish oils. I give it to my kids for their ADHD -- look at all the many other things their benefitting from! Thanks for sharing

03-31-2013, 09:58 AM
can you all link some examples of the coconut oil you use?

03-31-2013, 10:34 AM
I buy mine from tropical traditions. I use both gold label and green label

Here's a nice into info article about coconut oil