Monday, September 10, 2007


Coconut oil works, too. Start small (1 teaspoon) and work your way up to 2 to 3 tablespoons per day. If you take too much, it will give you diarrhea, but that is only temporary. It lowers blood glucose, cholesterol, and helps with weight loss and blood sugar control. I put my coconut oil in my protein drinks - the hot ones, like cocoa. Don't count the coconut oil in your target numbers because it is a thermogenic and will help you burn caolries. Just hit your targets for fat, protein, and carbs, and add the coconut oil without recording it on your log sheet. If you are using a glucose meter, you will see a very nice drop in blood sugar when you use the coconut oil. That drop means calories are being burned.

But, as with all supplements, you can only see the benefit of the supplement if you are hitting your targets for fat, protein, and carbs. It is always food first, then supplements. Food is the primary way to manage diabetes, the supplements only help when you are already hitting your fat, protein, and carb targets.

Avoid bad fats: transfats, and seed oils. Just use olive oil, butter, and coconut oil. The bad fats are what clogs the insulin receptors on your cell membranes.

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