The Coconut Diet: The Secret Ingredient for Effortless Weight Loss

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9780007194650: The Coconut Diet: The Secret Ingredient for Effortless Weight Loss

Discover how the benefits of coconut can change your life!Supercharge your metabolism by adding coconut oil to your diet - the weight simply drops off. Get the right good fat-low carb balance with this easy 21-day plan and discover the research into this miracle food.Coconut oil boosts your metabolism and speeds up weight loss and has a myriad of other health benefits. Ever since an article a decade ago in a US magazine mentioned the weight-loss benefits of coconut oil the demand has soared and thousands of people are including a small amount of oil in their diets.This book provides the scientific information about why this oil works, as well as how to use it.Includes:- how to follow the 21-day plan- why coconut oil raises your metabolic rate- how it helps encourage the production of anti-ageing hormones- how it enhances thyroid function- a 4-week cleansing plan to further boost your energy and health- menu plans and recipes

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A slight variation on the standard low carb theme, The Coconut Diet's biggest strength is the recipes. Author Cherie Calbom (The Ultimate Smoothie Book) includes a wide range of easy, deeply flavorful sauces, soups and condiments that will keep the interest of the pickiest palate while still following the fairly strict limitations of the accompanying diet.

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

About the Author:

Cherie Calbom has an excellent track in the States for her healthy food titles and her ability to present information in an easy-to-follow fashion. Her Ultimate Smoothie book has sold 40,000 copies for Warner and Juicing for Life has sold a staggering 1.6 million copies. She lives and works in the USA

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