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Bonus Tip: The coconut oil in coconut milk helps to increase your metabolism.
If you want to boost it even further, gradually add a little extra coconut oil to your smoothies, a little more each day, till you are having 1 to 3 tablespoons per day.
Please start slowly, though, with about a quarter of a teaspoon, to allow your body time to adjust to this potent food. Adding too much too soon can cause a die-off reaction.
What is a die-off reaction? Also called a Herxheimer reaction or healing crisis, this is something that can happen when you eat anything that is anti-viral, anti-fungal, or anti-bacterial, which may kill pathogens in your gut.
If you have an overgrowth of pathogens, when too many are killed at one time, the inflammatory products released by dead bacteria, viruses and yeast can cause an overreaction in your body. A die-off reaction may cause symptoms such as:
It is not fun! So definitely start slowly with coconut oil!
Note: if you are working out, and building muscle while you are trying to lose weight, this will help speed up your metabolism. You may see inch loss and fat loss on your body before you see the number on your scale go down. This is normal. Take your measurements each week, and rejoice as you slim down, even if the number on the scale stays put for a while.
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