I wanted to see if anyone uses Coconut Oil with the Ketogenic Diet.
Aurora's Dietician said that we could switch and put Coconut Oil in her recipes instead of using the mayo and butter. However she said that using Coconut Oil creates more Ketones so that the kids using it produce more ketones and need there ratio changed. Which to me is a good thing because Aurora would get more food.
I just wanted to hear some experiences with the oil.
Also.... do you use Refined or Unrefined? We bought the Unrefined and it has NO taste at all. its like Crisco.
we use a lot of coconut oil. Jake seemed to respond best to it. Plus he does not like butter or mayo so it worked out well. He gets 6 grams of it per meal.I just weigh it, add a drop of sweetner and freeze it.. But some like to mix cocoa powder and a little butter and sweetner to it for a chocolate treat. In some recipes, you can sub some of the butter with coconut oil. But we are not seizure free... Since she has done so well on the diet, I would be afraid to change anything in her diet. :). Thanks for the recipes.... I keep looking for that good doughtnut you had pictured on your one post! :) P.S. you must use unrefined coconut on the keto diet.
EF Admin~ In the first post, AurorasMommyVT said that her daughter's dietitian had already told her that she could make the switch to using coconut oil...so, clearly she isn't doing this without consulting with a health professional. She was just asking for other people to share their experiences with coconut oil and for input re type of coconut oil. The wealth of input from other parents who have traveled the path is invaluable re knowledge, support, and encouragement...and often times by discussing in a community of experienced parents/others it actually prevents or solves complications.
The Epilepsy Resource Center thanks you for sharing with the community and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
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