Coconut Weight Loss!

Coconut oil is a healthy weight loss ingredient. Not only does it boost metabolism and speed weight loss, there is evidence that suggests that adding a small amount of coconut oil into one’s daily diet can help lower cholesterol and improve conditions such as diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, Crohn’s, and other digestive disorders; enhance thyroid production; and increase overall energy. The Coconut Diet offers a 21-day weight loss program and includes a four-week cleansing regimen for readers who want more benefits. With meal plans and more that 70 recipes to help readers put the plan into action, as well as nutritional facts, tips for easy food preparation, ingredient explanation and many other creative details, you will learn how to start reaping the benefits of The Coconut Diet today.

If you’re ready to learn more about how to take weight off while eating delicious food and how to keep it off for life, then The Coconut Diet is for you. With more than 70 mouth-watering recipes and virgin coconut oil, you can join the ranks of thousands of “losers” who melted away the pounds the easy way—with  virgin coconut oil and the delicious recipes in The Coconut Diet. I think you’ll be encouraged when you read the testimonies of people who lost weight, often when nothing else worked.

About The Book



What Dr. Mercola Says About the Coconut Diet

“I’ve written quite a bit over the years about the countless advantages of coconut oil and its many health-promoting benefits. Cherie’s easy-to-read book takes a closer look at the disease-fighting properties of coconut oil and provides you with pages of research and statistics on why coconut oil is one of the most misunderstood and overlooked foods of recent times. The Coconut Diet is a very practical read and does all the work for you by providing you with a 21-day weight-loss plan along with delicious recipes. The authors of this book, Cherie and John Calbom do a thorough job of showing the readers how they can enhance their lifestyles by offering them several tools such as quizzes to determine if they have diseases preventing their weight-loss success and in-depth shopping lists of the best foods to buy for the coconut diet. It is only with resources like this book that coconut oil is starting to get the respect it deserves as not only the healthiest oil you can consume, but as one of the most nutritious of all foods.”

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Karen’s Coconut Diet Story in Woman’s World

I lost 15 pounds in four months. I’ve continued to lose weight, too. It just keeps coming off without even trying. I started my lifestyle change by adding organic virgin coconut oil to Cherie’s recipe “Awesome Green Smoothie”, which I make every morning for breakfast. I also increased my vegetable intake, reduced refined carbohydrates, ate lean meat and fish, and added this healthy coconut oil to my diet. Then I started juicing veggies, which took me to a higher level of health.

My health has improved significantly since I started Cherie’s program The Coconut Diet and her juice program. My allergies decreased considerably. Once I changed my diet, I had more of a desire to eat healthier. I also have more energy to get things done. I really like the energy that I enjoy today. I’m now able to exercise without feeling totally exhausted afterward.

I used to wake up in the morning feeling grumpy and more tired than when I went to bed. Now, I’m waking up happy and feeling better than ever. This is such a breakthrough for me. Even in the gloomy winter weather I’m still happy. That makes my family a lot happier, too.

At one point in my program, I just wasn’t losing weight. Cherie, who’s been my nutritionist, suggested I try the liver cleanse from Phase II of The Coconut Diet. After being on the liver cleanse for about a week, I really noticed the difference in my weight loss and how much better I felt.

Thanks to The Coconut Diet program, I have more energy, my allergies to certain foods have cleared up, I’m happier, my dull, lifeless hair is now strong and shiny, my eyes are sparkling instead of dull, and spots on my skin are completely gone. I wasn’t sure how Cherie’s program would change my life when I first started. Now, I’m a believer! Doing all these good things that started by taking coconut oil has given me a desire to eat healthier. I love how good I feel and never want to lose that. I’m not sick like I used to be. And I’m happier than I’ve ever been.


More Weight Loss Testimonials

Sheri lost 70 lbs!

“When my son was born, I was 35, which made it harder to lose weight. Your metabolism slows down as you get older,” says Sheri Plaisance Whitehead, a Baton Rouge- area homemaker, who’d packed on 70 pounds while pregnant. Luckily, Sheri heard about coconut oil. “The scale wasn’t moving – then I bought the coconut oil and suddenly it just kept going lower and lower. I lost 10 pounds right away.”

Now back to her prepregnancy weight, Sheri’s really glad she kept her skinny jeans!

Tip - ” Use the oil to scramble eggs or cook chicken breast skies to put in salads. Delicious!” says Sheri.

Laura lost 54 pounds

“I was on the treadmill for an hour every day and couldn’t lose a pound,” recalls Laura Spretnjak, who’d been diagnoses with an under active thyroid. “And I was only eating 1,200 calories a day!” That all changed when the Chicago mom, 32, took the advice of her health-conscious sister and experimented with coconut oil. Stunned when she shed five pounds in the first week, she decided to try a low-carb regimen, too. Then weight really started pouring off. ” I was eating more, losing rapidly and I had more energy,” she says. “It was so easy, I don’t even consider it a diet.”

A size 12 since junior high, Laura now wears size 6s.

Tip - Give yourself a week. “That’s about how long it takes for your carb cravings to pass,” Laura says.

Sue lost 34 pounds!

Long time yo-yo dieter Sue Hahn had resolved to start learning about good nutrition when she happened upon a coconut oil website. She decided to order some – and began sautéing her veggies in it and eating it by the spoonful. I made an immediate difference. ” I started out lethargic and bloated. In no time I was energized and my clothing was looser,” say the Miami teacher, 40, whose waist has shrunk by five inches. “The results motivated me to keep on trucking. It also helps that the food tastes good. And the diet gets rid of your sweet cravings, too!”

The bottom line: Not only did Sue drop 34 pounds, she’s confident this time she’ll keep it off!

Amy lost 40 pounds on The Coconut Diet

She’s now applying the tips in Sleep Away the Pounds to lose a few holiday pounds. Wow Cherie, this is a fantastic book. I tried just skimming it last night, but found I can’t because I want to read every word. This is exactly the things I am working towards in my life right now. I need to shed some holiday pounds and get myself back on track to good health and your book is going to be a great tool to help me do this! I’m very anxious to read the rest! Thanks again! Amy

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Choose a Good Quality Coconut Oil

Not all coconut oil is the same. Some people have emailed me saying the coconut oil they bought tasted terrible, some said it tasted like soap, and they would never eat coconut oil again. Unfortunately, they did not purchase a good-quality organic, virgin coconut oil. There are coconut oil brands that say organic and virgin but are not processed in the best manner; therefore, they do not have the quality and taste of other coconut oils.

I’ve researched many different brands of coconut oil and have chosen one of the best brands on the market to make available for you.

Photo of Transporting Organic Coconuts to make Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Our unrefined virgin coconut oil is hand-made.The virgin coconut oil I recommend is an unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids).

No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. This oil is not mass-produced. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. The coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. Virgin Coconut Oil can only be achieved by using fresh coconut meat or what is called non-copra. Chemicals and high heating are not used in further refining, since the natural, pure coconut oil is very stable with a shelf life of several years. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties.


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Nutritional Counseling

Do you want to break free from old habit patterns that keep you trapped? Are you sick, tired, or overweight and feeling helpless to make the changes necessary to get healthy, lose weight, and reach your goals. Cherie Calbom, MS is available for nutritional counseling. You can sign up today for a 30-minute counseling session with Cherie. Just email her at

For inspiration, read the story Breaking Free by Michele Libin below.

Breaking Free

Aron Ralston, a young climber, had the heart of an adventurer. He loved to challenge nature and prevail, but one time he almost failed. His first mistake was that he went hiking alone through a remote canyon in Utah without telling anyone where he was going. Despite his training and expertise, he somehow slipped and his arm became pinned under a huge boulder. He was stuck, waylaid, caught by a force that he could not overcome.

After six days of being stuck, Aron cut off his arm to save his life. You may wonder how a person could find the courage to do something so radical. What inner strength did he draw upon? Perhaps we can learn something from his story that will help us gain the inner strength we all need so we can overcome the temptation to eat things we know will harm our health and diet plans.

Have you ever felt as if you were stuck underneath something that was too big for you to move? Does it sometimes feel like fate has waylaid you and no one is around to help? Aron was in just such a predicament. He had made a bad choice to go on this journey alone, and though he was strong, capable, and well-trained, his poor judgment had gotten him into trouble.

He struggled for five days trying to free himself, but to no avail. He had run out of food and water. He prayed. He etched his name in the rocks. He recorded a goodbye message to his family and loved ones. He was in anguish and pain, both physical and emotional, because he knew that his bad choices would cause much grief to others. Aron was dying and he knew it.

Have you ever felt like you were dying inside? The consequences of past choices can back us into a corner and trap us inside a body that is sick, tired, and overweight. Sometimes these wrong choices catch up to us and we cannot free ourselves. We need help.

Aron’s mother earnestly prayed for her son who had been missing for five long days. She prayed that God would help him find the strength to survive until the rescue team arrived. No matter how desperate and alone and trapped we may feel, there are those who love us and never give up on us, although we may give up on ourselves. They’re cheering for us, perhaps praying for us, hoping we will prevail.

We are all endowed with the will to survive. It’s just that sometimes it becomes weakened by the pollution around us, and especially by the pollution within our bodies. When I was using drugs and overweight and sick, I had almost lost my will to live. It happens all the time. People can become so sick and tired that they want to give up. That’s why Aron’s story is so inspiring.

Aron felt a new surge of the will to live. He didn’t give up. He realized there was actually another way that he could free his arm. Several days before he had tried to cut through the bone with his pocket knife, but the knife was too dull. But, as he looked again at his trapped arm, he thought he could probably free himself if he could break the bones first. Aron positioned himself so he could apply the necessary force to break his arm bones. It was the only way out.

Like Aron, we must ask if it is better to continue on a pathway that has us trapped as if pinned under a boulder, or are we willing to cut off old habits that keep us sick, overweight, and tired.

How desperately do you want to be free?

Aron described how he managed to break both of his arm bones using his weight to torque the bones, then how he cut through the flesh, the muscles, the arteries, the tendons, and finally, the most painful cut of all: he sliced off the nerve. Hot searing pain flashed all the way up his body. He pressed in, made a few more cuts, then suddenly fell back against the rock behind him. He was free!

Aron described this as the happiest moment of his life. “Is he serious?” I was thinking. “The guy just cut off his right arm, he’s bleeding, he’s in pain, yet he reports that it was the happiest moment of his life? Why?”

“I felt like I was reborn,” Aron exclaimed. “It was the greatest feeling. To be given the chance to get out. To live again.”

The story goes on until you can hardly believe the strength of will he was able to draw upon. After all this he still had to use ropes to rappel down the rocks, hike for hours in the hot sun, struggle all day not to pass out from blood loss and weakness, push beyond every human limitation until eventually he reached help. Hearing this story is enough to take your breath away and leave you wondering, “How could he do that?”

Most of us aren’t climbing around in remote canyons, but we live on our own edge—trying to resist the next bagel, chocolate chip cookie, or Starbucks double mocha. We wonder within ourselves if we have what it takes to overcome and to finally regain our health, lose weight, and feel good again. We’re stuck in old habit patterns and ways of thinking that limit us. We’ve become addicted to certain foods, or substances, or ways of doing things that keep us from the freedom we seek. It’s as if we were pinned under a huge boulder. It can be difficult to break these patterns because they are so much a part of us that they seem like our very life. I’ve even read about diabetics who told their doctors they would rather lose their limbs than give up sugar. Incredible.

Yet there is something in the human spirit that pulls us toward life. Fortunately, we do not have to cut off our right arms, as Aron did, to get free. It only seems like it sometimes. And there are tools that will help us. There are people who care, there are books and resources that will set us on the pathway to renewed health and abundant energy.

Doesn’t a healthy, trim body sound like something worth fighting for? Because it is within the human will to do what Aron did, to fight and not give up, to live and not die, we can tackle the daily temptations that hold us back from being all that we can be. The next time it gets rough and you feel like giving up, think of the heart of the mountaineer who refused to die. Think of your loved ones cheering you on, think of yourself as trim and strong and healthy, then stand with mighty determination and shout, “Yes, I can break free!”

Send Me Your Inspiring Story

If you have lost weight on The Coconut Diet, I’d like to hear from you. Send me a before and after picture, and if it’s chosen for our weight loss success story page, I’ll send you a jar of virgin coconut oil and as thank you gift. For more information, you can email me at