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8 At-Home, Self-Care Strategies That Can Help You Lose Weight myfitnesspal.com | 04-23 With shelter-at-home orders during the novel coronavirus pandemic, it might seem like now’s the perfect time to finally buckle down and lose weight. At first glance, exercise appears to fall strictly under strategies to shed unwanted weight. After all, “physical activity is the single best predictor of weight-loss maintenance and, for those looking to lose pounds, moving more can help you lose 20 percent more weight when coupled with healthier eating habits,” Foster says. Without taking some time to focus on your well-being, you can quickly burn yourself out and increase your chances of developing a host of health problems.

You may even gain weight. With this in mind, self-care is essential for both your physical and mental health. Merely taking your daily needs into account can nurture your overall well-being. Practicing self-care strategies during your workouts and in your free time can help you come back energetic, and in a more peaceful state of mind not to mention they make exercise much more enjoyable. Compiled from Health magazine, here is a self-care strategies from top trainers who manage to sweat it out hard and still [ ].

Two Self-Care Ideas for More Successful Weight Loss. By Jackie Cartier October 11, 2017. If you’ve made weight loss a priority and are feeling stuck, we have some ideas to. Adding two to three minutes of stair climbing per day—covering about three to five floors—can burn enough calories to eliminate the average American’s annual weight gain of one to two pounds a. Regular exercise is an excellent way to promote weight loss and overall physical health. Many people experience decreases in muscle tone as they get older, and a loss of muscle tone can cause an.

To lose weight, you may need to cut your calories back even more. Smaller portions and tracking your calories with a food diary or an app can help you eat less. Physical activity.

Exercise is an essential component for any long-term weight loss. Start small, to avoid discouraging the child and work up to 20 to 30 minutes of moderate and preferably fun. During a treadmill workout, exercising at your fat-burning heart rate can help promote weight loss.

This zone is where you burn the most calories per minute. To find your fat-burning zone, you’ll.

List of related literature:

This book is not a self-help manual, but I do try to provide clear suggestions about how to control overeating and how to motivate ourselves to exercise.

“Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise” by Robert E. Thayer
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by Robert E. Thayer
Oxford University Press, 2003

Daily self-monitoring of body weight, step count, fruit/ vegetable intake, and water consumption: a feasible and effective long-term weight loss maintenance approach.

“Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine” by James M. Rippe
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This guide includes strategies, such as goal setting and self-monitoring, to establish healthier dietary habits in efforts to incorporate the behavior change component into weight loss.

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Motivational interviewing improves weight loss in women with type 2 diabetes.

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Examples include breakfast skipping, snacking, meals away from home (fast food), and sweetened beverage intake.66 Similarly, specific exercise or physical activity recommendations for weight loss are lacking in the literature.

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This totals 40 to 50 minutes most days of the week, which equals one TV show, the time to pack the kids’ lunches (teach them how to make lunch), time to clean up the house in the morning (ask your partner to help, so you can exercise), or time on the phone with a friend (chat while you are power walking).

“Eat Like a Woman: A 3-Week, 3-Step Program to Finally Drop the Pounds and Feel Better Than Ever” by Staness Jonekos, Marjorie Jenkins
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Moreover, based on Epstein et al.’s recent findings that decreasing sedentary activities such as TV watching is very effective in promoting weight loss (38), many programs now include lessons on this topic as well.

“Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications” by George A. Bray, Claude Bouchard
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by George A. Bray, Claude Bouchard
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I want you to experience this, too, and the information, meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes in this book are all aimed at helping you find a better relationship with food—one in which you cook, eat, listen to your body, and focus on choosing foods that nourish and satisfy you physically and emotionally.

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J Ren Nutr 15(3): 281–290 Acharya SD, Elci OU, Sereika SM, Music E, Styn MA, Turk MW, Burke LE (2009) Adherence to a behavioral weight loss treatment program enhances weight loss and improvements in biomarkers.

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A program called The Solution Method encouraged older dieters to add aerobic exercise and social support to the changes undertaken in their eating patterns, and to focus attention on counteracting a tendency to seek love and comfort from food or drink.

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  • Bob and Brad, I love you guys! Helped me from watching just three vids, and you’re so funny! Just seems to come naturally. Enjoy very much, thank you!

  • Ok Ria, I am kind of confused here. In the video you suggest Magnesium Citrate but that most definitely is a laxative. Personally I think it is a definitely harsh laxative as it cleans you out. We recommend this product prior to having a colonoscopy.

  • Hi Dr Tracy I am Maheshkumar from Mumbai. I am a mixed bipolar patient from 2005 and am under regular medication of a psychiatrist. I had a mania attack on 2008 and was admitted for 3 months and after this I had recovered. Now I am under regular treatment under the psychiatrist.
    Now I have a tendency to regularly forget things events and then I get into panic and get disturbed. I also can’t focus on and dont find things even which if they are in front of me. Are these effects of my illness of bipolar. How I should overcome this please guide.

  • Jillian is like those advocates of cigarette smoking that still existed back in the 90’s and tried to say smoking was ok. By then most of the world knew better yet we still have smokers. Only today the battle is with carbs and that’s the dangerous substance causing obesity and disease. Jillian isn’t doing the world a favor that’s for certain.

  • So i have skin that burns in the sun in half an hour and a disorder that is exacerbated by the sun why do my genes not want me to be outside in the light

  • If you can eat healthy and give up sugar and junk food for one week, you won’t even want to eat it anymore because of how good you will feel. The first week is not easy at all however, but if you grind it out, you will see amazing results.

  • “Hey Brad you look good for once’!..funny.
    “Thanks Bob you look good too,.you’re a stud muffin”! Funnier.

    Hahahaha.. love you two. ��

  • “You need to eat for that blood sugar” yea, just like a crack addict needs crack. The body has two systems for energy. You can run off the fat on your body and train empty. The reason you cannot today is because you have elevated insulin from only using one system of energy. You will be perpetually hooked because we have been taught hunger is unhealthy. Hunger actually goes away if you allow the body some time to adjust. Eat all macros, but have a fasting focused lifestyle. OMAD, 1/48, dry fast, water fast. There, 10x better info than what this old hag will sell you in a book.

  • Can you make a video on bipolar medication and pregnancy? I’ve been reading up on different view points on what medications impact the pregnancy and what the struggles/concerns are

  • Step 1: Do NOT taking SSRI’s or anything else that will mess with your serotonin if you already did drugs when you were younger. That is an absolutely HORRIBLE idea, because you have already messed with your serotonin, leave it alone.

  • A lot of guys probably find her attractive…..until they train with her.
    After that, she’s almost like the crazy ex-girlfriend that they wish they’d never had.

    You see what I did there? lol.

  • It’s all about the hormone Insulin. Insulin is the fat maker. Your body prefers to burn fat for fuel. Intermittent fasting is the way to go. I Follow Dr. Jason Fung. The biggest loser contestants all put the weight back on. Diets only work short term. All Caliores are different and there is no essential carb. Good luck people

  • After 3 & half years I still find it very hard to deal with both bipolar & borderline personality disorders every now & then I forget my meds slip-up which causes serious problems for my family
    it happened recently everything seems to be back on track my GP increased my zyprexa dosage which appears to be working

    I hope I don’t screw up again anytime soon

  • I’m bipolar type 1. I’ve had it for more than 20 years. I don’t have depression anymore but mania is still there. I’m trying to control it. According to these videos, it can be avoided if one cut off the stress and have enough sleep. This doctor says that it has to be from 6 pm to 8 am. My! I hope she’s right.

  • LOL she looks kinda chubby to me from what I see under that blouse she is wearing. Keto is a true weight loss and a better diet for people to get into their best shape.

  • The lady with the red sweater…did she practice at all for this interview? She just keeps reading off her flash cards. If it looks bad when a student does it, when an interviewer on national tv does it…

  • This is superficial information. I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar 1 for about 25 years now. My file has been ‘closed’ for 10 tears. I still have a maintenance dose of medication. It’s been a long and painful road but rewarding at times. I coach people from experience. Exercise, nutrition, meditation, the Wim hof method (breath work/cold therapy), treat your medication with respect, communication, yoga, acupunture, cultivate empathy not pity for youself, acupuncture, disconnect yourself from all unnecessary information via television/social media/ certain movies etc. can make you see the ‘root’ of bipolar disorder. Discipline equals freedom but find what suits you, go slow. Awareness on different levels can arise from this severe ‘sensitivity’ or illness. It’s possible to ‘isolate’ hypomania and harness the creativity and insight that lies within. BUT balance,strength and happiness are the biggest win of course. Get the basics down from this video. We are winners, don’t forget. If anyone wants more info, send me a message. I also would love your feedback as a psychiatrist. Thank u.

  • I just accepted my bi polar diagnosis today, it’s not that I haven’t none for years that I was bi polar, it’s just that I refused to accept it myself as I grew up with a mother who struggled with it and I actually thought that I could just ignore it. I’ve hit rock bottom, however I’m actually excited about getting ahead of this and learning to cope with it. Thank you for your videos.

  • What does it mean when your mind is racing or you’re moving so fast that you don’t remember what you did? My doctor said it’s the bipolar. Does dark therapy help you make better choices? And what about your cellphone? I have a bad habit of staying on my phone at night.

  • Great so i have no structure and my mind actively rebels against structure and yet i need structure…great…how does a bipolar force themselves to sleep or be motivated

  • i’ve been doing my research and i think i might have bipolar disorder but i’m nervous to tell anyone because i don’t know how they’ll react,i’m worried they’ll just say “oh come on,you’re just overthinking” so…

  • Just watching and hearing you talking makes me feel better, you’re an angel, I love you, please reply to my question, PLEASE Answer me Dr.Berg, on my first 10 days of Ketogenic diet, I felt like different person, stable mood, no anxiety and clarity, I can focus and understand difficult tasks at work, I started to consider stopping my bi-polar meds. But suddenly my mood is back to normal(swings and anxiety) I am still following keto, taking B supplements and my Ketons level is 0.6, Please HELP..!!!

  • About 6 months ago I started taking the pill for my skin. About 3 months in I started to become extremely constipated and bloated. Just recently I decided to stop taking the pill to see if it really was causing my discomfort. The next day and for about a week later I had no problem with constipation! But….for the past few days I would say I have reverted back to almost how I was when I was taking the pill. I am so confused. I drink almost 2L of water a day, have tried using psyllium husk, eat chia seeds everyday and eat oats in the morning (apparently it helps with relieveing constipation). BUT NOTHING IS WORKING!! Please help me and give me advice!! About the time I started to get constipated when using the pill I also moved countries (from Australia to Wales), and I am wondeirng if the different environment is playing a role in my digestion issues. Is this possible? Also, could coming off of the pill be a contributing factor as my hormones are trying to revert back to their normal state? Please reply!!!! Before going on the pill my digestion was amazing!!! I never got bloated and never was constipated.

  • I just CANNOT prevent my triggers. When it comes to my mind I’m in a depression or maniac mood, its too late and most of time I´m not able to understand when or even how the trigger was responsible for swap my mood. I can say I am 99% of my life depressive than maniac and I sometimes can’t distinguish which mood I am till now. The sleeping time is the clue! But, even in a depression ‘mode’ I have no problems of sleeping. I’m still trying to learn abou my F31.

  • Lady you’re dangerous!!! Ignorant and so aggressive! You’re old news, you destroyed lots of people lives! Go keto and shut up! Follow Dr Berry and Dr Berg and learn a little!

  • My whole problem is I’ve tried to explain what’s going on with me with my schitzoaffective bipolar 1, bpd, and PTSD and I took her to sone of my appointments to let her see what’s going on but she either doesnt get it or doesn’t care and when I go thru my cycles I’m treated like I’m a bad guy by her (not to mention shes abusive )

  • I usually assume my period is on the way when I’m angry and irritable and pessimistic and obsessed with death. But I’m starting to wonder if I may be bipolar

  • So as a first responder living with bipolar I, I really do find some variety of dark therapy really helps to ground my mood. When I pull a string of night shifts, I feel like I’m able to function a much higher level of calm. I run the vast majority of active time in the dark, and end my days with the cozy morning sun. It’s a little backwards, but I do find it really helps my day to day when I’m working nights versus days.

  • My mental illness is causing me physical illness…I’m going to end up dying from physical illness caused by years of mental illness. I’ve not had the best dr’s…state run mental health clinic. Herded through and just given medications. Maybe I’m being paranoid. I have hypertension and heart palpitations which I take medications for. Also my liver enzymes are highly elevated. Weight fluctuations for the last 17 years. Prediabetic. Medication caused maybe? Liver enzymes have been high for a decade and just got a primary care physician that actually cares. I was diagnosed bipolar 2 and GAD at 18. I’m 35. I feel there’s no hope. 17 years of this and I’ve had no improvement. The opposite actually. I dunno what to do. I feel hopeless. I hope I do go soon. I’m rambling. I apologize. Thank you for your videos. I hope someone watches these earlier than when I found them and can get into see someone who cares…

  • Jillian Michaels is a spokesperson for the Israeli corporation ‘Soda Stream’… She is literally a shill for ‘Big Sugar’……. And dumb as a bag of damp hammers as well…

  • I was on a low calorie diet for many years. Slowly i put on weight and despite many years of intense martial arts training i could hardly bend down to lift myself off the floor due to joint pain in my knees. I kept having to make my meals smaller to keep my weight down. Many nights i could not sleep due to back/joint pain after hard training. I was ready to give up my sport totally. I tried keto. 8 months in lost 12kg, back to fighting weight. I can now do 100kg full squats and i just finished an 18k jog last sunday. I can train hard and sleep well without any pain. I eat more nutritious food and never feel hungry or deprived. The only negative is that i dont feel as explosive but definitely have much longer endurance. For results Its the best eating plan i have ever tried. Maybe it doesnt suit Jullian but it definitely suits me.

  • I find keeping track of my moods on this app called mood track helps me stay on track. I also find structure /routine so important. I have found your videos to be helpful:)

  • She is not a pro of anything but making naive people sending her money for wrong information. She knows nothing about nutrition that shows when she tries to dispute ketogenic diet…. Which is a real method to lose weight and get healthy. She is just a attention seeker and needs to educat herself on Keto which is not just a fad like her programs are. Get her to learn the difference between keto and atkins… not same thing.

  • She is a personal trainer only. She knows very little about nutrition. Specifically insulin resistance and how it effects weight loss efforts.

  • Thank you for your video. I did take notes and I will take heed to your expertise. I’ve been bipolar even before I were diagnosed. This is helpful. All the best.

  • Everyone remember this one: “ANY kind of MOVEMENT is an IMPROVEMENT.”… (and pat yourself on your back every time you decide to make movements, even if it’s just getting up to put your dirty dishes in the sink or take out the trash �� ����

  • Dr. Marks u are a life saver. I have a 21 years old with asperger but i think he might be bipolar. �� ur videos helps me understand alot better and carry on. Thanks

  • Oh, I’m not going to stop watching any time soon, keep myself busy cuz, as you said, sitting is the worst thing? Looking up increasing pain tolerance. ‘Breathing, meditation, biofeedback. What the hell is that??!! I’ll look it up, heard about it years ago, thought it was BS.

  • Thank you for these videos on bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 back in 2014. I did not realize, until I watched this video, how I could help my mood stabilizer.

    I have been having a very difficult time the past couple of months with the whole COVID 19 thing. My work place ended up being shutdown by the state because I work at a place for people with disabilities and I also have epilepsy and asthma. Most of us are immunodeficiencient. With my schedule being pulled out from under me, my mood swings started to escalate and I hadn’t realized it until I started blacking out again. I have either been sleeping too much or too little, there is no in between. I will be seeing my psychiatrist next week, hopefully.

    Thank you, again for posting these videos. I am going to use this information to help me get stabilized, again.

  • So thats all she had to say? Lose muscle tissue with not eating. She couldn’t go on with that made up answer. Proves not eating is fine.

  • This is a lot of the same advices that my therapist recommended for my bipolar, should’ve listened to her more haha. Thanks Dr Tracey!

  • Whyyyyy do we live our lives being so obsessed with age?? What a waste of time, looking at y’all in the comment section. Humans suck. Aging is less hard if you take care of yourself. Aging would be even easier if people would stop being so judgmental about it all the time. Just take care of yourself, stop judging people for how old they look, and for god’s sake don’t put people in boxes saying “this is what people this age are like and allowed to do and this is what they’re not like and not allowed to do.” Obviously we’re all perceiving age differently. Just, everybody for god’s sake stop it.

  • I love you Bob and Brad.
    I have been on a low-carb diet from my endocrinologist since 2002. I’m 5′ 6″, 120 lbs, down from 166 lbs. Without the carbs, I have no cravings and I’m in complete control of what I eat and drink, even in a room full of delightful delicacies.
    Low-carb works.:)

  • For someone with bipolar1 (which can be rapid cycling or Seasonal) is it possible to go a year without a single episode if ALL these tips are followed?

  • Who really gon keep track of those 12 hours a week tho? Like oh yes tis thursday i shall join you at the theatre as i seem to have 4 hours of self-care to spare…

  • I just found a lot of your videos on YouTube. These are awesome! You see so many people at the gym doing things that you think… That can’t be good. You always have good suggestions for how to protect yourself for long-term Health. Thank you!

  • Liar Liar pants on fire �� with all the personal assistants they have etc… like they have an average American life! Sell sell sell that’s what you’re here for ��

  • Jillian is so smoking hot, but that’s exactly what makes her so dangerous. People are going to be so googly eyed over her youthful good looks they will believe her “you have to have carbs to be healthy mentality “. Look up the NIH study on “The Biggest Loser ” t.v. show showing her diet plan is a failure.

  • I was diagnosed with mixed mood disorder. My moods can change very quickly. Are usually get a headache before I have an episode. And it lasts between 3 to 6 days sometimes it lasts a week. Or even just a few hours to a day and a day and a half.

  • I have chronic constipation (I go everyday but have hard poops) and Natural Calm really helps me have better poops! It also helps me sleep too ☺️

  • i love your videos! i wish though you folks had a boom or body microphones. it’s hard to hear what you’re saying sometimes because of the acoustics of the room and/or camera placement. keep up the great work.

  • Loved this video. I guess, however. I am not really sure how to determine when I’m manic or stressed and anxious. I am have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Without medicine, for me I would be easily angered, frustrated and stressed, explosive. With my medicine I don’t tend to have much in the way that I actually recognize except when depression and sadness come on, some anxiety….what does mania feel like? There are times, though rare that my talking is high speed, I feel hyper, overly anxious, and have a desire to leave everyone. Too much stimuli no matter what time in life can be upsetting to me and messy and disorganized environments being my mood down to a low place. But I still wish I could sense “mania” and know my “triggers”….. I mean, I’m bipolar, anything could be a trigger if you push me long enough lol. I’m going to research these terms you used for therapy….very interesting. Thank you!

  • Dr. Tracey Marks is extremely brilliant and a great communicator. She explains things in such a simple language that it becomes easy to understand. Her videos are just about the right length and do not get boring. Thanks a ton Dr. Tracey. I am a big fan and have been a Bipolar for about 25 years now. You explanation of the difference between Bipolar 1 and 2 was also fantastic. I am now going through all your lectures (videos) one by one Thanks for all the help to the Bipolar Community.

  • I’m an introvert and I need my solitude but I also like to get out and walk. Rest is important along with eating healthy and drinking lots of water. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants. Great video guys.

  • Key question! Is Bipolar a chemical imbalance? If it is Control is an issue Psychiatrists focus on, but those with Bipolar realise mood swings can occur without any occurrence. Some of the recommendations are quite patronising, some of us are high functioning! Daily Life and its issues ensures days are not Groundhog days!

  • I will really need a online consultation, I’m always feeling withdrawn from people feel down, I’ve had major trauma in the past now I’m able to understand they Y I feel this way!
    Thank you for this video

  • Hi Dr. Marks, thanks so much for this video, I learned a lot of helpful strategies! Is this packet still available? I can’t seem to download it from the website. Is anyone else having any trouble?

  • Being out of normal routine, such as travelling is difficult to find good foods to eat. Lack of support includes co-workers and friends who try to tempt you.

  • Hey, I’m not sure if you are aware but anyone who wishes to target a certain “mental health demographic” has the ability to place ads on your videos. These ads are very…triggering. For example — Epoch Times. Also, with ad personalization turned off it means they chose your videos specifically to target your audience.

    Thank you for promoting mental health education and well being.

  • Stress is a huge trigger for me and i mean STRESS weirdly other than getting crazy cross with people that are really rude(even family members?This has got way worse since a brain injury )ECT is out gave me Tonic Clonic Seizures.Neuroleptics are out some i am using 3 types of seizure meds(also controlling my seizures)Lamotragine and for once in my life the full dose of Anti depressants Setraline before every 3 years the Anti Depressants would fail.I do still work voluntarily when i can (Personally i think nobody knows what the heck my diagnosis is Clinical Depression C.P.T.S.D. They have given me so many diagnosis over the years even i am confused (COMPLEX was a discription)Don’t think i have ever been manic?Terrified yes.Manic no if Manic = Happy then defo no..

  • It’s me again complaining about how lithium is underutilized. I’ve been on the same amount (read: kidneys ok) for 25 years. My blood level is always the same,.7, and I consider lithium a miracle. My first degree family contains two other people who tolerated lithium. We are lithium responders. It’s a thing, and it’s genetic. We are studied all over the place, sometimes regarded as a distinct form of bipolar if we can do lithium monotherapy. Is this push to antipsychotics taking away people’s genetic birthright? And, relevant to that, what’s the deal with having a “therapeutic” level in first place? A 0.1 lithium level is beneficial, trust me. This rush to 0.5 is making people hate the drug. They also get toxic because they don’t know to take salt when they’re sweating too much, and that makes them hate it. In that situation, btw, I have salt pills, V8, or bloody mary mix. The research is overwhelmingly good news about lithium when are practitioners going to catch up and find a way to make it work, like “sub-therapeutic” blood levels.

  • Really! The introvert thing, have always been a loner, being around people, socializing just wears me out! I just enjoy my own company. Also an only child, grew up alone, except for animals. Had my dog, one and only dog, cats, a cow for slaughter, and the most beautiful horse you’ve ever seen, strawberry roan (red) with flaxen (blonde) mane and tail. Most lovely horse in my little valley. I took VERY good care of him and he took care of me. Only threw me once, got spooked. That’s when I realized just what powerful animals they are. He was very good to me, rode him in a couple parades, he showed off, did some tricks, I backed him up, he bobbed his head, excited, side-stepped, so smart. Anyway sorry for going too long here, just wanted to brag a little.

  • This sucks so bad because (I have bipolar) but what’s so bad is I don’t sleep well, not as in like I choose not to sleep and it’s not just mania. My mom has to take me to a sleep doctor as I’m on sleeping meds and I still can’t sleep. I don’t nap or anything like that. We believe I have a legitimate sleeping disorder so the sleep makes it so hard.

  • Hi Tracy, could you please clarify whether dark therapy should only be used during a manic or hypomanic episode, or whether it can be implemented everyday to control bipolar depressive episodes as well?

  • @Dr. Tracy what do I do if I work nights? I also have two kids. Stop dealing with my biggest trigger, abusive family. What are your thought about schedules, anchors and sleep?

  • Psychiatry is industry of death its pure truth and no quistion about it and people as well as psychiatrists knew it very well but had no choices.

  • I’m constipated and I’m 10 and it hurts really really really really really really really bad and just can’t take it my mom tried hard as she

  • HI, my diet is whole plant based diet, and active life style, but then also i struggle with this problem. One tsp of coconut oil or almond oil in night works, but I am not sure that can I take it everyday. can you suggest me about this. Thanks