I have never tried cooking with coconut but remember seeing some recent posts that interested me. I noticed my weight had not changed much for almost a month so I decided to do a little more research into this island treat. Was this as much as I was going to lose? Certainly not since there is obviously some mid section fat that could find its way off. I also noticed the size of my waist was stuck as well, which led me to a few posts regarding coconut and belly fat. The more I read, the more I was intrigued by coconut oils affect on belly fat so I decided to give it a try.
Rather than try and explain why this works, I thought it best to directly quote Authority Nutrition:
Coconut oil is vastly different from most other fats in the diet.
The thing with these medium chain fatty acids, is that they are metabolized differently than the longer chain fats.
They are sent straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are either used for energy right away or turned into ketone bodies.
These fats are often used by epileptic patients on a ketogenic diet, in order to increase ketone levels while allowing for a bit more carbs in the diet
Bottom line, coconut oil is high in Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are fatty acids that are metabolized differently than most other fats, leading to beneficial effects on metabolism.
The way I have incorporated it into my daily diet is by putting a tablespoon into my morning coffee. If you would like to try this, let me make a suggestion, don’t just dump a spoonful in and stir until it dissolves. This leaves a greasy film on top and causes the coffee to taste a little slick. Instead, pour it into a blender for a minute or so. You’ll also notice the coffee changes to a browner color. And for those who have never tried coconut oil, there really is no taste so don’t expect a coconut flavored coffee or added sweetness.
I have been doing this one week now and am going to wait another week before checking results but judging by clothes and looks, it appears to be working. And speaking of clothes, my once tight 34 waist Levis have been replaced by 33’s and still need a belt!