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Coconut Oil – How Does It Help Weight Loss?

Coconut oil weight loss

Are you confused with all those advices you get on weight loss diet and exercises?  Well no more!!  Here is the answer to your confusion.  Coconut oil is the “super hero” which will help you shed those extra hard-to-lose pounds.  Here is how it does….

Coconut Oil Boosts Your Energy Level

Difficult to believe, isn’t it?  But yes, it’s a fact!

Medium-chained triglycerides (MCTs) are saturated fats found in coconut oil.  Unlike saturated fats founds in meat and dairy products, MCTs metabolize in a different way.  MCTs are rapidly absorbed during its pass through from stomach to the intestine.  And instead of getting absorbed into the blood stream, it enters the liver and gets instantly converted to energy.  And it enhances body’s energy levels by an average of 5% for a 24-hour window.  Fats present in coconut oil neither circulates freely in blood or stored elsewhere in the body.    Thus it prevents weight gain and helps weight loss.

Boosts Your Energy

Is the process different for long chain fatty acids which are present in meat and dairy products?  Yes, it is different.

Here the process of digestion differs.  The intestine absorbs the broken down long chain fatty acids and converts them to lipoproteins (fat and protein) which are absorbed into the blood stream.  Conversion into energy is not instant in this process.  And fat is stored in the body as well as left freely to circulate in the blood causing numerous health issues.

Coconut Oil Curbs Appetite

Do you impulsively reach out for snacks frequently?  If you are a weight watcher, your extra snacking will put in big trouble with your weight loss program.  We are not advocating you to starve, rather we are telling you to relook at what you eat.  Instead of stuffing yourself with foods rich in fats and carbohydrates, you can consume foods that are rich in protein and fibre, like oatmeal.

Curbs Appetite

If your breakfast is oatmeal, go over and try adding 1-2 tsp of organic coconut oil.  The MCTs in coconut oil releases instant energy and also keeps you fuller.   Unnecessary hungers pangs are eliminated thus helping weight loss.

Coconut Oil Burns Fat Faster

The amount of fat in your food influences your body weight. Consumption of coconut oil effects metabolism which is one reason for weight loss.  It cuts down your daily caloric intake without any side effects to your health.  It boosts energy levels and burns fat faster without storing it. The slight shift in metabolism due to MCTs does a whole lot in stopping weight gain.

Detoxification coconut oil

Coconut Oil Helps Detoxification

Again the MCTs help cleanse the body from toxins and that too in a short time.    Detoxification is a natural way to lose weight.

Some Coconut Oil Preparation for Weight Loss

  • Take 2-3 tbsp of virgin coconut oil.  Space it out to 1 tbsp for breakfast, 1 tbsp for lunch, and 1 tbsp for dinner.  Consume on a daily basis for effective weight loss.
  • To a cup of hot water, add 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil and stir it well.  Drink the mixture.  Regular consumption helps with faster weight loss.
  • Take a glass and add 4-5 tbsp of lemon juice, add 1-2 tsp of organic coconut oil, and fill it with warm water.  Mix the ingredients well.  And drink the mixture early morning for faster weight loss.
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