Basically coconut oil is amazing. If I was to share all of the uses of coconut oil, I would be here all day. So I’m just going to show your how I use it to ai weight loss. I have recently been using coconut oil from VitaCoco that I have kindly been sent and I am loving it. They say you can eat it and wear it, in a variety of different ways. I’d love to hear what you use it for too?
Coconut oil naturally solidifies at around 23°c so it is best to melt it slightly before you use it for weight loss purposes. If you can take it without needing to drink it, then just put the amount straight onto a spoon and take it.
Taking a small amount of coconut oil around 20 minutes before you are about to eat a meal is the best time to take it. It will significantly reduce appetite and help you to feel full more quickly. So you’ll eat less and be fine with smaller portions.
I found the following guidelines online that shows how much coconut oil you should have before each meal, to help you feel full:
- under 10 stone – use 1 tbsp coconut oil before each meal for a total of 3 tbsp per day
- 10 – 12 stone – use 1.5 tbsp coconut oil before each meal for a total of 4.5 tbsp per day
- Over 12 stone – use 2 tbsp coconut oil before each meal for a total of 6 tbsp per day
I have been doing this every day for over a week now and I can genuinely say that I have been eating less. Why not give it a try? I’ll be honest, you do have to like the taste of coconuts or you won’t really like it. I don’t like bounty or desiccated coconut but I do like this (I think it is the texture of actual coconut that I don’t like). I have a friend that has a spoonful with a drop of honey or agave on it, so it is a bit sweeter.
Coconut oils is high in fat but it is the best oil to choose for weight loss. It contains a lot of healthy medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCTs). These help to boost metabolism and give you energy. The fatty acids in coconut oil don’t end up as stored body fat like longer chain fatty acids can.
And if you look at countries that use a lot of coconut oil, like its native Thailand, they have significantly fewer cases of heart disease and obesity. So, really, I don’t think it can be bad for you.
Just be aware that not all coconut oils are created equal. I like that the VitaCoco one is cold pressed and organic. This is best when using it for weight loss because all the nutrients in the oil will be preserved and there will be no added chemicals. It even comes in a glass jar, which is a bonus, again for no chemicals.
What do you use coconut oil for?
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*I was kindly sent a package of coconut oil for the purpose of this post. All words and opinions are my own, though.