Coconut oil and fat loss

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  1. So if on a high carb/protein and low-moderate fat diet, should one avoid Coconut oil?

    I used to use it to cook and make protein pancakes / shakes when I was keto... But I've switched to a high carb diet with moderate fat (consumed away from carbs) and have recomped quite nicely on it... I do miss my coco oil and PB shakes tho!


  2. Quote Originally Posted by chedapalooza View Post
    So if on a high carb/protein and low-moderate fat diet, should one avoid Coconut oil?

    I used to use it to cook and make protein pancakes / shakes when I was keto... But I've switched to a high carb diet with moderate fat (consumed away from carbs) and have recomped quite nicely on it... I do miss my coco oil and PB shakes tho!
    Depends what you mean by moderate, but I'd still say there was room for coconut oil. Fat intake seems to be a personal thing though. Personally, if I drop below 50g/day, I notice a detrimental effect in my focus and libido. Coconut oil is essential for me... have it every day, in varying quantities.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Johnston View Post
    Depends what you mean by moderate, but I'd still say there was room for coconut oil. Fat intake seems to be a personal thing though. Personally, if I drop below 50g/day, I notice a detrimental effect in my focus and libido. Coconut oil is essential for me... have it every day, in varying quantities.
    Yea I'm on erase too so my libido is hurtin despite using daa and maca+trib+fenugreek.

    My fat is about 30-50 daily usually on the lower end tho

  4. Quote Originally Posted by chedapalooza View Post
    my libido is hurtin.

    My fat is about 30-50 daily usually on the lower end tho
    boldened latter is likely the cause of the former
    fat intake is too low..this is not the 70s bro, that idea of low-fat went out long time ago

    generally speaking, sure when carbs are high we want to keep fats in check (and vice versa if we care anything about body composition) -- but, that is a relative terminology, and nothing finite like 30g (which as I already said is wayyy too low)

  5. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    boldened latter is likely the cause of the former
    fat intake is too low..this is not the 70s bro, that idea of low-fat went out long time ago

    generally speaking, sure when carbs are high we want to keep fats in check (and vice versa if we care anything about body composition) -- but, that is a relative terminology, and nothing finite like 30g (which as I already said is wayyy too low)
    I understand that for sure. Recomping has been great, although I know low fat causes much more issues than just libido. It's been about 3 months, I'm making changes now.
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  6. It's harder for MCT's to convert to fatty acid forms that can be reabsorbed and stored as body fat. The great thing about MCT is how they get metabolized quickly and into ketones. So if you use MCT rich fats/oils such as coconut oil in place of things like butter or cooking needs, there could be some benefits there.

    At the end of the day though, if you are eating excessive calories that fatten you up, it's your caloric intake which you should be concerned about TBH.

  7. i've been using coconut oil for awhile now....i put it in my morning coffee, used to put it in my protein shake, i've also cooked with it and didn't 'mind it, but other ppl swear they taste coconuts when i used it for cooking

    it just sucks because my ex gf's aunt runs a health store and got me a gallon of organic coconut oil for $1, i'm running low, have to find where i can get a gallon of it again
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by chedapalooza View Post

    Yea I'm on erase too so my libido is hurtin despite using daa and maca+trib+fenugreek.

    My fat is about 30-50 daily usually on the lower end tho
    You do realise that fats play one of the greatest roles in the body? Why o why would you deprive yourself of them?
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i've been using coconut oil for awhile now....i put it in my morning coffee, used to put it in my protein shake, i've also cooked with it and didn't 'mind it, but other ppl swear they taste coconuts when i used it for cooking it just sucks because my ex gf's aunt runs a health store and got me a gallon of organic coconut oil for $1, i'm running low, have to find where i can get a gallon of it again
    Absolutely love some coconut oil in my oatmeal. Generally, you should aim for ~.45g per lb. of BW as the minimum for your fat intake.

  10. I start off almost every morning with coconut oil in my oatmeal or shake, I never had it in coffee but I had it in my tea...

  11. Anybody eat much of the banana chips you can find in many stores? Usually consists of bananas, coconut oil and sugar.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Anybody eat much of the banana chips you can find in many stores? Usually consists of bananas, coconut oil and sugar.
    Ate so much of them I got tired of them lol
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Ate so much of them I got tired of them lol
    They have those bags at Target for a little over a dollar. Great deal.

  14. I get the dried green beans. They are surprisingly tasty just expensive.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    I get the dried green beans. They are surprisingly tasty just expensive.
    Dried green beans are delicious. Have you tried the dried okra? The peas are my least favorite lol
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    i've been using coconut oil for awhile now....i put it in my morning coffee, used to put it in my protein shake, i've also cooked with it and didn't 'mind it, but other ppl swear they taste coconuts when i used it for cooking

    it just sucks because my ex gf's aunt runs a health store and got me a gallon of organic coconut oil for $1, i'm running low, have to find where i can get a gallon of it again
    Costco has giant tubs of it cheap here, so they must have them in the US, too. Nutiva brand, organic, etc etc...good stuff!

  17. Quote Originally Posted by alwaysfirst View Post
    I start off almost every morning with coconut oil in my oatmeal or shake, I never had it in coffee but I had it in my tea...
    How do you do this?Coconut oil is stored in my fridge and even at room temperature it is solid

  18. it melts easily, then just use a blender to make it mix well.
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  19. Just blend a little longer. There may be small chunks but it doesn't matter. Throw some in your coffee too

  20. Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    Costco has giant tubs of it cheap here, so they must have them in the US, too. Nutiva brand, organic, etc etc...good stuff!
    costco doesn't exist where i'm from....i have to talk my mother into taking me to sam's club and see if they have anything since she's the only one with a membership
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by tyrub42 View Post
    Costco has giant tubs of it cheap here, so they must have them in the US, too. Nutiva brand, organic, etc etc...good stuff!
    This^^^^. I get the Carrington Farms brand. I'm going to try it on a sweet potato later instead of butter

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Misfit28 View Post
    This^^^^. I get the Carrington Farms brand. I'm going to try it on a sweet potato later instead of butter
    nothing wrong with butter, and butter is (proportionately speaking) a better fat for boosting test

    not saying this applies to you specifically, but:
    if you are avoiding butter simply due to what you "hear" in the media, you have taken a turn down the wrong path indeed

    and let me also state the obvious:
    just because coconut butter has unique properties (ie mct formation), this does NOT mean one can consume this fat with reckless abandon....a fat is still a fat, in the grand scheme of things

  23. Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    nothing wrong with butter, and butter is (proportionately speaking) a better fat for boosting test not saying this applies to you specifically, but: if you are avoiding butter simply due to what you "hear" in the media, you have taken a turn down the wrong path indeed and let me also state the obvious: just because coconut butter has unique properties (ie mct formation), this does NOT mean one can consume this fat with reckless abandon....a fat is still a fat, in the grand scheme of things
    I'm not avoiding butter, just trying something new

  24. Quote Originally Posted by uubiduu View Post
    How do you do this?Coconut oil is stored in my fridge and even at room temperature it is solid
    It melts in hot food or liquid

  25. I'm a little confused here, So is coconut oil more rapidly absorbed than other fats? Would this possibly facilitate faster absorption of other fat soluble nutrients vs the use of other oils? Or is it just a matter of the energy from the mct's is produced faster?
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