Coconut oil and fat loss
- 12-23-2013, 03:52 PM
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!
- 12-24-2013, 09:07 AM
12-24-2013, 11:28 AM
12-24-2013, 12:17 PM
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)
12-24-2013, 12:30 PM
12-24-2013, 01:34 PM
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.
12-24-2013, 02:16 PM
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
12-24-2013, 02:24 PM
12-24-2013, 02:55 PM
12-25-2013, 09:19 AM
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...
12-25-2013, 09:35 AM
Anybody eat much of the banana chips you can find in many stores? Usually consists of bananas, coconut oil and sugar.
12-25-2013, 11:15 AM
12-25-2013, 11:31 AM
12-25-2013, 03:09 PM
I get the dried green beans. They are surprisingly tasty just expensive.
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12-25-2013, 05:04 PM
12-26-2013, 05:09 AM
12-26-2013, 08:26 AM
12-26-2013, 08:33 AM
it melts easily, then just use a blender to make it mix well.
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12-26-2013, 10:42 AM
Just blend a little longer. There may be small chunks but it doesn't matter. Throw some in your coffee too
12-26-2013, 10:49 AM
12-26-2013, 11:22 AM
12-26-2013, 11:42 AM
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
12-26-2013, 11:44 AM
12-26-2013, 12:22 PM
12-26-2013, 10:11 PM
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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