If you are struggling to lose weight . . . don't miss these 7 important reasons why using coconut oil for weight loss can help you!
I bet you’ll be surprised to know that if we don’t get enough fat in our diet our body will make its own!
Taking fat out of our meals (low fat foods, fat free foods, low fat diets) causes our body to increase the production of fat making enzymes.
Plus, researchers have found that a fat storage enzyme (lipoprotein lipase) becomes more active.
So, depriving our body of fat only causes our body to make and store more fat!
But . . . some types of fat contribute to weight gain!
That’s why one of the secrets to losing weight is eating the right kind of fat. Using coconut oil for weight loss doesn’t contribute to weight gain, like other fats do!
Did you know that researchers have actually recommended coconut oil for the prevention and treatment of obesity?
Many weight loss benefits have been related to the medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFA’s) found in coconut oil.
Why are medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) in coconut oil so important for weight loss?
Because when we eat them our bodies quickly use them to make energy. Not body fat!
Most fats and oils in the food you eat are made up of long chain fatty acids (LCFA) . . . canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, etc. (read the ingredient labels on the foods you buy).
LCFA’s are larger and harder for our bodies to digest. They are combined with cholesterol and protein and circulate throughout our entire body releasing small amounts of fat along the way!
That’s the fat that collects in our fat cells! Body fat! Cellulite!
(I was so surprised when I noticed I was actually starting to lose cellulite!)
We all know that our bodies store excess calories as fat. That’s why most diets restrict the amount of calories you eat in a day.
Fats have more than twice the amount of calories as protein or carbohydrates.
But . . . did you know that coconut oil contains less calories than any other fat? About 8.6 calories per gram.
All other fats have 9 calories per gram. Not a major difference, but if you’re counting calories, you know, every little bit helps.
Still . . .
The lower amount of calories is not the major reason why coconut oil is known as the world’s only natural low calorie fat.
It’s a combination of benefits.
So, if you really want to lose weight . . . you will want to know more about the additional benefits of coconut oil for weight loss!
A slow metabolism contributes to body fat, cellulite and weight gain!
If you have a slow metabolism like I did, your body naturally burns less calories. Any calories your body doesn’t burn off and use for energy is turned into fat and stored for later!
Coconut oil speeds up your metabolism so your body burns calories at a faster rate!
Have you ever heard of diet induced thermogenesis?
Thermogenesis increases your body’s metabolism.
Foods, like meat, that are high in protein have a much higher thermogenic effect on our bodies than carbohydrates or fat.
But . . . coconut oil speeds up our metabolism even more than protein! Not only burning up its own calories . . . but it burns up calories of other foods too!
Including LCFA’s! For up to 24 hours!
Find out the recommended amount you should take if you want to speed up your metabolism!
Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that researchers found if you replace LCFA’s with MCFA’s it:
The healthy MCFA’s in coconut oil not only speed up your metabolism and help you burn calories faster.
But, while your metabolism is elevated, you will notice an increase in
your energy level too.
(Not a burst of energy, though. For me it was a subtle long lasting energy. An endurance that helped me easily power through the day)
Having energy makes it so much easier to stay active. And, we all know that physical activity helps us burn off even more calories!
Do you get hungry and need to snack in between meals?
Coconut oil is known to satisfy your hunger better than any other fat, carbohydrate, or protein.
(Adding it to my nutritious meals helped me feel full sooner. Plus, it helped me stay full longer! And, I didn't have cravings for food!)
Did you know that nutrient deficiencies signal food cravings?
And, if your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs . . . your metabolism slows down!
That’s the last thing you need if you’re trying to lose weight!
Fat is a necessary nutrient. We need it in order to digest fat soluble vitamins, antioxidants, and for our bodies to properly absorb minerals.
So, if your body is starving for nutrients . . . you are setting yourself up to gain weight!
Many health issues can contribute to weight gain too!
You may be dealing with some of the same health issues that I was:
Adrenal Fatigue – see how coconut oil benefits adrenal fatigue
But, there are other health issues that can keep you from losing weight. So, the additional health benefits that coconut oil will have on your entire body can help you lose weight and keep it off!
I was one of those people who never had to worry about my weight. But, when I started having health issues . . .
I not only needed to lose weight! I had to stop gaining weight!
It was so undeniably depressing!
So, I knew that if you were struggling with your weight as much as I was, there was no way I could even begin to write about the benefits of coconut oil for weight loss until I had experienced losing weight with coconut oil myself!
I was already eating healthy and I was exercising regularly but I just kept putting on weight!
It was actually by accident that I even realized it was helping me with my weight because I was taking coconut oil to boost my energy.
I had just gone through an extreme bout of eczema and hadn’t been able to exercise for at least 2 months.
So, I really couldn’t believe it when I noticed the cellulite that had been accumulating out of control on my butt cheeks for years, was noticeably starting to diminish!
I was so amazed!
Then, I was thrilled when I was able to fit into a pair of board shorts I had ordered online previously . . . that were too small when they arrived.
Now . . . those board shorts are too big! I have lost inches! I am now 2 sizes smaller than I was just by adding coconut oil as a daily supplement!
Organic extra virgin coconut oil has helped me lose weight and cellulite for the first time in years!
Click here to learn more about using a daily coconut oil supplement so you can start using coconut oil for weight loss today!
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