Weight Loss Effect Of Can Coconut Oil
Can Coconut Oil Really Help You Lose Weight? Is That Healthy?

Weight Loss Effect Of Can Coconut Oil

Weight Loss Effect Of Can Coconut Oil

Can Coconut Oil Really Help You Lose Weight? Is That Healthy? Coconut Weight Loss Effect.

Can Coconut Oil Really Help You Lose Weight? Is That Healthy?

The world, especially the world of social media, loves its coconut oil. Beauty brands put it in everything from their face packs to hair masks to skincare routines. Recently coconut oil is making its way into the weight loss circles. However, common sense dictates that oil and weight loss should not go together.

So, should you pay any attention to the latest coconut-oil-weight-loss trend and add it to your healthy meal plan regimen?

What Do the Believers Have to Say?

Oil and fat loss usually do not go together, but believers say that the plant origins of the oil make it healthier than oils derived from animals. So, it is used as a substitute for butter and other saturated fatty acids. Claims are that coconut oil promotes a feeling of satisfaction after eating.

However, coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). They are metabolized more efficiently than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) present in dairy, milk, meat, and other common oils. Unlike LCTs, MCTs are metabolized by the body quickly to be used as energy.

Limited research has been done to establish the correlation between coconut oil and weight loss. Whatever research is available is short-term or suggests that coconut oil does not have any measurable effect on effective weight loss. 

Following The Research

Weight loss has been studied extensively by scientists. Healthy body weight management has one firmly established principle calorie-in-calorie-out. The underlying principle of balancing the calorie count and weight management is maintaining a negative calorie balance. You have to burn more calories than you eat. This is where the coconut-oil-weight-loss trend starts losing steam.

Coconut oil contains 12 gms of saturated fat per tablespoon. When you take a tablespoon of coconut oil, you consume around 120 calories, almost 90% of the daily recommended amount of saturated fats. So, if you add the extra coconut oil calories to your daily diet, you must balance it somewhere throughout the day. If you don’t, you gain weight. So, either you have to do regular exercises or control the use of fats, including coconut oil. 

Trends do get the best of us. Coconut oil is an incredible food – it’s a good source of fats, instantly adds a tropical touch to a dish, and has many benefits that have been thoroughly researched. However, using it to lose weight today would be, at best, a gamble. So, instead of basing your weight loss journey on an unsubstantiated trend, use established principles of weight loss – perform regular exercises, control the calories you eat, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink a lot of water, and avoid stress. Most importantly, you should always sim to surround yourself with like-minded and positive people. They support and empower you to make the changes you need to succeed …

Juliette Wooten, Founder of Transform Virtual Gym  

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