Losing Weight With Coconut Oil

Losing Weight With Coconut Oil

Is losing weight with coconut oil possible? Nutritionists and researchers seem to agree that it is in fact possible to lose weight using coconut oil.

A key to successful weight loss often lies in the ability of the body to balance blood sugar levels. Most people who are on a dietary regimen for weight loss often fall off the wagon when this delicate balance is not maintained. They find themselves craving sugary and junk foods, which is essentially what they should avoid.

So how does coconut oil help you lose weight?

First of all, it is important that you understand the composition of coconut oil.

Coconut oil was once castigated for its generous content of saturated fats. But when researchers went back to the drawing board, they actually realized that the supposed bad fats in coconut oil have a rather neutral effect on the health of the heart.

It was a better form of saturated fats when compared to that found in dairy products and meats. Furthermore, people who consumed large amounts of this natural oil and associated products seem to have lower rates of heart ailments and cases of obesity.

Take for instance, people who live in the Asian and Mediterranean region where coconut oil is a dietary staple. Their diets contain a generous amount of coconut oil yet they report fewer cases of diseases associated with obesity. This also disapproves the initial fears of coconut oil being bad to the body.

Here are 3 ways in which this marvelous healthy oil can help you lose weight…

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1) Coconut Oil Helps Burn Fat Faster

When you regularly include a few tablespoons of coconut oil in your food, research suggests that this has the potential of helping the body burn fats faster. It will help you lose stubborn fat too. For a weight loss program to be successful, you must be able to burn more calories than you are consuming.

Some people choose to skip meals altogether which is a deadly gamble with one’s health. However, using coconut oil can help you reduce your caloric intake without compromising your health.

This is how it works – one property of coconut oil is that it improves the body’s digestion and absorption ability. When you include coconut oil in your diet, you will be able to eat less and not feel weak because most of the food ingested will be absorbed by the body.

2) Curb Cravings by Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil will give your body an energy boost when added to your daily meals. The chains of fats found in coconut oil are broken down by the liver right away ensuring that the body has an extended supply of energy.

When these fats are processed, ketone is formed and it greatly helps reduce hunger and curb cravings. Remember that many people on weight loss programs fail mainly because they were not able to beat cravings and are in a constant snacking-mode. With coconut oil, you will feel fuller all the time and probably be able to do away with the habit of snacking on unhealthy foods.

3) Stabilize Blood Sugar & Balance Hormones

The body is able to synthesize hormones in the presence of proper building blocks, namely fatty acids. Hormones help the body regulate mood, metabolism and much more. Feelings of anxiety and depression often lead to binge eating. So here again, coconut oil plays an important role in reducing anxiety and therefore improving your mood.

Coconut oil is easily digestible and absorbed into the blood stream. In this way, less stress is placed on the pancreas and it is able to work more efficiently producing insulin. This in turn ensures that the blood sugar balance mechanism is effective.

Summary

Here is a short summary of the powerful effects that coconut oil has on metabolism that results in weight loss.

  • It is one of the few oils that have medium chain fatty acids that are known to boost metabolism.
  • By boosting metabolism, it facilitates more efficient absorption of nutrients by the body.
  • It improves blood sugar levels effectively lowering heart disease.
  • It helps suppress appetite thus making dieters eat less without having to try too hard.
  • It helps lose stubborn fat in the long run.
  • Lauric acid found in coconut oil has antibacterial properties.

Can you lose weight using coconut oil? The answer is a resounding – Yes. Losing weight with coconut oil is easy, safe and effective.

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48 thoughts on “Losing Weight With Coconut Oil

  1. Hi Chris,
    Thanks for this interesting post. I didn’t know Coconut oil able to help in losing weight. I was quite interested to know that it able to burn fat faster and curb cravings. How great is that! Always assume coconut oil belongs to unhealthy fats. Definitely will look into option of having coconut oil in my meals.
    Thanks again!

    1. Hi there Jimmy,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your opinion on the subject. Great to hear you’ve been able to take something out of the article 🙂

  2. Hi Chris – I didn’t realize that coconut had such good properties when used with dieting. Anything that stabilizes blood sugar though, is a bonus.
    This could be a boon for people who are struggling to lose that extra weight. Anyone on a diet wants to be back to their fighting weight overnight – well that just doesn’t happen.
    In my own case it took me 10 years of not training and over indulging to get overweight. However if coconut oil helps to burn fat then I’m going to look into using it
    Thanks for the post
    Mark

    1. That’s great news Mark!
      I wish you much success with your dieting, don’t forget to pop back here and let us know how well the coconut oil worked out for you 🙂

  3. Hi there Chris!
    I too have been researching coconut oils and the benefits but this page just clarified all my questions. I was talking to a Doctor (chinese medicine) and he said if you could get your body to adjust to good fats (oils, avocado, mixed nuts) that you could indeed burn fat off while eating fat! I found this very ironic but life changing! Thank you for putting up such an informative site to get the REAL information out there 🙂

  4. Hi Chris

    Interesting post on the benefits of using coconut oil in your diet.

    I didn’t realise that it had such powerful effects on the metabolism and that it helped burn fat faster. As you say, Asian people (especially the Thai people) use a lot of it in their recipes and it is rare to see an overweight Asian person.

    I unfortunately don’t like it as it makes food taste too sweet even though it does have excellent properties. But luckily, I don’t have weight problems!

    However, from a curiosity point of view, I was interested to read about the great advantages of using coconut oil.

    Thank you.

    Regards
    Lucinda

    1. Hi Serena & Lucinda, sorry for the late reply!
      Glad to see you both enjoyed the article so much – don’t forget to share it 🙂

  5. Interesting information. I wasn’t aware coconut oil has so many benefits for your health; I know it’s a good deodorant and moisturizer. Looks like coconut oil really is a magic substance that can do so many things.

    It’s very expensive in my area, though, but I suppose it’s well worth it. I think it’s probably time to buy myself a tub of it!

  6. Hi Chris,

    Great article. Very interesting. I have lived in a tropical country (the Philippines) for many years and now looking back, we as a family often used coconuts as our staple food. Coconut mixed in glutenous rice, our desserts were also full of coconut oil. My family, including myself never put on any extra weight or have any heart related diseases because of coconut oil. Thank you for clarifying that. It makes sense looking back. But then again it could be that our metabolisms were just that more active.

    Cheers,

    Drew

  7. This is really a very interesting topic to read. I never heard about Losing Weight with Cocunut Oil in my life. Do we have to consume cocunut oil in the foods that we eat – how do we take it? I use coconut oil only for my hair. But the insight you provided is something really new to me. I did enjoy to learn some new things.

    1. Yes of course you can consume it Shivaram – it is coconut after all ( and it has some great benefits! ). Glad you were able to learn something new from the article mate 🙂

  8. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the useful information. I knew coconut oil is good for you, but I never realised just how good it was for you. It is amazing how much you can learn from just one article.

    I will definitely be incorporating it into my cooking a lot more from this point on.

    Cheers,
    Simon.

  9. Hi Chris
    You’ve got a cool name for your website. Coco nut oil as you portray it works like a ninja, an undercover warrior!

    You’ve layed it out very neetly and I fully support you as an expert in stress regulation. It’s also good for your teeth as I’ve written in my post “Coconut Oil Pulling Benefits – funny health joke?”

    As for myself, I’m using it regularely in my smoothies. I just planned to go and get some more today!

    Cheers, Stefan

    1. Thanks Stefan,

      I shall be looking into your post on “Coconut Oil Pulling Benefits – funny health joke?” when I locate it later today! Sounds interesting 🙂

  10. Hi Chris, amazing information about salads. Those are some really nice ideas I can use when making my next salad. What would you say are the best types of lettuce? Does the type (like Romaine, iceberg, kale, spinach,…) of lettuce make a big impact on how healthy my salad will be?
    Cheers,
    Vincent

    1. Hi Vincent,

      Well I always go for the darker leaved lettuce choices – they hold more nutrients/goodness compared to the lighter colored leaves.

  11. I must say, after browsing through your website I have fallen in love. I think is so professionally conducted and you should be proud of yourself for creating this. How long did it take you to get to this point? The last thing I want to say is that I love the information that is on your site, it is so informative and you also have added a personal touch,which makes you want to read it even more.

    1. Hi Stacie,

      Like most things worthwhile in life – it took a bit of work! I’d say it was at least a month before I saw some ‘action’ on the site. It’s great to hear that you like the site so much – make sure you share the love 🙂

  12. Coconut oil tastes good too. It just melts on your tongue. I like to use it as a skin moisturizer. It feels good when I rub it on my skin, like my skin is eating it up. It’s good stuff.

    There are so many harmful fats out there, that if you can find a good coconut oil it will be a vast improvement.

    1. Hi there (Mr) Horton! Nice to see you back here again! 🙂

      I have heard of people using coconut oil as a skin cream but I had no idea it was that effective – thanks for stopping by and leaving your opinion! 🙂

  13. Interesting, I didn’t actually realise coconut oil was good for dieting, I knew of other health benefits. I was intending to buy some to cook with but I was concerned that it would just make everything taste like coconut/? But I just went to your link there and have been reading about all the massive health benefits too – many of which I didn’t know about – such as coconut oil and brain health! Fascinating! Bargain price too, thanks for the info!

  14. Thanks for the informative article! I was particularly interested because we are developing a line of varied products for both health and beauty needs that people everywhere have. The benefits of coconut are many, and as you say, it can help also with losing weight!

    Personally, I use it for cooking as a replacement for other more traditional oils and as an ingredient in baking and cooking. Depending on the brand you have, it is something that your taste buds easily adapt to…

    I think that the bad rap that coconut got years ago is still lingering in some circles, and there is a need to have more articles like this to explain to people just how useful it is! That it helps weight should certainly help turn that bad rap around!

    1. Great stuff Dave!

      Thanks for chipping in with this comment and taking the time to read the article – love the idea of using coconut oil as a replacement for more traditional oils 🙂

  15. I didn’t realise the humble coconut was such a wonder food. Sometimes you come across a food or herb or whatever that’s really good for your health, but tastes disgusting. Coconut is actually really nice – the juice and the flesh – and can be used in so many ways.

    Until I read your post just now I had no idea coconut could help you lose weight.

    1. Well I’m super-glad you were able to learn something here Darren! 🙂

      If I’m honest…I love the taste of coconut myself!

  16. I love using coconut oil when I am eating with my health in mind. I had no idea that it had so many health benefits though. It’s very cool how some super foods not only help you lose weight but also make your body healthier. Do you have any cool recipes that you like to use coconut oil with that just make it out of this world?

    1. We certainly do Bo – just use the search bar at the top right of the sidebar and you’ll get a ton of articles covering this query! 🙂

  17. Hi!
    Interesting article about the use of coconut oil to lose weight. I didn’t know that it was that easy – just apply a some coconut oil in my meal. What does this oil taste like?

    I enjoyed reading on your site and will come back to learn more. 🙂

    Andreas

  18. I love coconut oil and use it every day for my hair and body. I never thought about ingesting it to help me lose weight thou. I never considered that it would have those properties. Coconut oil truly is a merical oil. I’m going to take your suggestions and try to use coconut oil with my meals to help me stop snaking in between meals. thanks!

    Merceadez

  19. This is a great post, really informative. Coconut oil is the big thing around at the moment for sure.

    I’ve used it for cooking and it adds a really nice taste to the food and it isn’t that expensive either. I’ve also used it for moisturiser and coconut water is great for use on your hair.

    Sammi

  20. Hi Chris. At last – someone who agrees with me! I have been arguing for years that saturated fat, such as found in coconut oil, are good for losing weight. I wasn’t familiar with all your arguments, but I know that for myself, including coconut oil in my diet definitely makes me feel more satisfied, so I eat less of other stuff. I’ve managed to lose 5 kgs (not that I was very overweight – it was just creeping on slowly), without dieting or counting calories. Just eat real food, and include good saturated fat such as coconut oil!

  21. This is interesting. I already do use coconut oil because I enjoy the taste and it also is great for dry skin, whcih I suffer from chronically.

    I was interested to read that improving the absorption of energy and Ketone production can help you lose weight – I had assumed that would be the opposite.

    Is there somewhere I can check this out?

    1. I seem to remember my co-author picked up a few facts and figures from WebMD – have a quick check there ( use their search bar! ) 🙂

  22. I knew that coconut oil had many health benefits but did not realise that is would have such an impact on weight storage. Thank you for this post. It has been very eye opening reading all the details. I will have to start using coconut oil in all my food preparations in the future. What would happen if coconut oil was used in cooking. Does it turn into a trans fat when heated over a certain temperature?

  23. Hi Chris,

    Great guide about all the benefits of coconut oil, when one hears oil instantly associates it with unhealthy fat but it looks like it isn’t the case here.

    A few questions though, has it got other health benefits besides being a great food for weight loss? Is it okay to take them daily?

  24. you are offering an awful lot of good information on your site. I really did not know that coconut oil was so good for a person. I am underweight and I found some good tips for healthy muscles within your site. This would be fantastic information for someone who had recently had a baby also, getting back into shape. I would definitely come back to view more, sounds so healthy. Thank you

  25. Hi there,

    I have tried numerous ways to lose weight including diet pills, slimming coffees, going to the gym, attending yoga, zumba, eating cabbage soup, going on Dukan diet and practicing South Beach lifestyle. It is my first time to hear and read about coconut oil. I might give it a try because the above mentioned only works for a while. I want something that can last a lifetime. Thanks for this.

  26. I can tell you put a lot of effort into this article because there is so much detail! As a teenage bodybuilder, I find this super helpful! I did not know that having stable blood sugar is key to losing weight. Plus, I am happy that you shared that coconut oil burns fat, which is one of my goals this year. I will come back for knowledge like this one, thank you so much!

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