Is coconut oil healthy to eat? (Does coconut oil help with weight loss?)
My friend told me her husband started eating coconut oil because he heard what great benefits it has. She didn’t bother telling him what a bad idea that was because she said he doesn’t follow her advice. After two months of adding coconut oil to his diet, he complained of stomachaches and weight gain. She laughed and said, “It’s the coconut oil you’re eating, you idiot!”
Coconut oil is a high-calorie, processed saturated fat. It has more calories than butter and traditional oils. I used to to sauté vegetables in coconut oil because I love its tropical flavor, but stopped doing so because coconut oil increases cholesterol and weight gain.
Coconut oil is not a miracle food; it has a lot of concentrated calories and is 100% fat, and just like any high-fat food, it can make you fat.
Fats do not result in weight loss, in fact, it can do the opposite, and result in weight gain. A lot of people decide to follow a ketogenic diet because they want to lose weight and don’t want to give up steak, pork chops and their favorite meats, but a ketogenic diet is a high-saturated fat diet, which will make it harder to lose all the weight you need, and increases cholesterol and heart disease. The reason why people lose weight on ketogenic diets is because they are eating fewer calories from sugary foods.
The less oil and less fat you eat, the more bodyfat you will lose because fats contain more calories than protein or carbohydrates.
There is no oil that will result in weight loss. If you want to lose weight, avoid all oils.
Coconut oil, a MCT oil, is one of the worst, if not THE worst of the plant oils, because it is extremely high in saturated fat.
Coconut flakes are a healthier option compared to coconut oil, but it is still fattening because food containing coconut, like whole coconut milk and coconut flakes are high-fat foods.
What about the Mediterranean diet? There is no such thing as healthy oil. Even olive oil is unhealthy.
The reason health improves on a Mediterranean diet is because they eat less animal products and eat more vegetables. (see video above)
A diet that promotes fast bodyfat loss and improves health is a low-fat, low-protein diet, that is high in micronutrients from fruit, vegetables, beans and whole grains.
A LFPB (low-fat, plant-based) diet is THE optimal diet for the humans race.