Lose your unwanted belly fat with coconut oil!

Coconut oil is one of the most weight loss-friendly fats in the world. Rich in a combination of fatty acids, it promotes optimal metabolism function which ultimately helps with weight loss!

Several studies show that by simply adding coconut oil to your diet, you can lose fat – especially the “dangerous” fat in your abdominal area, which has been linked to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

To learn more about how coconut oil can help you lose weight and belly fat, keep reading!

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Four ways that coconut oil helps with fat loss

#1: Coconut oil boosts your energy levels

Coconut oil is comprised mainly of medium-chain triglycerides AKA MCTs and lauric acid. This essential fatty acid metabolises differently in comparison to other saturated fats, such as those you find in dairy and meat products.

Your body doesn’t store MCTs as fat, but instead transports them directly to your liver, where they’re quickly converted into energy. So what does this mean for your weight loss efforts?

By adding two or three tablespoons to your daily dietary regimen, you’ll boost your energy levels by an average of 5% for a full 24-hour period! I find that adding coconut oil to my morning smoothie is the best way to get my energy kick for the day.

#2: Coconut oil decreases hunger and curbs pesky cravings

You already know that MCTs go directly to your liver during digestion. Not only does this provide your body with a natural energy boost, the processing of MCTs also forms keytone bodies, which have the added benefit of reducing hunger and curbing cravings.

I recommend enjoying two to three tablespoons of coconut oil each day to feel fuller for longer and to kick the habit of snacking on unhealthy foods between meals. You can enjoy the oil in tea, coffee, smoothies or directly from the jar!

#3: Coconut oil burns fat amazingly fast

Are you looking to reduce your daily caloric intake and lose weight faster without compromising your health? Well, then, you’re in the right place. Coconut oil enhances your body’s ability to digest food and absorb nutrients so that you can eat less without feeling unsatisfied, tired or weak all the time.

Plus, because coconut oil is a natural mood enhancer, eating it daily will help you reduce your stress levels and feel more motivated to partake in heart-healthy activities, which will only help you burn off persistent fat stores even faster – bonus!

Consuming coconut oil regularly will power up your body’s fat-burning potential – especially for losing stubborn belly fat. It will also regulate your appetite, improve digestion and just make you feel great!

#4: Coconut oil helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels

Because your body absorbs coconut oil easily without the need for digestive enzymes, your pancreas is less stressed and able to produce insulin more effectively. Plus, as a saturated fat, coconut oil makes it easier for your cells to bind with insulin during digestion.

When your body has the required amounts of insulin, your cells get the glucose (or blood sugar) that they need to fuel your daily activities. So how exactly does this translate into belly fat loss?

A daily serving or two of coconut oil will help your body maintain healthy blood sugar levels by promoting the efficient use and production of insulin. As a result this will provide your cells with more glucose to give you energy and help you lose fat.

PS: Just remember – coconut oil is high in calories, so it’s important that you use it in moderation. I recommend limiting your intake to one or two tablespoons a day to avoid unwittingly sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Good luck!

Get ready to blast your belly fat with these top eight flat belly foods!

Are you ready to blast that bothersome belly fat? All the ab work and cardio in the world won’t give you the flat tummy you want unless you also eat clean foods. Read on to discover the top eight belly-slimming foods that will help you achieve a flat, beautiful belly!

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Eat these eight foods for a flat tummy

#1: Extra virgin olive oil

Not all fats are created equal. Extra virgin olive oil proves it! This magic oils helps slim your belly because it contains monounsaturated fat that burn fat and calories. Bonus: It also helps lower bad cholesterol levels.

#2: Almonds

This nut is packed with belly-busting power! Almonds help build muscle, reduce cravings, and make a most convenient snack. Avoid the salted type, and nibble on raw almonds that still have their skin on instead.

#3: Spinach

This low-calorie (only 40 calories per cup!), highly versatile food is a flat belly must-have! It helps you feel fuller for longer, and is also a great source of calcium, which helps your muscles contract.

#4: Avocados

A bowl of guacamole and a bag of chips isn’t what I have in mind – but slice up a fresh avocado and you’ll take it around 15 g of fibre – a great way to keep hunger at bay! Plus, enjoy just 1/4 cup of avocado and you’ll be rewarded with a full serving of monounsaturated fatty acids, which help burn belly fat.

#5: Apples

Applies are loaded with fibre, which makes your tummy feel full. The crunchy fruit also demands lots of chewing, making you think you’ve eaten more than you have.

#6: Grapefruit

Research has found that people who ate just half a cup of grapefruit three times a day lost weight without changing any other part of their diet. It’s possible that grapefruit’s acidity might slow down digestion, which helps you feel fuller for longer.

#7: Eggs

Eggs pack lots of protein, and eating a heavy dose of the nutrient at breakfast can fend off hunger as the day progresses. Bonus: Eggs also contain vitamin B12, which helps your body break down those dreaded fat cells.

#8: Nut butters

Nut butters are a yummy source of monounsaturated fat, which helps drop persistent belly fat. Spread on your favourite nut butter and feel good about a tasty treat – but don’t overdo it.