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!

Here’s why MCT oil is the ultimate brain and metabolism food

I hate hype. I’m not a sensationalist (if you scroll through my past headlines you’ll see this). In fact, it’s hype and sensationalism that turn me off from reading most magazines. So why did I write a headline like this one then, you ask? Well, because it’s true!

 

MCT oil is one amazing concentrated fat. No, it doesn’t come from some far away mountain range, procured by indigenous people with great care and shipped to you for free if you buy two bottles. Instead, there’s nothing mystical about this stuff – it just works! In fact, it’s a brilliant brain and metabolism foot. You need it in your life! Let me tell you more.

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What MCT oil is

Think of it as a concentrated form of coconut oil. The extremely healthy saturated fat in coconut oil is comprised of MCT (medium chain triglycerides).  And, MCT oil is a concentrated form of that fat. In other words, this oil is about six times stronger than coconut oil in terms of healthy benefits.

Now that I’ve got your full attention…

Why should you be interested in MCT oil

For starters, it’s easily digested and uniquely metabolised by your body. Instead of being metabolised through the digestion process like other fats are, MCTs are taken straight to your liver where they act similar to carbohydrates; providing instant, well-sustained energy.

But isn’t not just the energy you get that makes MCT oil interesting and appealing. MCTs also improve blood sugar regulation, boost metabolism (especially fat metabolism), better thyroid function, and can also improve appetite regulation. It’s no wonder MCTs are used to treat so many ailments, including diabetes, dementia and cystic fibrosis.

As far as brain function goes, MCT oil is like rocket fuel. It enhances ketone production big time. Ketones, of course, are a more efficient fuel for your brain. For productivity, using MCTs to outwork my competition is my unfair advantage.

That’s a pretty compelling list, isn’t it? And it’s why MCT oil (or coconut oil at a minimum) is a big priority in my diet plan.

How to feel the effects of MCT oil for yourself

I eat a tablespoon of the stuff a day. I like the taste, okay? Otherwise, it’s also awesome in coffee. Just add a tablespoon of MCT oil and a teaspoon of grass-fed butter to your regular cup of java and voila – bulletproof coffee! Seriously, this is an effect you will feel – and it feels fantastic!

Feeling under the weather? Perk up with this berry and ginger smoothie!

You can never go wrong with the health-conscious combination of frozen berries and fresh ginger! Berries are super high in antioxidants, while ginger is fantastic for digestive health. This metabolism-boosting smoothie is easy-to-make, and is great for enjoying for breakfast or lunch!

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Rev up your metabolism with this berry and ginger smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger

Method:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high-speed until smooth. Decant into a tall glass and serve immediately.

PS: You can top your smoothie with two frozen raspberries to garnish!