Coconut oil ?

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I keep hearing coconut oil at 2tbsp a day can temporarily increase metabolism and has great weight loss benefits ? Is this true or a joke? Also is the saturated fats in it dangerous ? Thanks :)

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  • cmriverside
    cmriverside Posts: 34,100 Member
    edited August 2017
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    The metabolism claim is bunk.

    Eat your oils and fats in moderation or eat 2 TBSP a day, doesn't really matter. For weight-loss it's about calories, so log it.

    Sat fat - I use butter and eat cheese and eggs and fatty meat like bacon and beef. I've been at a healthy weight for a decade. If your doctor tells you to eat it moderately that's one thing, but most people are fine with Sat fat. I use coconut oil. I like the flavor.
  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,565 Member
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    I keep hearing coconut oil at 2tbsp a day can temporarily increase metabolism and has great weight loss benefits ? Is this true or a joke? Also is the saturated fats in it dangerous ? Thanks :)

    No, it's not true. And if the 2 tbs. coconut oil (which is pretty calorie dense) puts you over your calorie limit for the day you will gain.
  • Charliedoghound1
    Charliedoghound1 Posts: 1 Member
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    Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL cholesterol) in your body, but also help convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.--I googled it.
  • mattyc772014
    mattyc772014 Posts: 3,543 Member
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    That is total BS. Use the coconut oil if you like it. Anything too much can be dangerous. Use in moderation.
  • jessicaalfaro2427
    jessicaalfaro2427 Posts: 24 Member
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    Thanks. I am juat wondering because i see it all over net and youtube. Had to ask real people tho lol. Thank you
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,867 Member
    edited August 2017
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    I keep hearing coconut oil at 2tbsp a day can temporarily increase metabolism and has great weight loss benefits ? Is this true or a joke? Also is the saturated fats in it dangerous ? Thanks :)

    Lol...no...2 tbsp of coconut oil is going to be about 240 calories...I can think of much better ways to consume 240 calories...

    Most of what you're hearing and reading is misrepresentation or misunderstanding. Coconut oil consists substantially of medium chain triglycerides which are easier to metabolize and harder to store as fat...but in the end, it doesn't really matter because you aren't going to have net fat storage if you're in a calorie deficit...
  • ritzvin
    ritzvin Posts: 2,860 Member
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    I keep hearing coconut oil at 2tbsp a day can temporarily increase metabolism and has great weight loss benefits ? Is this true or a joke? Also is the saturated fats in it dangerous ? Thanks :)

    No.
    And even if were to raise it a minuscule amount, it wouldn't come remotely close to offsetting the ~200 calories you just wasted eating spoonfuls of oil.
    I can think of much more enjoyable ways to waste ~200 calories. Like cookies.
  • tcunbeliever
    tcunbeliever Posts: 8,219 Member
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    I like to cook my rice with coconut oil...and make chocolate out of it...I think eating it plain sounds icky...
  • cayladebra
    cayladebra Posts: 33 Member
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    I use one tablespoon while cooking eggs or most things pan fried. Its a great medium heat oil to use on the stove. They also have avocado oil that is great to use. I like both better then evoo.
  • KANGOOJUMPS
    KANGOOJUMPS Posts: 6,473 Member
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    I smear it all over me when I tan. I eat it too