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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Coconut Diet

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Some people are willing to sell anything and this is why some bad ideas are actually launched on the market, much to the dismay of unsuspecting customers who are duped by the hype and advertising. One such bad idea is the Coconut Diet, which is yet another of those diets that add some kind of miracle ingredient to a strict eating program and hope that everything turns out great. The magic ingredient in this case is the coconut oil and its metabolism boosting capacity. It seems that coconut oil can be rapidly burnt by the body, despite the fact that it is rich in saturated fats.
This diet is in fact a regular low-carb diet, very similar to Atkins. During the first stage of the diet, users are not allowed to eat any kind of carbohydrates and must do with lean foods, such as eggs, nuts, cheese, fish, chicken, turkey and up to 10 glasses of water per day. They also have to swallow 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil per day. The first stage lasts for three weeks, only to be followed by an optional detox stage. This stage lasts for 4 weeks and focuses on cleansing the liver, kidneys, gallbladder and colon through certain interesting means (such as drinking water mixed with lemon juice and olive oil).
The third stage of the diet is the reintroduction of carbohydrates in the daily eating plan. Starting with fruit, wholegrains and potatoes, the dieter is once more allowed to eat carbs. It is assumed that the dieter has lost more than 10 pounds by this point and still maintaining a weight loss pace of 1-2 pounds per week. The fourth stage of the diet means that even more carbohydrates are added to the eating plan, while still drinking coconut oil.
Unfortunately, the person behind this diet provides no sound explanation for the alleged positive influence of coconut oil on weight loss. While it’s true that coconut oil helps regulate the thyroid gland, it has far too much saturated fat to be healthy. Furthermore, it’s not very clear whether the coconut oil plays any kind of role in this diet, since the weight loss can easily be ascribed to the strict “no carbohydrates” eating plan. Most dieting experts and dietitians agree that access to saturated fats should be limited during diets, so it’s pretty strange to see one that claims the opposite.

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  1. You are lumping all sat fats into one category. Though I do not agree with the diet, coconut oil itself IS good for the body. It contains Medium-Chain Fatty Acids and Lauric Acid.

  2. we cook things in coconut oil, I use on my skin, hair, and take coconut oil pills. I am 37 .. look 25 still and I am a size 3 .. 108 lbs at 5-4". I've never had a weight problem honestly but I do think coconut is very good for you and contributes to positive health.

  3. not into diets but coconut oil is a GOOD saturated fat. Just like cholestrol, the powers that be eventually stated there is both good and bad cholestrol - and still do not fully admit that a ratio of good and bad cholesterol is the truest reading. Same with sat fats - still waiting for that to be accepted by those in the powerhouse. Doesn't mean it is not true though

    Coconut oil contains good sat fats, increases metabolism and creates a feeling of satiety (being full) which is a few of the main reasons it is helpful with weight loss

  4. I have to say, I'm still pretty confused about coconut and whether it's a healthy choice or not.

  5. I don't know about any of the statements. What I can tell you is this: since I've added two tablespoons of virgin, unrefined coconut oil to my daily regimen I feel awesome. I can "feel" my metabolism revving up after consuming the oil. It adds a pleasant aromatherapy to whatever I add it to be it coffee, latte or cream of wheat. I've replaced butter and an added bonus...I'm more regular now than I've been my whole life.

  6. the body may had gone ketogenic (consumes fats as source of energy) due to the lack of carbohydrates.. added to the fact that coconut oil was used as major source of energy that may have triggered ketogenic process ergo the loss of weight..




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