Coconut oil is considered a healthy fat, but its effects on weight loss are not really known. Studies show that it would increase the feeling of satiety and would thus be effective as part of a diet.
Additionally, coconut oil contains specific fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). They are more easily digested and quickly converted into energy unlike long chain fatty acids which are stored as body fat and increase bad cholesterol.
Medium-chain triglycerides, because they speed up the metabolism, would thus promote weight loss.
What are the weight loss benefits of coconut oil?
Coconut oil has many health benefits, in addition to being beneficial for weight loss:
- increases the feeling of satiety
- regulates appetite
- boosts metabolism and gives energy
- controls blood sugar levels
- aids digestion and helps fight constipation
- balances hormones and improves thyroid hormone activity
- promotes the absorption of certain vitamins to replenish energy
Which coconut oil to choose to lose weight?
Not all coconut oils are created equal. It is best to opt for extra virgin coconut oil as it does not contain saturated fats which lead to increased cholesterol levels and weight gain. Extra virgin coconut oil is also used by many athletes because it would stimulate the metabolism and increase the energy level of the body. It is for this reason that there are many bars and sports drinks that contain extra virgin coconut oil.
1. Use it for cooking
Coconut oil can enhance your dishes thanks to its exotic flavors but also to regulate the appetite. It’s also a good way to swap your olive oil for a new oil, to change your habits a little. You can also alternate between coconut oil and olive oil, both of which contain many benefits.
2. Add it to salads
Liquid coconut oil can be added to salad recipes or homemade mayonnaise to aid digestion and optimize nutrient absorption.
3. Try coconut oil in rice
According to one study, adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water for every half cup of rice can reduce the number of calories your body absorbs by 50-60%. Let the coconut oil water and rice simmer for 20-40 minutes, then refrigerate for 12 hours.
4. Add a drop of coconut oil to your morning coffee or tea
This simple trick makes it easy to incorporate coconut oil into your diet. According to several studies, 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil every day in your favorite drink can help lose belly fat. It is also a good way to activate the metabolism in the morning to start the day well.
Although coconut oil is good for your health and can help with weight loss, it should not be abused. Coconut oil contains an average of 11 grams of saturated fat. It is therefore recommended to consume 2 teaspoons (or 30 ml) of coconut oil per day. You can take up to 39 ml of coconut oil depending on your caloric intke for the day.
What to do in addition to coconut oil to lose weight?
In addition to coconut oil for weight loss, it is essential to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This means engaging in regular physical activity and opting for a balanced diet.
To accelerate your weight loss, you can also opt for slimming treatments in a beauty salon:
Cryolipolysis: freezes fat in many areas of the body (stomach, thighs, hips, buttocks, etc.) using a cold suction system. It is a non-invasive treatment that allows you to lose weight without incision or surgery.
Pressotherapy: lymphatic drainage treatment (massage by mechanical pressure) which activates blood circulation and accelerates the elimination of waste and toxins from the body. Compression equipment is used to boost metabolism and encourage fat loss with cellulite reduction.
Thermosudation: heats stubborn fat with a heating blanket to reshape the silhouette and facilitate the evacuation of toxins from the body.
Teknocare 5.3: this is a multi-technique treatment (ultrasound, electrolipolysis, electrostimulation, drainage) which accelerates the elimination of fat cells, firms the skin and reduces orange peel skin.
We offer these slimming treatments in our Sveltéo centres. Our institutes are equipped with high-tech equipment to offer you the best results.
Coconut oil for weight loss: conclusion
Coconut oil is definitely full of surprises. In addition to its many benefits for the skin, teeth, hair and body in general, coconut oil would also promote weight loss.
The saturated fats it contains boost metabolism and help you burn fat. Coconut oil also has many benefits if used as part of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
In addition to its daily use, you can also go to a beauty salon for a slimming treatment. We use several slimming techniques in our Sveltéo centres .
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