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When it comes to weight loss, metabolism is a big deal, so the faster you can get your metabolism going, the more calories your body will burn. Coconut oil is different from most other fats we consume in our diet. While most other oils mostly contain long-chain fatty acids (LCT), coconut oil consists almost entirely of medium chain fatty acids (MCT).

The thing with these medium chain fatty acids (MCTs), is that they are metabolized differently than the longer chain fats. Reduced chain length means that MCTs are more quickly absorbed by the body and more quickly metabolized (burned) as fuel.
Coconut oil is also considered “thermogenic”, which essentially means that when you eat it, it tends to increase the amount of fat burning going on in your body more so than the other oils that you could be consuming.

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How to Use Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

There are essentially two types of coconut oil — virgin and refined.
Virgin coconut oil (VCO), is made by pressing fresh coconut meat, milk or milk residue.
Refined, or RBD, oil is made from the coconut copra or dried kernel and may be chemically treated.
Choose virgin coconut oil because it is prepared with no chemicals in the process.
In order to use coconut oil for weight loss, you can use it in several ways. These include:
Nut butters

With nuts being so healthy for your body, consider preparing nut butter for good health and weight loss.
To prepare this, grind two cups of cashews or almonds with two tablespoons of coconut oil until the mixture is smooth and buttery. You can throw in some honey, ground coffee, cinnamon, or maple syrup to add more flavor. Feel free to use nut butter on toast, English muffins, or bagels for a delicious and healthy breakfast.
Baked foods

Since coconut oil can be used under high temperatures, you can use it to replace butter when baking foods like cookies, muffins, cakes, and brownies. Coconut oil can be used to substitute other oils (as well as butter) in nearly all baking recipes. To bake with coconut oil, replace your other oil by using a 1:1 ratio.
Roasted vegetables

Vegetables like zucchini, beets, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash can be brushed with a mixture of thyme, lemon juice, coconut oil, salt and paper to give them a desirable coconut flavor. Go ahead and sauté them using coconut oil or brush them with it and cook them on the grill. There’s nothing like grilled vegetables!

Adding Coconut Oil to your Daily Diet

You might reach for your jar of coconut oil and see that it has solidified. This is because coconut oil usually solidifies at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. It is completely safe to use coconut oil in its solid state but if you want to use coconut oil to replace your normal oil, you can dip the jar into a hot water bath before using it.
The best time to consume coconut oil is about a half an hour before meal times, as coconut oil has satiating effects that makes you feel fuller, thus helping in weight loss.
If you want to consume coconut oil by the tablespoon, the recommendation is to take up to 3 tablespoons daily per adult.

Source:http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/

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When it comes to weight loss, metabolism is a big deal, so the faster you can get your metabolism going, the more calories your body will burn. Coconut oil is different from most other fats we consume in our diet. While most other oils mostly contain long-chain fatty acids...