Let’s talk about Fat Burning Foods that help to burn fat safely and effectively.
You may be wondering, “What are the Fat Burning Foods?” or “Is coconut oil good or bad for you?” or “What is Metabolism?” Coconut oil benefits are many, as you’ll read about in the brief testimonials and medical summaries below. It is often referred to as the healthiest dietary oil on earth. Bring the benefits of coconut oil into your daily cooking and body care routines, and benefit from one of nature’s most incredible health foods. Learn about Coconut Oil hair care and Coconut Oil pulling. Try it and answer the “is coconut oil good for you” question based on your own experience. You will be amazed… and glad you tried it.
Coconut Oil has fat burning and metabolism boosting properties.
Also, research shows that Coconut Oil has demonstrated the following.
Which of these are most important to you?
- Complements other nutritional strategies to control diabetes
- Aids our digestion and nutrient absorption
- Provides important nutrients necessary for good health
- Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life)
- Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking)
What do the wellness experts have to say about fat burning foods and other related topics?
Mark Sisson covers some important (Primal) points on his blog, Mark’s Daily Apple.
- Exercise alone is ineffective for Weight Management!
- Exercise is healthy. Exercise is necessary for lasting wellness. Exercise builds muscle and exerts beneficial effects on hormone expression and function. Exercise gets you strong, gets you fit, and keeps you young. I like exercise; I do some form of it every single day, and I recommend that you do the same. But exercise alone is highly ineffective for weight management.
- For it to truly help manage your weight, exercise must be paired with a healthy eating plan, adequate sleep, effective stress management, ample sun exposure, and healthy amounts of social contact with friends, family, and loved ones. Sure, some people take exercise to the extreme, training for hours and hours on end, all in the quest to burn a few hundred more calories, to “make up for” those donuts at breakfast, to eradicate those love handles. And if you go long enough and hard enough, yeah, you’ll “burn calories.”
- But at what cost? Exercise is a stressor, after all. Maintained at a chronic, extreme pace and frequency, exercise becomes a chronic stressor that does more harm than good. It makes you hungry. It increases systemic and local inflammation. It depresses your immune system. It fatigues you, leading to less activity throughout the day.
- You’ll eventually and inevitably burn out unless you eat a massive amount of calories to make up for all that you’ve lost, and, at that point, you’re back at square one.
- You can’t out-exercise a bad diet and poor lifestyle.
Remember that metabolism is a process that either burns, stores, or builds. Metabolism transforms food into either fuel or substance (like muscle or fat). That’s the simplest answer to the What Is Metabolism question.
Now, how about a peek at a medical study related to the fat burning properties of Virgin Coconut Oil?
As reported in a medical report published in Dr. Bruce Fife’s 2002 book, Eat Fat, Look Thin, changing the type of oil you use in meal preparation is a simple step you can take to lose weight. Since no other lifestyle or dietary changes are needed to get results, you can lose weight without suffering from hunger or struggling with weight-loss diets. For this reason weight loss can be easy and permanent.
Are you overweight? Have you struggled with weight-loss diets without lasting success? If so, you are one of the millions of people who have struggled to lose weight with low-fat dieting and failed. Statistics tell us that two-thirds of the people who lose weight on these diets gain it all back within one year. After five years 97% regain their weight-that’s an incredible 97% failure rate! Chances are the reason you are overweight is because you aren’t eating enough fat. We need to eat fat burning foods.
Yes, you read that correctly. The reason you may have a weight problem is because you don’t eat enough fat. We eat less fat now than ever before. In the past people ate whole milk, butter, and eggs, and relished in the fat in meats. Everything was cooked in lard and butter. Nowadays we avoid fats like a plague.
Grocery store shelves are filled to the brim with low-fat, non-fat, and low-calorie foods of every make and fashion. Restaurants, too, offer a variety of low-fat meals. Over the past 30 years fat consumption has decreased by 11%, total calorie consumption has decreased by 4%. Despite the fact that fat and calorie intake has decreased, we are heavier than ever before.
The simple truth is that low-fat diets don’t work-not permanently. You can lose weight on them if you starve yourself. You’re hungry and miserable the whole time. In order to keep the weight off you must continue to limit what you eat and go hungry. Few people are willing to live a life of constant discomfort. For this reason, low-fat dieting is difficult to maintain for any length of time. Consequently, most people eventually revert back to old eating habits. When they do, the weight comes back.
The vast majority of fats in our diet are composed of molecules known as long-chain triglycerides (LCT). As the name implies, LCT are larger in size than MCT. The size of the fat molecule is very important because our bodies process and metabolize fats differently depending on their size. Most all the vegetable oils used in cooking and food preparation are composed entirely of LCT. This includes corn, safflower, soybean, canola, and other typical cooking and salad oils. The only significant natural source of MCT is found in coconut and palm kernel oils. Coconut oil is composed predominately of MCT. In a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition researchers reviewed all the published studies to date on MCT and weight management. These studies demonstrated that diets containing MCT result in an increase in energy, a rise in metabolism, increase burning of calories, decrease in food consumption, lower body fat mass, and reduce body weight. Because of these effects, the authors of this study recommend using oils containing MCT, such as coconut oil, as a means to lose excess body fat, control weight, and even treat obesity.
Another interesting feature about coconut oil is that it helps to decrease total food and calorie consumption. Coconut oil is more satisfying than other fats. When added to meals people tend to eat less food and feel fuller longer so they don’t eat as much at the next meal. For example, in one study women were given a drink which contained either MCT (from coconut oil) or LCT oil. Thirty minutes later they were offered lunch in which they could choose and eat as much as they wanted. The women who had the MCT oil before the meal ate less food, and as the authors of the study stated, “significantly decreased caloric intake in the lunch”. In another study a group of normal-weight men were fed a meal for breakfast differing only in the type of fat used. Later, food intakes at lunch and dinner were measured. Those eating breakfasts containing MCT ate less at lunchtime. At dinner there was no difference. This study showed that when MCT were eaten at one meal, hunger is forestalled for longer and less food is eaten at the next. Also important, was that even though subjects ate less at lunch, they did not make up for it by eating more at diner. Total daily food intake decreased. Studies have shown that when oils containing MCT are used in place of other fats in the diet people can lose as much as 36 pounds a year even when total calorie consumption remains the same! Simply changing the type of oil used in food preparation can bring about a dramatic reduction in body fat and weight without changing the way you eat or the amount you consume. I see this happen all the time. When people switch from using vegetable oils to coconut oil, they can lose excess body fat without even dieting.
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