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Coconut Oil For Rapid Weight Loss!

Updated on January 21, 2010
  • Coconut oil is made mostly of MCTs medium-chain triglycerides
  • MCTs are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat
  • MCTs enable and increase metabolism
  • Coconut oil increases your body’s ability to absorb important nutrients
  • Coconut oil does not convert into trans fats when cooked or fried

Increase Metabolism, Accelerate Weight Loss!

Virgin Coconut oil is ideal if you are looking for an all natural, organic way to lose weight fast. People often assume that all oils and fats are bad; this is a common misconception. In the 1940’s farmers actually thought this same thing, they figured feeding their stock saturated fats from coconut products would fatten them up, instead their livestock were leaner than ever before! They solved their problem by feeding their stock soybeans and corn feed, full of polyunsaturated fats. The polyunsaturated fats are what keep us gaining no matter how much we cut back, unless we cut it completely or use a weapon, like coconut oil, to combat their effects. One study even showed that giving MCTs (like in coconut products) for 6 days increased diet induced weight loss by 50%, increased weight loss by 50% by *adding* fat to your diet! Dr. Bruce Fife claims coconut oil can actually stimulate thyroid activity, give you more energy and stave off hunger. Not everyone agrees with Dr. Fife, but as someone who has personally lost over 90 lbs, i feel like I’m living proof, and I’m waiting for these naysayers to provide theirs!

The mayo clinic says that 95% of people who lose a substantial amount of weight will gain it back within 5 years; many gain more than they lost in the first place! This is because the lifestyle changes people make to facilitate the body or health they want are usually not sustainable for the long haul! Adding coconut oil to your diet does not require a change in your regular diet or exercise program for you to notice significant weight loss. Of course the coconut oil may make you feel fuller longer or give you more energy to exercise, and in that case do not hesitate, but it is not required to start seeing pounds melt away. Now, take these inevitable results and add the simple little changes anyone can make to their diet and activity level and you won’t believe how easy it is to finally have the body you’ve dreamed of! I look better than I did in high school and I have had two kids, I blame coconut oil for making me lose weight and keep it off!

Interested in other ways coconut oil can reveal a healthy more beautiful you? Check out how coconut oil rocks my world and why I think its fun for the whole family!

Ready to add coconut oil to your diet?

When adding coconut oil to your diet it is wise to gradually increase dosage daily by taking one tablespoon the first day, two the second day and so on until you reach the recommended 3-4 tablespoons daily. When you add coconut oil to your diet you are naturally detoxifying your body at the same time so you may feel mild flu-like symptoms during the first few days, this can be alleviated to some degree by staying well hydrated and rested and if need be take a couple days before increasing the dosage.You can then expect to see results in as little as 2 weeks!

Another important thing to mention is that coconut oil can be absorbed by your skin and utilized much in the same way as eating it! This is fantastic news, I know, because so many people don’t enjoy the taste of coconut! The taste and smell of virgin unrefined coconut oil is light and palatable, but if you don’t like it add your favorite essential oil to mask the scent and rub it on your skin! your skin will thank you an you will thank me!

If you try this for yourself, please come back and let me know how it went for you! I’d love to hear other peoples results, as I know how excited I am about mine!

La Jolla Celebrity Trainer Talks About Why He Includes Coconut Oil In His Diet!

  • Coconut oil can be used for all types of cooking-even frying!
  • Great substitute for butter or oil in baking, even greasing the pan!
  • Coconut oil as a butter replacement on toast, bread or rice!
  • Add to blended drinks for a smooth, creamy texture
  • Many find it easy to eat it by the spoonful

Amazing Chocolate Fudge while dieting?! Yes, please!
Amazing Chocolate Fudge while dieting?! Yes, please!
Delicious morning metabolism and energy boost!
Delicious morning metabolism and energy boost!

Tasty Recipes

Here are some delicious recipes to get you started with your new coconut oil weight loss plan! Remember, along with these recipes you can also simply substitute coconut oil for oil or butter in your favorite recipes!

Chocolate Pecan Fudge

4 T melted C Oil

3 squares of premium baking chocolate, melted

3 T of ground flax seeds

2 T of shredded coconut

Chopped pecans

2 packets splenda

line an 8x8 pan w/ foil, spread in pan and refrigerate, cut into 8 bars


2 boneless chicken breasts

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1 egg beaten

2 tbsp virgin cocnut oil

4 cups mixed greens in vineagrette

cut chicken in strips, mix coconut and flax seed...dip chicken in egg and then roll in flax coconut mixture sauté in coconut oli until serve over greens

Roasted Winter Squash Soup

4 cups roasted winter squash

1 large onion, diced

2 tablespoons coconut oil

32 oz chicken or vegetable broth

32 oz regular milk or unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoons coconut cream concentrate

pinch of nutmeg

Seed and cut the squash and bake in 1/2 inch of water in a pan at 350 for about 1 1/2 hours.

When the squash is done, sauté onion in coconut oil for a few minutes until caramelized. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer together in a pot. Season with salt and cayenne to taste. Blend mixture in blender until smooth and return to pot to warm before serving.

Rise and Shine Smoothie

2 ½ cups kefir, yogurt or buttermilk

1 whole mango, fresh or frozen

2 handfuls strawberry, fresh or frozen

1 or 2 frozen bananas

1-3 tablespoons raw honey

1 tablespoon freshly ground flax seed

Pour your choice of cultured dairy into the blender. Add in mango, strawberries, bananas and honey (add flax seed and/or egg yolks if desired).

Give it a whirl till smooth and while it is blending... add coconut oil and let it run for a minute more. Pour into a tall, large glass and top with coconut flakes and extra ground flax seeds if desired.


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      aparna singh 

      3 years ago

      For me coconut oil is a miracle oil... I really like it's nutty taste... And it can even lead to lighten your skin when using regularly...

      Luking forward for more such uses...

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      3 years ago

      Quick question .....I've been adding a T. to my coffee but that's as a solid form, that's OK right ?

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      4 years ago

      I thought I would give eating it a try..and I quite like's only been a few days so far so I can't see and difference..but I dropped a small amount on the floor and my little dog with strange hair loves it so I've been giving him a little and rubbing it on his coat as well

    • Kirsty O profile image


      4 years ago from Scotland

      I did a lot of reading about the benefits of coconut oil a while back and decided I would give it a go. I have food issues that simply wouldn't allow me to actually swallow a spoonful of oil so I took capsules instead and although I did notice a slight increase in energy initially this quickly went away and I didn't lose a single pound despite also increasing my activity levels a whole lot. I never thought to try and cook with the oil though, I might give that a shot and see if I can manage it that way.

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      5 years ago

      what is Franklin sese oil

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      Coconut Flakes 

      9 years ago

      Great article and I totally agree with everything in it and I'm currently trying to lose weight with coconut oil as well. Your recipes look like great whole foods, healthy recipes with one exception. Your fudge recipe has Splenda in it which I would NOT recommend to anyone trying to have a healthy diet. It is an excitotoxin and can cause all kinds of problems. Just Google it and you'll see what I mean. I would suggest using Stevia or possible xylitol as an alternative. But again, your coconut info is great. :-)

    • double_frick profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      cheeky girl--i've recently found that frankincense oil diluted in coconut oil (or another nutritive oil) is really great for stretch marks and wrinkles!! its my new miracle wrinkle serum!

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      9 years ago

      That's awesome news because where I live, we have an abundance of coconut everything...And pure virgin coconut oils are cheap --only $2 to$3.

    • Lamme profile image


      9 years ago

      I love all the recipes you've included! Very nice hub with a lot of great information.

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      9 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      This is a great hub, and coconut oil is one of those unusual things that is good for us. I read that some years ago in an Australian magazine called "Nexus". It's great to know the health benefits. I will check this out. I didn't know it can help with stretch marks too! Impressive!

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      9 years ago

      Such a great article!

      Good luck

    • double_frick profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      thank you for stopping by and commenting. :D

      and for skin that is oily ylang ylang can be helpful.

    • Cagsil profile image


      9 years ago from USA or America

      A very nicely written Hub, as well as, informative. :) Thank you. I've never used oils for myself and most likely still won't because my skin is naturally oily. LOL :) Still appreciate your effort and energy to present this to others. :)

    • double_frick profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      actually i began my love of oils with olive oil. its a fantastic oil. its not as much of a metabolism boost as its just a really good dietary fat.

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      Keith Schroeder 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      I wonder how coconut oil compares with olive oil.

    • Leenie Pooh profile image

      Leenie Pooh 

      9 years ago

      I like to use coconut oil in place of butter and oil when making any type of baked goods. Works great and tastes awesome!

    • johnwindbell profile image


      9 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Very nice and informative. Can't do better than hemp oil, but I'll give it a close second, hows that? Hey, I could do a hub on hemp oil.

      Thanks again, and hope to see more soon.

    • OpinionDuck profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for the info on this delicious treat.

    • tutemaven profile image


      9 years ago from Syracuse NY

      Thank you.

      You saved me having to write my own article. Between this one and your rocked my world article you covered just about everything I wanted to say. Just leaving out the outstanding cooking and baking properties.

      The first paragraph of this article says it all about what is wrong today with conventional thinking about coconut oil.

    • double_frick profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago


      i also use it on my tummy because after two kids, its a bit saggy and sad. :( but coconut oil is perking it up, looks like i may be able to have my old tummy back after all! truly a miracle oil!

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      9 years ago from Brookings,Oregon

      Great hub double-frick, I am a believer in coconut oil also! I want to mention a benefit of using coconut oil on the skin that is not mentioned here. Coconut oil will eliminate stretch marks when rapid weight loss is achieved. I lost about 15 pounds in less than three weeks due to an affliction of my immune system and a part of my treatment is applying virgin coconut oil from head to toe on my skin. Not only is my skin very soft from these applications, but all stretch marks disappeared from just 2 days of applying the coconut oil. I am actually enjoying learning to cook with coconut oil also and find that it is wonderful for sweet and sour based meals.


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