5 Unusual Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

But you’re here to find out how coconut oil can help you lose weight, aren’t you? Experts say that adding just a tablespoon or two to your dietary routine every day can help you burn 5% more calories.

Coconut oil can also help curb your appetite. If you’re not sure how to add coconut oil to your life, check out these ten surprising ways that coconut oil can help you lose weight.

5 Unusual Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

  1. Add coconut oil to your coffee.

Coconut oil can make your coffee bulletproof. Not literally, of course; this is the term coined by Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof.

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Most people prefer their coffee with a bit of fat added in. That fat usually comes from some type of creamer.

Adding coconut oil to your coffee ensures that you get a dose of “good” fat first thing in the morning.  Research shows that adding medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), such as those found in coconut oil, to your diet can help you burn more calories and fat.

When you add coconut oil to your coffee, don’t just stir it in. You’ll get an oily film that sits on the surface of the liquid, resulting in a beverage that can be hard to stomach.

Blend it together with a handheld or regular blender. The result is a creamy, frothy, satisfying drink that can help you lose weight.

If you don’t have a blender, watch this video to find out how to make coconut oil coffee.

  1. Massage your skin with coconut oil.

Although using coconut oil may not help you lose weight directly, it can manage cellulite, an often undesired effect of weight gain.

You can use coconut oil for cellulite in two ways:

  • Dry brushing with coconut oil
  • Using a coconut oil coffee scrub

Dry brushing can improve circulation and remove toxins from the body.  

To perform the dry brushing procedure, spread coconut oil on the affected area. Gently brush the skin using a natural, vegetable-based brush, stroking toward the heart.

coffee scrub for celluliteTo make a coffee scrub, mix the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup coffee grounds
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil

In the shower, massage the scrub into your skin and rinse. Store extra scrub in a covered container.

Next up on how to use coconut oil for weight loss is…

  1. Use it to blast belly fat.

According to researchers, coconut oil can help you lose abdominal fat. If you have a spare tire or want to rediscover your six pack, adding coconut oil to your diet can help.

  1. Replace eggs with coconut oil in baked goods.

One tablespoon of coconut oil can replace one egg in baked goods. Although the coconut oil contains a few more calories—one tablespoon of coconut oil has 120 calories, compared to about 70 in a large egg—you’ll benefit from the MCTs in the coconut oil.

  1. Replace vegetable oil and butter with coconut oil.

You won’t affect your calorie intake too dramatically if you simply substitute coconut oil for other oils. For the same number of calories, you’ll benefit from the appetite-suppressing characteristics and fat-burning properties.

You can sauté just about anything in coconut oil. Virgin, unrefined coconut oil is generally regarded as healthier, but it can have a strong coconut flavor.

Use a refined coconut oil if you’re cooking something savory that won’t benefit from a subtle addition of coconut flavor. However, you’d be surprised that foods like kale, curries, shrimp and even eggs taste great when cooked in coconut oil.

Coconut oil can also withstand heat better than olive oil, so it retains more of its health properties when cooking at higher temperatures.Source

 

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