Has anyone added MCT oil to their coffee or salads to enter ketosis faster and more effectively? I feel like I'm not consuming enough fat; however, I find fatty meats disgusting. For breakfast I have eggs, and for lunch and dinner, I typically have a lean meat and veggies with a tablespoon of olive oil. I also cook my eggs and meat in coconut oil. I've read about bulletproof coffee, but I'm not a fan of butter and want to try adding MCT oil to the three cups of coffee I have a day. Is the extra 300ish calories from MCT oil worth it if I'm trying to enter ketosis? Ultimately, I want to lose 5-10 pounds of fat. Also, has anyone noticed any benefits from adding MCT oil to their diet vis-a-vis mood, weight, and energy?
Thanks for the help!
asked bywhidden00 (0)
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on July 12, 2014
at 10:11 PM
An extra +300 calories mixed into a few drinks doesn't seem like it would be too helpful toward losing weight, where that's the equivalent of maybe 75 grams of protein or a little less than what you'd burn on a 5k run. At a -200 calorie daily deficit, you would lose 5-10lbs of fat in 88 - 175 days of sustained dieting at every meal. You might give it a try and see how it feels, but I would imagine water would be the stuff you want to be drinking (do you add sugar to your coffee?)
(If you're eating at a caloric deficit and need fast energy to fuel intense exercise, then I think the MCT oil makes more sense.)