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MCT Oil Ketosis

Commented on July 13, 2014
Created July 12, 2014 at 8:31 PM

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!

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I'd definitely try it out if you're interested. The recommendations are usually in the 1tbs-2tbs range, where 300 calories worth might be pushing it at 3tbs. (Ugh, the worst was when I added way too much turmeric to a soup then drank way too much hot coconut oil off the top.) You'll probably want to start low.

If you're not going out for long walks before breakfast, you might want to look into that (easy way to wake up and spend 200 calories of body fat.) It's also an easy way to listen to audiobooks and track progress. (Apparently I took ~16,800 steps yesterday.)

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Paleot, yes, i'm at a caloric deficit. I wanted to add MCT as a was to get more fat and stave off cravings. I figure those extra calories are worth ensuring I don't randomly carb-binge. I don't add sugar or cream to my coffee, just black. When I look at my diet, I realize that I don't have enough fat for lunch/dinner. I suspect that's the reason I get cravings at night. Given my situation, would you recommend adding MCT oil?

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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.)

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Paleot, yes, i'm at a caloric deficit. I wanted to add MCT as a was to get more fat and stave off cravings. I figure those extra calories are worth ensuring I don't randomly carb-binge. I don't add sugar or cream to my coffee, just black. When I look at my diet, I realize that I don't have enough fat for lunch/dinner. I suspect that's the reason I get cravings at night. Given my situation, would you recommend adding MCT oil?

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