Losing Weight with Fat









Losing weight with fat……..What? If you eat more food than what your body needs, this will make you fat. The food that you eat is converted into energy and is measured in calories. This is what powers your metabolic functions and physical activity.



Any excess calories consumed are turned into fat.

There are three nutrients that will give you energy.

• Protein

• Carbohydrate

• Fat



One gram of protein, animal or plant, supplies your body with 4 calories.


One gram of carbohydrate, the primary energy source in fruits, vegetables, and grains, supplies your body with 4 calories.


One gram of fat supplies your body with 9 calories.


Fats supply over twice the calories as proteins and carbohydrates, but they are important in that you get fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K, and beta-carotene) through them. A low-fat diet can lead to nutrient deficiencies.



Some fats are considered essential because your body can’t make them from other nutrients. It’s therefore recommended by the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that you get 30 percent of your daily calories from fat.



So if you don’t want all your calories from fats, but still need them what can you do?



Not all fats are the same. One gram of coconut oil supplies your body with 6.8 calories. This is because it contains medium-chain fatty acids. The smaller size of the fatty acids yields fewer calories. So by using coconut oil instead of polyunsaturated vegetable oils in preparing your food you can decrease your calorie intake.



Medium-chain fatty acids are digested and used differently than other fats. They’re not packaged into lipoproteins and they don’t circulate in the bloodstream like other fats. What happens is they are sent directly to the liver, where they’re immediately converted into energy. This is like carbohydrates. They don’t raise blood sugar. This is unlike carbohydrates. Coconut oil is safe for diabetics.



When you eat coconut oil your body immediately uses it for energy instead of storing it as fat. So you can eat more coconut oil before it’s converted into fat. Documentation show that replacing long-chain fatty acids with medium-chain fatty acids results in a decrease in body weight gain and a reduction in fat deposition. Preparing your food with coconut oil is a simple way to do this.



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Metabolism

Most of the foods and drinks that you consume are complex materials that your body must break down into simpler substances. This process may involve several steps. These simpler substances are building blocks that are assembled into the materials your body needs to sustain your life.



Carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats or lipids are the major building blocks. This complicated process of breaking down and converting these consumed substances is called metabolism. Metabolism is carried out by chemical substances called enzymes .



Lean body tissue burns more calories than fatty tissue does. So if you are physically fit your body will burn more calories than if you were not physically fit. When you exercise your metabolism increases and it stays elevated even when you’re not exercising.



Exercise isn’t the only thing that affects metabolism. The amount of food you eat also does. If you begin a diet and eat less, or if you are unable to eat meals, this tells your body that there must be a shortage of food. Your basal metabolic rate decreases to conserve energy as a means of self-preservation. You also tire more easily because your body is producing less energy.



How can you produce more energy and increase your metabolism?



When you eat, many of your body’s cells increase their activities to aid digestion and absorption. This speeding up of cellular activity is known as diet-induced thermogenesis. Different types of foods produce different thermogenic, or heat producing effects. For example, protein has a greater thermogenic effect than carbohydrates. There is more weight-loss with a high-protein diet because the increase in metabolism burns off more calories.



Coconut oil produces a greater thermogenic effect than protein. Medium-chain fatty acids increases your metabolic rate so coconut oil can actually aid weight loss. The medium-chain fatty acids are easily absorbed and very quickly burned and used as energy for metabolism, thus increasing metabolic activity and even burning long-chain fatty acids.



This is only true if you don’t over-eat!



In one study, energy consumption was measured in volunteers before eating a meal containing medium-chain fatty acids, and after. The normal-weight people were burning 48 percent more calories than normal. The obese people were burning 65 percent more calories. Therefore, the more body fat, the greater effect the oil has on metabolism. Studies also show that the calorie-burning effect after eating a single meal containing medium-chain fatty acids remains elevated for at least 24 hours.



So

losing weight with fat can be achieved by adding coconut oil to your diet.


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