coconut oil and weight loss

Almond Joy Protein Smoothie

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Now that the hot weather here in Florida has come into full swing, my cravings for something cold have been tremendous! Of course I would love to reach into the freezer for a scoop or three of ice cream, but we all know that isn’t reality. To save my waistline and all of the added calories that I would consume from eating delicious frozen sweet treats, I decided to whip up a chilled protein smoothie. I love protein smoothies and all of the crazy creations that you can make – just let your imagination go wild! Chocolate and coconut have […]

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Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I’m often asked, “What can I eat to lose weight?” I know it’s shocking but my answer always includes eating healthy fats like coconut oil. Too often, people associate eating fat with being fat. Which isn’t the case at all! Healthy fats are essential for nutrient absorption, muscle growth and increasing satiety which means more fat loss. What’s even more special about coconut oil is that most foods contain long chain fatty acids, whereas coconut oil consists mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). So what’s so special about these medium chain triglycerides when it comes […]

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Coconut Oil & Abdominal Fat

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A new year most likely means new years resolutions which in turn means a new YOU! I feel like the most popular new years resolution is to either drop weight or begin to eat better. Regardless of the direction in which you take, you are almost guaranteed to drop some weight. However, losing weight doesn’t always come easily for everyone so even if you are eating right and exercising you may still have some difficulties dropping the pounds. If you are having trouble, try adding coconut oil into your daily diet. “A 2009 study published in the Journal Lipids tested the effects of either […]

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