Unusual Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Weight Loss
Have you heard of using coconut oil for weight loss? Probably yes! But how do you use it? As a matter of fact, coconut oil is known to provide amazing health benefits when it is used as a staple food.
It helps in reducing seizures, boosts the functioning of your brain and also helps in killing the pathogens. It can also be used as a moisturizer for hands and skin.
But, what’s up with the weight loss? We will find out.
1. Adding it in your coffee
Gross! That’s the usual reaction if someone would ask you to add coconut oil in your coffee. Isn’t it? But it’s not that bad.
Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which when added to your diet can help you burn fat and calories. All you need to do is add a few drops of coconut oil to your coffee. However, do not just stir it with a spoon as it will continue to float at the top which isn’t healthy and is hard on stomach.
Instead, blend the coconut oil properly with the help of a blender. This will provide you a frothy, creamy and well-mixed tasty drink.
2. For massaging your skin
Massaging your skin with coconut oil may not directly help you in reducing weight but it does help in managing cellulite. You can use it as a massager in two ways, by dry brushing, and as a coffee scrub.
Dry brushing spreads the coconut oil on the skin. For a coffee scrub, add sugar and coconut oil into coffee grounds. Scrub your skin with it and rinse it while bathing.
3. As a baking ingredient
If you are one of those who doesn’t get well along with the eggs, here is a pro tip. Use coconut oil while baking instead of eggs to lose weight. One teaspoon of coconut oil is equivalent to one egg when used for baking purposes.
A teaspoon coconut oil contains more calories as against one egg; however, the MCTs present in the coconut oil help you lose weight.
4.Replacing it with vegetable oil and butter
Replacing coconut oil with vegetable oil and butter won’t affect your calorie intake. But, it will help you in losing weight, all thanks to its appetite suppressing and fat burning qualities. So it’s a win-win situation altogether.
For cooking something savory, make use of refined coconut oil to make it taste better. However, some foods like kale, eggs, shrimp actually taste better when cooked in coconut oil.
5. As an energy booster
If you feel like sulky and exhausted, coconut oil can come again to your rescue. You can use it in your smoothie, kale chips and such. This will not only boost your energy but also will also help you in burning fat.
So, these were some of the unusual ways of using coconut oil to lose weight on the go! Wonderful, right?