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MCT's The Keys To Healthy Weight Loss

How MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides promote healthy fat loss and weight management!


Mic Theory's Weight Loss Dessert recipes can only be found on the Black Coral Inc.org website blog!

Your body can convert MCTs into ketones, which provide a fat-based source of energy for the body when carbohydrate intake is low ( 14 ). If you're following a ketogenic diet, taking MCT oil could possibly help you stay in the fat-burning state known as ketosis. Ketogenic diets are very low in carbs and high in healthy types of fat. Fats like Fatty Fish (tuna, salmon etc...),Hemp Foods(flour, milk, oils,) Walnuts, Eggs, Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Flax seed and oil, Olives ( oil), Coconut and its byproducts like oil, sugar, milk, cream and cheese from coconuts! (This is the best homemade dairy-free cheese that you will ever eat! Its rich and creamy texture tastes as close to the real thing as you can get. Save a ton of money at the grocery stores and join the growing number of vegan cheesemakers by creating your own non-dairy cheese! (See Black Coral Inc Blog article on coconut milk cheeses).


MCT oil may help boost your strength if you're elderly and weak. There's also some evidence that MCT can raise the amount of energy used by your muscles. In a 2015 review of several studies, researchers found that "...when compared to long-chain triglycerides — MCTs helped reduce body weight, waist and hip circumference, and overall body fat" A 2023 article on MCT oil supplementation stated 20 grams daily is recommended for best results combined with a low-calorie ketogenic diet. This MCT dosage may reduce body weight, BMI, and waist circumference. There was also a reduced fat mass and inflammation and increased muscle mass.


Most dramatic weight loss was seen in people who fast at least one day a week or who eat one large meal a day rather than three meals the longer the time spent between meals the greater the weight loss. Remarkably consuming MCT oil, even with its low-calorie count can be added to a beverage or water during fasting, technically this breaks a fast. However, since your body easily absorbs MCT oil, and it's low in calories, you can still consume this substance during fasting without gaining weight. And the MCT oil effects and benefits won't reverse the physiological benefits of your fast.


The combination of MCT intake and a time restricted eating pattern could potentially enhance ketosis, as carbohydrates inhibit ketosis (The state in which your body burns off fat cells instead of muscle mass through an increase in insulin secretion and a decrease in glucagon). Glucagon is a glucoregulatory peptide hormone that counteracts the actions of insulin by stimulating hepatic glucose production and thereby increases blood glucose levels. High blood sugar most often happens due to a lack of insulin or insulin resistance. This leads to diabetes. People who have diabetes must use medication, like oral diabetes medications or synthetic insulin, and/or lifestyle changes to help keep their blood sugar levels in range.


If you have type 1 diabetes, fatty acids made by MCT may help you think better when you have very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). It may trim body fat and improve insulin resistance for folks with type 2 diabetes, but since MCT is a natural substance and can't be patented there is no monetary incentive to call for more research to know for sure. A 2007 study found MCT improved diabetes risk factors, including insulin resistance, in a small group of participants with type 2 diabetes and until 2023 that was the last fully funded study.


Coconut milk contains a type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs stimulate energy through a process called thermogenesis, or heat production. Another well known food source turmeric also causes thermogenesis! Other foods that increase thermogenesis are cherries, blueberries, Hot Spices (pepper, cayenne,)Green tea, Wine (red, white and coffee wine).


DESSERT TIP MIC THEORY'S TURMERIC STRAWBERRY SHORTBREAD: Coconut whipped cream is a dairy-free alternative to classic whipped cream, which is made with heavy whipping cream! For a dairy-free, vegan-friendly version, simply swap a good quality full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream in its place and whip into soft peaks!


First select a good quality brand of coconut cream chilling the can overnight in the refrigerator to harden (avoid chilling in the freezer as it doesn’t work as well). Scoop the hardened coconut cream into a mixing bowl and leave any clear liquid behind to be used for smoothies, etc..

Whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light peaks form. Optionally it can be sweetened with sifted powdered monkfruit sugar or stevia to taste (liquid sweeteners can weigh it down).


TURMERIC SHORTBREAD

Shortbread has only 1/2 cup of Coconut oil.1/3 cup Honey or coconut sugar,2 cups of Keto wheat flour and a 1pinch or 1/4 tsp of rosemary and 1 tsp of Vanilla flavoring,1 half tsp of Turmeric and 1half tsp of cinnamon and an egg to make the dough pliable for handling.


1.Preheat oven to 350°F

2.Blend coconut oil and Honey/sugar, vanilla, until smooth.

3.Add the egg, turmeric and cinnamon, then beat in the flour.

4.Dough should not be too smooth mix by hand

5. Press dough into a lightly greased and floured 8 or 9 inch squared baking pan.

6. Bake until golden brown about 25 to 30 minutes

7. Serve with sliced strawberries and/or kiwi with coconut whipped cream!

8. Cut shortbread into squares, bars or wedges while still warm. Sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of crushed toasted walnuts before topping if you like!



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