Coconut Oil & Weight Loss Pt 6 - Keys to Good Nutrition & to Eating Healthy Feast on Organic Whole Food
Posted May 16 2008 10:04am
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS - PT 6
I'd like to continue this series on successful healthy weight loss.I'll be sharing practical things you can doto lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight for your height and body shape.
By way of review, here are the other three keys that we've covered so far.
Key #1 - Stop overeating and practice systematic undereating.
Key #2 - Eat for nutrition, for energy, for life. Listen, seek, research, learn, study, and understand that there are keys of knowledge that will help you unlock the secrets to a long, healthy life and successful weight loss and weight management. These keys to good nutrition and tips to healthy eating will open a whole new world of health, life, and vitality to you. I believe you were created by God and destined to a life of health and prosperity. Key #3 - EAT ONLY HEALTHY ORGANIC NATURAL WHOLE FOODS
Key #4 - EXERCISE DAILY
Key #5 - ELIMINATE ALL ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, AND WHITE SUGAR
Key # 6 - ADD ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT OIL TO YOUR DIET
Adding organic virgin coconut oil to your diet will help you lose weight. If you're interested in all of the details about this amazing natural oil, I've included a link to an excellent article.
It's quite a lengthy in-depth article, so I've included the link for you to click on if you'd like to read it. It is loaded with useful information and research findings on virgin coconut oil.
Before I forget, I wanted to let you know that URI International sells an excellent Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil called "Coconut Pure." Prices are: 18 fluid oz. $18.95, 32 fluid oz. $29.95, and 128 fluid oz. $72.95. If you'd like to order some of this amazing coconut oil, click on the following link: Coconut Pure by URI: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Below the link I will post a few of the most important points that I believe are worth remembering. ARTICLE LINK: The Great Fat Debate - Why Virgin Coconut Oil Is Best Summary of the most important points from the article:
1. Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's).
2. MCFA's actually helps us to lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic conditions and reduce the risk of heart troubles.
3. One of the most outstanding benefits of consuming MCFA's is that they do not require the liver to digest and emulsify them. This means instant energy and increased thermogenesis (increased metabolic rate in the body) which leads to more heat production as well as improved circulation.
4. For anyone with impaired fat digestion or a removed gallbladder, coconut oil is the only oil to consume as it is very easily digested.
5. MCFA's are also known for having antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, so they are beneficial to our immune system.
6. In addition, coconut oil assists people with under-active thyroids by increasing the metabolic rate of the body and creating more energy.
Ray Peat Ph.D., a physiologist who has worked with progesterone and related hormones since 1968, says that the sudden surge of polyunsaturated oils in the food chain post World War II has caused many changes in hormones. He writes:
"Their [polyunsaturated oils] best understood effect is their interference with the function of the thyroid gland. Polyunsaturated oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone. When the thyroid hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased levels of oestrogen. The thyroid hormone is essential for making the ?protective hormones? progesterone and pregnenolone, so these hormones are lowered when anything interferes with the function of the thyroid. The thyroid hormone is required for using and eliminating cholesterol, so cholesterol is likely to be raised by anything that blocks the thyroid function. It is very interesting to note that high cholesterol is not a sign of eating too much saturated fat. High cholesterol in a lot of the cases is due to an under-active thyroid which affects the liver as well as the many loops and feedback systems within the endocrine system. Stress and the over consumption of carbohydrates/sugars also form high levels of cholesterol."
And always remember, the secret to losing weight and keeping it off, is to make nutritious and healthy LIFESTYLE CHANGES that become positive healthy habits in your daily routine. Systematic undereating and resisting the temptation to overeat is the first step to change.