Coconut Oil on the Ketogenic Diet

coconut oil on the ketogenic dietBeing fairly new on the Ketogenic diet, I am still putting the pieces together as to how to optimize this for my health.  Coconut oil on the Ketogenic Diet is one way to do just that. Not only does it help us keep our fat ratio high enough for nutritional ketosis, it also has some pretty amazing health benefits.  I have been aware of the benefits of coconut oil for some time now and after watching an amazing video this morning on how Ketones can reverse the affects of Alzheimers, I am determined to get a daily dose of this in my diet.

And since we want that greater than 65% fat ratio, coconut oil on the ketogenic diet is a perfect addition.

What are the benefits of Coconut Oil on the Ketogenic Diet?

  • Healthy hair and skin
  • stress relief
  • raises HDL cholesterol (the good kind)
  • helps weight loss
  • boosts immune system
  • regulates metabolism

If you would like to read the whole lengthy explanation of the above, I got the information here from Organic Facts.

So, the question is, how do we use the coconut oil on a practical daily basis.  I have to admit that a couple days ago I was at the end of the day and MyFitnessPal told me that I was still way short on my fat but I was all out of carbs and protein.  Yes, I did it.  I ate a tablespoon of coconut oil straight up!  So that’s one way.

Coconut oil also has a very high smoking point.  This means that you can fry stuff in it and it doesn’t break down and oxidize.  Remember we want anti-oxidants.  This might be a good time to remind you again that I don’t have any medical training and you should do your own research!

In looking around the low carb forums for ideas, I came across Bullet Proof Coffee.  I think keto coffeesome people also call it Keto Coffee. Basically you take a cup of coffee and put it in the blender with 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp heavy cream and whip it up.  I tried it this morning and I love it!  this is definitely going to be my new morning coffee routine.

The great thing about it for me is that I don’t usually eat my first meal until 3-4 hours after I wake up.  So this gives me a little high fat boost to get me through that first part of the day where I am rushing to get ready and getting to my office job.

So at this point, all I have for you in terms of using coconut oil on the ketogenic diet is this:

  • fry your eggs in it
  • eat it straight up
  • Keto Coffee
Nutiva Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil — 54 fl oz

But rest assured dear readers (all 2 of you!) , I will be coming back with more ways to consume this heart and brain healthy coconut oil!

In the meantime, I just want to add a couple things about choosing your coconut oil.  be sure that it is the unrefined, virgin, cold pressed oil.  You will see some cheaper brands but some of them are not that great.  Many stores now carry it at hugely inflated prices.  I have found that some Costco’s have the good stuff for a great price but if that is not an option, go to Amazon.  They have great prices and carry several different brands.

 

 

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91 Responses to Coconut Oil on the Ketogenic Diet

  1. Jeri says:

    Wil the coconut oil add any sweetness? I like a lil sweetness. If it doesn’t, what would you recommend that keeps you within the keto diet?

    • KetoWoman says:

      I don’t think it adds any sweetness really. I would look at Stevia, xylitol, erythritol. There are a few sweeteners that people use on keto.

  2. Pooja Bansal says:

    Hi

    I am on Keto and just recently replaced butter and ghee with coconut oil. Waiting for results to show up. I am 57 right now and planning to be 54 for a fitness competition due in next 2 weeks. Do you think i would be able to go 54 in next 10 days?? Also could i add add coconut oil to green tea?? Black coffee just becomes too strong for me.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes you can certainly add coconut oil to green tea! When you say you are waiting for results to show up are you talking about weight loss? As for how much weight you want to lose I really can’t make guesses or guarantees. Keto is a way of eating, replacing butter with coconut oil won’t make you lose faster. If you are wanting to lose 3 kg in 10 days, then you need to restrict your food intake from where you are now. (I am making a lot of assumptions here because I have nothing to go on!) Good luck!

  3. Michelle says:

    Hello, I am giving the Keto diet a go as well, I was advised to take the coconut Oil softgels as I am one of those “texture” eaters… So my question is if I am taking the extra virgin 1000mg per, the directions say take 4 each day with food. Is 4000mg a day going to benefit me, or should I take more capsules a day? I am trying to get healthy and loose weight.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I can’t really say as I don’t take supplements like this, and so I don’t know anything about them and I prefer to use the real actual food. I am sure there will be some benefit, just how much is hard to say. Maybe one of the readers here will see this and be able to help you.

  4. I am new to this but giving it a go. Been on it two weeks but in a morning I’m rough, shattered bañing head ache feels like iv been on booze all night. I can’t seem to find out why I’m like this first thing. Wud love some advice. Thanks. Gonna try the keto coffee this morning x

  5. Candy says:

    Have you read anything by Patricia Daly? I just bought her ebook Practical Ketogenic Meal Plans for Endurance Athletes It has 14 days of eating Ketogenic. Pretty good stuff

  6. Candy says:

    Have you read Bruce Fife’s The Coconut Ketogenic Diet. I really liked it. He says eating xylitol and sweetener of such cause you to go out of ketosis

  7. Morgan says:

    Just a note: oxidizing isn’t inherently bad. In fact, antioxidants need to be oxidized in order to be, well, antioxidants.

    There’s a great Berkeley Wellness article explaining it: http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/food/article/how-antioxidants-work

  8. Lisa Archer says:

    Which coconut oils do not taste like coconut?

    • KetoWoman says:

      I think the refined coconut oils have little or no taste. Just not sure if that means they also don’t have as much benefit or not.

  9. Shield says:

    Can anyone comment on the difference between the coconut butter and the coconut oil. I just bought a jar of the nutiva coconut manna, otherwise known as butter, and I want to make sure that it will have the same effect as the oil to assist with weight loss.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Coconut oil and Coconut butter are definitely NOT the same thing. Coconut butter includes the meat of the coconut and is about 60% fat compared to 100% fat for the coconut oil. Here is an analogy, think of peanut oil and peanut butter. Myself, I don’t see much use for coconut butter except maybe using it like I would use peanut butter and it’s super expensive (here where I live).

  10. You don’t even need to get the blender dirty to have Keto coffee in the morning. Just drop a tablespoon full in your hot brew and let it melt on the top. Gives it the flavor of a premium coffee and leaves your lips hydrated ( but not over oily ) as a bonus. When you think about it, many people put half and half or cream in their coffee without thinking it strange. Coconut oil is just a safer form of “cream”.

  11. Alexander says:

    Coconut is saturated fat mostly. Is this safe to eat? I just bought a tub, and ate a scoop. Need verification please. Thank you.

    • KetoWoman says:

      It is not only safe it is extremely healthy, containing medium chain triglycerides. Do a bit of research on this as you never want to rely on one person’s word on the Internet on any matter!

    • Marjorie says:

      Read Bruce Fife book on the miracle of coconut

  12. Alisha says:

    I make ‘Ketotea”. My favorite is Darjeeling. Blending it was awesome! Thanks!

  13. Deborah Little says:

    I’ve been trying the Coconut Ketogenic way of eating for 17 days now. The hardest part for me is cutting down on carbs. I admit I am a “carboholic. ” The book I’m reading suggests 30 cabs daily until you get used to the coconut oil and begin losing weight and belly fat. It also suggests you work up to 3 tablespoons of coconut oil for every meal. What? This is giving me fits. As a 67 year old 5 ft 2 woman with heart disease (two heart attacks and a quintuple bypass) and thyroid disease I was hoping this way of eating would help. But the recommended number of calories for me is 1200. IF I eat a total of 9 tablespoons of coconut oil a day, that will be 1170 calories all from fat. So I get tho have 30 other calories? I’m discouraged. If anyone is out there I’d appreciate a response soon. Thanks.

    • KetoWoman says:

      First of all I think 30 carbs is too high. I am 57 and I cannot lose an ounce if I eat over 10 carbs per day. I don’t know who told you to eat only 1200 calories. Eliminate all carbs except for incidental carbs, you don’t need them. Look into zero carb eating, you can do a google search or read my zero carb article here. Eat meat, eggs, butter, coconut oil. Your body will heal. I hope you find the answers you are looking for.

  14. Jim Jozwiak says:

    I’m not a “ketogenic woman” but I also throw a
    1/4 ounce of baking chocolate into the blender.

  15. Shannon Sherman says:

    I love your site, and I love coconut oil I am fairly new at this but loving the whole experience!

  16. makeupbymallery says:

    Add it to water also. It’s great that way, much easier (in my opinion) to take that way than straight up spoonfuls. It’s great for skin and hair too! Coconut oil is amaziiiiing

    • anitabreeze says:

      Do you blend it then? Where I live Coconut oil is solid at room temp. But I agree, it’s amazing stuff!

  17. sam says:

    Here is one of my favorite ways to eat unrefined coconut oil; it’s from http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2008/05/frozen-sunbutter-fudge.html. In order to lower the carbs and up the coconut, I make this with equal portions of oil and sunbutter, add a spoonful of butter for flavor, instead of honey I use Nature’s Hollow honey (liquid xylitol), and 1/8th cup Swerve. Instead of chocolate, I add a healthy pinch of cinnamon. Sometimes I’ll throw in a few tablespoons of whey protein powder, and I can use this as a snack or meal substitute when I’m rushed.

    • anitabreeze says:

      Oh wow, that sounds really good. Kinda fudgey, creamy I’m thinking! Thanks for sharing that!

      • sam says:

        It’s a very adaptable recipe. When I made it the first time exactly as the recipes instructs, it was too rich for me. I just warmed it up, added a little more coconut oil, and a few cashew pieces on top for crunch. I think you’ll be able to work it to your liking; enjoy!

  18. Keshia says:

    For the Keto coffee, Is it regular or decaf?

  19. Aida Ingram says:

    I’ve heard more and more about the benefits of coconut oil. I have been thinking more and more about my health, and this just seems like a great reason to add it to my diet.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Definitely check out coconut oil. i love the taste and the fact that it is so high in those medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).

  20. I’ve been reading a lot of good things about the effects of coconut oil on a healthy diet. Thanks for these great tips.

  21. I have never even considered using Coconut Oil in my coffee. That is a unique idea that I will have to try. It sounds like you like it so I am going to give it a try.

  22. Melanie says:

    I have just started to use coconut oil! It’s wonderful and I don’t know many uses for it so this it a great post! I also do enjoy my coffee 🙂

  23. Areeba says:

    I had perioral dermatitis and coconut helped a lot in healing. It works like magic on skin!

  24. Chavonne H says:

    I love using Coconut Oil but it’s very expensive. I clicked on the link of the Nutiva Coconut Oil and on Amazon it’s pretty cheap, so I’ll have to start buying it there, very good to know.

    I love all the health benefits of using coconut oil, I could use help in all those areas especially the stress relief.

    Haven’t heard of a Ketogenic diet before though.

  25. Tess says:

    Oh I like that. I love coconut oil and wish I used it more!

  26. I love anything coconut but really never stopped to see what the benefits are! Luckily I usually always include in my diet! Thanks for this great info!

  27. Sarah Bailey says:

    Coconut oil seems like an amazing addition to any diet – I haven’t had it forever but it keeps popping up so many the world is trying to tell me I need to add some to my diet. x

  28. melanie says:

    I’ve heard good things about this too, and I have used it on a few things but never veggies. I might be open to trying it with more things now…

  29. I grew up in the Caribbean before moving to the US in my teens and coconut oil was a staple in my country. It was used for almost everything! There was a coconut oil factory so we got our oil fresh. I knew of some of the benefits but didn’t know of them all. It’s good to know. I guess I might have to start reusing it.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes,it seems that coconut oil was much taken for granted for all those years. Now people are discovering how healthy it is.

  30. Lately I have been hearing about how great coconut oil is. Thanks for the tips on how to use it! I may have to go to Costco with my sister-in-law soon and pick some up!

  31. lisa b says:

    We love using coconut oil. We cook with it, use on salads etc. We have also used it on my sons scalp who still at the age of 5 has something like cradle cap and it helps tons!

  32. Michelle H says:

    Coconut oil sure is the trend these days, isn’t it? I use it on my hair as a conditioner and my in-laws gargle with it every morning. If I was a coffee drinker, this drink idea would definitely be on my list.

  33. patricia says:

    I really need to invest in some of this stuff as I have heard so many great things about coconut oil. I never heard of this diet before though. Keto coffee sounds interesting.

  34. Don Purdum says:

    We use a lot of olive oil…never thought about coconut. We don’t frey our food, but I can imagine it would be good as a marinade with different veggies and meats on the grill or broiler. Definitely something worth looking into.

  35. Noor Unnahar says:

    I use coconut too much in everyday life and can’t still count its wonderfulness.
    YUM ideas.

  36. Noor Unnahar says:

    I use coconut too much in everyday life and can’t still count its wonderfulness.

  37. Viccy H says:

    A lot of the beauty gurus on YouTube rave about Coconut Oil, so it’s great it can also be eaten too! Thank you

  38. Marika says:

    I love using coconut oil, I’m making my own deodorant with coconut oil and baking soda (and corn starch). Smells so good you feel like wanna eat it 🙂

  39. Pam says:

    I just bought some the other day. My sister was telling me that she has started using it after seeing in on Dr. Oz. I will have to go make sure that the kind I bough is unrefined, virgin, cold pressed oil.

    • KetoWoman says:

      That is definitely the best way to go. If it’s not you can still use it, it’s still better than canola oil and all those other refined oils. Just buy the good stuff next time.

  40. Dov Shapira says:

    I use coco nut oil on steamed veggies and in my smoothies.

  41. Pam says:

    I use coconut oil in recipes. It is also great to use for beauty treatments.

  42. I love coconut oil, it is good for so many things. A moisturizer, cooking, oil pulling, the list goes on.

  43. I use coconut oil and usually straight up right off a spoon. It is great in my hot carob milk too. I also use it in my eyes. Good medicine… The coffee you make sounds great and I don’t even drink coffee.

    • KetoWoman says:

      I am so pleased with this Keto Coffee! I get up at 5 to be at work by 6am and I just don’t want to eat that early. The Keto coffee takes me all the way to about 9am which I think is a better time for me to have a small breakfast then.

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