Get Into Ketosis Fast with Coconut Oil on the Ketogenic Diet

A cup of coffee, with Coconut oilGet Into Ketosis with Coconut Oil on the Ketogenic Diet

One of my favorite discoveries when I went Keto was coconut oil!

Not only does it help us keep our fat ratio high enough for nutritional ketosis, it also has some pretty amazing health benefits.

I first became aware of coconut oil when I heard about ketones and their benefits for Alzheimers patients. My Mom is living with Alzheimers so of course this interested me.

From everything I’ve studied, I don’t believe that coconut oil is a cure for this horrible disease, but I do think it is very healthy and we should incorporate it into our keto plan of eating.

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 explanation of the above, I got the information here from Organic Facts.

How to Use Coconut Oil on the Keto Diet

So, the question is, how do we use coconut oil on a practical daily basis?

I have to admit that a couple of 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.  Keto Coffee with Coconut Oil

One of my favorite ways to use coconut oil on Keto is to make Keto Coffee. Basically, you take a cup of coffee and put it in the blender with 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp butter or cream and whip it up in a blender. I just love it!

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.

Other ways to use coconut oil on the keto diet:

    • Fry your eggs in it, in fact, cook anything with it!
    • Eat it straight up
    • Keto Coffee
    • Shakes and Smoothies
    • Make keto treats and fat bombs (see recipes at bottom of post)
Coconuts, butter and oil on wood background
Coconuts, butter and oil

What Kind of Coconut Oil is best on the Keto Diet?

In the markets, you will now see many brands and price points but unfortunately, some of them are not that great.

The most important consideration is refined or unrefined.

Refined coconut oil is made from dried coconut. It does not have the coconut smell or taste and can be used for high heat cooking. It has a long shelf life. If refined is your preference then be sure to look for one that is refined by cold pressed extraction.

Unrefined coconut oil, also called virgin coconut oil is pressed from fresh coconut meat. It has the aroma and taste of coconut and retains all the nutrition and health benefits of the coconut’s MCFAs (Medium Chain Fatty Acids).

My own preference is for unrefined organic virgin cold pressed oil. I love the fresh aroma and taste of coconut so it’s great for some of my favorite recipes that use raw coconut oil (see below) and it is still great for higher heat cooking.

Many stores now carry it at hugely inflated prices. I have found that some Costco’s have the organic unrefined coconut oil for a great price but if that is not an option, check them out on Amazon

They have incredible prices and carry several different brands.


Keto Treats Using Coconut Oil

These delicious fat bombs and treats make good use of healthy Coconut Oil to get you into ketosis fast!

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101 thoughts on “Get Into Ketosis Fast with Coconut Oil on the Ketogenic Diet”

  1. Hi! Is it okay for me to have my BPC with 1tbsp of ghee and 1tbsp of coconut oil 30 mins before working out? And then have my meal 6/8 hours later as I’m also following IF.
    I feel like I’d utilize the energy that the coconut oil gives me during the workout. What do you think? And won’t drinking bcp actually break your fast?

  2. Hello Keto Woman. I have just started on a keto diet. But I am struggling with the amount of butter in some recipes -I think probably because it’s animal based fat. Can butter and ghee be replaced with coconut oil and have the same high fat effect?
    For some reason plant based fat seems less rich and healthier to me – probably all in my head, but I’ve been using coconut oil as a butter subsitute in cooking for years. Thank you in advance.

    1. Coconut oil can absolutely be used as your fat and it has many health benefits. I would encourage you to research more about coconut oil, especially in the areas of brain health. I’m increasing my own use of it. Good luck!

  3. 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?

    1. 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. Coconut oil wont give any sweetness. You can try eating copra ( dehydrated coconut ) . It gives a satisfaction like chewing meat & a is a good replacement of sugar for sweet toothed people like me

  4. 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.

    1. 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!

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

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