What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables? I understand that... (more)
70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan.
I'm all about whole food snacks for on the go: boiled eggs, home made jerky, fruits, avocados etc etc. I am also a huge believer that you should consume mostly (if not all) whole foods everyday in order to obtain and maintain your best possible... (more)
Can honestly say without feeling like I am over exaggerating that good quality MCT oil is quite possibly not just healthiest oil but one of the healthiest foods on this planet. MCT oil is generally concentrated coconut oil, it can also be made... (more)
Ive looked here and on line and only seen anecdotal stuff about liver stuff couple things on gall bladder. Im 214 6''1.5" 9bf. I take 5000mg a day in pharma grade gel caps. I still eat animal fats in the morning 20gms a day in the am. This... (more)
If im not used to it, a mere tablespoon makes painful cramps and water diarrhea within an hour. I titrated slowly and now safely take 15g with my coffee and 15g with my lunch. Safely....or so I thought. While I am not getting any pain,... (more)
Ok, I do basically leangains 16/8 IF, stay meat and fat rest days, and load tubers post work out. In the past, uninterupted ketosis for five months changed my life. Hunger, mood, body, mind. Y'all know. But, alas, fat burning, mountain... (more)
I had been reading about ketones and how they are better energy for endurance runners since the body can use fat as a reliable and plentiful energy source. However, if I read correctly, it takes a while for your body to start producing them. I... (more)
Hello, I am searching for ways to hack and improve my general state, weightloss and how to provide enough energy for daily activities. At this very moment im feeling tired on the bike, exhausted and can't seem to find the power that i used... (more)
I'm not much of a coffee drinker, my last stint as one being during employment with a game publisher with very demanding hours years ago, however I've recently gotten back into green tea. Of course with all of the references to Bulletproof Coffee... (more)
i just don't get the whole 'plunk a gob of fat in my drink and call it a meal' thing. you could eat real food and it would have way more vitamins and minerals. and you can chew it.
Hey fellow PH'rs, I've got a few questions regarding the topics of IF/fasting in general, carb backloading, and the role of MCT's and BCAA's. I've been following the typical 16/8 protocol for the past few weeks, as well as low carbing it (roughly... (more)
i have been making bulletproof coffee with raw butter and CO but i haven't experienced a real energy burst AND i feel hungry quickly...is MCT oil different?
I do leangains 16/8 intermittent fasting, eating at 12pm and 8pm. I don't really have a problem with ravenous hunger in the morning, but have found taking 15g of coconut oil upon rising takes the edge off. I started doing it because I've read... (more)
I do 18/6 IF, and on some mornings I do exactly this, especially when I know I'm going to be physically active or on the go all day--I pound a shotglass of MCT oil. And I do it for all the same reasons, plus: E) I tend to poop infrequently on... (more)
Hi everyone, wish I could offer a bounty for this right away because it is SO important :-( My uncle was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer and had surgery to remove his esophagus. He is now on a feeding tube and probably will be for... (more)
Medium-chain triglycerides Coconut oil is mostly medium-chain triglycerides, and the stuff sold as "MCT oil" is derived from coconut oil.
I'm a new paleo convert and am trying to get into ketosis (again) after a slip up last night. I've been low carb for a little over a month and have slipped up at least twice a week with carb binges. They seem to get more mild each time though. So... (more)
Hi hackers, I'm aware that a low liver glycogen level inhibits T4 to T3 conversion and therefore may lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism. But is there a connection between the level of ketones in the blood and thyroid function? Suppose somebody... (more)
Are there major health benefits with one versus the other ? Does MCT Oil similar ketone production ? Is if the fact that MCT Oil is a man made and often comes from vegetable sources is a bad thing ? I'm not one to make the draw the false... (more)
Coconut oil is ~55% MCT's which includes chain lengths up to 12C. Less than 10% "MCT's" that you find in MCT oil which is mostly capric and caprylic acids (6 & 8C). Sorry, this is from memory, so the exact #'s may be off. CO contains lauric... (more)
Pharmaceutical grade baby... MCT Oil Not made from corn like some MCT oils -- from coconuts. For those that object because coconut oil seems functionally appropriate, I prefer MCT oil in my smoothies over coconut oil because it is pretty bland... (more)
I eat coconut oil as my primary added fat -- over eggs and on veggies. I like the taste and am using it as a saturated fat replacement for butter. I do not however get any additional energy boost from it. My husband's office mate says he has to... (more)
In attempting to figure out how Jack's lipids went awry, I started to focus on the coconut oil that he eats. Normally this wouldn't stand out to me, but consuming it alongside a diet that has 100-150g of carbs per day is somewhat unusual in the... (more)
I'd like to ask for suggestions for my potential future cut, that I've been thinking about. Right now I'm eating 100-120 carbs on rest days and 380-420 grams on rest days - this of course is not what I plan to do a cut! I'm not crash-bulking right... (more)
If coconut and palm oil are high in MCT. Both are solid above 70 degrees (or whatever temp it is). Then why is MCT oil in liquid form. That tells me that MCT liquid is not made up of coconut/palm. Then what is made from?