Is Coconut Oil All That It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Coconut oil has received a lot of press over the last few years and more so recently from the likes of Joe Wicks promoting it in many of his meals. So does it help you to lose weight or is it just marketing hype?

Below is a comparison of a popular brand of coconut oil with another weight loss alternative.

Coconut Oil (1 Tablespoon)

Fat – 12.9g Carbohydrates – 0g Protein – 0g

Calories – 111.4

Fry Light Olive Oil (1 Tablespoon)

Fat – 7.7g Carbohydrates – 0g Protein – 0g

Calories – 73.9

However, a straight up comparison between the figures shows a saving of 5.2g of fat and a saving of 37.5 calories per tablespoon. The interesting thing here is that a tablespoon of Fry Light will actually set you back 71 sprays, that’s over a third of the contents of the bottle, when I personally use the spray to cook I use about 20 sprays. That brings the total down significantly more.

As an approximate I’ve calculated in the table below:

Fry Light Olive Oil (20 Sprays)

Fat – 2.2g Carbohydrates – 0g Protein – 0g

Calories – 20

How many tablespoons of oil do you use when you cook?

As you know (If you follow me) total calories are ultimately the determining factor when it comes to weight loss. If you’re being conned into purchasing the most extra virgin of cold pressed coconut oil for £8 a pot because you’ve been led to believe that it will make you lose weight, then you’ve been had.

Fry light costs a fraction of the price, doesn’t give your eggs a tropical undertone and can actually help you lose weight when substituted for other cooking oils.

That’s not to say you can’t use coconut oil and still lose weight, if you’re controlling calories, adding coconut oil to your diet may improve your health and energy levels.

By the way I’m not sponsored by Fry Light, like Joe Wicks is by Lazy Bee Coconut Oil.

Nathaniel Brown

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