Go cuckoo for coconuts. The Coconut Diet starts where traditional diets end.
Once again, it is deemed a way of life, not just a diet. Known as a healthy fat, coconut oil is made of medium chain fatty acids, which promote thermogenesis, adding to the body's metabolism and producing energy. In addition to boosting weight loss, these medium chain fatty acids also kill fungus, bacteria and viruses.
Among the things that the Coconut Diet helps alleviate are thyroid disease, yeast infections, chronic fatigue, high cholesterol and much more. To put it in a simple way, the Coconut Diet replaces trans fat acids and unhealthy polyunsaturated oils with coconut oil. The other cooking oils recommended include virgin Palm Oil, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined sesame oil, and organic grass-fed butter.
The Coconut Diet endorses a intake of two to four tablespoons of oil per day. The coconut oil can be incorporated into recipes such as homemade coconut milk, smoothies, salad dressings, breads and other nutritionally-sound recipes.
To get the full benefits from the Coconut Diet, the people behind the plan suggest following a low- or reduced-carb eating plan - so the principles of the Coconut Diet can be incorporated into other popular plans like Atkins and South Beach.
But buyer beware, there are some consequences to eating Virgin Coconut Oil. It must be introduced into the body slowly, as there are detoxification effects that occur because of the antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-vial properties of the oil. Common side effects range from diarrhea to cramping. For best results, eat the Virgin Coconut Oil with high-fiber, high-protein foods.