If you know what today’s subject line is about then you must be a fan of The Great British Bake Off, but did you know that it can also teach you a thing or two about weight loss?
Read on to see why!
We were at a wedding on Saturday up in Blackburn and as usually happens we got plonked on a table with some people we didn’t know and got chatting about some TV shows.
Now personally I’m more into Storage Wars and Ray Donovan at the minute but to my surprise everyone was getting excited by The Great British Bake Off (even the guys at the table)
I’m sure you’ve seen the show if you are anything like my other half. It would seem like its on every night by the amount of time my wife spends watching it. Not to mention other programs like Masterchef, Australian Masterchef and that guy who like blowing things up with his blow torch like some sort of mad professor? Whats his name?
Anyway I usually have my head buried in a book or I’m trying to watch the football on sky go when this is on but last night when Rach was catching up on it on Iplayer, I paid a bit more attention.
Anyway one of the women, who was really overly super confident was using coconut in one of our recipes and it reminded me of one of our clients asking about stuff tasting of coconut oil when you use it to cook with.
Coconut oil is great for cooking (and eating) especially when you want to lose weight because it contains lauric acid which has a ton of heath benefits
Just some of the health benefits of this include.
- Antiviral properties (it can help you fight off infection)
- It is also used straight away for energy and can help balance blood sugar levels which can help to protect against type 2 diabetes and doesn’t get stored as fat like other fats (and sugar)
- Not only that it stimulates your metabolism and can help with weight loss.
- You can get it at your local supermarket (usually in world food isle) but make sure you go for the extra virgin one if you can get it.
Oh and back to the original question. It doesn’t make everything taste like coconut but it can really help push on your fat loss results.
Just one of the tools we use in our fat loss armory here at Northwest Fit Camp and Northwest Personal Training.
As usual feel free to ask away if you have any health, fitness and weight loss related questions.
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