Will 13 Teaspoons of Coconut Oil a Day Make Me Fat?

by Joe

People tell me I will gain a lot of weight if I take 13 teaspoons of coconut oil a day. I get memory loss if I don’t take that much and pain in my head if I don’t take that much. Is it bad on my body?

Hi Joe,

I don’t believe that it’s bad on your body if you consume 13 teaspoons of coconut oil per day. Heck, I have been ingesting 5-6 tablespoons on a daily basis for years, not to mention the coconut oil my wife uses on all of our meals. That’s very close to 13 teaspoons, daily, for years.

I have been using coconut oil since 2007 and up to now, I’m still on the lighter side of the ideal weight-range for my height. I’m 6 feet tall so I should weigh between 165 pounds and 200 pounds. I currently weigh 170 pounds.

Coconut oil is unlike almost all other dietary fats and oils out there. Most of it are made up of unique fatty acids called Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).

MCFAs heavily present in coconut oil don’t circulate your body to the degree other fatty acids abundantly found in soybean oil and corn oil do. MCFA are primarily used by your liver to help power and stimulate metabolic rate.

MCFA-rich coconut oil is Pro-Energy, NOT Pro-Fat!

Hope this helps,