MCT oil?

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    I'm currently doing a slow, clean bulk (40/20/40 - protein/carbs/good fats). I eat a lot of peanuts and PB and the Muscle Milk I drink has a good amount of MCTs in it. I'm not super lean, but I'm not fat. I have some pec fat and some small love handles, but my abs are visible and most of my upper body is defined.

    Is there any reason to add MCT oil to my diet? Will it help me get in extra calories while encouraging some fat loss?
     
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    Love using coconut oil as a spread.

    There's the MCT keto diet which allows higher carb intake.
     
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    would this be the muscle milk diet? :x:
     
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    I thought MCTs sort of act like carbohydrates, so wouldn't that work well for my diet, which is low carb?

    I know that replacing most of my fat intake with MCTs would cause a body fat loss, but what about adding it to my current diet?
     
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    WAT?



    MCT is a fat. I have no idea what you mean by "act like a carbohydrate". Your body will process them as fats. But they are good fats and come with a whole host of benefits.

    So long as your total calories are in line, I think most everyone could benefit from a little more MCT's in their diet.
     
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    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/mct.html :dunno:
     
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    when you are on a low carb diet the point is to turn fat back into a carb because carbs turn into atp more easily (fuel for energy) ... its just takes more effort with a fat

    now with an mct since it is a fat and fat makes you more full , its win-win.
     
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    plus it's 100-120 cals a tbsp, so that's an easy way to add lean calories when I need them. I just don't know if I should ADD MCT oil to my diet, because I'm already getting some through PB and Muscle Milk. My diet is almost half fats right now.
     
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    coconut oil or coconut butter.
     
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    i think what he means is that they are a medium chain triglyceride, so yes, your body will use them first as an energy source before a traditional fat or long chain triglyceride, so in that respect they do "act like a carbohydrate".
     
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    But if I'm already taking in enough MCTs and add more without burning more energy, it'll just turn into fat, yes?
     
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    in theory yes, but MCT might be the best possible source of fat for the non sedentary person
     
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    maybe better for the sedetary person as mct is less cals, pro themogenic, lower serum cholesterol...

    http://www.nutritionreview.org/library/mcts.php
     
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    Your body will use any form of fat for energy when its needed.

    MCT's are metabolized fairly easily though and are less likely to be stored as fat than most other fatty acids...so yeah, I agree they are an ideal energy source.
     
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    yo are yalls cocnut oils lquid at room temp or that white solid?
     
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    well simplicity, that would depend if your house or apt is above or below 73 degrees
     
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    i didnt know it was so touchy shit.

    i just didnt wanna be buying some ghetto coconut oil that is slowly killing me
     
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