I am doing intermittent fasting now, making (black) coffee and coconut oil drinks to alleviate any hunger pains. I take no more than 3 teaspoons of c-oil per day at about 300 calories. This is the amount recommended for women.
I just started the intermittent fasting process at the beginning of July, and started the coconut oil last week, so I am not the best person to respond.
I don't exactly understand how it works, but the intermediate chain triglicerides in the coconut oil go directly into the liver to create keytone bodies, so you lose the keytones just as you would if you were on a low carb diet. It builds up your insulin sensitivity. ICFs are also lacking in many diets, and are very important to brain function. Coconut oil is much better than the ICFs that are sold as "ICFs" because those oils are a byproduct of the removal of Lauric acid from Coconut oil. Coconut oil is about 50% Lauric acid. I would use only organic cold pressed virgin oil, and I would not cook with it, I would use it cold. (This is the kind that tastes like coconut). In other words get good quality coconut oil meant to be eaten streight. The other stuff is cooking oil.
The whole process takes some time to get used to. Mercola and other sites describe the process much better than I could. I would say though that you should not eat a "regular" diet (SAD) while doing this because then, the coconut oil is just extra fat.
Getting fiber is important, if you are fasting. Physillium will ferment in your gut and cause gas and bloating, so it is better to use Citrical which will not ferment. Also remain hydrated. Plain liquids like water and iced tea with no sugar.
Is it working? I have seen a change (one month of 8/16 fasting). I can get into pants that I could not before. It works fairly rapidly as well.
Last edited by giselley : 08-15-2015 at 01:53 PM.