Ordered and received a great big container of MCT oil this week. So what’s that? It’s an oil based around median chain triglycerides that I found out about after reading some internet bullshit about Bulletproof Coffee.
MCT supposed to have a troika of benefits:
- Easily absorbable as an energy source
- Doesn't deposit as fat easily
- Promotes fat burning
It works well with lowish temperature frying or just as a salad dressing. A couple of days ago I had the below and it was incredible.
- 1/2 avacado
- Iceberg lettuce
- Stick of sliced celery
- 45g of MCT oil
- 2 rashers of bacon
- V small dash of Paul Newman salad dressing
- A few small cubes of stilton cheese
- Big cup of coffee
Does it work? Hard to tell. I’ve been using for a few days now and it’s definitely coincided with a massive upswing in energy and some steady weight reduction after being on a plateau for a little while. The energy’s lead to a pretty large uptick in exercise but pretty much fatigue free.
Now I have phases like this anyway so it’s hard to say if this is one of those or if the MCT oil is playing a part here. I’ll keep on though, don’t really want to change anything as I’m feeling really good right now and managed to get a few cycling personal records as well :D The only down side so far is it's pretty expenisve, a whopping nealy thirty quid a litre from Amazon. Oh well.