The Keto Diaries — The War on Coconut Oil and an Update


Good afternoon, fine folks.

I wanted to comment on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) denouncement of coconut oil.

I write this while sipping on my Bullet Proof Coffee — two whopping table spoons of coconut oil and butter.


I went there.

It kind of makes me wonder if there is a conspiracy theory to keep people unhealthy.

Maybe big pharma wants to keep pushing those statins.

I mean, I mentioned this in a comment on Tamara’s post:

This whole “fat is bad” thing reminds me of the old Einstein cliche of insanity — doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

By demonizing all fat and impressing this low fat/non fat lifestyle on 300 million folks, expecting them to magically become fit and healthy is insanity.

The government and organizations such as this keep pushing this low fat/no fat diet that’s not working. People are MORE obese and unhealthy since it’s implementation. Yeah, you think your healthy because you’re eating something carby cooked in canola oil. But it’s low fat!

Face palm.

Vegetable oils, like canola oils, are just gross. They were originally industrial byproducts that someone figured out they could sell and make some money out of:

Now let’s compare that to the production of canola oil. Here’s an overly simplified version of the process:

Step 1: Find some “canola seeds.” Oh wait, they don’t exist. Canola oil is actually made from a hybrid version of the rapeseed… most likely genetically modified and heavily treated with pesticides.

Step 2: Heat the rapeseeds at unnaturally high temperatures so that they oxidize and are rancid before you ever buy them.

Step 3: Process with a petroleum solvent to extract the oils.

Step 4: Heat some more and add some acid to remove any nasty wax solids that formed during the first processing.

Step 5: Treat the oil with more chemicals to improve the color.

Step 6: Deodorize the oil to mask the horrific smell from the chemical processing.


  • Canola Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • “Vegetable” oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Cottonseed Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Margarine
  • Shortening
  • Any fake butter substitutes

Do use:

  • Coconut Oil (Use expeller-pressed to avoid a coconut flavor)
  • Tallow
  • Lard
  • Butter
  • Palm Oil (Although, please find from a sustainable source as so much palm oil today is being harvested in horrific ways. When in doubt just stick with coconut oil.)
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Great for non-heat dishes like salad dressings, humus, mayo, etc. Can be used in cooking at lower temperatures or when combined with another saturated fat like butter or coconut oil.)
  • Avocado Oil (Great for non-heat dishes)
  • Other fats (not necessarily for cooking, but essential to good health) include meats, eggs, dairy, and fish (nuts are also good in moderation as they have a high level of polyunsaturated fats).

For me keto is my own little form of rebellion — I eat like people have told me to NOT eat.

Ketovangelist kitchen recommends removing them because:

Vegetable oils come in many shapes and sizes, though it’s more difficult to find the solid form (vegetable shortening) these days, because they are high in harmful trans fats. Vegetable oils are high in Omega-6, which is inflammatory and a leading cause of all kinds of systemic disease. Think about vegetable oils this way…they were first used as industrial components, because they were waste products of food production. Vegetable oils, the nice golden oils in those pleasantly shaped clear plastic bottles, are industrial waste. They are cheap to make and sell.

Bacon all day. I just had two boiled eggs for lunch. Burgers stuffed with cheese, smothered with cheese, and topped with an egg fried in butter. Fat bombs made with butter, cream cheese, etc… Coffee with coconut oil and butter.

And I’ve lost 37lbs.

I weighed in yesterday at 233lbs. I started at 270lbs.

I’ve lost that in five and a half months.

This is the lightest I’ve been in five years.

And I have more energy than ever. I’m happier, I’m healthier.

I go in for blood work next month for my thyroid, and I’m excited to see what my numbers are going to look like.

However, not excited about allergist next week. These last two days without any allergy medicine are torture.



5 thoughts on “The Keto Diaries — The War on Coconut Oil and an Update

  1. I don’t think you should get too bent out of shape about coconut oil and what anyone says. I’m not a dieter, I’m not into all these new fangled ways to loose weight and never have been, in fact I laugh at most of them. But there is no conspiracy with government studies it’s purely science.

    The true effects of all this stuff are not known, salt, fat, oil, even sugar, that is why they have studies. There is a bunch of studies for just about every product out there that shows both good and bad. For every ‘salt is bad’ there is a ‘salt is good’ and a ‘salt is just ok’ study. They’ve done it with every product and now it’s coconut oil’s turn. If one was serious about all food and all possibilities they would take more notice of the studies they don’t agree with and try to understand why the scientists came to the conclusion rather than simply saying they are wrong because another study says so.

    Lets not forget there is a millions studies out there saying bacon is not good for you and you’ve chosen to ignore them for one of the million studies that say it is. Treat coconut oil the same way, if you like it that’s fine but it’s not worth dismissing every study against it, it may however be worth reading them.

    Dieting is not about what is wrong and right, we all know weight is directly attributed to what goes in the big hole at the top and doesn’t come out the smaller hole at the bottom. You can eat chocolate every day and loose weight, you just have to get the figures right.

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  2. Hello. Well done on the weight loss 🙂
    I haven’t heard anything bad about coconut oil…and am not listening to anyone who says bad things about ti! I love coconut oil! I use it when cooking curries, and also use it in cakes (substituting it for vegetable oil which I think tastes nasty in cakes). Coconut oil (the type that tastes of coconut) gives great flavour and moistness to carrot cake and banana bread! …And if from a coconut -how bad can it be!! hehe!
    Good luck with the allergist next week
    – Carly

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