Well, the other parameters for me are NOT the same. When you add fat, you usually lower carb intake. My carb intake is between 75-150 grams per day. I also do not eat grain or starches. My protein intake is fairly high.
When you up protein and fats you lower the glycemic load of food. Protein and fat digest slowly and are metabolized differently than carb.
Also, I wanted to point out other cultures that eat high fat diets that have no problems with obesity or obesity related disease, such as the Inuit. There diet is MOSTLY fat from seal blubber. (Rich in omega 3's and Vitamin D)
The Coconut Diet by Cherie Calbom seems a little bit too low calorie for my liking. Maybe because I exercise a lot.... but any type of low calorie diet will work, at least for a while.
The Coconut Oil Miracle is a great book. Love that book.
Also, another interesting point. Fat from coconut oil is medium chain fatty acid. When it hits your liver, it turns immediately into fuel. Ready to be used by your body. The same cannot be said for any other oil. Cannot be said for someone who has eaten to many carbs either. Too many carbs turn into SATURATED fat in our bodies. NOT the good kind either.
I'm sure you already know this since you have read your homework. lol
So, I guess, in conclusion. If you were to REPLACE the fat you already eat with coconut oil, you really aren't eating anymore fat that you did already. But, you are emaking better use of the fat you are eating, which has now become a readily available fuel source for your body.
For me, since I have opted out of eating grain, I do eat more fat than Spark recomends. But this is personal as grain was not working very well for me (as I also have a gluten intolerance)
Hope this helps!
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