Originally Posted by sting
MCT's aren't used structurally like LCT's. When you consume MCT's, they go directly to the liver and are used as energy. Do you know what else does that?
When you consume alcohol, fat metabolism is put on hold. You stop burning stored fats until the alcohol is gone, and any dietary fat you consume alongside that fat is stored as fat since it cannot be metabolized. This is what happens when you eat MCT's as well. Because they're not stored as fat, everything else you eat alongside it is. You stop burning fat, you store all the fats and carbs alongside it until the MCT's are burnt out of your system. They are the very definition of empty calories. Yes, they're advantageous in the sense that they boost your metabolic rate, but do you know what else does that, too?
Sugar. In about the same proportion.
Spooning MCT's into your mouth is like spooning sugar into your mouth or drinking vodka. Lots of calories, no nutrition, fat metabolism is put on hold til they're out of your system and you store the fat you eat along with it. There is no way to get around excess caloric consumption. At least with LCT's and sugars there is a chance of some of the calories will break off and be used for muscular and skeletal repair. With MCT's that really isn't the case. They're just fuel.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 06-14-2013 at 10:53 AM.
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