I hate to admit it, but I'm scared of coconut oil. That's right - I put on 8 pounds in two weeks and then started taking coconut oil. I've dropped 3 pounds in the last 2.5 days. I can "feel" the weight melting off: I'm an ectomorph who has to work to put on weight. (I have to eat until I almost can't stand it.)
Anyway, here's why I'm headed: I asked my wife if she thought the coconut oil was taking off the muscle along with the fat. She said 'Definitely not' so I think she was telling the truth.
But here's my questions: for an ectomorph, does coconut oil rev up the thyroid/metabolism so much that I will not be able to put on muscle and may even lose muscle? Should I avoid it during the "bulking" phase and just use it when I want to lean out.
My original thinking was to get some more saturated fat for increased T-levels. But I don't want to compromise my hard-earned hypertrophy.