My friend Gary had told me that he was putting coconut oil in his coffee as a way to lose weight.  It sounded yummy and who isn't looking to lose a few pounds so I thought I'd give it a shot.  I guess I should have asked some additional questions before I jumped right in, apparently there is a difference between coconut oil and the way it's processed.

If you're wrinkling your nose at the thought of putting oil in your coffee, it's because coconut oil is a combo of the "good" fatty acids and can affect your metabolism (insert the Rolling Stones song 'Start Me Up' here).  However, there is a difference, it's called shortening and let me tell you, it tastes nothing like the cold-pressed coconut oil you should be using.  Oh well, live, learn and start over!