MCT Oil is the only nutrition supplement I use (excluding vitamins). It is an easily digestible fat, which makes it easy for us PWCF to get it into our system. I usually add it to other foods. My favorite is a quick and easy “milkshake” which goes like this:
- Take 1 package (small) of your favorite instant pudding mix.
- Add 1 cup of instant nonfat dry milk.
- Add 4 cups of milk (and some ice cubes if you have them).
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of MCT Oil. Blend it for a few minutes, and then chug.
I drink these all the time, but I’ve been trying to cut down since I have gained 50 pounds in the span of about two years, and now have something approximating a small spare tire around my tummy. My fiancee calls it my “insurance policy”, in case things aren’t so good in the future. But I have hints of a double chin, and I don’t want that to grow too large!
I won’t guarantee that MCT Oil is solely responsible. I actually think it was more my living a regular life, eating lots and eating healthily, and most of all getting almost 10 hours of sleep a night. That plus I have moderate-light CF. But I sure know that when my CF was worse (in college) the MCT Oil milkshakes probably helped keep me out of the hospital.