Are the Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet really safe ways to lose weight and increase energy? Do they offer any health benefits? When searching for a safe way to lose weight and increase energy, put aside time to exercise and plan to cut just a few hundred calories from your daily clean-eating lifestyle.
This is the three minute story on how I went from eating french fries on my deathbed in Medellin, Colombia to having my outlook on health forever changed.
... and yes I’ll tell you why so many people worldwide are putting butter in their coffee.
The recipe — a riff on the yak butter tea Mr. Asprey found restorative while hiking in Tibet — calls for low-mold coffee beans; at least two tablespoons of unsalted butter (grass-fed, which is higher in Omega 3s and vitamins); and one to two tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, a type of easily digestible fat. Mr. Asprey claims having the 450-plus-calorie cup of coffee instead of breakfast suppresses hunger, promotes weight loss and provides mental clarity.
Appearing to be a healthy Paleo-inspired regime, and desperate to shift as few extra pounds I was carrying I was eager to give the plan a go.
The answer: it’s challenging but possible. You’ll want to be conscious of a few possible gaps in nutrition and make sure you fill them.
“I started my business out as a blog,” he says. “If someone had told me the things I know 20 years ago it would have changed my life. I knew I had precious knowledge. If only five people read my blog and a life is changed, I win,”he says. “So instead of focusing on sales, I focused on how I could help.”
As for me: I will not seek out Bulletproof Coffee again. If I ran out of milk and had nothing else to put in my coffee, would I blend butter into it? Maybe. Or I might just go out and buy more milk.
Experts aren't impressed by the regimen. And if you don't like butter, forget it.
I’m not going to discuss the scientific merits or lack thereof of the diet, but instead look at it as an example of marketing, psychological bias, and why people believe dumb things.
Bulletproof is basically a very low-carb, Paleolithic diet that emphasizes fat.
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