These two words will get my panties in a jumble more than if you said Jake Gyllenhaal.
Over the past few weeks I have been experimenting with something called Bulletproof coffee.. Essentially, it’s a blend of coffee (that is low in toxic load), butter and brain octane oil (a shorter form fatty acid that is a bi-product of coconut oil.. you can use coconut oil but it’s about 15% as effective).
You pour all of these ingredients into a blender, blend for 20-30 seconds and viola!
Check out this link for more information about how and why bulletproof was created, the science behind it and how to make a cup of your own!
I have to say, I thought it was extremely far fetched that a cup of coffee mixed with butter would both improve my mental focus and clarity while simultaneously giving me enough energy to go for 6 hours every morning with out food.. On top of this, how was I going to consume butter every morning with out gaining weight?
A little background about Bulletproof..
Dave Aspery.. The founder of Bulletproof used to be about 100lbs overweight, and by adding butter and other health fats into his diet was not only able to lose the weight and keep it off, but he also improved is IQ by 20 points.. WHAT?!
I have just finished a 3-day trial period of not only drinking Bulletproof coffee every morning, but also following the Bulletproof diet. Even last week when I was merely drinking the coffee in the morning I felt such a difference. However, now that I am on the diet it’s almost like I never knew what it was like to be productive before.
My mind is more clear. My body is more stable. I can work for longer hours with less sleep (about 6 hours per night). I am more focused (this is a big one for me considering I have ADHD and use no medication).
On top of this.. I went from eating my salads with no oil, cooking my veggies with a dash of coconut oil, and never putting butter in my potato to being able to drink butter for breakfast and drown my veggies in it until my hearts content. YUM!
Sounds a little crazy, right?
This is because our generation believes that fat makes you fat.. Yet, new research is showing that in fact, healthy fats can help you lose weight. Even more, Dave Asperys research is showing that once you can put your body into ketosis (a condition characterized by raised levels of ketone bodies in the body, associated with abnormal fat metabolism) that your brain begins to take its fuel from fats instead of glucose which is not only more efficient and beneficial for your body but also your mind!
Now don’t go thinking that you can eat any type of fat whenever you like and that you will get these same effects. There is definitely a difference between good and bad fats, and if you increase your intake of the bad ones you will likely have the opposite effect of what you’re going for.
It’s important that you are only eating butter (or ghee) from grass fed cows (Dave recommends Kerrygolds unsalted).
If you want to find out more check out the Bulletproof book or website.. It is 7AM here, so it’s time for me to go make my daily cup of Bulletproof.
Happy experimenting! I can’t wait to hear about your results.
Love & light to you.