Going “bulletproof” is a term coined by Dave Aspery at the bulletproof executive. The research behind this diet and lifestyle is exhausting and I have only begun to skim the surface. He is the co-author of an amazing book called The Better Baby Book. This lifestyle has changed my life for the better and I would love to spread the knowledge!
The basics are this…the more healthy fat, meat (especially from grass fed cows, pastured pigs and chickens), and low toxin veggies…the better. The less gluten, dairy, refined products and sugar…the better. The idea of becoming bulletproof is all about reducing toxins that we put in and on our bodies. It also goes through ways to hack your body to get better results from your sleep, your workouts as well as your weight loss/gain goals.
One of the most interesting concepts is butter coffee. At first I thought it was crazy but I do love butter so why not try it once?! I bought the best beans our city has to offer (low toxin and mold) and whipped up a cup of coffee with butter and coconut oil…at first, it was odd. But, it was very ‘creamy’ and it tasted of coconut oil which I love. So, the next day, I was able to to make it with MCT oil. Basically, concentrated coconut oil. More of the good stuff none of the taste of coconut. It was amazing. Great coffee flavour, creamy, and it kept me going almost till lunch. It was not all that easy though. Introducing all that good fat into your diet as your breakfast can cause your body to question “why no carbs this am?!” resulting in a very tossy, turny tummy. Here is my post of Butter Coffee in case you missed it and here is the original post on the bulletproofexec site.
After some research that day, I discovered Betaine HCL. It helps the body break down fats while the body adjusts to the higher intake. I took one with my “breakfast” for a week and a half. I found it took my body that long to relearn to operate and burn stored fat instead of sugar. Anyways…long story short, I love the way it makes me feel in the morning, I love the taste, I love the energy it gives me, I love how easy and inexpensive it is as breakfast, I love not snacking…I do not love the mess I have to clean up after making my own and my husbands in the morning. This problem would be solved if only we could afford a good blender like Blendtec instead of a silly little magic bullet! Oh well…one day!
All I can say is, please look into this way of life and thinking. The Bulletproof Executive site has so much information it is overwhelming. It took me a long time to learn how to navigate through the site and find what I was looking for. It isn’t the most user friendly site on first glance but when you get to know it, it is amazing. There are podcasts to listen to (highly recommend Joe Rogan/Dave Aspery) for a good introduction to the information that is presented in the site. Start with that podcast and go from there!
Here is a before and after kitchen mess! What you cannot see in the photo is the clear film of MCT oil that covers everything and the drops of spilled coffee and hot chocolate that I made for my daughter.