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What Is The Bulletproof Diet?

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A bulletproof diet is one that focuses on the allowed foods, loading up on veggies and protein and eliminating carbs. It is recommended to have bulletproof coffee that is a concoction of coffee (low in mycotoxins) mixed with grass-fed butter and either coconut or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. This helps burn fat and halt hunger, avoiding a sugar crash..

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

Enunciated for the first time via Dave Asprey’s book titled, “The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life,” is gradually catching up with the pace of the modern world’s dieters.

What Is Bulletproof Diet?

According to the author of the above mentioned book, every food can be categorized into either “toxic” or “bulletproof.” Soy, cheese, wheat, canned vegetables and microwaved foods, for example, are classified toxic, primarily because the diet says they cause chronic inflammation, which it pegs as the cause of weight gain.

Coffee, coconut, raw foods and butter, particularly butter from grass-fed animals on the other hand, are bulletproof. The diet alleges that by focusing on the allowed foods, loading up on veggies and protein and eliminating carbs, you’ll shed the pounds without having to count calories or exercise. However, nutrition and medical experts aren’t convinced with the same so far.

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

Dave Asprey in his book came up with a controversial recipe called the Bulletproof Coffee. You can call it a concoction of coffee (coffee low in mycotoxins) mixed with grass-fed butter and either coconut or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, which is made up of fatty acids said to sharpen the mind. The diet recommends having this 400-calorie cup for breakfast daily to boost energy, burn fat and halt hunger without the inevitable crash that comes after slugging back your morning java – possible, thanks to its fat-filled additions.

On the contrary, no studies have evaluated the diet or the coffee specifically, some published research suggests that MCT oil improves body weight and triggers fat loss. Grass-fed butter has also been shown to boost metabolism. Asprey says that the diet will “not only make you stronger and leaner” but will also “upgrade” your brain and “reduce your risks of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.”

But the research upon which the Bulletproof Diet stands is not exactly cutting-edge. Prof Paul Garner, director of the Effective Health Care Research Consortium at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, describes the Bulletproof Diet as “extraordinary” and the references Asprey gives to support it as unreliable and highly specific.

 

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Antonio Martinez
Antonio Martinez 5pts

A booth bulletproof diet is one that just doesn't eat or just stress out every day and doesn't eat. Lol it's unhealthy but it works.

Jay H Karia
Jay H Karia 5pts

It will be toxic in case you have an imbalance of pita in your system (vaat, pita and kaf are 3 prakrutis as per ayurveda)....I commented because most of North India's staple diet is flat bread made out of wheat/ maida...so while wheat does cause inflammation, it does in certain conditions....putting it as a blanket statement....hmm...nope!!

Jay H Karia
Jay H Karia 5pts

Wheat is toxic? - does not sound right!!

Bari Combs
Bari Combs 5pts

And I really loved that bulletproof coffee

Bari Combs
Bari Combs 5pts

Personal experience gave me extra weight and high cholesterol. No joke. Not for everyone.

Shivaraj Ujjanikoppa
Shivaraj Ujjanikoppa 5pts

We r happy the tips u r sending.Make the tips short.Nd how to use abailibility of the tjings easily.

Judi Ann Barrett
Judi Ann Barrett 5pts

I drink bullet proof coffee I had to cut the butter down but it's good and filling. The top gets frothy.

Hana Viktoria Fogl
Hana Viktoria Fogl 5pts

i put coconut oil in my coffee … butter is way took heavy … and it is yuk … and our body does not need it actually … well at least my body doesnt

Evelyn Singh
Evelyn Singh 5pts

I do not see diet as bulletproof I think you should be concussion on how you eat and what you eat

Hailey Anderson
Hailey Anderson 5pts

No diet is truely bulletproof. Everything has flaws. I used to be overweight. For any ladies having trouble with losing weight, I recommend reading http://inersche.com/2015/03/29/the-venus-factor-a-review/ a review of a weight loss program called The Venus Factor. This program focuses on a hormone called “leptin” that is more concentrated in women. I can’t stress enough that women should try this before wasting her money on things that don’t work. It changed my life..

Carol-Anne Turner
Carol-Anne Turner 5pts

Very similar to Banting Diet, by Tim Noakes and the health benefits are good.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Why not give it a try and then give a verdict?

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Blessed Kaos Absolutely!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Raymond Spartz Thanks for sharing! :)

Gema Browne
Gema Browne 5pts

Butter in coffee? I can't think of anything more disgusting \U0001f61d

Tanesha Smelser
Tanesha Smelser 5pts

I was a hardcore vegan for 10 years, until I developed cystic acne and Hashimotos. I had to evaluate everything in my life. Added back animal protein, high quality fats, but the damage I did yo my body is a life long battle. I'd discourage a vegan diet, coming from someone who breathed veganism. Hflc has helped me regain some of what I lost to the previous 10 years

Caroline Satterthwaite
Caroline Satterthwaite 5pts

co·in·ci·dence kōˈinsədəns/ noun 1. a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.synonyms: accident, chance:)

Raymond Spartz
Raymond Spartz 5pts

Been bulletproof for almost a year now. 75% of my calories come through fat, gf butter, coconut oil, ghee, etc - leanest I've ever been and I'm building muscle without getting fat.

Charles M Van Horn
Charles M Van Horn 5pts

tests from biased scientists who are paid very nicely TO speak ill of a plant based diet, lol. I love when I see such ignorant comments.

Shannon Jones
Shannon Jones 5pts

It definitely isn't using processed butter out of a plastic little tub like in the photo!! \U0001f635

Blessed Kaos
Blessed Kaos 5pts

LOL, no fad! It makes total sense and you get the much needed animal fats for your brain. Tests of followers is proof these fats work. Meanwhile there are tons of test showing the detriments of plant only diets.

Purnima Zrz Gurung
Purnima Zrz Gurung 5pts

Is just a Fad.... Tricking u to thinking u r consuming less calories. .. As a result leaves u half hungry....