"Almost everything you know about health, diets and all the other things that you're meant to be doing to keep healthy are absolutely dead wrong.
We're eating ourselves to death and we're bringing our kids up on this crap. And so we're setting the stage for them to die early. We are now looking at the first generation of children who will die earlier than their parents.
This has never happened in human history. It's just unacceptable and we can't afford it and our little humans deserve better than to be brought into this world only to be set up to die of diseases they don't have to get. "
-- Dr. Robin Willcourt
We already have a Bulletproof Travel post, but we felt it needed updating. Zach recently traveled to Bologna and Venice to shoot, and we felt it would be good to post another blog on traveling Bulletproof.-- You travel more and learn new ways to Bulletproof better. This is going to be a quick post. Before anything else, read this post first if you're not convinced Bulletproofing while traveling is worth it.
Bulletproofing requires a significant amount of pre-work, but like we always say, it is MORE than worth it. Here's a quick checklist we prepared to help you make sure you have everything you need.
I can't recall exactly who said it on Asprey's blog, but they said "Starting Bulletproof coffee is the end of packing light." Is it a hassle? ABSOLUTELY. Is it worth the effort? MORE THAN I CAN RAVE ABOUT.
Traveling is always great, but it really does take a toll on your system, and having this one thing in your favor is an invaluable plus.
4. Bring your ammo: hand blender or Contigo thermal mug. Because we are such Bulletproof Junkies, (and reverends of this cult haha) we bought ahand blender. It works so well and is so easy to clean up and is portable. We bought a Black and Decker one for around 2000. Well worth the investment. Asprey though, put together this super rock-and-roll method of making Bulletproof Coffee on the go.
You can use any good quality Arabica, as close to the farm as possible. Of course, we recommend our ownSagada Dark Roast which you can order on this site. For this, you will need a Contigo mug, as I previously mentioned which you can purchase at any S and R. Please do not use a cheap plastic mug. Hot liquids, shaking. Not fun.
This run and gun way of doing Bulletproof Coffee basically involves brewing the coffee, putting the butter and MCT and shaking vigorously as you can for 30 seconds to break down the fat. Please don't shortcut this step and just mix it as you will have HORRID coffee. Don't blame us haha. Also, make sure the coffee is piping hot when you do this, as otherwise, it won't break the fat down either. This method is NOT BAD, but it isn't as great as your creamy, blended standard Bulletproof Coffee, but it is definitely a worthy substitute.
So with that, I end this blog and resume errands and daunting packing responsibilities. Ta ta for now!
How does it taste, really?
A lot of people who ask us about Bulletproof Coffee ask the most obvious question that comes to mind when you hear the words "butter" "coffee" and "oil" in one sentence: "How does it taste?"
Done right, it tastes like the best latte you've ever had.
Just as "How does it taste?" is the usual first question, the first response we get on the morning of their first cup of Bulletproof Joe is "It was so good!". Asprey wasn't kidding when he said it tastes like the best latte you've ever had. Put some cinnamon on top, and you're set for life. I think the fact that it tastes so great is one of the biggest reasons why sticking to Bulletproof Coffee is easy. You almost look for it. It's not an acquired taste. Even non-coffee drinkers take to it almost upon the first sip.
A lot of the people who want to try Bulletproof Coffee have one fundamental issue with it: they don't know how to brew coffee; and they aren't coffee drinkers. This is why this post exists. DISCLAIMER: We aren't coffee experts, but we do know enough to teach those who are strangers to brewing.
For every cup of coffee, you generally use a heaping tablespoon of coffee for every 6oz (200 ml, roughly) of water. If you've never brewed coffee before, start here, and add or subtract according to your taste.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is when your body shifts to using fat as energy, and yes, it uses YOUR fat. (No I didn’t say you’re fat). But if you’re here because you’re looking to lose your fat, then say hello to Ketosis.
"What's bacteria got to do with it?" If you just did a Tina Turner Impression, high five!
One of the biggest lightbulb moments we've had getting on the Bulletproof Diet is how important gut bacteria is. Apparently, this is a key part of why the Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet works.
Studies have shown that our weight and what we crave has a lot to do with the bacteria in our gut, and is not limited to the calorie intake and exercise equation.
Gut bacteria influences what you crave, how much you overeat, insulin resistance and metabolic function.
Solution No. 1: Wait til you get on full force Bulletproof Coffee
Starting on Bulletproof Coffee, as with all new endeavors, takes a bit of adjustment. If you've read our cheat sheet, you know that you should be starting with 1 tsp MCT on Day 1, 2 tsp. MCT day 2, then a full tbsp (3 tsp) on the third day. This is because if you do it full force, the MCT can cause what Asprey fondly calls disaster pants. Nobody likes that. So expect hunger pangs, but you'll notice they aren't the "hangry" kind, where you're hypoglycemic and angry at the world - trust me. Hangry is was my middle name. Hang tight til you get to full strength BP coffee and it should get better.
We get asked this question a lot, particularly by those who are just starting out. This begs the question: Why do you need to blend it at all?
Blending breaks the fats down (butter and the oil) so that it's best absorbed by the body. Asprey says biting a chunk of butter from the bar itself doesn't quite have the same effects as a proper Bulletproof coffee.
A lot of our friends have decided to give Bulletproof coffee a go, and like with any new undertaking, most of them were overwhelmed. Which is why, since one of our friends called us “reverends” of the “Bulletproof Coffee cult”, we thought it was only fitting that we set this site up to help those who are trying it out for the first time, and to provide a place where we can share where we get our haul, discuss kinks and figure it out together.