I’m now on week 2 of my diet consisting of Bulletproof coffee , grass-fed beef, other proteins, vegetables and occasional carbs (about 10% of my DV) and I feel amazing. My daily routine looks something like this:
- Breakfast 8:00am — Bulletproof Coffee: 350mL single origin, high altitude coffee (sticking to the protocol.. although it does seem a little.. ahem.. pretentious), 1.5 tablespoon grass fed butter, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, blended
- Lunch 12:30pm — Grass-fed beef, Broccoli
- Dinner 1 6:00pm — Sardines and 2 eggs, veggies
- Dinner 2 9:00pm — Grass-fed beef or other protein, Broccoli
Keeping the meal plans simple
has definitely helped me stick to it. During these last 2 weeks, the energy provided by the change in diet was very clear and consistent level throughout the day. On top of that, I never had hunger pangs that normally plagues me after work.
While I was experimenting with this diet, I also researched on whether the claims surrounding it were valid. Aren’t fats unhealthy? Don’t they cause high cholesterol, which causes heart disease? These were nagging questions in the back of my mind while I was convincing myself that the cup of 2.5 tablespoon of fat I was drinking every morning was not slowly raping my insides.
Bulletproof Coffee Fats:
Conventional wisdom states that fat is evil. Every now and again, somebody you know will refuse to eat something because it is too “fatty.” It’s basically become synonymous with obesity and heart attacks. Apparently, this whole notion that high amounts of fat in our diet is terrible, stemmed from a research done by a scientist named Ancel Keys
. In his research, he hypothesized that death from heart disease correlated to the amount of fats in our daily intake.
This resulted in his Seven Countries Study
. In the study, Keys showed correlation between dietary fats and atherosclerosis
(crap stuck in your arteries, causing cardiovascular disease); this caused a revolution against fats in our food — even today. What Keys failed to unveil in his study, however, was that the original data actually consisted of twenty two countries. The final result diminished to seven because the other fifteen did not meet the correlation he expected. He cherry picked his data..
Keys’ data for the six countries he studied and their relations to heart disease and dietary fat intake.
The actual data Keys had accessed to but cherry picked from to match his hypothesis.
A quick Google about saturated fats and health will provide links about how they’re not to blame for atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. It’s actually on the contrary according to the data. In societies where fats make up a large portion of their diets like the Masai tribe, Inuits and Tokelau, where their diets consists of 60-75% fat, they actually have the lowest risk of heart disease.
Good news! I now have peace of mind to allow a higher fat intake than I thought possible. Of course it’s important to keep carbs on the lower side while on this diet so the body doesn’t go full retard. The cherry on top? Grass-fed butter is delicious on everything!