It may sound crazy, but this is the best thing. I had it for breakfast and it kept me going the entire day. Not in a hyper-caffeine buzz way, but a steady good energy balance.
I already follow a mostly ketogenic diet so this REALLY works for me.
Make coffee as usual, and add 1 tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs butter. Stir. The fat floats to the top but it tastes wonderful. Totally takes away the bitterness of the coffee and makes it very smooth. No sugar.
I never thought of putting butter or coconut oil in my coffee before but after reading raves about it, I'm hooked. The taste was pleasant, no bad texture, and incredible energy and a fullness against hunger.
Nice, OP. I eat a low carb diet, but am not a coffee drinker. I've read a fair amount about this drink and was curious about the effects. Most people don't understand about fat burning.
So your energy level was pretty good on one morning drink? Did you have any more coffee that day?
R9. There is something about the medium-chain triglycerides that is beneficial. All I know is I have an amazing amount of subtle energy and it's very long lasting.
This gives me a "full" feeling as if I've eaten, yet it totally kills my appetite until noon. I try to make myself eat a small amount of protein or berries or something in the morning, however, just to avoid "coffee tummy".
I'll bet your poops slide right out...
I don't know about adding butter and coconut oil -- isn't the old standby cream good enough (I do love that in my coffee). I can believe that the combination of fat, caffeine and the antioxidants in coffee may turbocharge you for the day.
But I have tried the Tibetan tea enriched with butter and salt that's mentioned in the articles, and it is DISGUSTING. I have a strong stomach, so I've tried the stuff more than once, but I cannot take more than a few sips without wanting to spit.
It does, R13!
makes terrible iced bulletproof coffe....lol
Keotgenic is a high fat low carb lifestyle. Dave Asprey lost 100 pounds on it but if you look at the actual time line of when he was 300 pounds to 250 to 200 it spans a decade so I am not sure he can claim that. He is along the same lines as Tim Ferris - they claim to have "hacked" the body and know all these things to make you smarter, stronger, younger etc. It's the new trend in diet and fitness to appeal to the male ego. Do my lifestyle and you will be like me. Well Dave, you were a millionaire venture capitalist when you were 300 pounds (Dave claims to have spent 250K learning all these hacks) and now you spend your time being a motivational speaker about..bulletproof life. Seems he made more money on the doughnut diet.
R9, no more coffee that day. I only have the one cup - 6-7 ounces maybe.
Can you use Crisco instead?
I did it this morning. It was delicious. It's pretty amazing the energy and fullness I feel. I only had one cup. Normally by this time of day I'd be craving my 3rd cup. I can't bring myself to eat in the morning and then finally gorge at night. So, thanks OP, I think you solved a major problem for me.
So basically the assumption is that coconut oil and butter provide energy?
This is as bad as adding mixers or ice to your whiskey; they take up too much room in the glass.
So yeah can you clarify the point of this so called bulletproof coffee...the butter and coconut oil give you more energy and/or its a appetite suppressant?
To be quite frank say you have your morning coffee anywhere between 7-9am...do you really need that much of an appetite suppressant until 12-1pm? You even said you snack on berries and high in protein foods anywhere whilst drinking the bulletproof coffee in the morning.
I think i'd rather just have a plain coffee and um have a normal appetite which will come ringing at noon and uh also without a whole heap of fat. So what if it gives you 'energy'? You're gonna need it to burn off that fat
If you make your coffee thick enough in a French press, it has enough oil to give you glistening shits without the need for new must-have purchases.
Plus, you're buzzing like a fiend all day.
can you do a bulletproof coffee enema?
[quote]I'll bet your poops slide right out...
Mine do too!
What is the "coffee enema" joke? From context, I get that it's funny, or should be funny, but who would give himself a coffee enema?
Benefits of Coffee Retention Enemas
Ø Clean and heal the colon
Ø Detoxify the liver and colon and help rebuild the liver.
Ø Reduce many types of pain.
Ø Help eliminate many parasites.
Ø Reduce and get rid of many symptoms of general toxicity. Since toxicity is the cause of dozens of common symptoms from arthritis to cancer, coffee enemas help with many, if not most diseases and conditions.
Ø Help with depression, confusion, and general nervous tension.
Ø Increase mental clarity, improve energy levels, increase joy and happiness, improve digestion, reduce anger, and more.
DOES IT WORK WITH DECAF??
I did coffee enemas last year when I did a 30 day juice fast and it was pretty scary what came out of me.
Dear Lord in Heaven!
Jesus Christ! Stop wasting my Franzia!
omg I peed.
Some alternative cancer treatment protocols include coffee enemas.
Isn't Bulletproof Coffee the idea behind Starbucks' ban on guns in their coffee shops?
This is complete bullshit. The OP is likely a frau who trolls those low carb/Atkins discussion forums.
My boyfriend found this concept interesting so we went to Whole Foods, got some unsalted butter and and friggen $6 jar of "virgin" coconut oil.
You get nothing but a big cup of greasy coffee that has a nice coconut scent. All the grease/fat leaves a nasty ring in your coffee mug.
You get absolutely NOTHING out of this except having to take a dump within an hour, (which, for those who may want to know, leaves a greasy poo ring in your toilet).
There was absolutely no feeling of being full or not wanting to eat outside of whatever typical morning rush your coffee gives you.
Coconut? When did I eat coconut?
[quote]You get absolutely NOTHING out of this except having to take a dump within an hour, (which, for those who may want to know, leaves a greasy poo ring in your toilet).
Shouldn't have been sipping my bulletproof coffee while reading that.
Is a poo ring like a coffee ring??
I find that pure (strongly flavored) coconut oil goes really well with caffeinated chai tea. The flavors totally work. But not so much with coffee.
Pure butter in coffee, on the other hand... MMMMM.
I'm laughing pretty hard here reading this thread – at the same time is both fascinating of repellent!
You are adulterating beautiful coffee with two fats in an effort to gain energy and lose weight.
In the future, ALLCAPS won't be the signature of a loud ranting loon; it will be the side-effect of jittery sausage fingers pounding on the keyboard.
I'm thinking of trying this. So, what's the verdict from those of you who've been doing it for a while. Did you lose weight?
Also, would it work the same way in place of lunch instead of bfst, or would you be too wired to get to sleep at night? I like my current breakfast and the energy it gives me to work out afterward (regular coffee w/cream, oatmeal pancake, small tomato). I think bulletproof coffee would be a great way to curb my appetite at mid-day so that I only feel like eating one other small meal (dinner).
[quote] " Yes, I even cradled my mug a couple of times!...."
[bold] MARY! [/bold]
I drink buttered tea and it works, but the guy who claims to have invented bulletproof coffee is full of himself. He's one of those motivational speakers, who is short on skills and long on ego. He likes to be able to bs all day rather than get a real job. And so long as people pay him for his products or performances, he can do it.
You need to use pasture butter (from grass fed dairy cows).
Would ghee work? I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'll try it with tea.
Jesus, this thread is a year old and I hadn't ever heard about this before. Does it really work or is more bullshit?
What a load of shit.
And don't even start about coffee enemas. Those have long been a favorite among the real health nut fringe.
The colon doesn't need help cleaning itself. This notion that you're doing something good by flooding it with any liquid is another example of the ways in which people are made fools of because no one gets a decent education in simple science/biology anymore. Everyone's a naive target for infommercial loons.
Don't those colonics result in ridding yourself of good bacteria?