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  • #16
    I love my bulletproof coffee. Obviously you can "abuse" it and yes, it won't work for you if you just have it in combination with everything else, but for me it's a very good "breakfast" and keeps me going until 1-2pm. I use it with one tablespoon of coconut oil and just a little bit of butter (10-20g max), not the massive quantities some other people use.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Miss Understood View Post
      It's not oily. You're supposed to mix it in a blender. It ends up smooth and creamy like a latte.
      Did not know that! Too bad I saw your post after I drank my BP coffee. I went back to ghee (over coconut oil) this morning and I really do like it better. I paid $20 at Williams-Sonoma for a battery powered frother (BonJour Primo Latte) that still works like a charm 3 years later.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by PHaselow View Post
        I went back to ghee (over coconut oil)
        The idea behind BP coffee, rather than just butter coffee, is that with using MCT oil promotes ketogenisis by producing more ketones. It also raises mTOR 3 ways - IFing, exercise, BP coffee - according to BPcoffee dude.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by gopintos View Post
          The idea behind BP coffee, rather than just butter coffee, is that with using MCT oil promotes ketogenisis by producing more ketones. It also raises mTOR 3 ways - IFing, exercise, BP coffee - according to BPcoffee dude.
          This what gets me though. How are staying fasted by fat in your coffee that is in upwards of 100 calories? Does this not break the fast? Why not just eat a banana or apple or carrots if you need to hold yourself over until a bigger meal? What's the difference?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
            This what gets me though. How are staying fasted by fat in your coffee that is in upwards of 100 calories? Does this not break the fast? Why not just eat a banana or apple or carrots if you need to hold yourself over until a bigger meal? What's the difference?
            The THEORY is that pure fat, no carbs or protein, does not interrupt the ketosis. In fact it help promote ketone production. I'm not sure if I buy that one either.

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            • #21
              All I got to say is ....Coconut Cream.....stuff is AWESOME! I'm one of those people who can't handle coconut oil by the spoonful. I don't much love butter in my coffee either. I DO like heavy cream in my coffee, BUT the coconut cream lets me get that ever so valued coconut fatty acid profile that I've been missing . If you can I highly recommend using plenty of it in your coffee, especially if shooting for that ketotic kick. I'll be honest, I'm not exactly aiming for ketosis, but I find that coconut fat has enough positive attributes that just finding a way to have incorporated more of it makes me happy.

              Oh, and I'm also not a fan of that coconut oil slick that you get when trying to put coconut oil in the coffee.....blah!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post

                Oh, and I'm also not a fan of that coconut oil slick that you get when trying to put coconut oil in the coffee.....blah!
                Blending takes care of that...

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                • #23
                  Make sure it's unsalted butter. Many use Kerrygold. I use an inexpensive battery operated frother. I use a tablespoon or a little less of the butter and put it in my cup, fill the cup about half full or a little less with hot coffee, froth and then add the rest of the coffee. It's not much different than using heavy cream except maybe a little fattier. I've also done this with the brewing chocolate aka Crio Bru, Choffy, or roasted cacao beans from Chocolate Alchemy (3 brands I'm aware of). This not something I do everyday. It's more of a treat for me.

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                  • #24
                    When I first read about this coffee I thought you were all nuts! But I have to say, I tried it yesterday and I'm hooked! I thought, how odd that it tastes that good! anyway, I worked out this morning, then had the coffee and it's now almost 11:30 and I'm just now getting hungry. I really suffer from Low Blood Sugar ( I might even be Hypoglycemic) so it's very hard for me to go long without food. This might be a big help for me to get some more fat in my diet.

                    Thanks for this great tasting tip!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                      This what gets me though. How are staying fasted by fat in your coffee that is in upwards of 100 calories? Does this not break the fast? Why not just eat a banana or apple or carrots if you need to hold yourself over until a bigger meal? What's the difference?
                      I would also say that having the carbs in the banana or apple would get you straight out of ketosis, AND would produce enough of an insulin response that you'll struggle to keep going another few hours without eating. Having a meal of pure fat, on the other hand, should keep you in ketosis and thus fat burning, AND should keep you satiated so you won't need to eat for another few hours.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Iron Fireling View Post
                        I would also say that having the carbs in the banana or apple would get you straight out of ketosis, AND would produce enough of an insulin response that you'll struggle to keep going another few hours without eating. Having a meal of pure fat, on the other hand, should keep you in ketosis and thus fat burning, AND should keep you satiated so you won't need to eat for another few hours.
                        The insulinogenic effects of dairy in your coffee can accomplish the same thing as an apple.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                          I read through the original topic on it long ago and i see topics about pop up up every now and then but im still confused as to why people are putting butter their coffee.
                          Coffee with butter??? I canít imagine mixing butter with coffee. Normally I use cream to enhance its flavor.

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                          • #28
                            Is That Really O?

                            Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
                            The insulinogenic effects of dairy in your coffee can accomplish the same thing as an apple.
                            Do you mean that having cream in coffee will take one out of ketosis? Will coconut oil or mct do the same thing?

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                            • #29
                              Coconut milk in mine, for the ketones. 420 calories, almost all fat - no insulin spike (conflicting info abounds!). Appetite not just curbed, but fuel provided for real life working energy. Often enough, I just eat it with my food, though, since the whole 'one meal a day' thing sort of dictates that. But I sometimes drink it while "fasting" since it's all fat anyway.
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                              • #30
                                Do you mean that having cream in coffee will take one out of ketosis? Will coconut oil or mct do the same thing?
                                Heavy cream won't, it's mostly fat, very low protein & lactose. Milk is far more insulinogenic and could well take you out. Coconut Oil and MCT won't, again almost all fat.

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