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  • #31
    I can't drink coffee, so I've never tried this. I hear a few people do bulletproof tea. I understand in Tibet they drink buttered tea with yak butter, which is not available locally.

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    • #32
      This was in my inbox this morning:

      Should I Drink Bulletproof Coffee?
      65lbs gone and counting!!

      Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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      • #33
        Just made myself some bulletproof tea with a tbsp of kerrygold butter, a tbsp of organic coconut oil and some stevia. It turned out better than expected.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
          LMAO, cream breaks your fast but butter doesn't? It's calories that break your fast not the specific food!!!! Sorry to break this to you but 2 tablespoons of butter is breaking your fast ~200 calories.
          If you read the theory behind this on the Bulletproof executive site, "breaking the fast" in this case refers to the body's resoponse to fat, sugar, or protien. Pure fat in the absense of sugar or protein does not trigger the same response in the body which, according to the theory, allows you to remain in a "fasted" state while still consuming small amounts of fat calories (plus caffiene and the benefits of MCTs) for energy and mental clarity.

          The real test is to try it and see. From personal experience, I can definitely feel a change when I consume carbs or protein during a fast, but fat, even without the caffiene and MCTs, does not move me out of that "fasted" state. If you go by a strict literal definition of fasting then sure, you are breaking the fast by consuming calories, but the focus should be on obtimizing the body's response or lack of response, not adhering to a textbook definition.

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          • #35
            Some thoughts on the Bulletproof coffee:

            Breaking a fast: Fernaldo is right. Yo hello folks, we're supposed to be FAT BURNERS, right? Therefore, FAT IS FOOD and CONSUMING FAT is breaking a fast. And no, it doesn't matter if the butter is melted.

            A good compromise on the mixing method: Make the BP coffee at home with the blender put it in the fridge at work. Microwave to heat it, and then shake it up. Since it's been pre-blended, simple warming and shaking is enough to mix it again. I've made BPC the night before without losing much quality.

            Any fair trade coffee will work. I think the butter is more important than the coffee. Use grass fed, and it's better if it's clarified.

            Butter and heavy cream are NOT the same thing. Cream still has whey and milk. To make butter, you whip cream but then you have to squeeze out the watery milk and whey. Even the best butter has 10% milky stuff (which is why I clarify it).

            eKatherine, can you have chocolate? You can make Bulletproof hot cocoa too. Just use cocoa powder and water instead of coffee. I've had some success with bulletproof tea too, best with a strong black tea.
            Last edited by oxide; 04-04-2013, 09:08 AM.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by gopintos View Post
              This was in my inbox this morning:

              Should I Drink Bulletproof Coffee?
              I am actually very (pleasantly) surprised to see mainstream advice going along with what we all already know. I really did not expect that article to recommend that the person try it.

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              • #37
                Just tried it with 2 tablespoons of ghee but I'm still very hungry... granted, I'm coming off of a major cheat day yesterday (ugh)... is it possible that's why the fat alone isn't satiating me?

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                • #38
                  When a person wakes up in the morning his body burn stored body fat and glucose from glycogen. When drinking bulletproof coffee the body also starts to burn incoming fat from the butter and shut down on the burning of stored body fat. True story folks, when taking in dietary fat, less body fat will be burned from your bodies, if that’s the point!
                  "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                  - Schopenhauer

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Markbt View Post
                    If you read the theory behind this on the Bulletproof executive site, "breaking the fast" in this case refers to the body's resoponse to fat, sugar, or protien. Pure fat in the absense of sugar or protein does not trigger the same response in the body which, according to the theory, allows you to remain in a "fasted" state while still consuming small amounts of fat calories (plus caffiene and the benefits of MCTs) for energy and mental clarity.

                    The real test is to try it and see. From personal experience, I can definitely feel a change when I consume carbs or protein during a fast, but fat, even without the caffiene and MCTs, does not move me out of that "fasted" state. If you go by a strict literal definition of fasting then sure, you are breaking the fast by consuming calories, but the focus should be on obtimizing the body's response or lack of response, not adhering to a textbook definition.
                    The whole point of a fast is your body is drawing from stored fat and using it for energy. As soon as you eat something (carbs/fat/protein), this is no longer the case. The actual point to fasting is, wait for it, FASTING!!!! There is no such thing as partial fasting. You're not fasting.
                    "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
                      The whole point of a fast is your body is drawing from stored fat and using it for energy. As soon as you eat something (carbs/fat/protein), this is no longer the case. The actual point to fasting is, wait for it, FASTING!!!! There is no such thing as partial fasting. You're not fasting.
                      You missed the entire point of what I wrote and the entire point of bulletproof fasting. Whether you call it fasting or not, consuming only small amounts of fat calories has drastically different effects than consuming any amount of protein or sugar calories.

                      Normally the point of fasting is to achieve something, not just fasting for the sake of the definition of fasting. This is a method to achieve something. If you aren't interested in that then don't do it. If you are interested but want to call it something else to preserve the precious definition of fasting, thats fine also.

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                      • #41
                        I start every morning with my bulletproof coffee. I get out of bed after a restful 10 hour sleep, and run to the coffee maker--- this is truly my comfort food. I'm a crankster if I don't get my BP Cafe!
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                        F, 48, 5'10"
                        Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                        Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                        Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                        • #42
                          I wish I could afford 10 hours of sleep every night. That sounds wonderful. I've made BPC a few times with coconut oil. It's pretty good, but I'm too lazy to use my blender and clean it every morning. I put cream in my coffee and call it good. I do an ADF protocol. Can't honestly say I care if 100 cals of cream in the morning technically breaks my fast.
                          The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by BoldAsLove View Post
                            I've jumped on the Bulletproof coffee bandwagon. For the last three days, I've had 1tbsp grassfed butter (not Kerrygold, some Icelandic brand) with my morning coffee. The resulting energy and mental clarity is amazing! During the morning hours I've been completely awake and focused/interested in my work. The feeling is similar to when I used to (ill-advisedly) take adderall as a college kid to pump out 30 page papers overnight - albeit via a much much healthier means. I suppose my body was screaming for MOAR FAT?
                            1 TBSP is not bulletproof, lol.

                            Real bulletproof is like 4-8 TBSP and MCT oil.
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by The Rebooted Body View Post
                              1 TBSP is not bulletproof, lol.

                              Real bulletproof is like 4-8 TBSP and MCT oil.
                              I call mine butter coffee because I'm a-scared that some big macho studly dude who knows more about my metabolism than I do will make fun of me in a health forum. [/sarcasm]
                              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                                I call mine butter coffee because I'm a-scared that some big macho studly dude who knows more about my metabolism than I do will make fun of me in a health forum. [/sarcasm]
                                XD

                                I call mine bulletproof and I used to use 1 Tbsp each of butter and coconut oil.

                                Don't do it anymore, though. I still favor a smidgen of cream when it comes to coffee, I've come to realize.
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