I wake up at about 5am for work, so if I don't have anything to eat until 9:30 or 10, I've done 14-15 hours of fasting (counting from the time I finish dinner in the evening, usually around 7pm). If I have coffee with butter in it or an almond milk latte on my way to work, then it's only a 12-hour fast since I start work at 7am.
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde
Start date: 7-5-12
GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100
"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
Henri Frederic Amiel
I have a bullet coffee every morning (8oz/coffee + 1 ounce 35% cream) x 2 coffees. I eat lunch at 1pm (2 fried eggs and 3 strips bacon), and finish off with dinner around 5pm (4 ozs meat + 3 veggies + glass red wine). My calories are approx 1200 per day. I don't snack and I walk, sprint or lift daily. I'm around 4 lbs shy of goal weight, and continue to drop inches. My well-meaning friends whisper in my ear: "Don't lose any more weight" but I don't pay attention to 99% of individuals who are overweight anyway. I'm letting my body find it's natural set point as I avoid all grains, sugar and processed foods. We'll see where the body lands. /Lu
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.
I love the bulletproof coffee, and how much butter I put in it depends on the day. If I am feeling particularly tired or hungry I'll put more in. I know a lot of people think the upgraded coffee beans are expensive, but I think the beans are the most important part of the coffee and I get a better feeling from them compared to other ones I have tried. I have been doing intermittent fasting with the BPC for almost a month now, and if I skip my bulletproof coffee in the a.m., I get super hungry.
It took me about 10 days to really get used to the IF with BP Coffee but now it seems so natural I feel like I could do it forever! I am blogging about my experience doing the bulletproof coffee, intermittent fasting, and the paleo diet. If you guys are interested please visit my blog: Bulletproof Coffee and Bullet Proof Diet Review
I love this forum, I have learned so much from everybody and I just want to say thanks to everybody that contributes!
*Put butter into mug. Put mug into pot of boiling water. When butter melts, turn off the heat. Pour the butter into a plastic freezer baggie with a corner pointing down. Let the bag sit in the warm water for 10 minutes to separate the white (milk) and yellow (butter) layers. Snip a tiny corner of the bag and let the white milk run out. Quickly move the bag to another container to collect the yellow butter. Refrigerate.
5'0" female, 42 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Current weight: 109 lbs because of travel.
MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.
Using any starbucks or commonly available coffee defeats the purpose of this. It CAN be done this way, but the balance of things hinges on 3 main things:
MOLD and Fermentation free coffee (most sprouts, or specialty stores feature organically grown, nonfermented mold free beans.
Grass fed UNSALTED butter
MCT or organic coconut oil.
Using these 3 things, you get MORE caffeine, more energy than a redbull, PLUS the benefit of having a diminished appetite, and burn fat when having your coffee.
I agree with this. When I first started making Bulletproof coffee I would bring butter and coconut oil to work and make it with the cheap break room coffee. It still had some positive effects, but also caused stomach discomfort and jitters. Switching to a higher quality coffee (Guatemalan coffee from Sprouts in my case) increases the positive effects and mostly eliminates the negative. It seems like there may be something to the theory about mold and toxins in cheap coffee, at least from personal experience. It is expensive, but it would be interesting to try some of the Upgraded coffee some time so see if additional improvements are possible.
Most of the coffee in NYC is absolute crap, so I actually order from the bulletproof site.
I've been carrying butter with me when I go out of town on the weekends, but buttered convenience store coffee just makes me groggy and foggy... espresso's a lot better (the bulletproof site suggests espresso if you can't get clean beans/brew), but I just ordered a travel grinder and press for going out of town (which I do almost weekly) so I can better control the quality of my coffee.