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    bulletproof tea??

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    Hi im new to this, have had a lot of questions and been trying to learn as much as i can.
    anyway, i was just talking to a friend that told me he was putting 3/4 a stick of butter in his morning coffee and eating very little if anything until dinner, which wasnt a big meal either. and said he's lost over 10lbs. so i looked into the bulletproof coffee thing and from what im understanding, its supposed to be a big energy boost in the morning and keep you pretty full the rest of the day.

    I'm trying to loose weight, im male, 5'10 normally around 155 and want to get to around 140-145. im currently at about 150-151, and have been kinda stuck here. im usually eating mixed veggies and eggs in the morning and a small amount of fruit. then veggies in the afternoon, and usually some kind of meat(usually chicken or salmon) and some more veggies for dinner. i havent been as active as normal this week so that might be part of my problem. its been about 5 days since i started. dropped the initial 3lbs or so very quickly.

    so anyway, first question is, would the bulletproof coffee thing be a good idea for me to try? in my little bit of research its been hard to tell if its a weight loss thing or more of an energy booster. and if so any tips on my daily diet/meals to help with the goal of loosing weight? should i use butter? cream? certain oils?

    and my other question is can you do this with tea? i love teas and feel like this would be great with chai and other black teas.

    any tips would be great, thanks!

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    To answer your 2nd question, you can certainly add butter to your tea. In fact, in the Himalayas the locals drink yak's butter tea. I've found unsalted is better ;-)
    Didn't really like it with coconut oil though.

    I don't know the science behind the bulletproof coffee, but we are naturally generally in a ketotic state when we wake after fasting all night, so having fat first thing would fuel that state. Especially the medium chain triglycerides in the coconut oil, which are readily used to produce ketones iirc.
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    For some people, drinking that much fat will decrease appetite, the OP said his friend lasted until dinner with his coffee, which is a pretty good fast. I don't know if it'll work the same way for everyone, especially those of us who are in the small side or those who need food for satiety.
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    Sounds like my kinda tea! I don't like coffee, so I've been thinking about this bulletproof tea.
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    How do people add 80-120 grams of fat to coffee and not crap their brains out? Seems like it would be the perfect laxative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    How do people add 80-120 grams of fat to coffee and not crap their brains out? Seems like it would be the perfect laxative.
    n=1 is best. why don't you give it a go and report back your findings? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    How do people add 80-120 grams of fat to coffee and not crap their brains out? Seems like it would be the perfect laxative.
    uh... the same way I add 1/2c heavy cream to my protein shake every morning and run all day like a champ?

    same difference, right? Fat is fat
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    I've been drinking some kind of bulletproof coffee for breakfast for the last 8 months. Mostly because it's convenient (time-saver), I don't like to really eat in the morning, and prolonging the ketogenic state keeps my mind at peace. It's "some sort of bulletproof coffee" as there's no coconut oil or butter in it but plain full cream. Two cups of Joe gives me 250ml of full cream so that's 830+kcal; 90% from fat. Keeps me satiated from 7am-1pm. I'm 5"10; 154lbs; +/- 10% bf. Next to eating my carbs at night I think it's the main cause of me being leaned out more while sustaining muscle mass.

    As I remember, in the beginning the stuff coming out of the other end was pretty liquid but after a week (maybe even a couple of days) that went away.
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    If that's all they're consuming all day until dinner and if the person is overweight then it's certainly possible to lose weight while eating that much fat in one sitting.
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    im still pretty confused about this.

    first, how can be consuming like 75 grams of fat in one sitting make you loose weight? i understand it boosts your energy but thats a ton of fat. i just dont get it...

    and what does the rest of your diet look like? do you only drink the bulletproof coffee? like treat it kind of like a fast?
    do you skip lunch and just have dinner? just eat small portions the rest of the day? or do you continue on your normal diet?

    is there any reason to use coffee over tea? does the coffee give you something tea cannot? or is the coffee basically something to make it easy to consume the butter?

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