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    bulletproof tea??

    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsj111 View Post
    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...
    It's here the magic comes into play, so don't worry too much about it! Some critical voices will try to tell you that that 75 gram of butter contain close to 700 kcal and that you can eat 4 canned tuna in water or 9 whole eggs instead for the same amount of calories. But donít listen to those skeptics! Pure butter will keep you in ketosis and thatís what really matters here, so just put your butter in your tea and try not to overthink it!

    You should try my bulletproof morning soupô btw, it will fill you up and keep you full until dinner and you will also stay in ketosis and you will lose 2 pound of weight every day! Here is the receipt: One cube of vegetable broth, 120 gram of organic butter from grass fed cows, and one teaspoon of oregano some sea salt. Water. It is very important that the butter is made from grass fed cows, don't forget about that!

    Enjoy the morning soup and your dietÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    Pure butter will keep you in ketosis and thatís what really matters here,

    You should try my bulletproof morning soupô
    Do you have a recipe for your soup?

    I agree with owly. 700 calories of fat will make a woman or a small man gain weight, ketosis or not. The idea of eating-all-the-fat-you-want works well with big guys, young guys, or guys who work out a lot. Everybody else...gains weight. Bulletproof coffee/tea/hot cocoa is especially dangerous in this respect because it's a very easy way to wolf down calories without knowing it.

    It's okay to start with salted butter IF you clarify it and use the clarified stuff in the bulletproof tea. All the salt concentrates in the milky layer and gets thrown out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide View Post
    Do you have a recipe for your soup?
    The receipt is a stated in my posting; One cube of vegetable broth, 120 gram of organic butter from grass fed cows, and one teaspoon of oregano and some sea salt. Water. It's a fat-soup for people that want to stay in ketosis and lose weight, and since it is bulletproof you can't lose!!!

    The only thing to remember is that you need to chop wood or pull a sledge for more than 12 hours per day, but if you remember to do that, you may lose 2 pound per day on this soup…

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