035 – Converting to Bulletproof Coffee

In one of my past posts I talked about my morning routine and my love for the morning coffee. What I didn’t mention, is that coffee is actually my entire breakfast. I drink something called Bulletproof Coffee. 

Each morning I wake up between 5 and 6 am, I have my bulletproof coffee and start my work. I don’t eat again until around noon, and sometimes even as late as 2 pm. I am simply not hungry, despite not having a “real” breakfast.

So what is this magical drink? Well, there are many different versions of Bulletproof coffee, including the Bulletproof brand (which is not what I do) but I’ll tell you what I do. 

The ingredients are:

  • 1 big tablespoon of unsalted grass-fed butter

  • 1 tablespoon of MCT oil 

  • 1 tablespoon of collagen

  • A cup of dark coffee

I blend all of these together (a glass blender, so that nothing melts) in about 3 seconds, then drink. It has a fancy frothy feel to it and tastes like a fancy coffee! 

Now, why do I do this? It’s actually so much easier in the morning, it makes me feel good, I start my day feeling alert, focused and productive. I don’t think about eating for hours, and as a result, I get so much done before getting distracted by hunger. Bonus, it’s also very good for you!

I’m not a scientist and there’s much more to this, but from my research, the concept is that you are putting healthy fats into your body to start your day. Your body burns through those healthy fats, then once it’s done with that little stick of butter, it continues to look for other fats to burn, instead of calories like a typical breakfast. You are essentially jumpstarting your body into burning fats instead of calories.

Now, for those people who start off their day with the gym or high-intensity activities, this obviously may not work all the time for you since you do need those calories to do your activities, but for me it’s been amazing since I generally start my day with computer work and my biggest activity in the morning is an hour-long walk.

If this sounds interesting, you should look into it. There is a podcast “Bulletproof Radio” that has a lot of health tips and related topics to check out. I never thought I would be doing this or care that much, but now that I am, I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to my mom, dad & Nikki for the encouragement that got me onto this and maintain it!

Until next time, always be creating.

Alex

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