Back on the BulletProof Coffee

my morning bulletproof coffee



So I’m back on the BulletProof Coffee.

Over the past weeks and months I’ve made a discovery for myself that goes against the grain of recent studies, scientific discoveries and other far more intelligent bloggers….. calories count.   Now are all calories the same?  Of course not.  Nutrient density is a major factor, and 2000 calories in sticky buns will absolutely affect me much more adversely – with greater weight gain – than 2000 calories of nutrient dense meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds.  But… if you eat handfuls of nuts all throughout the day while on a bulletproof diet, paleo diet or anything else, my experience is that you will gain weight…. or not lose it at least.

One tool that has helped me over the last while to better understand how much energy I have been consuming over a day, and the breakdown of fat, protein and carbohydrates in my day has been MyFitness Pal.  I’m sure there are other food logging products out there, but I like this one for the integrations with other apps such as my Jawbone activity tracker, and others.  Tracking my food for a period helped me to understand that a) I was eating far too much on my ‘cheat’ weekends, and b) my carbohydrate consumption went WAY up on weekends, which is why I always felt so foggy headed on Mondays.  That and the fact that I would eat gluten on the weekends, which I now do not and can get in to another time.

I’m still figuring out what the right amount of energy and the right blend of fats to proteins to carbs is for me.  There is a great book out there called The Perfect Diet that if you’re a geek on reading up on theories like I am I would recommend, though I must admit I’ve not yet tried the suggested breakdown of 65% fat, 15% protein and 20% carbs that the book suggests.  I will, and will let you know!

So all this leads me back to my rekindled romance with BulletProof Coffee.  As a woman, this much fat felt crazy and I wasn’t losing weight after the first initial couple of days last time.  This was, as I’ve outlined here, primarily due to the ridiculous amounts of energy I was taking in in addition to the coffee and meals via snacks such as nuts.

Now, I use this coffee as a part of my intermittent fasting that I like to do on the weekends.  Week days with workouts and life I just found a bit much. My routine is my coffee and my beloved Grazia magazine from the UK that I can still get on my iPad… who I was pleasantly surprised to see covered  BulletProof Coffee last week!  If you haven’t tried it yet, I’d suggest you give it a go.  Your mental clarity will thank you.


Interested in more on my experiences as a woman with BulletProof?  Check out a post from my initial experience here: BulletProof Coffee For Chicks


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