Saturday Special: What Not To Do with BulletProof Coffee


I feel crunk!

True to form I bring you what not to do, so that you don’t have to do it.

Above is an excerpt from a twitter conversation with a friend who read my post and decided to give the coffee a go.  When Dave Asprey talks about going easy with the portions of butter and coconut oil at first, he wasn’t kidding!


Twitter Convo - BulletProof Coffee Nausea


I’m no scientist, and I’m not about to start reading medical journals (ok I’ve read a couple excerpts on this….) so I’ll leave the greater debate about nausea on this fast and toxins to the experts.  What I can tell you though, is that in day 1 to 3 I did my 2 x the 7 minute workout before my coffee, or after my 1st.  On my 4th and 5th day I did as Dave recommends and did my workout right before breaking the fast at 2pm, about an hour to an hour and a half after my second coffee.  Yack-city.

Also a note on the MCT oil.  Even though it does say on the bottle that it is 6 times stronger than coconut oil, and even though the well-documented side effects include nausea, upset stomach and a ‘mild laxative effect’, I thought I would be fine on my 1st day using it today ( it arrived with my low-toxin coffee beans last night) after a week of using coconut oil.  Not. So.

After my second coffee with two tbsp of the MCT oil following one tbsp in my coffee this morning as I wanted it more ‘creamy’, followed then by my 14 minutes of workout, I felt thoroughly ill.   I met a friend for lunch at 2pm, and at about 2:30 had two grilled fish tacos with corn tortillas and a lot of avocado.  Lord.  First I got the sweats like I was on something, then thought I was going to faint, then certain I was going to vomit.  The last 15 minutes of our time together I’m not sure I know what was said as I was measuring the distance from where I was sat to the loo and estimating average times and going through worst-case scenarios.

So – the labels don’t lie.  Go easy on the oils.




p.s.  – my husband came home as I was finishing this and proof read my post.  A massive look of relief passed over his face as he realized why his stomach had been in literal contractions all day… I * may * be also testing this on him….

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