I’ll do my best to answer the two most common questions from my perspective. We’ll talk about what Bulletproof coffee is, exactly, and if Bulletproof coffee is one of those fitness trends you should actually try.
What is Bulletproof coffee?
“Bulletproof” coffee is a specific blend of low-mold coffee beans; unsalted, grass-fed butter; and MCT oil. It was developed by Dave Asprey after drinking the yak butter tea of Tibetan Sherpas.
That big ol’ dose of healthy fat taken first thing in the morning (without food) is said to up your mental game, suppress hunger, and even aid in weight loss efforts!
So now that you’re caught up on what exactly is in Bulletproof coffee, let’s talk about if it’s right for your fitness goals.
Is Bulletproof coffee one of those fitness trends I should actually try?
I guess now is a good time to tell you I myself drink my own version of Bulletproof coffee from time to time. Like many people, I commonly I drink it in conjunction with intermittent fasting, which I will definitely cover in more detail in a future article! Probably also like many people, I don’t buy into the hype of using Bulletproof-branded ingredients. I use high-quality coffee and butter and use coconut oil instead of MCT oil. While there’s a lot of discussion about whether coconut oil is a good substitute for MCT oil, I’m a believer in starting where you are. Coconut oil is more affordable and accessible for me—and for my clients who are trying to include Bulletproof coffee in their weight loss goals!
I do find that Bulletproof coffee helps me have energy and be less hungry when intermittent fasting. While some people choose to use Bulletproof coffee every morning, I like to eat real food as much as possible—especially on those days I need lots of protein before my workout! I also find that adding cocoa powder, cinnamon, and other spices helps add variety and flavor to the rich drink.
If you’ve visited a health professional and been deemed healthy enough to work out and use caffeine, Bulletproof coffee should be fine for you to try. If you notice any unpleasant or dangerous side effects, stop using Bulletproof coffee and consult a healthcare professional before continuing.
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