Will Bulletproof Coffee Make You a Man (or Woman) of Steel?
If you know anything about me, you know that I do my best to take my health seriously. For me its as much about my family as anything else. A lot of that has to do with losing my father as a teenager, but that’s a different story. Perhaps I’ll share it sometime.
Last week I shared on Facebook that I would be embarking on another 10-day cleanse, which was part of the 24-Day Challenge that my wife and I used to kick off our year, boost weight loss, and jumpstart a renewed focus on health and wellness. In the comments, one of our friends (actually, a former youth group ‘kid’) pointed me toward a website of a company her fiance works for, The Bulletproof Executive. Interesting story of how the company came to be through a near-death experience, resulting in a health and lifestyle philosophy aimed at making you ‘bulletproof’.
I haven’t taken the time to do much digging into the research on the site, but one of the things that did get my attention was the “bulletproof coffee”. You can read about the bulletproof coffee formula here. Bottom line, the combination of toxin-free coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil is supposed to give you increased energy, supercharge your brain function, and provide many health benefits (all from coffee?). In addition, when combined with intermittent fasting, the formula claims to turbo charge weight loss. For coffee lovers, it sounds waaay too good to be true.
This morning, I’m putting bulletproof coffee to the test.
After about a week of searching for the right ingredients (you can’t just swing by Kroger or your Walmart Neighborhood Marketplace and pick these up), I’ve put everything together and blended my first bulletproof coffee. Initial impressions? It comes out tasting much like a latte. Better than I thought. Drinking the blended concoction really warms up the body, but will it do everything it claims to do? I’ll let you know.
One of the big challenges for me will be hunger. I wake up hungry. I love to eat breakfast. And a mid-morning snack. And lunch. And… The fasting component requires you not eat anything until 2 PM. We’ll see.