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    Have you guys heard about this fad that's become popular known as "bulletproof coffee"? It was developed by tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who was inspired by the yak-butter tea he drank in Tibet. Basically, it's coffee, organic grass-fed butter, and oil (coconut or MCT) blended together until frothy. It's meant to replace breakfast. People claim it suppresses appetite and gives them energy and mental clarity that lasts all day. Oh, and it somehow burns fat and causes you to lose weight.

    I tried bulletproof coffee yesterday. My mom, who has a pattern of throwing herself headlong into the latest diet craze, whatever it is, was extolling its virtues to me, so I let her make me a cup. To be honest... it was delicious. It was unbelievably smooth and creamy, and just... damn. I could see why people are nuts about it.

    But is it really wise to consume it as a meal replacement every day? One serving of bulletproof coffee, made according to the recommended specifications, contains 440 calories, a whopping 51 grams of fat, and only one gram of protein. That can't be good, can it? And what about all the nutrients you're not getting, that you're missing out on by not eating a balanced breakfast? I suppose you could take a multivitamin, but you're still not getting enough protein or fiber, or any of the other myriad nutrients from real food. And what about cholesterol?

    I don't know about this trend. I may have a bulletproof coffee once in a great while, because I thought it was delicious. But every day? That's a lot of fat. I think I'd rather eat an avocado.

    Has anyone else heard of this? What are your thoughts?

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    I'm a coffee drinker, but I would never suggest to anyone they use it as a meal replacement. As for eating an avocado? I eat them all the time. (Excellent source of potassium, if you eat a whole one.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Have you guys heard about this fad that's become popular known as "bulletproof coffee"? It was developed by tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who was inspired by the yak-butter tea he drank in Tibet. Basically, it's coffee, organic grass-fed butter, and oil (coconut or MCT) blended together until frothy. It's meant to replace breakfast. People claim it suppresses appetite and gives them energy and mental clarity that lasts all day. Oh, and it somehow burns fat and causes you to lose weight.

    I tried bulletproof coffee yesterday. My mom, who has a pattern of throwing herself headlong into the latest diet craze, whatever it is, was extolling its virtues to me, so I let her make me a cup. To be honest... it was delicious. It was unbelievably smooth and creamy, and just... damn. I could see why people are nuts about it.

    But is it really wise to consume it as a meal replacement every day? One serving of bulletproof coffee, made according to the recommended specifications, contains 440 calories, a whopping 51 grams of fat, and only one gram of protein. That can't be good, can it? And what about all the nutrients you're not getting, that you're missing out on by not eating a balanced breakfast? I suppose you could take a multivitamin, but you're still not getting enough protein or fiber, or any of the other myriad nutrients from real food. And what about cholesterol?

    I don't know about this trend. I may have a bulletproof coffee once in a great while, because I thought it was delicious. But every day? That's a lot of fat. I think I'd rather eat an avocado.

    Has anyone else heard of this? What are your thoughts?
    Yeah I'm not keen on meal replacements either. For me I have to feel like I ate something hardy. I prefer to eat 2-3 eggs and some gluten free wheat bread. I get tons of carbs and protein and very low amounts of healthy fats. I'm drinking coffee at the moment. If I didn't run so much I would eat less carbs and replace bread with apples and oranges. The sugars in fruits don't seem to really effect me and eating three oranges is less than 150 calories and leaves one feeling full as a balloon. Same with apples and peanut butter.

    Although I can promise you that I always be at least biking, assuming I lose my back sometime between now and 40 and can't run, since cardio has a tremendous effect on enhancing your cognitive abilities. I've memorized the entire fretboard on the guitar in one week in terms of scales because of running and then playing right after...that's insane...that's more memory power than a medical student uses in medicine and it's all because I am passionate about it and also doing the running.

    I feel like cardio is the key to most issues. We have to sweat. Our intelligence has always evolved parallel to our motion. Even doing speed bag drills if you're not a boxer makes you twice as creative since ambidextrous people are more creative than either single handed people.

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    @GarrotTheThief Yeah, I can't imagine being able to get through my workout without lots of protein. Even on my rest days, if I don't eat protein in the morning, I feel sick to my stomach by lunchtime.

    Replacing a high-protein breakfast with a big mug of butter coffee before a workout? I'm pretty sure I'd vomit and pass out. Hopefully in that order.
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    meal replacements generally are not good, this sounds like a horrible diet. though sometimes I have no appetite and been meaning to get some protein shakes because i eat about 1-2 meals a day on average.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Have you guys heard about this fad that's become popular known as "bulletproof coffee"? It was developed by tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who was inspired by the yak-butter tea he drank in Tibet. Basically, it's coffee, organic grass-fed butter, and oil (coconut or MCT) blended together until frothy. It's meant to replace breakfast. People claim it suppresses appetite and gives them energy and mental clarity that lasts all day. Oh, and it somehow burns fat and causes you to lose weight.

    I tried bulletproof coffee yesterday. My mom, who has a pattern of throwing herself headlong into the latest diet craze, whatever it is, was extolling its virtues to me, so I let her make me a cup. To be honest... it was delicious. It was unbelievably smooth and creamy, and just... damn. I could see why people are nuts about it.

    But is it really wise to consume it as a meal replacement every day? One serving of bulletproof coffee, made according to the recommended specifications, contains 440 calories, a whopping 51 grams of fat, and only one gram of protein. That can't be good, can it? And what about all the nutrients you're not getting, that you're missing out on by not eating a balanced breakfast? I suppose you could take a multivitamin, but you're still not getting enough protein or fiber, or any of the other myriad nutrients from real food. And what about cholesterol?

    I don't know about this trend. I may have a bulletproof coffee once in a great while, because I thought it was delicious. But every day? That's a lot of fat. I think I'd rather eat an avocado.

    Has anyone else heard of this? What are your thoughts?
    I don't think I would suggest it as a meal replacement. It does sound better than the elephant poop coffee though, which may be totally great but...nah.

    No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 : The Salt : NPR

    I'd rather eat the avocado too.
    I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.

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    I've heard of it. I think it's supposed to use it as part of a ketogenic diet or low-carb diet. I came across doing research on those diets.

    I got to give it to this guy for turning this into a business...I don't think the yak-butter tea would have ever taken off...

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    My CrossFit friends are all gaga over bulletproof coffee. I will admit that it is extremely tasty.

    I'm mostly paleo anyways, and I've found this to be another great excuse to consume more coconut oil. I definitely wouldn't drink it every day, or replace complete meals with it either. When I do have some bulletproof coffee it has significantly less butter/oil in it than the recipe calls for. As with anything regarding diet, moderation blah blah blah balance blah blah blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    @GarrotTheThief Yeah, I can't imagine being able to get through my workout without lots of protein. Even on my rest days, if I don't eat protein in the morning, I feel sick to my stomach by lunchtime.

    Replacing a high-protein breakfast with a big mug of butter coffee before a workout? I'm pretty sure I'd vomit and pass out. Hopefully in that order.

    yeah without protein you'll get weaker. Your body will cannibalize your muscle mass and consume it, you will feel restless, tired and have weird cravings.
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    fyi the primary problem with low carb diets is mood swings. When you have to keep your mind in tip top shape and need to be in a good mood to perform because your job is 90%mental a low carb diet is the worst thing you can do. IQ tests go up by almost 10 points at least based on mood alone - that is why listening to mozart makes 30% of people do better because it puts them in a good mood. The same effect can be seen with Stephen King readings for people who are fans of that...it has the same effect.

    Same with carbs. Without carbs your brain is not functioning properly. If I don't eat carbs during the day and I go and try to do a pullup I can barely do 2. If I eat a healthy dose of carbs I can do 10. The muscle gain from 10 pullups not to mention the pump and the feeling and the spiritual thing about it is infinitely more gratifying than walking around with 4% body fat for no reason which is unnatural anyways and probably will result in hair loss and an early onset of osteperosis.

    Carbs are not your enemy. Your enemy is lack of activity or too many of the wrong carbs. I just finished running 3 miles, jump roping for 5 minutes, and doing 100 kicks on each leg and ate a plate of pasta, a giant chicken breast, and had coffee with a natural peanut butter a jelly sandwich on gluten free bread. I naturally put on weight easily but I eat this much because I run and now my brain is lit. I'm going to go study stats for fun and so I can design a video game one day or learn to predict the out come of sports games....

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