Consuming too much unhealthy fat is one of the biggest culprits that can hinder your goal of losing weight and having a healthier body. A particular type of diet aims to help people get over this issue: the Bulletproof diet.
The Bulletproof diet was created by Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who was overweight. Before the creation of this diet plan, his heaviest weight reached 300 pounds. He then spent 15 years talking with health and nutrition experts, reading books and studies, and even experimenting on his own body to come up with a dieting plan.
The primary concept of the Bulletproof diet is to eat the “right” foods can keep you lean, muscular, and energetic, and help ward off disease and improve your mental astuteness. This essentially means getting 50 to 60% of your daily calories from healthy fats such as coconut oil, avocado, and grass-fed and/or pastured animals, 20% from protein, and the other 20 to 30% from vegetables.
What You Can And Can’t Eat Under The Bulletproof Diet Plan
Just like with other types of diet, there are certain things you can and can’t eat and drink when you go on the Bulletproof regimen. Here’s a look at them:
• Consume only healthy fats. Butter from grass-fed cows, ghee, or organic coconut oil or unheated oils such as olive oil are the only ones you can use and eat. Bulletproof also have their own specially optimized healthy fats: Brain Octane and Upgraded XCT oil.
• Opt for organic fruits and vegetables. Avocados and guacamole are highly recommended.
• Eat more pastured, grass-fed meat that comes from big animals such as beef, lamb, and bison. To liven up your meals, pair them with fish, eggs, and shellfish. Switch to grass-fed meat, wild caught seafood and pastured pork, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. Eliminating toxins to effectively reduce inflammation and improve cognitive function is an important part of the Bulletproof diet.
• Use spices and other flavorings from the Bulletproof Diet. Herb-based spices such as thyme and rosemary are highly recommended over powders.
• Eliminate sugar, even the ones contained in fruit juices and sports drinks that contain HFCS, honey, and agave.
• Avoid gluten. This means not eating bread, cereal, and pasta. Don’t also consume gluten-free junk food since they can be as bad as gluten-based ones.
• Remove legumes such as peanuts, beans, and lentils. Avoid grains, grain-derived oils, and vegetable oils such as corn, soy, and canola as well. Also, stop using unstable polyunsaturated oils such as walnut, flax, and peanut oil.
• Lastly, stop using all types of synthetic additives, colorings, and flavorings to add taste to your food. This includes MSG, aspartame, dyes, and other artificial flavorings.
About the Author:
Matthew Rowan is a nutritionist. He is currently learning more about the Bulletproof diet with help from this site.