The Bulletproof Diet, by Dave Asprey: Review
I’ve been hearing about “butter coffee” for a while now. It never sounded like a good recipe idea to me.
I figured drinking that much butter would make my stomach hurt. I just didn’t get it.
I really can’t give a good reason why I added this book to my Amazon shopping cart one day. It was not the book I was looking for. Call it “destiny or fate”, but that is how it ended up in my hands with me reading it at lunch.
This book is Dave’s story of how he changed from being an overweight, foggy-brained, stressed out guy who was eating unhealthy foods to a fit, clear headed, focused guy by “hacking” how his body reacts to different foods. This book is about the outcome of his years researching, testing and experimenting. He was the main guinea pig in all this experiments. It is through his research on his body, he developed this diet
In reading his book I can see that he is a very intelligent guy. I can tell that when he grabs a hold of an idea he explores it fully until he is satisfied with the results. He shares in his book about the tons of tests he had done on his body, he even tested his bowel movements as part of his research. He sleeps with 2 sleep tracking devices and can tell you how long he slept on average for the past 456 days to the minute! He is extremely detailed in his research and reporting, (you might even use the term obsessive). My guess is that his wife is a saint to put up with all his tests!
As I was reading this book, the sentence that stood out to me and made me grab my highlighter was “If we are not eating good fats we are starving our brains”.
Just one of the many things I learned from reading this book is that fats build brain cells. The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat. It is Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) that build the brain, and these can not be manufactured by the body. They must be part of our food source. So that is where the “butter coffee” or the “Bulletproof Coffee” comes in.
I tried that Bullet Proof Coffee, and you know what? I loved it, and so does Brian! We both feel a difference drinking that coffee. We have clear thinking, focused mind and I’m not hungry for lunch at least 6 or more hours after breakfast.
To top if off, the Bullet Proof Coffee recipe tastes fantastic! It is like a cappuccino from your local coffee shop and it doesn’t make my tummy hurt at all with all that butter. Yup, I will be spending the extra money to buy grass fed organic butter from now on for my Bullet Proof Coffee in the morning.
There are quite a few other “hacks” in this book.
Other chapters discuss and then give detailed recommendations for salt intake, better sleep, probiotics, weight loss, supplements, toxins in foods, good, better and best veggies to eat and how to cook them.
Honestly we have not tried ALL the recommendations in the Bullet Proof Diet yet, but the ones we have tried - we have felt an immediate difference in our focus, energy and how our body feels. We certainly will be adding more Bullet Proof hacks to our day bit by bit.
My Rating for this -- is a 5/5.
- I appreciate all the education I gained about how food and my body work together.
- The Hacks that are recommended (and we have tried) have had an immediate positive affect.
- It is well written and a comfortable read. I don’t feel like he is talking down to me or talking over my head. I enjoyed reading it.
- It is a great resource that I’ll be using often. This is one book that will not collect a lot of dust on my self.
You might want to get this book if you:
- Want to loose weight in a healthy manner
- Simply want to eat more healthy
- Like adding to your health knowledge.
- Are open to going against the norm and do crazy things like drinking lots of butter and eat lots of healthy salt.
- Are looking for natural ways to increase focus and attention.
- Want a good reason to eat a lot of bacon!
I hope this review was helpful for you!
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