I like to believe I’m following the Bulletproof Diet but the reality is I cheat with a bunch of stuff, including eating conventional meat very often instead of the grass-fed stuff.
Grains are all but gone completely from my diet but I still enjoy a glass of wine. Actually, in Croatia this summer, I enjoyed several glasses every day for weeks. LOL!
My only excuse was that is was so hot I needed the wine to numb my body from the pain of being on the beach every day 🙂
This week we stumbled upon a great article from Quantified Bob where he tracks his results on the Bulletproof diet rather closely.
Here’s his summary of what Bulletproof Diet is all about:
Taking many queues from the popular Paleo/caveman diet, the Bulletproof Diet could be called an “upgraded”/Paleo 2.0 diet. The premise is simple – eat a high (healthy!)-fat, low carb diet, getting 50-70% of calories from healthy fats, 20% from protein, and the rest from vegetables (with some fruits and starches). A major difference between Bulletproof and Paleo is the attempt to minimize toxins from the diet which are thought to play a major factor in everything from inflammation to “brain fog”.
By sticking to approved/”bulletproof” foods, you avoid/minimize eating things that can make you weak and fat, replacing them with high-quality foods that fill you up, maintain strength, and even enhance cognitive efficiency.
One of the comments I’m always hit with is how I manage to keep weight off eating the amount of fat that I am, so it was interesting to get Quantified Bob’s take on his results (from the article):
I really hate it when something is labeled as a “diet”, because people’s first reaction is that it’s all about losing weight when in fact it’s more of a lifestyle. I’d like to first point out that weight has never been an issue/concern of mine. That being said, even while eating anywhere from 2800-3500 calories per day, early on my weight went down by approximately 10lbs, but proceeded to stabilize, hovering between 162-165lbs.
The more we learn about the gut biome and our metabolism the more I realize weight has less to do with calories, and more to do with our own unique ability to process them.