Have you tried

Bulletproof Coffee?

It’s all the rage right now.

Is it all hype or is it a hit? Can you truly experience some benefits by bulletproofing your coffee?  In my opinion, it isn’t all hype. There are some benefits, however, there’s a catch. There’s always a catch.

Let me explain……

Bulletproof is the latest and greatest coffee craze and people claim to experience extra energy and weight loss by drinking it. And, it is true. You can experience those kinds of results. Will you have loads of extra energy and lose a ton of weight if you drink it, though? Not exactly, but don’t let that convince you that it’s just hype or a hoax. Bulletproofing your coffee can help you experience some benefits; when it’s done right.  You probably won’t experience any differences right away, but over time, yes, but don’t expect anything drastic. You won’t suddenly have the energy to run a marathon if you’ve been a couch potato all your life or instantly drop 25 pounds.

If you want to make your own Bulletproof Coffee, you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive, specialty coffee and oils. That’s the hype part, so don’t buy into it unless you don’t mind what usually costs you around $2.00 each morning will be $5.00 or more a cup. For a cup of coffee, personally, I do mind! Just use your favorite grind, although fair trade, organic coffee beans are my preference for both health and ethical reasons. Adding a tablespoon or two organic coconut oil will provide the results you want or you can use MCT oil. I add only one tablespoon of coconut or MCT oil to my coffee and that’s more than enough. Grass-fed butter is also added to real, authentic Bulletproof Coffee. I skip that step. That’s a bit over the top for me and I don’t want to be consuming all that saturated fat in a cup of coffee. I’d much prefer to reserve butter for cooking, although I very rarely even do that.

As a Health and Wellness professional, I have to mention this and it’s pretty important: Coconut oil and grass-fed butter are healthier, saturated fats, but fat is still fat and you don’t want too much of it floating around in your body, no matter how much better it is than other fats. Plus, if you’re gonna make your coffee bulletproof, you have to stop and consider everything else you’re eating throughout your day. If you’re putting butter on your toast every morning or you include cheese, avocados, nuts and natural nut butters in your daily diet, you might need to make a few adjustments.  If you’re drinking Bulletproof Coffee and still eating an unhealthy, SAD (Standard American Diet) of too much meat, dairy, and processed, packaged and fast foods, this is not a magic potion that will miraculously cancel all that out and make you feel great and lose weight. So many people are drinking Bulletproof Coffee, gaining weight and can’t figure out why! They blame it on the coffee and write it off as a hoax. What they’re doing is adding insult to injury by including Bulletproof Coffee (extra fat and calories) in an already unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Just because you’re drinking your coffee this way doesn’t mean you can stop paying attention to the quantity and quality of the food you’re eating, or skip the gym. Remember; you’re adding extra fat and calories to a cup of coffee, which is usually a pretty low-fat, low calorie drink. You’ve got to make some changes to your diet and lifestyle if you want to experience any real benefits of bulletproofing your coffee. If haven’t a clue how to do that, let’s talk. Schedule a complimentary strategy session with me and together, we’ll come up with a simple plan to help you reach your health, wellness or weight loss goals.

That being said, I put together a little video in which I tell you exactly how to bulletproof your coffee right at home.  My diet is already very healthy, so I am not too worried about the extra fat and calories I am adding to my morning cup of Joe. And, I don’t need to add milk or creamer because the coconut oil makes the coffee light, creamy and frothy – like a latte. That’s a real big bonus because I try to avoid dairy products and those creamers made from almond, cashew or soy milk just don’t do it for me. My homemade Bulletproof Coffee is really enjoyable and I no longer need a few of cups of coffee to start my day. One is more than sufficient. It perks me up and fills me up so I really don’t need to eat anything until much later in the morning. For me, it’s a hit! Give it a try.

Here’s the video.

Yours in happiness, health and success,