The Bulletproof Diet
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The Bulletproof Diet was developed by Dave Asprey who is referred to as the Father of Biohacking. I learned about the Bulletproof Diet by experimenting with one key element of the diet: Bulletproof coffee. For those who are unfamiliar, Bulletproof coffee involves blending ghee (clarified butter) and MCT oil into the coffee. Years ago I started drinking Bulletproof coffee, and without making any other changes I started to lose weight, have more energy, and be more mentally focused. If you want a deep dive on Bulletproof coffee, I wrote about it in this newsletter.
At its core, the Bulletproof Diet is a high-fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. It involves carb cycling so that one does not remain in ketosis.
dark green leafy lettuce
lemons and limes
grass-fed beef and lamb
grass-fed collagen protein
whey protein concentrate
grass-fed animal fat (bone marrow, tallow, lard, etc. but not poultry fat)
virgin coconut oil
brain octane oil and XCT oil
fermented cod liver oil
non-GMO soy lecithin or sunflower lecithin
grass-fed, organic, raw full-fat milk, cream, or yogurt
Nuts and seeds
Coconuts are the only Bulletproof nuts.
Some nuts that can be consumed in smaller quantities are almonds, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, and walnuts.
apple cider vinegar
organic prepared mustard with no additives
dark chocolate (at least 85%)
pumpkin and other winter squashes
xylitol from North American hardwood
sorbitol, maltitol, and other sugar alcohols
non-GMO dextrose and glucose
water and mineral water
high-quality green tea or Yerba Matte
Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU for every 25 pounds of body weight)
Magnesium (600 mg - 800 mg per day) citrate, malate, aspartate, glycinate, threonate, or orotate
Vitamin K2 (2,000 mcg per day) MK-4, MK-7
Vitamin C (1g - 2g per day) ascorbic acid crystals or time-release capsules
Iodine (1 mg per day) kelp powder or potassium iodide capsules
Krill oil (350 - 1,000 mg per day)
Vitamin A (10,000 - 15,000 IU per day)
Selenium (200 mcg per day)
Copper (1 mg per day)
Vitamin B12 and Folate (5 mg methylcobalamin or hydroxycobalamin and 800 mcg folate (5-MTHF or folinic acid, not folic acid)
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