9.2.2016 | 00:03
I haven’t had coffee in years.
Well, occasionally as a minor ingredient in something else, but no Starbucks, no Maxwell House, not even Equal Exchange.
I loved it, but it did not like me.
I have no intentions of starting a new coffee habit.
I’ve also had a lot of frustration with dietary tweaks over the past many, many months.
Since I’ve been doing the NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques) process, I’ve discovered that I’m sensitive or allergic (or whatever) to … all the “healthy” foods I’ve been eating.
First it was coconut.
Then it was avocado.
Now it’s butternut squash and/or sweet potato….
I swear, I am this close to trying the Standard American Diet, just to see if it works better for me.
Okay, maybe I’m not quite that desperate yet, but I’m starting to think a ketogenic diet might be my best option.
I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I’ve flipped through it and the accompanying cookbook.
The recipes look awesome, and pretty healthy. (Okay, maybe not to a vegan. But they recommend only very high-quality animal products.)
But I am not going to try Bulletproof™ Coffee.
One of my absolute favorite hot drinks is Guayaki’s Maté Chocolatte (note from Debra – just saw where they’ve discontinued all the flavors). I love the stuff.
Now, when I was flipping through Dave’s book, I noticed that this dude has a heap of common sense –
He gets the idea that … wait for it … women have different needs than men do.
Radical, isn’t it?
He mentions that women might need a bit of protein after their Bulletproof™ Coffee. Or they might want to add some collagen powder to it….
So how about steeping some yerba maté, and adding some chocolate protein powder along with the ghee and (Bulletproof™) Brain Octane Oil?
I’d already discovered how much I like Bulletproof™ matcha green tea. (Awesome with some vanilla protein powder, by the way.)
Before trying it, I didn’t believe that it could possibly keep me satisfied for hours. Even with a tablespoon of butter.
Well, damn if it doesn’t!!
I have to admit, I’m really starting to enjoy starting my day this way, not looking for solid food until noon or thereabouts….
I have been trying to avoid the whole idea of the ketogenic diet since I started this journey, but I swear I think my body is leading me to it.
I know the whole idea is controversial for a lot of people, but I can tell you that my body is sending very strong hints that it does not love the carbs.
(I recently tried an experiment to test how my body reacted to its first major sugar exposure in months. I’ll save the details for the next article. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t pretty.)
In any event, it seems my body prefers fat to sweet – oh yeah, she loves her chocolate, but only the hard-core super dark stuff….
I guess my “bulletproof vest” is green – like my favorite morning hot beverage.
Now if I start losing weight without working out or watching my fat intake, I’ll really become a fan….