How to Become Bulletproof

As I rambled through the Internet this morning, I came across a new website, The Bulletproof Executive. Dave Asprey is the author, and it was actually his recipe for Bulletproof Coffee that really grabbed my attention (yes, I added KerryGold butter to my coffee this morning…and it was delicious!!).  However, after looking further at his site, I realized his diet recommendations were very much in line with my beliefs of what constitutes a healthy diet.  His infographic of recommended foods to eat, and what to avoid, is very user friendly.  Check it out.

He also lists 14 steps for optimizing your diet.  He states that the further along this list you are able to go, the better your health will become.  Read his full post for additional key points.

14 Steps To Eating The Bulletproof Diet

1. Eliminate sugar (including fruit juices and sports drinks that contain HFCS, honey, and agave) .

2. Replace the sugar calories with healthy fats from the Bulletproof Dietsuch as grass-fed butter, ghee, and MCT or coconut oil.

3. Eliminate gluten in any shape or form.  This includes bread, cereal, and pasta.  Do not make the mistake of resorting to gluten free junk food, which can be almost as bad.

4. Remove grains, grain derived oils, and vegetable oils such as corn, soy, and canola.  Also remove unstable polyunsaturated oils such as walnut, flax, and peanut oil.

5. Eliminate all synthetic additives, colorings, and flavorings.  This includes aspartame, MSG, dyes, and artificial flavorings.

6. Eat significant amounts of pastured, grass-fed meat from big ruminant animals such as beef, lamb, and bison.  Pair this with fish, eggs, and shellfish.

7. Eliminate legumes such as peanuts, beans, and lentils.  If you must have your beans, soak, sprout (or ferment), and cook them.

8. Remove all processed, homogenized, and pasteurized dairy.  High fat items can be pasteurized, but they should be grass-fed.  Full fat, raw, whole dairy from grass-fed cows is okay for most people.

9. Switch to grass-fed meat and wild caught seafood.  Eat pastured eggs and some pork, chickens, turkeys, and ducks.

10. Switch to organic fruits and vegetables.  This is more important for some plants than others.  See this site for details.

11. Cook your food gently, if at all.  Incorporate water into your cooking whenever possible and use low temperatures.  Do not use a microwave or fry.

12. Limit fruit consumption to 1-2 servings per day.  Favor low fructose containing fruits like berries and lemons over watermelon and apples.

13. Add spices and other flavorings from the Bulletproof Diet.  Favor herb based spices such as thyme and rosemary over powders. Use high quality ones, recently opened.

14. Enjoy your food.  

If you don’t make time to take care of yourself now – you’ll have to make time to be sick later.”

Unfortunately, this is very true…

Remember to check out the CrossFit Games this weekend :)

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