I have recently been trying out bulletproof coffee for breakfast, but I was wondering if to get the full benefits you had to have it by itself for breakfast and then eat a mid morning snack later on.
What I'd ideally like to do is have my coffee with eggs and avocado (my usual paleo breakfast of choice) before I head off into work, rather than cooking the eggs at breakfast and not eating them until say mid morning.
any feedback appreciated.
asked byBen_Gill (5)
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on May 07, 2013
at 01:43 AM
You could always try adding more butter + MCT oil so you don't need a mid-morning snack. You can carry a thick BP coffee in a thermos and drink throughout the morning. Way more convenient than breakfast! :)
on June 26, 2013
at 07:33 AM
I think you would still get most of the benefit with breakfast, if only because of the study done with Alzheimer's patients where they added a few teaspoonfuls of coconut oil to oatmeal, a bowl of sweet corn, or whatever it would taste good enough in to get Alzheimer's patients to eat it, and they had huge improvements in cognitive abilities in just a few days.
MCT + whatever = supercharged brain.
on May 08, 2013
at 02:54 PM
Some people do this, but I consider Bulletproof Coffee to be a breakfast (and often lunch) replacement. It is not uncommon to have Bulletproof Coffee for breakfast and not be hungry again until dinner. I have definitely noticed that consuming any significant amount of non-fat calories reduces the cognative benefits.
on May 08, 2013
at 10:52 AM
Thanks for the responses guys. I think I'll pack up my eggs and avocados and have them as mid morning snacks.
A think BP coffee to get through the morning sounds like a good idea also
on May 07, 2013
at 12:45 AM
Sure sure, you may not yield all the cognitive benefits of 'raw' BP coffee if you combine it with food, but if it makes you happy then go for it! Sometimes I have brekkie too, sometimes not. Sometimes you just need a bit of food in your mouth as well as a coffee in your cup.
on May 06, 2013
at 11:14 PM
Totally shooting from the hip here, as whenever I've had BP coffee I've waited to eat until several hours later. My guess is that No, you will not get the full cognitive benefits of having BP coffee with breakfast as opposed to having it alone. A large part of the benefits from BP coffee is from being in the fasted state. Eating only fat preserves all the hormonal optimization occurring from being fasted, and the BP coffee just adds some high quality fats which are preferentially used from fuel by your brain. Eating a small solid meal with the BP coffee will take you out of the fasted state, and I don't believe you would realize the full benefits. That said, the difference between protocols is probably negligible. You are still eating very high quality food and getting tons of MCTs which will still act to fuel your brain, regardless of what else you ingest. That is assuming you are cooking the eggs in grass fed butter, coconut oil (or MCT oil. Can you do that? I don't know, if so, do it), or some other very high quality fat. A thought I just had: the choline in egg yolks may help even more with brain function when added to BP coffee. The effects could even be additive. The effects of BP coffee plus maybe 3 or 4 egg yolks, no whites, could be very interesting. Food for thought. Again, this is pure conjecture as I've never experimented with this myself. I hope that wasn't too rambling and incoherent for you :)