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Bulletproof coffee when trying to gain weight?

Answered on October 30, 2013
Created October 29, 2013 at 2:07 AM

I have always been underweight and I'm currently trying to gain weight, both muscle and fat. I'm 120 LB 5'11" and slowly making progress with more small meals among many other things.

I love BP coffee for the extended energy it gives me but I worry it will cause me to loose weight. I usually drink it with a good breakfast including some gluten-free grains even but just recently started drinking it.

How can BP coffee help me gain weight or should I just avoid it?

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'Extra energy' in the context of taking stimulants is more like 'burning extra calories for energy' which might make it tricky to gain weight. Unless it gives you the energy to gain weight. Maybe add some sweet potatoes to your breakfast.

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on October 30, 2013
at 04:03 AM

Yeah no kidding! That's pretty thin. Just be careful. I happened to notice the mention of MCT, and I have been asking about it. I've been drinking my version of your bulletproof coffee for over a year. Who knew my concoctions were so beneficial. I use full fat canned coconut milk and an additional 1-2 tbls of melted unrefined (organic) coconut oil or ghee (dairy issues) in my morning coffee, and when I am feeling really adventurous I throw in some of my Lindt 90% dark chocolate. It's amazing. So, now what about that MCT? Is it true it's partially man made?

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on October 30, 2013
at 03:49 AM

@olivehead

Im in the exact same boat as you. 6' and 125lbs.

I went bulletproof and increased my fat intake considerably, bulletproof coffee in the mornings, MCT with low toxin clean meals, etc and found that I actually started losing weight despite eating 2500+ calories a day!

So recently I havent been intermittent fasting or drinking BPC. I eat more fruit and upped my starchy carb intake. Technically my diet is less "bulletproof" but I still feel awesome and energetic and have actually gained some muscle mass.

Try adding some fruit throughout the day and don't restrict carbs to the evening, and of course make sure you move your body around in ways that will make it want to grow - the body adapts to its environment, make your environment one that requires the body to build muscle/weight.

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on October 29, 2013
at 03:29 AM

It's probably not necessary, but if it's part of adding to your total caloric intake to bring in extra calories, it might be beneficial.

Just keep eating lots and keep track of your progress.

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on October 29, 2013
at 03:29 AM

It's probably not necessary, but if it's part of adding to your total caloric intake to bring in extra calories, it might be beneficial.

Just keep eating lots and keep track of your progress.

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:34 AM

You are probably right. Maybe eggs and bulletproof oatmeal, now theres an idea. I can't have gluten but I can eat oats. I like coffee but maybe I can just drink it with coconut milk and bulletproof it just when I need the extra energy

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:38 AM

'Extra energy' in the context of taking stimulants is more like 'burning extra calories for energy' which might make it tricky to gain weight. Unless it gives you the energy to gain weight. Maybe add some sweet potatoes to your breakfast.

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Geez, 120 at 5'11". You are a skeleton. I don't think you need the extra caffeine. I'd start looking into more carbs.

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