Does anyone here ascribe to the Bulletproof Diet? http://www.bulletproofexec.com/
It's a very paleo-diet, with more emphasis on toxins in your body. I've been reading about it, and I really like it.
For those of you who have encountered this way of eating and don't follow it, why did you choose not to? Is there anything I should consider before taking another health leap?
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on October 18, 2011
at 11:01 PM
Honestly, while I definitely agree with Dave on the toxins and all that, it's way to much excessive "body-hacking" stuff for my taste. He has some really cool info and it clearly works for him and thats great... but apart from the body hacking there really isn't that much to seperate it from any VLC paleo diet. He has some different supplements and more specific recommendations and "dos and donts", but over all it really is just VLC paleo with some extras like MCT oil.
He also, from what I have read in his comments, is on supplemental testosterone and on thyroid hormone.... for me, any promised magic of his diet goes out the window with those right there. If I supplemented those you can damn well be sure that a VLC diet would work for just about anyone (male for the testosterone)... especially with reports of both sex hormones and thyroids going south on VLC. He posted that whole picture of him shirtless bragging about his physique and the lack of exercise and sleep... but again, he takes testosterone and thyroid.... so of course hes going to still look alright.
That said, the guy is VERY intelligent and makes some good points. He doe's alot of selling for his diet and supplements, even more so than Mark Sisson. His blog is a really interesting resource and I do plan on trying his collagen powder one of these days.
on February 04, 2012
at 06:53 PM
I like his opinions on coffee, that coffee+MCT=awesome when low carb (so now my morning cup includes a tablespoon of coconut oil).
I also like his ideas around quality sleep.
Beyond that, and the gizmos, etc... I don't see much of a difference from VLC paleo besides picking a new threatening boogieman...
Cordain had nightshades
Audette had potatoes
Dave has "fungus" and mycotoxins
I've drawn some inspiration from the guy, sure, but I've drawn inspiration from just about everyone to make this system that works for me.
on February 04, 2012
at 07:13 PM
When I first saw his stuff, I thought it was interesting. Very Tim Ferris-like. But only because I saw the 4 Hour Body first. I'm not really sure who was "first". Perhaps if I saw the Bodyproof info first, I'd say that Tim Ferris was very Dave Asprey-like. :)
I'm not sold on the whole mycotoxin thing. I think it's interesting, but it strikes me as something along the lines of allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, etc. I know people have it and can be seriously impacted by it, but I don't have it as far as I know, so it's all academic and theoretical for my purposes.
on February 04, 2012
at 05:44 PM
There is some resemblance to Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet. Both look to reduce toxins as well as provide proper macronutrient and micronutrient ratios. Both advocate ~20% of calories from carbohydrates. Jaminet gives a justification for this, though, that is missing in the bulletproof explanation. Namely, since the body requires ~600 calories per day of glucose, it is better to to supply most but not quite all of that through the diet (20% of 2000 calories would be ~400 calories), rather than depend too heavily on the liver to manufacture the required glucose. Jaminet thinks certain micronutrient deficiencies are wide spread, and recommends supplements in addition to diet.
on November 13, 2011
at 06:59 PM
Just found this guy/blog. Sounds just like another Ferriss, though I could certainly be wrong. I haven't delved too deeply into his stuff, so what I'm saying is to be taken with a grain of salt.
on November 17, 2012
at 07:24 AM
When it comes to Dave I just can't take him seriously. I have limited time to sit and dig into paper after paper and so when I hear health claims I have certain algorithms I run. The simplest is -
Health claim X - Is person selling product with cure? If yes = ignore.
Dave had amazing success, with no before and after photos that I've seen, admitted testosterone use, and every success he has had comes with a sales pitch for his site.
His coffee has been discussed a lot. The consensus seemed to be any good quality bean is going to be just as good as his beans.
Regarding coconut oil and butter? Too much work, don't own a blender, and heavy cream tastes better and is cheaper to boot.
on November 16, 2012
at 10:45 PM
I think it can best be translated as Paleo with a strong emphasis on locavore quality. Reasonably, he explains that today's infrastructure provides us the ability to eat extremely fresh from around the world. Is it worth the time and effort? I don't know, but if you can swing it, it can't really hurt.
The coffee is delicious, and it does have a unique energizing/satisfying afterglow. Also the program is very forgiving. Basically 'do your best' which I think is a needed attitude for many struggling dieters.
Finally, Asprey really equips you with the capabilities of meeting his standards without buying his products. You just need to pay attention to his standards and do some hunting.
on April 19, 2013
at 10:17 PM
The bulletproof coffee is delicious and I have noticed feeling mentally sharp and satisfied for hours. It's impossible to say if the placebo effect is responsible for my reaction, I read all the hype and bought it hook line and sinker, hence, I purchased the good stuff. I like the coffee mixed with unsalted grass-fed butter, MCT oil, and cream. Blend quickly and easily with the stick blender. It's worth the extra trouble just for the taste. I'm steadily losing weight, I've lost 25bs in four months. Also, I have monitored myself very closely and I am somewhat convinced because when I consume a large amount of these oils my weight stays steady or drops but does not go up. Yet, I still do not understand how the banana eaters can look great also. I hate fruit anyway so I just give up most carbs, stick to meat, oil, vegetables, and make everything fresh. No hassle, no calorie counting and it works. I'm not sure about the mycotoxin stuff but wheat products don't agree with me at all so that part was a no brainer.