It seems that we are being bombarded on a daily basis with new dieting trends, eat this and not that, eat at this time, not at that time or don't eat at all between certain hours of the day.
Intermittent fasting, so - what’s all the hype?
People fast for lots reasons; we fast because we're trying to lose weight or we fast to improve medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. The science and research behind intermittent fasting has built up slowly over the last while and seems to be rapidly increasing. With research showing that people who fast intermittently, experiencing reductions in weight and inflammation or improvement in insulin sensitivities. Individuals who follow an intermittent fasting routine report feeling stronger, leaner and more “explosive” when working out - all while eating less and exercising less.
Intermittent fasting, the just of it - and to answer your questions “can i have Bulletproof coffee while intermittent fasting”
Let’s start with Ketosis - Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy (from foods we eat), it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones (a type of acid present in fat burning) within the body. In layman's terms, this means that if the body does not have sufficient glucose (energy) from food then the next process is to burn fat for energy. The basics of intermittent fasting have become widely prevalent thanks to the introduction of Bulletproof coffee and the Bulletproof diet. The Bulletproof diet consists of “a realistic approach to eating nutrient-dense fats, proteins, and tons of organic vegetables to increase fat burning and send energy levels through the roof.”
Intermittent fasting usually consists of an extended period of time, where you restrict eating for approximately 16 hours. As an example, you would eat between the hours of 1pm and 8pm and only consume water or black coffee outside of those hours. Doctors agree that coffee can help you power through an intermittent fasting slump because coffee boosts the metabolism by about 20%. If you can't handle black coffee, a great modification can be to add a high-quality fat to your coffee. Enter the Bulletproof Coffee concept, by adding a high-quality grass-fed butter or high octane oil like MCT or XTC oil to your morning brew can take the edge off while you are refraining from consuming food.
What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?
You’re probably looking for the benefits in summary:
Some of the benefits of intermittent fasting include:
- Lowering of insulin levels
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Reduction of oxidative stress
- Reduction of inflammation
- Lowers cancer risk
- Increases metabolism during the fast
- Increases burning of stubborn fat during the fast
- Increases insulin sensitivity
- Increases energy levels
It must be noted that not everyone does well with fasting. If you have diabetes or an impaired metabolism caused by a metabolic disorder, its best to refrain from fasting. Always check with your healthcare provider before starting a new diet regimen.
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YesWellness Bulletproof product reviews:
Customer Reviews (some)
“Lots of energy! Review by Cindy
Very happy with the effects of the Bulletproof brand. I also use the Brain Octane and combined it gives me great mental focus and loads of energy. I plan to try the coffee next! (Posted on 9/22/2015)*
I was hesitant to buy this for a long time. After using with BP coffee and grass fed butter for about a month, I have noticed that I no longer have an afternoon crash. It may be the stellar marketing that has caused a placebo effect, but I have used other MCT oils and coffee and the BP brand definitely seems to promote cognitive function and stable energy levels over other brands.
It is about 30 dollars more per month to use the BP products(at 2 cups a day), and I feel it is worth it. Also, since I do not feel hungry until about 12:00 each day, it is likely saving me money on the grocery bills. (Posted on 9/4/2015)*
Started with the brain octane, I loved it. However, once I felt the brain octane wasnt giving me the kick I needed I changed to MCT oil. I would recommend the MCT oil to people who are used to putting oil in their morning drink. MCT oil may be to much for some people to handle. (Posted on 6/2/2015)*
I take 2 tablespoons in the morning and I'm full of energy and don't really need to each much until mid-afternoon. It's great for weight loss and muscle gain. (Posted on 3/14/2015)*
I love this in my Bulletproof coffee; it makes the coffee taste better and you don't get an oily taste. It gives me energy and I think I may have lost a bit of weight as well. (Posted on 2/17/2015)*
I take 2 tbs with coffee every morning and I find I have good energy levels throughout the day without the afternoon crash. (Posted on 12/3/2014)*