Bulletproof Coffee Is A Good Start, But Not The Bulletproofiest!
Was hoping to hear of others who've found, loved, and subsequently improved upon bpc.
[for clarity, i should mention that my morning drinks may not work for you. These are just some things i've been doing]
after a long while of paleo-type diet, I found BP a couple months ago, and love it! While I didn't adopt the low-myco approach too much at all (would be nice, if I could double my grocer bill for same amount of food, but cannot..), but i adopted bpc, ckd, and LOW carb. I've had notable results in energy, well-being, sleep, etc (keep in mind this is coming from a solid diet/training, so this was all just 'refinement', not 'off the couch')
My mornings were just bpc, and I'd wait til after training to break my fasting. This wasn't enough nutrients to support my training. After much tweaking, thought and trial/error, my newest morning approach is done 4-5d/week (the other days I do black coffee only)
1: black coffee upon waking,
2: saltwater: (~750ml warm-water with: ~1/4tsp salt, ~1/8tsp epsom salt (magnesium sulfat), ~1/8tsp baking soda. I use this to swallow my D and potassium); After last sip, I refill shaker with ~400ml water, 10g bcaa+glutamine, and ~3g creatine, and chug that as coffee's brewing.
3: "Coffee" : 1l with coffee, 2-3bags green tea, 1/2tsp dark cocoa, adn usually stuff like vanilla, cinnamon etc. This gets about 3tbsp butter and 2tbsp coconut oil per liter, these come out thick/frothy/delicious!
I'll usually require another 'nutrient' drink between my coffee and my training (this drink is typically a couple of eggs in water, maybe more creatine if needed)
I wanted to share this because one size does not fit all for bulletproofing, wehther coffee, diet or even lifestyle. Learning the core bp tenets is definitely useful, but you need to modify these things to fit you. Weeks ~3-5 on the bulletproof diet were difficult for me as my training intensity started to tank (I train daily, usually twice daily). I also have a tendency towards anxiety if overstimulated, and the bp coffee fasting was causing this on occasion.
Doing my swaps (whether adding amino's, whether getting my magnesium in the morning, whether swapping out some of the coffee and swapping in tea instead) all made this work much better for me. From weeks 3-5 when my problems started, til now (~wk 8), I slowly modified the 'standard bpc' to where I have it today - I cannot recommend 'my' bpc protocol enough IF you are experiencing any of the hangups i'd mentioned.
Happy Tuesday BP Board!