New To Bp

Hello All,


 


I am new to BP and would like to make sure I understand the general concepts correctly before attempting the diet. I have a lot of weight to lose 90-100lbs I would like to start the BP diet along with the Intermittent Fasting in the morning. Now if i understood what i read correctly i follow this basic routine every day 7 days a week:


 


Time wake - 2PM : have BP cofee. If i am hungry i can have another cup of BP coffee


2PM - 8PM: eat following the BP diet staying as close to the green side as possible and do no drink BP coffee during this time.


 


 


Is that the basic concept? has anyone had success with this? Also if/when i reach my goal do i just switch to the full BP diet?


 


Thanks in advance for your help.


 


Al


 


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  • Welcome.


    Yes, you have a general idea of the basics.


    I have lost about four inches from my waist in about five or six months. Starting off I just swapped out my coffee sugar bomb in the morning and afternoon to bulletproof style. Slowly I removed foods that were not BP and got deeper into removing carbs to the point of refeeding every two to four days. On my day off from work I sometimes eat breakfast of eggs and bacon otherwise only eat lunch and dinner. It takes time, but you start to learn how foods react with you when you have cleaned up your diet. For example, gluten does not have the same extreme effect on me as others, but it is enough that I avoid it whenever possible.
  • Thank you for your reply. can you explain what you mean by "refeeding every two to four days" does that mean you do an IF fast for say 3 consecutive days then eat normally on the 4th day?



  • Thank you for your reply. can you explain what you mean by "refeeding every two to four days" does that mean you do an IF fast for say 3 consecutive days then eat normally on the 4th day?




     


    Women seem to need a refeed 2x or more a week, most men are good with 1x a week. Refeed ≠ cheat. You're still eating BP foods, but the macronutrient (carb/fat/protein) ratios change.  


     


    Because the BP diet infographic suggests you only have one serving of starch or fruit per day, in the evening, the rest of your carbs are coming from veggies, and so much of that is fiber that this counts as a fairly low carb diet. (Net carbs are the usable carbs, they are total carbs minus fiber.) 


     


    So, a refeed is a day where you focus on getting a lot more carbs. I go for a minimum of 150g net carbs, but in a recent article on BP diet for women Dave suggested as high as 300g carbs. This is a lot. Multiple cups of white rice, or many sweet potatoes. This will ensure your body doesn't downregulate metabolism, and doesn't think you have low access to carbs. If your body "thinks" you do not have abundant access to food, it will hold on to fat. 


     


    If you increase intense exercise, daily carb needs will increase as well, generally in the post-workout window and evening. 


     


    You can do an advanced search on the forum for "refeed" and find plenty of additional info. 

  • edited November 2014

    Thanks for the info. I think i am still confused as I see there are multiple types of fasting:


     


    1. Fast from 8PM night before to 2PM next day using BP coffee and supplements. This i look at as regular fasting.


    2. Fast using BP coffee & supplements for 5-6 days straight having 1-2 refeed days. This is the the rapid fat loss protocol


     


    I think this is why i am confused as I am at first more interested to see if my body can handle the first type of fasting from 8PM night before to 2PM and eating BP diet after 2PM. I was under the assumption while eating from 2PM -8PM i would be eating carbs unless i misunderstood something. 


     


    Please correct me if i am mistaken as I am new and still trying to understand the protocols.


  • Hey everyone so today is day 3 on BP IF. So far the only downside i have is slight headaches while fasting in the morning. Everyday they seem to be a little less intense. My hunger is definitely not existent which is great. Is having these slight headaches normal at first starting the BP IF protocol? im assuming my body is adjusting to this new lifestyle. 


  • Cruiser42Cruiser42 Want to look like this again - or BETTER!

    I, too, am new to this, trying to find my way. 


     


    Here is my problem.  I am NOT hungry.  At all! 


     


    So could one of the pros tell me what I should eat if I can only eat a little bit ? 

    I do the BP coffee every morning, and basically am only eating once - around 4-6 pm.  Veggies and either GF beef or fish.


     


    Any/all suggestions very welcome!


     


    OH - it might help to say that I am a 54 year old female who wants to lose 70 pounds.


  • No galbladder and after 4pm hunger wnd evening fruit cravings.
  • Ps. Age 55 female, added collagen to 1pm bp coffee.
  • Is there ever any responses to posts on here? I see lots of questions but no answers.
  • People do answer, but it is the holidays so people may not be spending a lot of time reading forums ….


     


    I haven't been around long enough so I don't feel I'm suitable to answer ..


  • Ajfiorillo, I don't have an answer re: the headaches, sorry. Are you still having them? 


     


    Cruiser42, that's an interesting problem. What are you putting in your bulletproof coffee?  


     


    Ginal5, you can get more information regarding supplementation because of a lack of a gallbladder here. The infographic says you can have one serving of fruit or starch in the evenings. Berries, a banana or an apple with cinnamon and grass-fed/organic cream is a decent choice, especially compared to chips or ice cream. Also, collagen is great. If you notice that you're not losing weight while doing the intermittent fasting with bulletproof coffee + collegen, I'd recommend having the collagen it in the evening dissolved in water or chamomile tea rather than the morning. Timing can matter for some people, like me. 

  • Cruiser42Cruiser42 Want to look like this again - or BETTER!
    edited December 2014

    Hi, Kayaker -


    I make 2 cups.  I put 4 tbsp of Kerry gold unsalted butter and 2-3 tbsp of MCT oil.  That's it. 


     


    Last night, I ate a cereal bowl full of baked broccoli (maybe 12 stalks?) and some meatballs (I had to grind them up) from the recipies. 


    About 2 hours later, I did eat some "dessert" - a concoction I make from Lindt 90%, coconut milk and shredded coconut, plus a little raw honey and 1 packet of Stevia.


    That was it for food for me yesterday.  That's been typical.


     


    I didn't eat a lot of food before I started this, but the coffee really does fill me up!  I just don't want to undo the good work by not eating enough of the right things to lose the fat.


     


    Thanks for replying !!!  I appreciate it.


  • edited December 2014
    Ginal5, you can get more information regarding supplementation because of a lack of a gallbladder here. The infographic says you can have one serving of fruit or starch in the evenings. Berries, a banana or an apple with cinnamon and grass-fed/organic cream is a decent choice, especially compared to chips or ice cream. Also, collagen is great. If you notice that you're not losing weight while doing the intermittent fasting with bulletproof coffee + collegen, I'd recommend having the collagen it in the evening dissolved in water or chamomile tea rather than the morning. Timing can matter for some people, like me.
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    Thank you kayaker! I will try the collagen in night time tea to see if it makes a difference. I stopped the fruit at night cause Dave said to speed weight loss forgo fruit and dairy on 2 week induction. I love my fruit after dinner, don't feel so deprived.
  • I know I am just a newcomer myself (3 weeks in), but I wanted to share a bit of my experience so that it would help others that come to this particular forum.  I have been battling high blood pressure and general fatigue for some time. 


     


    Like many of you here, I read Dave's book and wanted to get started straight away.  So I ordered my BP Coffee & MCT oil & started the intermittent fasting.  I began to eliminate sugar, grains, bad oil, and toxins from my diet.  All this really made a difference.


     


    But after a week or so, what really helped me to solidify the lifestyle changes that we being recommended was to go back and reread the book a bit more slowly.  I took some notes and made some outlines I could quickly reference.  I also printed out the food chart and put it to use.  If I had to make one suggestion, it would be to review the book.  The information content is really dense, and it helps to reinforce it a bit.  There are also quite a food good recipe books dedicated to Bulletproof.


     


    Dave breaks things down really good.  What he says makes a lot of sense, and he backs it up with plenty of reference and personal experience.  Much of what he says goes against convention, but do not let that discourage you.  I have been a student of diet for over 20 years, and I too have found that many of the 'commonly accepted facts' about our diet are meant to serve a food and pharmacology industry that is more concerned with their profits as opposed to our health.  A lot of what Dave says aligns with NEW research as well as the improving organic food supply chain.


     


    I just took my blood pressure after a cup of really good BP coffee, it was 127/86.  Incredible, my bottom number is rarely under 90, and my blood pressure has never been this low after coffee.  I am using this coffee in conjunction with the BP eating plan.  Again this stresses the elimination of sugars, bad grains, bad oils, and all toxins.  You then elevate your intake of quality proteins, good fats, and quality vegetables.  All this while integrating intermittent fasting and light exercise.  Read the book, you'll see!


     


    I sincerely hope this helps & I wish all newcomers the best of luck.


     


    Take care.


  • I am also new to the BP diet. Do you guys take the 10 supplements that Dave recommends for everyone? I just started taking them, but they make me really sick to my stomach-- to the point where I throw up roughly 10 minutes after taking them in the morning. Does anyone have any idea why this would be happening? I got the brands recommended by Dave and they seem to be high quality. Any help would be appreciated! 


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