Any Females Who Just Started Or Have Been Here For Awhile

By any chance do you have any inspirational stories of this plan... Like what actually happen when you first jumped on this plan?  Did you start at a normal weight, or at a heavier weight?  Do you do any hard workouts or take it easy?  Do you follow it as written or do you avoid the IF and just eat when you need food but high fat still included? 


 


I would like to know if any results from women who just joined or have been here for awhile and if they had any problems in the beginning or now..


 


Thank you.


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  • berns_yellowberns_yellow
    edited October 2013

    Hey natosha120, I would REALLY like to hear from women out there who are tinkering around with the BP diet, so I thought I'd share my story and hope others contribute as well. I'm 31 with 3 young kids, and have been getting progressivly heavier with each baby. I topped off at 184 lb with the last baby and wanted to loose those 50 lbs i'd put on in 8 yrs... so I went paleo last year, lost 20 lbs but wasn't continuting the weight loss. So in May I started IF with bulletproof coffee and sticking to the BP diet as much as possible to stay in ketosis but it was hard that first month and a half trying to get my body ketone adapted. In July i did The Whole Journey's candida cleanse and have noticed that ketosis comes A LOT faster (as in one morning of BP coffee and by the pm i'm in ketosis) so I'm hopful that the weight will come off more easily now.  


     


    I'm a full-time student with a 2 yr old, so working out doesn't happen very often. I'll take a walk, or do JJ's 15 min 4x4 workout (http://www.jjsfitclub.com/thankyou.html) or T-Tapp. I have mixed feelings about exercise, as Dave always pushes less but I feel like these 25 lbs i've lost have made my body more squishy (not a good thing!) if anyone out there has more advice on exercise let me know!


     


    So 25 lbs down, 25 lbs more to go. Tinkering with ketosis has been fun, as it gives me something to focus on-turning the stick purple is my goal in life. And I will see if it has the magical fat-loss affect many other ppl have said it has.


     


    HTH


  • Hey all-


    I was posting about my progress here earlier this summer when I started with the Rapid Fat Loss Protocol. Then, life got super hectic, vacation, work blah blah blah and I didn't keep up with my posting. BUT, I do remember starting out and being desperate for info, so I'm happy to share my experience.


     


    I'm 5'5, 123lbs, 23% body fat, 40yo female. Started at 150lbs, 31% body fat. I'm a former Div I athlete and surfer yet the past few years I packed on about 35lbs. I started doing paleo and saw so-so results but I'll admit I wasn't very disciplined and I love beer way too much. This past June after a family reunion where I looked and felt like a swollen tick... and my poor mother was mortified by my weight gain... I decided to do one week of Bulletproof IF followed by the RFLP. Cut alcohol out completely. My advice when starting is NOT to start during PMS or when your cravings are at their peak. It's a recipe for failure.


     


    The first week of BPIF I lost about 9lbs. On the RFLP the next week I lost about four, if I recall. That week was hell. It was like having the flu. I really don't recommend it. After that, I continued with the BP diet, lifted the Body By Science way with a slow movement specialist once or twice a week for 15 mins a session. My strength gains were incredible. A month ago I had a pretty gnarly and invasive surgery from which I'm still recovering. So, my diet kinda hit the shitter these past few weeks being bed/couch-ridden. Not being able to surf, lift and barely walk SUCKS. The good news is that next week I'm hopefully getting cleared to start lifting lightly again. Ive decided I'm going to do a 3x week kettlebell workout ala pg 162 in Tim Ferriss' The 4 Hour Body book. Just to mix things up. So, I've started back to my BP coffee in the morning and supplements. I did a lot of charcoal, glutathione, etc once I was off pain meds to get that crap out of my system.


     


    My fear about the surgery was losing strength/gaining weight. I don't really care about the number on the scale, but I do care about my body fat.


     


    All together I've lost 27lbs and +/- 7% body fat in nearly four months. I'd like to be about 18% body fat. I'm using an Omron body fat analyzer. Not the most accurate, I know. But I use it consistently and at the same time once a week so I at least have a ballpark idea. The mirror and your clothes really are your best way of gauging. The scale is a mind fuck so if you do weigh yourself, only do it sparingly and at consistent times. For example, every other Sunday morning after you've gone to the bathroom but before you've eaten, showered, ingested liquids, etc. Weight fluctuates too much throughout the day and your monthly cycle to be a reliable thing. And then you get down on yourself when the needle doesn't move... or moves up.


     


    Also, if you're lifting regularly, do a leptin reset 2x/week. My horrible periods are a thing of the past. I've suffered from endometriosis since my early 20's. What else. I do use supplements. If MCT oil is upsetting your stomach, take some Betaine HCL; especially in the beginning when your body is adjusting to consuming that much fat. During this surgery and recovery I've been using the PAGG fat burning stack Tim Ferris talks about in The 4 Hour Body to keep from gaining weight while I layed here and watched bad television for a month and ate crap. I haven't weighed myself/done a body fat analysis during this time (again, why mindfuck yourself esp when there's nothing you can do about it). But, from my clothes and the mirror, I don't feel like I've put much on.


     


    Here are the supplements I use:


    • MCT oil
    • Glutathione
    • Collagen (at night)
    • BCAA's (when lifting)
    • L-Glutamine
    • Vit K
    • Vit D3
    • Vit C
    • An herbal adrenal fatigue supplement
    • Vit b1
    • Vit B12
    • PAGG stack
    • Potassium (at night)
    • Magnesium (at night)
    • Nordic Naturals Omega 3 fish oil. I disagree with using krill oil for ethical and environmental reasons.

    Good luck on your journey!


    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

  • Great posts you both  :).. I think well from my experience, my fear to do IF is cause of my hormones and having trouble doing just no eating at all. However I figure my best way to go is to just approach a plan that tailors to my body allowing me from not suffering and get all crazy and hating everything i'm eating. Normally when I do certain diets or lifestyle plans, its the one thing I have to love the food to eat it all the time.  Like when I did all carbs Low fat 80/10/10 for Fruitarian and I never was happy after the 2nd or 3rd day even if it never cause weight gain to eat so much fruit it just made me have a huge headache and feel ill and sore in the mouth. 


     


    If doing low carb and just lean meat and even if my calories never got to high. my hormones went off balance and I'd just hate the food after awhile and get bored, also my depressed state would show, and i just didn't feel happy.  Got emotional easier, and felt sad or angry.


     


    Now when I add fat with balance of protein but not fat alone, I feel alot better!!


    my brains clearer, I'm more relaxed, my body heals and grows stronger. 


     


    So far been 8 days counting today..


     


    my weight from sunday to sunday was well in between was 3lbs down and then up one one sunday so 2 lbs off but today the 8th day morning I was 3lbs down again and looking slim.


     


    I've went without veggies today since had non and been eating possibly 2600-3000 a day.. one day got to 3000 about and then past days mainly 2600


     


    but I do wonder about my appetite is picking up in the morning and I don't feel full with the amount I broke my mini meals( the meals I do are like mini protein fat meals 5 meals a day) 


     


    I'm already lean and so its mainly not weight loss i'm doing just for love of real food, and I can't stand carbs at all. 


     


    I guess my weight i'm at is my right weight now that lost the 3lbs in the week yet if i lose more i'm not going to hate it lol, even tho i don't need it


     


    I think tho my appetite is picking up alot. not sure if I keep protein low even tho its not really low but lower then 300grams as i did on a lean protein diet but like half that


    so keep it there or move it up from 150 to 180 and see if that will help with appetite at my lunch and mid morning snack.. or do i just load up on more fat like do a whole avocado at each meal instead of a half. etc..


     


    mainly my fats is grass fed beef/ pork and butter kerry gold, and cheese I have like 1oz a day but its like the only sweet treat ( even tho not sweet) like i enjoy to eat.


    and avocados and pasture eggs :(yummo)


     


    :)  so far still figuring it all out


     


    going more to my  idea of fat and protein plan


     


    I do wonder if use the non grassfed butter up and like use it to add more to my dish maybe up to two tblspoons per meal instead of chaing protein ration just add more fat calories.


     


    I just never find fat to be filling. more tasty then anything lol..


     


     


    one good thing I tried this before did too much fat too fast got sick and body gained felt ill couldn't get a breath.. so reason fig go slow on fat and increase daily would be best for getting body use to it .

  • Hey scrambling rat, thanks for your story/experience. It seems like you had some great, rapid fat loss with BPIF even though the RFLP didn't sit well with you. I was just comparing what supplements you take with what I currently take. And I realize I don't take Glutathione, Collagen or L-Glutamine, what r the benefits of taking those? And do u think I will see more rapid fat loss if i add those to my regiment? Thanks for your input!


  • I have to say after, being stressed at night from something terrible that occured with a family memeber.. hoping she is ok still no word after last night.


     


    However, I seem to be doing well.  Like my calories have been high and doing well tho no more weight loss but I always have been fine with the weight i'm at.


     


    so at 2600-3000 about i think i'm doing well


     


    I just wonder about ever being hungrier to up my fat up to 3500 calories if it really will cause 1lb or if not since i'm already eating a huge amount and not gaining...



  • Hey all-


    I was posting about my progress here earlier this summer when I started with the Rapid Fat Loss Protocol. Then, life got super hectic, vacation, work blah blah blah and I didn't keep up with my posting. BUT, I do remember starting out and being desperate for info, so I'm happy to share my experience.


     


    I'm 5'5, 123lbs, 23% body fat, 40yo female. Started at 150lbs, 31% body fat. I'm a former Div I athlete and surfer yet the past few years I packed on about 35lbs. I started doing paleo and saw so-so results but I'll admit I wasn't very disciplined and I love beer way too much. This past June after a family reunion where I looked and felt like a swollen tick... and my poor mother was mortified by my weight gain... I decided to do one week of Bulletproof IF followed by the RFLP. Cut alcohol out completely. My advice when starting is NOT to start during PMS or when your cravings are at their peak. It's a recipe for failure.


     


    The first week of BPIF I lost about 9lbs. On the RFLP the next week I lost about four, if I recall. That week was hell. It was like having the flu. I really don't recommend it. After that, I continued with the BP diet, lifted the Body By Science way with a slow movement specialist once or twice a week for 15 mins a session. My strength gains were incredible. A month ago I had a pretty gnarly and invasive surgery from which I'm still recovering. So, my diet kinda hit the shitter these past few weeks being bed/couch-ridden. Not being able to surf, lift and barely walk SUCKS. The good news is that next week I'm hopefully getting cleared to start lifting lightly again. Ive decided I'm going to do a 3x week kettlebell workout ala pg 162 in Tim Ferriss' The 4 Hour Body book. Just to mix things up. So, I've started back to my BP coffee in the morning and supplements. I did a lot of charcoal, glutathione, etc once I was off pain meds to get that crap out of my system.


     


    My fear about the surgery was losing strength/gaining weight. I don't really care about the number on the scale, but I do care about my body fat.


     


    All together I've lost 27lbs and +/- 7% body fat in nearly four months. I'd like to be about 18% body fat. I'm using an Omron body fat analyzer. Not the most accurate, I know. But I use it consistently and at the same time once a week so I at least have a ballpark idea. The mirror and your clothes really are your best way of gauging. The scale is a mind fuck so if you do weigh yourself, only do it sparingly and at consistent times. For example, every other Sunday morning after you've gone to the bathroom but before you've eaten, showered, ingested liquids, etc. Weight fluctuates too much throughout the day and your monthly cycle to be a reliable thing. And then you get down on yourself when the needle doesn't move... or moves up.


     


    Also, if you're lifting regularly, do a leptin reset 2x/week. My horrible periods are a thing of the past. I've suffered from endometriosis since my early 20's. What else. I do use supplements. If MCT oil is upsetting your stomach, take some Betaine HCL; especially in the beginning when your body is adjusting to consuming that much fat. During this surgery and recovery I've been using the PAGG fat burning stack Tim Ferris talks about in The 4 Hour Body to keep from gaining weight while I layed here and watched bad television for a month and ate crap. I haven't weighed myself/done a body fat analysis during this time (again, why mindfuck yourself esp when there's nothing you can do about it). But, from my clothes and the mirror, I don't feel like I've put much on.


     


    Here are the supplements I use:


    • MCT oil
    • Glutathione
    • Collagen (at night)
    • BCAA's (when lifting)
    • L-Glutamine
    • Vit K
    • Vit D3
    • Vit C
    • An herbal adrenal fatigue supplement
    • Vit b1
    • Vit B12
    • PAGG stack
    • Potassium (at night)
    • Magnesium (at night)
    • Nordic Naturals Omega 3 fish oil. I disagree with using krill oil for ethical and environmental reasons.

    Good luck on your journey!




     


     


    what kind of adrenal supplement? is it helping? how do u know?


     


    thanks!

  • I started about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I was intrigued by the idea of better sleep, mental acuity and weight loss without hunger.   I have gained 2+ pounds since I started this. I am experiencing better sleep but no change in mental focus, though this was never a problem for me.


     


    I ate a low carb diet before; if I ate bread it was sprouted grain bread, otherwise no grains etc. I am eating organic vegetables and grass feed meats.  Avoiding things on the red side. I am not obsessively counting anything except the occasional glass of wine; a glass of chardonnay every four days or so. The bulletproof coffee does not kill my appetite.  I am frustrated!


     


    I am 59 years old and work in a high stress job, I guess we all do.  I am wondering if anyone has had weight gain issues on this diet? Rapid Fat Loss protocol; what is that? I have the 10 pounds to lose syndrome; I lost it a few years ago, but it crept back. I am stalled and frustrated and losing and gaining the same three pounds for a few years. Now I am even HIGHER!


     


    Help anyone?


  • Please advise specifically what the average day looks like for your eating and exercise and sleep.  Note that there are some of us who have gained weight on this diet.  I for one gained about 15 lbs.


  • Parsleysage, it took my body a few weeks to get used to the bulletproof coffee. If you've previously been low-fat, or even moderate fat, switching to a 100% fat breakfast is a little bit of an adjustment for your body. It might not be satiating you all morning because you aren't yet absorbing it all efficiently and using it for energy. If it only satiates you for a few hours, try drinking another cup when you feel hungry. If BPC doesn't satiate you at all (even at first), look into a digestive enzyme to help your body assimilate the fat until it is able to do so on its own. If you only have 10 lbs to lose, the RFLP is probably too extreme for you...I'd just give your body a little more time to adjust, and don't forget about the other half of being bulletproof and that's managing your stress. If you have a stressful job, you may need to adjust for that. Look into some of the bp tools to manage stress at work, and in your free time take a yoga class, get outside for a walk, meditate, etc. Weight gain is a hormonal issue and not necessarily a calorie issue.


    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. --Arthur Schopenhauer



  • Hey scrambling rat, thanks for your story/experience. It seems like you had some great, rapid fat loss with BPIF even though the RFLP didn't sit well with you. I was just comparing what supplements you take with what I currently take. And I realize I don't take Glutathione, Collagen or L-Glutamine, what r the benefits of taking those? And do u think I will see more rapid fat loss if i add those to my regiment? Thanks for your input!




    Hey berns_yellow, I'm sorry for not responding sooner. Although I am subscribed to this board I didn't receive your post. The glutathione is key for me when I go off the rails every now and again by eating something crappy. It noticebly helps the detox/healing effort.


    I don't know if you'll see more rapid fat loss by adding L-glutamine or collagen, but I lift heavily in short bursts a few times a week and those seem to help.  my recovery, along with BCAA's. Here's what Dave says about collagen... I drink it at night and add it to my BP coffee on lift days. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/my-fat-body-mistakes-vs-my-bulletproof-body-plan/


     


    I've been off dairy completely for 5 months but have been doing research on raw dairy and am going to start using it for my protein shakes.

    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     



  • what kind of adrenal supplement? is it helping? how do u know?


     


    thanks!




     


    Hi nkitajolie,


    Sorry for not responding sooner. I didn't get a notification about your post :( I use Gaia Adrenal Health http://gaiaherbs.com/products/detail/5/


     


    Honestly, I can't point directly to the product and say, "this is why I feel awesome." But, what I am doing is working and my periods are extremely less severe. Best of luck to you.

    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

  • Hey all,


    Not that anyone cares but my last post on my progress was right before I was cleared post-surgery to lift again. I've been doing Tracy Reifkind's kettlebell workout. If you haven't heard her story, you should. She's featured in Tim Ferriss' Four Hour Body. By the luck of the cosmos, she actually lives near me, so I contacted her after getting her kettlebell DVD and book, The Swing. The day after I was cleared to lift again I went to her home gym... which is kick ass. No bullshit: just weights, bars and bells. She is an amazingly cool, fit and inspiring woman. I've been doing her "On The Minute" workout twice a week (only 15 mins). One day a week I do a TRX/HIIT workout with kettlebells at the end that is still 30 mins max. I've dropped close to four pounds this month and am getting stronger <- I track all my workouts. Nerd.


     


    I've been off dairy for 5 months but have been doing lots of research on raw milk. Giving that a shot in my post-workout shake. Feel like I'm not getting enough quality probiotics and had a home kombucha attempt go wrong. We shall see... good luck, everybody! Don't give up.


    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

  • berns_yellowberns_yellow
    edited November 2013

    Thanks for the reply ScramblingRat, and we do care! love to hear other ppls hacks! 


     


    I was interested in giving kettlebells a try but didn't know where to start, i see my local library has a copy of her book i'm going to check it out. Does she give guidance as to what kind of kettlebell to buy, weight etc?


     


    Also thanks for ur input on Glutathione and Collagen. I'm wondering if collagen will help with strengthening nails and hair, both of which need help in my case. Anyone have any success with collagen out there?




  • Thanks for the reply ScramblingRat, and we do care! love to hear other ppls hacks! 


     


    I was interested in giving kettlebells a try but didn't know where to start, i see my local library has a copy of her book i'm going to check it out. Does she give guidance as to what kind of kettlebell to buy, weight etc?


     


    Also thanks for ur input on Glutathione and Collagen. I'm wondering if collagen will help with strengthening nails and hair, both of which need help in my case. Anyone have any success with collagen out there?




     


    Hey Berns_Yellow-


    I believe for women, she suggests to start at a 20lb kettlebell. I started post-surgery with a 35lb kettlebell. The type 1 Bulletproof collagen Dave sells is for hair, tissue, skin, etc. I'm hoping it will help accelerate the healing of my surgery scars. I tried using serrapeptase but didn't notice much.

    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

  • Thanks AmandaNicole: I never get heartburn and got it wicked bad when I first did the coffee; maybe the butter. I had a digestive enzyme on hand and took it for the first week and the symptoms resolved for the most part. Then I stopped taking it.  I will resume.


     


    I agree about the stress and I think you nailed it as far as it causing the hormonal issue. Thanks for your input.  I tried this past week to do some TaiChi before work and walk at lunch. Still gaining.  However, I do feel that the mental acuity thing is starting to kick in; have been doing this BP thing for a MONTH.


     


    I am NOT giving up.


     




    Parsleysage, it took my body a few weeks to get used to the bulletproof coffee. If you've previously been low-fat, or even moderate fat, switching to a 100% fat breakfast is a little bit of an adjustment for your body. It might not be satiating you all morning because you aren't yet absorbing it all efficiently and using it for energy. If it only satiates you for a few hours, try drinking another cup when you feel hungry. If BPC doesn't satiate you at all (even at first), look into a digestive enzyme to help your body assimilate the fat until it is able to do so on its own. If you only have 10 lbs to lose, the RFLP is probably too extreme for you...I'd just give your body a little more time to adjust, and don't forget about the other half of being bulletproof and that's managing your stress. If you have a stressful job, you may need to adjust for that. Look into some of the bp tools to manage stress at work, and in your free time take a yoga class, get outside for a walk, meditate, etc. Weight gain is a hormonal issue and not necessarily a calorie issue.



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