Biohacking with Bulletproof
Biohacking is somewhat of a buzzword at the moment within the entrepreneurial world, the primary focus being ‘how do we become more productive?’
Our bodies are SO intelligent and effective at adapting, that the notion of ‘hacking’ our bodies and minds to unleash superhero like productivity/focus/peak physical condition is becoming so appealing and there are a number of methods or diets floating around to aid to that.
Now, slight disclaimer before I go any further, we are all individuals, and what works best for each person is totally dependant on that person. Even with us being family, different things work for each of us, so while we encourage trying new things to unleash your super-human, listen to your body and you will find what works best for you.
In this super productive pursuit, I decided to try out the Bulletproof diet.
This diet was developed by Dave Aspey, a hugely successful entrepreneur, who felt like his physical body and brain function, weren’t at their peak and able to fully support him in running his many businesses.
The primary emphasis on his research and in developing the diet was to reach peak productivity and brain focus while also improve physical health.
The diet, similar to but not the same as the well known Keto diet, consists of eating high fats, medium amounts of protein and low to no carbs and sugar, mixed in with intermittent fasting for good measure.
The first two weeks they suggest you are super strict so that you are able to fully adjust to the new way of eating (beware of the ‘Bulletproof flu’- flu like symptoms that can occur in this time while your body detoxifies and gets used to burning fat for fuel instead of sugar!)
Then after that, you can play around a little more with what works for you and what fits in with your lifestyle/preferences.
An example day of eating for me:
- 6am: Wakeup
- 7am: Bulletproof coffee (Single origin organic coffee blended with ‘brain octane’ oil aka coconut triglicerides & cacao butter)
- 12-2pm: Eat first meal, usually Sushi or Poke Bowl
(6-8hr eating window in which to consume all of your calories for the day)
Other meals would include grilled salmon with avocado and asparagus. Poached eggs with a side of avocado and a cashew ‘hollandaise’. Smoothie made from strawberries and raspberries and blueberries, coconut milk & avocado.
Unlike Keto, the only dairy you are permitted to consume is organic grassfed butter as an option for blending in with your morning coffee.
I committed to this from September 2018 to February 2019 and found that my energy levels were more sustained, no peaks and lows, even from the caffeine!
Brain power was much better, focus was better and had much more energy to work out.
Excess weight dropped off without trying and stayed off.
Sugar cravings were non-existent after the initial two weeks.
All in all, I would highly recommend trying it, over Keto, because there are very specific foods that you are warned away from in Bulletproof, with good reason.
The book is available for purchase and has all of the research and detailed explanations that came with developing this diet.
Comment and let us know if you’ve tried out Bulletproof living, and tell us how you felt on it, and similarly let us know what your biohacking tips are!