Day 1: My Bulletproof Challenge

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I’m a bit of a Dave Asprey fan-girl. I ❤ my Bulletproof coffee; I like to think of biomed support for special needs as a form of biohacking for optimal performance; I'm a fan of neurofeedback; and I'd like to think there's a lot of room for improvement in my own quality of life and mental performance and that I can achieve it despite years of fatigue, brain fog, and unspecified malaise.

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So yes, I pre-ordered a copy of "The Bulletproof Diet."

But I didn't read it all the way through. Oh snap!

What I did do was get my 70-something Dad and 10 year old kid with treatment-resistant epilepsy on Bulletproof coffee every morning when my parents were out here for a two-week visit. (My son gets decaf!) By the end of the two weeks, my dad's word recall was noticeably better, his sudoko puzzle time improved, and he stopped having panic-stricken moments of memory lapse. Win-win-win. I sent him home with a bottle of Brain Octane. 10 days later my mom admitted they hadn't used it and the difference was noticeable…and not in a good way. So, Grandpa's back on the good stuff and zapping up a Bulletproof coffee every morning.

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I've been making a decaf version for my kid with epilepsy and it seems to help smooth things out for him. More stable blood sugar, more ketones, more brain-building fats. I'm looking seriously at the ketogenic diet for him and this is a solid first step.

Of course I had to try it for myself. I finally read the book. The whole book! I've been walking around with it for a couple of days and it's spouting Post-Its. Today was my Day 1. I forgot to weigh myself, but I did get a baseline blood pressure of 112/77. Not perfect, but I did OK:

Breakfast: Bulletproof coffee: Coffee, 1 Tbsp Kerrygold unsalted butter, 1/2 tsp MCT, with added collagen (because I’m a woman over 40 with some extra weight to lose)

Lunch: 2 grass-fed hamburgers, 1/2 an avocado, 2 cups steamed spinach, 1 tsp butter

4 pm: Chai Bulletproof style–blended hot water with 1/2 tsp butter, 1/2 tsp xylitol, then added organic chai-style tea bag.

Dinner: 6 oz or so organic chicken breast cooked on stove top over low heat with salt, lemon juice and zest, cilantro, a little olive oil, the other 1/2 of that avocado and roasted curried cauliflower.

Updates to come.

Like the kid in The Incredibles replied when asked “What are you waiting for?”

“Something AMAZING!”

About Jill R.

Mom, mostly tired, to 3 boys, mostly wired. Pretty much obsessed with healing foods for healthy brains. And "Scandal."
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