Supercharge your body. Upgrade your brain. Be bulletproof. Have you heard the claims of Dave Asprey, computer security expert, Silicon Valley investor, and entrepreneur? Asprey has spent the last fifteen years experimenting with diet, and has lost over 100 pounds.
The Bulletproof diet is the result of biohacking, which he defines as system thinking, science, biology, and self-experimentation to upgrade your body, a process of becoming superhuman. Become Bulletproof. Achieve a state of high performance, resilience, and vibrant health. The goal is to have your body, mind, and life work together for optimum performance.
Asprey feels he has been transformed into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father through his techniques, and is sharing them. Dieters can benefit from his research and experimentation, rather than complete the entire process by themselves.
Asprey has utilized the knowledge of more than 120 doctors, biochemists, nutritionists, and meditation experts to develop his lifestyle plan. He personally lost over 100 pounds, increased his IQ by 20 points, and lowered his biological age. The Bulletproof diet is available for you to follow, and perhaps achieve similar successes.
The Bulletproof diet focuses on foods that give you better nutrition, rather than traditional diets that focus on less food. Traditional diets often result in weakness, moodiness, lowered energy, and losses to the immune system. The Bulletproof diet identifies foods that keep you energized, stronger, and even make you smarter.
The Bulletproof diet is based on eating 50 – 60 percent of calories from fat, 20 percent from protein, and the remainder from vegetables. No calorie counting or measuring. The food choices are limited, and dieters are allowed the following foods.
Grass-fed beef, grass-fed lamb, pastured eggs, protein powders, hydrolyzed type-1 collagen, colostrum, cold-pressed whey protein, low mercury fish such as anchovies, haddock, sole, sardines, salmon, flounder, tilapia, trout, pastured pork, duck, goose
Grain-fed butter and ghee, grass-fed meat fat, fish oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, chocolate, cocoa butter, palm oil, almond oil, hazelnut oil, walnut oil
Avocado, cilantro, olives, parsley, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, collards, cooked spinach, kale, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuces, fennel, radishes, artichokes, green beans, summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onions
Low sugar fruits, blackberries, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon, lime, passion fruit, raspberries, strawberries
Coconut, raw nuts such as almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts
Brown, black or wild rice, organic quinoa, oats
The Bulletproof diet may be considered a modified Paleo diet. Both diets are designed to minimize toxins in the body, which can be a major source of inflammation. Dieters have found that blood sugars remain more stabilized throughout the day, avoiding a midday “crash”. Energy levels are greater, and dieters have reported sharper mental acuity. Overall moods have been positive, and reactions to stressful situations have been better controlled.
Hair loss has been reported, which can be common at the beginning of any high-fat diet. Dry skin has also been a negative side effect. Dieters have reported an increase in cholesterol levels while following the Bulletproof diet. Check with your health care provider before making any major change to your diet.