So Days 3, 4 & 5 of my back to basic diet have been slightly different. I reduced the time of my fast and had lunch around 1.00pm. Here’s what those 3 days have looked like
6.00am – Glass of water with added salt
6.10-6.40 Infrared sauna with mindfulness session
8.00am Bulletproof Coffee – Upgraded low toxin coffee beans, grass-fed butter, brain octane oil & 2 tablespoons of Upgraded Collagen protein
Morning – Water with Dr Flanagan’s Crystal Energy
11.00pm – Black Bulletproof coffee (single shot)
1.00pm – Small homemade burger with green salad/avocado salad with hot smoked salmon, olives & capers
Afternoon – Sparkling water, herbal tea
7.30pm – Salmon, pureed cauliflower with butter and avocado pieces, baked kale in brain octane oil, baked Brussel sprouts/ grass fed beef steak, sprouting broccoli, black kale. Day 5 slight change as at a BBQ and not much choice – had 1 burger and 1 pc of chicken along with 2 charcoal tablets (not sure of quality of meat)
My energy was a little low on day 3 so I supplemented with Unfair Advantage. Apart from that, my cravings have reduced and my appetite has also reduced. I’ve lost around 5lbs
Day 6, 7 & 8
Day 6 was a Saturday I followed the same routine as Days 3-5. BP coffee in the morning and no lunch. Dinner was leg of lamb with veg.
Day 7 – Sunday. BP coffee in the morning. Lunch at 2.00pm Salmon with green salad enjoyed outside in the garden with Sparkling water. The difference today was I did a 17mile road bike ride followed by 25mins infrared sauna and a clay face mask by Alitura. This is one of my absolute favourite clay masks. My skin just feels silky smooth afterwards. For dinner we had roast chicken with veg and gravy made from home made stock. I had a bit of a dicky tummy so took some further charcoal, I think it was the BBQ 2 days earlier.
Day 8 Monday (Bank Holiday 30/05/16)
My weight this morning was 6lbs lighter than same time last Monday. A good start. More importantly my energy levels were steady. My sleep tracker reported a good sleep the night before. I started the day with a Bulletproof Coffee with an added scoop of Upgraded Collagen. Then walked the dog for 50 mins in the woods. I then switched things up a bit and had a 2 egg omelette with a side of bacon. Then did a 12 mile mountain bike ride 6 miles up hill to Loch Ordie and then a bone shaking 6 miles back. Dinner was Chicken curry made with left over roast chicken, spices, spinach, home made chicken stock, Coconut milk. For my kids I added some white rice. As a little treat I had 1 small square of raw chocolate.
This last week I really wanted to make sure I focused on all the basic areas. Diet – I’ve kept this simple, eating good quality ingredients, no processed food, healthy fats and lots of water & I avoided all alcohol during the last 8 days. Light – I’ve made sure I’ve stuck to using the infrared sauna and got out of my office and into nature. Exercise – I kept this light to start with and then introduced some walking and cycling finishing off with some good cardio on my mountain bike riding up some good inclines. Spirit – My goal here was to reduce my stress levels. The mindfulness practice really centres me and gives some great insight. Cutting out toxins and exercise helps my body process the stress better as well. Fasting – although I really only had 2 days of 24 hour fasting it really helped to kickstart my body into Ketosis. Along with letting my cells switch on some repair work. The other 6 days the fast was reduced to around 16 hours. I’m 6lbs lighter, feeling a lot more chilled, energy levels are high and super motivated to continue for the next 7 days
To your health
Sometimes it’s time to reset and go back to basics. In the business world this is called our default diary. It’s the routine you know you should have but one that over time you veer away from. It’s the path that takes us towards our goal. The daily actions that move us towards our vision of the future. We all get those ah’ha moments. The slap the forehead moment. Where we realise we’ve lost our way a bit. So every now and then it’s time to take stock and when everything seems to be running away from us, pause and press the reset button read more →
I tried the protein fast recommended by Dave Asprey The Bulletproof Executive. The reasons to have a protein fast once per week is it allows your digestive system to perform ‘maintenance’. As you are not taking in protein you actually digest your own protein which is called autophagy. This may sound like a thing you don’t want to happen but actually it allows your cells to self repair, also your enzymes are able to clear out toxins and ‘cell debris’. Dave also says it can greatly improve your sleep quality as it improves your mitochondria function, as well as increase weight loss. read more →
There’s a few ingredients that are key to making Bulletproof Coffee. Of course the most important one is the coffee beans. Whats important about the beans is how they are produced? Upgraded Coffee beans are said to be free of moulds and toxins, and when you buy Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee beans you can be sure of the quality. However its not always that easy to get hold of these beans plus price is an issue especially when you are trying this coffee for the first time. When you are choosing an alternative bean you want to make sure a these 4 factors.
1. Is it organic?
2. How is it roasted?
3. Where is it grown?
4. Can you trust the supplier?
Not all coffee is equal and if you choose the wrong one this can have the opposite effect to what you are trying to acheive which is clear out brain fog, cut out the coffee crash and don’t get headaches.
We do carry an alternative choice of beans that you can make your ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ with. Bioupgraded Coffee is an organic bean which is roasted every month. It comes in 2 sizes 250gm for £9.99 or 1kg bags for £31.99.
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What’s the difference between Brain Octane oil and MCT oil and which one should you choose?
Upgraded MCT oil is an extract of 2 key fats that make up coconut and palm oil. C10 Capric acid and C8 Caprylic acid. Both quickly oxidize into ketones which is good for your metabolism and your brain. Upgraded Brain Octane Oil only has the C8 fat.
Both C8 and C10 have be shown in studies to be good for the brain however its C8 which has been cited as particularly good for the brain and C10 for your metabolism.
Some studies have found that MCT is good for weight loss as it helps in the process of excess calorie burning as well as reducing your appetite.
Dave Asprey (Bulletproof Executive) suggests using MCT oil if your main goal is to loose weight otherwise use Brain Octane oil if your main focus is mental clarity. Both should have a positive effect with an increased in energy levels. MCT oil is cheaper than Brain Octane oil as its a longer process to just extract the C8 fat. However as Brain Octane oil is 18 times stronger than MCT oil it convert to ketones a lot faster.
You can use both to make Bulletproof Coffee. But as MCT oil is cheaper one suggestion is use Brain Octane oil to make your bulletproof coffee and use MCT oil to replace other oils in your recipes such as salad dressings.