Want to get into the Bulletproof Diet but not sure where to begin? or perhaps you’re wanting help to keep the diet going? Read on for our top 10 secrets for Bulletproof Diet success.
No matter where you are on your journey, these core Bulletproof principles will apply to anyone.
Let’s get into it!
1. Healthy fats instead of sugar!
The famous myth of ‘dangerous fats’ must come to an end: fats can do wonders for your body. In recent times, an increasing number of scientists are constantly proving the benefits of certain fats –you just need to pick the right kind.
You can find a hefty number of good fats here.
2. Never consume synthetic
A piece of advice as sane as it sounds, but you’d be dazzled to find just how much of the food we eat contains synthetic additives, preservatives, and colours.
One of the most important rules of thumb states that less necessary additives tend to be the more dangerous ones. Vivid artificial colours, flavour-enhancers, sweeteners and high-fructose syrups, all of them can cause a plethora of harmful effects ranging from obesity and diabetes to cancer and tumors.
A (scary) list of some of the bad additives and consequences of their use can be found here.
The best way to stay safe and healthy is to avoid them as much as you can by using only natural additives.
The best way to stay safe and healthy is to avoid additives as much as you can by using only natural.
3. Avoid gluten
More and more people today actively try to eliminate gluten from their plate, and not without a reason.
Gluten can be found in grains like wheat, corn, and oat, and those should be replaced with their gluten-free alternatives like sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, and yams.
Gluten is harmful due to its property of sticking (the name ‘gluten’ comes from glue) into balls of proteins when mixed with water to form dough, which causes our immune system to consider it a form of dangerous foreign bacteria-like organism.
Gluten-intolerance and gluten-linked adverse effects are ever on the rise because of our eating habits. Change them now!
4. Use the right oils
Consuming bad oils leads to degradation of your health on many levels. As I stated in my first point, wrong kinds of oil can be dangerous for your health, and when heated can oxidate, meaning they become unstable and carcinogenic, and by that increase the chance of inflammatory and heart diseases.
How to find the right oil for you? Read this and find out for yourself.
5. Quality protein is the only good protein
Protein represents our bodies’ energy-booster and strength-enhancer, as well as the main building block of our organism, but could also become an enemy of our health when consumed in wrong kind (with added salt and other additives) and wrong amounts. What are the best sources of protein, you probably ask yourself.
Some of the top-priority protein sources are:
- Grass-fed beef and lamb
- Pastured eggs
- Wild fish like anchovies, haddock, and salmon.
Be strong, energy-packed, and healthy, but happy as well, as quality protein increases the amount of serotonin, the happiness hormone. Check out our pure protein packs for extra quality.
6. Drop the beans
Beans, although rich in proteins and being primary protein-source for vegetarians and vegans, should be avoided for a number of reasons.
One compelling reason is that they are poisonous. Yes, you read that right.
Beans, like other legumes, are rich in lectin which acts as a protective biological defense mechanism. It binds to carbohydrates and prevents protein synthesis.
The risk can vary from type to type of beans, and can be reduced by thoroughly thermal processing (of course, rinse and sprout your beans first!), but the safest way is to avoid them altogether.
7. Re-prioritize your dairy-product shopping list
Not all dairy is good for you, as you’ll find out in a minute. Although milk in it’s original form is fine, milk is generally processed to become homogenized, pasteurized, reduced in fat or completely fat-free.
We’ve talked about the dangers of consuming processed foods, so I won’t repeat myself here, but if you really can’t find raw dairy, tend to pick grass-fed and fat-intact milk and dairy products.
That way you’ll use most of what milk can offer you!
Check out Bulletproof grass-fed ghee as an alternative.
8. Organic, organic, organic
It can’t be stressed enough! Going organic is well worth in general, but in diets like this it becomes even more important.
The reasons include environmental, economical, as well as social, but here we’ll focus on its effect on your diet solely.
Organic food is…
- Richer in taste, nutrients, vitamins;
- Free of concealed chemicals and potentially harmful agents.
Vitamin C, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, as well as other minerals and beneficial factors are always found much more in organic than non-organic foods.
It is worth the somewhat higher costs, since the long-term benefits greatly outweigh the short-term expenses.
9. Cook your food slowly
If possible, of course, but most foods can be cooked on low-temperatures. The advantages of this way of thermal processing include evenly cooked ingredients and meat, preservation of nutrients, and generally tastier meals.
This is due to thermal capacity of water in food, which is more equally distributed when cooked slowly.
Avoid frying and microwaving!
Overheating kills many of valuable ingredients we wish to keep in our meal. Patience is a virtue, for you and your body as well.
10. Go easy with the fruit
Fruit isn’t an addition to food, but food itself. A couple of servings per day are more than enough.
Pick refreshing berries and fruits that are low on fructose instead of apples, watermelons, bananas, and pineapples.
Fructose is a heavy sugar, in sense that it’s not easily processed in our bodies. Reduce your carb and sugar levels, and treat fruit as dessert, not main course.
Some Parting Tips
Of course, not all of these Bulletproof Diet steps are required to be taken vigorously and immediately when you begin with your Bulletproof diet, but sooner the better. Ease your way into it to ultimately improve both your mind and your body.
Here are some additional pieces of advice to help you progress on this diet course.
- A battle lost doesn’t mean failure. You caved and had a no-no fast-food burger? You fell under your cravings and ate that ice cream you told yourself not to? Don’t despair, achieve victory in steps. The closer you stick to Bulletproof diet, you’ll be more Bulletproof yourself!
- Use spices for more nutrients and more adequate taste. Remember, only natural!
- Let your body count for you. Stop when you’re full instead of listing calories, just be mindful whether you eat out of hunger or out of boredom.
- Again, pick your meat carefully. If grass-fed isn’t available, get the leanest-looking grain-fed meat in the market or stick with fish.
- No more excuses. Not again. Each step closer is a step closer to your-perfected-self. You’re focused on your mind and your body. There’s no going back. You can do this. You will do this. It’s a matter of will, so decide now and seize your victory. If backing out means biting a bullet, go Bulletproof!
- Continue learning. Check out these advanced tips.
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