Lately I have been feeling very inspired by the philosophy of ketosis and the bulletproof diet. Now, before I begin explaining exactly what that means I want to let everyone know that I don’t believe in following any set “diet” plan as it is too restrictive and can lead to unhealthy and obsessive thoughts for me. I love to dabble and try recipes from a multitude of different diets but I follow the diet of listening to my body and fueling it with real, good food to support my fitness goals and everyday activities.
The idea of ketosis and bulletproof diet in summary, is to remove any source of sugar and glucose from your diet and replace it with healthy fats. By doing so you will put your body into a state of ketosis which is when your body will burn ketones produced from the liver (fat) instead of glucose (sugar) for energy. To achieve this you need to fill your body with nutrient dense whole foods such as avocado, coconut (in its many forms), nuts, quality oils, organic proteins, vegetables and low sugar fruits. Majority of your intake should be fats.
On a day to day basis I try to avoid foods high in sugar and glucose anyways, just do to the way that they make my body feel and do consume a large amount of high quality fats but not nearly to the amount that the bulletproof philosophy suggests. I began experimenting with incorporating more fats into my diet to align with the bulletproof philosophy in my smoothies and slowly has evolved to incorporating the bulletproof philosophy into everything I eat. In smoothies I add a serving of fats into the base and then top them with grain free, high fat granola, for lunch I have increased the serving of avocado and added a fat rich dressing to my salads, all my snacks have a serving of vegetables or a low sugar fruit and a dense source of fat to help stabilize my hunger and blood sugar until my next meal. This is just a way I personally have chosen to eat and incorporated healthy fats but by no means am I suggesting that everyone eat this way. I do however hope you are inspired to cut down on the sugar and really jack up the fat intake as I have found it to benefit my body’s overall performance cognitively, activity wise and skin health.
Sart increasing your fat intake by shaking yourself up one of these high fat, low sugar smoothies!
1 medium zucchini
1 cup sliced frozen strawberries
large handful spinach
1 tbsp coconut butter
1 scoop Nuzest Vanilla Protein
1 tsp ashwagandha powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp spirulina powder
1 tbsp Bulletproof Brain Octane (optional)
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until fully combined. Pour into your favorite shake glass or cup and top with fresh blueberries, more coconut butter and grain free granola (recipe coming soon).
This post is a very very brief summary and explanation of what ketosis and the bulletproof diet is all about. If you are interested in increasing your bodies fat intake I would suggest checking out other resources and doing your own research to find what works best for you and your body. I have found the Bulletproof Website and Crosby Tailors Blog very inspirational and will provide you with ideas on how to increase your fat intake.