It feels like everywhere I look, people are drinking Bulletproof coffee for weight loss. My social media is filled with comments, memes and pictures from people who have fallen in love with it. It’s definitely different. It’s certainly new. What I wanted to know is if it was worth the hype.
Everybody claims that Bulletproof coffee for weight loss is the best way to start the day. I wanted to get on board with it, but it went against everything I’d previously believed about losing weight. After all, I’ve always felt that a morning cup of coffee was fine as long as I drink it black. This asked me to do the opposite of that.
What Goes in Bulletproof Coffee for Weight Loss?
Believe it or not, if you drink Bulletproof coffee for weight loss the way it recommends on the label, you’re drinking coffee, butter and oil. A lot of it.
Yes, that’s right. To lose weight, you’re drinking coffee with two tablespoons of Brain Octane (made from coconut oil) and two tablespoons of grass-fed unsalted butter. Coffee has zero calories – makes sense so far. The Brain Octane has 130 calories per tablespoon…hmmm. The grass-fed, unsalted butter (in my case, it was ghee) contains 112 calories per tablespoon. Uh…
My Bulletproof coffee for weight loss contained 484 calories per mug – and that was before I got started on breakfast! It was hard for me to swallow – so to speak – but there has been so much great press I had to give it a try.
What is Bulletproof Coffee for Weight Loss Like?
The package tells you to ease your way into adding the oil and butter. It recommends starting with a teaspoon of Brain Octane on your first day. Over the days that follow, keep adding to the amount of Brain Octane as you become accustomed to it until you reach the full two tablespoons. I highly recommend following this advice. It also recommends easing into the butter. Ditto.
I ground my beans, used my French press and added my wealth of calorie-packed ingredients. I watched the coffee whirr in my blender and got ready for the most high-effort coffee I’ve ever made. Still, Bulletproof coffee for weight loss would be worth the effort. Plus, I have to say, it looked like a beautiful latte, and it smelled phenomenal.
Sipping it was not what I was expecting. The taste was decent but even at the lowest dose, that was a very oily, buttery coffee. My lips felt like I was applying a balm every time I sipped. Moreover, because I didn’t sip it all right away – it takes me about an hour to drink my coffee – it had time to settle…and separate. Drinking coffee through a layer of melted butter and oil was not my favorite experience.
Do I Love Bulletproof Coffee for Weight Loss?
It’s grown on me, believe it or not. I’ve discovered a way to drink it that I enjoy. I’ll likely buy it again when I’m done. The coffee itself is delicious. I like it with one tablespoon of the Brain Octane and about a half teaspoon of butter. Beyond that is just too oily for my taste. But at that balance, I love it. I feel energized, positive and ready to attack my day.
Did I lose more weight than I did without it? Nope. I stayed the same. I was impressed that despite all those calories, I didn’t gain weight! I wouldn’t say that Bulletproof coffee for weight loss on its own is a miracle. That said, I would agree that it’s energizing and tasty when you find the balance that is right for you.