I’m sure you’ve heard about it. Bulletproof coffee aka butter in your coffee.
So, what’s the deal? Why is this high fat morning beverage considered a healthy living body hack?
What is bulletproof coffee?
Bulletproof coffee was originated by Dave Asprey, body hacking expert and originator of the Bulletproof lifestyle.
I’ve been a avid Bulletproof coffee drinker, on and off, for the past 5 years. It helps me keep sustained energy, more so than I would with normal coffee. This sustained energy also helps me make bigger gains when it comes to exercise.
If you’ve you’ve never heard of Bulletproof Coffee before, it’s high quality coffee, blended with grass-fed butter (I like Kerry Gold) and MCTor Brain Octane Oil. MCT and Brain Octane are a concentrated form caprylic fatty acids. MCT is 9 times and Brain Octane is 18 times stronger than coconut oil. Although, coconut oil also contain these essential fatty acids and can be used in Bulletproof coffee.
The saturated fat and cholesterol in the grass-fed butter can support your hormones. They also provide a slow burn of steady energy. The Brain Octane’s medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) metabolize into fuel for your brain and promote thermogenesis, increasing your metabolism.
Basically, learning to include the right kind of healthy fats into your diet is beyond important when it comes to finding your healthy happy. Which is why I suggest you learn more about bulletproof coffee and decide if it can work for you!!
How I make Bulletproof coffee work for me:
At least 3 mornings a week I start my day with Bulletproof coffee. It includes a tablespoon of butter and some coconut oil or MCT oil for healthy fats and extra benefits. I also add a scoop of collagen powder, which has amazing benefits.
These days I have been experimenting with new varieties of super anti-oxidant coffees. Lately I’ve been into a mushroom coffee for the extra superfood benefits. I promise it doesn’t taste like mushrooms!they are all delicious. All you need now is a blender - throw in all your ingredients and pulse for a couple seconds. You’ll notice you’ve now created a frothy latte!!
One word of warning: If you aren’t used to consuming coconut oil, start slowly as coconut oil and MCT oil can cause short-term stomach upset. Start slow and allow your digestive system to get used to this high fat way of starting your day. Coconut oil and MCT oil have immune boosting, metabolism boosting, and yeast-fighting properties - they are awesome!! Just don’t jump in too fast!
Also, Bulletproof coffee can add up to about 441 calories, 80% of that is from saturated fat. When deciding to try Bulletproof coffee make sure the rest of your diet corresponds. Feel free to reach out with questions!
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe:
Make your own brain-boosting coffee drink to jumpstart your day!
Print this recipe!
Tabata is my favorite workout to share with clients - A) Because it’s a workout that can be done with limited equipment B) Because each Tabata set is only 4 minutes long, making it easy to fit in, even with the most hectic of schedules!
Here is the Tabata low down:
Each Tabata set lasts only four minutes, but it's likely to be one of the longest four minutes you've ever endured. At least if you are doing it right! Keep in mind the purpose of Tabata is to create a high intensity workout - ultimate goal during each working set is to go anaerobic, which means breathless. (aka - You shouldn’t be able to talk!!)
The structure of the program is as follows:
Try downloading a Tabata app like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplevision.workout.tabata&hl=en
This makes it a lot easier to remember what round you are on!Then be ready to push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You'll complete eight sets of each exercise.
For this at home tabata set - all you will need is:
Remember, when you are on for those 20 seconds, you should be working as hard as you can! Own your workout and modify where you need to!!
For another tabata workout - check this out!
Feel free to contact me with any you may have about ways to own your healthy happy life!!
Your body is ever changing. Having a healthy metabolism is the key to keeping busy ladies energized and feeling your best! Learning how to plan consistent meals throughout the day in a way that actually fits your lifestyle - GAME CHANGER! These meals should be nutrient dense and help maintain blood sugar levels. This will help reduce cravings and keep you feeling satisfied.
The biochemical reactions brought on by our metabolism enable us to release and use energy from carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and alcohol.2.
Your metabolism doesn’t run efficiently without you treating it properly. With the right vitamins, minerals and enzymes in your meals, your metabolism will be able to operate to it’s full potential.
Insulin is released in your body to help balance blood sugar but it also decreases your bodies ability to burn fat. That’s why knowing how to eat meals in ways that balance your blood sugar is instrumental in keeping your metabolism working.
The Squad program uses 5 meals a day - but allows you to customize these meals to work with your bodies individual needs. Squad ensures proper portion control which not only helps you stay on track towards your goals but teaches you to eat mindfully. Eating mindfully is the foundation to being able to stay healthy while still enjoying life. That’s a very important part of Squad mentality! - I mean, we all want to be HEALTHY & HAPPY, right?
To find about more about how you can be part of the Squad -click here!
Liz Sampson, ACE certified personal trainer - group fitness instructor and fitness nutrition specialist. Owner of Fit Mama Workouts and Squad Health Coach
Guess what mama? - It’s time to LET IT GO!
The most important step of finding a healthy, happy and confident you is letting go of a person (or body) that you used to have. Let go of a number on the scale that may represent a part of your life that you wish you had back. Maybe that number on the scale represents an awesome time in your life. For me it didn't.
Me at my thinnest weight was not a happy person. I was starving, anxiety ridden and constantly feeling like I wasn't good enough. Yet, after gaining pounds during fertility treatments and then babies - I longed to have that thinnest self back. Regardless of that that thinnest weight represents to you - let it go. It's time to stop shaming yourself for what you think you should be. It's time to embrace your awesome self. Take control of your health and your happiness! It's time to start listening to what your body is telling you. That means it's time to be done with the fad diets. It's time to stop listening to what works for everyone else and start focusing on what's going to make you feel like your best self. It's time to get energized! It's time to enjoy life! It's time to feel amazing and confident in your own skin!! It's time to create your healthiest and happiest lifestyle and make it last forever!! Wooohoo!!
We all have different body dispositions (body type, hormones, etc) that impact what kinds of food will work best to get us the results we are looking for. Long term results. You need the foods that make you feel your best. That means protein, minerals, vitamins, water, and yay! Even CARBS! A year ago I decided to help some of my Fit Mama clients with nutritional counseling using customized meal plans. As I helped them through this process I started to realize how finding your healthiest and happiest self had so much more to do with a way of thinking than just eating "the right" kind of foods. This mentality of mindful eating and learning to feel confident in your healthy life decisions was the foundation of the the Squad program. Squad will teach you to listen to your body. You will learn how your body type can dictate what foods you need and when you need them. Healthy nutrition does not look the same for everyone - so it’s time to take control! You have the power to start owning your health and happiness - right now!!
Are ready to let go of your hang ups? Are you ready to own your new totally awesome life?
If you are ready to start listening and learning to what your body really needs ~ Click here and find out more about what it means to be part of the Squad!