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  Reply # 1223018 27-Jan-2015 10:15
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Demeter: Alright, I get it, the way I worded it was misleading. My eating habits changed last year around June (I posted in a thread about intermittent fasting about it) and I went keto. The problem with keto is that it is time-consuming and I am not the kind of person that wants to spend all weekend pre-preparing meals to have for breakfast when I am in a hurry. So when I saw the article about bulletproof coffee a few weeks ago, I checked into it and apparently a lot of keto'ers use BPC when they need a 'fat bomb' or if they don't have time to have a proper meal which is why I decided to have a go at it.


I used to help out one day a week at my kids school.  One day when I was talking to one of the teachers about how she was a favourite with the fathers, she told me she used to be overweight and had lost 35kg.  The method she did it was interesting.  As well as a normal amount of exercise she had replaced her crockery with plates half the size.  When she ate out she cut her meal in half and only ate half of it.

When I needed to buy a new set of crockery I bought both half sized and full sized dinner plates.  By default I dish with the half size plates.  If my kids are still hungry I give them more or they have fruit.  My kids don't have weight problems and I don't end up throwing away as much food as I used to.  What I see in other families is kids getting dished more food than I would eat, and then stuffing themselves with it, and then they have weight problems.  The human stomach stretches.  If you make a habit of stuffing yourself your stomach gets bigger and you don't feel full when you have eaten the amount of food that you need.

One of the things I find interesting with all the emphasis on "life hacks" people don't actually hack anything they just seem to do things that they can have conversations about.  Hacking your life when it comes to food isn't complex.  

Eat less <- dish less (smaller plates) <- prepare less (use fresh, buy less, more often or grow it)

Eat better
- the whiter and softer it is the worse it is.
- don't take remove the part that's good for you, for example the majority of the nutrients in potatoes are in the skin, the rest is just starch.
- the more packaging, the less likely it is that there is any fibre left. 



So I concede that my wording could have been better. I wasn't exactly expecting to have to explain/justify my whole diet and lifestyle timeline. A few Americans I know put butter in their coffee for no other reason than they like the taste. It seemed really odd (and frankly disgusting) to me until I tried it. I totally get that anything other than water in coffee is a terrible sin for people who take their coffee seriously, like a lot of the Geekzoners seem to. I was genuinely just curious if anybody else had tried the stuff and if they liked the taste.

I'm guessing you won't be trying it. tongue-out



The only time I put the protein and fat of the cow in my coffee is when I also put a large slug of Jamesons.  When it comes to Americans and coffee, having had coffee in the US I'm not sure we're trying to drink the same thing.  But then again most Kiwis just want coffee flavoured Zap.

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  Reply # 1223091 27-Jan-2015 11:33
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 So I concede that my wording could have been better. I wasn't exactly expecting to have to explain/justify my whole diet and lifestyle timeline. A few Americans I know put butter in their coffee for no other reason than they like the taste. It seemed really odd (and frankly disgusting) to me until I tried it. I totally get that anything other than water in coffee is a terrible sin for people who take their coffee seriously, like a lot of the Geekzoners seem to. I was genuinely just curious if anybody else had tried the stuff and if they liked the taste.


I've been drinking BPC for about 2 months now with a bit of a break over the Xmas period.  Like you I make it from good coffee beans roasted in NZ, unsalted butter and coconut oil rather than buying in to the American BPC 'must haves'.  I like the taste and when I leave for work at 6am its much easier to stomach than bacon and eggs.  I have a sedentary job in IT so I think it's helping with my very slow weightloss.  At weekends I have eggs benedict or scrambled eggs with bacon for breakfast because I know I'm going to be doing a lot more moving around than on weekdays and I have the time to make it.

I also try to eat low carb and think we are very lucky in NZ that we have relatively easy access to such fresh produce rather than being in the US where they struggle to even buy real butter!

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  Reply # 1223185 27-Jan-2015 13:00
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As I only drink coffee black, there's not much you can add to it to make it anything other than a tasty beverage. I'll just have to stick with eggs/bacon for breakfast. ;-) Bummer




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  Reply # 1224569 29-Jan-2015 09:53
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"Delvina Gorton, dietitian and National Nutrition Advisor for the New Zealand Heart Foundation, looks at the debate around high-fat diets and whether that spoonful of butter in your morning brew is a good idea."

Should you put butter in your coffee?






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  Reply # 1239623 15-Feb-2015 22:30
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Can people who tried it post what brands of what they used and how much? Cheers

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