Morning coffee has always been sacred. My alarm goes off at 6:30 and I have to get the kids out the door on their way to school by 7:30. Waking up before the kids to meditate or journal is not my gig. Even with a self-imposed curfew of 10:30 pm, I don’t fall asleep until 11:30 pm. Two cups of coffee with milk in the hour that I am running around brushing hair and making breakfast has always been my routine. Never a breakfast person, I would wolf down a protein bar or banana, just in case “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” wasn’t just a marketing slogan. By 10:30-11, the caffeine wore off, and I was famished.
I first heard about David Asprey last July at a Tony Robbins event called Unleash the Power Within. A separate post will detail this event. The week after UPW, I noticed The Bulletproof Diet Book on my nightstand. I had not made the connection between the coffee and the orange diet book that I had purchased per a buffed friend’s recommendation. After flipping through it, unwilling to take on the fancy coffee and rigid diet plan, I moved it from my bedside table to Daniel’s. When God wants us to know something, it happens repeatedly. We are never at risk of missing what we are meant to know. One morning a few weeks later, I woke up to Daniel handing me a mug of frothy yellow coffee.
The discovery of Bulletproof coffee was a game changer. Aside from being delicious, it is also more satisfying than food. Daniel and I drink it every morning and don’t eat until lunch. My productivity is highest in the morning, due to my bright brain space. It’s the time when I write. I don’t follow the diet plan because I gave up restrictive diets after overcoming eating issues in my early 30s. Without trying, I have lost weight as a result of my new schedule. Hunger is a slower build now; the caffeine doesn’t drop me so abruptly. In the beginning, the French press and blender seemed like a hassle to deal with every morning, and now it’s a delight.
There is a science behind it that I won’t bother explaining since you can read about it here: