Bulletproof Diet Summary

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The lowdown: Learn how to hack your body, lose weight, and increase your mental health with this Bulletproof Diet summary.

If you are reading this book summary, odds are you’ve heard of the Bulletproof Diet. Or, you’ve at least heard of Bulletproof Coffee, where you put butter in your coffee.

The coffee took a lot of the headlines, but there is more to the Bulletproof Diet than buttering up that coffee.

After all, we all love a bit of butters…


The Bulletproof Diet: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Dave Asprey (Author) – P. J. Ochlan (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 12/02/2014 (Publication Date) – Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

The three main lessons from the Bulletproof Diet are:

  1. Bacteria in your gut causes insulin resistance
  2. Maintain a moderate amount of high quality protein in your diet
  3. Eat the right fats to lose weight
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Lesson One: Bacteria in your gut causes insulin resistance

Many people don’t know the important role the bacteria in our gut plays in our health.

In studies involving mice, when gut bacteria from obese mice was placed in regular mice, the regular mice overate and they become more resistant to insulin.

Naturally thin people have high counts of Bacteroides phylum. You can generate more of this bacteria by eating more Polyphenols. Polyphenols are found in brightly colored vegetables (carrot, bell pepper), coffee, and chocolate.

Lesson Two: Maintain a moderate amount of high quality protein in your diet

Protein is vital in any healthy diet; it helps with muscle mass and bone density.

But, not all protein is created equal.

If you’re looking eating meat, then look to eat grass-fed beef.

Grass-fed beef has more nutrients and fewer toxins than grain-fed meats (which is what we mostly find in stores).

In fact, a study showed that grain-fed meats was so low in omega-3 that it didn’t even qualify as a meaningful dietary source.

A way to see this at the butcher’s is to look for a shade of yellow in the fat of the meat.

Lesson Three: Eat the right fats to lose weight

As you probably noticed with the whole ‘butter in the coffee’ thing, a lot of the Bulletproof way involves eating a lot of fats.

These days, the scare campaign against fats is nearly over. For decades people avoided fats, fearing it lead to weight gain.

Your body needs essential fats like omega-3s, which it doesn’t product on it’s own.

Your body needs high-quality fat to operate. Fats are a part of our brain, and all of our cells and organs.

Fat is also the basis of myelin, which lines the nerves and allows electricity to run through them. Myelin literally makes you think quicker as your nerves process quickly.

Fats suggested in the Bulletproof Diet are MCT oil, Ghee, Cocoa Butter, Krill Oil, Sunflower Lecithin, Avocado Oil and Grass-fed Butter.

My Personal Takeaway

There are definitely parts of the Bulletproof diet which I like. I tried a low-carb way of life for a while, and while it worked to a degree, personally I found it hard to maintain.

You can also argue that the book highlights supplements that Bulletproof sell (at a high price).

Did this summary excite you?

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Put it into action

Get more sleep!

Seriously, no matter if you think the diet is a piece of crap or not, every diet you look at promotes sleep.

By limiting your device usage before bed, you can improve your sleep.

You should consider buying this book if…

If you’re a person who is trying to lose weight, then you can definitely build some momentum with the Bulletproof Diet.

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Hey, I’m Erik… a Swedish university student, marketing professional, and life-long learner. Here at BookSummaryClub I summarize my favorite non-fiction books into easily digested posts. Hope you like what you’re reading!

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