Bulletproof coffee is a hot topic today. I am not here to say the claims scientifically work or don't work. I am here to provide one quick reminder that may be helpful to some of you out there.
First, let's say your using the complete bulletproof recommendation of butter and MCT oil. That roughly will come out to about 400 total calories. Many people tell me they are drinking butter/oil coffee in order to become fat adapted and burn body fat for fuel as they Intermittent fast or just skip their breakfast. True, you're burning fat alright - just not the fat initially I think most were after. You see your body is going to utilize and burn off the 400 calories of fat first before ever taping into its own fat storage for energy. Again, this isn't saying the butter/oil coffee is bad, wrong, doesn't work or have benefits, etc.. This is just letting you know that if your in need of a plateu buster and lose a few lbs don't forget that maybe dropping the butter/oil would;
a - apply a 400 cal total calorie reduction to your day (400 x 7 = 2800 cals. Thats close to the 3500 calorie defect to lose a pound)
b - allow your body to utilize its OWN fat for fuel vs. the fat provided from the butter/oil
Now, like me you may love the taste, or the cognitive feeling you get from the fats. Many need them because the hunger is real and the fats help satiate you and keep things zen. However if black coffee treats you just fine then don't be afraid to give it a go, your physique may thank you in the end.