For Busy Philipps, coffee is indeed the most important part of the day, but the actress is not drinking your regular ole cup of joe. “I wake up before the kids get up and have my bulletproof coffee first thing in the morning before I workout or eat,” Philipps told PEOPLE at the Michael’s Galentine’s Day Celebration in Los Angeles on Thursday. “I’m obsessed…I’ve been doing it everyday since November.” (source: People)
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH BULLETPROOF COFFEE?
Bulletproof coffee is a blend of black coffee and grass-fed, unsalted butter. It’s frothy and smooth, like a latte, and helps you lose weight!
According to PopSugar, “it’s essentially putting oil and fat (in the form of grass-fed butter, typically) in your coffee. And although it’s currently quite trendy, the truth is that some cultures have been doing this for centuries. Spiced butter coffee is a longstanding Ethiopian tradition! Dave Asprey, the founder and CEO of Bulletproof, found out about putting butter in coffee from his travels in Tibet, where he tried “yak butter tea.”
Butter In Your Coffee? YES!
The ideal omega-6:omega-3 ratio in grass-fed butter reduces body fat. Also, the medium-chain triglycerides (MTCs) in grass-fed butter suppresses appetite by converting into energy immediately.
Does it have to be grass-fed butter? Only grass-fed butter has the right fats that regulate cholesterol, not add to it. But if you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant or want something more portable… you can use raw cocoa butter instead.
Raw Cocoa Butter Is a Healthy Fat, Just Like Grass-Fed Butter
Dr. Axe explains: “Cocoa butter is a healthy fat, mostly saturated just like coconut oil… One of the biggest advantages of cocoa butter is that it’s a very “stable” fat, meaning it isn’t likely to spoil and become rancid when heated. Unlike more delicate fat sources, such as those rich in polyunsaturated fat (like vegetable oils) or monounsaturated fat (like olive oil), saturated fats retain their nutrients and chemical composition easily even when manufactured and used in cooking.” Adding raw cocoa butter to coffee also adds more flavor and aroma to it.
Rhonda Braswell, an Amazon customer, loves the cocoa butter wafers in her coffee: “I love the cocoa butter wafers in my coffee. It is delicious, gives me energy, and tides me over till the next meal which I use as a weight-control method. Another thing that I was not expecting–my skin is so much more healthy and supple. I also believe that my workouts are more powerful now.”
ELEVATE BREW: SMART WEIGHT LOSS COFFEE
Elevate Brew is a delicious dark-roast, designed to make your body burn fat fast. One user says: “I lost 10 lbs with this coffee, and it gives me the energy without the palpitations. Most importantly is the focus I needed, brought about by Nootropics! I work 5 days a week, 60 plus hours per week, take care of 3 kids, and do schoolwork at night. With the help of this coffee, I’m able to do all of that with the help of this coffee, taking it in the morning and around 3 pm daily.” (Marylou O.)
Not just fat-burning ingredients, but also appetite altering: “Elevate coffee has fat-burning ingredients, such as green tea extract, green coffee bean extract, chromium polynicotinate that help speed up your metabolism to burn fat. However, the real secret to our formula is the nootropic ingredients that trigger other neurotransmitter responses in your brain to curb your cravings for so-called “comfort foods”.
Elevate Brew also contains nootropics that fuel your brain power and production of the “feel good” chemicals. Staying smart and happy makes you confident about your weight management. “Your cravings will cease, and you won’t feel deprived. Then the thermogenic components and appetite suppressants work to start melting fat and inches off fast. Nootropics are also powerful cognitive enhancers that improve some aspect of mental function.” says Elevate Brew.
Adding good fats like grass-fed butter or raw cocoa butter further amplifies Elevate Brew’s weight loss abilities. Laura has been drinking her morning coffee with organic cocoa butter wafers: “These have worked perfectly for buttered coffee on the keto diet. Makes it easy to include more fat for weight loss, down 8 pounds in one week! Wish I could find nutritional information on these particular wafers, however. As in, how much fat per wafer.” (Amazon review on Organic Cocoa Butter Wafers)
Good fats also make your body burn fat for energy, instead of sugars. “It’s true. Healthy fats don’t make you fat. For starters, they help provide a feeling of satiety, which prevents overeating. Fat also helps stabilize the release of carbs/sugars.” (source)
WEIGHT LOSS COFFEE – REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES
#1 SUZIE, A Converter
Suzie is a mother who drinks a cup of butter coffee, aka bulletproof coffee, every morning. She discovered butter coffee online and enjoyed it from her first cup. Combining the butter coffee with a paleo diet helped her lose 14 pounds after she stopped breastfeeding her daughter. As a nutritionist, Suzie highly recommends butter coffee to all her clients.
‘I like to start the day with a bullet coffee,’ she says. ‘It fills me up, keeps me focused and I don’t have to think about eating again until lunchtime.’ Like many butter coffee converts, Suzie blends her own cup every morning. ‘You get a really good frothy head if you mix it in a blender,’ she says. ‘It’s lovely!’
#2 SONNY, A Smart Coffee Keeps Him in Check
Sonny is determined to reach his goal weight this year. Sonny even switched to a plant-based diet. But his yearning for junk food and fatty meat was draining his motivation. Then his Elevate Brew arrived.
“Man oh man. This stuff nails every claim on the head and hard. Just on the weight loss claim I can say I honestly never feel hungry and because of that was able to stay the course, only eat natural nutritious food and I ended up losing another 10 lbs in the next 10 days. I’m plateauing now but that is typical for the loss rate I was shooting for but still another 40 or so to go to hit my fighting weight. Still, I’m on a roll here overall and this coffee makes it so easy I’m confident by 2017 I will be a mere slip of my former self at 200 lbs.”