Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Morning Joe

I like to watch Morning Joe on MSNBC. A balanced viewpoint. Left and right. I like to see what Mika is wearing (yes, shallow) and actually I like to see what Joe is wearing as well.

And I like to listen to them.

This morning I was up so early they weren't even on yet! But now that they are, this morning they are broadcasting from a pub somewhere. The pub looks very contemporary. I want to have breakfast there with the chic-looking crowd.

And I am drinking my morning joe. Can't start my morning without my morning joe.

And I want to talk about bulletproof coffee. Lots of buzz in the paleo/primal community about this way to help with intermittent fasting. I personally love to intermittent fast a bit during the week. I've found that since I've been in my 50s it's difficult to maintain a certain weight unless I eat very low calories. I know many believe that's not a good thing, but there is a separate thought that eating lower calories is beneficial for our longevity.

I do it to maintain and lose weight. And it makes me feel pretty darn good.

When behaving (which I am) I like to eat one main meal during my day. I start with my beloved coffee. I like to have that first large mug with a bit of heavy cream and stevia. Mmmm! Some good fat, the caffeine I love, and a bit of natural sweetness.

Then I decide which meal I am eating that day. Totally depends on what I am doing.

For instance, today I am meeting an old co-worker for lunch (Cute-Girl-Training-Me from when I worked at The Tumbler) so lunch is my main meal. Then I'm heading to the gym and later in the afternoon I am volunteering from 6:30 to 9:30. No supper.

So, my second cup of coffee will most likely be bulletproof.

Recipe for Bulletproof Coffee

place in a blender (I use my magic bullet):
fresh brewed coffee
2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (optional if you have none, but from what I read this is good for boosting metabolism)
I like to add a generous dusting of cinnamon cuz I love it

It turns into a frothy, creamy, hot, and surprisingly delicious and satisfying drink. When I first read about this I nearly gagged thinking about butter in my coffee. I tried it and now I'm a convert.

The point of the bulletproof recipe is satiety. The fat from the butter and MCT oil is satisfying and will stave off rumbly tummies for quite a long while. Hours if you can believe. And it contains no carbohydrates. And because I’m having it for breakfast, I am setting my body to burn fat for energy all day long.

I can totally see how this wouldn't be for everyone. But if you are intrigued, give it a whirl. Literally!

1 comment:

T said...

I get this.

I've done the IF thing (my days before contest prep) and it does work and teaches you to train your hunger hormones. And the fact that this way of eating promotes a cleared mental focus, surprisingly energy, and longevity is reason enough for ME to give it high marks.

I MUST TRY this bulletproof coffee. Never heard of this, but I imagine I'd love it.

Might give the whole IF thing another whirl at some point. My oldest son has been doing it for over a month and he's hooked.

Report back on your satiety and overall alertness. I'm intrigued.