The Holes in the Bulletproof Diet
Hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of â€œbiohackingâ€ went into the most controversial diet in recent memory, the Bulletproof Diet. The increasing popularity of the Bulletproof Diet has attracted the attention of doctors and scientists who offerÂ their opinions on whether the diet works – or is healthy. Well, shocker. TheÂ experts are far from impressed, and some are even pretty concerned.
First off, we have to talk about the coffee because this is what stops most people from going any further. It contains butter. Oh yeah, your javaÂ in the morning is over 400 calories because it has literally melted grass-fed butter in it. But that is just one of the calorie-rich, fat-heavy rules the Bulletproof Diet follows. Red meat is a big part of the diet while pushing for cutting out legumes and grains, which of course flies in the face of what nearly every nutritionistÂ would recommend.
Not to say everything is crazy, but here are a few of the rules:
- Eliminate all sugar
- Eliminate all gluten
- No artificial colors or flavors
- No pasteurized dairy
- No more than two servings of fruit a day
- A ton of grass-fed meat
Some of theÂ unconventional methods in the diet may reap some benefits for people who follow them (the butter may increase metabolism despite the added 400 caloriesÂ andÂ triglyceride oil may also be helpful). But for the most part it seems like youâ€™re drinking a hot cup of snake oil.
So despite the incredible, unbelievable, superhuman advantages inside the Bulletproof Diet book, if you gotÂ it for Christmas, we want to askÂ the gifter if they saved the receipt.