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    Default Fatties Rejoice - Bulletproof Diet is here

    Please Note this post is in no way intended to be derogatory to anyone, I am pointing it out as I am obese, if you get offended then DO NOT READ

    Hello all you fatties out there (No insult intended) I am one bigger fatty amongst us in the geek community.
    But I am actually doing something about it.
    Over the years of in-activity being in the IT industry sitting on thy arse most of the day behind a PC or Mac clicking the keyboard and mouse buttons and moving the mouse all day, the most strenuous thing some of us would be to get a cup of coffee or take away at lunch time.
    Damn whatever happened to the tea lady in the office .. :-)

    I went on diets and put up with it lost a few kilos and then piled it back on again and again.

    I have started the Bullet proof diet, and lost just over 10KG in 9 weeks, 2 pants sizes down dropping an average of 1kg per week.

    Very easy to do, seems complex but once you get started and work out a routine it is easy.

    The founder Dave Asprey went from 300 pounds to 200 pounds ZERO Exercise !!!

    Check it out

    Bulletproof Home Page
    The Bulletproof Executive

    Diet Explained
    » The Complete Illustrated One Page Bulletproof Diet (Upgraded Paleo) The Bulletproof Executive

    How to make the coffee
    » Recipe: How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof…And Your Morning Too The Bulletproof Executive


    Local supplier of the Upgraded coffee and MCT oil is
    Bulletproof Coffee, Primal Blueprint & Paleologix in Australia | Optimoz.com.au

    Give it a go

    See Ya

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    Lots of similar diets around these days. As a diabetic I am always looking for ways to lose weight (I need to lose heaps but even maintaining rather than increasing is a good thing) and a couple of the forums I go to are doing this kind of thing. It wont just let you lose weight, it will also reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome/diabetes.

    I've failed to go wheat free and potato free. Wheat free is best, potato free is good, but there are also good healing things about potatoes. I am on a ton of medication, and feel unwell most of the time because of it... potato (SMALL!!) seems to reduce that unwell feeling, so I'm not giving it up. I have added eggs back into my diet and choose poached eggs without toast, instead of cereal, most mornings. If I must have cereal, its porridge, not weetbix or any other highly processed stuff. bacon is good too, but I find it too salty so don't eat much.

    Bulletproof coffee? Well I guess they had to make money somehow.

    There are a truckload of books on Paleo diets on amazon and itunes... the kindle ebooks regularly come up as freebies and are worth a look.
    Amazon.com: paleo diet kindle

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    Could I suggest that a real 'bullet proof' diet (I prefer eating regime) is to read either of the books written by David Gillespie (Australian author) then following his advice about starting on a low-fructose diet? My wife and I both came across this guy at the same time while two states apart and were both blown away by the commonsense behind it all. We now eat BETTER than we've ever eaten (back into full cream milk and using butter), I now weigh what I did thirty years ago when I was running five miles a day, playing judo, volleyball, badminton, etc and am doing nothing more than walking down for a coffee each morning. As Gillespie says: "the more you exercise the hungrier you get."

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    I guess the best thing is to remember that whatever diet you decide on, think of it as something you are doing for the rest of your life. The problem with "fad" diets is that sooner or later you stop, and the weight piles back on. I am clear evidence of this.

    @patcanuck... YAY! And whats more, you won't become diabetic (or at least you are reducing the chances by a long long way.). F/C milk, yes, butter yes (mind you I have had trouble with "normal" butter, it now seems far too salty for my taste, so I get low salt butter). Eggs, too. Fat is good, but not all fats. I'll check out the author, I'd like to read more about this.

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    Thanks Patcanuck! I'm about to check out that author too, have heard nothing but good about the low fructose diets, I have tried the low carb stuff, its good for a few weeks but not good for a lifetime, can damage your kidneys etc. I think once you lose the weight on a normal diet tho slower than the fad diets at least you can stick to it long term :-)
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    It might pay to read very carefully regarding some if the claims made - an interesting critique can be read here:
    Can David Gillespie Actually Read and Understand a Science Paper? | David Gillespie's "Big Fat Lies"
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    Wow, whoever that guy is, he went all out to buy a domain specifically to discredit David Gillespie. I don't have any experience with either Gillespie or the critic, but to me the critic immediately looks like a conspiracy theorist whackjob thanks to that URL.

    Relatively on-topic, I've been losing weight purely by trying to cut out sugar from my diet, and eating realistic portions. I very very rarely have a Coke, and rarely even have a sugarfree soft drink either. The weight hasn't disappeared quickly, but it's gradually been falling off, and it is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaCatfish View Post
    Wow, whoever that guy is, he went all out to buy a domain specifically to discredit David Gillespie. I don't have any experience with either Gillespie or the critic, but to me the critic immediately looks like a conspiracy theorist whackjob thanks to that URL.

    Relatively on-topic, I've been losing weight purely by trying to cut out sugar from my diet, and eating realistic portions. I very very rarely have a Coke, and rarely even have a sugarfree soft drink either. The weight hasn't disappeared quickly, but it's gradually been falling off, and it is good.
    NinjaCatfish I think you are right in highlighting the extent to which the critic has gone in working to discredit David Gillespie - perhaps as a qualified Dietitian he is really irritated by the claims for research-based evidence that are made by Gillespie, not so much that his theories might actually work for some people - academic rigour demands honesty, integrity and diligence when using 'evidence' to make an assertion such as exercise being of no benefit for losing weight. For instance, my understanding from current reading is that even if exercise has only a limited effect in terms of actual weight loss, the continuing, long-term benefits of increasing physical fitness are huge and difficult to quantify.

    BTW congratulations on your progress in healthy weight management by cutting out sugar and eating healthy portion sizes!

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    There's a lot of crappy information online about this new trendy diet - I think it would be for anyone interested on this sort of diet to read and understand both parts of the story (Pros and Cons) Here are some articles that I have found:

    Is Bulletproof Coffee a Bad Idea? | LIVESTRONG.COM
    https://rebootedbody.com/bulletproof-coffee-warning/
    bulletproof coffee in Australia
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