So I promised you that I would recap my experience on the Bulletproof diet. I told you in this post that I wanted to stick it out for the initial two weeks. Well I made it a week. It’s not because I couldn’t do it. I am very confident that mentally I could have stuck it out the whole two weeks. Physically that’s a different story.
Grass fed beef is amazing. It tastes delicious and is much better for you than traditional beef. However, eating it every single day and sometimes twice a day got old really quick. Especially for me since I only eat red meat maybe once a week normally. I also really missed fruit. You are only suppose to have berries on this diet. I love all fruits.
The dishes I made from the book had no flavor. I’m a foodie. I love flavor in my food. I had to tweak every recipe to suit my taste buds. The book also claimed that you would lose a pound a day. Nope. I lost maybe one pound the whole week. It also claims that you will have added energy. Nope, again. I still felt as sluggish as when I started it.
Now all of that considered the reason I actually quit the diet is because it wreaked havoc on my digestive system. I won’t go into the gross details because no one wants to hear about that. I will just say that it was bad enough that I was not willing to just suck it up. I understand that when changing to such an extreme way of eating your body needs time to adjust. Well in my situation I felt it was best to stop the diet than to wait for an adjustment.
Okay so now that I’ve talked about all the negatives there were actually positives as well. After I tweaked the recipes they were delicious. I felt really good about eating so healthy. It helped change my habits. I kicked my cravings to the curb. I also get full quicker than I did before. I’m not overeating at meals. It helped me discover a few veggies that I previously disliked. So it was not a total bust.
I am still adding coconut oil to my coffee. I am also still eating really well. I have added back in fruits and a little bit of starch. I’ve also added dairy back in. Everything in moderation. I am happy that I tried out Bulletproof. I did not have the success that the book promised but overall I call it a win.
Have you ever tried an extreme diet? What was your experience with it?