Majority of us who are not blessed with an active metabolism and an ectomorph body type suffer from the never-ending problem of weight gain and flabbiness. No matter how hard we try to reduce our weight and keep it under control through daily exercise and painfully rigorous diet regimes, we know in our heart that we will return to our previous weight once we are out of enthusiasm. But is there any permanent solution to this problem of weight gain and a full-proof diet that has no Yo-Yo effect? Well, the answer lies in the Bulletproof Diet, which is not just one of the quick weight loss diets like the 7 Days GM Diet Meal Plan. It is a sustainable and practical alternative for weight loss that helps to reduce 1 pound of weight every day for 2 weeks and brings about complete transformation in the body and mind so that you feel fantastic inside out. It also neutralizes inflammation in the body, which is one of the major causes of bloating and puffiness.
Most of the people suffering from overweight issues will agree to the fact that on certain days you feel puffier and heavier than on other days. Some days you notice you have formed a prominent double chin and heavy spare tires around the waist. You can notice a huge difference in dress size within a few days, and you can gain or lose a few pounds drastically. But why is it that some days are so much worse than others? Well, in most cases, the sudden puffy hands, spare tires and double chin are a sign of inflammation which is also one of the main causes of skin aging. Chronic inflammation leads to brain fog, brain inflammation, and weight gain.
Inflammation is the body’s normal reaction to trauma, stress of toxin and the body swells up in an effort to heal itself. But chronic inflammation that continues for months and years causes serious problems like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Antinutrients play a significant role in how your body and brain functions on a daily basis. Antinutrients can promote severe food cravings and distract you from your aim. It can interfere with hormone functions and slow down the performance of the different systems. Therefore, it is best to avoid foods with antinutrients that trigger the immune system.
Lectin is a type of protein that attaches itself to the sugars lining the cells and disrupts the metabolism of the small intestine. The lectins irritate the gut and lead to bacterial overgrowth and eventually cause leptin resistance. It is a condition in which the brain of a person does not receive the signal when his stomach is full.
Lectin in found in a number of foods such as beans, nuts, grains and vegetables from the nightshade family plants like tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, peppers.
This antinutrient binds to the dietary minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium and slow down mineral absorption by the body. Some of the major sources of phytates are whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Phytates are antioxidants that prevent inflammation and oxidization, but antioxidants like phytates have both positive and negative effects. So it’s best to eat them in moderation.
Oxalate or oxalic acid is another antinutrient that is found in raw cruciferous vegetables like chard, kale, spinach along with buckwheat, black pepper, poppy, beets, amaranth, parsley, most nuts, most berries and beans. When the oxalate binds with calcium in the body it forms tiny crystals of oxalic acid that deposits in the body and cause muscle pain.
It is also one of the causes of kidney stones and, therefore, a kidney stone diet chart should never include oxalate-rich foods. So, it best to avoid eating raw vegetables like kale, chard, broccoli, etc., not even raw smoothies.
Mold toxin or mycotoxins are yet another class of anti-nutrients that are present in small doses in each and every meal. It leads to lack of energy, profound cravings for sugar and fat and affects cognitive performance.
Medical research has made remarkable progress, and astounding discoveries which proves that eating fats don’t make us fat and sick. Bullet Proof Diet is here to clean the bad reputation of fats and show that right types of fats are extremely healthy and essential for the body. The good fats are converted into nutritious and satisfying energy resources in the body that help the body and brain to function at optimum capacity. A healthy female body constitutes 29% fat while a male body constitutes 15% fat. Fat is the building block of cells and hormones, and it is required for temperature regulation, promoting fertility and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. Even certain portions of the brain are made of fat. Therefore, low-fat and non-fat diets in a way starve the brain. Eating the right kinds of fats does not promote weight gain. It actually helps in promoting weight loss by maintaining the balance of hormone levels in the body. Now, let us deal with the misconception about calories. Most quick weight loss diets follow the theory that weight loss can be achieved by taking fewer calories in than calories out. But most crash diets disrupt the metabolism and hunger hormones promoting weight gain once you start following a normal diet. It also leads to insulin resistance, leptin resistance, low testosterone and thyroid problems. So, it’s best to focus on the quality and nutrition of the food rather than the number of calories it contains.
Following the fruit and vegetable detox diet plan to refresh and rejuvenate your body has become a popular trend among fitness enthusiasts and all of us have heard it millions of times that eating fruits and vegetables is beneficial for weight loss. But in reality, fruits are more like nature’s candy that is high in sugar and also contains some water and fiber, whereas vegetables are low in sugar and high in nutrients. Fruits contain high levels of fructose that is converted to glucose and triglycerides by the liver and triglycerides are stored as fat in the body. So, fructose not only promotes fat gain but also doesn’t satiate hunger in the way proteins and fats do. Fructose also damages the arteries and increases the risk of heart diseases.
So what is the Bulletproof Diet? Well, it is a simple and effective diet plan designed to reduce body fat, promote healthy weight loss, improve cognitive performance, improve energy and prevent diseases.
Here is a list of foods from all important categories right from vegetables, fruits, and proteins to starches, lentils and nuts that can be included in the 2-week Bullet Proof Diet Programme.
Vegetables play an important role in the Bulletproof Diet, and you will be consuming more of vegetables than any other food groups. In this list, the vegetables will appear in the order from the most beneficial ones to the ones lowest in nutrients.
It must be remembered that consumption of fruits should be limited in the evenings because of the fructose content. Here the fruits have been ranked in order from the most nutritious ones to the ones highest in fructose content.
Starch is the best source of energy for the body but those with a physically active lifestyle benefits more from starch than those with a sedentary lifestyle. But you should never cut it out completely from your diet but it’s best to eat a limited amount of starches. Here, the starches appear in the order from the most nutritious ones to the ones that do more harm than good.
This is rather a short list because, except coconuts, almost all other nuts have anti-nutrients to some extent along with mold and toxins.
Following is the list of herbs and spices having potent antioxidant functions that can be included in the bulletproof meal plan.
Sugars and sweeteners hold a controversial position in most diets, but these are certain sweeteners that can be included in the Bulletproof Diet in order to enjoy a complete food experience.
Healthy beverages play an important role in Bulletproof Diet weight loss plan. There is no place for alcohol in this diet plan.
The way you cook your food is equally important as the foods you eat. Some commonly practiced cooking methods like deep frying; barbecued and microwaved methods can turn foods toxic. Here are a few effective bulletproof cooking methods:
Raw -The best method to consume foods in their healthiest states is by not cooking them at all. You can add one or two raw organic eggs to your smoothie or eat more sushi. It is best to consume the fats in the raw form by adding them to the dishes after they are cooked.
Lightly Heated – This is the best method of cooking meat that helps to protect against the oxidation of the fats and enzymes. Use low to medium heat and keep the container tightly covered for a short duration.
Steaming – This is the safest cooking method for meat and vegetables. It preserves most of the nutrients in the food and makes the vegetables and meat more palatable.
Baked at or Below 320 Degrees – Baking a temperatures below 320 degrees F reduces the risk of free radicals, AGE and toxic glutamate formation and fat oxidation, thereby reduces the risk of inflammation.
Boiled or Poached – Boiling in water prevents oxidation of fats and proteins and it is the best method to prepare soups and shredded meat dishes. Boiled vegetables are also a healthy option.
Over the next 2 weeks, your body and brain is going to be Bulletproof because you will remove all antinutrients from your diet and enjoy eating nutritious and satisfying foods that will include healthy fats, proteins, and vegetables. You will not only lose 1 pound every day, but your skin will glow, your hair will strengthen and you will wake up every morning with a sharper and more active brain.
Each day will begin with the delicious Bulletproof Coffee, which will act as a satisfying breakfast. It will be followed by Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. For the rest of the day, you will eat only 2 meals that will contain huge amounts of vegetables and healthy fats along with moderate amounts of protein. You will also have a small amount of starch during and after dinner. Remember that in order to get best results you should consume both meals within a 6 hours window. For example, if your dinner is at 7:00 PM then you should not have lunch the next day till 1:00 PM. If you eat dinner late, then your lunch should be late too. This is called the Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting that help burn fat.
Once a day on both weeks (suppose days 6 and 13) you will follow the Bulletproof Protein Fasting during which you will limit your protein intake by consuming the recommended meals. If you follow the meal plan, thoroughly you should not need snacks because you will be able to go more than 5 hours between each meal without losing energy.
Here, we have enlisted some bulletproof diet recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that you will enjoy for the next 2 weeks. Simply choose 1 meal from each category – breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. The recipes of the meals are provided at the end of the article.
The breakfast recipes can be enjoyed as soon as you get up from bed in the morning or during your scheduled breakfast time.
Any of these meals can be eaten 15 to 18 hours after last night’s dinner.
Any one of these meals can be eaten 5 to 6 hours after lunch.
Any of these desserts can be eaten right after dinner.
On day 6 and 13 of the 2weeks diet, the bulletproof protein fast meal has to be followed.
Here is the list of all the recipes that you will need for the 2 weeks of the Bulletproof Diet.
Procedure – Add the butter to the hot coffee and enjoy in the morning
Procedure – Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend till you have a creamy drink.
Procedure – Add the butter to the warm green tea and enjoy in the morning.
Procedure – Peel and cut the avocado into 1/2-inch slices and the salmon into strips. Wrap each avocado slice in a piece of salmon and sprinkle salt on the top.
Procedure – Cut the butter into small pieces and roll each piece into a strip of salmon then palce each wrap on top of a cucumber slice, sprinkle salt from the top.
Procedure – Let the greens cook in a pan containing and inch or two of water. Once they are tender, drain the water and add butter or ghee to the vegetables, toss them well. Now, remove the vegetables from heat and add salt and nuts from the top. Poach the eggs such that the yolks are runny. Put the poached eggs on top of the vegetables.
Procedure – Mix together the egg, nuts, salt, butter, turmeric, chili powder and add it to the meat. Combine well and divide the meat into small balls. Place them on the baking sheet lined with foil; sprinkle some salt on the meatballs. Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F and bake for 25 minutes.
Procedure – Heat the lard in a pan over medium flame and add the sweet potatoes, salt, turmeric, and ginger, cook until the potatoes are soft. Melt the butter in another pan over medium heat and fry the eggs. Serve the eggs on top of the hash.
Procedure – Sprinkle salt on the meat cubes, heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan and fry the meat lightly. Add the remaining ghee, ginger and stir for 2 minutes. Now, add turmeric, broth and bring to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the carrots, sweet potatoes and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the zucchini and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add the coconut milk and olive oil and garnish with chopped cilantro.
Procedure – Add salt, turmeric and oregano to the meat and cook it in a slow cooker. Add the butter and cook slowly until meat is shreddable, Add vinegar to the meat after it is cooked. Now, preheat over at 300 degrees F, place the halved sprouts in a baking tray and add butter, sprinkle salt and turmeric. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve the meat with the baked Brussels sprouts.
Procedure – Rub ghee on and into the lamb rack and add chopped herbs and salt to it, Place the vegetables on the baking pan and lay the lamb over the bed of vegetables. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes.
Procedure – Prepare the pudding by mixing all the ingredients in a blender. Pour the contents in small muffin tins or cups and let it set in the fridge for some time.
Procedure – Place the berries in a side-raised dish. Heat 1 cup of coconut milk with stevia and gelatin over medium flame. Add the remaining 3 cups of coconut milk in a blender with vanilla powder, butter and oil, blend thoroughly and add the hot gelatin and coconut milk mixture and shredded coconut to it, Blend all the constituents until mixed. Pour the contents over the blueberries and keep it in the fridge for an hour.
Procedure – Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F. Coat the tin cups with paper liners. Powder the Erythritol in a blender and set aside. Melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan until its smooth. Remove from heat and stir often till it cools. Set it aside. Mix 6 tablespoons of powdered Erythritol, salt, and 6 egg yolks and beat for 3 minutes. Now, add the egg- Erythritol to the still warm chocolate using a spatula and add vanilla, cocoa powder, and flour. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl and then ass the remaining 6 tablespoons of Erythritol to the egg whites. Mix the egg whites with the chocolate-egg yolk mixture, little by little. Fill the cupcake liners with this mixture 3/4th full and bake for 12 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for another 12 minutes. Cool them on a wire rack.
Procedure – Steam the kale in a cup of water for 5 to 7 minutes, drain the water. Blend the kale with calcium carbonate, salt, oregano, vinegar and butter in a blender until the components are smooth and creamy. Enjoy in a tall glass.
Procedure – Heat some butter in a saucepan, add the sweet potatoes, carrots and ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Add the water; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or till the vegetables are tender. Add the salt and pour the cooked vegetables in a blender and blend until smooth, add the rest of the butter from the top and blend again.
Procedure – Rinse the rice 4 to 5 times and put the rice with the correct amount of water for cooking and let it cook in the stove or rice cooker on medium heat. Wash the carrots, chard, and broccoli and cut them into 1-inch pieces, steam them with turmeric and ginger for 7 to 10 minutes. Put all the vegetables in a blender, add butter, vinegar, and salt and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth. Drain the starch from the rice once it is cooked. Fill half of a bowl with the rice and top the bowl with a large serving of the vegetable soup. Sprinkle cayenne powder and salt from top and garnish with cilantro.
Procedure – Chop the celery finely and cut the carrots and fennel into small chunks. Heat some butter in a soup pot and add the vegetables and ginger and cook till all the vegetables are softened. Add 4 cups of water cover and cook for 40 minutes over medium heat. Blend the vegetables using an immersion blender, add the rest of the butter and blend once again. Fill a bowl halfway with cooked white rice and add the soup over the rice.
Procedure – Combine the berries together in a bowl, add the lemon juice and stir well and top with chopped basil.
The Bulletproof Diet is undoubtedly the fastest diet to lose weight in just two weeks and after following this diet you will notice a difference not only in your body weight but also in your energy levels, focus, and performance. After completion of the two weeks, you have the choice to return to your normal diet with low level or performance or to make your diet Bulletproof forever. If you continue to eat the bulletproof foods, then you will continue to lose weight and feel great from within. If you follow the bulletproof meal plan then every meal you eat is an opportunity to make better food choices. You can indulge in pizzas, burgers and pastries once in a while and again return to your Bulletproof Diet because there is no falling out of this diet plan.
Cautionary Note and Disclaimer about the BulletProof Diet:
The Fit Indian is a health and fitness blog that provides information and support about healthy and reasonable diet programs, and the information are solely intended for educational support. All the information provided in this article is for educational purposes only, and any decision on the reader’s part to use this information is their personal choice. We are not a medical organization authorized to provide medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek the advice of a qualified physician before deciding to opt for any weight loss program of any kind and also if you feel any discomfort while following a diet.