I’m giving up adding butter and oil to my coffee for the month of April. Black coffee only. Nothing else in the cup.
For more than a year I’ve eagerly added grass-fed butter and coconut / MCT oil to my coffee. Every cup. Daily. Eight to ten cups. When traveling I educate baristas at Starbucks about dropping one or two Kerry Gold butters in each of my Americanos. Some are grossed out, most are interested and ask pertinent questions.
Dave Asprey and others have firmly convinced me Bulletproof Coffee is a wonderful food in my life. I love the taste and texture. Even my beloved Peet’s coffee doesn’t taste as good to me as it used to, without butter and oil.
I train at a CrossFit gym four times weekly. I workout a couple of times weekly at a globo-gym. My food quality is high; my splurges or “cheats” are few and widely separated by days and weeks of proper “competitive CrossFit Paleo.” In other words, I eat tons of meat, vegetables, rice and potatoes. Little fruit, some dairy. Lots of fat from coconut oil, bacon, and butter. Oh, and I drink red wine. A bit, most evenings.
But I’m not as lean as I’d like to be, nor is my bodyfat where I anticipated it would be in the last six months. I wonder if in the big picture, I’m taking in too many calories. Great, healthy, wonderful calories, but too many?
When summer finally arrives in Wisconsin I’ll ramp up my running track intervals, get in some cycling, and generally become even more active in life. I realize this changes the equation a bit, but nonetheless, this month away from butter and oil in my coffee creates an interesting self-experiment.
I’ll make no other food or drink changes in April. All will stay the same, other than the significant amount of butter and oil I’m no longer dropping into my coffee cup. I’ll be reporting the results.
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