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I'm sure you have all heard of Bullet Proof Coffee, and maybe even tried it in the past, but what I just came to discover is how fast it helps to get me into ketosis! I'm finally trying to lose all the baby weight that has accumulated after 3 babies and not having much time for myself. From all the research and what has worked for me in the past, I am on a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet. When trying to meet your macros, it can be hard to get all that fat in. Enter....Bullet Proof coffee!! If you haven't heard of this before, all you do is mix a high quality coffee (or any kind of coffee for me) with 1-2 tablespoon grass fed butter (like Kerrygold) and 1-2 tablespoons MCT or coconut oil. You must mix it in a blender to get the smooth, creamy consistency and small layer of foam on top. It truly is delicious and keeps me full all morning, sometimes into the afternoon! MCT is a better quality and doesn't have that "coconutty" aftertaste, which I prefer. This doesn't have to be expensive and you don't have to use the BulletProof brand. I found this MCT oil on Amazon, it's a great price, and has no taste!
If you're looking for a good quality coffee that won't bread the bank, I also love using Equal Exchange Organic Coffee that you can get on Amazon here. These are just a few of many options, but it's what I LOVE using. Kerrygold butter you can find in most local grocery stores.
Now onto the exciting part!! After a little break from low carb, I wanted to get back into Ketosis quickly. I drank my bulletproof coffee in the morning, ate some protein around 2:00, a light dinner, and stayed under 10 g carb the whole day. By the morning, I WAS IN KETOSIS! That's the fastest it's ever happened for me. Guys I am sold on this stuff. It gives me so much energy and really helps me to feel full and not crave carbs. Plus, it can help get some of your healthy fats in, that I always find difficult!
Another new discovery after getting out/cleaning my huge blender every day - the Hand Blender Stick! Right now Amazon has them on sale here- but this thing is a life saver, space saver, and time saver! :)
And lastly, these are the ketone test strips I use that seem to be the best price online. Right now you can get 125 sticks for under $8. This is a good guide to let you know if you are in ketosis or not. It also allows me to see what things I can eat and how it affects me being in ketosis. For example some can handle artificial sweeteners and dairy, some cannot. Some can handle a higher carb amount than others. These strips allow you to see how foods you eat are affecting you.
Share below if you've had any similar success, or any low carb tricks or tips you may have.
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