The whole idea is that no matter what you eat, it’s somewhere on the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap. Many diets create an all-or-nothing mentality that can make you feel deprived and create guilt when you don’t follow the diet perfectly. That approach can create a negative relationship between you and food, and it can also lead to binges, crashes, etc.
Diets that create guilt and feel restrictive aren’t sustainable. That’s why Bulletproof presents foods on a spectrum. Whether you are getting maximum benefits by eating anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense foods from the Bulletproof region (green), eating suspect foods that are questionable but probably okay now and then (yellow), or eating foods the kryptonite region (red), you’ll know where you stand, and you’ll be able to predict how the food you eat will make you feel and perform.
For most people, the more foods you eat from the green region, the better you’ll feel. Just knowing where you are – and knowing that you don’t have to eat perfectly every single day – will help you succeed. This diet focuses on building a strong, functional body. Losing weight is just a side effect that happens when your body is working as well as it can.
The Bulletproof® Diet is the foundation for a Bulletproof Body and a Bulletproof Mind. It’s one of the most important things you can do to increase your performance across the board.
Target 50-60% of calories from healthy fats (this is easy and tastes good), 20% from protein, and the rest from vegetables.
Using the roadmap is simple: eat the stuff in the green zone and watch what happens. No calorie counting. No measuring. Just eat until you’re satisfied and enjoy the benefits of eating good food: feel your brain, body, and hormones re-awaken, effortlessly lose weight, and gain muscle with little or no exercise.
The Bulletproof Diet looks related to paleo, primal, or caveman diets based on what our ancestors probably ate. There are certainly similarities, but the Bulletproof Diet’s approach to nutrition is slightly different from that of a paleo-style diet. The Bulletproof Diet arose from research into biochemistry and human performance. For example, it doesn’t shun supplementation just because cavemen didn’t supplement, and it doesn’t promote all the foods our paleolithic ancestors likely ate. For that reason, the Bulletproof Diet overcomes some of the problems that can arise from long-term paleo dieting.
Here at Bulletproof we make it a point to back every article on the website with peer-reviewed scientific literature. References are available at the bottom of articles, unless there are direct links to studies in the article body.
Be skeptical! If a statement seems unlikely to you, go down to the references and read the studies backing it yourself. Have a question or clarification? Leave it in the comments, or head over to the forums and post it there. Bulletproof has a vibrant community of smart and curious people. Just check out the posting guidelines and keep it classy.
Click below for a list of studies backing the Bulletproof Diet. The list is by no means complete, but it’s a solid selection of research. Enjoy!
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