Leave it to a major life event or illness to get you to slow down and re-evaluate your life. For me, it was getting sick this past October and winding up in the hospital for over a week with pneumonia, to be reminded that I have to slow down and enjoy life, but also that I need to take care of myself better.
We all think we are super moms, and find ourselves putting our kids and significant others first, only to deal with consequences of our actions after the fact. I thought I could do everything -- from homeschooling our girls ever day, to driving them around to extra curricula activities and outside homeschool classes, to taking care of the house and everything in between. But, I forgot to do one thing...take time for myself to recharge my batteries and simply rest. Lack of sleep, a poor diet, and also being on the go led me to get sick as I was run down. And, in the process, I found myself gaining weight from skipping breakfast, grabbing unhealthy snacks on the go, and not having the time or energy to exercise.
Like I said, it took a hospital stay to see how I wasn't taking care of myself, and that I didn't need to do everything. While I was away my parents and husband were able to tend to the house and care for the girls. The house didn't fall apart, and the girls were tended to and their homeschooling was done, along with taking them to their classes. Yes, my husband and parents saw that I did a lot, but they also knew the importance of time to rest, and that it was OK if things weren't all done in one day...there was always tomorrow.
I wondered if there was a coffee out there that was good for you? That gave you "good" energy without the crash, and even helped you lose weight? Far fetched, you think? I thought so too, until I stumbled upon Bulletproof Coffee and was given the opportunity to try it out for 7 days. My husband also wanted to join me on my "Bulletproof Coffee" challenge (as my husband and I have called it) as he had heard about this "butter" coffee and its many benefits, and how it really tasted good.
I have to admit when I first read about this coffee and what you add to it...butter...I wondered how it could be good for you. We usually try to limit the amount of fats including butter in our diet. How was adding butter to our coffee supposed to be good? Then, I read more and tried my first cup. "Wow!" Why didn't I know about Bulletproof Coffee sooner. This stuff is amazing. I couldn't get over how much energy I had after drinking my first cup. And, unlike other caffeinated coffees, it wasn't a caffeine energy rush I was feeling. Instead, I really felt like I had energy...like I was well rested, had a clear-mind and was ready to take on the day type of energy. I have to admit, I haven't felt this way in so long. My husband, who has been able to live a more healthy lifestyle with eating healthy and exercising daily, was also surprised at the energy boost he got. He said he usually finds himself dragging mid-morning and needing to reach for a snack or going for a brisk walk to get himself going away. But, after starting on the Bulletproof Challenge with me, it was like he was a new and improved person, full of energy and also feeling ready to conquer his day after his morning cup of this rich and frothy coffee.
Before I go on about just how great Bulletproof Coffee is and why you should consider making the shift as part of your new year's resolution to a be you, here is more about Bulletproof Coffee including the back story, what goes into a cup of this unique coffee, and the many benefits a cup of Bulletproof Coffee has to offer....
Let's first start with what I was sent to try out Bulletproof Coffee...
In the picture above you see BRAIN OCTANE OIL - 16 OZ., GRASS-FED GHEE – 13.5 OZ, and THE ORIGINAL WHOLE BEAN COFFEE - 12OZ., which you can purchase online at Bulletproof Coffee, as well as find at many retailers and fitness center and gyms (use their store locator on their website to find a retailer or facility near that carries Bulletproof products, so you never have to worry about running out)
When making a cup of Bulletproof Coffee you use all three products, which can be purchased directly from the Bulletproof Coffee website for around $65. Don't worry, this stuff will last you awhile. I have been on our "Bulletproof Challenge" for over a week now and still have product left.
Steps to brew the perfect cup of Bulletproof Coffee...
Here is a quick video my husband, with the help of our 5 year old daughter, made showing just how easy it is to make a cup of Bulletproof Coffee.
If my five year old daughter can make it, so can you! :-)
And, now the best part about these products...what makes them so great over other products and their key benefits you will see after drinking your first cup...
Brain Octane Oil, which is naturally found in coconut oil in small quantities, provides a fuel source for more mental clarity and physical performance. Because it comes from coconut oil and contains 16x the healthy fats of Coconut Oil, Brain Octane Oil provides you with the purest energy source that helps you stay energized throughout the day without the crash you get from other caffeniated coffees and products.
The energy that you feel is pure energy, thus supporting your cognitive function throughout the day. And, the best part next to the pure energy you feel, is that Brain Octane Oil also helps satisfy your food cravings so you have less food cravings, which means no need to reach for an unhealthy snack mid-morning to give you an energy boost.
As I mentioned earlier, when you consume Brain Octane Oil with your Bulletproof Coffee, you will begin to feel this energy throughout as it is absorbed rapidly throughout your body and begins to change into ketone bodies (which simply means it provides instant energy to your brain without breaking down into glucose) -- thus the almost instantaneous energy boost you feel as you drink your coffee. Brain Octane Oil will keep you fueled with energy, as well as keep your mind sharp for hours...try saying that about other coffees and products that claim they can provide energy or mental clarity (before the big crash you feel, yuck!)
Bulletproof Ghee goes through a process where it is slowly heated to remove the moisture and milk solids found in grass-fed butter, leaving only the purest, most clarified butter fat. This is what makes your cup of Bulletproof Coffee with Ghee rich and creamy, and gives you the ultimate froth experience :-) I know what you are saying, "Butter in my coffee...Yuck!" Just try it, and you will see just how good it makes your coffee taste.
When I bring up Bulletproof Coffee with friends and family, some look at me in wonder as they have never heard about it before. Others say they have heard about it, but the idea of butter in their coffee turned them off. I had to reassure that the butter or "ghee" that you add to your coffee doesn't make it taste bad. Instead, it gives your daily coffee a new depth and richness that you don't get with other coffees out there. And, the addition of the brain boost liquid turns this coffee in the energy boosting, great tasting coffee that all us coffee drinkers look to get when we make our daily cup of Jo to get us going for the day. What is so amazing about Bulletproof Coffee is that you don't experience the mid-morning caffeine crash and if you stick with this coffee each and every day, you find yourself actually losing weight. Yes, you read that right...you can actually lose weight while enjoying a great tasting coffee, as the Brain Octane Oil helps reduce food cravings and leaves your feeling full...so no more mid-morning snacks to get an energy boost. Bulletproof Coffee with the addition of Brain Octane Oil and Ghee will leave you feeling satisfied and full of energy, and with a mental clarity you haven't felt before with other coffees on the market.
Even Bella gives it is the seal of approval! :-)
So, as we say goodbye to 2016, let's look forward to the new year with better intentions and with resolutions we can actually stick with. I know that with Bulletproof Coffee I will be able to keep my resolutions of 1 cup of coffee a day, working towards losing the weight I have been slowly gaining these past few years (instead of losing), and having more energy to enjoy life and what most -- my family. I am so glad I stumbled across Bulletproof Coffee and had the opportunity to try it out, as I am hooked...in a good way. And, I know that once you try Bulletproof Coffee for yourself that you will see why my husband and I and so many others love this coffee and look forward to it each and every day.
To learn more about Bulletproof Coffee visit their website today.
Be sure to stay up-to-date on all things related to Bulletproof Coffee by following their social media pages below...
- Bulletproof Coffee on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/Bulletproof
- Bulletproof Coffee on Twitter -- https://twitter.com/bpnutrition
- Bulletproof Coffee on Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/bulletproof/
- Bulletproof Coffee on YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/user/bulletproofexecutive/
Disclosure: I was provided with a sample and compensation from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.