Intermittent Fasting and Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee’s secret has everything to do with using healthy fats, such as medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Fat is an essential part of almost every physiologic function in the body, particularly brain function. Because it is calorie dense, it is satiating and can fuel the body for hours so is perfect to use as a meal replacement, most effectively utilised on a fasted system.

The Holland Clinic uses Intermittent Fasting and Bulletproof Coffees in clinic to support weight management, prediabetes and improvements in various cardio metabolic endpoints. We use several fasting options for our clients including the 18/6 and 16/8 (eating all meals in six or eight hours followed by 16 or 18 hours of fasting) and include our bulletproof recipes as meal replacements, in addition to following a set food protocol.

Research suggests that the timing of fasting is key, which may make intermittent fasting a sustainable and effective approach. Studies are also beginning to show that this system may support a healthy metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity, oxidative stress, blood pressure, and reduce appetite.

If you are new to Intermittent Fasting, we recommend starting small (less hours fasting i.e. 12hrs) to see how your body adjusts and don’t be afraid to play around to find what fasting times work best for you.

Check out our Benefits of Bulletproof and Bulletproof Coffee recipe below.

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References:

Alternate-day fasting in non-obese subjects: effects on body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2005.

Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes. Cell Metabolism, May 2018.

Effect of Alternate-Day Fasting on Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Cardio protection Among Metabolically Healthy Obese Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, May 2017.

How fasting can improve overall health: Protects against aging-associated diseases. ScienceDaily. University of California – Irvine. (2019, January 15).

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Intermittent fasting interventions for treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, February 2018.

Metabolic Effects of Intermittent Fasting. Annual Review of Nutrition, August 2017.

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