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Bulletproof Coffee Makes You Fat!


April 2, 2020

What the heck are you doing?

Butter in your coffee? Or MCT oil? Or both??

I think the bulletproof recipe calls for a tablespoon of both butter and MCT oil. About 100 calories for the butter and 115 for the MCT oil.

I drink a lot of coffee. If I added 215 calories to every cup of coffee I drank in a day, I'd be fat as a mofo.

I believe the first marketing for Bulletproof coffee was as a breakfast replacement. So you're supposed to be drinking the fat infused coffee instead of eating your normal breakfast.

If your normal breakfast was a cup of coco puffs, a cup of fat free milk and a cup of orange juice (about 328 calories total), you're ahead on calories (fewer) but maybe behind a little on nutrition.

There are 11 grams of protein, 65 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fat in the cereal and OJ. The coffee offers 0.7 grams of protein, 0 carbs and 26 grams of fat.

The milk and OJ also offer more vitamins and minerals than the essentially pure fats in the coffee.

What about if your normal breakfast was 3 medium eggs and 3 slices of bacon? This is around 317 calories but made up of 25 grams protein, 2 grams of carbs and 22 grams of fat.

Going to BP coffee puts you 100 calories ahead but way behind in nutrition. The eggs and bacon offer far more nutrition overall and perhaps even more important, a good dose of protein.

Losing Fat is not one dimensional. Focusing on calorie reduction alone won't get you there.

Does drinking a cup of fat-infused coffee really satisfy your hunger? Are you able to bypass the donuts and bagels at 9 am after drinking BP coffee at 7? Are you only drinking one cup of BP coffee?

Probably not. A lot of factors affect satiety of foods by two of the primary ones are protein content and fiber content. BP coffee fails miserably here.

If you're hard core Keto, fully fat adapted, easily burning fat as your primary fuel source, BP coffee may be good for you. You still need to get your protein and nutrition in other meals but you can easily wait until lunch. Being fat adapted and intermittent fasting go together quite well.

If you're a regular Joe, eating a lot of modern foods, you'll likely get fatter from BP coffee because you're just adding calories and not getting much in return.

If you want to lose fat, you must:
  • eat fewer calories than you're currently eating
  • and not be starving and miserable while doing it
Theoretically you can reduce any (or all) of the three macro nutrients and get a desired result. But in real life, this approach seems to fail.

Rather than think about macros, think in terms of nutrition and energy. Yes you need both but your strategy should be to get the nutrition needed for optimum health on the fewest amount of total calories (energy).

That's what I'm teaching in my new 2 Rule Easy Fat Loss plan.

A very simple and easy to understand way to get total calories down, nutrition up so you feel awesome and easily burn excess body fat.

I'm going to sell this first round for $50. It's a steal and it's gonna be the simplest and most effective fast loss program you're ever tried.

If you want to know more, jump on this list so I can contact you when I'm ready (another week or so). I'm not going to send the sign up info to folks not interested.

Will you benefit from this?


  1. Do you have a belly you can't get rid of?
  2. Are tired and lethargic all the time?
  3. Are you constantly hungry and feeling miserable?
  4. Are you pre-diabetic or diabetic?
Do you have markers of Metabolic Syndrome like:
  • Is your W/H > 0.5?
  • Fasting glucose > 100
  • Blood pressure > 120/80
  • Fasting triglycerides > 150 (ideally should be well under 100)
  • HDL cholesterol < 40 or 50. It should be 40 or higher in men and 50 or higher in women - the higher the better.
Typically, your goal is to have the lowest triglycerides and the highest HDL.

Get on the list to learn how to lose fat easily without starving yourself and feeling miserable right here.

Mark Fickler

Mark aka The Old Spartan and Over-50 Fitness Savior is a 64 year old coffee guzzling father of five wandering the outdoors around Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mark helps Active Boomers get lean, healthy and strong so they live rewarding, fun lives using his signature 2 Rule Easy Fat Loss training program.

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