What is Bulletproof Coffee, Is It For Me

So when I started my keto journey I kept hearing about this thing called Bulletproof Coffee, I like my coffee but had no idea what bulletproof coffee was. I started to research to see what all the hype was and to find out was it for me.

So what is Bulletproof Coffee? Simply Bulletproof coffee is a high-calorie coffee drink intended to replace breakfast. It consists of coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and MCT oil or Coconut oil mixed in well.

Sounds kinda strange, are there any benefits?

Fat Loss. Plain and simple, the consumption of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) has been shown to lead to greater losses in adipose tissue (fat tissue), in both animals and humans. If you’re looking for an easy, in-depth approach for the ketogenic diet, consider following The Keto Academy!

Eating Fat? Do I even need to explain this one? Eating fat has been shown to lead to greater amounts of energy, more efficient energy usage, and more effective weight loss.

More Energy. Studies have shown that the rapid rate of oxidation in MCFAs (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) leads to an increase in energy expenditure. Primarily, MCFAs are converted into ketones (our best friends), are absorbed differently in the body compared to regular oils, and give us more overall energy.

Heart Attacks? The myth that saturated fat increases the chance of Coronary Heart Disease has been debunked over and over. Recent studies show that saturated fats can actually have a positive effect on your overall heart health.

How to make it

  • 1 cups coffee
  • 1 tablespoons grass fed unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoons organic coconut oil (or MCT oil)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream (Optional)
  • Optional (I use a little Sugar Free creamer)

Make your coffee and add the goodies, simple

Keep in mind, I make this about 3 times a week, it’s a Meal Replacement not to drink along with a meal and how does it taste, well it’s really not bad I love coffee so I enjoy it, it’s a little heavier than my regular coffee. I don’t feel hungry after but I am bad about eating breakfast so this is good. So I suggest giving it a try, if your starting keto it’s a good way to get the good healthy fats to start the day & it’s brain food to.

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Wow, A Very Keto Thanksgiving

So the girls in the kitchen my wife Debbie did a awesome Cauliflower casserole, our daughter Christine assisting chopping the celery for chicken stuffing, while our friend Svetlana creates a Baby Spinach Salad and where was I well snapped a couple of picture and went back outside to watch the smoker. Yes I was cooking a awesome smoked turkey…

So what all did we have, well a oven baked turkey, a smoked turkey, Cauliflower casserole, deviled eggs, Russell sprouts (brussels sprouts) our friend Russ makes them and he is working on his keto journey with us. Also some keto cornbread, cheese dip, pork rinds for the dippen and chicken keto corn bread dressing. For dessert keto Pecan pie… OMG!

So did we suffer? Did we feel like we where missing out? Absolutely not.

We are so blessed and to have family and friends to spend the day hanging out, cooking, laughing, getting healthier, just a little of our Thanksgiving we wanted to share with you.

Keto Chocolate Treat

Only four ingratiates & taste awesome

This is a awesome huge chocolate, peanut butter, nutty bar of goodness. If you need to feed your sweet-tooth this baby will do it & super easy to make. One of my wife’s favorite sweet snacks. Great for visitors and doesn’t taste like any kinda of diet food, it’s Good!

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Lilly’s is our preference)
  • 1 Tbsp Oil (Coconut or Avocado oil)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup Natural Low Carb Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Coarse Chopped Salted Roasted Almonds
  • Some Parchment Paper & 9″X9″ Pan

Instructions

  1. Add Chocolate chip with 1Tbsp Oil in microwave safe dish, place dish in microwave about 25 second, take out stir repeat till melted.
  2. Once melted, incorporate the Peanut Butter (mix well) fully combined.
  3. Now add your chopped Almonds (again mix well)
  4. Line you 9X9 pan with parchment paper
  5. Pour your melted mixture into the pan covering the complete bottom.
  6. Quickly place in freezer for about an hour till hardened well.
  7. Once hardened (Cut and eat and enjoy) Keep Refrigerated
Mix in the Almonds
Time for the Almonds
Mixing the melted chocolate & peanut butter well
Mix Well

So, What Is Keto Diet

Ok so I want to share with you because you might have heard about keto diet but still asking, what is a keto diet?

The ketogenic diet aka keto diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and other low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat (no not the fat off a steak) good fats. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis and when in ketosis, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Pretty cool!

Foods to Eat

You should base the majority of your meals around these foods:

  • Meat: Red meat, steak, ham, sausage, bacon, chicken and turkey.
  • Fatty fish: Such as salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel.
  • Eggs: Look for pastured or omega-3 whole eggs.
  • Butter and cream: Look for grass-fed when possible.
  • Cheese: Unprocessed cheese (cheddar, goat, cream, blue or mozzarella).
  • Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.
  • Healthy oils: Primarily extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil.
  • Avocados: Whole avocados or freshly made guacamole.
  • Low-carb veggies: Most green veggies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.
  • Condiments: You can use salt, pepper and various healthy herbs and spices.

I am adding a nice chart I found online that has a great breakdown of food, thank you to LowCarbAlpha enjoy.

Work Out, What?

Yep it’s time to get to work, I have lost a significant amount of weight and now I got a good bit of extra skin. My wife told me I should have been working out from the beginning and I told her I didn’t think I was going to stick with the diet long enough to worry about having this extra skin issue. Don’t get me wrong I wanted to loose weight but I have never stuck with a diet in the past so why would I think I would be successful this time.

So as you see if I don't life my arms I am good but I ride a motorcycle...
Yep extra skin under them arms

I found a cool upper body workout, and on 11/25/19 I will start a 6 week of daily workouts. Anyone that wants to join me is welcome, I will be starting at 6:30am Central Time and will be doing some live on our Keto Funky FaceBook page. It’s a 30min workout and all you need is some dumbbells. Start with a lower weight and work up, it should be fun and get us toned up.

Holidays Are Here

What’s going to be on your table?

Ok so we just started Keto Funky and what timing a week before Thanksgiving. I know for me just like many others the holidays are tough for folks trying to diet, lots of food and more food. We go visit family and friends hang out and eat, well this year we are doing things a little different.

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house and it is going to be keto friendly, that’s right I am cooking and all the food will be made keto style. So when I started keto I thought like a lot of folks you could only eat meat and boy was I wrong. I love to cook so my wife love to not have to cook as much. I also like to experiment with different recipes so I will post a lot of my favorites for you to try.

We are have a family & friends kinda open house, the food will be prepared and folks will come in grub and watch football. I still need to limit my intake but it will all be good, I don’t want to folks coming over to feel like they are on a diet just because my wife & I are. This is where the recipes have to be on point, so all week I have been trying different ones and the only one I am not testing till the day of Keto Corn Bread Dressing but I have faith it’s going to be good. The recipe came from Highfalutin’ Low Carb check him out on YouTube, he test out some awesome recipes and I got this. I will be making my famous Smoked Turkey and my wife will be making a oven roasted Turkey. We will be making some keto bread (not fathead bread) just not a huge fan of Fathead Dough. We will make a pan of some twice cooked cauliflower loaded mash tatters and m wife Deb is in charge of desserts. She has perfected to keto cheese cake & her chocolate nut bar. We aint suffering and you don’t need to either, enjoy our journey together… Here is one simple dish you can try, enjoy.

Twice Baked Cauliflower Tatters

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Servings4 servings Calories 212 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 slices bacon cooked until crisp then crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. Cut cauliflower into florets. Boil in a large pot until tender but not overly soft.
  4. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  5. Add the butter, salt, pepper, sour cream, green onions, and 3/4 of the chopped bacon. Stir to combine.
  6. Place mixture into baking dish, top with cheddar cheese then remaining chopped bacon.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes

Introduction

Another before keto

Keto Funky is a bike’s journey on keto, changed my life.

By way of introduction my name is John Ojeda in March 1, 2019 my wife and I started our keto journey.

Ok let’s back up, so yes I am a biker 51yrs old been riding for over 35yrs. I have always been over weight, my whole life was being made fun of in elementary school but once I hit Jr High I figured out I could intimidate yep push my weight around to get my way. Well years went by met the love of my life and got married. Got involved with ministry in 96 and was ordained in 2005. Founded a Christian motorcycle club in 2014.

So in 2018 I officiated my step daughter’s wedding, after see the pictures from the wedding I was so embarrassed for my daughter. My wife saw them and also felt bad. So we decided something had to change. I had tried diets before would loose 10 maybe 20lb, joined gyms for a few months and nothing. I heard about keto and ask my doctor, funny enough he live a keto lifestyle so I was interested. I started researching, bought 2 cookbooks, start listening to youtube and March 1, 2019 we started.

Me weight on 3/1/19 was 250lb as of this post 11/19/19 I am 191lb.

I will be posting information on keto, what’s working for me, videos & recipes and much more.