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What I Eat In A Day: David Asprey, Creator Of The Bulletproof Diet, Tells All

Dave Asprey
Updated on March 25, 2020
Dave Asprey
Entrepreneur and Author
By Dave Asprey
Entrepreneur and Author
Dave Asprey is the founder & chairman of Bulletproof. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling science author, and host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio.
March 25, 2020
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Many people recognize me as the founder of Bulletproof Coffee (coffee with grass-fed unsalted butter, and Brain Octane oil), but you might not realize that I also was able to biohack my body to become a stronger, healthier person. I lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise; in the process, I founded Bulletproof and created a cookbook based on my philosophy of eating.

On the Bulletproof Diet, I eat plenty of healthy fats, organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, while avoiding sugar, grains, and processed foods. That said, the Bulletproof lifestyle is all about eating well and feeling satisfied without the cravings. Here's a glimpse of what I typically eat in a day.

6 AM: Breakfast

bulletproof coffee
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No surprise, I start every morning with Bulletproof Coffee. (Here's how to make it with zero caffeine, if you're trying to quit coffee!) The coffee is made with a blend of Upgraded Coffee, Brain Octane Oil and unsalted grass-fed butter. I love it, because it kills my hunger and food craving for hours and gives me serious focus and energy all day long.

12 PM: Lunch

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If I’m not at home (which is common with my travel schedule), I will usually try to grab lunch at a paleo or vegan restaurant. No matter where I am, my ideal lunch usually consists of a moderate amount of wild fish and lots of vegetables. Salmon is a beautiful form of precious omega-3 fatty acids and tastes great in tacos (in a coconut tortilla, of course) with a side of veggies and guacamole.

6 PM: Dinner

Hanger steak recipe
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When I am in town, I usually try to have some sort of grass-fed, high-quality meat for dinner with my wife and kids. One of my favorite meals from my cookbook, Bulletproof: The Cookbook, is a hanger steak with herb butter recipe. It’s quick to make, super filling, and delicious (it also includes greens or root vegetables depending on the season). It’s makes a great lunch option, too!

7 PM: Dessert

sweet potato ice cream
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Typical ice cream, while it's a yummy treat, can have tons of sugar and a load of other unnatural ingredients with little nutritional value. For a dessert, I’ll sometimes have a bowl of my “Get Some” ice cream. It is made with eggs, Upgraded Vanilla, grass-fed butter and a few other ingredients. I like to try different flavors—a sweet potato version with coconut flakes is one of my favorites.

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Dave Asprey
Entrepreneur and Author

Dave Asprey, founder and chairman of Bulletproof, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $2 million taking control of his own biology. Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain by more than 20 IQ points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Learning to do these seemingly impossible things transformed him into a better entrepreneur, a better husband, and a better father.

Dave is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, THE BULLETPROOF DIET. Through his work Dave provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.