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It sucks when you’re trying really hard and you still can’t lose weight!
Since I got pregnant with my 1st baby 5 years ago I haven’t been able to get my baby weight to budge, in fact (urrrgh) my weight has actually gone up. Breastfeeding has been the main culprit behind my weight loss issues. That’s why I’m really excited to write to you about finally finding a way to easily lose weight. Boy has it been a long time coming!
I’ve been following a high fat lifestyle for a number of years now, not exactly keto, (I enjoy carbs way too much for that) but I unsparingly use coconut oil, grass-fed butter and double cream, which help to keep me full and not craving junk foods. If you are unfamiliar with the health benefits of a high fat lifestyle I highly recommend that you watch the documentary ‘the magic pill’ on Netflix, or if you prefer reading ‘the cholesterol con’ is a great read, full of lightbulb moments. These really turn conventional dieting on it’s head – which is a really good thing in my opinion!
Before I had my babies I used this high fat approach to my diet and it helped me to slowly lose 2 and ½ inches off of my waist, but it took over 6 months to lose that weight. Then I got pregnant with my 1st boy. I didn’t actually put on heaps of weight during pregnancy, but breastfeeding made it impossible for me to lose weight and actually made me gain weight. Not long after my 1st baby weaned I got pregnant again, so my weight loss dreams had to go on hold again.
Finally losing weight
That brings me to now. I’ve got a lot more than a couple of inches to lose off of my waist and I really don’t want to take years to slowly lose the weight. So I’ve been researching like crazy and trying out lots of things that are supposed to boost the metabolism. Most of the weight loss stuff I’ve tried out has been a complete waste of time and money, except one thing…..bulletproof XCT oil.
So what is XCT oil? It is coconut oil that has been refined down to leave only the fats that are the most linked to weight loss and increased metabolism. XCT oil only contains the most easily metabolised fats. You would need to take 6 tablespoons worth of coconut oil to get the same benefit from 1 tbsp of XCT oil. It is completely flavourless – not even a hint of coconut flavour and it is liquid at room temperature. So it is great to use in lots of recipes (think salad dressings, home made mayo, pesto, etc).
The best advice is to start off slowly with XCT oil to avoid digestive upsets (1 tsp would be a good place to start). Even taking relatively small amounts I noticed the weight slowly starting to come off. It was a relief to start seeing even small results. But I wanted quicker results so after doing more research I decided to make a bulletproof switch for breakfast. The only thing I have for breakfast is bulletproof chai tea (most normal people would just have bulletproof coffee, but I don’t like coffee). It is made by blending 1 -2 tbsp of XCT oil and 1-2 tbsp of grass-fed butter (IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GET GRASS-FED) with either your tea, or black coffee. The only sweetener I add is either xylitol, or erythritol, which don’t contain carbs/sugar. When you feed your body nothing but high quality fats for breakfast it in effect extends your overnight fast and you get the benefits of intermittent fasting, but without the hunger. Which is super important to me – I do not like being hungry!
I’ve kept a track of my bust, waist and hip measurements while using the XCT oil and I check my measurements once a fortnight. I’ve found that since taking the XCT oil I’ve been losing around ½ an inch off my waist measurement every fortnight. It occurred to me after a few weeks that with every 32 0z bottle of XCT oil I took I lost an inch off my waist. So far I’ve consumed 3 bottles and lost 3 inches off my waist.
Within a half an hour of having my bulletproof chai I feel my whole body warm up all the way to the tips of my toes and I also get a nice energy boost too. I then easily make it to lunch time without eating anything else. I often don’t even feel hungry at lunch time.
I will then have a 2nd bullet proof chai along with lunch and it helps me avoid that ‘normal’afternoon energy slump.
Here is a summary of why XCT oil is so amazing for weight loss –
It is full of high quality medium chain fatty acids that are quickly used for energy instead of being stored
The fats are super simple for your body to digest and quickly get used as energy, instead of getting stored in fat cells.
It doesn’t contain lauric acid like most other MCT oils –XCT oil is really set apart from the pack because it DOESN’T contain lauric acid. Lauric acid is classed as a medium chain fatty acid, but it acts more like a long chain fatty acid, requiring the liver to break it down.
It stops me from getting hungry -and this Mama normally gets hungry!
Because I’m not hungry I rarely crave junk foods –My family still eat all kinds of junk food in front of me, like chips and chocolate, etc. While I haven’t been 100% perfect in resisting everything I don’t eat these foods often, or in large amounts if I do eat some.
It makes intermittent fasting a breeze -Intermittent fasting is an amazing tool for weight loss, but it as the name suggests it involves not eating, which leaves you hungry. Now if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s being hungry. When I have my bulletproof chai for breakfast I’ve only fed my body fat, which doesn’t create any spike in insulin. My body gets all the benefits of intermittent fasting, without ever going hungry!
I enjoy what I am eating -I’ve been on diets where I don’t enjoy the food and guess what – I didn’t stick it out. When my fridge is full of food that I look forward to eating and it helps me lose weight it makes dieting not even feel like dieting
Quick and consistent results -Weight loss gets really depressing when you work your butt off for minimal results, or worse no results. But with XCT oil I get to see a great morale boosting loss most fortnights.
It gives me a nice buzz of energy -I had just come to accept feeling cold and tired as normal, but within about half an hour of taking my bulletproof chai I feel energized and warm to the tips of my fingers.
I don’t have to spend a lot of time planning, or making complicated recipes -I’m a busy Mom now and I can’t do ‘complicated, or time consuming anymore. Making my bullet proof drink in the morning only takes a few minutes. Plus I don’t have to make morning tea snacks anymore (well not for me anyway!).
I have never been so excited about any other weight loss product before. I’m not near my goal weight yet, but now at least my goal is getting closer and closer every day.
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