Dave Asprey: How to Bulletproof your Life

Dave Asprey How to Bulletproof Your Life

Episode 152

I don’t diet.

It’s a distraction.

My rule is simple. Don’t eat when you’re not hungry.

But that’s not always easy. Nothing is always easy.

With diet, you have an internal argument.

Willpower versus cravings.

So what do you do when the voice in your head won’t stop?

You struggle. Your mind plays ping pong.

Eat. Don’t eat. One bite. No. Yes. Ok. Damn it.

Only one side wins. Willpower or cravings.

I’m going to tell you how to make willpower win. How to make that voice go away.

And this will do a lot more than just help you lose weight.

It will give you better brain function. Make you pay attention better. Give you more energy. You’ll feel better.

I’ll tell you my secret.

But before I do, I want to introduce you to a Silicon Valley investor and tech entrepreneur, Dave Asprey, who spent two decades and more than $300,000 hacking his own biology.

He hacked hunger.

And now he’s sharing his solution in Bulletproof: The Cookbook: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Increase Your Energy, and End Food Cravings for Good.

It works like this. But don’t quote me.

I’m not a doctor. Except I do play one on Twitter.

When your body burns fat or sugar, you get energy. But “We’re wired to only burn fat or only burn sugar,” Dave says.

One or the other.

If your body could burn both at the same time, you’d get double the energy. Or triple.

I don’t know exactly how much. But I felt like Superman. I wrote an entire book in one weekend.

And Superman felt like Superman, too. Brandon Routh, the guy who played Superman in 2006 wrote the foreword to Dave’s book.

Because it works. But we’re all different. What works for me might not work for you.

For me, the distraction is gone. The voice that says, “I’m hungry,” stops. And you don’t overeat.

You’re satisfied. And focused.

“One of the three big urges that interrupt you all the time stops interrupting you,” Dave says, “and then you have more capacity to make better decisions somewhere else in your life.”

You have more energy to do what you love. To read, write 10 ideas, start a business on the side.

“I would happily weight 20 lbs more if I got better brain function, if I could pay attention better if I had more energy, if I felt better, but it turns out that when you eat to get enough energy into the body, you just effortlessly lose weight without willpower,” Dave says.

Be Superman. Get your brain back, your willpower and insane amounts of energy. Listen now.

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  • Joseph E. Barbuto

    Great interview, from someone who walks the talk!

  • Rick G

    This is a phenomenal podcast! I actually bought the Brain Octane Oil based on the research (and the details outlined in this interview!) Fantastic!

  • Hey James! Awesome you bring Dave on the show! Word needs a brain cleansing. What a huge difference for the body and mind when actually eating good shit.

    Hm, need to try the coffee. Let me know if you’re around, in Norway! :)

  • Andrew

    a lot of bold claims, I like Dave’s Tibetan story behind the product as well. It sounds like marketing James. I understand that you guys have to rub each others backs but…

  • MikeS

    Of course, not everyone can eat grass fed beef. There’s not enough grass so his recommendation to eat only grass fed beef is not sustainable.

    • James Buechler

      It is sustainable because not everyone cares if their beef is grass-fed

  • Jessica

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  • Carlos Geijo

    Wow, my comment was removed (and not only mine), I’m done with you James, you are now siding with the crackpots, and enganging in censorship. You’re an hypocrite. I suppose it was bad for you affiliate links at the bottom. Bye.

  • Jabba the Hutt

    wow. this guy is awesome. butter in coffee sounds dumb until you try it.

  • James Buechler

    Some interesting ideas and I am experimenting with the grass-fed butter in my coffee right now and plan to get the MCT oil. All in all it’s way too dogmatic for me and doesn’t even make sense.