Interview w/ Dave Asprey: Get Lean Eating Butter, Bacon, & Coconut … – Tech.co
This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Healthy Entrepreneur” series, bringing you insights on food, exercise, and sleep on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout May. The series is presented by Coromega (more info and a giveaway at the bottom). For many, regulating a healthy body composition is a lifelong battle. Countless hours are dedicated sweating on the stairmaster in an effort to expel more calories than what is consumed. Twenty minutes on the treadmill barely negates that afternoon bran muffin. But unfortunately, there are no shortcuts toward getting lean. Eat less and/or move more. Right? Don’t tell that to Dave Asprey, founder of the Bulletproof Executive. After years of fighting to lose the excess fat (at 300lbs, there was fat to spare) with diet and exercise, he turned to “biohacking”- a method of using technology to measure basic biological processes and consuming a diet body to support these functions. Instead of calorie restriction with diet sodas and marathon training, Asprey targeted an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle that included copious consumption of butter, bacon, and coconut oil, regular meditation, and – get this – no exercise. The result? Asprey dropped 100 lbs. Curious to learn more? So were we. I caught up with Asprey to go deeper down the rabbit hole with this butter-centric diet, his unique blend of no-toxin coffee (i.e. Bulletproof Coffee), and what gadgets he recommends to entrepreneurs for a performance edge. You can listen to the full interview below and read the highlights beneath.