Do I even need to ask? I think we all do!
Because being happy, healthy and hot isn’t just about looking good, it’s about feeling amazing! If you look great and feel like crap, what’s the point?
So if you want to have sustained energy, productivity, and mental clarity, go read this book.
I’m talking about Headstrong, by Dave Asprey.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Dave’s phenomenal brand, Bulletproof.
Dave is the person who popularized blending fat into your coffee by giving it a name…Bulletproof Coffee. This concept has been around for hundreds of years, starting in Tibet where the locals blend Yak butter into their tea. Dave tried this, loved how he felt, and was smart enough to market this idea and build an entire brand around it.
I’ve followed Dave for years, and loved his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, which gives many recommendations that are right on track with what I talk about here on happy, healthy and hot.
After hearing Dave speak at Paleo f(x) a few weeks ago, I decided I had to read Headstrong, even though I am completely backed up on my reading.
And I’m glad I did.
Headstrong presents a program which claims to give you a sharper, faster, smarter brain in two weeks.
The focus is on supporting your mitochondria. Now, you’re probably not thinking too much about your mitochondria. I know I wasn’t. But you should be. Mitochondria exist in every cell in your body, and create the energy we use every second of every day. If your mitochondria are functioning at their best, you will be too.
Here are a few things I totally loved about this book:
☕️ It gives scientific validation for lots of the crazy shit I’ve been doing (and telling you to do) for years, like wearing orange goggles at night, bouncing on a mini trampoline for lymphatic drainage, and consuming more high quality fat.
☕️ You can take this information as far as you like. Dave gives many suggestions that are super easy to implement, and others that are going to take more money, time and effort. It’s up to you how far you want to take things, but either way you’ll see results. For example, the mini trampoline is awesome for lymphatic drainage which releases damaging toxins. If you wanted to step that up even more, you could try a full body vibration plate (which I did at Paleo f(x)…pic below)
☕️ The book explains many things you can do to support your mitochondria, like avoiding blue light from your devices, sleeping in total darkness (get a cute sleep mask!) and moving your body. But it all starts with food. Which is pretty much what I’ve been trying to tell you. Whether you are trying to have a better body, gorgeous skin, or a sharper brain (and I say go for all three!) it starts with the quality of food you are putting in your body.
So what have I been doing? Well, I’m not quite ready to drop $1500 on a full body vibration plate.
But I have been covering the lights on all my electronic equipment (modem, printer, etc) since that light can cause mitochondrial damage. I’m making more of an effort to sleep in total darkness. I tried (and loved) a guided meditation provided on the website.
I’m still not doing as well as I should with putting some distance between myself and my beloved iPhone 7 plus. But I’m working on it.
I was already eating pretty much the way Dave recommends….because Bulletproof and happy, healthy and hot have more in common than catchy names.
But where I have noticed the biggest difference…like immediate, crazy energy and focus…is by adding Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil to my coffee in the am.
I have known about this stuff for years, but always just used plain old coconut oil. The Brain Octane, which is super high quality MCT oil derived from coconuts, gives me so much more energy and focus that it is hard to put into words. I picked up a travel size bottle at Paleo f(x) and pretty much had to order more the first day I tried it. It’s THAT good.
While it’s marketed as being great for mental focus and clarity, I find I’m also much more motivated to work out when I’m taking it.
I’ll be writing another post soon explaining exactly how I use Brain Octane Oil. In the meantime, if you want to feel energized and amazing I highly recommend you try some for yourself.
Soooo…can reading Headstrong (and actually implementing some of the suggestions) help you feel happy, healthy and hot? Absolutely!
You’ll be happy because you feel so amazing. Just following the eating plan alone is very healthy and could help you lose weight and have better skin. And with all that energy and focus, a gorgeous body, and glowing skin, you’ll be very hot!
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Bulletproof Store (you can find Brain Octane Oil under supplements)