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Ep. 153 - Dave Asprey: How to Bulletproof your Life

February 2, 201657 min
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 it. Don’t it. 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 for you 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 biology.
When hunger stops interrupting you, “then you have more capacity to make better decisions somewhere else in your life,” Dave says.
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. Which I’m giving away for free here
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. So you don’t overeat.
Your 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.
Get your brain back, your willpower and insane amounts of energy. Be like superman. Listen now.
Resources and Links:

Get Bulletproof: The Cookbook: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Increase Your Energy, and End Food Cravings for Good
Read his first book The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life
Follow Dave Asprey on Facebook & Twitter
Visit his website bulletproofexec.com

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