Bulletproof Diet Roadmap

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Bulletproof Diet Roadmap

It is widely known: more restrictions you have, more temptations you have towards something that is restricted. It covers all spheres of life, but mainly it covers our relationships with food. Most diets focus on the idea of limiting food that is “bad” and increasing the amount of food that is “right” for us. The point is there are no such terms as “right” or “bad” food.

If you want to be healthy (and that is what most people want), you need to eat all kinds of food. There is no point in restricting yourself to eating only certain kinds of food as such restrictions lead to the increasing desire to consume this exact type of food.

That is the basic principle of the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap. To be more precise, the underlying idea of compiling this roadmap is to enjoy all foods and learning how to combine them wisely. Once you know the basic rules of combining various foods, you can eat everything you like without feeling guilty for it. And the feeling of guilt is one of the most destructive feelings you can ever have.

Who and When Needs to Follow the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap?

The Bulletproof Diet Roadmap is perfect for those who are tired from endless diets saying they can not eat some food categories as they are “bad” for their perfect and much-desired body type. If you are one of those people, take a closer look at the underlying principles of the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap.

When someone wants to get in shape and lose some weight, they might start searching for the best suitable diet by following which they can reach their goals within a short period. Problems begin when these people see words like “limit,” “restrict,” “bad,” or “not allowed” in almost all diets.

When we see words like that, our brain interprets them as dangerous ones, and when these words have some connection with food, we see this food as a dangerous one. But the truth is there is no “dangerous” food. It is our inability to consume it in reasonable quantities that makes it dangerous.

The paradox is that when we do not allow ourselves to eat certain types of food, we want it even more than if we had access to it whenever we wanted to. Such a restriction leads to the situation when we overeat the so-called dangerous food, and it becomes really dangerous for us as we eat it too much. If we knew we could consume it whenever we felt the need to, we would not consume it more than we need.

The primary principle of the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap philosophy states: there is no “bad” or “good” food; there is food that makes you feel good or bad. Knowing what kind of food makes you feel great or, on the contrary, weak, and food that makes you feel somewhere in between is the essential step on your way to a healthy life.

With the color-coded guide of this roadmap, it will not be difficult to identify this food. Following the guide, complete your roadmap, print it out, put it on your fridge, and learn what type of food is great for your mental and physical health and what food is not that great for it.

Food Zones of the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap

Now, after getting acknowledged with the basic principles of the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap, we can cover the main food zones presented in the roadmap. Usually, there are six main food zones, but you can meet roadmaps with more food zones, and such roadmaps also have the right to exist.

Note that in every food category, some foods are good for you, and some foods are bad for your overall well-being. Thus, even if you want to eat sweets, you should know there are some sweets you can consume without remorse.

Green Zone

Food in the green zone has no toxins or has on the super low level. Such food will not trigger inflammation and will not affect the blood sugar anyhow.

Food from the green zone can be found in every food category:

  • Drinks — green tea of high quality, mineral water
  • Organic veggies — broccoli, asparagus
  • Oil & fats — avocado oil, sunflower lecithin
  • Nuts, seeds & legumes — coconut
  • Dairy — colostrum, organic grass-fed butter
  • Protein — grass-fed beef and lamb, colostrum
  • Cornstarch — sweet potato, carrot, pumpkin
  • Fruit — cranberries, lime, blackberries
  • Spices & flavorings — apple cider vinegar, parsley
  • Sweeteners — erythritol, xylitol
  • Cooking — lightly heated, raw or not cooked

Yellow-Green Zone

You can consume products from the yellow-green zone without fear as they are almost as healthy as foods from the green zone. The chances your blood sugar will increase after you consume this food are elevated but still not too high. Do not avoid this food, but consume it a bit less and not that often as food from the green zone.

Products from the yellow-green zone:

  • Drinks — water with muddled fruit, filtered water with lemon/lime
  • Organic veggies — green beans, summer squash
  • Oil & fats — palm oil, fish oil
  • Dairy — organic grass-fed cream, organic grass-fed full-fat yogurt, or raw milk
  • Protein — haddock, summer flounder
  • Starch — cassava, plantain
  • Fruit — pomegranate, strawberries, pineapple
  • Spices & flavorings — rosemary, cinnamon
  • Sweeteners — raw honey, maltitol
  • Cooking — boiled, UV oven, lightly grilled

Yellow Zone

When you consume any of the products from the yellow zone, you need to pay attention to your inner feelings. If you feel heavy, have heartburn, or experience any other symptoms of food sensitivity, it might be the signal of your body telling you to stop.

The philosophy is the same as with traffic lights. When they turn yellow, you have to be cautious. The same goes for the food from the yellow zone. Be very cautious when you consume it. Maybe this food will not affect you anyhow, then you can add it to your grocery basket. But if this food increases your blood sugar or causes other health issues, try to avoid it or consume at minimum amounts.

The yellow zone includes the following products:

  • Beverages — fresh coconut water, bottled nut milk, Kombucha
  • Organic veggies — onion, shallots, eggplant
  • Oil & fats — cashew butter, hazelnuts, raw almonds
  • Dairy — organic grass-fed cream, non-organic grass-fed butter or ghee
  • Protein — pastured turkey and chicken
  • Starch — banana, brown rice, frozen or fresh organic corn on the cob
  • Fruit — nectarine, plums
  • Spices & flavorings — table salt, onion
  • Sweeteners — coconut sugar, maple syrup
  • Cooking — slow cooking, sous vide

Yellow-Orange Zone

The possibility that foods from the yellow-green zone increase your blood sugar or cause inflammation is slightly higher than after consuming foods from the yellow zone. But this difference is still not that big.

Products from the yellow-green zone:

  • Beverages — freshly squeezed fruit juice
  • Organic veggies — raw chard, mushrooms
  • Oil & fats — grain-fed ghee and butter, goose and duck fat
  • Nuts, seeds & legumes — macadamia, cashews
  • Dairy — grain-fed butter
  • Protein — hemp protein, heated whey
  • Cornstarch — potatoes (new, purple, white)
  • Fruit — melons, mango
  • Spices & flavorings — nutmeg, conventional chocolate, paprika
  • Sweeteners — cooked honey, agave, brown or white sugar
  • Cooking — barbequed, broiled, microwaved

Orange Zone

Now, we moved to the food zone with products having a verified negative impact on our health. It means you have to avoid these products as much as possible, or, if you consume them sometimes, adhere to the diet, including the products from the green or green-yellow zones.

Products from the orange zone:

  • Drinks — pasteurized milk
  • Vegetables — corn (fresh on the cob)
  • Oil & fats — peanut, vegetable oils, safflower
  • Nuts, seeds & legumes — pistachios, chia seed
  • Dairy — fake butter, low-fat or skim milk, pasteurized non-organic yogurt or milk
  • Protein — pea and rice protein, farmed or high-mercury seafood
  • Starch — oats, buckwheat, quinoa
  • Fruit — cantaloupe
  • Spices & flavorings — tamari, miso, tofu
  • Sweeteners — fruit juice concentrate, fructose
  • Cooking — stir-fried

Red Zone

Products from the red zone might lead to severe disease processes. Consuming them, you expose yourself to the high risk of inflammation which, in turn, might lead to increasing the sugar levels in your blood system. Try to avoid these products and never put them in your grocery store: better ten products from food zones from green to yellow-orange than one product from the red zone.

The red food zone includes the following products:

  • Beverages — diet and aspartame drinks, soda
  • Organic vegetables — soy, canned veggies
  • Oil & fats — artificial trans-fats, margarine, oils made from GMO grains
  • Nuts, seeds & legumes — soy nuts, soy, corn nuts
  • Dairy — dairy replacer, conventional ice cream, all cheese
  • Protein — wheat protein, soy protein
  • Cornstarch — millet, potato starch, gluten-free powders
  • Fruit — fruit leather, jelly, raisins
  • Spices & flavorings — caseinate, yeast, hydrolyzed gluten
  • Sweeteners — sucralose, aspartame, acesulfame potassium
  • Cooking — charred, burnt, deep-fried

To identify your food preferences, experiment with products from various food zones. Pay more attention to products from green to yellow-orange food zones, and avoid products from orange and red food zones. That will help you to build a healthy lifestyle and live a healthy and happy life. Never ignore your body signals, as only your body knows what is best for you.