Score! It kept me away from the Paczkis!

I was talking about this on yesterday's show. Apparently putting butter in your coffee is a thing now, and it's supposed to help you lose weight and keep you focused.

Here's how you make it:

  • Brew 2 cups of coffee
  • Put brewed coffee in blender with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Blend
  • Pour
  • Drink

Part of the idea of this there are no carbs, it keeps you full, and gives you energy.

At first I found it to not taste bad, it was actually much smoother on my stomach than regular black coffee. I had no doubt I would get energy, but would I be jittery since I drank the coffee on an empty stomach? No.

Shortly after drinking my new buttery beverage I took off for my morning class at GRCC. I noticed I wasn't as groggy as I typically am at my 9 a.m. class. Remember I had not eaten any food, but I couldn't tell. I did not feel like I was running on an empty stomach at all.

From GRCC I came downtown to the station, and remembered it's Fat Tuesday! Loads and loads of Paczkis in the break room. I walked in, looked at the amazingly sweet Godly pieces of pastry and turned away. I had no desire to eat any. My brain wanted them, but my stomach said, "nope, not now." Keep in mind this was at 10:30 a.m. and I drank my coffee at 7:15 a.m., that's over 3 hours. (EDIT: I had a banana around noon). I finally caved around 1:30 p.m., but felt totally full from just one.

Verdict

Undecided. I don't like the idea of trading in the nutritious breakfast I typically eat for a breakfast with literally NO nutrition. I normally put down 3 eggs, toast and a couple tangerines around 7 a.m., but that doesn't hold me over as long. I've also noticed when I eat that meal, drink coffee, and head to class I'm pretty lethargic.

What I do like is that the coffee is only 400 calories, and has ZERO carbs. So, I'm breaking even on calories, winning on carbs and energy, and losing on nutrition.

I'm going to keep this up for the rest of the week. I'll keep you posted.

Here's a link on more info if you're interested.