Going Bulletproof for Beginners

Going Bulletproof for Beginners

If you’re like most people, you learned the same things I did growing up: you’re stuck with the brain you were born with, being skinny or fat is genetic, and performance is a matter of effort.

Oh, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

I can tell you that none of that is true.

I’m Dave Asprey, CEO and Founder of Bulletproof and I’m a biohacker.

Biohacking (verb, noun):

(v): changing your environment from the inside-out so you have full control of your biology; using your body as your personal laboratory, finding the exact hacks that work for you.

(n) The art and science of becoming superhuman.

Welcome to the state of high performance

I can tell you firsthand that you’re not condemned to live with the body and brain you were born with.

For nearly two decades, I’ve been challenging the status quo of nutrition and medicine to feel better and have more energy in my 40s than I did when I was in my teens or  20s. I believe you can do this, too.

Upgrade your life and get better at everything

No matter your weight, your background, your family or work situation, I believe you can upgrade your body and your brain to perform better than you ever have. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. It doesn’t even have to take up a ton of your time.

In fact, the most important step to begin changing your body, your brain, even your career and personal relationships is the belief that you can change.

Bulletproof for beginners: Start here

Join more than 1 million biohackers who follow Bulletproof for leading-edge information on how to supercharge your body, upgrade your brain, and become Bulletproof. Here are some of my favorite articles to get you started:

The Bulletproof Diet

Benefits of the Bulletproof Diet and How to Get Started: Lose fat, get rid of nasty cravings, and have more energy for the things you love; no calorie counting or food weighing required!

Bulletproof Coffee

Everything You Need to Know About Bulletproof Coffee: The story and the science behind Bulletproof Coffee. Plus, the one and only BP Coffee recipe!


How Ketosis Helps You Lose Weight Through Suppressed Appetite: Learn the science behind the ketogenic diet and how it can boost your energy, help you lose weight and maintain muscle, and increase cognitive function.

Healthy Fats

Learn Your Lipids: The Bulletproof Guide to Healthy Fats: Healthy fats are a mainstay of the Bulletproof Diet and what helped me to lose over 100 pounds and keep it off. But not all fats work the same way in your body. This post is a must-read if you want more brain-boosting, hormone-balancing fats in your diet!

Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)

What is MCT Oil Really? MCTs are hot on the scene these days, with new health claims popping up almost daily. But not all MCTs are created equal. Read this post for the secret to getting the most out of your MCT oil!

Intermittent Fasting

Your Definitive Guide to Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting: Intermittent fasting can reset your immune system, help you regulate your blood sugar, and help you lose weight. Upgrade your IF practice using Bulletproof Coffee to make it more effective with way less effort.


How to Hack Your Sleep: The Art and Science of Sleep: One of the best things you can do for your body and brain is upgrade your sleep. Here are my top hacks for getting better, deeper sleep, so you need less sleep, not more.


The Bulletproof Guide to Upgrading Your Supplements: Is it time to throw away your multivitamin? Learn my approach to finding the supplements that work for your body and your performance goals and why your multivitamin may not be as helpful as you think.

How Bulletproof began

I created Bulletproof almost a decade ago as a personal account of how I lost 100 pounds with a high-fat diet and minimal exercise and used brain training techniques to improve my performance, all while sleeping less than 5 hours a night.

None of these things are “supposed” to be possible, according to the status quo in “health and wellness.” But the tools and techniques I’m sharing with you haven’t just helped me, they’ve helped thousands of people just like you.

I work on the cutting edge of research and theory, with some of the stuff I do being in the early stages. Years of research help to determine what’s safe enough to try it on myself, and I continue to use and refine what works. When it works, I share it and explain what I (and researchers) know about the risk and rewards. Everyone has a different risk tolerance – you may want to start small, or you may want to jump in with both feet.

Either way, the lowest risk, and first reward for many people is the Bulletproof Diet, with tangible improvements in energy and focus (not to mention weight loss) in less than a week. Diets aren’t supposed to be hard or leave you starving.

Welcome to your Bulletproof journey

There’s a lot of info here, and it can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do everything all at once. Bookmark this page and make a commitment to learn something new every week and implement one small thing at a time. After a few months, you’ll be amazed at how great you feel. Subscribe below, and I’ll send you new content on a regular basis so you can start your journey to becoming Bulletproof.

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