A Tale of Two Breakfasts

Some people have Bulletproof coffee for breakfast. For myself, I eat four eggs and four pieces of bacon for breakfast. What’s the nutritional difference between the two meals?

Here is the nutritional facts for Bulletproof coffee compared to 4 Eggs and 4 slices of bacon.

The calories are nearly identical.┬áThe energy cost of eating protein (about 35%) more than offsets the small number of calories more in the bacon and eggs. There’s almost no energy cost to eating fat (around 95% gets stored).

The Bulletproof Coffee recipe is almost all fat. The bacon and eggs breakfast provides a nearly matched number of fat and protein grams.

Protein Components in the Bacon/Eggs

The protein components of the bacon and eggs are:

I specifically selected the ingredients to meet the Leucine Threshold for Muscle Protein Synthesis. It is valuable to hit this threshold after the overnight fast.

What About Vitamins?

Once again, bacon and eggs for the win. The complaint could then be made that vitamins are fat soluble. The beauty of the bacon and eggs breakfast is that there’s still plenty of fat.

Author: Doug

I'm an Engineer who is also a science geek. I was pre-diabetic in 1996 and became a diabetic in 2003. I decided to figure out how to hack my diabetes and in 2016 found the ketogetic diet which reversed my diabetes.

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