What’s with all of these people putting butter in their coffee?
Have you tried it?
Are you missing out on something?
Or is it more like this?
Source: I am technology blog
You know when you look back at old photos and are mortified at your clothing or haircut choices?
Well butter in coffee, is to nutrition what shit haircuts are to old photos.
There are 2 life principles at play here:
– If a little bit is good, then heaps must be way better &
– If it sounds too good to be true it probably is
Principle 1: If a little bit is good, then heaps must be way better
Not too long ago.
Fat was the devil.
Every man and his dog was a fat hater.
It apparently caused heart disease.
Turns out that wasn’t the case.
Now we say fat is good for you, we have gone 180.
And everyone is going mad for it.
Maybe it’s human nature but as soon as we think something is “good” for us there is an immediate assumption that
Some = Good
Heaps = way more benefit
Unfortunately that isn’t true.
Too much of anything is not good for you.
A bit of water = good
Too much water = you die
A bit of sex = fun
Too much sex = wear & tear, exhaustion, swelling (+12 other symptoms, here)
A couple of coffees = suitable amount of buzz
Too much caffeine = you die
What’s happened with butter in coffee,
is that people have jumped on the “more is better bandwagon”
They have oversimplified the message completely.
It’s now… let’s put fat in ALL OF THE THINGS.
A bit of saturated fat is ok.
But if you think drinking large quantities of saturated fat is a miracle super food.
You’re an idiot.
Principle 2: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Most people legitimately have no idea why they are drinking it.
Apart from the fact that it’s trendy right now.
Others are convinced:
“Eating fat for breakfast means they are burning fat all day long”
So you’re saying
I can eat myself to a 6 pack?
That sounds realistic.
Sure your body is burning more fat
That’s because you’re drinking bucket loads of it
From external sources…
The build up of fat in your body.
Is an accumulation of excess energy.
You don’t burn it off by consuming more energy
You can’t outsmart your body
To burn “body fat” you must create an energy deficit.
Consuming a shit load of your daily energy needs in a nutrient deficient beverage and hoping you will get shredded is the same as,
Looking at your laundry and hoping it will wash itself.
Good intentions, terrible execution.
Let’s compare another radical breakfast choice
There are 1000 ways we could compare choices.
But let’s go down the avenue of body composition aka looking better in the mirror.
As a majority of the butter coffee fanatics (I speak to) think they are burning body fat by having their special coffee.
Butter Coffee Vs. Protein & coffee shake & a multivitamin drank out of an old shoe.
Source: Nemzeti Sport
Having a “shoey” is significantly better than filling your coffee with butter, if looking better in the mirror is your goal.
The Butter Coffee logic doesn’t make sense.
Why consume hundreds of calories in a beverage that contains very little nutrients?
You are significantly better off using those calories for foods that actually provide the body with sustenance.
What if you’re wrong about calories?
Well we could test the idea on a large group of people.
Let’s use the majority of the world.
Everyone is getting fatter
The real reason people are drinking butter coffee is because they have fallen for bogus marketing & even worse science.
Who Butter Coffee is for:
– People who love the taste & have their energy intake under control
Who Butter Coffee ISN’T for:
– People who want to look better in the mirror
– People who are interested in their long term health
– People trying to get lean
– People who don’t want to be embarrassed in 10 years time for falling for marketing & bad science