Since my way of eating is low carb/high fat, I shoot for a daily caloric intake of 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbs. That seems to be my sweet spot for weight loss. Some days that’s easier said than done. Enter ‘Fat Bombs.’
Fat bombs are small (and I do mean small) treats that are high concentrations of fat (talking 90%+) that give a boost of energy and help you feel satiated longer.
It really is impossible to eat a lot of fat bombs. Eating fat alone fills you up quickly and for a long, long time.
Peanut Butter Cups & Cheesecake Fat Bombs
I love peanut butter cups, so it was only fitting that my first fat bomb pay homage to one of my former, favorite junk foods. I found the recipe for the peanut butter fat bomb from Butter Is Not A Carb, a fun recipe blogging site I just discovered. I plan to mine this low carb site for lots of great recipes and ideas.
Tonight I’m making the Cheesecake fat bomb recipe from FitToServe (a blog loaded with recipes and solid advice). I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I do love me some cream cheese. Also, I suspect the cheesecake fat bomb will settle with my tummy better.
Initial Squeamishness: Are They Really Healthy?
I have to admit I’m uneasy about eating fat bombs and as far as I’m concerned the jury is still out. I prefer to get my fat from real foods – butter, meats, avocado, nuts and dairy. However a lot of low carbers swear by them and there are tons of recipes. So I’d thought I’d give them a try. However, I’m limiting them to just a few times a week for the rest of my intermittent fast.
Specifically I’m only eating 1 in the morning before a heavy-duty workout I have scheduled. About 3 times a week, my morning workout routine is pretty intense — weights, cycling and walks. Due to the fast, I’ve eased up significantly on the intensity since I’m exercising on an empty stomach. Lately I’m out of gas during last 30-40 minutes of my routine.
Today after 40 minutes on the elliptical machine, I struggled getting through my 30 minute upper body routine. My biceps and triceps just wanted nothing to do with lifting weights today.
I’m hoping the fat bomb gives me the boost of energy I need for days like this.
I’ve read that fat bombs can cause upset tummies as well as other digestive issues. So we’ll see what happens tomorrow.