The term “fat bomb” is likely the last words you’d expect to be associated with a diet.
Welcome to the keto diet.
Going keto means adhering to a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet which was initially created in the late 1800’s and evolved from epilepsy-treatment to celebrity-endorsed diet trend. The biggest promoter of the diet was Prof Tim Noakes, an internationally renowned Sports Scientists and nutritionist. Who’s keto version was named Banting, after William Banting.
The standard keto diet is made up of at least 70% fats, 20% protein and 10% carbs, although there are stricter versions.
It can be difficult to get your fat intake in a healthy way while minimising carbs. And that’s where fat bombs come in.
What is a fat bomb?
Think of it as a ball of fat energy.
Ranging from sweet to savoury, there are a number of recipes out there that go heavy on high-fat ingredients while limiting carbs.
Salty recipes commonly use cream cheese, avocado, or eggs as their base, and sweeter ones use ingredients like coconut oil or coconut butter.
Fat bombs are great for people who struggle to fit ‘fat’ into their meals. If you trying to add enough butter or other sources of fat into recipes. It can get overwhelming, “the fat bomb helps you to eat more fat without struggling through a fatty meal.
You might be trying to decide whether or not to incorporate fat bombs into your collection of foods, but understanding the role that they play in your diet makes a big difference when it comes to how effective they are for weight loss goals.
“Being in ketosis does not depend on how much fat you eat but rather on the restriction of carbs (10%).
Eating a fat bomb won’t put you in ketosis, but it will help you reach your target intakes. So it’s a good, easy way to help reach and maintain macros.
How do you make sure that you’re making a fat bomb the right way?
The most basic rule is that there is no sugar allowed at all for true ketosis. That means no maple syrup, honey, or any added sugar of any kind. Instead, for sweet recipes, use minimal amounts of stevia.
There are a number of recipes to follow:
The key is that no matter how delicious they are, fat bombs shouldn’t be eaten all of the time. And should be considered the occasional treat. You need to learn to fit them into your macros and only really eat them if there is a requirement for it.