I am a Keto believer, but I have paid little attention to the addition of the fat bombs, touted by Keto experts as a necessity, thinking of them instead as desserts I didn’t need. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Scientists say that, no matter what diet plan you follow, at least 20% of our calories should be from #GoodFats.
- We need fats to absorb fat soluble Vitamins A, D, E & K
- Research suggests that monounsaturated fats (from avocados, peanuts & olives) can lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and increase ‘good’ HDL cholesterol
- Fats take longer to digest, keep blood sugar levels stable, and help us to feel fuller for longer.
While I have lost all of the weight I wanted to initially, and quicker than I thought I would, as I came up on my goal weight I realized that I was starting to lose some of my hard earned muscle tone. If I was burning so much fat with Keto, how was this possible? Turns out I was wrong about that as well. Without adding the required amount of fat to my diet, when my body ran out of fat to burn it was turning to sugars/carbs, of which there are few in a Keto diet, and once those are depleted what’s left to burn? Muscle! The same applies to those on any other type of carbohydrate restricted diet, like Atkins. So, this is me jumping on the #FatBombBandWagon!
Chocolate Cheesecake Fat Bombs
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- 2 oz Confectioners (Powdered) Stevia (Erythritol / Swerve)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 7 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
- 5 oz Sugar Free Chocolate
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth when stirred. Set aside. Place the softened cream cheese in a bowl, mix on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered Stevia and Vanilla. Mix on low speed until combined. Add the heavy cream. Mix on medium speed until smooth and beginning to thicken. Add the melted chocolate and continue mixing on medium speed, until all ingredients are completely combined and the mixture is firm enough to spoon or pipe into small/mini paper lined mini muffin pans or prepared silicone candy molds. Once all of the liners are filled, cover and chill for at least 3 hours. The longer they chill the better. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week and freeze for up to 3 months. #ThisGirlLovesToEat