As you know, keto isn’t just about cutting carbs, but adding in more fats. You need healthy fats to enter ketosis, where your body actually burns more fat for energy. This is what makes the ketogenic diet so beneficial for weight loss and continued weight management. Some people experience difficulty with their fat intake, which is where fat bombs come in. Here is more information about fat bombs and how they can help you.
What Are Fat Bombs?
When you begin looking up different keto recipes, you will often come across something called a fat bomb. This is nothing more than a small treat-like snack that gives you a nice boost of fat. While it is often meant just to give you an easy way to eat healthy fats so you are reaching the 70-75% minimum of fat each day, they also provide other benefits. Fat bombs range in flavors, but often provide a nice sweet treat for you to enjoy while on keto.
The Purpose of Fat Bombs
As you know, the main purpose of fat bombs is to increase your fat. There are many days when as much as you try, you just can’t get your fat percentage up high enough. This often occurs when you have a lighter food day where you’re too busy to eat much more than a salad, you eat leaner protein like fish or chicken, or when you aren’t doing much cooking. During these days, you can enjoy a fat bomb that should already be stored in your refrigerator or freezer and ready to go.
Example of Fat Bombs
Here are some recipes that are popular for fat bombs, though you can definitely change them to fit your personal needs.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter
A classic fat bomb you will see often from other people is one made with chocolate and peanut butter. This gives you a sweet treat in a healthy, keto fat bomb. It typically includes peanut butter, cocoa powder that is unsweetened, and coconut oil. Many of the chocolate fat bombs use something to sweeten in, like Stevia.
Some fat bombs are just meant to boost your coconut oil for some healthy fats. These not only have coconut oil, but often include shredded coconut as well, so they are best if you actually like the taste of coconut. They frequently have other flavors as well, like vanilla or even dark chocolate chips that are raw and unsweetened.