We have been experimenting with the low-carb high-fat lifestyle for just over a month now and the results speak for themselves.
If you’re interested you can look up nutritional ketosis or ketogenic lifestyle for the correct info, but basically by sticking to the keto principles your body will learn to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for energy and eventually you will enter fat adaption.
I’ve lost some weight that I gained post marathon but more importantly I’ve lost 5% body fat over the past 5 weeks.
This is not a diet.
I don’t count calories. I do try and hit my macros.
If you grew up in the 80’s like myself you might remember the advertising ‘take the skin off the chook’, the switch to low-fat, the upsell of margarine, sugar-free and diet products.
It’s all bullshit.
Fat is good for you.
I eat good quality butter and lots of it, streaky bacon, fatty chops, pork belly, salmon, chicken skin, saute my veggies in butter and so much more.
My food has never tasted so GOOD.
Before this, my carbohydrate consumption was excessive, I was the carb queen and I can honestly say I don’t miss flour, rice and grains. My skin glows for the first time ever and I actually feel healthy.
And when your body enters ketosis you will know because it is similar to any happy pill (recent back injury) you have ever taken and you will have boundless energy – hello 5am runs.
Chocolate Fat Bombs
This is a recipe that has become a fast favourite for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
Each serving contains 87 calories, 8gms fat and 2 gms of carbs.
- 50 gm good quality butter
- 30 gm organic coconut oil
- 70 gm crunchy peanut butter
- 30gm organic cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- pinch organic stevia powder
- Place butter and coconut oil in a bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the melted mixure and stir through until combined.
- Pour into silicone moulds.
- Freeze for an hour.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.