But first, what are fat bombs?
A fat bomb is similar to an energy ball or bar, but more focused on a higher fat content instead of sugar/carbs. Sorry, that afternoon Snickers candy bar doesn’t make the cut.
Should you be eating fat bombs?
Okay, we know trans fats are bad for you. However, saturated fats like coconut oil, butter and even cream can increase our levels of good cholesterol and improve cardiometabolic risk factors, like blood pressure, blood lipids (triglycerides), insulin and blood sugar.
We need fats to absorb fat soluable vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K, and the fast found in avocados, peanuts and olives (aka monounsaturated fats) can lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol.
Fats take longer to break down in the digestive tract and slow the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar, keeping our blood sugar levels stable and helping us to feel fuller for longer. So, when you find yourself more hungry than usual, try eating a fatty snack – like a keto fat bomb.
You will still need to watch your portion sizes, as high fat also means higher calories. But since fats are so filling and satisfying, eating a fat bomb earlier in the day could help you feel fuller longer… which helps you snack less or even help you stop snacking! Yaaas!
Keto fat bomb
Essentially, creating the perfect fat bomb for you comes down to combining your favorites from each of these categories:
- Healthy fats: MCT oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, heavy cream, butter
- Low-carb flavoring: unsweetened dark chocolate, flavored concentrates or extracts, salt or spices.
- Texture: crushed nuts, seeds, or unsweetened shredded coconut
Check out this easy fat bomb recipe, here.