I have been asked lately me lately about fat bombs. Fat bombs are typically high-fat/moderate-protein desserts with little else to them in terms of carbohydrates.
The mini mascarpone bites (left) are an extremely popular option. Each bite contains only 1.3 net carbohydrates and plenty of fat, so they’re perfect on a day when you don’t think you can stomach anymore mayonnaise or butter. They freeze well, too!
This will be super short because I’m working to keep up with a major project right now and I hope to put some kitchen time in as well! I will definitely keep publishing, so you’ll keep hearing from me for sure.
Now what I had yesterday… First of all, here’s the plan I’m following and here is the introduction post to the Mid-Year Resolution Challenge. While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you will have to watch slipping through the cushions of your couch.
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I ate this:
Breakfast: Raspberries and blueberries in fresh whipped cream
Lunch: A slice of cheesecake (I’ll share the recipe this week)
Snack: Seasoned almonds (1/4 cup)
Dinner: Cobb Salad at Red Robin with a side of Caesar dressing
Notes: I think I’m more sensitive to dairy (or to sucralose) than I imagined. I am going to cut way back and see if there’s a difference. More below.
Journalling food makes all the difference for me on this journey.
Not only does it prevent carb creep and forces me consider portion sizes, it helps me set up eating patterns, ensures I’m not a boredom grazer, and helps me pinpoint causes of possible intolerance problems.
Example: This week, weight losses have slowed to a stop.
Because I’m journalling, I can consider:
- Did I undereat?
- Did I overeat?
- What did I introduce this time that wasn’t there last time?
- Could that food be a possible intolerance point?
From there, I can make some determinations and act accordingly.
Because I know I neither over nor underate, I am isolating the “newly introduced” possible problem foods one at a time by removing them from my menu and seeing if things change.
I have a few culprits now that I’m considering and I’m going to test them one at a time. I know soy needs to stay out of my diet, and those nuts contain soy. I suspect sucralose might be a point of contention. I also am wondering if I could be averse to dairy. My oldest son is; therefore there’s a possibility that I am as well. Nuts make me bloat, so it’s a possibility that moldy foods in general (nuts, cheese) might be on the outs for a while.
Of course, if it’s dairy, I can use less of it. If it’s sucralose, I’ll just change sweeteners. If it’s soy, well, I am allergic to it and shouldn’t have it anyway. If it’s nuts, that would explain a lot, too. I’ll suss it out.
so, in short, keeping track of my food matters in so many ways, especially when I need to know why something is happening (or not).