Fat Bombs and Macro's
I’m new to Keto and have been very successful. I’ve lost weight, gained lots of energy…My method is very simple and basic (20 carbs or less in a day) but I would like to know what is a fat bomb and it’s purpose and what are Macros? I’ve done a lot of reading and watching Youtube videos but have not gotten the info on those 2 things.
There is a program I have used called Sparkpeople where you can enter just about anything and it will give you the nutrient breakdown. You can also enter ingredients for say a stew (beef, veggies, etc.) and then tell it how many portions you are dividing the stewpot into and it will give you the full breakdown by portion.
A fat bomb is treat that is mostly fat. A lot of them have butter and coconut oil with some cocoa powder and stevia. There are a lot of recipes on youtube and pinterest if you want to try them. The purpose is to help you get more fat in your diet. I Have been eating this way for 6 months and lost 52 lbs and do not use them. Sometimes they can help at first in getting your body to switch over to burning fat instead of sugar. I personally do not think that you need them if you are needing to lose weight and have already become fat adapted. Which it sounds like you probably have.
Macros are the proportions of carbs/protein/fat that someone figured out is good to stay in ketosis. I do not worry about that and probably won’t until I don’t need to lose any more weight. If you eat the amount of fat they suggest your body will burn that fat before it accesses your stored body fat. I really feel the best way to go about it is to keep your protein moderate and eat the fat that comes with it and use butter on your veggies, an oil based salad dressing, eat avocados, and keep your carbs under 20. I hope this is helpful.
Yes, you were very helpful. I will deal with the macro’s once I get to my ideal weight and go to a mainteneance phase. I do eat avocados often, either alone or in or with something. Yummy.
How does one calculate the ratio of fat and protein? On labels its easy but if it’s without labels..what then?
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