Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day!!!!!

I want to wish all you Dads out there a great day, whether working on the house, playing with grandkids or watching a baseball game.  Without you, we wouldn't be here.  While you're at it, take the time to teach those grandkids everything you can.  Just imagine how much fun it will be when they takes those worms into the house and show them to Mom!!
There's a big Father's Day Breakfast at the Elks Lodge this morning, but you'll be happy to know I didn't volunteer.  I'm a little gun shy after the workout at the fair.

Instead, I decided to make fat bombs.  Yup, that's what they are called in Ketoland.  They didn't really sound like something I would like to eat.  I'm still having trouble with my brain while I'm eating a piece of bacon every morning.

Here's the recipe in case you want to try it.  It's pretty simple ... 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, not quite one cup of peanut butter (preferably the no sugar added kind) and 1/4 cup Swerve, along with a dash of vanilla.  Beat it up relentlessly with your mixer and place in the fridge.

An hour later (maybe two), using a small cookie scoop, place them on a pan covered in parchment paper.  Stick in toothpicks to make it easier for the next step and place them in the freezer.
Next up, melt semi sweet chocolate chips in a bowl in your microwave.  Why doesn't this look like chocolate?  Because all I could find was peanut butter chips.  When melted, stir in one tablespoon (maybe a tad bit more) of oil ... I used avocado oil because it's also what I had.  

Using the toothpick as a holder, dip and roll them in the melted "chocolate".  Back in the freezer they go.
Once done, take out the toothpicks and store in a zip lock bag in the freezer.  When you need something sweet and amazingly delicious resembling a huge piece of candy, take one out and enjoy.  I have to say these are so rich that one is almost too much.  Half of one completely removed my sweet tooth craving.
Here's the weird part.  I won't tell you what the calories are, but as you can imagine, it's pretty high in fat.  I've been eating this way for about 50 days and I've lost a little over 9 pounds.  How could that be??  Maybe it's all the vegetables and salads along with the meat.  Maybe it's not eating bread, potatoes, rice or sugar.  I do know that I'm never hungry any more and don't crave the sweets nearly as much as I used to.

It took some time to get over the loss of bread, but now I don't mind at all.  It's much easier to say no to bread than candy!!  I've even gotten to a place where the littlest bit of aftertaste from Swerve has disappeared.  If all you do is replace sugar with Swerve, I think you would be ahead of the game. 

The bad news is I haven't found a replacement for ice cream.  I did, but the thought of eating almost pure heavy cream is a little unsettling to me.  Besides, with fat bombs, who needs ice cream??



  1. Wise choice to let someone else step up to the plate for a change. Thanks for the greeting.
    Carbs are Kathy's biggest downfall so I'm satisfied with less of them which even that makes a difference.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the time off!

    It's about time.

    1. Carbs are definitely my downfall also. Here I thought I was doing so good, but had no idea just how many I was eating until now.

  2. Have you heard of "Wink Frozen Desserts"? (google it) Plant based, 5 carbs, 4 fiber, 1 alch sugar so zero carbs and very few calories. FINDING it in California is hard, but according to their store locator there is a health food store in Tucson that carries it. Of course, you can also order it direct. However, $5-$8 per pint is a bit steep for something you don't even know if you are going to like or not...but there is a store in Florida not far from our church, so we "might" just try a pint or two once we are home.

    1. I have not heard of Wink. Sounds like something I would just LOVE!! I'll try it when in Tucson.

  3. Congratulations on the weight loss and hanging in there with the new way of eating.

    1. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. At the very least, I'm back into several pair of levis. Yahoo!!

  4. We made chocolate banana fat bombs and they are delicious! Using a stiff edged silicone mini muffin pan we got at Target makes popping them out easy. I put a couple at a time in the fridge to soften a bit before eating. The riper the banana the sweeter the bomb will taste.

    Chocolate Banana Fat Bomb

    1/2 cup coconut butter
    2.5 Tbsp coconut oil
    1/4 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
    1 very ripe banana

    Put all ingredients into food processor and process until smooth. Divide into 12 mini muffin cups. Freeze. Pop out and store in freezer bag in freezer.

    Makes 12 pieces.
    101.5 calories each
    3 g carb
    3.72 g fat

    BTW, I've lost 12 pounds so far. Yay! This feels to me now like something I could do the rest of my life; which is good because it will take me almost two years to lose all my excess weight at the rate I am currently loosing. By then, I should no longer weigh enough to be two people. :)

    1. That's awesome Linda! Congratulations!! Your fat bombs sound delicious!! It's funny I'm not craving sugar near as much as I used to!

  5. Glad that is working for you, we just cut down the carbs, smaller portions, salads and lean meat don't do the high fat with my high cholesterol . Heck I lost 50 lbs. But really don't crave sweets so that can help. Keep uptake good work.

  6. Congrats on the weight loss, I am doing basically the same as you and in just about a year now, have lost close to 15 lbs. We use splenda as a substitute to sugar. Ice cream made with real cream is a nice treat, when we are in the south west for the winter, Toolamuck ( not sure if I spelled that right)ice cream and cheese is what we eat. Keep up the great work, its nice when you can see the difference in yourself.

    1. That's basically it. Cut out the carbs and sugar. I'm not a perfectionist by any means, but it seems to be working.

  7. Woohoo! Good for you! I'm struggling with the weight loss for some reason. I don't eat a lot of carbs but should cut the bread (even keto) and potatoes out for good. I don't care for salads (which are carbs anyway). I get tired of the same thing on my plate, which doesn't help. I wish I didn't have a sweet tooth but now with Splenda as a substitute we get our treats. I'm going to try the fat bombs. Men lose so much faster!!