The Pros and Cons of Eating Fat Bombs

Fat Bombs

As the name implies, fat bombs are snacks that are rich in fat. You may have seen other people on the keto diet eat the occasional snack that appears very dense and circular in shape. They are probably feasting on a fat bomb. While on a keto diet, your body relies more on fat as a source of energy so some people like to treat fat bombs as energy boosters.

There are many different ways fat bombs can be created. The most popular ingredients include coconut butter, almond butter, macadamia nuts, and fruits. There are also plenty of savory options if that’s what you prefer. You could, for example, create a savory fat bomb that consists of bacon and avocado. Just do a search of keto fat bomb recipes online and you will see there are so many recipes to pick from.

Why Eat Fat Bombs?

Have you been feeling lethargic or tired for most of the day? This might be due to the fact that you aren’t eating enough fat in your diet. One simple way to solve this problem is by preparing some fat bombs ahead of time (like a meal prep). The benefits of fat bombs don’t just come from supplying your body with fuel. Fat bombs can also keep you satisfied and full, which reduces the urge to snack on other things throughout the day.

The word “fat” has a negative connotation to it but if you are able to come up with a healthy fat bomb recipe that supplies you with the necessary nutrients then you will realize how much of an important role fat bombs can have in helping you maintain the keto diet.

Concerns with Fat Bombs

Fat bombs might not serve you well if you stick with unhealthy ingredients. For example, we previously mentioned that you could use ingredients like bacon to create savory fat bombs. Bacon, however, is not something you will want to eat every day. It’s a processed meat that may contain potentially-harmful additives. Planning is super important. When you create your fat bomb plan, always keep in mind what other potential side effects certain ingredients may have on your body.

Timing is also important. You should only start to eat fat bombs after your body has entered ketosis (and uses fat as the fuel source). You may end up gaining a lot of weight from eating fat bombs if your body is still relying on carbs as the primary food source.