Yogurt has a surprising number of carbs, which totally sucks because it is one thing that I don’t mind eating for breakfast. This low carb yogurt recipe is a richer, yummier version of “yogurt” as far as I am concerned and it is perfect when you need to do a fat fast.
What’s a fat fast, you ask?
Some of us are more resistant to losing weight than others. I have nearly zero metabolism because of not having a thyroid and I can tell you that the medication just isn’t a perfect substitute. So, when you are having trouble getting into ketosis OR you have plateaued then a fat fast can get you jump started.
Basically it is exactly what it sounds like. You eat mostly fat and minimal amounts of protein — you also need to stay under 1,000 calories a day. This is not a long term plan, and you should only do it for 3-5 days at most. Usually I only need a day or two to get things started again.
You’d think you’d be starving but you really are satiated because of the amount of fat you are eating. You eat four 250 calorie mini meals, or you can break it down into five 200 calorie ones. 90% percent of the calories should come from fat.
On a happy note, what other time in your life can you get away with eating things like cream cheese, whipped cream, and bacon?
This “yogurt” is made from sour cream, your favorite sweetener, and vanilla or maple flavoring. It is pretty much all fat. It fits into the fat fast really well. Macadamia nuts are a good substitute for the almonds. It might sound a little weird but really, try it. I find that it cuts cravings really fast.
Here is more information about the fat fast.
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- Sugar free sweetener of choice - to taste
- few drops of vanilla or maple flavoring
- 1 teaspoon of almonds or macadamias
Mix the sour cream, sweetener and flavoring.
Sprinkle almonds or macadamias on top.