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Ketogenic Diet Snacks

If you’ve recently started on the Ketogenic Diet there’s a very good chance that you have the need to want to snack on everything. Don’t stress, here's a handy list of ketogenic diet snacks!

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Snacking has become a way of life for most of us, before starting on the Ketogenic or Low Carb High Fat way of life. The problem is that before you and I started this diet, carbs formed the basis of our diet. The problem with carbohydrate rich foods, which are often laden with sugar as well, is that they are addictive. And in the same way that a smoker get so used to having a cigarette between their fingers, as much as the nicotine addiction, the habit of reaching for a cigarette is deeply formed as an hour-to-hour, day-to-day activity. The same goes for snacking.

Eventually when you're fully adopted to the Ketgogenic Diet, snacking will become a very foreign concept to you. You simply won't need to, provided you are fully adopted that is. When you've initially started on the Ketogenic Diet though, things can be a little harder though, so it's best to prepared mentally and physically.

Mentally, you're possibly fine and not fine. You're well on your way to losing weight (you have already I'm sure) and becoming fat adapted, your heart is in the right place, but if you're reading this then you're still battling with that snacking feeling. Perhaps you've just started and you've hit a bit of a wall.

The good news is that there a few very easy snack options to take away that craving during the day, in-between meals.

For me, fat bombs are the best on the go snack. They're fully loaded with fat (they're practically 100% fat) and if you're not eating them, there's a good chance that if you've been on the Ketogenic Diet for a while, are still snackish and/or not losing weight, then you're not getting enough fat into your diet. Which can be hard, I know.

I have a supply of fat bombs with me always and they're really easy to make. Here's a simple full-proof recipe which only takes a few minutes to prepare.

Fat bomb recipe

Ingredients:

* Coconut oil – 3/4 cups (6oz)

* Almond butter – 150g (5oz)

* Xylitol (or your LCHF sweetener of choice) - 1t spoon

* Butter – 150g (5oz)

Method:

Melt all the ingredients together, over a low heat in a pot. Spray silicone moulds or a mini muffin pan with a non-stick spray or use a silicon muffin mould. One all your ingredients have melted, blend them together and pour into the silicone moulds or mini muffin pan. Put them straight in the freezer for 30 minutes and enjoy!

If all that fat is too much in one go, put a few cranberries and pecan/macadamia nuts in each muffin cup to give it some crunch and (other) flavour. Remember to store them in the fridge if you live in warmer climates otherwise they'll melt quite quickly.

If you're like me and not a fan of spending hours in the kitchen to knock up a few snacks for the day then these will do you just fine.

Water – I find that gulping down two large glasses of water to be one of the best snack cures. I know, it's not particularly exciting, but I find that it works. Filling our stomach immediately with a large volume of water seems to do the trick for me, perhaps it will for you.

Sometimes, because other times, you just want to eat food and not drink water.

Boiled eggs – A boiled egg can be a great quick snack are one of the most nutritious whole foods you can eat, and you really can have as many as you like if you're following the Ketogenic Diet.

They have frequently been faulted as one of the real contributing variables to high blood cholesterol levels. That however is not the school of thought on the LCHF diet.

Cholesterol has no impact on your blood cholesterol focus, none what so ever. So while the yolk of an egg does contain cholesterol is has no impact on your levels.

Alongside liver, they are a standout amongst the most nutritious natural products on earth. Eggs have been discredited in the past, but have moved on to once again be a popular meal choice and in this case snack. Not just a foundation of the LCHF diet, they are an awesome breakfast option as opposed to cereals will are low in nutrition. A breakfast decision beneficial getting your children onto too.

Cut-up vegetables or crudités – These are great for an on the go snack and require very little prep time. Best enjoyed with healthy dollop of full-fat cream cheese.

Cured meats like salami – Cured meats are encourage on the Ketogenic Diet and provide an easy and tasty snack. Remember though that this is high fat, not high protein diet and so you must control how much of it you eat. The fattier, the better though.

Nuts and seeds – These are also a great option to keep with you throughout the day. Remember only a small handful is enough. Don't overdo it.

Double thick Greek yoghurt – Keeping a six-pack of double thick Greek yogurt at home and at work is great option to fill a hunger pang. Best enjoyed with some of those nuts and seeds or berries.

Cheese - heavenly cheese! If you're not lactose intolerant, cheese satisfies the appetite like nothing on the earth. Really mature ripe cheese also does wonders for the gut flora.

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