Low Carb High Fat Diet

Low-Carb High-Fat Valentine’s Day Hot Dog Surprise Hearts

This morning my husband surprised me with a low-carb high-fat Valentine’s Day treat! Out of the blue, he asked me if I wanted a hot dog for breakfast. We don’t usually have hot dogs for breakfast, but I was intrigued and I said yes. Then he presented me with the most beautiful heart-shaped hotdog surprise,…

Low-Carb High-Fat Jam Thumbprint Cookies

One of the most popular recipes on my site ever since I started it has been my almond shortbread cookie. This is one of the simplest cookies, as well as one of the most versatile. It doesn’t involve any eggs or baking powder, so it doesn’t rise and it’s very easy to shape it exactly…

Low-Carb High-Fat Hot Cocoa

One of my favorite treats is hot chocolate. It’s one of the most relaxing drinks, especially for those of us who are supertasters, and can’t appreciate the bitter taste of coffee. Hot chocolate combines a little bit of caffeine plus all of the other nutrients in cocoa, along with a warm, rich, satisfying flavor. About…

Low-Carb High-Fat Meatloaf Surprise

This is a fun, filling, and tasty recipe that the whole family will enjoy. Low-Carb High-Fat Meatloaf Surprise 1/2 onion, chopped 1/3 cup coconut flour 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chili flakes (optional) 4 raw eggs 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 2 lbs ground beef 1 Tbsp ketchup…

Lemon Pound Cake for Low-Carb High-Fat Diets

We’ve just published our first video recipe, and we can’t wait to share it with you: Low-Carb High-Fat Pound Cake 2/3 cups almond flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 2 Tbsp Natural Mate erythritol and Stevia blend 4 eggs 1/2 cup butter, melted, at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla 4 drops liquid Splenda Optional: zest of…

Silicone Bakeware for Low-Carb High-Fat Diets

If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that I used to be an avid baker before I started doing low-carb high-fat. Baking involves a lot of precision, and I’ve applied that attention to my recipes here. But baking also requires a lot of equipment. As a result, I have a wide range…

Quantifying Low-Carb High-Fat Diets

There’s a very informative new video out by a geneticist, James McCarter, who was speaking at a Quantified Self meeting about his experiences with low-carb high-fat diets. This short video is really worth watching.

The Effects of a Year in Ketosis by James McCarter from Quantified Self on Vimeo.

In addition to talking about some of the very specific effects of following a low-carb high-fat diet, he touches on a few of the issues that we don’t address enough, Including dealing with muscle cramps, and the effect of salt on our health. He also discusses the way that low-carb high-fat diets can change our perception of temperature, making us colder sooner. (I know this is been an issue for me, and I’ll bet it’s been an issue for some of you as well.)

We have a lot of N=1 testimonials about low-carb high-fat living, but not all of them come from experience geneticists, and not all cite such extensive and interesting studies. If you have skeptical relatives, this is a great seven-minute video to share with them.

Low-Carb High-Fat Huaraches

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a new way to contain your food. I don’t mean contain your food as in how you swallow it and keep it in your belly, or how you process in your body. I mean how you contain your food in your hand while you’re eating it. One…

Low-Carb High-Fat Zucchetti Carbonara

Pasta dishes are easy to miss when you’re following a low-carb high-fat diet. I mean, sometimes you may find yourself craving the carbohydrates themselves. But if you’re following a low-carb high fat diet consistently, you probably don’t really miss those head rushes and crashes, the body discomfort and bloating, or the pasty gummy threads that…

Being Fat on a Low-Carb High-Fat Diet

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this to any of you, but I’m fat. Why Is It All About Losing Weight? I didn’t start eating in a low-carb high-fat way just because I thought it was going to be healthy for me. I started eating low-carb high-fat because I thought it was going to help…