Low Carb High Fat Diet

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…

Simple Low-Carb High-Fat Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Low-Carb High Fat Chocolate Ganache Dairy Ingredients (see below for a non-dairy version) 1 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup raw cocoa powder (dutched or regular) 12 drops liquid Splenda 1/4 cup stevia/erythritol blend 1 tsp vanilla 1. Heat the cream in a heavy-bottomed pot on medium just until it starts to simmer 2. Add the…

Vitamins and Low-Carb High-Fat Diets


Vitamins are a controversial subject. There are some people who say that taking vitamins is just a way of making your urine more expensive. Other people say that vitamins are critical to getting full nutrition. On a low-carb high-fat diet, as with any diet where you are selecting some foods and avoiding others, it’s important…