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Easy Chocolate

By February 14, 2016 April 6th, 2019 chocolate, Fat Bomb, fat bombs

Easy Chocolate

My kids adore that I celebrate National Food Holidays and December 28th is National Chocolates Day! I made them these simple keto chocolates to celebrate!


Grand Marnier Fat Bomb
 
Author:
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking.
  2. Place in muffin tin so each cup has ¼ inch of mixture. Or place in cute chocolate molds.
  3. Refrigerate until sold.
Notes
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Keto OS fat bomb = 175 calories, 19g fat, 0g protein, 0.5g carbs, 0g fiber

Click HERE to find cute snowman chocolate molds.

KETOSIS and ALZHEIMER’S

Do you know anyone suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

I tried to tell my parents that Alzheimer’s is referred to as Type 3 Diabetes, but for some reason that is a hard concept for many to wrap their heads around.

The brain prefers to use ketones instead of glucose for energy; in Alzheimer’s the brain can no longer convert glucose for energy, coconut oil is VERY healthy for these patients! As you can see in the photo, Steve’s brain worked better on ketones than on glucose.

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Eating a very low carbohydrate diet stimulates the production of ketones from body fat; which is why people lose weight on this diet. Cutting out carbs and reducing protein also leads to a lower insulin level in the blood. A normal blood sugar is 1 TEASPOON of sugar in you blood. Many Americans consume over 63 teaspoons a day! If you can conquer a normal blood sugar, it reduces the problems associated with high insulin levels; insulin resistance, leptin resistance, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome, weight gain, sleep issues…

To produce ketones, focus on carbs being only 5% of your total intake. For diabetics, the level may need to be lower to counteract insulin resistance. Typical levels of carb intake for a type-2 diabetic are around 30 grams per day or less; the level should be lower still at about 20 grams a day or less for a type-1 diabetic. Here is a good ratio to follow for calories/macro-nutrient consumption:

5% carbs

10-20% protein

70-80% fat

Don’t eat just lean proteins! It is not tolerated well in our body. It leads to nausea in as little as three days. A high healthy fat diet, however, is the traditional diet to sustain for a lifetime. Eating only lean protein causes excess intake of nitrogen, which leads to hyperammonaemia, which is a build up of ammonia in the bloodstream and is toxic to the brain. Many traditional societies survived on a purely animal product diet, which was naturally high in fat…they didn’t have George Foreman Grills.

Our paleo ancestors actually consumed more fat than protein; with a ratio of about 80% calories from fat and 20% from protein. During prolonged periods of starvation or something such as marathon running, fatty acids are converted into ketones, the preferred energy source for highly active tissues like those found in the heart and muscles. Ketones provide a long lasting energy to all cells with mitochondria. Ketones are used to generate ATP. If you use glucose for energy, it needs the intervention of bacteria, ketones can be used directly.

*Note: Using a quality REAL salt is also essential for electrolyte balance. We start skipping the salt and we get low energy. I’m not talking about pre-packaged and fast food junk salt. A Celtic Sea Salt filled with minerals will help with energy.

Testimony of the Day

Photo Testimony: “These photos were taken almost 8 months to the day (before is the day before I had my second baby and she turned 8 months today).  I am down to my wedding weight 😀😀 (before babies). I am way more fit though. I can’t believe how much more muscular I am without all the carb bloat. I feel amazing!  Thanks again, for everything!!!!  Carrie

If you want to get started on a path to health and healing, click HERE. You will not regret it!

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Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 15 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of "Keto.". Click here for Keto. http://amzn.to/2EfrECi Click here for our new Keto Courses: http://keto-adapted.com/school/

23 Comments

  • Does Celtic Sea Salt contain iodine? Or would I have to buy conventional salt to get the iodine?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      No it doesn’t. I take kelp for iodine

      • Audrey says:

        I noticed that theSea Seasonings Organic Kelp Granules provide 970 percent of daily iodine needs per 1teaspoon. That means a sprinkle on eggs every day should do the trick.

  • Linda says:

    Hi Maria, Where’s the Grand Marnier?

  • Evangeline Brodoway says:

    Maybe I’m wrong but shouldn’t this have orange extract? Or does the vanilla extract do the job of making it taste like Grand Marnier?

  • Tracy says:

    I’ve been following your blog for some time and thinking of taking the plunge into becoming keto-adapted. I do have one question that may come across as harsh, but I promise I don’t mean it as such.
    Is it possible to become keto-adapted without consuming so many processed products? I don’t mind replacing my sugar with a low carb sweetener – but I really don’t want to start buying bars and such.
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  • DonnaZ says:

    Someone just asked me about iodine in my salt yesterday! I am anxious to hear your response to this too, Maria. Thanks for all you do to help so many 😊

  • Annette says:

    You don’t want conventional salt. Lugols is what you need for iodine

  • Christy says:

    In using the keto//0s, is one full scoop the same as a packet? And if you use this to make the candy, you won’t be able to get the full scoop of keto//os in unless you eat all the candy in a day. Do you still get the full benefit of the keto//os if you just have acouple peices of candy? Please make more recipes using the keto//os.-Christy

  • Wenchypoo says:

    This is the exact same recipe that you posted some time ago when Keto O/S was all the rage–I saved that one, and this one has the same ingredients, and the same amounts. Are there any more uses for this product, such as in a salad dressing, a pudding, a cheesecake, or other food that isn’t cooked/heated?

  • Kate Scarratt says:

    Dear Matia, My friend has been suffering this past week from gastroenteritis. I spend a lot of time with her, and am anxious that, if I get it too, I don’t know what to eat. All the advice online is to eat rice, bananas, toast, etc. Well, I don’t eat any of those! Any advice, please – just in case?

  • Jenny Chapeau says:

    These are amazing!! I made them today and the flavor is just wonderful! I look forward to seeing more recipes using Keto-OS. The one question I have is do you use the “caffeine” or “caffeine-free” packets in your recipes? Thanks and keep on keeping on!

  • Mirjana Milosavljevic says:

    Swerve (confectioners style) sugar replacement says it has 5g of carbs per teaspoon. So for 1/4 cup as in this recipe, it doesn’t make sense me that per serving is only .5 carbs? What am I missing? Thanks!

  • Jen says:

    I made Keto Christmas Cutout cookies with Swerve confectioners sugar and ate a big cookie today. Now I am very nauseated. Could it be the Swerve?