Atkins Fat Fast – Breaking A Low Carb Weight Loss Stall

Includes 17 Fat Fast Recipes

01/28/13 Recipes updated and modernized by Dana Carpender, now formatted for easy printing.


Fat Fast Cookbook by Dana Carpender Published by CarbSmart Press

Fat Fast Cookbook by Dana Carpender

Introducing CarbSmart’s Fat Fast Cookbook:

  • Are you having trouble losing weight, even on the Atkins Induction phase?
  • Have you lost weight successfully on low carb, but hit a plateau or started to regain weight even though you’re still following your low carb diet?
  • Are you looking for a way to add more healthy fat to your low carb diet?
  • Are you interested in jump-starting your weight loss the low carb way?

Learn more about CarbSmart’s Fat Fast Cookbook.

Life In The Low Carb Lane

A Fat Fast (also called the Atkins Fat Fast), as outlined by Dr. Atkins in Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, is a tool that low carbers who are metabolically resistant can use to get themselves quickly into ketosis. Ketosis means that our bodies are using stored fat for energy. The fat fast is also used by many low carbers (myself among them) to break a weight loss plateau or as a means of forcing themselves to get back on track when they have gone off-plan. I’ve included 17 quick fat fast recipes near the end of this article.

Simply put, an Atkins Fat Fast consists of a 3 or 5-day cycle in which you consume just 1,000 calories a day. 90% of those calories should come from fat. (a Fat Fast should not be extended beyond 5 days because it is deficient in protein.)

Dr. Atkins states that eating 4 or 5 mini-meals is better for getting our bodies into ketosis than eating one large meal while doing a Fat Fast. During a Fat Fast you may consume either four 250-calorie mini-meals or five 200-calorie mini-meals. Consuming these small meals frequently throughout the day actually works better than complete fasting.

Dr. Atkins mentions cream cheese and macadamia nuts as the “perfect” Fat Fast foods. Ten ounces of cream cheese would be an entire day’s food allotment; divide the cream cheese into five 2-ounce servings. You could also opt for 5 ounces of macadamia nuts split into five 1-ounce servings and consumed throughout the day.

That’s not a lot of food. I find that when I do a Fat Fast I think about food constantly. I don’t obsess about food because I get hungry (surprisingly, I do not get hungry), but simply because I can’t have any – at least not any that I really want. A Fat Fast makes regular strict low carbing look absolutely luxurious.

I’m going to be completely honest here: I hate, loathe, and detest doing a Fat Fast. I get very grumpy because I get frustrated. My family says that I don’t, but that just makes me think that they don’t notice the difference because maybe, just maybe, I’m a pretty grumpy person all the time. It’s either that or the kids are ignoring me in the same way they do when I tell them to clean their rooms or do their homework. Or perhaps they simply value their lives and know when to keep their mouths shut. The survival instinct is very strong in my brood.

(***Note: “But I was doing the Fat Fast!” is not a legitimate legal defense for mayhem or murder. I know this is true. I’ve checked.)

OK, I know what you want to ask me: “If a Fat Fast is so incredibly awful to get through, why do you do it, you stupid woman?!?” (Well, you might not say the “stupid woman” part because you are ever so polite, but I know you’re thinking it.)

Why? Because it works for me. If I am not in ketosis when I start a Fat Fast, I am when it’s over. If I am having cravings to beat the band and hanging on by the skin of my teeth, when the Fat Fast is over the cravings are G – O – N – E and I’m perfectly happy to go back to munching on chicken legs and salads. If I’ve hit a plateau and stopped losing weight, my weight loss is jump started.

I’ve done a Fat Fast a half a dozen times in the last three years, and each time I have lost between 5 and 8 pounds during the three-day cycle. After I go back to eating normal low carb, I gain 2 to 4 of those pounds back, but have always ended up with a net loss for the 3-day period of between 2 to 4 pounds. (Your experience may be different from mine. The only way to find out for sure is to try it.)

Of course, a lot of people don’t even consider doing a Fat Fast to get into ketosis or to break a stall because they can’t stand the idea of subsisting on plain cream cheese and/or macadamia nuts for 3 days. I don’t know about you, but I would be more likely to be able to cut off my big toe with a dull paring knife than I would be able to gag down 10 ounces of plain cream cheese. My throat closes up at the very thought. And I don’t particularly like macadamia nuts, either.

Well, I don’t have to choke down plain cream cheese or eat macadamia nuts, thank goodness. You don’t, either. Dr. Atkins lists several alternatives in his chapter on a Fat Fast, and although caviar and avocados don’t appeal to me, you may very well like them.

I have also developed a list of alternative food choices for a Fat Fast, which I’ve listed below. Some of them don’t quite come up to the “90% of the calories from fat” parameter, but they come close enough and have worked for me.

Fat Fast Ideas And Recipes (Atkins Fat Fast Menu)

There is one further plus to a Fast Fast which I haven’t mentioned. There is very little food preparation involved. None of the ideas or recipes listed below will take you more than 5 minutes to prepare.

Fat Fast Coffee with Heavy Cream
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 22g (92.4% calories from fat)
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
I use this to jump start my day and prevent abuse of those near and sometimes dear to me. In the summer I make it the night before and put it in the refrigerator, then pour it over ice. You could also pour it into popsicle molds and freeze it for Coffee Fat Fasticles. Yum!
Ingredients
  • Coffee with Cream
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup coffee
Instructions
  1. Brew a cup of your favorite premium coffee
  2. Add heavy cream

 
4 Strips of Bacon
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 146
  • Fat: 12g (78.2% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: trace
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 8g
You know it, you love it, why not just eat some bacon?
Ingredients
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
Instructions
  1. Make your bacon your favorite way - you don't need to drain the fat.

 
Fat Fast Peanut Butter Cream Cheese
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 243
  • Fat: 23g (83.2% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
If you like this one, make up several servings at one time and stick them into the refrigerator in custard cups for individual servings. That way you only have one cleanup.
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 10 drops liquid sucralose -- or sugar-free sweetener of choice to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

 
Fat Fast Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 celery rib
  • Calories: 204
  • Fat: 20g (85.5% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
2 ounces of cream cheese stuffed in one large celery stalk. Make extra and keep covered in the refrigerator.
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 large rib celery
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

 
Fat Fast Pork Rinds and Sour Cream
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 199 Calories
  • Fat: 16g (74.0% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 10g
½ ounce pork rinds with 2 ounces of sour cream.
Ingredients
  • ½ ounce pork rinds
  • 2 ounces sour cream
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

 
Pork Rinds With Sour Cream Dip
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 223
  • Fat: 18g (72.7% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 13g
This is not my recipe - Judi (Island Girl) forwarded it to me.
Ingredients
  • ½ ounce pork rinds
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Blend parmesan into sour cream and use as dip for pork rinds.

 
Fat Fast Peanut Butter Stuffed Celery
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 191
  • Fat: 15g (69.4% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 7g
Make multiple servings and keep covered in a refrigerator. 2 tablespoons of sugar free peanut butter on an approximately 7½-inch stalk of celery.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 large rib celery
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

 
Fat Fast Flavored Whipped Cream
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 22g (94.5% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup heavy cream -- whipped
  • sugar-free sweetener -- to taste
  • vanilla -- or other extract, to taste
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

 
Fat Fast Sour Cream Cukes
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 129
  • Fat: 12g (81.1% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: trace
  • Protein: 2g
Make multiple servings and keep covered in a refrigerator.
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces sour cream
  • ½ cup sliced cucumber
Instructions
  1. Slice cucumbers
  2. Add cream cheese

 
Fat Fast Tuna Salad
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 234
  • Fat: 25g (90.4% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: trace
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: trace
  • Protein: 6g
Tuna or chicken salad with triple the usually amount of mayonnaise. I cook the bejeebers out of a whole chicken in the crockpot until the meat is literally falling off the bones, then shred the meat and save it for chicken salad or for soups. I strain the broth carefully (watch for small bones!) and freeze it. I will usually reuse the broth to cook more than one chicken, which results in a superb, flavorful extra-strength broth which is great to sip on if you’re sick.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canned tuna in oil -- or minced chicken or canned chicken
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon celery -- minced
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

 
Fat Fast Egg Yolk Dip
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 217
  • Fat: 22g (88.7% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 6g
Think of this as the filling for deviled eggs. Eat plain, or stuffed into celery or spread on a few rounds of cucumber.
Ingredients
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper -- to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil eggs, let cool, crack shells and separate yokes from egg whites.
  2. Mix yokes with mayonnaise, salt, and pepper.

 
Fat Fast Peanut Butter Pudding
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 92
  • Fat: 8g (81.7% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: trace
  • Protein: 2g
This thickens up magnificently, and can either be eaten “as is” or partially frozen, but don’t let it get rock hard unless you just want to suck on it. If you life this one, make up several servings at one time and stick them into the refrigerator in custard cups for individual servings. That way you only have one cleanup.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar free peanut butter
  • Splenda (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients.

 
Fat Fast Float
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 22g (94.5% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
¼ cup heavy or whipping cream in a can of diet soda (any flavor)
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 12 fluid ounces diet soda -- chilled
Instructions
  1. Ad ¼ cup heavy or whipping cream to a can of diet soda (any flavor).

 
Fat Fast Gelatin-Flavored Whipped Cream
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 22g (87.8% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 5g
The purpose of this recipe is not to prepare the gelatin in the traditional way, the purpose is to flavor the Whipped Cream with the Gelatin mix.
Ingredients
  • ½ 4-serving package sugar-free gelatin
  • ½ cup sugar-free whipped cream (whipped before measuring)
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

Fat Fast Chocolate Whip
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 209
  • Fat: 22g (92.3% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
If you life this one, make up several servings at one time and stick them into the refrigerator in custard cups for individual servings. That way you only have one cleanup.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup heavy cream -- whipped
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • liquid sucralose -- a few drops, to taste
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl.

 
Fat Fast Gelatin Whip
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5
  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 207
  • Fat: 21g (88.7% calories from fat)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: trace
  • Protein: 4g
This makes 5 servings, or all the you need for one day of the Fat Fast. Of course, you wouldn’t have to eat all 5 servings in one day. You could alternate them with other food choices.
Ingredients
  • 1 4-serving package sugar-free gelatin
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Dissolve the gelatin completely in the boiling water, then add the ice cubes to cool it down and to thicken it.
  2. When the ice cubes are melted, pour the gelatin mixture in the blender and add the cutup cream cheese. Whirl it around until the ingredients are completely blended. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  3. Whip the four ounces of cream, then fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Divide the mixture into 5 equal portions, cover each with plastic wrap, and put them in the refrigerator to chill.

  1. Fat Fast Cream Cheese Jell-O Chunks(Someone sent me this idea, too, but I’ve misplaced their name).

    • 10 ounces cream cheese, cut into 20 equal squares (Not softened!)
    • 1 small packet sugar free Jell-O, any flavor

    Pour the dry gelatin powder into a small bowl or onto a salad plate. Set aside.

    Roll the 20 cream cheese squares into balls. Roll each ball in the dry gelatin mixture. Place the coated balls on a plate, cover them with plastic wrap, and put them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat them

    Each Fat Fast serving is 4 balls.

    Do you have any favorite Fat Fast tips, tricks or recipes? Please let us know below or email comments@CarbSmart.com.

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    Further Reading:

    Atkins Fat Fast Really Is As Awesome As I Thought by Dana Carpender

    Can You Do The HCG Diet and Atkins Fat Fast At The Same Time? by Dana Carpender

    Update: Slow Burn Workout Goes Well On My Fat Fast by Dana Carpender

    Fat Fast Cookbook by Dana Carpender Published by CarbSmart Press

    Fat Fast Cookbook by Dana Carpender

    Introducing CarbSmart’s Fat Fast Cookbook:

    • Are you having trouble losing weight, even on the Atkins Induction phase?
    • Have you lost weight successfully on low carb, but hit a plateau or started to regain weight even though you’re still following your low carb diet?
    • Are you looking for a way to add more healthy fat to your low carb diet?
    • Are you interested in jump-starting your weight loss the low carb way?

    Learn more about CarbSmart’s Fat Fast Cookbook.

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Comments

      • Fat fast newbie says

        Love the recipes! You had me laughing through a lot of your post. I am on my second day of the fat fast. The recipes will really help. Thank you so much!

    • Sue says

      I have been doing the Fat Fast for a week and have not lost any weight or inches. I am 35 years, 5’2″, current weight: 160 lbs, goal weight: 125-130 lbs

      My daily meal plan as follows:
      Breakfast: 2 eggs fried in coconut oil with 4 slices nitrate free bacon. Tea with heavy cream and 1 Splenda.
      Snack: 1 oz macadamia nuts
      Lunch: 2 oz rib eye steak cooked in coconut oil with half avocado
      Dinner: same as Lunch ( alternate between steak and chicken)

      According to carb tracker app, this comes to 900 cals: 70% fat, 20% protein, 10% carbs

      I dont like gyms but I walk 3 miles 2X a week

      Am I eating too little? I am so frustrated.

      • Alisha says

        only 2oz steak for lunch and dinner? I’d say you’re eating way too little if your intake is only 900 calories. I’m not on Adkins myself, but I am on a high fat, low carb plan. your bigger concern with any low carb diet is to keep carbs low, not necessarily calories, and fat high. if you’re hungry, eat something (!) low carb (meat, cheese, any of the snacks listed above). Web MD has a metabolism calculator. Check that out and it will tell an estimate of you body’s caloric needs just to FUNCTION let alone give you the energy to work out. Going below that will tell your body it’s starving and you won’t lose weight. My guess is you could probably close to double your intake (keep your fat/protein/carb macros consistent) and actually see loss. But I’m not a dietician – this is just what has worked for me.

        source – been HFCL since January, lost 3 inches and 25 lb, I DON’T count calories, just carbs, fat, and protein. There’s a ton of advice out there on low carb diets. Good luck!

        • Renee says

          Alisha,

          This is a Fat Fast. The goal is to consume 1000 calories daily at approx 90% fat. The purpose is to kick start ketosis and/or break a plateau. It is done for 3-5 and is not intended as a permanent weight loss strategy. Use if metabolically resistant. Not sustainable as it lacks sufficient protein.

      • WillowTreeWade says

        This really isn’t a fat fast. most people doing low carb/high fat (atkins or keto), keep their carbs at 5% every day and even lower during a fat fast. Your fat should make up 90% of your calories during a fat fast

      • Sarah says

        fat fast is 90% calories from fat. your percentages aren’t right so that’s why it’s not working. cut down on the protein and increase the fat!

      • Nan says

        try running a keto calculator (you can google many of them) It will tell you where you should be for your goal weight, age, height, activity. It breaks down total calories, fat, carbs, protein. It will keep you sane when your stumped.

  1. Zoe says

    I have been on Atkins for 5 days now and haven’t lost 1 lb or anything yet!!! please help. This is what I normally eat
    Eggs and meat or meat and cheese
    2 cups of salad and 1 chicken leg
    meat and veg
    coffee no vream or sugar lots of water and gren tea
    I also exercise 3 times a day

    • says

      When you say “1 chicken leg” are you meaning a drumstick or a leg-and-thigh quarter?

      And are you adding butter, oil, etc to your food? Because a low carb diet should not be a high protein diet, it should be a high fat/moderate protein diet. I have done far better since I started limiting my protein to about 80-90 grams per day and getting 75-85% of my calories from fat. Jimmy Moore has written about this, too.

  2. Kim says

    Dana, got your Fat Fast book and also downloaded and read Carbsmart magazine, LOVE THEM BOTH!!! Day 2 of my fat fast and so far so good. I thought I read somewhere that after 5 days on the fast you do 2 days of ?? Something and then resume low carb diet. What was the 2 days??

    • says

      Jackie Eberstein, who was Dr. Atkins’ right hand for thirty years, says that when people have a lot of weight to lose and are badly metabolically resistant, she puts them on a rotation of five days fat-fasting, 2 days of Atkins Induction. They continue the 5/2 rotation until they’ve lost all they need to lose, or can’t handle it any more, whichever comes first.

      I think the longest I’ve fat fasted without a break was 8 or 9 days. The longest I know of in a clinical trial was 10.

  3. sidra says

    Does the original fat fast mean I only have to eat either 10 ounces of cream cheese or 5 ounces of nut
    Or does that mean both as in 10 ounces of cream cheese and 5 ounces of nuts?? Plz clear this

  4. Ben says

    And are you adding butter, oil, etc to your food? Because a low carb diet should not be a high protein diet, it should be a high fat/moderate protein diet.

    This is some of the best advice I have ever seen anyone give to someone starting on Atkins.
    Great advice and great recipes. You’re doing a fantastic job.

  5. Coltrane says

    I was in a week long stall. I jog daily, 50 minutes, and usually after a run I could count on a small amount of weight loss. Sometimes a large one. But this week my weight wasn’t budging. I decided to eat a bowl of cereal and rice milk 30 minutes before my next run. Did my run and boom, dropped a pound and a half, and have kept losing with the same pre workout carb load. My theory, eating carbs before a workout puts my body into a carb burning mode. When my body runs out of easy carbs to burn it switches to fat. I can usually feel when I run out of carb energy as I hit a wall, but I push through it.

  6. Judy K says

    Dana, I bought your ebook Fat Fast Cookbook, downloaded it on my IPad but now it’s gone. Is there any way I can download it again without having to buy it again? I have no idea how it would just disappear, any thoughts? Thanks for any help.

    • says

      Judy, I have replied privately by email on how to re-download the Fat Fast Cookbook.

      If you are downloading to your browser on the iPad, it will not be automatically saved to the iPad because the iPad does not have a normal file system to store the book too, BUT once you download it to the Safari again, you will want to tap the screen and in the top right corner of the screen and a button will appear that says “Open In..”. You will need to save the file in the iBooks or Kindle app which will store it on your iPad.

      Sincerely,
      Andrew

  7. Catherine says

    I could live on the peanut butter/cream cheese. My 6 year old calls it peanut butter cheesecake pudding and it makes for a nice desert for him. I drizzle chocolate coconut oil over it (homemade magic shell).

  8. Jamie says

    I am curious what I would eat with lactose intolerance? Has anyone tried this with dairy free options? Although the peanut butter cream cheese sounds incredible, and I am sure I could eat it everyday, but with major consequences!!!

    • Kim Franklin says

      Jamie, I am lactose intolerant too. I live in the UK and can get lactose free cream cheese and cream. If you are in the States and can’t find this, I recommend using coconut cream – refrigerate and use the thick cream in place of cream cheese. This is a very healthy fat! Coconut oil is a great fat and you can buy this in a jar. Very yummy stuff.

  9. Wendy says

    I’m on my third fat fast — i started with a 3 day long (lost 7 lb), 2 days low carb, 5 days fat fast (lost 6.8), 2 days low carb, and now another 5 day. I’ve lost nothing this week, i’m still trying to get back down to what i gained over my 2 days low carb (2 lbs). I’m also dealing with constipation, which i think is most of the problem. I’m eating mostly macadamias or 1 oz chicken + 2 tsp mayo. I’ve tried coffee with heavy cream to try and get things “moving” but haven’t had much luck. I also take Benefiber 3 times a day. Any advice?

    • Ginny says

      I have learned over the years that if I add magnesium to my diet, I become more regular. Your body might need to adjust to the new diet, but after a while, if you don’t become regular, you should take a 200 mg magnesium capsule. If you get no results, then take 2 caps the next night. Keep adding one cap each night until your body is regular again.

      Magnesium adds water to the bowels, making your digestive system more responsive.

      • Julie says

        You should try magnesium citrate powder, it will get things moving. Start out with a low dose and adjust as needed.

    • Nanette says

      Constipation can be very painful, I have several weapons of mass destruction in my closet.

      Pericolace 2x a day with FiberStat 2x a day.

      or

      Drink something extremely hot followed by something extremely cold.

      or

      Hot coffee with a packet of sugar free hot chocolate added.

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