I've lost over 90 lbs by doing the (Original) Belly Fat Cure and eating Healthy.
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pecan Tarts...


4 oz. (1/2 of 8­oz. pkg., brick style) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 ­3/4 cup blanched almond flour (can use up to 2 cups, if necessary)

2 eggs
3/4 cup Swerve (or equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar, such as erythritol, xylitol, etc.- but I used stevia)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pure maple extract
1 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut, (optional)

24 pecan halves (to add to tops)


Beat softened cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
Add almond flour; mix well.

Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled and firm.

Divide dough evenly into 24 balls.

Place one ball in each of the 24 miniature muffin pan cups (mine are non­-stick pans);

press onto bottoms and up sides of cups to form shells. Set aside.

Beat eggs lightly in small bowl. Add sweetener, vanilla and maple extract; mix well.
Stir in chopped pecans.

Spoon evenly into pastry shells, filling each shell about three­ fourths full.

Top each with a pecan half.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 22-­25 min. or until lightly browned

Let stand 2 minutes in the pans; carefully remove to wire racks to cool

Makes 24 - each has: C/3 - F/1.5 - S/1

I got the recipe from: Gourmet Girl Cooks - there seems to be something missing - but I can't quite put my finger on it. Let me know if you try them.



  1. Rosie, did you follow BFC, the original? So 15/6?

    1. Ok entered this 3 times, not sure why not showing, I started Mar 7th, less than 6 serv of carbs a day and under 15 g sugar, not a big change yet, so hoping in a couple months to see a nice difference.


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Some tips if you are having trouble

  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
  • Count everything that you put into your mouth. Even sauces - everything , check labels.
  • Make sure that you don't eat any artificial sugars. Check labels, if it says sugar free - look in the ingredients, look for....sucralose, aspartame, saccharine in the ingredients. Those are BAD!
  • Going #2 is a big problem when a lot of people start the BFC. I have solved that problem with Clear Benefiber in my morning coffee and a scoop of Super Seed w/water in the afternoon. (you can buy the super seed on Amazon.com it is the cheapest).
  • Choose your carbs wisely. Try to pick the carbs that will give you the lowest count of carbs, sugar and calories and the most fiber.

I hope this helps.