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Keto Chow 2.1 update – packaging is printing right now!

Like literally this very moment. One of the guys sent me a photo of the “Sample all the NEW things” bags that are on the press right now. There was a huge storm this weekend here and the media was delayed, a bunch of their production team came in today (Saturday) to get it rolling out in time. The way they’re rocking it we might have the finished bags by the end of this next week.

So, what does that mean for Keto Chow 2.1? The protein was ordered and should be coming soon. The flavorings are supposed to be on the way as well. Ostensibly everything should be coming together for a relatively quick production cycle but I haven’t been able to get definitive schedules for the filling and such. They are supposed to be doing Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Cookies & Cream first but as with anything of this sort, it could get delayed for random reasons (like snow storms!)

By | 2018-02-24T12:38:17+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Results and conclusions from 6 week fat experiment (42 days of Keto Chow)

I have my analysis done on the data from my 6-week experiment doing Keto Chow for all my meals and swapping out different types of fats to see how they impact my lipid panels. It’s all chronicled over on the page about the experiment, along with an extensive array of graphs and other fun stuff.

I also proved that at least in me: eating 2000 calories a day of mostly fat with some protein I’ll lose weight. Switch that to 2000 calories of mostly carbohydrates with a little fat and the same amount of protein (and again, the same 2000 calories), I will gain weight.

Fun stuff!

Flavor of the Week February 19-25: 10% off sale on Salted Caramel 2.0 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Salted Caramel 2.0. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.0 Salted Caramel!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

Keto Chow tastes great and is very satisfying to me. I like all the flavors. However, I like Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Strawberry and Salty Carmel best —in that order.

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

My sons recommended KetoChow to me. I have been on it about six months. Lost 27 lbs in the first four. Then had hip replacement surgery. Was less disciplined during 3 months of recovery but still lost 8 more lbs. Now back KetoChow. Works well. Definitely better if you mix the night before. Have tried all the flavors. My fav is salted caramel. Dont like cookies and cream but thats just me. Best to have several choices on hand to alleviate boredom. I mix with heavy cream from Costco. Two shakes a day is a good balance. Three a day was hard to do.. Have exercised about three times a week pretty consistently but not nuts. I’m 62, old guy.

By | 2018-02-19T06:38:46+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 42, done done done.

Final day. Honestly could have gone longer if it wasn’t for the stupid sugar this week, the rather bad tasting Macadamia nut oil, or the gastrointestinal duress of liquid coconut oil. I’m looking forward to going back to my preferred heavy cream and avocado oil mixture. These last 2 days I have had diarrhea, it might be from the sugar – or it could be that the stomach flu is making the rounds among my kids and if I’ve managed to NOT contract it, that would be a miracle (ever tried to convince a sick kid to clean up their own throwup? Isn’t happening, buddy).

I started adding the blood tests, graphs, and other assorted data to the page about this experiment. It’s looking pretty good so far!

I got the costs for Keto Chow 2.1 this morning and I’ve been having lots of fun with spreadsheets all morning. The short version is: prices on current flavors will be the same, the new flavors are slightly more expensive to make so those will be a bit more… except the “Natural Strawberry” that’s sweetened with monk fruit instead of sucralose. That one is significantly more expensive to make and will likely be priced at or above the price of the peanut butter.

By | 2018-02-15T11:22:47+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: 42 days of Keto Chow Experiment|Tags: , , |1 Comment

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 41, blood tests back

I was watching a video by Dave Feldman (where he had to keep pausing to eat skittles, it was great) and he talked about fructose malabsorption causing him digestive issues. I don’t think I have that problem which is why I haven’t had really bad problems during this phase. Again it seems that I dodged another bullet for which I’m grateful. I’m still anxious to get back into keto. Yesterday I bought the brisket and ribs for the meetup, they’re currently in the Sous-Vide cooking for a few days and I’ll finish them in the smoker on Saturday.

Got my Coconut Oil week blood tests back – REALLY interesting stuff. I’ve entered the data into the spreadsheet (check it out!) but here are some of the highlights:

  • I hit an all-time low LDL-P (particle count): 567. It’s down 43% from 996 the week before. 👍 (you’re looking for under 1000)
  • All time low LDL-C: 56, down from 78. 👍
  • I brought back down my triglycerides from 148 to 103 👍 (you want this below 100)
  • My HDL-C went WAY up (52% to be exact): from 40 to 61 👍👍👍 (you want this as high as possible)
  • A1c is still steady at 4.8 👍
  • Fasting insulin went WAY up, from 5.2 to 8.4 – the highest I’ve recorded so far. 👎

This test was the first time I saw a departure from the previous inversion pattern of LDL-C and Triglycerides which would go up and down opposite of each other. I don’t know if it was the high amount of MCTs in the coconut oil or what. Regardless, I can handily say that consuming almost entirely saturated fat for a week made my blood tests look AMAZING.

Here are some of the graphs from the spreadsheet:

And… go! A very limited number of Chocolate Peanut Butter are available.

Took a bit but our manufacturer was able to scrape together four score and ten of the Chocolate Peanut Butter week bags. So if you’re wanting to grab a few, now is the time to do it. These will be the last of the Chocolate Peanut Butter until we get the 2.1 stock in 4-6 weeks.

By | 2018-02-13T12:33:57+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 40!

So close… only 9 meals left! It’s getting harder and harder to only eat the food in my experiment. I thought I had some kind of superhuman ability to stay on track, turns out it was likely just the result of solid keto eating. Making dinner for everyone else and not eating any of it hasn’t been a problem and now it’s REALLY hard to not take a bite.

For kicks, I made a crono-o-meter “recipe” of what I’m eating this week – mostly so it would generate a nutrition label so I’d have something to show people that question what I’m eating this week. Here’s a comparison of that and when I’m doing heavy cream:

Carb Week Heavy Cream Week

Those that say “nay” will likely take issue with the amount of sugar and sodium in the carb week, but if you click on the image and pull up the full nutrition info and check out the vitamins and everything else you’ll see it’s nutritionally complete still.

By | 2018-02-13T09:50:31+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: 42 days of Keto Chow Experiment|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 39, new flavors

I’m down to my final few days of sugar and REALLY looking forward to getting back into keto. I decided that I’m going to make brisket and ribs for the Salt Lake and Utah Counties Keto meetup this Saturday, should be epic. My mouth isn’t hurting nearly as bad as it was and my gut is feeling better. I wonder if I messed it up so bad doing coconut oil that the carbs were a relief =)

I have the finished artwork done for Keto Chow 2.1. The packaging for the sample packages is being proofed right now and I should have the proofs for the week bags sometime tomorrow. I actually had requests in with 3 different printing places and ended up going with the one that’s a bit more expensive because they’re wicked fast compared to the other places. I announced the new flavors of Keto Chow 2.1 in the live stream I did on Friday but in case you missed it…

By | 2018-02-12T14:50:23+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: 42 days of Keto Chow Experiment|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Flavor of the Week February 12-18: 10% off sale on Banana 2.0 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Banana 2.0.2, it’s pretty much the perfect Valentine’s Day present =). The easiest way to describe the flavor is: it’s much like banana Laffy Taffy or banana Runts. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Banana!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

No one deserves a 5 [star review…] But these guys do! Package was received on the expected date and the great variety of these samples helped me narrow down what flavors I prefer most.

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

This is hands down the best meal replacement / protein powder I’ve ever tasted. (Is it OK to say “orgasmic”?) Anyhoo, I also like that it uses fantastic vitamins. when I enter it into Cronometer, I’m always surprised at how much all my vitamins go up across the board, not just in certain spots. (And things like magnesium are using the highly absorable kind, not the cheap stuff that runs right out of you.) I actually serve it to my 7 year old boy for a dessert. 🙂 He loves it!

By | 2018-02-12T06:38:48+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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