Yearly Archives: 2015


KetoChow Sub-Reddit plus a video

This entry is part 111 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

A couple days ago somebody suggested that I create the /r/ketochow subreddit. Soudned like a good idea, so I did it. The community is pretty small still but larger than I thought it would be since I hadn’t linked it anywhere yet. So without further ado:

Also I re-shot a video of mixing a batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Chow. And I started a Frequently Asked Questions section.


And a reminder: the 100 days of keto starts January 4!

By |2015-12-31T17:48:40-07:00December 31st, 2015|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic|Tags: , |0 Comments

Hit the big time (not really)

There’s a subreddit called /r/subredditsimulator where automated reddit robots can go around and “play”, generating random posts based on probability. Regular users can’t even post there. Yesterday I hit the big time because /u/keto_ss decided to tag me in a post

I am a bit more willpower than average, so when I ordered the sampler, /u/chrisbair told me to stop drinking water, from nausea to headaches to lethargy.

Don’t know why I would have done that =) Then again, I don’t think robots should drink water so I suppose it’s accurate. The bot has posted other fun stuff like

You have to take a new picture. I’ve tried them all and then reheat them in the oven for a minute or 2 and then gained back 100 lb. It’s easy to make with a food scale, so I am going for.


By |2015-12-27T08:40:32-07:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Effects of a Year in Ketosis (video)

This entry is part 110 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

Jim McCarter gave an interesting presentation at the Quantified Self Conference this year. You can check out the video at

By |2016-10-14T07:17:56-06:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Ketogenic|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow Pancake and Muffin batter (updated)

I finally got a chance to try out making Keto Chow pancakes yesterday, later in the day I made some muffins. Both turned out awesome. My wife liked the pancakes I made for breakfast but liked the muffins we had for dinner even more, especially when I brought out the cream cheese. My mom and dad were over and really liked both as well. I did the pancakes with “Rich Chocolate” and the muffins with “Chocolate Peanut Butter.”

The recipe comes from redditor named “King_of_Camp” who added a couple things (baking powder, eggs) to keto chow and came up with an excellent batter that works for pancakes and also for muffins. I changed the original recipe based on my experience. Originally you had to whip the heavy cream but that seems to be an unnecessary step and I’ve eliminated it, makes it far easier to mix.

Keto Chow Pancake and Muffin batter

Use Keto Chow to make a nutritionally complete batter you can use for pancakes and muffins. Perfect for keto diets!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Keto Chow
Keto Chow Flavor: Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter
Servings: 3 meals
Calories: 731.5kcal
Author: Chris


  • 1.5 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tsp sugar alternative such as Swerve
  • 3 tbsp MCT oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150 gram Keto Chow any flavor of your choice
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour (optional)
  • 3 tsp cream cheese (optional)


  • Add all the liquid ingredient to a bowl or a blender.
  • If you are using a blender, put the lid on and turn on the blender, you want to add the powder when it's already running to ensure even mixing without dry clumps.
  • Add the Keto Chow, sweetener and baking powder (and the optional coconut flour), then mix well.
  • You may need to add water until you get the consistency you like if you are doing pancakes.
  • For pancakes, heat up a griddle to 300 degrees, coat with oil and make pancakes. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup and would make 2 pancakes with each scoop. Ended up with 48 pancakes (16 per person, per "meal").
  • Cook until you can safely flip the pancakes. Unlike "normal" ones, the "waiting for the bubbles" trick probably won't work. I had to flip them when they were still pretty runny.
  • Enjoy with some butter and sugar free maple syrup, I also tried Davinci sugar free raspberry syrup and peanut butter.
  • For muffins, spoon out the batter into a lined cupcake/muffin tin. I used a large table spoon and heaping it was just about the fight amount to make 24 muffins (8 muffins per person, per "meal").
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. When they come out, they will be big and puffy but will quickly shrink down like a souffle.
  • Enjoy with some butter or cream cheese!


Instructions are for preparing a full day or 3 "meals" worth of Keto Chow. 2200 calories (you can change this by using less heavy cream).
Nutrition Facts
Keto Chow Pancake and Muffin batter
Amount Per Serving (242 g)
Calories 731.5 Calories from Fat 568
% Daily Value*
Fat 63.16g97%
Saturated Fat 42.63g266%
Trans Fat 1.47g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.58g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.87g
Cholesterol 339.35mg113%
Sodium 1457.97mg63%
Potassium 1910.02mg55%
Carbohydrates 17.54g6%
Fiber 6.88g29%
Sugar 4.47g5%
Protein 36.81g74%
Vitamin A 3030.56IU61%
Vitamin C 140.29mg170%
Calcium 1075.13mg108%
Iron 4.24mg24%
Sugar Alcohol 4.01g
Net Carbs 6.65g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 242g | Calories: 731.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.54g | Protein: 36.81g | Fat: 63.16g | Saturated Fat: 42.63g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.58g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12.87g | Trans Fat: 1.47g | Cholesterol: 339.35mg | Sodium: 1457.97mg | Potassium: 1910.02mg | Fiber: 6.88g | Sugar: 4.47g | Vitamin A: 3030.56IU | Vitamin C: 140.29mg | Calcium: 1075.13mg | Iron: 4.24mg | Sugar Alcohol: 4.01g | Net Carbs: 6.65g
By |2019-10-30T12:23:47-06:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Future Foods, Keto Chow, Keto Chow Recipes, Ketogenic|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Fun Keto Chow stuff

This entry is part 109 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

Couch Potatoes (who made the “Fat bomb Cheesecake” recipe I did for thanksgiving) just did a video review of Keto Chow. They pronounced it “Definitely not bad” – which is about the same endorsement I got from an 11 year old.

In other news, I’m planning on trying the “Keto Chow pancakes” recipe another user posted on reddit. Good times.

By |2016-10-14T07:17:56-06:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Future Foods, Keto Chow, Ketogenic|0 Comments

100 days of Keto – starting January 4

This entry is part 2 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto

This was cross-posted to /r/keto earlier this week and I’ve decided I’m going to do it, mostly just for kicks (I haven’t done a “cheat day” since January 2015) but also to get losing weight more better-er. I’m planning on doing a post every day, both here and on /r/100DaysofKeto (in the daily post). Anybody want to join in? There’s more info in the side-bar of and the form to sign up is here.

By |2015-12-10T07:26:11-07:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: 100 days of keto, Ketogenic|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

My Graduation Pants are WAY too big

This entry is part 108 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

I was going through my closet last night and an old pair of pants fell out. They’re the Guess jeans I wore the last day of High School – way back in June 1995. Guys signed my year book, girls wrote on the pants. Yes I know, not the best idea. We’re all stupid in retrospect and I really need to throw them away now that they’ve apparently served their purpose (and before my kids read some of the stuff written on them).

Anyhow, I hadn’t looked at them in years and was surprised to find what size they were: 38. I must have carried the weight differently back then because I’m fairly certain I weighed about 220 at the time and 38 is the size pants I was wearing last year when I weighed 250. Decided I might as well try them on one last time and do a “bathroom mirror selfie”

Graduation Pants

Yep. WAY too big! I’m currently wearing 34 and even those are starting to get big. I doubt I’ll ever get to 30 but you never know.

By |2016-10-14T07:17:56-06:00December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

“Golden Oldies: Impressions and comments on the keto chow solution for Senior citizens.”

This entry is part 107 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

I have another user experience to share (with permission):

  • Gender: Woman
  • Age: 66
  • Length of time on keto chow: 4 weeks.
  • Results: very positive.

A favorite blouse fits so much better than it did a month ago, just before starting Keto Chow.  I tried the Atkins diet several years ago and was moderately successful. Losing weight is much different than maintaining a lower weight. We are hopeful that this approach will do two things, keep weight off and avoid diabetes.

I have often called myself a sugar addict and restricting carbs has clearly put my addiction in the spotlight.  The flavors and formulas of keto chow have made the transition less traumatic and I have not experienced “keto flu”, to date.  Mood swings and any food challenges seem to be resulting from extended family problems more than dietary adjustments.   My former knee jerk reaction to self medicate with sugar has been offset with the immediate benefits.  Swelling has gone down in my face, hands and feet.  I can hear better, too.
My husband has joined me in this lifestyle change and the mutual support is a tremendous benefit.  We encourage each other, rather than trying to sabotage improvements.  We also did a month of preparation.  We cleaned non compliant foods out of the cupboards and freezers, except for snacks to feed grandchildren.  We studied the keto chow blog to grasp preparation, and bought helpful equipment such as shaker bottles.  My first challenge was to decide how much “real” food to eat and how many keto chow to consume.  This is probably very subjective, according to the weight loss goals.  I settled on one to two shakes a day, leaning toward one.   Fasting is less difficult, because I do not feel as hungry when I have not had anything to eat.
Favorite flavors:  Pina colada, cinnamon bun, toffee and strawberry blast.
I will continue to do periodic updates on my progress.  No weight posts, taboo to ask a lady what she weighs.

A Happy (Keto) Thanksgiving

We are hosting thanksgiving for my family this year and yesterday we hosted my wife’s family for pre-thanksgiving. It was a great opportunity to test out some recipes. All turned out fantastic so I thought I would share. There will be 5 of us doing keto so we wanted some awesome food. On a side note: I found a local grocery store that carries Swerve artificial sweetener. In the past I’ve used truvia but it has some carbs. Swerve hits a 0 glycemic index with 0 net carbs. Awesome! You can find a bunch of other awesome recipes over on /r/ketorecipes – there are currently two pinned posts at the top with holiday recipes.


Cranberry-Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip Used Swerve instead of sugar and I forgot to make flax crackers so I just pulled out a bag of unflavored pork rinds. Wife says “There is happy in my mouth!”. Also of note from last week: Bacon Ranch CheeseBall.


I didn’t discover this recipe until today so we just did mashed cauliflower with sausage gravy – the gravy was absolutely AMAZING and got eaten by all those carb eating people.


I picked up a Masterbuilt gas smoker back in April and I can’t think of anything more keto friendly than smoked turkey! A friend of mine told me that for smoking turkeys you want a fresh (not frozen) one so I grabbed one from Costco and brined it. I was going to spatchcock the turkey but it ended up being too large to fit easily on the racks so I sharpened a cleaver and bisected the bird. Cooked better cut in half anyway. I used a wireless thermometer to track how done it was, I had to leave for several hours and so I pointed a webcam at the thermometer so I could check it remotely. Worked great (the smoker blew out twice necessitating a trip back home).


This was in case the turkey went wrong. Just a standard spiral ham that didn’t have any sugar in it. We pulled off some of it for us Keto people and then put the glaze on for the normal people.


  • CavemanKeto Strawberry cheesecake this was just plain awesome. Seriously better than most “carby” cheesecakes.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Made these last year and they were great, worked again!
  • Fat Bomb Cheesecake I had an extra pie crust so I wanted to make another one but I didn’t have anymore pumpkin.  Super simple recipe, worked great.
  • Whipped cream. I put a couple cups of heavy whipping cream into a bowl with some swerve and whipped it for about 10 minutes. Yeah, I ate a bunch of this straight with a spoon. I want some right now.

We also had salad, pickles, olives and other assorted goodies. Between the cream cheese used for all the cheesecakes, the potatoes, the dip and the gravy we used up a little over 6.5lbs of cream cheese this weekend.

By |2015-12-27T17:17:20-07:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Ketogenic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New flavor of Keto Chow available: SnickerDoodle

This entry is part 106 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

With the (maybe temporary) demise of Mocha, I decided to bring on a new flavor for Keto Chow so there would still be 12. Introducing SnickerDoodle! It tastes very much like one of the cookies with a much better flavor than cinnamon bun. Personally I’ve never liked cinnamon bun but others do. This one is decidedly good. We’re finishing up the Day packages and have about 2 dozen of the Week packages already done. In a few minutes we’ll be starting on samples too.

By |2015-11-20T16:06:11-07:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments