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Tried the PB2 powdered peanut butter in Keto Chow, yeah it’s awesome.

This entry is part 45 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

Last week I posted about my disappointment with Dymatize “Gourmet” having too many carbs because it would hinder me from trying their Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor. I decided then to grab a 16 ounce jar of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (they also make a much smaller 6.5 ounce container it’s nearly the same price as the 16) and try that. Putting 12g adds 3g of net carbs, bringing my total net carbs for Keto Chow up to 31g if I drink 3 a day. That’s doable though it doesn’t leave much room for snacks. It also adds 45 calories to each one, not a big deal.

I really like peanut butter, so far I’ve tried Strawberry and Rich Chocolate (because I am drinking strawberry this week) and both were excellent. I’ve just been adding the 12g of powder to my other powder/cream/oil when I’m mixing it in the blender bottle. I’m not sure what adding it when mixing the powder of Keto Chow would do. It might work fine or the additional oil might cause nasty clumping. For now this works fine to add a bit of extra flavor.

By |2016-10-14T07:18:03-06:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Future Foods, Keto Chow, Ketogenic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Checked out the Dymatize “Gourmet” flavors, prolly won’t work for ketosis.

This entry is part 44 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

I got a message asking what the difference was between the Dymatize Nutrition Elite “Gourmet Vanilla”
and Dymatize Elite Gourmet “French Vanilla” – In a nutshell: the difference is carbs.

I freaked out and got super excited when I saw that the “gourmet”line has peanut butter chocolate flavor. I almost ordered some right then and there but then I checked the nutrition label and compared it to the “elite”.ELite_Whey_Vanilla_2lbs EG-2lb-FV

The “gourmet” ones have 6 grams of net carbohydrates per “serving” compared to 2 on the “elite”, so 3x as much. If you put 110g of the gourmet into Keto Chow, it will contribute 20.72 net carbs making a grand total of 24.62g net carbs (compared to 13 with the “elite”). Now, that’s actually doable depending on your activity level and not eating anything else with carbs in it during the rest of the day but you will have a harder time staying in ketosis.

Dangit, I was looking forward to trying the chocolate peanut butter. I guess I could always grab some PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, it has 3 net carbs per 12g serving. OK, you’ve talked me into it, I’m going to get some and try 12g in a blender bottle of Keto Chow.

By |2016-10-14T07:18:03-06:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: Future Foods, Keto Chow, Ketogenic|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Totally got trolled by my scale this morning

This entry is part 43 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

I’m pretty happy that I finally got through my stall; I was stuck between 222 and 220 for 2 1/2 weeks. Yesterday I weighed in at 217.9. This morning the scale said 212.2. While it would be awesome to have dropped 5.7 lbs in a day I’m not buying it. Even my scale saw it as a large enough departure from previous values it couldn’t figure out who to assign the weigh in to:trolled

I picked it up, shook it a bit and tried again: 213. Moved it to a different place on the tile entirely: 218.5. Moved it back: 218.4.

Stupid trolling scale.

By |2016-10-14T07:18:03-06:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Future Foods, Weight Loss|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Photo Friday: 4 months, 37 lbs – got a long way to go still =)

This entry is part 42 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

I posted this to /r/keto last week, decided it might be nice to have it here too. I started “Obese” (>30 BMI) now I’m just “Overweight”.

First time posting progress pics. I was going to wait longer but I was just at a conference where they were doing headshots. I had a similar one taken right before I started keto. Time for a comparison.

Here you have before and after. 4 months, 37 lbs. Oddly enough, both were taken at SalesForce conferences.

Here you have before and after. 4 months, 37 lbs. Oddly enough, both were taken at SalesForce conferences.

2000-05 Wedding - According to my wife I weighed 220 when we were married 15 years ago.

2000-05 Wedding – According to my wife I weighed 220 when we were married 15 years ago.

2006-10 - In 2006 I started keeping track (mostly daily) of my weight, this picture is very close to when I weighed 276. I later lost quite a lot of weight doing the "Shangri-La" diet and then again lost more doing something similar to "Whole 30".

2006-10 – In 2006 I started keeping track (mostly daily) of my weight, this picture is very close to when I weighed 276. I later lost quite a lot of weight doing the “Shangri-La” diet and then again lost more doing something similar to “Whole 30”.

Here's my complete weight log from October 2006 until February 2015 (excepting the year or so I stopped keeping track in 2009)

Here’s my complete weight log from October 2006 until February 2015 (excepting the year or so I stopped keeping track in 2009)

2014-10-13 Dreamforce - This was just before I started keto. I weighed 258.

2014-10-13 Dreamforce – This was just before I started keto. I weighed 258.

2014-10-13 - Also at Dreamforce. This is mostly just for fun.

2014-10-13 – Also at Dreamforce. This is mostly just for fun.

2014-10-25 - This was taken 4 days after I started Keto. I was already down 8lbs. My wife looks awesome.

2014-10-25 – This was taken 4 days after I started Keto. I was already down 8lbs. My wife looks awesome.

The spike in January is when I ate carbs for a week in preparation for a weight loss contest. Gotta level the playing field!

The spike in January is when I ate carbs for a week in preparation for a weight loss contest. Gotta level the playing field!

2015-02-20 - 4 months and 37 lbs. I was down to 220.5. It's awfully close to how much I weighed when I got married plus it's almost exactly 100kg.

2015-02-20 – 4 months and 37 lbs. I was down to 220.5. It’s awfully close to how much I weighed when I got married plus it’s almost exactly 100kg.

2015-02-26 - Hey, every one of these has to have a selfie right? Yes I wear a tie to work every day. Yes that's a Napoleon Dynamite figurine, it talks.

2015-02-26 – Hey, every one of these has to have a selfie right? Yes I wear a tie to work every day. Yes that’s a Napoleon Dynamite figurine, it talks.

State of People Chow

This entry is part 39 of 41 in the series DIY Future Foods

I still haven’t heard anything from MaxK about him launching a new place to order People Chow. To re-cap briefly: I stopped mixing people chow for new customers and am only sending it to existing subscribers. In my opinion Keto Chow is way better than People Chow, even if you’re not going full-bore with a ketogenic diet. I still have great videos showing how to mix your own People Chow. So where can you get People Chow if you still want to order some pre-mixed? Here are a few sources:

By |2016-10-14T07:18:04-06:00March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Future Foods, Preparation|0 Comments