Hey, I be famous! Article on Forbes that quotes me (a couple times)

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Hey, I be famous! Article on Forbes that quotes me (a couple times)

This entry is part 69 of 176 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Did an interview with Maggie Zhang a short time ago, she published the article today: How Soylent’s Meal-Replacement Competitors Got A Not-So-Bland Taste Of Success. It’s a good read.

In other related news, the guy in the cube next to me who is mixing his own Keto Chow is now down 33lbs since he started 5 weeks ago. That’s awesome!

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By | 2015-06-12T14:30:01+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Categories: Keto Chow, Soylent, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Bair is a computer geek and SalesForce.com system administrator for his "day job". He became involved in the powdered foods (aka "soylent") movement in January 2014, originally with a conventional recipe and later switching to a high fat, low carb "ketogenic" variant on October 2014. In January 2015 he created the recipe for Keto Chow and released it without restriction for anyone to use, at the same time he began mixing the recipe up for people that wanted a finished product and has seen steady growth in the business every month since. Chris has lived in Utah for most of his life, except for a few years living in Chile where he learned Castillian. Chris and his wife have two sets of twins with a couple singltons thrown in for good measure.

4 Comments

  1. Rachel June 12, 2015 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I’m still waiting to see sustained results like these for a woman. Not one who goes from morbidly obese to slightly less fat, either. Until then, I will remain convinced this way of eating is ideal for *male* weight loss, wreaking havoc on the metabolism and hormones of female bodies.

    Congratulations on your success, Chris.

    • chris June 12, 2015 at 10:49 am - Reply

      The ladies over at http://www.reddit.com/r/xxketo/ have loads of info just for you then. You’ll find some great info on Ketogenic diets for women, by women

      • Rachel June 12, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

        Thanks for the reply, Chris. I may have mentioned it elsewhere, but I’ll put it out there again that the first thing I did prior to embarking on my (now-thankfully-ended) keto journey was due diligence. My research certainly included scouring such links as the one you referenced, and while I did find many hearty and faithful adherents to the keto WoE on xxketo, examples of genuine, sustained success remained few and far between. Of the women who posted their stats, most remained far from their weight-loss goals, but when this was pointed out by the occasional reader, such readers were told to ‘focus on how you feel, not a number on the scale’, that ‘bones get heavier’, that ‘organs and muscles could be getting stronger’, and other things of that nature. The question of why a diet that purportedly results in rapid fat-loss seemed to be having the opposite effect was met with comments such as ‘you need to give it more time’ and ‘maybe you’re not adhering to keto completely’, ignoring the fact that the most avid of keto adherents only rarely meet with sustained success… when they were women. (Again, to be clear, I define “success” as meeting a stated goal, not as adopting new goals in an effort to make oneself feel better. In this case, for most women, the goal is fat loss, and a way of eating that can be sustained indefinitely.)

        I’m not trying to start anything, here. I just don’t want someone else to have six months of misery trying to stick with something they’re not genetically wired for. If they see this amazing success within a reasonable period of time, well and good, but to say that keto works for most women in the face of so much evidence to the contrary seems a bit disingenuous. Could it be because women make up the bulk of those inclined to pursue weight loss “miracles”? Is that why no one wants to tell them keto might not be the best choice? I think those are questions worth asking, and I don’t think they get asked often enough. Kudos to you for being willing to post comments reflecting an opposing viewpoint.

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