Keto+8 months=55

Keto+8 months=55

This entry is part 72 of 181 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Yesterday marked 8 months doing ketogenic “soylent”, and the day before that was my 20 year High School reunion. At the reunion I kept getting “wow, you look exactly the same!” probably because the organizers made us name tags that had our Senior portraits on them. If I remember correctly I was about 200 when I started my senior year and about 210 when I graduated. so technically I weighed a bit less then 20 years prior. I was really working on hitting One-derland before the reunion but didn’t quite make it =( It was nice to be the skinny(er) guy for a change. It was also nice that the dinner had keto friendly foods: Prime rib, as well as some meats and cheeses. Should have gotten a second plate of prime rib.

About a week ago I finally broke through my stall. I had been moving up and down between 206 and 211 for nearly a month. I’m thinking the likely culprit was Malitol which is a “sugar alcohol” that isn’t absorbed and used as quickly as glucose but it still eventually gets through. Other sugar alcohols are much better (Erythrotol and Xylotol) and aren’t a problem. Unfortunately most “sugar free” candy uses malitol so I stopped eating any of that and my weight started moving again.

8 months of keto

Weight progress up until today. 55.4 lbs down in 8 months.

Taken 4 days after I started Keto, weighed 257.8 lbs when I started

Taken 4 days after I started Keto, weighed 257.8 lbs when I started

2015-06-22 09.59.07

Weighed 202.4 lbs this morning, if all goes well I’m going to hit <200 this week!

High School

High School senior portrait. Taken back in 1994. I think I was somewhere between 200 and 210 at the time.

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By | 2016-10-14T07:18:01+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Soylent, Weight Loss|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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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.

2 Comments

  1. Matt June 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on making it back to your fighting weight!

    Couple questions related to your post: (1) how would the absorption rate of a sugar alcohol prevent you from losing weight, and (2) you’re not using Xylotol (I think you meant Xylitol) in your Keto Chow, are you? More on (2): xylitol seems to be great for people, but is, supposedly, extremely dangerous to dogs.

    • chris June 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      There’s a section on this page with good data on what the different sugar alcohols do to your blood sugar. It’s not the absorption rate (speed) exactly but how much of it is absorbed (which is also called “rate”. No, there aren’t any sugar alcohols in Keto Chow. All of the sweetener is in the Dymatize protein powder which has Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose and Stevia Leaf Extract.

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