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

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

This entry is part 107 of 176 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

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.
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By | 2016-10-14T07:17:56+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, 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. David December 24, 2015 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Hi Chris,

    Do you find seniors take a little longer to keto adapt? I began the keto diet 2 weeks ago and have not lost any weight yet…..I know it is an individual thing, but seems like the older we are the longer it may take to begin losing .

    Any thoughts? thanks.

    David

    • chris December 24, 2015 at 9:42 am - Reply

      Generally yes, but that’s mostly due to different activity levels. 2 weeks though? So long as you’re under 30g of net carbs a day you should have been well into ketosis by day 4. Are you eating/drinking anything else? if so that could be an issue. I talked to a lady once that wasn’t losing any weight, turns out she was drinking regular gatorade too, which was enough to keep her out of ketosis.

      • David December 24, 2015 at 12:08 pm - Reply

        I have been eating a 4 oz piece of sausage with 2 eggs fried in coconut oil for breakfast….keeps me satiated until about 5…..for dinner I have been eating a 4 oz piece of salmon with a big leafy green salad, sometimes a little broccoli on the side, but that’s about it…..that’s why I was thinking since I’m 64 the process may take a little longer.

  2. A keto newbie June 26, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Hi, I am a bit younger but still no spring turkey: 50

    I easily got into ketosis in about 5 days, but I have also been practicing intermittent fasting.

    Keep in mind that whatever your age is, once the supply of glycogen in the liver is exhausted the body MUST get into ketosis, there is absolutely no other way. So in that regard I doubt that age should play much of a role, except of course if a person is more sedentary it would take a bit longer to deplete said stores.

    But once depleted, ketosis follows

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