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Day 017 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 16 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.6
  • Blood ketones: 0.2 mmol/L

I haven’t been overly concerned with how much weight I have lost thus far because today is weigh-in day for a weight loss contest my city does. So all the water weight I’ve gained recently because of eating lots of yummy salty meat will serve to make my initial weigh in higher – it’s based on percentage lost so higher is better =) Last year I “prepared” for the challenge by eating carbs and replenishing my glycogen (which adds MOAR water weight) – I ended up coming in second place, Probably won’t do as well, percentage wise, this year.

By |2016-01-20T06:08:13-06:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , |0 Comments

Day 016 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 15 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.1 mmol/L

A local Brazilian Grill had a “kids eat free” promo yesterday so we decided to take the kids. I ate a LOT of bacon (it’s Bacon Fest!) along with other meat which had a lot of salt so water weight was way up again and the protein killed my ketosis. I did reach an important milestone: I ate all of the fat on my meat and it was delicious. I’m finally getting over my aversion to fat, only took a year doing keto =)

By |2016-01-19T14:00:34-06:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , |2 Comments

Days 014 & 015 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 14 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.5
  • Blood ketones: 0.9 mmol/L

Wow, that’s a LOT of water weight! (3.5lbs) Having food with a lot of salt will do that to you I guess.

  • Weight: 206.0
  • Blood ketones: 0.2 mmol/L

There I go, back down =) Yesterday I made jello using keto chow and some sugar free jello. Put it in the fridge overnight and tried it for breakfast. Overall it turned out pretty well. I used vanilla Keto Chow and orange Jello. Not sure how other flavor combinations will turn out. I have some lime jello too.

Keto Chow Jello

This recipe is based on a post over on /r/keto by therealcaffiend

Keto Chow Orange Jello

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Keto Chow, Orange Cream, Pumpkin Spice Caramel, Salted Caramel, Vanilla
Servings: 1 Meal
Calories: 72.5kcal
Author: Chris

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 packet sugar free Jello
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 13 ml MCT Oil
  • 50 ml Heavy Cream
  • 50 grams Keto Chow powder

Instructions

  • Add jello packet to 1/4 cup cold water and stir
  • Boil 3/4 cup water, add to the mixture and whisk/blend it
  • Add MCT oil and heavy cream, whisk/blend some more
  • Add Keto Chow along with any additional flavorings you might want. Blend this really well (like 5 minutes).
  • Pour into container(s) and refrigerate for several hours, overnight is best for the flavors to mellow.
  • For extra win: whip some of your heavy cream and put some on top when you eat it.
    Keto Chow Orange Jello
Nutrition Facts
Keto Chow Orange Jello
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 72.5 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.2g8%
Saturated Fat 3.9g24%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 11.5mg4%
Sodium 191.8mg8%
Carbohydrates 2.1g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 5.5g11%
Vitamin A 156IU3%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 0.39mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 72.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.1g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 11.5mg | Sodium: 191.8mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 0.39mg
By |2019-09-30T15:28:49-06:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Keto Chow Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto and Kidneys from a Golden Oldie, Senior citizen viewpoint

This entry is part 114 of 208 in the series Ketogenic Diet

Here is a followup experience to an earlier post:

Caution is always advised when considering a new diet and I read all the studies, comments and concerns about

[moderate] protein/low carb combinations.  I did not factor in my response to the protein powder because I did not realize my kidney function was diminished.  I have had two painful episodes.  The first seemed attributable to dehydration, which should be avoided at all times.  The second hit me hard after limiting protein powder for 3 weeks and deciding my issues had been temporary.  They are permanent and very painful.  I am fortunate, that I appear to have recovered without serious damage.

I share this to help others be aware of the remote, but real, possibility of kidney problems.  My age could be a factor, since I am over 65, but husband is just a few months older and he has no problems.  Other health impairments could also contribute to the difficulty; but I have heard my body’s clear message and will try to find less intense ways to balance nutrition and protein intake.

I have not “found” the weight I lost during the two months on the keto diet.  It helped me become much more aware of the hidden sugars that lurk in commercially prepared foods.  Changing eating habits to better choices is beneficial and this continues to be my plan.

I personally, liked the Keto Chow approach and wish I could maintain it.  Keto Chow is simple, easy to prepare and delicious.  My husband will keep his schedule of enjoying 2-3 meals a day.  We see embracing sugar free living as a way to be kind to our aging bodies and not become diabetic.

Bottom line:  if you can tolerate the protein…try the Keto Chow.  It is amazing.

So there you go: if you have kidney problems, check carefully to make sure you can handle the protein; and specifically the protein powder

By |2016-10-14T07:17:55-06:00January 16th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Day 013 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 13 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 204.1
  • Blood ketones: 0.4 mmol/L

 

Yay, my ketones are coming back! I’m down nearly 5lbs in the last 13 days – not bad. Got a family function today, probably going to be all desserts. I’m going to drink a Keto Chow (Cookies and Cream) on the way and snack on the smoked gouda we’re bringing. Should be great.

By |2016-01-16T09:46:05-06:00January 16th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Day 012 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 12 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 204.7
  • Blood ketones: >0.1 mmol/L

The plan was to do Keto Chow for 3 meals a day for 100 days though I decided I wasn’t going to kill myself or stress about it. Yesterday evening we went out to dinner at a Chinese Buffet. There was a Mongolian grill so I was able to find plenty of keto friendly fare. Despite that, this morning when I tested my blood ketones they were less than 0.1 mmol/L. Dunno if there were hidden carbs in the stuff I ate or if the major amount of protein I ate kicked off gluconeogenesis.

Anyway, today for lunch I made a “frosty” using the blender. I did have to put it in the freezer for 30 minutes for the salt crystals to dissolve fully and the rest of the flavors to equalize and mellow out. “Frosty” Keto Chow is yummy.

By |2016-01-15T14:44:23-06:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

Day 011 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 11 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 205.3
  • Blood ketones: 0.5 mmol/L

Looks like I’m properly hydrated again since my weight went up just a little. One thing I’ve noticed about losing weight and winter: I’m cold. Like all. the. time. This is odd since I used to be the big fat guy that wore shorts all winter. I bought a sweater and wore it to work today. I used to think people that wore sweaters were crazy, guess they just have less insulation. Didn’t do intermittent fasting today.

By |2016-01-14T12:23:24-06:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Day 010 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 10 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 205.0
  • Blood ketones: 0.4 mmol/L (04:50)

Hey hey, I’m 10% done! The experiment with Intermittent Fasting seems to be a success, though I did have a headache when I woke up this morning – some of that could have been mild dehydration. Still I’m happy with the results.I didn’t do Intermittent Fasting today because I had a dentist appointment. The hygienist said my teeth are looking much better; I’m crediting not eating sugar and doing a liquid diet. She did recommend I get an OralB electric toothbrush, so I got one from Costco on the way home.

By |2016-01-13T17:15:24-06:00January 13th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Day 009 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 9 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 205.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.6 mmol/L (04:50)

 

Yesterday I tried Intermittent Fasting again. I’ve done it in the past but usually did regular keto food (half a pound of melted cheese and some bacon). With Keto Chow being a liquid, it complicates things. My approach was to skip breakfast, skip lunch and then drink 1 (Chocolate fudge) around 3 pm, another (chocolate peanut butter) while driving home around 4:30. My final one I drank around 7 PM, I had meant to drink it around 5-5:30 but stuff got busy. Overall I consider it a success. I wasn’t overly hungry throughout the day and I was pleasantly full  once I started eating without feeling crappy. Going to do it again today, this time I brought my ketone blood test strips so I can check my ketone levels a couple times. I’m curious how high they will get when I’m at 19 hours fasting. Anyway, check out http://burnfatnotsugar.com/intermittent-fasting.html for more info on fasting, including the fun myths section where he tackles “starvation mode”, frequent small meals, breakfast being the most important meal of the day, and more.

Updates:

  • at 12:19 my blood ketones were at 0.7 mmol/L
  • at 15:18 my blood ketones were at 1.3 mmol/L – so that’s roughly 17 hours since I last consumed any calories. Not bad at all.
By |2016-01-12T15:35:46-06:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments