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Flavor of the Week October 30-November 5: 10% off sale on Base Powder

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Keto Chow Base Powder. What’s “Base Powder”? Check out this post! The short version is: you add a little scoop to your chosen protein powder and it makes Keto Chow, with all the vitamins, minerals, etc… Want to save even more? Order exactly 5, 13 or 18 and get an additional 5% off – this is how many Base Powder packages fit into our standard boxes. If you order 7 or 19 or another number other than those EXACT quantities, you won’t get the 5% (and shipping will cost more).

Here’s the part where I say you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

I’ve been curious about meal replacement shakes for a long time and have been doing keto off and on for years, so this is the best of both worlds. Keto Chow is convenient and nutritious, and the taste is great (I started with salted caramel). I’ve already recommended it to several friends and am looking forward to trying the other flavors!

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

I love this Keto Chow! Its helped me lose over 100 pounds, and keep it off. Plus, it tastes so good!

By | 2017-10-30T04:29:45+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.0 and its effect on my Postprandial Blood Glucose

This entry is part 189 of 190 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Quite some time ago I tested Keto Chow 1.5 and how it effects (my) blood glucose levels. Time to run the experiment again! This time I didn’t forget to not eat so I started with a clean sample. My first meal was at 11 am, with my previous meal 17 hours earlier at 6 pm (18:00). I also recorded my ketone levels, which were kinda sad at 0.5 both times I tested (but up from the previous day). I’m using a KetoMojo ketone/glucose tester which has ketone strips that only cost $1 (compared to $2-5 a test depending on which tester you get). The short version of the results is: there wasn’t any significant change in my blood glucose following meals of Keto Chow 2.0. I’m also not anemic and not Diabetic, at least when I’m consuming Keto Chow =) One other interesting thing to note is that my average (mean) blood glucose last time I tested like this was 94, this time it was 87. Cool beans.

Here is the data table for my tests.

Time Glucose mg/dL HCT % HB g/dL Ketones mmol/L
9:30 83 49 16.6 0.5
10:00 77 46 15.6
10:30 89 39 13.2
11:00 83 41 13.9
Consumed Chocolate Keto Chow
11:30 77 45 15.3
12:00 82 41 13.9
12:30 88 48 16.3
13:00 95 44 14.9
13:30 96 49 16.6
14:00 95 41 13.9
14:30 85 46 15.6 0.5
Consumed Chocolate Keto Chow
15:00 88 41 13.9
15:30 89 39 13.2
16:00 90 40 13.6
16:30 90 43 14.6
17:00 84 43 14.6

You can expect another test like this in a week or so regarding Keto Chow 2.1 and its effects on (my) glucose!

By | 2017-10-24T08:00:54+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

n=me experiments – 100% Keto Chow, blood tests, dealing without a fridge

This entry is part 188 of 190 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

I’m in the final stages of doing some changes to the Keto Chow recipe (v2.1) and I wanted to do a “burn-in” test to make sure that everything is working properly. Might as well experiment on myself, right? My plan for the next 4 weeks is to ONLY eat Keto Chow, drink only water, take fish pills, and have some salt if necessary. On Friday I went over to my local LabCorp and had 14 vials of blood drawn for 25 tests. Around vial 9, the vein in my left arm gave up and they had to pull the remainder from my right arm. Here’s what I got:

GGT Cortisol Heavy Metals Lipid Panel Thyroid Cascade Profile
Apolipoprotein A-1 C-Reactive Protein Hemoglobin A1c Lp-PLA2 Activity Uric Acid
Apolipoprotein B Fasting Insulin Homocyst(e)ine NMR LipoProf +Graph Vitamin A and E
CBC Ferritin, Serum IGF-1 Reverse T3, Serum Vitamin D
Comp. Metabolic Panel Free Fatty Acids Iron T3Free Zinc, RBC

My plan is to have 6 other tests done every Friday for the next 4 weeks:

NMR LipoProf +Graph Lipid Panel Comp. Metabolic Panel CBC With Diff. Fasting Insulin C-Reactive Protein

Today I’m running a test on my Postprandial glucose after eating. It’s something I’ve done before but it was time for an update I’ll probably report on that tomorrow.

Now, here’s where it gets fun: I started my experiment yesterday and it’s going well so far. Then I started thinking about what’s going on in the near future and realized I’m going to be heading off to San Francisco for the DreamForce conference in 2 weeks. Crap. “That’s like the worst timing ever for a test!” I thought, then I thought “Might actually be good timing for a test” The likelihood of me breaking keto traveling while I’m doing a nuts-o test on myself like this is actually lower.

Big problem is: the “hotel” I’ll be staying at does not have refrigeration available. I’m going to need to come up with a game plan during the 5 days I’ll be traveling. Here’s what I have so far:

  • I’m going to use avocado and MCT oil instead of heavy cream.
  • I’m going to portion out the powder for meals into individual bags ahead of time.
  • This week I’m going to test to see how adding the oil to the powder beforehand affects storage and taste.
  • If that works, I’ll put the oil right into each bag, making a sort of thin oily paste.
  • I’ll triple-bag the mix =)
  • I’m going to find a place that has ice and ice water available (they have it all over the place at the conference) and mix my keto chow in HydroFlasks, they should stay good for several hours, more than long enough for the “just mixed” taste to go away (which takes like 30 minutes).
  • I suspect I’m going to do some kind of intermittent fasting, maybe I’ll leave all of the stuff at my hotel and just eat 3 meals in a small window.
  • I’ll bring soap and a bottle brush and wash out my HydroFlasks every night.
  • I’ll have my magnesium supplements handy along with some salt. I’m planning on mixing salt with water to drink during the day if I feel like I need it.

Anyhow, that’s the plan. I’m posting this ahead of time to further decrease the likelyhood of me failing (accountability FTW!!!)

Flavor of the Week October 23-October 29: 10% off sale on Strawberry 2.0.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Strawberry 2.0.1. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Strawberry!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

This product is awesome. I would recommend it to everyone. I make 15 shakes and have one for all three meals for the week. It is so quick and easy and tastes so good.

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

As someone who already LOVES Soylent but hates the carbs, I now drink one Soylent and one Keto Chow for my breakfast/lunch and it keeps me full until my late dinner without any snacks in between with half the carbs!! Obviously they both have a very different taste but I find them to be equally delicious and super convenient!!!

By | 2017-10-23T04:24:47+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Chris and Miriam on the “Be Well, Be Keto” Podcast

We met Tracee Gluhaich at KetoCon in Austin a few weeks ago – she contacted Miriam to see if she was willing to be on Tracee’s new keto podcast “Be Well, Be Keto.” Miriam said yes and asked if Tracee wanted us both on there – and she did =) About a week ago we recorded the interview via webcam and the podcast episode went live today! You can head on over to listen to the podcast here. Or you can watch the video from the interview below:

 

By | 2017-10-18T07:37:56+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Ketogenic|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Base Powder and Cookies & Cream back in stock!

Happy day, Base Powder and Cookies & Cream in the 21 meal “week” bags are back in stock – that means everything is back in stock (except for Peanut Butter samples but that’s coming in about a month). We also have the new packaging for the Base Powder. Check it out:

By | 2017-10-17T18:16:06+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week October 16-October 22: 10% off sale on Salted Caramel 2.0.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Salted Caramel 2.0.1. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.0 Salted Caramel!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

This product is awesome. I would recommend it to everyone. I make 15 shakes and have one for all three meals for the week. It is so quick and easy and tastes so good.

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

Great experience, fast shipping, and wonderful customer service. I was able to chat with the owner prior to placing my order and he was very helpful.

By | 2017-10-16T04:33:53+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Chocolate Mug Cake

TL;DR: In a bowl, combine Keto Chow Chocolate shake mix and baking powder. Add egg, coconut oil and water; whisk until smooth. Pour the batter from the mixing bowl into a ramekin or mug, leave your baking container at least half empty to prevent spillage while cooking. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. Repeat in 15 second intervals until you’ve reached desired consistency. Top with chocolate chips, and enjoy! By Victoria Jensen.

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Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
This weekend I had an unquenchable craving for chocolate cake… unfortunately, I can’t eat carbs. So after over a dozen trial runs and failed recipes that tasted more like cornbread with a whey aftertaste, I found the perfect combination for an indulgent chocolatey treat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 seconds
Servings
mug
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 seconds
Servings
mug
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine Chocolate shake mix and baking powder. The protein powder you use is crucial, it will literally make or break your recipe. After experimenting with 4 different brands, Keto Chow worked the best by far! (If you forget to add baking powder, the top of the cake will cook quickly and dry out completely on top, leaving a layer of liquid beneath).
  2. Add egg, coconut oil and water; whisk until smooth.
  3. It is important that the batter is thin and runny, if not, the “cake” tastes more like a sponge made of cement powder rather than protein. Pour the batter from the mixing bowl into a ramekin or mug (because Keto Chow’s serving sizes are so large, you may consider dividing the batter into two cups before cooking to avoid overflow), leave your baking container at least half empty to prevent spillage while cooking.
  4. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. Repeat in 15 second intervals until you’ve reached desired consistency (I prefer mine cooked for 45 seconds). The cake may look wet on the surface when removed from the microwave, but will continue to cook through while cooling, (I made the mistake multiple times of cooking it until it looked cooked through, as a result my cake had a dry spongey texture).
  5. Once your cake is done cooking, remove from microwave, and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. After the chips are melted and the cake is cooled, dig in!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information:

  • 322 Calories
  • 17.2g total carbs
  • 3.8g net carbs

 

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By | 2017-11-11T17:22:06+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week October 9-October 15: 10% off sale on Vanilla 2.0.1 week packs

I realize we did Vanilla just a few weeks ago but it’s what we have the most of right now! For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Vanilla 2.0.1. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Vanilla!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

I have been Keto for about 9 months, feeling good, no cravings, blood sugar finally under control and getting my A1c below 6 for the first time in years!! Keto clean eating did that for me. What I missed most was ice cream, but being diabetic it was out, and then came Keto Chow. All I can say is WOW

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

I’ve been doing stronglifts 5×5 for 3 months now. For the first month I ate KetoChow and made solid gains with minimal pain. I stopped eating it because I thought I could buy zero carb proteins and with a multi-vitamin plus Lyte (and bouillion cubes) for electrolytes I could get the same effect while saving money. But I wasn’t recovering and was sore all the time. Worst of all my mind was fuzzy and dull. I went back on KetoChow and for the last couple weeks I am recovering and making gains again. I’m amazed at how much of a difference it makes in how I feel with the 5×5 workouts. Incredible. Highly recommend it.

By | 2017-10-09T04:29:31+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments