N=me experiment: 4 weeks of *ONLY* Keto Chow – 2nd week tests back

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N=me experiment: 4 weeks of *ONLY* Keto Chow – 2nd week tests back

I have the second round of test results from my experiment back. To quickly recap: I’m doing a test where I’m only eating Keto Chow and only drinking water. Nothing else. No snacks, no diet soda, no nothing. I am taking the Keto Chow fish oil pills as they are required to get the right EPA and DHA Ω3 fatty acids, and I was taking a magnesium malate supplement (I need more than normal) but I recently stopped that because the version of Keto Chow that I’m testing (v2.1rc2) has additional magnesium malate in it and the supplement I was taking had a gram of dextrose in it (which sucks). Here’s my complete food log and information from Cron-o-meter for the experiment so far, and here are my blood tests, updated with the results of my last blood test.

Insulin is up a bit though still quite low, my cholesterol is much the same as before other than my LDL-P count continues to drop. At this rate, it’ll be under 1000 around the time the experiment ends. CRP is higher but still in a good range. Still not dead from living on fat.

As discussed in my initial post about doing this experiment, I don’t have refrigeration available so I’ve been coming up with ways to adapt. Primarily I’ve been using avocado oil. I’ll be posting more about this when I’m actually back from the trip, but I’ll say right now that I absolutely prefer heavy cream. Avocado oil isn’t bad, and if I hadn’t ever tried Keto Chow with heavy cream I’d probably think it’s super awesome. For people with dairy or digestive issues, or people wanting something shelf stable it’s an amazing option that works very well. Avocado oil also has 0 carbs, which means my net carb totals for the days I ate only keto chow with avocado oil are a CRAZY low 1.4g – for the ENTIRE DAY. That’s insane, as is the 5.3 mmol/L of blood ketones I’m currently registering, I actually hit 5.5 a few days ago. Weird that the only ongoing biometric I have right now is blood ketones since I don’t have a scale or anything else. It’s going to be interesting Friday morning after I get home to see what happened to my weight this week =)

By | 2017-11-09T11:17:20+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, On Tour, Soylent|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. Jason Tovey November 9, 2017 at 5:32 am - Reply

    It’s worrisome, with such low carb intake and moderate protein intake, that your insulin is up. Is this due to the heavy cream (casein) or the whey protein?

    I’ll certainly be interested in what the scale has to say as well.

    • Chris November 9, 2017 at 7:08 am - Reply

      “up” is relative here. My insulin is still very low, it was just lower last week. If it was above 10 I would be concerned but I’m just moving between 6 and 3 and back to 6.

  2. Anthony November 9, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Generally is 3-6 Insulin a good range in the big picture? How are you physically feeling, energy levels, mental clarity? I know you’re losing weight too.

    • Chris November 9, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Yep, my insulin levels are just fine. I’m feeling quite well, especially considering that I’m currently at a tech conference battling fatigue and a crappy mattress 😎

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