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100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 30

This entry is part 36 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Day 30. I had someone on Reddit ask how it’s been doing an all-liquid diet for the last month. Really the only issue I’ve had is that I needed to take a probiotic to deal with the digestive issues that cropped up (finally did that on day 16). Other than that, it’s gone just fine. I haven’t overeaten anything, I occasionally get hungry until I get distracted by work or something and then finally eat like 6 hours later when I remember I was “hungry” (actually more like I was BORED). I haven’t had to take vitamins, though I do still need to take magnesium due to a fun family trait of needing rather hefty supplementation of magnesium. My beard was getting longer until I trimmed it, don’t think that has anything to do with my diet though. As of yesterday, I was down 18.3 lbs since I started all this. All-in-all I think the experiment is going quite well. I did remember yesterday that I’m planning on doing some longer fasts right before the final weigh-in for the city contest. Guess I need to get working on preparation for that.

By |2019-01-31T10:03:23-06:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from Jan 29, 2019

Last night we did our weekly live broadcast. Talked about stuff, answered viewer questions, and went over some of the questions we had received during the week. Here is the high-quality recording that we posted on YouTube. This week we talked about:

  • Orange Cream is on sale
  • When you order over $100 you can get one blender bottle for $1 – while supplies last, new ones coming around end of February
  • Sample availability – Vanilla complete, Cookies and Cream tomorrow followed by the rest.
  • Results of our taste test:
    • In a 3rd party blind taste test, participants were asked to try 5 of the leading Keto Shakes.
    • Keto Chow outperformed all of the competitors in appearance, flavor, texture, and overall impression.
    • More participants ranked Keto Chow #1 than any other tested brand.
    • In fact, participants were significantly more likely to recommend Keto Chow to friends or family than all other tested brands.
  • 100 Days of Keto (Chow) going great, end of the diet bet, how to record your weight to qualify to win the Keto Chow gift certificates
  • Beverly posted about her experience doing 100% Keto Chow and asked who else is doing it
  • New Raspberry scones and banana bread recipes
  • Figuring out macros and calculating calories video
  • What are urine strips for?
  • Sara K. is down 7 lbs – keto motivation, whooshes, and more
  • 2.1.1 clumpiness
  • Butter in Chocolate Keto Chow?
  • OMAD, Intermittent Fasting, Time Restricted Feeding. What are they, when to use them.
  • The difference between Keto Chow and other “Meal Replacements”
  • April G: Mixing Keto Chow with regular milk to get kids to leave you alone
  • Is Keto Chow good for people with Diabetes? T1 and/or T2?

Or, if you prefer, here is the original Facebook video with the viewer comments from the live broadcast.

By |2019-01-30T13:30:51-06:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Beverly’s Week 4

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow - Beverly's Experience

When I arrived home after yoga last night, I said to my husband, “So… I have to try the Savory Chicken Soup tonight.  On my last blog last week, I indicated that I was going to try it – and this is my last chance before I write another blog entry.”  Yeeks!  I just honestly did NOT want to try it.  I had been avoiding it.  I have read too many reviews, comments, and questions from people not liking it or struggling to add the right ingredients to make it taste better.  That sounded like too much work and iffy results at best.

When the 2.1 flavor sample bundles were offered, I purchased four of them.  My husband and I went through the new flavor samples in record time but never touched the soup; four sample packages of Savory Chicken Soup have been in the pantry since last August.

As I pulled a pan from the cabinet, I said, “Now I have to see if I can remember how to use a pan.”  That made him laugh but it was true.  I don’t remember the last time I even used a pan or the stove.  I do not like to cook.  I put 2½ cups of water in the pan then slowly added the Savory Chicken Soup powder with a whisk.  With the burner on too high, I promptly scalded my soup and left a layer stuck to the bottom of the pan.  :(

I handed my mug of hot soup to my husband and made him try it first.  I was still super hesitant – and I was willing to give my honest opinion here.  But he liked it!  So I had to take it from him and try it myself.  After just a couple of sips, I added one bouillon cube which made it taste just right.  We both really liked it!  For what it’s worth, we decided that the flavor is “like warm milk with a hint of chicken” and agreed that this warm/savory meal option is a game changer.  At that point though, it was only water, soup mix, and bouillon – I hadn’t added any fat.  As I sipped on it, I tried to imagine if I would like it better with some cream or butter next time.  This time though, I was adding cheese!  :)  If Chris can have cheese in his soup, then – by golly – so can I!  I measured out 28 g shredded sharp cheddar (because that’s how much my calorie allowance permitted) and dumped it in.  I have to say it was almost heavenly.  After having only cold/sweet meals three times a day this entire month, I finally had a warm/savory meal in my hands.  It was so good!!  I never thought I would say this, but – I will actually be buying a 21-meal “week” package of this flavor.  And I am excited to try the two new soup flavors that are currently being tested!

Last week, I rejoined a beginner yoga class that I had previously attended – I had stopped going at the end of September for a petty reason.  I have now been to three classes (Thursday, Sunday, Tuesday) and it feels great!  I am so glad I started going again.  I am not an athletic person and have never done much (any) exercise.  For some reason, beginner yoga suits me well.  It gives me an awareness of my body, builds a little strength, and improves flexibility and balance.

Slow weight loss can be unbelievably discouraging. I have no patience for just about anything.  Results are important to see when I am working hard at something.  When I weighed over 200 pounds, I lost and gained the same 30 (sometimes 70) pounds over and over.  The weight loss was usually relatively quick then compared to what I am encountering now.  Looking at my average weight per week, I have lost a little more than 2 pounds this month.  That is a bummer – but – it aligns with the facts:  female, short, middle-aged, desk job, sedentary.  So I have to accept it.  If I want the scales to move faster, I have to decrease my calories or increase my activity level.  Since I am not currently willing to do either of those things, I will stay the course and see where it leads me.

I have found that I am consuming my food later in the day than ever before.  Lately, my shakes have been consumed around 3:00-4:00 pm, 6:00-7:00 pm, and 8:00-9:00 pm.  Some would call this “intermittent fasting” (which actually means time-restricted eating) with a five- or six-hour eating window and 18-19 hours of “fasting” (18:6).  I have a difficult time claiming that I do intermittent fasting, though, because I allow myself one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream in my coffee each morning and because I often drink bouillon throughout the day to increase my sodium intake.  There are a dozen differing opinions on what a person can consume during their “fasting” hours.  By the standards which allow beverages under 50 calories, I am “fasting” from approximately 9:00 pm to 3:00 pm each day.  My reason for doing this is not for any of the typical benefits that people claim for “intermittent fasting” but rather for the reason that it helps me keep my daily calories in check.  The earlier in the day that I eat, the more total calories I will likely consume.  If I can postpone eating, it is easier for me to eat less.

The DietBet Challenge has ended.  I enjoyed interacting with some other participants in the “activity” area of the “game”.  Thankfully, I met the 4% goal with official weigh-ins of 140.6 and 134.2 (6.4 lbs lost).  I want my $10 back.  :)  Actually, I want my $20 back – I signed my husband up too!  He hasn’t done his final weigh in yet though so time will tell on the other $10.  I really hope everyone who joined the challenge meets their DietBet goal.  I saw this morning that there are two upcoming keto challenges listed in the DietBet games, and I am seriously considering joining both of those.

If you want to ask me questions, you can reach me through the Facebook Keto Chow Support Group or the Reddit Keto Chow sub where I am fairly active.  I love feedback and interaction.  Supporting others in their journey ultimately helps me be successful in mine!

By |2019-02-01T07:39:13-06:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 29

This entry is part 35 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

We did our weekly Facebook Live broadcast last night. I have the video for that encoding on my laptop in UHD 4K right now, I think I need a faster computer. Maybe a Ryzen Threadripper. That sounds like a totally legitimate business expense. On the live, we talked about doing Chocolate Keto Chow hot with butter, so I mixed that up this morning, looking forward to trying it! Update: it tastes AMAZING!

Did my weigh-in for the City contest, going off what I remember, I believe they have me losing 1.58% of my body weight since last week. I grabbed the PDF table they sent out last week, turned it into a spreadsheet, and calculated where I was last Wednesday in the total loss – looks like I’m in 11th place last week with a 7.16% loss, 8.89% if you include today.

I also did my final weigh-in for the Keto Chow DietBet challenge this morning. When I started the challenge, I assumed (incorrectly) that as the organizer of the DietBet I would be able to see a leaderboard or something so I could easily determine the winners of the additional prizes we are giving out. Yeah, not so much. I have to look at each person’s public profile and see what percentage they’ve lost, one-by-one. To help accomplish this and maintain my sanity, I have a google sheets form for people to fill out right here: https://goo.gl/forms/ybjOvsYjG5jsNfB32

The form will take you through each step of getting the info I need. If you participated, please fill out the form, even if you didn’t lose the 4% and don’t think you’ll win the grand prizes, I’m going to email everyone that participated and fills out the form a consolation prize (OK, it’ll be a coupon for Keto Chow). So please do it!

 

By |2019-01-30T13:29:58-06:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Soup-er Keto 3 Giveaway with Carrie Brown & Real Salt

We are very excited to partner up with
The Real Carrie Brown and Redmond Real Salt for a
SOUP-ER 2nd Giveaway this month.
It started earlier today
and ends on 2/1/19 at 11:59pm MST.

Remember as always it is
3 companies, 3 prize packages, and 3 Winners!!

Keto 3 Giveaway – Jan 30-Feb 1 (Soup)

Winners will be selected at random through the 3rd party app Gleam following the close of the contest. Winners will be contacted directly and prize package shipped by Keto Chow out of Utah. Winners may be posted on any or all of the participating company social media pages by Monday, February 4th.

[Fine Print: No Purchase Necessary. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. This contest in no way is sponsored by Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Another winner will be selected if the prize packages are forfeited or unclaimed. Keto Chow has the right to obtain and publicize the winner’s names and likeness. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified via email and given 24 hours to reply to the email to claim their prize. If a reply is not received within the time period than a new winner will be selected.]

By |2019-01-29T22:58:22-06:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Keto Chow Banana Bread

Keto Chow Banana Bread

Course: Snacks
Keyword: Banana, Keto Chow
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mash avocado with mixer
  • Add eggs and sweetener and combine.
  • Add melted butter and vanilla and combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Split into two greased mini loaf pans (3x5 1/2)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Notes

Notes: this does sink a little when it’s cooling, be sure it’s done before you pull it out of the oven. Let it cool completely before slicing. You can also substitute almond milk for butter if you prefer.

By |2019-09-17T08:54:14-06:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 28

This entry is part 34 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

4 weeks down, just a little over 10 weeks left to go! Looks like I’m currently down 17.9 lbs since starting back on January 2. It’s still too early to tell if bringing down the amount of heavy cream and replacing it with avocado oil will make my ketones and higher. It’ll be interesting to see.

According to the packaging place, they are supposed to start production of our samples tonight and will run roughly 5000 of each flavor (except chocolate peanut butter, which is still a problem child) ideally we should be getting everything finished up within about a week from commencement. We’re also supposed to be getting the small Electrolyte Drop bottles today, Everything is (maybe) coming up Millhouse!

By |2019-01-29T11:16:36-06:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow Raspberry Cheesecake Breakfast Scones

Keto Chow Raspberry Cheesecake Breakfast Scones

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: Keto Chow, Raspberry Cheesecake
Servings: 8 Scones
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a food processor add Keto Chow, coconut flour, erythritol (the amount of sweetness is up to you, I used 1/4 cup because I don’t like things super sweet, if you do, add 1/2 cup!!) and baking powder and pulse to combine.
  • Add in cubed butter, and cream cheese and pulse again until mixture is crumbly.
  • Beat together eggs and sour cream with a fork or whisk and add to flour mixture, pulse until it all comes together, but not too long.
  • The dough will be sticky, pull out half and add to wax or parchment paper and make into a round shape
  • Put another paper on top and press until 1 inch thick, use cutter and make the scones and add to sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Bake on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • These are even better with a little sugar free raspberry preserves.

Notes

We prefer to use Nature's Hollow jams, though the sugar-free Smuckers and the Great Value brand from Wal-Mart are a fairly passable alternative in a pinch.

By |2019-09-17T08:54:16-06:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow Recipes|Tags: , |3 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 27

This entry is part 33 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Happy Monday everybody! There’s only one day left in the Keto Chow Diet Bet Challenge so get ready and remember: if you’ve been weighing yourself “unofficially” you will likely weight 2-3lbs more when wearing clothing. Speaking of which here’s how we’re going to figure out the winners of the Keto Chow gift cards:

When I started the challenge, I assumed (incorrectly) that as the organizer of the DietBet I would be able to see a leaderboard or something so I could easily determine the winners. Yeah, not so much. I have to look at each person’s public profile and see what percentage they’ve lost, one-by-one. To help accomplish this and maintain my sanity, I have a google sheets form for people to fill out. You can access that here: https://goo.gl/forms/rpoRT58qYuYtk9RH3 You’ll want to fill out the form AFTER your final weigh-in is approved, sometime after tomorrow when the challenge ends or it will not have the last official weigh-in which is the one that counts

The form will take you through each step of getting the info I need. If you participated, please fill out the form, even if you didn’t lose the 4% and don’t think you’ll win the grand prizes, I’m going to email everyone that participated and fills out the form a consolation prize (OK, it’ll be a coupon for Keto Chow). So please do it!

Alright, enough about that. Let’s talk about the Keto Chow I mixed up last night: I’m switching from 100ml of heavy cream + 15ml of MCT oil in each Keto Chow shake to 60ml of heavy cream + 20ml of avocado oil + 15ml of MCT oil. That will modulate my net carbs for each day from 10.3g down to 6.7g. It’ll be interesting to see how that affects my ketone levels. Also, the avocado oil will make the kids less likely to steal my Keto Chow from the fridge. I’ve started mixing up 5-6 just for them to have, we’ll call it “cannon fodder” =).

By |2019-01-28T10:59:02-06:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week Jan 28-Feb 3: 10% off sale on Orange Cream 21 meal packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Orange Cream 2.1. Don’t forget that we offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200. Also don’t forget: you can easily freeze the Orange Cream into popsicles.

Check out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Orange Cream! Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

Super fast response to questions, great web page, easy ordering & so many flavor options (haven’t tried them yet)! Also, free shipping when your order reaches a certain amount & offers for deep discounts on a few selected items. Happy customer!

Here’s another review, it 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 have done keto a few times in the last 8 years. I have always given up because I wasn’t getting enough because I didn’t have time for 21 meal preps and cooking 7 days a week. ketochow has been my go to lunch or breakfast replacement. It is letting me hit my macros and helps me feel like I’m “cheating” a little. I’m so happy we found it!

By |2019-01-28T06:43:15-06:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments