2 weeks down, a bunch more to go. Things are still going well on my “only eating Keto Chow” challenge. No boredom, no desire to “cheat” – I had Chocolate Mint, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Root Beer Float for my meals yesterday, it had been a REALLY long time since I had the root beer, it was really yummy. Yesterday I tested my blood ketones using my Keto-Mojo and it showed 4.0 mmol/dL – that’s really getting up there! In the past, I’ve seen as high as 5.8 but I doubt I’ll get that high using heavy cream because it has more net carbs compared to doing oil.
Speaking of which, let’s talk about net carbs and tracking. Way back in the day I was using MyFitnessPal – they have some interesting social stuff and a really large database of user-submitted data. They also have a really large database of user-submitted data, and it seems like the majority of the user-submitted data is, well, trash. When there are 5 entries for “Salted Butter” – each with completely different data, especially the number of carbs, it gets a little old. So, several years ago I switched over to Cron-O-Meter. Unlike MFP, Cron-o-Meter uses a curated database so every entry is verified as accurate. It also has a “Keto” setting and will calculate your net carbs (with or without sugar alcohols). Really cool stuff. I have a full article about how to track your net carbs and set up Cron-o-meter, you should check it out. Here’s my Cron-o-meter entry for yesterday: