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100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 58

This entry is part 64 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Well, I’m nearly 3/5 of the way done with my 100 days of eating only Keto Chow for all my meals. Yesterday I received my second blood test, it records what’s going on after a week of using ONLY heavy cream for all my fat calories. You can view the results on this spreadsheet. In my expert analysis, I conclude that I am still alive! What a relief =)

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We had an outage with our shopping cart yesterday. That sucked. Depending on your internet service provider it was either up or down for nearly 6 hours. I believe I have the infrastructure changed enough that it won’t be a problem in the future… maybe. I did get more shirt designs up on Amazon Merch – including some that have the Keto Chow logo on the front and the keto food pyramid on the back. They are $5 more expensive because of the additional printing, I still have them priced as low as possible without us losing money on each sale.

By |2019-02-28T09:29:30-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Beverly’s Week 8 (Week 2 of Science)

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow - Beverly's Experience

The recent flood of Keto Chow recipes being posted by Taffiny, Amanda, and Chris are killing me!  They all look so delicious and mostly doable – even for someone like me who can’t cook.  When I am on the blog site, I just have to slide my screen right on past those recipe posts and plan to come back to read them more closely after solid food is back on my menu.  If you have not checked out the recipes, I recommend starting here to see what I am talking about.

Another week of the science phase has not provided me anything interesting to report on the blog this week.  I continue to plod along.  Week 8 is closing soon and there are six weeks remaining.  It feels really good to be counting down the days and weeks as they pass by now that we are past the halfway point.  My scale weight did not change this week (but my weekly average weight went down again which is sweet!).


This week, my wonderful husband worked so many hours at his office that we did not have any chance to eat out.  I am certain that he missed the face-to-face across-the-table time as much as I did but we will likely make up for it in coming weeks.  I did meet up with one of my sisters at a nearby restaurant on Saturday where I arrived a few minutes before she did.  I found myself fixated on the enticing salad descriptions.  All of a sudden, my mind snapped awake and said, “Stop looking at the menu, you fool!”  :)  Then I had to just laugh at myself and find something else to look at.  (If you are starting to get the impression that I have lots of sisters, you are right!)

Being in restaurants while on a liquid diet has not been very difficult for me.  I do not feel the need to explain anything to anyone.  I order my beverage when it is time then simply say “nothing for me, thanks” when the waiter/waitress is taking meal orders.  I am truly NOT tempted to deviate from my current eating plan.  Sitting in a restaurant with someone else while they eat is somewhat uncomfortable though.  Even at home, that feeling is sometimes there – like when my extremely supportive husband is innocently snacking on nuts or meat/cheese.  The idea of chewing something tasty sure sounds good.  The desire to eat is there but the commitment to my eating plan is stronger.

Friday will be the start of using avocado oil as my fat source.  I will be scouring the Keto Chow sub on Reddit and the Facebook support group for tips on making Keto Chow shakes with avocado oil before I begin.  I make my husband’s shakes with avocado oil but he does not seem to mind the floating residue the way I do.  Maybe I can find a trick for how to successfully mix oil and water (ha!).

In a meeting I attended a few days ago, the speaker used the word “endurance” which caught my attention, and I jotted it down in my notes.  The definition reads, “the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way” and “the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity”.  I like this word!  Perhaps the word endurance can be used to describe me and my efforts in this 100-day challenge…  I would really like to think so even though Keto Chow is not the least bit unpleasant.  :)

Facebook Live recording from Feb 26, 2019

This week we had a special guest: Amanda of @amandaeatsketo fame as well as many of the recipes that use Keto Chow. In addition to making amazing recipes, she has been working as a medical assistant at Ogden Medical Weight Loss Clinic with Dr. Rohn Rigby where they use ketogenic diets (among other interventions) to help their patients with a wide range is ailments but chiefly to successfully lose weight and regain their health. Here is the high-quality UHD4K recording from the camera:

We also discussed some other stuff:

  • Root Beer Float is on sale this week, 10% off
  • Day 56 of my experiment: 100 days of eating nothing but Keto Chow
  • Where to find the recipes on the Keto Chow site
  • Stephanie wants to know: Can you use almond milk instead of heavy cream for keto chow?
  • Katie asked: Can someone explain keto chow to me. What is it? How do you do it? The benefits?
  • If you have pets or are around people with pets, don’t buy xylitol. If a recipe calls for xylitol and you have pets, use something else.  Erythritol has less of a glycemic effect than xylitol and is not toxic.
  • What to do if Keto Chow is WAY too filling – takes hours to drink.
  • MCT Oil and MCT Oil powder, what are they useful for?
  • DeeAnn ads TrueOrange to the Orange Cream Keto Chow. Anna uses TrueLemon in Vanilla
  • Carrie wants to know How does everyone store their Keto Chow?
  • Beth asks about Keto Chow in carb manager – scans as 4 carbs.

Here is the original Facebook live recording, complete with the user comments

Keto Chow weekly Facebook LIVE

This week we had a special guest: Amanda of @amandaeatsketo fame as well as many of the recipes that use Keto Chow. In addition to making amazing recipes, she has been working as a medical assistant at Ogden Medical Weight Loss Clinic with Dr. Rohn Rigby where they use ketogenic diets (among other interventions) to help their patients with a wide range is ailments but chiefly to successfully lose weight and regain their health.We also discussed some other stuff: * Root Beer Float is on sale this week, 10% off * Day 56 of my experiment: 100 days of eating nothing but Keto Chow * Where to find the recipes on the Keto Chow site * Stephanie wants to know: Can you use almond milk instead of heavy cream for keto chow? * Katie asked: Can someone explain keto chow to me. What is it? How do you do it? The benefits? * If you have pets or are around people with pets, don’t buy xylitol. If a recipe calls for xylitol and you have pets, use something else. Erythritol has less of a glycemic effect than xylitol and is not toxic. * What to do if Keto Chow is WAY too filling – takes hours to drink. * MCT Oil and MCT Oil powder, what are they useful for? * DeeAnn ads TrueOrange to the Orange Cream Keto Chow. Anna uses TrueLemon in Vanilla * Carrie wants to know How does everyone store their Keto Chow? * Beth asks about Keto Chow in carb manager – scans as 4 carbs.

Posted by Keto Chow on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

By |2019-03-06T20:18:47-06:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Creamy Keto Chow Baked Cauliflower and Cheese

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Creamy Keto Chow Baked Cauliflower and Cheese
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  1. Grease a 9 X 13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, mix in the keto chow, dry spices, milk and heavy cream. mix well until there are no lumps.
  3. Stir in the cauliflower.
  4. Stir in 2 cups of shredded cheese.
  5. Spread the mixture into the greased baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 350 F for approximately 35 minutes until the casserole is set and beginning to brown on the top.
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By |2019-02-27T09:36:33-06:00February 27th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 57

This entry is part 63 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Well, I did my final weigh-in for the city weight loss challenge this morning. I don’t think I won the city competition but I won my own personal competition: 28.4 lbs lost (among other things). One way I know that I didn’t win is we had a guy come in yesterday that picked up some of the Keto Chow samples we donated to the city competition last week and wanted to know more as he’s doing keto. If I remember correctly, he said that he’s down like 40 lbs. Winning this competition was so much easier before everyone learned about keto =)

https://youtu.be/1VFDJGpKuTE

We did our weekly Facebook Live last night. We had a special guest: Amanda of @amandaeatsketo fame as well as many of the recipes that use Keto Chow. I have the 4K version of that video encoding right now, I’ll get it onto YouTube as soon as I can. Anyway, TTFN!

By |2019-02-27T09:24:42-06:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 56

This entry is part 62 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Yep, it was water weight. Either that or I somehow lost 2.3lbs in one day =) With that corrected, I’m now down 28.1lbs in the last 56 days.

We have everything lined up to make another round of Keto Chow samples and I just ordered 2350lbs of 28% fat light roast peanut flour to make more bags of Chocolate Peanut butter. While that’s being made, we’re going to try a different machine to see if we can finally get some samples of the chocolate peanut butter made but don’t hold your breath.

By |2019-02-26T10:02:18-06:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow Salted Caramel Coffee Cake

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Keto Chow Salted Caramel Coffee Cake
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Ingredients
Coffee cake
Streusel
Servings
Ingredients
Coffee cake
Streusel
Instructions
  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. In separate bowl mix up eggs and add sweetener, almond milk and melted butter, preferably all room temp.
  3. Combine well and add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add to greased 8x8 baking dish.
  5. Mix together streusel ingredients and sprinkle evenly over the top.
  6. Bake on 350 for 35-40 minutes.
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By |2019-03-19T13:59:47-06:00February 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 55

This entry is part 61 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Funny how weight goes up and down, I had a LOT of salt yesterday in order to get my headache to go away (which it did) but that caused my weight to go up almost 3lbs, mostly water weight, since Friday. Meh, it’ll come back down again soon enough. It’s been a busy morning so far, I’ve spent most of it putting Root Beer Float on sale, answering questions, installing SSDs on laptops for new people we’ve hired, all sorts of fun.

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We’re getting ready for Low Carb Denver that’s coming up next week! We have a new booth backdrop and other stuff coming (maybe) today with the new logo. We’re going to be driving there from Utah which will take 8 1/2 hours – I figure that’s about how long it takes to drive to the airport, wait through security, wait for the delayed airplane, fly for 45 minutes, get off the plane, and get a rental car – and this way we can load up an 8 foot truck bed with all the stuff we need.

I Looked at the results of measuring using a Zozo suit (you put on a black suit covered in dots, it takes pictures and creates a 3D model with measurements). Comparing my measurements from January 17 to February 24 it appears that I am:

  • down 2.75 inches in my lower waist
  • down 2.25 inches in my upper waist
  • chest is down 1.5 inches
  • hips are down 1.25
  • left thigh is down 1 inch while my right thigs is only down 0.75 inches
  • my neck is also down a half inch.
By |2019-02-25T10:51:14-06:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the week: Get 10% off the Root Beer Float 21 meal packs between Feb 25 – Mar 3

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Root Beer Float Keto Chow. Really the only thing missing is the very slight hint of carbonation that’s left over after adding ice cream to root beer, other than that, it’s awfully close! Check out the flavor reviews of Root Beer Float! Or even better, see what people are saying about it on Reddit: Here and Here.

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

Finally a shake that feels like part of a successful diet plan.

After years of trying different kinds of protein powders (Ancient Nutrition, Optimum Nutrition, Myprotein) as a meal replacement, I’m really happy that I decided to give ketochow a shot and it’s now a daily meal. I found that my weakness was trying to figure out a lunch meal everyday while on keto which inevitably led me to make bad choices – but that’s no longer the case because of this product.

The biggest observation I have about ketochow is that there is a real emphasis on making sure the flavor and texture is good and drinkable and doesn’t taste artificial. which I can’t say about the other protein powders I’ve had. In those cases it always felt like I’m choking down something unpleasant that faintly tasted like the flavor, but not ketochow.

Samples I’ve liked and have gone on to purchase the 21 meal pack:

  1. Root Beer Float – my first pack that I’ve finished. Agree that it tastes like ice cream in
  2. Banana – The drink I missed the most while on keto is a banana smoothie – this absolutely satisfies that. Somewhere inbetween a banana smoothie and a banana milkshake. Doesn’t taste artificial or “banana candy” like.
  3. Orange Dreamsicle – I just bought a sample of this and WISH WISH WISH I ordered the 21 meal pack. Again, thought it had a chance of being gross but it really does taste like a creamsicle bar! Could easily see myself drinking it daily but going to have to wait until i get through the rest of my 3 month’s supply before I order more.

Still have natural strawberry, chocolate, and salted caramel 21 meal pack which I all thought tasted like a milkshake equivalent.

I’m on close to a month and a half of dieting now on keto and have lost 16 lbs with the help of ketochow. I only have coffee or tea for breakfast, at noon I have a serving of ketochow with cream, it keeps me feeling full and happy until dinner time at 6 where I have a sensible keto dinner of greens and a protein. Really pleased with the product.

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.

Total waste of money. High priced packet of sweetened/aftertaste nothing that one must add their own fat content to. For someone serious about their health, IMO, this would not be the way to go.

Oh wait, that’s one of the few negative reviews we’ve EVER received, it came in right about the same time as that longer review. We consider the need to customize the amount of fat used a FEATURE, guess you can’t make everyone happy. Here’s another positive review =)

Very Happy Camper. As a former Atkins devotee, I have tried every low-carb shake – powder and pre-made – under the sun. My Atkins experience led me to believe a higher fat content was critical to success, which led me to keto. I was told about this product and order two sample packs. THESE ARE THE BEST MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKES I HAVE EVER TASTED. PERIOD. I’ve subsequently ordered a month’s worth of product – I believe that says it all. Thanks for making the product.

By |2019-02-25T06:35:44-06:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 54

This entry is part 60 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Had a dehydration headache this morning, finally got that taken care of. I think that’s the second one I’ve had since I started.

Made some amazing deviled eggs with bacon this morning, 3 dozen eggs so 6 dozen halves. Add that to the list of awesome food I made that I won’t be eating 😁 Looked at the results of measuring using a Zozo suit (you put on a black suit covered in dots, it takes pictures and creates a 3D model with measurements). Comparing my measurements from January 17 to February 24 it appears that I am:

  • down 2.75 inches in my lower waist
  • down 2.25 inches in my upper waist
  • chest is down 1.5 inches
  • hips are down 1.25
  • left thigh is down 1 inch while my right thigs is only down 0.75 inches
  • my neck is also down a half inch.
By |2019-02-24T16:02:00-06:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments