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Flavor of the Week July 16-July 22: 10% off sale on Orange Cream 2.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Orange Cream 2.1 – this will be the first time we’ve done a sale on one of the new flavors. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Orange Cream! Don’t forget that we now offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200.

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

Short version is I have lost 32 lbs of body fat after 5 months with no change in exercise or activity level. My method is a Keto Chow shake for breakfast and lunch and a keto-friendly meal for dinner – no more than 3 “cheat days” a month. The flavors are really good and I do not really get hungry between meals. I am sure that if I hit the gym a few times a week the weight would come off even faster. I still have another 11 lbs to reach my goal weight and I plan to make Keto Chow part of my maintenance plan after reaching my goal. Truly a great 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. This particular review comes from our Facebook page:

I’m not on a keto diet, at least not yet. Rather, I wanted something convenient that would also be filling while I attempt to keep my blood sugar under control and not antagonize issues I have after losing my gallbladder. And it had to be non-tortuous to consume. Not a simple task. In the search for a meal replacement shake that could help me, I discovered Keto Chow. I ordered some sample packs to try and I was more that surprised…

Keto Chow, as it turns out, checks all my boxes.

I can prep it the night before and it’s ready for when I need it, which is great. The flavor gets better and doesn’t suffer, like some other shakes, with that time to sit. But if I’m in a rush, letting it sit for a half hour works. You do have to let it sit for optimal flavor, but that’s not hard.
I feel full after consuming it for a substantial amount of time afterwards, which keeps me from snacking on things that otherwise goof me up.
My blood sugar is freakin’ stable! (HUZZAH!)

And, in regards to not having a gallbladder and little TMI — I have dumping syndrome. But I’m free of having to be near a bathroom when I eat Keto Chow. Yes, even with the high fat content from the heavy cream. I can’t guess how other people who lack a gallbladder and have this issue will respond, but I get dumping syndrome mostly from sugars/carbs, seemingly not solely fat content. I think Keto Chow’s protein content and use of Acacia Gum for fiber all works for me here but this is anecdotal theory. I have had other shakes that send me over the edge and into a deep state of regret 30 minutes post consumption. Keto Chow had no such issues, even when I drank two meals in a day. Keto Chow for the win.

Over my little trial period with Keto Chow I had some initial issues with how delicious it is. I eat when I’m hungry, not to snack, so it’s exceptionally deceiving to me that I’m actually not drinking a milkshake or other goodie. It took me awhile to kind of ‘trust’ it wasn’t going to put me in danger of adopting another chin, entering a diabetic coma, or having an Al Roker In The White House level incident.

Frankly, eating Keto Chow can feel like borderline gluttony and that I’m getting away with something, which is pretty humorous.

I highly advise trying the flavors first. I found some flavors to be more to my liking than I thought I would. Now I’m excited to try the other flavors coming out, too, and buy a larger quantity to keep stocked up on this.

To the people at Keto Chow — just keep up the good work. This is a delicious product and it’s really a convenient meal replacement. This works for so much more than just strict keto, in part because it’s well made and yummy.

By |2018-07-16T04:14:05+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Mint Keto Chow 2.1 now available

To recap: the plan® for Keto Chow 2.1 was to get the 8 original flavors and launch right into the 10 new flavors in a specific order, with Chocolate Mint last because we had to revise it to get a stronger chocolate and a stronger mint flavor. We’re apparently completely off plan now: The Chocolate Mint is here and available. Snickerdoodle has also arrived. The last time we had Chocolate Mint was almost exactly two years ago in July 2016 – right about when we were launching Keto Chow 1.5. Snickerdoodle hasn’t been around since the transition to 2.0 about a year and a half ago.

Anyway, We have over 1000 of each so there’s plenty for everyone to get their fix!

By |2018-07-11T18:01:53+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week July 9-July 15: 10% off sale on Salted Caramel 2.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Salted Caramel 2.1. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Salted Caramel! Don’t forget that we now offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200.

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

Currently going through my first package of Base Powder, and first try using KetoChow as a meal replacement in busy days.
The packaging, instructions and general presentation are absolutely top-notch. I was pleasantly surprised with how everything comes well together, and mixing it is a cinch.
I do need more time to give a complete review about the product itself, but so far, the meals I have subbed with KC have been amazingly great. I haven`t felt weakness or undue hunger yet at all.
Lastly, the customer experience has been nothing short of perfect. The initial contact during purchase was swift and polite, and the package arrived halfway across the world in jaw-dropping time.
So far, I`m convinced to be a long term customer of KC!

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:

Started off with the sample pack, now buy the week bags without hesitation – even the new flavors. Great nutrition, taste and customer service. I have tried shakes with heavy whipping cream and MCT oil. Both versions are delicious.

By |2018-07-09T06:35:13+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Photos of Keto Chow at KetoCon 2018

Here are some of the photos we took at KetoCon 2018. It’s just the highlights from some of the awesome people we got to meet. I figure that since we’re going to KetoFest in less than 2 weeks, I should post these finally =)

Here you go!

By |2018-07-06T12:41:46+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, On Tour|1 Comment

Freestyle Libre Continuous* Glucose Monitor

To start, let me preface this with: I do not have Diabetes, either type 1 or 2. I did have “metabolic syndrome” before I started Keto 3 years ago but my glucose levels were always fine. I didn’t ever get my fasting insulin tested back then but I can only assume I was on the way to becoming a type 2 with higher than optimal insulin levels.

Anyhow…

Some months ago, there was a thread on a local Utah keto group that caught my interest. A lady was talking about how cool it is that her “Helo LX” watch claims to have support for measuring glucose “coming soon” (as of this writing, it’s been coming soon for a year and there’s no indication it will ever come since it’s not possible to do). That got me started down a bit of a rabbit hole. Another user on the group mentioned he had an actual CGM that was relatively cheap. I’m a bit obsessed with instrumentation so I asked what his setup was. Turns out he was using a new type of glucose monitor that can be adapted to serve as a “continuous” glucose monitor for about $75 a month, with or without insurance.

It may be helpful to check out Nerdabetic’s video playlist about the Freestyle Libre to get you introduced to all this craziness. Done? OK let’s go!

Abbott (the manufacturer of the Freestyle Libre) has a program in place that gives a $35 discount (the same you get with insurance) for people without insurance and it is possible to get Group #, BIN, and Member ID# codes that can be used as secondary insurance on top of your insurance (or get a free prescription discount card from www.Familywize.org or similar). The default price for a 3 pack of sensors is $110. Insurance brings that down to $75, though there are apparently ways to get that down even lower (top comment). If you happen to already have a Dexcom, Abbott will give you the libre reader and sensors for free.

*The Freestyle Libre differs from true continuous monitors (and likely circumvents a bunch of patents) by making you tap a reader device to the sensor in order to gather data via NFC, It’s a bit like paying using your phone. You tap and get the last 8 hours of readings. The official Libre reader device costs another $100 or so  and for my usage is only useful for starting up the sensors. Here in the U.S. There are some interesting limitations to the Libre sensors (that only apply if you use the official reader):

  1. After starting a sensor, it won’t give you data for 12 hours. Abbott recommends starting a new sensor before the old one expires…
  2. In the U.S. sensors only work for 10 days. Everywhere else they work for 14 days, meaning you can go for 4 weeks on 2 sensors instead of 3 sensors. If you use a 3rd party app, it’ll also work for 14 days.

There are several phone apps (mostly Android) that can talk directly to the NFC tag on the Libre sensor, making the official hardware reader almost unnecessary. You can initialize the sensor using an Android app called “Glimp S” – but the NFC hardware in my Pixel device has weirdness so I just use the Libre reader for that one thing. I don’t know if there are any iOS apps that can start a sensor, I’m guessing not without additional hardware.

Here’s what I did:

  1. First I had to convince a doctor to write a prescription for one. In the United States, they’re only available with a prescription. I made an appointment with my doctor, and when I told him I wanted one he was a bit baffled as to why I wanted one. I didn’t want to get into my history of n=1 experiments but he thankfully decided to go for it. Ultimately my history (pre-keto) of having “metabolic syndrome” was sufficient for the script for the Freestyle Libre.
  2. I started using Glimp and direct NFC but I had to reboot my phone every time I wanted to get data off the Libre.
  3. I ordered a Blucon Nightrider that takes the NFC data and sends it over BlueTooth every 5 minutes. It’s apparently compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Soon there will be similar devices like the T-mini (Poland) and MiaoMiao (China).
  4. I’m using xDrip+ to pull data from the Blucon > Libre. iOS users should check out Spike.
  5. I ordered an arm-band holder for the Blucon so I could keep it in place during the day
  6. When you start up a sensor and are using xDrip or one of the other apps, you have to add some blood glucose calibration points. I use my trusty KetoMojo for that. As time goes on, it’s a good idea to add new ones every few days. Below are some examples of: sensor is a few days old, shows 48 blood glucose. I added a calibration point and it shifted the readings up to 89. A few hours later I added another one and it was already right-on at 92.

So now we come back to my doctor’s question of why I’m doing this. Well, #1 it’s interesting to see how my blood glucose reacts to food and activity. For the most part my readings are really stable because I stay pretty strict with eating keto. #2 reason is that I’m planning on incorporating the data into future n=1 experiments. Should you get one yourself if you’re not diabetic? Probably not, unless you’re crazy like me.

By |2018-07-03T16:04:39+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Ketogenic|Tags: , |2 Comments

Orange Cream Keto Chow (and other flavors) Orange Creamsicles

Keto Chow is designed to be simple and convenient, but some times you might get bored with drinking it as a shake. Here’s how to freeze it into a creamsicle! We used a set of stainless steel forms because the reviews were excellent and they look like they’ll last forever.

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Orange Cream Keto Chow (and other flavors) Orange Creamsicles
A fun way to prepare and serve Keto Chow frozen
Prep Time 2 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
creamsicles
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
creamsicles
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix up your Keto Chow as normal, you may want to use less water than normal. My creamsicles forms each hold 4 oz so I made mine to be around 16 oz to make 4 creamsicles per serving
  2. Pour into form, add the sticks
  3. Freeze!
  4. dip the frozen forms in warm water to loosen, if you're not eating them immediately, put them in a bag and freeze again
  5. Enjoy!
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By |2018-07-02T12:43:06+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week July 2-July 8: 10% off sale on Vanilla 2.1 week packs

Yeh, I realize we just did vanilla 3 weeks ago, but it’s what we have the most of. For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Vanilla 2.1. Check out the reviews of 2.1 Vanilla!

Speaking of reviews (before I started rambling about shipping), you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

I live Keto Chow. It’s a nice, quick option for those days when I don’t have time to cook. The flavors are all pretty good, but I do have some favorites.

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 never had the other versions, but this (Vanilla) with Heavy Cream as the directions suggested was a great flavor profile. Honestly, I didn’t even need to do the overnight thing as I felt that thickened it up more than I preferred. I’d simply make it in the mornings before work and then have it at lunch. Already dropped 10lbs!

 

By |2018-07-02T06:45:59+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Flavor” of the Week June 25-July 1: 25% off sale on all flavors of 2.0 samples

For the next week, you can get 25% off the single meal “sample” size of the remaining four flavors we have available in the v2.0 samples. Just for clarification: this is the older v2.0, we do not yet have the 2.1 samples and won’t have them for several more weeks still. Until the new samples come in, these are the best way to try our Keto Chow without getting a big 21 meal “weeK’ bag.

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

Easy to use website, no issues and product received on time. I would recommend this company if you are looking for their unique products!

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 wasnt sure if a meal replacement shake ass for me, I like food and I have hovered my weight for a decade.

After deciding to jump head first into Keto I needed something easier that met my macros but also tasted good.

These where a godsend.

I tried each of the available flavors and found ones I enjoyed and ones that where a pass, but this was the perfect way to determine which I woild want for my “week”

By |2018-06-25T06:22:57+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 Update: samples (still July) and more

According to “The Plan® we should have gotten the flavors in a specific order with Natural Strawberry (monk fruit) and Root Beer Float coming right after Savory Chicken Soup. Instead, we got Raspberry Cheesecake and Orange Cream. Frankly, we’re just going to take them in whatever order they come, and I don’t have any reliable intelligence on what the next week bag flavor will be or when it will be coming (sorry).

I talked with the place that’s doing the packaging of the samples. They are going to be finishing up the project that is currently running around June 29 and will launch right into running our samples, likely the beginning of the next week (July 2) provided there aren’t any problems with the currently running project. They’re estimating 2 weeks to package all our samples, another 1-3 days to get them delivered and ready to go. That puts it with a likely availability either just before or just after KetoFest. My estimate for “July” appears to be accurate, if ambiguous (hey, at least it’s not July 2019!).

We did get the bags we’ll be putting the new sample bundles into today, so we’re that one step closer too.

By |2018-06-20T15:51:38+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Orange Cream Keto Chow just randomly showed up

OK, we thought we might have gotten Orange Cream yesterday along with the Savory Chicken Soup but we didn’t – they didn’t even have it mixed up, let alone packaged into bags. I had assumed we wouldn’t see it for several weeks. Then I got a text from the delivery guy saying he was on his way with what I assumed was another thousand or so Chicken. He brought that, along with a pallet of Orange Cream! Hopefully this is a good sign that we’re going to randomly get a bunch of the other new flavors soon as well.

I just did an Instagram Live showing how to mix up Savory Chicken Soup – followed that up with a live QA test of the Orange Cream (it passed) so the Orange Cream is now up for sale and available on the site.

By |2018-06-19T16:55:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |3 Comments
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