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Base Powder and Cookies & Cream back in stock!

Happy day, Base Powder and Cookies & Cream in the 21 meal “week” bags are back in stock – that means everything is back in stock (except for Peanut Butter samples but that’s coming in about a month). We also have the new packaging for the Base Powder. Check it out:

By | 2017-10-17T18:16:06+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week October 16-October 22: 10% off sale on Salted Caramel 2.0.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Salted Caramel 2.0.1. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.0 Salted Caramel!

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

This product is awesome. I would recommend it to everyone. I make 15 shakes and have one for all three meals for the week. It is so quick and easy and tastes so good.

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:

Great experience, fast shipping, and wonderful customer service. I was able to chat with the owner prior to placing my order and he was very helpful.

By | 2017-10-16T04:33:53+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week October 9-October 15: 10% off sale on Vanilla 2.0.1 week packs

I realize we did Vanilla just a few weeks ago but it’s what we have the most of right now! For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Vanilla 2.0.1. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Vanilla!

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

I have been Keto for about 9 months, feeling good, no cravings, blood sugar finally under control and getting my A1c below 6 for the first time in years!! Keto clean eating did that for me. What I missed most was ice cream, but being diabetic it was out, and then came Keto Chow. All I can say is WOW

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’ve been doing stronglifts 5×5 for 3 months now. For the first month I ate KetoChow and made solid gains with minimal pain. I stopped eating it because I thought I could buy zero carb proteins and with a multi-vitamin plus Lyte (and bouillion cubes) for electrolytes I could get the same effect while saving money. But I wasn’t recovering and was sore all the time. Worst of all my mind was fuzzy and dull. I went back on KetoChow and for the last couple weeks I am recovering and making gains again. I’m amazed at how much of a difference it makes in how I feel with the 5×5 workouts. Incredible. Highly recommend it.

By | 2017-10-09T04:29:31+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Base Powder availability update (still out of stock)

Quick update on the Base Powder. We were supposed to be getting a large shipment of the Base Powder to replace what recently ran out. Unfortunately, our production facility just informed me that the Acacia Gum we are waiting on did not ship as expected on Monday.  The reason given was that the FDA is holding the container, but we are trying to get more information because it was their understanding that the vendor already had the material.  Long and short of it is that material didn’t ship and we are trying to find out when we will get it.

So it could be next week or it could be the following week (around October 18th).

By | 2017-10-04T15:46:46+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Salt Lake and Utah Counties Keto “Meat”up

This entry is part of 186 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a Keto Meetup Meatup for some time, I finally decided to do it. We’re going to hang out the 3rd Saturday of each month. We’ll be getting together to share HFLC recipes, treats, tips, tricks and more. Want more info about how to quit sugar, lower insulin and get healthy? Or maybe just hang out with people that understand.

We’ll be using the Keto Chow warehouse as a default location. If you have a suggested alternate location, let me know! I won’t be promoting Keto Chow at the meetings but I might have some mixed up in the fridge if people want to give it a try. I successfully convinced myself to have Keto Chow pay for the Meetup account fees, and I’ll make them pay for treats for the meetings – likely diet soda and heavy cream or something =) Be aware that I have no problem whatsoever talking about awesome keto products that I use and love, and you can feel free to do the same. The only exception to that is products marketed via Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), those guys have their own meetups where you can “hear a fantastic business opportunity” if that’s your style.

So, if you’re in Utah and want to come hang out, it’s the 3rd Saturday each month in South Jordan by Redwood and 114th South.

Salt Lake and Utah County Keto

South Jordan, UT
1 Ketonians

We’re finally reaching a point where fat is no longer the villain. Where people learn to ditch the carbage, live on fat and change their lives! Bring a friend and get in free …

Next Meetup

Keto Monthly Meetup (3rd Saturday)

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, 6:00 PM
1 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

By | 2017-10-03T14:56:36+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

New Packaging for Sample All The Things!

Today we started shipping Sample All The Things! bundle in its new packaging (see above). It’s really a cosmetic thing but it looks cool and should also help keep the samples from being damaged. I actually had a different design for the front but we ultimately decided on the more sensible design. It’s a shame, really, as I spent a couple hours enhancing the image to look OK when printed =(

One last note: you may notice in the picture at the top that there are only 7 samples and the Chocolate Peanut Butter sample is missing. That’s because we are currently out of stock on the samples of Chocolate Peanut butter and we won’t have them until sometime in Mid-October at the earliest. So we lowered the price of the sample bundle and took it out for now. It was either that or not have the sample bundle at all.

Artwork adapted from Hyperbole and a Half (her FAQ says I can use it so long as I have “Proper credit includes a prominent, easily visible link to the source of the material you want to use” – DONE! =)

By | 2017-10-02T11:35:16+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week October 2-October 8: 10% off sale on Banana 2.0.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Banana 2.0.1. The easiest way to describe the flavor is: it’s much like banana Laffy Taffy or banana Runts. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Banana!

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

I’m currently replacing one meal a day with keto chow and am thinking about changing that to two or three. This stuff is so good.

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:

Arrived sooner than I expected in good condition- Both my sample pacj & this order arrived quick and correct. You’re all Awesome @Keto Cjow!

By | 2017-10-02T06:17:23+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Staying Keto on a River Trip, reminder: get your electrolytes

Last week I went on a 4 day Grand Canyon river rafting trip. It was really cool. I went to spend some time with my dad who was doing a Night Photography workshop – I didn’t have nearly as good of a camera as the other photographers, plus it was the first time I was actually shooting milky way photos instead of just holding the lights. I still got a few really cool shots:

If you want to kill some time there’s a photo album of all the various photos and videos I took. I also had a GoPro strapped to my chest taking a photo every 10 seconds that I later correlated with the GPS tracks. There are 3200 photos between album 1, and album 2. It’s a bit easier to watch as a hyperlapse video.

Going into all this I was worried about what I would be able to eat. I put on the sign-up form in the dietary restrictions section that I was on an “Atkins diet” (meh, it’s easier to explain than Keto and essentially I’m just continually doing the induction phase of Atkins, so whatever). The reply I got was:

Thank you for sharing your dietary restriction of “Atkins diet” with us.  Please review our menu below which does have many options that should fit your dietary needs.  Feel free to bring additional food items to supplement if needed.  When bringing supplemental items you will want to ensure that it would not require any special preparation or use of our cooking facilities.  Due to the demands on the guides they are not able to accommodate special requests.

OK, I can understand that. I looked over the menu and decided I would make whatever was available work. Worst case scenario I would just do intermittent fasting: eat when keto food is available and skip eating when it’s not. My dad (also doing keto) brought along a few cartons of Trader Joe’s shelf-stable whipping cream so we could make Keto Chow on the river. Here’s how it went down:

Day 1: Keto Chow for Breakfast. I had another one ready for lunch and decided to drink it early (at like 10) so I wouldn’t have to worry about keeping it cold. Lunch at the ranch was meat and cheese for sandwiches. I didn’t know what dinner was going to be so I ate some meat on a cheese sandwich. There was a guy named Leon from Australia that saw me eating it and asked if I was doing Keto or something… wait, what? Yeah, he had been doing keto for a few months but had stopped for their trip. I tell you: the day is fast approaching where I won’t have to explain my way of eating! Dinner that night was a bunch of carbs plus some roast beef grown there on the ranch. Only had salt and pepper, so I ate some of that too.

Day 2: Bacon, eggs, and carbage for breakfast, I had the bacon and eggs =) Lunch was on the river and was tuna salad cones (which I later adapted for my own use). I piled up some tuna and mayo onto cheese. The funny thing was others in the group were starting to copy us and skip the bread: “If they can eat the center of the sandwich then so can I!” Dinner was spaghetti and garlic bread. There was really nothing I could eat so my dad and I split a carton of whipping cream and had Keto Chow for dinner. Two of the guides are sisters and their mom was put on a ketogenic diet by her doctor so they knew what was up. They said their mom had a hard time finding keto food and sticking with the diet – I happen to have something that helps with that =).

Day 3: Bacon, eggs, and carbage for breakfast, I had the bacon and eggs =) Meat and cheese for lunch again (mostly cheese), more people skipping the bread. Dinner was steak and shrimp (plus some other stuff I didn’t care about).

Day 4: Big sausages, eggs, and carbage for breakfast, I had the sausage and eggs =) Lunch was a sandwich in the bus back to Las Vegas (I gave away the brownie, chips and got an extra mayo packet for my cheese and meat).

I felt like I was doing rather well sticking to my diet. I had been overdoing it on the protein a bit but I was still keeping the carbs down probably between 20-50g (yes that’s wide margin). BUT my electrolytes were getting low. I started to really feel it on the morning of the 4th day. An abnormally high requirement for Magnesium runs in my family and I had only brought 4 Magnesium Malate pills. My normal diet of Keto Chow for most meals makes that more than sufficient but that morning I was starting to feel cramps in my thighs, calves and other large muscles. I also had a headache growing and was feeling pretty tired. I had planned a bit ahead and brought along a bag of “Real Salt” that had some potassium chloride mixed in as well – I mixed about 2 teaspoons of that into some tepid water I had in my bottle and drank it. It was way saltier than I normally like but it REALLY tasted good: yep I was definitively low on salt. A few minutes later I felt just fine.

Day 0 of the trip, as we rounded a corner and saw Las Vegas off in the distance, I realized I was in Dave Feldman’s home turf. It was too late to hang out with him that night but we arranged to meet up after returning to civilization. We ended up at a Jason’s Deli having a very early dinner. Dave was doing another of his n=1 experiments on himself so his food was… uncharacteristic =) I’ll not spoil the surprise when he reveals his next results. Suffice it to say that he normally eats 3000 calories/day to maintain his weight and was currently gaining weight on 2000 calories/day because he was eating differently. He is sharing some advance info about his experiments over on his Patreon page though. I will report that Dave took photos of all his food so I didn’t get the $100 bounty prize for anybody that catches him not taking a photo before he eats.

Dave has gotten a lot of unjustified criticism from lipidologists (who, frankly, should have been the ones making the discoveries he is finding but they have too much invested in the current model to admit to being so terribly wrong). He is absurdly methodical with the way he does his testing and not only tracks, but takes a freaking picture of what he eats AND a picture of anything he doesn’t finish too – just in case there’s a potential question about his methods. He also declares his hypothesis PUBLICLY before doing a test instead of crafting the narrative to fit the results he likes.

Anyhow, it was a really fun conversation and totally worth the detour.

I tried to find some magnesium supplement pills when we stopped in Mesquite, but all of them were magnesium oxide. Effectively worthless as the least bioavailable form of magnesium. I dosed up on Magnesium at 2 A.M. when I got home and felt just dandy when I woke up 3 hours later to get the kids ready for school (my awesome wife left for the Kansas City Low Carb conference while I was on my way home).

Flavor of the Week September 25-October 1: 10% off sale on Mocha 2.0.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Mocha 2.0.1. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Mocha!

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

I absolutely love Keto Chow, not only does it taste great, strawberry 🍓, yum, the nutritional value is A+. I have been Keto for 9 months, happy to have found a great tasting addition to my menu.

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:

This flavor is amazing — really caramelly with a very distinct “burnt sugar” taste which just makes it taste more real. Delicious, especially if you add it to coffee!

By | 2017-09-25T05:47:36+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eating Keto to Save the Planet (I’m serious)

A lot of people have concerns when they start keto that “well sure, it’s healthy for me but what would happen if everybody started eating like this? Wouldn’t it destroy the environment?” There is a simple thing you can do to stop desertification, lower atmospheric CO2, improve soil health, AND your own health: increase your consumption of ruminant agriculture products. Wait, isn’t that the opposite of what everyone says? Don’t cows destroy the planet, lick your dog, and emit greenhouse gases that will destroy the world? (seriously, you gotta watch that clip!)

Not even close, quite the opposite, and it turns out you’ve been taught that way because John Harvey Kellogg and others pushed a vegetarian agenda way back in the 1800s.

Look, they were wrong about fat being bad for you, carbs being good for you, cholesterol causing heart disease and much more. Why would they be right about this? What if it’s ALL been a lie? OK, so this is going to be a bit of a dive down a rabbit hole, I’ll take you through it in the order I ran across the pieces, I recommend you visit each link and come back here for the next one.

  1. On the first stop of our journey, we have this audio recording of a presentation by Dr. Peter Ballerstedt, given at the 2016 Low Carb USA conference.
  2. I listened to that recording on my drive to work one morning, it was thought-provoking enough that when I got to work I tried to search for stuff I had heard and ended up on this page.
  3. Dr. Peter Ballerstedt also did a variation of his talk at the Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 conference – it’s a video so you can see his slides.
  4. Then the 2 Keto Dudes interviewed Dr. Ballerstedt on their podcast.
  5. He was also interviewed by KetoGeek, it was long enough it had to be broken into 2 parts: Part 1 & Part 2.
  6. Now comes a really fun one: 2 Keto Dudes also interviewed Dr. Gary Fettke who had just given this presentation regarding the ACTUAL history of the US dietary guidelines. The podcast was interesting enough to keep me wide awake driving to Idaho at 3 am to see the solar eclipse.

If you go through all of that you’ll discover some interesting info about some of the “narratives” (as Dr. Ballerstedt likes to call them), the history behind them and the truth. Is grass-fed beef better for you? Sure but not by much, likely not enough to justify the expense. Indeed, grass-fed beef does have MOAR omega 3, but the difference is so little that 1 ounce of salmon gives you more than 3lbs of grass fed beef. If your concern is over omega 3:6 ratios then you should never eat poultry or pork and if you get some soybean oil in your mayo then you’ve likely negated a LOT of grass-fed beef eating.

Then you get into the amazing effects of ruminant agriculture on soil health and how effectively it can sequester carbon, stop desertification and completely change the climate (for the better). I now have a burning desire to save the planet by eating more beef and using more milk products. Happily, the macronutrient sources in Keto Chow come from ruminant agriculture (whey/milk proteins and heavy cream FTW!).

Specifically, I think Dr. Ballerstedt does an amazing job at articulating his points and his “discussion” topics. He’s very deliberate in what he says and how he says it. That first link was so good that I made my kids listen to it one day while we were driving for a few hours. You should check out his Facebook page.

By | 2017-09-22T06:04:50+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Ketogenic, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , |2 Comments