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Poop Talk: It’s a Keto Thing, Right?

Since I’ve been doing keto since 2017 I’ve probably googled or talked to other keto people about my bowel movements more times than I ever did before my keto existence. Then the past few months I started introducing intermittent fasting and I was right back to my regular inquiries of the internet to learn what I was possibly doing wrong or my body was lacking to cause my irregular bowel issues. It’s a strange thing, because on one hand it’s a little awkward to bring up and on the other hand completely normal for keto-ites to have a conversation about how their poop is coming out for them and what they’ve learned about adjusting their electrolytes, fiber or another intake to help avoid the common issue of constipation or diarrhea.

A friend came to me recently and said, “I’ve heard people on the keto diet have all kinds of problems pooping.” It’s true, it is commonly known that the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet can lead to constipation and diarrhea. But we can all agree, we don’t talk openly about this without non-keto friends.

But like you, I was relieved (literally) to learn that I am not alone in this. In fact, a recent search on google trends shows an increase in the past five years for the search of “keto constipation” and “keto diarrhea”. And if you’re on Reddit, the groups on there often have threads that discuss at length what people are eating and how to help with either of these two keto bowel issues.

Google Trends Keto Constipation Keto Diarrhea search

So if you’re new to keto and concerned about your infrequent or frequent bowel movements, the color or the consistency of your poop based off the Bristol Scale (yes they have a chart of that), no worries, it’s perfectly normal.

Bristol Stool Chart NPR

Credit: NPR

Here are some articles I found to be helpful in that answer some of the questions of these common keto bowel issues:

Keto and Poop – Something We Need to Talk About

The Scoop on Poop: Bowel Changes on the Keto Diet

So with all of that said, it’s just another one of those KETO things that reminds of me of that saying. “It’s a Keto thing…You wouldn’t understand.” 

By |2019-02-13T23:28:50-06:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|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

Be Well, Be Keto Podcast Guest Interview

Be Well Be Keto Logo

“Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results”
is the tagline of this popular podcast by Tracee Gluhaich.

And Chris and Miriam were interviewed on a recent episode of the Be Well, Be Keto podcast. If you aren’t familiar with Tracee, she is an expert in ketogenic lifestyle. She loves helping women (and men) boost energy, burn fat and banish brain fog. She inspires her listeners to try the keto diet to heal their gut and be more efficient at the gym. Tracee is also a mom, a wife and an Integrative Health Coach and Personal Trainer who lives on an organic farm in California.

Check out the episode here.

Tracee can be found online:

Website
Instagram
Facebook

By |2019-01-17T08:25:05-06:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto 3 Giveaway for January: Pili Nuts, Nature’s Hollow, Keto Chow Chocolate Toffee & Mag Drops

We are very excited to partner up with Pili Nuts and Nature’s Hollow
this month for an awesome giveaway.
It started earlier today and ends on 1/18/19 at 11:59pm MST.

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

Keto 3 Giveaway January

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 Saturday, January 19.

[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.]

By |2019-01-16T22:15:45-06:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Keto Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

October brings the brisk air, falling leaves and all thinks PUMPKIN! We’ve seen a lot of amazing posts from our customers using our Pumpkin Spice Caramel Keto Chow. So that made us hungry and we went on the search for other yummy pumpkin recipes you could enjoy on keto.

Keto Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Low Carb Pumpkin Pie

KETO PUMPKIN BUTTER COOKIES RECIPE

KETO PUMPKIN BUTTER COOKIES RECIPE

Now that we’ve shown you all of these amazing recipes featuring pumpkin, forgive us for also featuring one of our favorite Keto Chow flavors to date. Probably the quickest way to enjoy your favorite pumpkin flavor and still stay KETO.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Keto Chow

By |2018-10-17T11:33:54-06:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

KetoCakesUtah.com – tested them out with my glucometer, seems legit

There’s a bunch of (almost) local ladies doing “Keto Cupcakes” – you order them online and then pick them up at pre-arranged pickup points around Northern Utah. It fills my need to feel like I’m buying drugs, so we bought a bunch and picked them up in the Scheels parking lot. The nutrition page isn’t as specific with details as I’d like, so we decided to try testing our glucose for 30 minutes before, and then an hour after eating one, it’s something I’ve done before with my own product to make sure it’s not spiking my blood sugar. “We” being myself and my wife, who was going to fast today but decided she was willing to eat a cupcake for science. We tested our glucose twice and then each ate two halves of a cupcake (so we could try both) at 10 am (roughly 13-16 hours of fasting) and tested every 15 minutes for an hour.

Except for one aberrant reading, our glucose went down – which seems to indicate they’re legit keto. Glucose going down may be the result of an insulin response without an influx of glucose for it to take care of – which is typical for non-caloric sweeteners, erythritol in this case. My blood ketones before the test were the same 0.4mmol/dL as after the test. So, we’ll likely order more in the future. It’s always good to support small businesses, especially local ones catering to the low carb/keto market.

By |2018-03-29T14:31:06-06:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

“Flavor” of the Week March 26-April 1: 10% off sale on all flavors of 2.0 samples

This week’s a bit odd but we’re going to do it anyway. For the next week, you can get 10% off the single meal “sample” size of all the flavors. Unlike most of the “Flavor of the week” sales, this one I actually can show a “you got 10% off” message in the cart, it’ll be nice to not have to answer that question for a week =)

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

I love ordering Keto Chow, I’m kept up to date on every step of my order and they ship lightning fast. Everything is always packed safely and arrives in perfect condition.

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 review actually comes from Facebook:

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 |2018-03-26T06:09:46-06:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 07

This entry is part 7 of 44 in the series 42 days of Keto Chow Experiment

Day 07 – going well still. Ketones are still steady at 0.6mmol/dL Tomorrow is my first blood test for the experiment and today is my last day of doing heavy cream only in my Keto Chow. I’m mixing it up a bit by adding raspberry flavored Torani sugar-free syrup (which is one of the tips you’ll find on the flavor hacks page AND you can use it on Keto Pancakes) since vanilla can get… boring sometimes.

Taking the probiotic yesterday worked like a charm (it always does for me, which is fortunate) though I did find out that at least one of my kids has a stomach bug that’s unrelated to doing Keto Chow for all his meals (which he isn’t doing ANY of his meals as Keto Chow), there’s a possibility it’s unrelated but who knows?