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Day 039 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 1 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 205.4
  • Blood ketones: 0.2 mmol/L

I was down again for the city weigh in yesterday, not much but still in the right direction. I did a great job of mostly eating just keto chow yesterday. I had 3 keto chows, a mini gouda cheese wheel, an egg with a slice a bacon at dinner with some avocado. I didn’t even eat any of the pizza toppings at our routine Wednesday lunch meeting.

By | February 11th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , |0 Comments

100 days of Keto – starting January 4

This entry is part 2 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto

This was cross-posted to /r/keto earlier this week and I’ve decided I’m going to do it, mostly just for kicks (I haven’t done a “cheat day” since January 2015) but also to get losing weight more better-er. I’m planning on doing a post every day, both here and on /r/100DaysofKeto (in the daily post). Anybody want to join in? There’s more info in the side-bar of https://www.reddit.com/r/100DaysofKeto and the form to sign up is here.

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: 100 days of keto, Ketogenic|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Day 002 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 3 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 208.5
  • Blood ketones: 0.3 mmol/L

Blood ketones are increasing and hey hey, I’ve only got 10lbs to go before I’m back down to what I was in September. I didn’t overtly eat anything carby Thanksgiving through New Years, I was actually pretty good during the holidays but I think too much sugar alcohols (specifically malitol) got to me. I’m not eating any of that now so everything should work out well. I ran on the treadmill last night but the heart rate monitor was being sketchy so I don’t have anything quantitative to show for it (no pretty graphs or data). I’ll see if I can get it happy tonight.

An interview I did was published at http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pellissier20160105 this morning.

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Day 003 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 4 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 208.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.4 mmol/L

Water weight is so fun, up and down daily. I’m not too concerned, my blood ketones are still going up. I ended up drinking three blender bottles of banana (keto chow) mixed with chocolate (keto chow) yesterday. Ran on the treadmill again and the heart rate monitor was still acting up. The contacts kept not working or something so it only recorded my actual heart rate half of the time. It was pretty funny though, I had 3 phones on the “magazine” section:

  • Galaxy S3 running a video that controls the treadmill via an audio cable (I used Camtasia to record the screen of  i2Workout so I could have a nice portable video file)
  • Galaxy S5 that was trying to track heart rate
  • Nexus 6P that was playing video (Limitless Season 1, Episode 8 in case you’re wondering)
By | January 6th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Day 004 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 5 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.6
  • Blood ketones: 1.0 mmol/L

Totally got trolled by my scale today. For review, yesterday I was up a bit at 208.9; today I weighed myself and it said 202.4 – somehow I doubt I lost 6 lbs overnight. So I tried again, same thing, so I picked up the scale and shook it a bit. Now it said 182? OK, so finally I picked it up and stuck it in the middle of the tile…. and it finally decided to cooperate =)

Yesterday I ended up with 1 peanut butter Keto Chow and 2 banana+chocolate. People ask me frequently if Keto Chow tastes good. Last night my wife was drinking a Chocolate Peanut Butter one and our 6 year old saw it, then pled with her to let him drink the rest; which is exactly what he did. I’d say: yes Keto Chow tastes good =)

Interesting personal experience: for several months I’ve been eating Keto Chow at least 2 times a day, often 3; though on weekends it averaged 1 since we were making keto friendly food with the kids. I started 100% keto chow (with hardly anything else except diet soda) on Monday, January 4.

TMI warning!

I didn’t expect to have a run with “never trust a fart” since I was regularly consuming Keto Chow already but it may have a lot to do simply with being deep in ketosis again, I don’t know. So yes, yesterday whenever I needed to step on “barking spiders” I would do it seated. A couple times it was a false alarm, others I was happy where I was. The good news is: it appears to be going away, just like it’s supposed to. Hopefully everything will be hunky-dory today. So for future reference, if you’re having bowel problems: try eating regular keto friendly food for a meal each day.

By | January 7th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Day 005 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 6 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 207.6 (again)
  • Blood ketones: 0.6 mmol/L

Weight’s the same and ketones are down a bit. Dangit. This is when you “Keep Calm and Keto On” (KCKO). Ran on the treadmill again, I switched back to a fitbit Charge HR for tracking that. Yep it’s better than the chest strap, plus fitbit talks to crono-o-meter. The Image above? one of my co-workers fumbled a bit and called my drink “Cheeto Cow” – surprisingly you can find a video of a cow eating cheetos. Who knew?

 

By | January 8th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|0 Comments

Day 006 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 7 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 206.6
  • Blood ketones: 1.3 mmol/L

Woo Hoo! Blood ketones are almost to 1.5+ (1.5-3 is “optimal range” for nutritional ketosis). That’s great. Made Keto Chow pancakes for breakfast, they were quite yummy.

We ran out of our silver bags that we use for the weeks of Keto Chow yesterday and had to use my “backup” bags I bought a while ago. I thought they were short and wide, which would have been perfect; instead they are tall and narrow and difficult to get the powder into. So, if you buy Rich Chocolate pre-mixed for the next week or so, you’ll probably get one of the brown bags.

By | January 9th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Days 007 & 008 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 8 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto

Day 7 (Sunday)

  • Weight: 206.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.8 mmol/L

Day 8 (Monday)

  • Weight: 206.4
  • Blood ketones: 0.3 mmol/L

 

Uh-Oh, my ketone level is on a downward trend. I’m going to have to do better (I swiped quite a bit of the chicken we made the kids for dinner, probably jump started gluconeogenisis). Whatever, let’s focus on the positive: My weight is still down. 2.6 pounds this week, that’s really quite good.

I made keto chow muffins Sunday morning. I added very little water this time so it was much thicker but also baked better. Once cooled, they didn’t shrink down nearly as much (hardly at all in fact). These were seriously like muffins, plus I used a mixture of half chocolate, half banana Keto Chow.

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Day 009 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 9 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 205.9
  • Blood ketones: 0.6 mmol/L (04:50)

 

Yesterday I tried Intermittent Fasting again. I’ve done it in the past but usually did regular keto food (half a pound of melted cheese and some bacon). With Keto Chow being a liquid, it complicates things. My approach was to skip breakfast, skip lunch and then drink 1 (Chocolate fudge) around 3 pm, another (chocolate peanut butter) while driving home around 4:30. My final one I drank around 7 PM, I had meant to drink it around 5-5:30 but stuff got busy. Overall I consider it a success. I wasn’t overly hungry throughout the day and I was pleasantly full  once I started eating without feeling crappy. Going to do it again today, this time I brought my ketone blood test strips so I can check my ketone levels a couple times. I’m curious how high they will get when I’m at 19 hours fasting. Anyway, check out http://burnfatnotsugar.com/intermittent-fasting.html for more info on fasting, including the fun myths section where he tackles “starvation mode”, frequent small meals, breakfast being the most important meal of the day, and more.

Updates:

  • at 12:19 my blood ketones were at 0.7 mmol/L
  • at 15:18 my blood ketones were at 1.3 mmol/L – so that’s roughly 17 hours since I last consumed any calories. Not bad at all.
By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Day 010 – 100 days of Keto (Chow)

This entry is part 10 of 81 in the series 100 days of keto
  • Weight: 205.0
  • Blood ketones: 0.4 mmol/L (04:50)

Hey hey, I’m 10% done! The experiment with Intermittent Fasting seems to be a success, though I did have a headache when I woke up this morning – some of that could have been mild dehydration. Still I’m happy with the results.I didn’t do Intermittent Fasting today because I had a dentist appointment. The hygienist said my teeth are looking much better; I’m crediting not eating sugar and doing a liquid diet. She did recommend I get an OralB electric toothbrush, so I got one from Costco on the way home.

By | January 13th, 2016|Categories: 100 days of keto, Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments