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100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 101

This entry is part 106 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

So, I’m officially done. Had my first meal after my 100-day experiment where I was eating ONLY Keto Chow for all of my meals every day. What was my first meal? Chocolate Mint Keto Chow with half a stick of butter. It’s delicious =)

Now comes the not-so-fun-but-important part: compiling all my data for the experiment. I did pull a bunch of graphs and reports out of Cron-O-Meter, Heads-up Health, Keto Mojo, LEVL, and I put on my Zozo Suit again this morning to get measurements. Let’s see what it said!

Starting Measurements

Starting Measurements

Ending Measurements

Ending Measurements

Here are all of the measurements I took plotted on a graph, you can see the raw values on the “Zozo Suit” Tab of this spreadsheet.

How about some of my other markers? This morning I weighed myself and was a little disappointed to find that I was 0.1 lbs short of hitting 200 lbs (again). I started this experiment at 244.016 lbs on January 2 and ended today (April 12) at 200.107 – meaning my total weight loss for the 100 days was 43.909 lbs or 19.91 kg. I averaged a 0.439 lb weight loss per day over the 100 days (it was 0.49 up until day 80).

Weight loss graph

So, where does all of this leave me now? I’m with Beverly: “I do plan to continue using butter as my preferred fat source in my shakes unless there is a reason to stop based upon the blood lab test results” For me, butter checks a lot of the boxes:

  • cheaper
  • easier to store
  • easier to transport
  • lots of fantastic saturated fats
  • short chain fats
  • tastes amazing
  • salted butter has more sodium

By |2019-04-12T10:16:37-06:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 100

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

And…. done, or at least I will be tomorrow morning at this time. 100 days of eating only Keto Chow for all of my calories. 298 meals (I skipped 2 meals early-on), several gallons of Heavy Cream, bottles of Avocado Oil, 24 sticks of butter. What’s my first meal going to be tomorrow after getting my blood test? Keto Chow. Yep: Day 101 will start with Keto Chow because it’s just so easy to make and take to work, lunch will be chicken wings =) Here is the original post where I laid out my plan: Starting 2019 with a plan.

The scale this morning reported that I’m down 43.6lbs since the commencement of this experiment, I’m optimistic that might hit 44 by tomorrow which will get me to one of my goals. That’d be a fantastic capstone to the experiment.

I’ll get my final blood test tomorrow and will have those results back by at least Thursday of next week. Until then, I do have the results from the most recent test which is the first week of doing butter for both Beverly and for me. It’s very interesting to have n=2 with two very different people (tall dude, short lady). The full results are on the online spreadsheet. Here are the comparison graphs showing how we both have reacted to the different fat types:

We most definitely do not react the same… and yet the trends are doing the same things. MCT oil seems to make both of our triglycerides go up, my increase is more pronounced. Avocado Oil lowers both of our LDL-P and (to a lesser extent) our total cholesterol. I really don’t like the reaction of my HDL to avocado oil though. A 26 is alarmingly low. It’s coming up on butter, we’ll see how the next test goes.

By |2019-04-11T18:44:24-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 99

This entry is part 105 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Went down a little more yesterday, I’m now down 43 lbs since starting this experiment. If all goes like it currently is, I might just hit a new goal before I finish this experiment!

We did our weekly facebook live last night, I have the UHD4K recording getting rendered right now, it’ll be posted in a bit. Aside from that, today is all about preparing for the FitCon show that’s coming up later this week. We got new signage and other fun stuff.

By |2019-04-10T09:02:08-06:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 98

This entry is part 104 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

I dropped a bit yesterday, as of this morning I’m down 42.4 lbs. Sweet.

People keep asking what I’m going to eat when this 100 days of only Keto Chow are over. I think they are expecting either some crazy feast or for me to say “not Keto Chow!” On Friday morning I’m going to get my final blood test taken, then I’ll have some Keto Chow for breakfast. Lunch will be at Buffalo Wild Wings where they fry their wings in BEEF TALLOW. I’m going to get the dry seasoning traditional wings, they’re 1-2g of carbs. Dinner will be something with the kids, likely the smoked pulled pork from Costco. Saturday we’re going to be at Fitcon in the Keto Chow booth so I’ll be back to drinking Keto Chow for breakfast and lunch, dinner will be at a Churrascaria (Brazilian BBQ). Sunday, back to Keto Chow with brisket for dinner that I bought from https://paizlees.com/– who raises beef in Southern Utah. Monday, probably Keto Chow for breakfast and lunch and steaks for dinner (which will be the norm for the foreseeable future: Keto Chow and meat, all day every day).

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 97

This entry is part 103 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Welcome back to me! I had planned to record videos for day 95 and day 96 whilst we were camping but completely forgot. It was actually really nice to unplug – not that we had a chance, we were camping in the middle of Utah’s West Desert with mountain ranges blocking any cellular signal we might have picked up. It was a fun time though, Miriam and Holly were doing a week of carnivore so the meals tended to be amazing steaks, keto pancakes (eggs+cream cheese, covered in whipped cream), roasted chicken thighs, you know – stuff I was not eating at the time. On the other hand, while driving back home I did try Chocolate Toffee Keto Chow that was mixed up with butter for the fat. That was yummy enough that Miriam made sure to make some for her today. My meal prep was insanely easy – gram a pre-made Keto Chow from the fridge. Done. I did help with making meals for everyone else – even managed to burn the back of my right-hand making hamburgers.

OK, so day 97. This morning I mixed up enough Keto Chow to last me through Thursday dinner, which will be the end of my 100 days of eating only Keto Chow for all my meals, the following morning I’ll be getting my final blood test. This morning I hit 40.1lbs lost – that’s cool =)

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 96

This entry is part 102 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

I forgot to record a video update for day 96. We went camping out in the middle of Utah’s West Desert, far from cell signal and anything else. Everyone else had meat, I drank Keto Chow =)

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 94

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

Hello and welcome to Day 94! I have my penultimate blood test today and I received the blood test results from myself and Beverly yesterday – those are both up on the spreadsheet (look for the “100 Days of Keto Charts” tab for the easy to read graphs): https://bit.ly/2HMIMUo

I’m quite happy to be back from the convention. Every time I do one of these it seems like my email inbox explodes. I prefer to keep it completely empty with every message taken care of. When I’m at a convention, there are a lot of things I simply can’t address on my phone and need my actual desktop, so it sits there and festers, gnawing at my brain.

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 93

This entry is part 99 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

Can’t believe it’s day 93 already (and not butter… actually it is butter, yum!). It’s been interesting talking to people about Keto Chow, they’ll frequently ask if you can eat it for all of your meals if you’re just too lazy to cook. I’ll chuckle and say “actually yes, I’m on day X where it’s the only thing that I’ve eaten for all of my meals – since January 2” They usually blink a few times and have a TON of follow-up questions. Using your own product like this REALLY has some serious benefits for showing people that you mean what you say and truly believe in the product and what you claim it to be.

I got up and going early so I could come into the office and get a little bit of work (and this post/video) done before heading to the show again today. I’m not sure what we’re getting out of the convention. It’s more for large food manufacturers that are showing their stuff to supermarkets. The most frequent questions we get asked are “are you in the [associated foods] catalog?” and “are you in the [associated foods] warehouse?” Nope, we are not. We are in OUR warehouse and we have a forklift to load trucks. The prospect of going for retail is interesting but comes with a lot of overhead (figurative and literal) and I’m not sure it’s where we should devote some of our time and energy. Interestingly enough, one big takeaway for us is that the Ketogenic Diet (or “keto”) is now hitting the mainstream in a big way. Many of the people that we talked to were ones that are currently doing keto and were interested in Keto Chow for their own personal use (including people running bakeries and caramel businesses). We’re not allowed to sell at the show but several of the other smaller “local” vendors placed orders on our site last night, a few we’re shipping direct and one we’re bringing her order with us to the show today =)

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 92

This entry is part 98 of 107 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

We’re at the Associated Foods show, it’s mostly store buyers wanting to get wholesale information 😁

Getting my meals ready involved stopping for 5 seconds at the fridge and grabbing 2 blender bottles of Keto Chow to throw in the cooler. Easy stuff!