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100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 18

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

The challenge is still going fine. Last night I warmed up some of the Costco smoked pulled pork, dang that smelled good. It’s one of the few times thus far that I’ve been truly tempted in the last 18 days to eat something besides Keto Chow. Instead, I warmed up some Chocolate Keto Chow and enjoyed that.

I mixed up 12 new meals of Keto Chow today, that should last 4 days. With me doing this and 3 other people in the house regularly eating Keto Chow, we tend to go through it rather quickly. We didn’t get the Electrolyte Drops and Fasting Drops yesterday but they’re scheduled to come on Monday.

We have our monthly Keto Meat-Up tonight – I’m going to bring some of the prototype Creamy Tomato Basil and the Spicy Taco soups for people to try. Should be a lot of fun. I’m thinking we’ll be watching Dr. Berry’s analysis of Gillian Michal’s comments about Keto – we try to find a short-ish video that’ll get people talking and spend most of the time just talking to each other about keto in groups. You should check to see if there’s a Meat-up in your local area and if there isn’t, organize one!

By |2019-01-19T15:05:05+00:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 17

This entry is part 23 of 24 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

I’m tired this morning – doesn’t have anything to do with what I’m eating, has everything to do with not enough sleep in the last 3 days. I’m REALLY happy it’s Friday and I get to sleep in tomorrow. Or at least that’s the plan, typically my brain wakes up at 4:30 on weekends and won’t be quiet, too much stuff to do. Anyhow, here’s to hoping! Driving to and from Heber, Utah was interesting yesterday – a few hours after we came back an avalanche closed the road, that’s how hard it was snowing. We went to the Real Salt offices where they package the Redmond salt for human consumption as Real Salt. At other facilities they make industrial and equine products (salt licks, horses LOVE them). It was interesting because the horses like the stuff that’s higher in minerals – almost dark red, humans like the salt with less of that so they use the purest white (which is still quite pink) areas of the mine for us. We’re going to take our kids on a tour of the mine in a while, should be fantastic.

I brought along a bottle of Keto Chow because it was a lunch (though technically, I was eating breakfast) and I wouldn’t be eating any of the food they had. Surprisingly, they actually had some legitimately keto food there. Real Salt has been getting bigger into keto and the people making the food for the luncheon knew what was going on. One of the highlights was meeting Caitlyn McCleery of caytsmeatsandmeals on Instagram she does keto off and on but mostly makes amazing meat. We’re planning on attending some of her cooking classes and seeing if we can bring her on a Facebook LIVE in the next while.

I think today is finally the day that for realsies we will be getting the large bottles of the reformulated Fasting Drops and the Electrolyte Drops (which used to be called Fasting Drops), looking forward to that. We’ll get the smaller pocket bottles later

By |2019-01-18T12:26:14+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 16

This entry is part 22 of 24 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

My 100 days of nothing but Keto Chow are still going well. I’m down 14.4 lbs from my starting weight 16 days ago. Yesterday we went to the Ice Castles, to get there in time the kids ate dinner before I got home and I drank my Root Beer Float Keto Chow while driving, worked out great. I always tell people that if they’re having digestive problems on keto; or with Keto Chow, specifically: take a probiotic. I finally took my own advice. The probiotics fixed up any issues I was having within hours.

Today, Miriam and I are driving back up to Heber, Utah (right by the ice castles) to visit the Real Salt people. They’re coming to the Keto Salt Lake conference and invited us up for a tour of their facility, and lunch. I’ll be drinking Keto Chow =) We’ll need to leave early to get up there and I’m trying to have everything ready in place for if/when the electrolyte drops and fasting drops get here so they can go live right away. I’ll likely need to do some clean-up and photoshopping and such when we get back from Heber.

 

By |2019-01-17T10:26:33+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Beverly’s Week 2

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow - Beverly's Experience

My husband and I laugh at each other whenever we noisily slurp up the last few drops of a Keto Chow shake.  We always want more even though our stomachs are satisfied.  When I watched Chris’ Day 10 video, I totally could relate when he said he wants each flavor of Keto Chow to leave the consumer wanting more.  I always, always want more.  Yum!

Wanting more is something that makes this 100-day challenge (or any “diet”) difficult.  Even though I have eaten enough, I sometimes really want to eat more.  Food sounds good!  I encountered an awkward situation earlier this week when a group of co-workers went out to lunch for one individual’s last day of employment.  This co-worker is a friend so I wanted to go.  Just as I saw when dining out last week, other people are more uncomfortable with the fact that I am not eating than I am – but I did not like having attention drawn to me.

Today, I added a bit of chia seed gel to my lunch (Pumpkin Spice Caramel).  I used to do this frequently but had kind of forgotten about it.  While dusting last week, I came across the package of chia seeds and set some in the refrigerator to soak.  I really like the added texture and flavor!


I made a mistake Monday night when I grabbed the wrong bottle of night-time cough syrup off a dark shelf in the middle of the night.  I didn’t realize it until the following night when I looked again and saw I had grabbed the regular cough syrup rather than the sugar-free version that is located right next to it in the cabinet.  The result of this can be seen on my net carbs chart above.  🙁  Be very careful to read labels when purchasing any type of medication, including cough drops.  Calories and nutrition information are rarely included on the packaging so you have to look for any form of sugar listed in the ingredients.


Fortunately, this mistake did not knock me out of ketosis (stayed above 0.5!).  I typically check my ketone level in the evenings before I drink my 2nd shake.  The resulting numbers (see above) directly reflect how many hours it has been since I had my 1st shake.  If it has only been about two hours, the number is lower; if it has been four or more hours, the number is higher.  I’m going to make an attempt to be more consistent about my timing so that the results have more relevance.  And as you can see, I have forgotten to test my ketone level twice.  So now I have sticky note reminders in the refrigerator, on a cabinet door, and on the microwave.  🙂  Hopefully I will not forget again.


For Chris’ DietBet challenge, I think I am going to qualify as one of the “winners” since the goal was to lose 4% in 4 weeks and I have lost about 5%.  Now I just have to keep that weight off!

Since my taste buds were given lots of powdered artificial sweeteners on a daily basis for nearly 40 years (since junior high school), I got used to them and I liked them!  I have not faltered in my decision to instead use liquid sucralose but I honestly am not enjoying my coffee or iced tea as much as before (huge bummer).  Hopefully I get used to the flavor of it!  In the meantime, it is good to see my net carbs and calories staying low (excluding, of course, the cough syrup incident).

By |2019-01-17T06:46:38+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: 100 days of keto|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 15

This entry is part 21 of 24 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

We did our Facebook LIVE last night, you can check out the recording here. The 100 day challenge is still going fine – This morning I grabbed two Chocolate Mint out of the fridge for breakfast and for lunch, should be yummy! Yesterday we launched our new logo and I’ve been busy putting that in place everywhere I can remember. If you see the old logo somewhere that isn’t on an old package photo, let me know!

We’re supposed to be getting the reformulated Fasting Drops and the Electrolyte Drops today, though it may be tomorrow before we get those. Still, I get to change the pages around and all that so that people are aware of the changes. Aside from that I just finished making a backup image of my laptop hard drive and getting ready to reinstall everything from scratch either later today or tomorrow.

By |2019-01-16T10:50:57+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from Jan 15, 2019

Last night we did our weekly live broadcast. Talked about stuff, answered viewer questions, and went over some of the questions we had received during the week. Here is the high-quality recording that we posted on YouTube. This week we talked about:

  • Vanilla is on sale
  • Blender bottle for $1
  • Sample availability
  • 100 Days of Keto (Chow) going great
  • We have a new logo
  • New Fasting drops and new Electrolyte drops are coming, maybe tomorrow
  • Awesomeness of mag drops
  • Low energy on keto? Start with electrolytes
  • Add bone broth and butter instead of water and heavy whipping cream to the Chicken soup
  • How long do shakes last in the fridge
  • Online calorie calculator different from the bags
  • MCT Oil – what it’s for?
  • Exogenous ketones, Chasing ketones
  • Tracking net carbs – cron-o-meter vs MFP
  • We’re doing a GIVEAWAY with Pili Nuts and Nature’s Hollow

Or, if you prefer, here is the original Facebook video with the viewer comments from the live broadcast.

By |2019-01-16T08:44:12+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 14

This entry is part 20 of 24 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

2 weeks down, a bunch more to go. Things are still going well on my “only eating Keto Chow” challenge. No boredom, no desire to “cheat” – I had Chocolate Mint, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Root Beer Float for my meals yesterday, it had been a REALLY long time since I had the root beer, it was really yummy. Yesterday I tested my blood ketones using my Keto-Mojo and it showed 4.0 mmol/dL – that’s really getting up there! In the past, I’ve seen as high as 5.8 but I doubt I’ll get that high using heavy cream because it has more net carbs compared to doing oil.

Speaking of which, let’s talk about net carbs and tracking. Way back in the day I was using MyFitnessPal – they have some interesting social stuff and a really large database of user-submitted data. They also have a really large database of user-submitted data, and it seems like the majority of the user-submitted data is, well, trash. When there are 5 entries for “Salted Butter” – each with completely different data, especially the number of carbs, it gets a little old. So, several years ago I switched over to Cron-O-Meter. Unlike MFP, Cron-o-Meter uses a curated database so every entry is verified as accurate. It also has a “Keto” setting and will calculate your net carbs (with or without sugar alcohols). Really cool stuff. I have a full article about how to track your net carbs and set up Cron-o-meter, you should check it out. Here’s my Cron-o-meter entry for yesterday:

By |2019-01-15T11:45:00+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow Crêpes (Savory or Sweet)

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By |2019-01-15T18:21:29+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

100 Days of Keto (Chow) Day 13

This entry is part 19 of 24 in the series 100 Days of Keto Chow

New week, Mondays are always fun 😜! My scale says I’m down 11.2 lbs since starting 13 days ago, probably because I mostly did a water fast yesterday.

Yesterday we had some of our neighbors over for dinner. The lady does keto, her husband… he eats what she cooks =) Anyhow, we made beef with broccoli and a Ham fried rice cauliflower that Carrie Brown happened to have made the recipe for last week, perfect timing! Everybody seemed to love the food, I drank my Keto Chow 😁 – I did plan ahead a bit and made the Spicy Taco Soup flavor, when I went to drink it from the Hydroflask it was still crazy hot so I poured it into a mug, it was still hot so I added a bit of cheese. Still Keto Chow! It was the first (and only) thing I ate yesterday so I figured it was a good idea.

Before I went to bed last night I mixed up a bunch of Keto Chow for this coming week. I got a bag of Chocolate Mint and one of Root Beer last week (two of my new favorites) so I used those along with some Raspberry Cheesecake and plain Chocolate. Looking forward to having my Chocolate Mint hot for breakfast today!

By |2019-01-14T10:34:34+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: 100 Days of Keto Chow, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments