Keto Chow Nutrition

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Why use a “chemical” sweetener like sucralose? why not stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol?

That’s a very good question. The short answer is: because stevia doesn’t taste very good to the overwhelming majority of our taste testers. We do have a version of strawberry (“Natural Strawberry”) that does indeed use monk fruit instead of sucralose. It costs more to produce and doesn’t taste as good (in my opinion). We also have the Base Powder version which you combine with your choice of flavored/sweetened protein powder – lets you use whatever you’d like.

Allow me to quote Julie from the Sofa King Keto facebook group – she illustrates why we use sucralose really well:

Holy what the hell. Go buy Keto Chow. It is NO joke. I am not a packaged foods kinda gal but needed something to get me back on the Keto track. I was thinking, honestly, “ok, I can choke this down for a couple weeks.” Um. NOT EVEN CLOSE. This shiz is delicious!!! And easy to make! Holy wow!
I bought both the peanut butter chocolate and the raspberry cheesecake. I blended 1/2 c heavy cream and 1/2 cup coconut milk with ice with a scoop of chow. Thick like a milkshake. No weird malt “slim fast” taste.

(Chris here) I personally use Keto Chow for at least 2 meals a day, often 3. I don’t want something that I have to suffer through, I want something so delectable that I’m sad when I run out. I want it to taste so good that I swish it around in my mouth, enjoying the flavor; not plugging my nose and chugging it as fast as possible. And I won’t sell something that’s gross or barely tolerable. It’s gotta be delightful and that’s what you get with sucralose: the best flavor possible. A meal replacement that doesn’t taste AMAZING isn’t helpful in its intended use.

What about the rat studies showing changes in gut bacteria when exposed to sucralose? Humans are not rats. Those rats weren’t on a ketogenic diet. Those rats weren’t consuming acacia gum. Besides that, stevia isn’t magical and causes the same reactions in humans as anything else that’s sweet so why not use the best tasting option?

 

By |2018-08-03T15:54:17+00:00July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Can I mix with just water? Can I use low-carb milk instead of cream? Can I mix with Almond Milk?

Well, you could but it’s probably not a good idea unless you’re not trying to do keto. Keto is HIGH fat, moderate protein, low carb. It is NOT low fat, low carb.

You need calories. If your insulin is low enough (below 14), you can pull around 37 calories from each pound of fat you have per day. If your insulin is high, then you’ll need to use more dietary fat or your metabolism will go down. I never recommend more than a 15% calorie deficit doing Keto Chow unless you’re VERY in-tune with your body and know what you’re doing with months or years of experience doing keto. Water, almond milk, and all the other low-fat and low-calorie stuff out there is exactly that: low fat and low calorie. Keto is all about living off fat.

Embrace the fat. Use heavy cream or avocado oil in your Keto Chow and put butter on your steak.

By |2018-03-20T08:03:53+00:00March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

How does Keto Chow compare to other “meal replacements” like Pruvit Keto//OS?

The aim of Keto Chow is to be nutritionally complete keto food with 1/3 of ALL your nutritional requirements in each meal (electrolytes, protein, fat, vitamins, fiber, ALL of it).

Keto//OS is a mixture with exogenous ketones – you drink it and you will have ketones in your body regardless of whether you are actually in nutritional ketosis or not. For people doing ketosis to treat a disease like epilepsy, cancer, or Alzheimer’s; or for people doing elite level athletics who need quick energy but don’t want to break ketosis – exogenous ketones can be very useful. For many people, they’re of limited use. You’re not “in ketosis” unless your body is producing ketones its self. On top of that, if you do want to use exogenous ketones I would recommend checking out Perfect Keto or one of the other products that are not sold via Multi-Level Marketing.

If you’re curious, I’ve compiled a comparison of the various Keto “Meal Replacement” products available: https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/6wjthf/comparison_of_keto_meal_replacement_options_costs/

Keto Chow is at the top with a cost around $11 per 2000 calories, Keto//OS is at the very bottom at $250.00 for 2000 calories.

By |2017-09-25T06:28:43+00:00September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

What are the differences between Keto chow version 1.5 and 2+?

There are several key differences between 1.5 (the most recent version you can make yourself by buying the ingredients) and 2+. Some are also differences from 1.5 to 1.9.

  • A custom-made vitamin and mineral pre-mix. This replaces several ingredients (the vitamin pill, Calcium Phosphate, Vitamin K, Choline L-Bitartrate, Calcium/Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3) there’s also more Magnesium. Other vitamins and minerals have also been adjusted up above minimum levels to optimal levels along with optimal forms for bioavailability.
  • Additional Potassium to comply with the new US dietary requirements.
  • Protein Isolate which has significantly lower carbohydrates compared to the concentrate/isolate/hydrolyzed protein blend used in 0.7-1.9. Most flavors are only 0.56g net carbs before adding any heavy cream.
  • Custom made flavors – earlier versions used off-the-shelf protein powder with flavoring, using our own makes the flavors more stable and lowers the cost.
  • Eliminated 2 sweeteners: AceK and Stevia
  • Mixed and packaged in a different facility – all of the flavors except Chocolate Peanut Butter are now completely peanut free and safe for people with peanut allergies.
By |2018-03-26T08:41:01+00:00April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Does Keto Chow contain all the Essential Amino Acids?

Version 1.9 uses Dymatize Elite 100% whey, here’s the amino acid profile for that

The upcoming 2.0 uses pure whey protein isolate, the amino acid profile for that can be found here.

Only 9 of the amino acids are “essential” meaning they can’t be synthesized in the body: phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine. All 9 are in both versions of Keto Chow.

More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid

By |2017-04-04T04:27:14+00:00April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Do women need to add or subtracting any of the ingredients when making keto chow in order to lose weight?

Generally, women have a lower Base Metabolic Rate compared to men. If you’re using the keto calculator then you should already have a pretty good idea of how many calories to target. That should be the only change you would need to make. There are some other considerations to look out for on a ketogenic diet as a woman (all those fun monthly cycles and stuff can make progress… weird?). The ladies over at https://www.reddit.com/r/xxketo/ have some really good resources and are super nice and helpful. There’s also https://www.reddit.com/r/KetoBabies/ for pregnant and new mothers doing keto.

By |2017-02-20T10:13:06+00:00February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Should I be concerned if I have peanut allergy?

Keto Chow versions before 2.0 (1.0, 1.04, 1.5, 1.9) are mixed on the same machine that we use for mixing the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor – we thoroughly clean the machine after mixing and in particular after mixing peanuts but if you are severely allergic to peanuts then you may be at risk of residue causing complications.

Keto Chow 2.0 and on is mixed in a peanut-free facility. We actually have to mix and package the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor in a different plant several miles away to avoid contamination. Any version above and including 2.0 should be fine for peanut allergy sufferers (except for the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor).

By |2017-02-01T09:59:09+00:00February 1st, 2017|0 Comments
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