Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m no good at updates. Life tends to grab hold of me and the next thing you know you’re weeks into the future.
So, I’ll also admit, I’ve not been loyal to the keto diet since I’ve had quite a bit of drama in life but I have learned it has a significant impact in my body. I do still use the Keto Chow meal replacement, but I’ve been evolving my life since I started. I’ve introduced a light form of fasting into my life, called “intermittent fasting”. Don’t let the word “fasting” throw any red flags. Intermittent fasting is when you have a window of time that food is eaten, and outside of that window of time is only water/electrolytes. What I do is eat Keto Chow (or omelets, meats, green vegetables) between 12:00 noon & 4:00 PM. I break it down into 3 separate meals, spanning 12:00/1:30-2:00/3:30-4:00. The nice thing about eating keto is the appetite dies down compared to the blood sugar highs & lows when eating otherwise. This happens once the body acclimates to the style of eating. I’ve been there, but knocked myself out by being stupid and having a craving for stuff like a burrito and beer, etc. NOT good when in ketosis since the body at that point starts to suddenly break down those carbs & shoot the broken down macros into your blood… not bad if it’s below 20 or so net carbs a day but once it gets above that then the body loves to store and re-arrange enzyme creation/ratios/etc…. fun times.
Another thing I’ve found helpful is an electrolyte mix that is helpful when you drink it sparingly through the day. It’s used by both keto & snake diet users, simply because it’s great for keeping your body in check both with minerals & pH. In the keto realm it’s called “ketoade” & in the snake diet realm it’s called “snake juice”. It’s an electrolyte mix that provides potassium/magnesium/salt along with additional pH balancers to help your body stay in an alkali state which helps the body with metabolizing fats more efficiently. Do NOT drink as fast as you would a beverage, as it can send you to the restroom if you do that. 2 liters is enough for the day in most cases, unless you are sweating profusely which requires more of those electrolytes!
This is my recipe for 2 liters (which I keep in a 2-liter insulated jug)
Mix together very well to dilute! I purchased all of this through Amazon
- Water – 2 Liters
- Potassium Chloride powder – 1 Teaspoon (2560 mg) – http://a.co/3ZRvoaD
- Sodium Chloride (Himalayan Pink Salt) – 1/2 Teaspoon (840 mg sodium)
- Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking soda) – 1 Teaspoon (1080 mg sodium) – http://a.co/2UerVRs
- Magnesium Sulfate – 1/2 Teaspoon (200 mg magnesium) – http://a.co/11ZlX5L
- (OPTIONAL, if you want sweetness) Stevia powder – 1 micro-scoop (1/32 teaspoon)
For Stevia, I’d recommend mixing together with a teaspoon or two of water separately to dilute then add.