Keto Chow

Ultra low-carb meal replacement shake:
Complete Nutrition for Nutritional Ketosis (and it’s tasty!)

Actual User Testimonials

All of these are unsolicited messages from users of Keto Chow (except that last one which is my own experience). All gave permission after sending them for me to use on the site.

As I drink my gourmet vanilla, I wanted to share gratitude to you for Keto Chow. My husband and I have released 30lbs and 25lbs, respectively. Our continued results have been noticed by our friends and family and we have referred over 10 new customers to Keto Chow. They check in to let us know their progress all the time, we are finding it to be a results driven conversation topic. Everyone wants their high school energy back, save time, and to release unwanted fat! I was a former collegiate athlete and all of the years of coaches and diets I have been encouraged to use or try, nothing has compared to the energy and overall physical change as being in ketosis. We love it and we will continue to share Keto Chow.
J
AWESOME product! I’m still digging having a shake for lunch each day instead of grabbing a salad + re-heating leftovers, and having never done any sort of “meal replacement shakes” or soylent-type thing before I’ve been pleasantly surprised at a) how good everything tastes, b) how full I’m left, c) that I can still work out and not have diminished stamina and d) how dang easy it is now to “eat” lunch.. not even joking that it usually takes me hours in between meetings and tasks to eat leftovers or a salad, and cold leftovers are THE WORST.
Plus, losing a few lbs in the first week and maintaining in the 2nd (even with some extra cals over the weekend!) is an extra win :)
Katie
I’m really enjoying my keto chow. Since the beginning of the year I have lost 30 pounds but my weight loss stopped for 2 weeks before I started keto chow. I don’t like a lot of foods and am a very picky eater so I would only eat junk but calorie count which does not work well after a while. Since starting keto chow 3 days ago I am finally losing weight again. Down 5 pounds since the first day.

So anyway, thank you :). I am honestly shocked at how much I enjoy the taste and feel a lot better now that I’ve killed a few nutrient deficiencies I know I probably had.

Bradley D.
I lost a ton of weight on keto a few years ago and through slips and cheats gained it all back. Keto Chow 3x a day got me back to losing. Now I just do it for lunch but I freaking love it — instead of driving out from the office to go try and find some keto fast food, I chug my chow and walk for an hour. I used to go to the gym after the kids were in bed, now I have so much more time.

Down 30 in six weeks.

Many more to go, but thank you and bless you. My “month’s” supply is lasting forever since I am just one shake a day but I will be back for more. You are making the world a better place and that’s awesome. Good on you.

Dave J
Your product has helped me to lose over 40lbs, and my friend that has been doing this with me has lost over 60 lbs and is no longer diabetic this month!

Just wanted to let you know that I stand by your product and will continue to keep ordering and recommending to friends / family.

Patrick R.
I started Keto on October 20, 2014 by the end of the first year I’m 77% the man I used to be.
Chris Bair, See the full post

Keto Chow is a powdered drink mix. When combined with oil, heavy cream and water it creates an ultra low-carb meal replacement shake that is nutritionally complete; meaning if you would like to, you can live off it all day, every day (though most use it for 1-2 meals a day). The powder is made from flavored protein, fiber, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. People usually liken it to a “melted milk shake” though you can go full on “frosty” by blending it in a blender with ice.

People love Keto Chow over on Reddit! We even have our own subreddit at /r/ketochow. Check out This review, or this one, or this review. You can also search Reddit for “Keto Chow” or “KetoChow” (both sorted so the newest posts are always at the top).

Keto Chow scales easily for people with different caloric requirements. Without any oil or cream it’s right around 500 calories/day , you can adjust it to 1300 calories or 2000+ calories, whatever level you want, by increasing the heavy cream and/or the oil. It’s super flexible.

What is Keto?

“Keto” (more properly known as “Nutritional Ketosis” but generally referred to as just “keto” or a “ketogenic diet”) essentially involves restricting your diet to moderate protein, very low carbohydrates and high fat. If you’re familiar with the Atkins diet, it’s what Atkins is based off but with more solid science. The basic premise is your body is perfectly capable of functioning without carbohydrates, the little glucose that it absolutely needs can be synthesized by the liver, the rest of the energy is made from fat into ketone bodies you need  When you restrict carbohydrates, your body can lay-off the insulin and usually you’ll lose weight! (I certainly did). Strangely most come out with MORE energy and vitality as their muscle cells are finally getting energy instead of all of it getting stored away in fat cells by too much insulin.

It’s highly recommended that you check out /r/keto over on Reddit for additional information. In particular, check out the “Keto in a Nutshell” and the “Keto FAQ“.

(the molecule is Beta Hydroxybutyrate – one of the ketone bodies you live on while in ketosis)

Buy Keto Chow

Keto Chow comes in 3 different sizes:

  • 21 meal “Week” bulk pack, this is the most economical way to get Keto Chow.
  • 3 meal “Day” bag, great for trying several meals of different flavors.
  • 1 meal “Sample“, for trying out many (or all) of the flavors.

Additionally, we have bundles that come with a discount:

  • 4 weeks in a “Build a month” – 84 meals total, fits in a large flat rate box for even more savings on shipping.
  • 7 days in a “Build a week” – 21 meals total, mix and match 7 different flavors.
  • Samples in a “Sample all the things!” – one of each flavor we have.

Finally we sell “Just the minerals and vitamins” (mostly for international buyers) and fish oil pills.

How to prepare Keto Chow

Here’s the short version: Add 13ml (2.6 tsp) of flavorless oil, then 50ml of heavy cream (or just 79ml or 1/3 cup of heavy cream) to a shaker/blender bottle. Add 50g of the Keto Chow powder, then fill the bottle to 16 ounces. Shake it up until all the powder is wet. Let it hang out for 10 minutes and then mix it again. Stick in your fridge, it needs a few hours (overnight is best).

For more detailed instructions, please visit the How to Prepare Keto Chow page.

Handy accessories from Amazon

Blender Bottles
Scale
MCT Oil
Calorie Breakdown

Nutrition Information

With Keto you want the smallest amount of NET carbohydrates as possible. Net Carbohydrates are the total carbohydrates with the amount of the dietary fiber removed, hence the “net”. Since you can adjust Keto Chow to different calorie targets, above are the macronutrient breakdowns for the 2000 calorie version or Rich Chocolate, per meal.

Along with giving you low enough carbohydrates to maintain ketosis, Keto chow also gives you protein to maintain lean body mass (muscles), quality fats that curb hunger along with all the other vitamins and minerals proven to be necessary for human life (along with a few others that look like they’re beneficial). The electrolytes are especially important for keto to avoid the “keto flu” that gets you if you don’t have enough electrolytes.

Each of the different flavors has slightly different values but they’re all quite close. You can visit our Nutrition Information page for the details on each individual flavor.

Ingredients

The exact recipe for making keto chow is open source and you’re welcome to do that. Or if you don’t want to be bothered with the mess, hassle and start-up costs you can buy from us =)

Here’s the short version of the ingredients:

Protein Powder, Acacia Gum, Potassium Citrate, Salt, NOW Cal/Mag/D3 powder, Calcium Phosphate, Choline L-Bitartrate, Xanthan Gum, MK-7 Vitamin K-2, and Kirkland Signature Daily Multi vitamin.

Here is the long, complete, ingredient list for the Rich Chocolate flavor, other flavors will have slightly different additives to the Whey Protein Blend:

Whey Protein Blend [Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Natural & Artificial Flavors, Polydextrose, Soy Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose, Enzyme Blend (Protease, Lactase, Lipase), Stevia Leaf Extract, Acesulfame Potassium], Acacia Gum, Potassium Citrate, Salt, Calcium Phosphate, Choline Bitatrate, Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin K supplement [Menaquinone, Glycerol Monostearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Rosemary Extract],Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Kirkland Signature Multi-Vitamin [Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Cellulose Gel, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Ferrous Fumarate, Starch (Corn & Tapioca), dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Croscarmellose Sodium, Manganese Sulfate, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Gelatin, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Acetate, Polyethylene Glycol, Boric Acid, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid, Lycopene, Chromium Picolinate, Lutein, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Sodium Molybdate, Biotin, Phytonadione, Nickel Sulfate, Sodium Metavanadate, Stannous Chloride, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Cyanocobalamin.]

Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin); may contain traces of peanut and tree nuts.

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Keto Chow mentioned in a Vice article

August 24th, 2016|2 Comments

There was an article posted on http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-diy-forums-that-put-the-people-in-soylent today regarding the DIY site. Along with other things they mention that Keto Chow is currently the number 1 recipe on the site, it's been that way for quite [...]

25% off sale on Cookies & Cream (weeks, days and samples)

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Last week we had a sale on Snickerdoodle, this week it's Cookies & Cream - all the sizes are 25% off (Samples, Weeks and Days). One caveat: the discount doesn't apply to the bundled packages (build-a-month, [...]

Found a fun review of Keto Chow

August 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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Random Photos and Fun (plus an update on KC2.0)

August 16th, 2016|1 Comment

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Keto Chow FAQs

No, but you can if you like. Many people will do 2 meals of Keto Chow and 1 meal of regular keto friendly food, others only do 1 keto chow a day. Ultimately it’s just another high fat-low carb food (that just happens to be 1/3 of everything you need in a day and terribly convenient). Many people will mix up Keto Chow for a lower calorie amount (1300 calories/50ml of heavy cream) so they can have snacks during the day like string cheese and pork rinds.

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Yes, you can mix and match them, the macros on the different flavors are pretty close – within a few percent of each other. It’s a really good way to liven things up a bit. If you have the ability, I usually suggest getting several different flavors so you can pull from all of them at the same time.

I mix up 6 meals at a time in a big pitcher, then I mix up 6 more and it all goes into the fridge for my wife and I. Usually I’ll do 2 different flavors (yesterday it was chocolate and banana). For that matter a couple of the bottles I filled up to the 8 ounce line with banana and then added 8 ounces of chocolate.

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Most of the flavors of Keto Chow provide around 81g of protein per day. If you’re working out or such, you might need more protein so you’ll want to get more. There are a couple ways to add protein:

  • You can mix additional unflavored or low-carb flavored protein powder into your shakes.
  • You can make some chicken breast and eat it.
  • Or eat some bacon, etc…
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No, but it’s close. There are a few ingredients that pose a problem:

  1. It contains vitamin D3 which comes from animal sources.
  2. The vitamin I use has a tiny amount of gelatin (also animal sourced).
  3. Depending on where you get your Omega 3s, that usually comes from fish oil (though you can get it from algae oil).

To the best of my knowledge everything else is vegetarian (though decidedly NOT vegan with all the cream and whey protein).

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Maybe. I don’t really have a clear answer on this one.

  • The protein has kosher ingredients but has not been blessed.
  • The Psyllium Husk is “kosher certified”
  • Potassium Citrate appears to be OK though I don’t see anything specific, likely hasn’t been blessed
  • Calcium & Magnesium appears to be OK but unlike the Psyllium it lacks a “kosher certified” designation
  • So far as I can tell the Calcium Phosphate is kosher; in some places I see it called “Freeda Kosher Calcium Phosphate” and in others just “Freeda Calcium Phosphate” – but I can’t see that there are 2 products, it appears to be one and the same.
  • I can’t see the origin of the Choline Bitartrate.
  • the Xanthan gum appears to be OK but carries no certification
  • The vitamin K is Kosher certified
  • The multi-vitamin has a trace amount of gelatin
So, in the end, it appears to be mostly kosher (except the vitamins and fish oil capsules which contain gelatin) but I can’t guarantee it is.
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With wheat being anathema to ketosis, nothing in the mixture directly has any whet in it (or corn, or rice or any carb source) though it’s possible that one of the ingredients might have a *trace* of gluten somewhere. So I can’t guarantee that people severely allergic to gluten will not have any issues; it’s very, very unlikely they will.

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MCT Oil is somewhat there for the calories but mostly it’s there to help keep you in ketosis. MCTs are processed directly into ketones. Check out http://primaldocs.com/members-blog/the-benefits-of-coconut-oil-mct-oil-and-ketosis/ (it was first in a google search for “MCT ketosis”).

There is a LIQUID coconut oil (Walmart and Amazon links) that stays liquid when refrigerated, unlike normal coconut oil that solidifies when refrigerated (or even on the kitchen counter when it’s cold) since it solidifies at 76° F (24° C). The Liquid Coconut Oil is, frankly, about equally difficult to get and the same price as MCT oil; plus people confuse “melted solid coconut oil” with “liquid coconut oil”. For this reason I only recommend MCT oil anymore, less confusing is good.  You have to keep Keto Chow cold once it’s mixed so this poses a problem for regular coconut oil. Generally there isn’t a really good way to mix regular coconut oil into suspension and prevent it from globbing together into big white chunks of solid oil. If you do have GI issues with MCT oil, the Carrington farms liquid coconut oil is a good substitute since many report little to no problems with it compared to MCT.

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Mixing it and drinking immediately doesn’t hurt you or anything, it just won’t taste as good. Allowing it to sit removes a harsh vitamin/metallic taste (this takes about 30-45 minutes)  and eliminates quite a lot of the saltiness (2-3 hours). Not sure if the mechanism is crystals taking a while to dissolve or what but it significantly improves the flavor.

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Keto Chow is a powdered drink mix. When combined with oil, heavy cream and water it creates a meal replacement that is nutritionally complete; meaning if you would like to, you can live off it all day, every day. The powder is made from flavored protein, fiber, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. People usually liken it to a “melted milk shake” though you can go full on “frosty” by blending it in a blender with ice.

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There are a couple ways to prepare Keto Chow:

  1. Mix it up one meal at a time in blender bottles.
  2. Mix a couple meals in a blender (try adding ice!).
  3. 6 meals at a time in a gallon size pitcher with an immersion blender.
  4. Making pancakes or muffins out if it.
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To get all your required nutrients from Keto Chow you also need DHA and EPA Ω-3 fatty acids. There are two ways to get this:

  1. Add liquid fish oil to Keto Chow as you mix it.
  2. Take fish oil capsules (usually at night).

Personally I prefer the capsule option but many don’t want to be bothered with that or don’t like taking pills so they mix it in. It’s really up to you to decide. As mentioned, if you are going to take it as pills I would recommend taking them just before bed to avoid the possibility of “fish burps”.

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There are 3 “consumable” supplies you need to get

  1. MCT Oil
  2. Heavy Cream
  3. Fish Oil

I could sell MCT oil, but you get a better price ordering it directly from Amazon. Heavy Cream requires refrigeration and the powdered form isn’t suitable for ketosis. I do sell fish oil in capsules, or you can get it from Costco or Amazon in the form you want (liquid or capsule).

You can see more information about what you need to make Keto Chow on the preparation page.

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Keto in General

I’m going to steal this one right from the /r/keto FAQ:

All foods containing fat – even pure oils – contain a mixture of three kinds of fat:

  • saturated
  • polyunsaturated, and
  • monounsaturated.

Foods are often identified by their predominant fat; for example, olive oil as “monounsaturated” butter as “saturated” – but all real foods contain mixtures of the three.

All three types of fats are necessary and important to human health and should be incorporated into the diet in a balanced proportion. The question is, what ”is” balanced.

  • Saturated fat, particularly in the absence of high carbohydrate intake, is not dangerous to human health — on the contrary, when balanced with mono and poly-unsaturated fats in a controlled carbohydrate dietary environment, saturated fat may actually have real and measurable benefits in a number of different arenas. Saturated fat is quickly oxidized to energy, once you are keto adapted. So you can enjoy plenty of butter and animal fat guilt free. Interestingly, coconut oil is something very different: it consists of Medium Chain Triglycerids (MCT) which cannot be stored by the body, it has to immediately oxidize it. That means when you eat coconut oil, your body will immediately produce ketones, even when you are not keto-adapted. Nevertheless this does not mean you are getting all the metabolic advantages that you would get when keto-adapted state.
  • In addition, the benefits of monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) are well known and well documented.
  • Fats high in polyunsaturated fats, like vegetable oils, usually contain a lot of omega-6, and very little omega-3. The ideal ratio between omega-6 to omega-3 is 2:1 to 1:1, and in general this ratio is often 20:1 or even worse. It is therefore important to avoid oils high in omega-6, like corn or soy. Vegetable oils that are rich in omega-3 contains it in the form of ALA which the body has to convert to DHA and EPA to be of any use. The conversion is highly inefficient, so in practice ALA omega-3 rich vegetable oils like flaxseed oil or canola are no good choice either. The best way to get omega-3 is through fatty fish like salmon, or with a DHA + EPA supplement.

As a general rule of thumb, avoid fats high in omega-6, and run like hell from highly processed fat(anything that says “hardened”, or contains trans-fats) like margarine. Eat foods naturally high in fat like meat, fish, and nuts; use plenty of olive oil, butter. In fact 50% butter with 50% olive oil approximates quite closely the composition of body fat – meaning that this is the type of fat that the body can make best use off.

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Ordering

Yes. The question I get asked the most is “do you ship to [country] and how much is shipping?” I ship worldwide, any place the US postal Service ships to and I charge whatever the US postal service charges based on weight, country and package size. The shopping cart automatically provides shipping costs for whatever is in the cart.

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The credit card verification I use is pretty strict (as of November 2015 I haven’t EVER had a charge back or fraudulent transaction). Your billing address has to EXACTLY match what your credit card company has on file (if in doubt, pull up your card statement and see where they think you live). If it fails to verify you might still see an “Authorize” transaction on your card, this is from Stripe (the guys I use) saying

“hey dude, does this person have enough money to cover the charge? cool, by the way here is their address, does it match what you have? No? OK, never mind”.

If it does match then it does what’s termed a “Capture” transaction – this is where your card gets for realsies actually charged.

So the good news is: you don’t get charged for the AUTH transactions but they DO usually temporarily count towards your credit limit. After a few days, depending on the bank, the pending charges will drop off your account and all will be right with the world. Now if you need to you can usually call the bank and get them to release an AUTH early.

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