Curious About Day One on Pruvit Sample?

Hi folks, I know I promised to keep you posted on my results after drinking my first sample of Keto//os by Pruvit.

Let me just start by saying WOW!! My energy is off the charts! I tried the raspberry Lemonade flavor, 1/2 a pkt this morning and then the other half this afternoon around 3pm. Both times I felt like I was shot out of a canon, then after a little while I levelled off a little.

I had a good breakfast and have not wanted anything to eat except a small snack, yet I had a fat bomb a little bit after that, just to make sure I was incorporating enough fat into my diet for the day.

I had an egg scramble with some cheddar cheese and heavy cream, half an avocado, and some salami with melted cheddar cheese. My snack was a turkey stick from Old Wisconsin.

1 carb per serving
Breakfast

My snack was not what keto purists would approve of, but I only had half a lunch pack size bag, so I think I’m fine. They are called Nice brand Organic White Cheddar puffs, and a whole bag is only 10 carbs, so I had 5 carbs.

The samples I got from Pruvit are 45 calories each, 5 carbs, for the NAT drink, which is what I split in half until my body gets used to exogenous ketones. I also forgot to test my urine, but I will do that shortly.

The drink was delicious and I had no problem consuming it within the 15 minute window that they recommend. Who is “they?” The coaches of course. Melissa and Shelley are very supportive and answer all my questions quickly.

Tomorrow I will try either the Heart Tart (tastes like a sweet tart they say) or the Lime Time. These samples have about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee but maybe the additional B Vitamins just have me going like gangbusters!

I can’t wait to get some people on my team that are interested in either losing a few pounds, becoming more fit, or just wanting an incredible energy boost! This stuff really works and tastes good to boot! Huzzah!

Oh, and I almost forgot, I had a sample of the Crème powder for my coffee too…delicious! No butter needed, it has MCT oil powder right in the mix! Kept me full and satisfied all day.

Let me know who has questions and I will get you some links for more information, or you can call Melissa directly and she will help you understand what it’s all about. My goal is to enhance my ketogenic lifestyle and drop a few unwanted pounds in the process.

The fact that I already follow a keto diet 80% of the time gives me a head start, for sure, but I heard it works without all those restrictions as well. If you are a generally active person, you should see results regardless.

One more time, here is Melissa’s direct number if you want any more information about these wonderful products! 586-822-8042

What Are Exogenous Ketones?

To understand the difference between exogenous and endogenous ketones is to look at the prefix of each word.

Endo-means from inside, where Exo means from outside. So…endogenous ketones are produced when we go without food for a while, causing our insulin levels to drop, turning our bodies into a fat-burning machine as our ketones rise.

Exogenous ketones on the other hand, are introduced from the outside in the form of a supplement, such as Keto/os, or some type of pill meant to throw you into a state of ketosis.

Where it gets confusing is that eating a ketogenic diet does the same thing. reducing carbs, eating moderate protein and high fat will cause your body to burn it’s own fat, instead of sugar (like it has for our entire lives) thus putting us in a natural state of ketosis.

So why take a exogenous ketone supplement? Well, say your weight loss has stalled, or you are just getting on the keto bandwagon and you need a kickstart of sorts. Exogenous ketones will get you into that state within one hour!!

Otherwise known as ketone esters or ketone salts, exogenous ketones may also help with people experiencing “keto flu” as they transition from a high to low carb diet.

They might also help with symptoms that are debilitating as they relate to hyperinsulinemia, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and epilepsy.

You must know your own metabolic state, however, before embarking on such a diet or adding in something like exogenous ketones. People with high blood glucose levels typically do not metabolize carbohydrates well.

Going without food for these folks is hard because their endogenous ketones are slower to kick in, they feel tired and hungry because their insulin levels are so high and therefore they most likely will eat sooner and not stop until they feel good again.

Folks who are sensitive to insulin may be able to go longer without eating, so a keto diet may help them feel full, keep their glucose levels normal, and insulin under control.

I fall into the second category. Sometimes I don’t even know I’m hungry until I start eating. I don’t crave carbs or sugar anymore, and I have great energy all day long. So why am I telling you all this?

My samples of therapeutic ketones I will start tomorrow

I am considering a new supplement from a company called Pruvit, in the form of a drink you mix up and consume twice a day. My weight has increased in the last few months because I fell off the wagon a few times, so I need a jumpstart to kick me back into ketosis.

(clicking the link will take you to their website and other products)

Besides that, the exciting news for me is that due to my lack of exercise because of my knee, adding exogenous ketones to my already 80/20 keto diet should raise my energy levels and make me want to move more, which should in turn help me lose weight.

The other thing is, if I continue to eat a mostly low-carb, moderate protein, high fat diet in addition to the exogenous ketones, it won’t matter if I need a cheat day…supposedly it continues to keep you in ketosis regardless! That means in a sense that I can “have my cake and eat it too.”

Due to the fact that I have to work this afternoon, I decided to start my samples tomorrow since I don’t know yet how I’m going to feel. I don’t need scary side effects while at the daycare dealing with kiddos.

I may feel fine on the other hand, because I already eat a keto diet, hopefully my only side effect will be an increase in my energy level and maybe ridding my body of some water weight. We will see.

I will keep you all posted and if anyone else wants some information on Pruvit and what their supplements can do for you, here is the link and maybe we can try this thing together and compare notes!!

One of the pioneers of this type of supplement, Dr. Dominic D’Agostino says using exogenous ketones is in essence a hack for getting your body’s own biochemistry to optimize your metabolism to reach your full potential.

“Ketone supplementation can be used to bio-hack the metabolism for increased energy, power, and endurance.” Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

This is great news for athletes and the fitness minded. For little old me however, I’m just looking to have better mental focus, drop a few pounds, and tone my body up for bathing suit season. 🙂

Is it safe to stay on an exogenous ketone supplement? I can’t answer that question yet, but as I learn more through taking the product, consulting with my team, and studying materials as I take this journey, I hope to soon.

This may be the answer to my prayers as well as others, and I’m sure that if I have good results, I’ll want to shout it to the mountain tops. If you want to join me on my journey, or even if you want to sit back and watch me do it, I welcome all your questions, and hope you will support me in my efforts to becoming a better me!

If you want more information or want to get started yourself, here is the number to reach my coach, Melissa Thorsby if you want a better explanation of the product. (586-822-8042)

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What A Surprise!

Good morning everyone, I hope your Easter was blessed and you enjoyed time with friends, family, or both!

This morning I decided to try a blueberry recipe I found on Pinterest and what a surprise, the Lemon-berry Muffins were quite delightful, despite being made with coconut flour.

Typically in the past, I have not had the best results with coconut flour and prefer to bake with almond flour or some mixture of the two. These turned out moist, delicate, delicious! You should give them a go yourself!

Full disclosure; I use different sweeteners than she does, yet did everything else the same-somehow I came out short a few muffins, but 9 1/2 is good for me! Maybe I will share some with my dad. 🙂

I also used fresh, not frozen blueberries (alone) and it turned out fine, very juicy and semi-sweet. The sweetener sprinkled on top makes them look pretty and adds just enough sweetness to the muffins, plus I love the lemon-blueberry combo!

The recipe was from Joy Filled Eats, I use her recipes a lot!! They always turn out good and she gives the nutritional info at the end of her posts. Click the link and it will take you to her blog post and recipe. 🙂

I also always use silicone muffin liners so cleanup is easy, but I need to buy another set, because I only have 7 and this recipe makes 12 muffins (in theory). Do try these for yourself and let me know how you liked them!

Happy Monday everyone!

Small Bites For Little Appetites

Keto Mug Pancake
Keto Mug Pancake with bacon and sugar free maple syrup

Morning! I thought today I’d share some Keto snacks and/or smaller meals for when you don’t have an enormous appetite. That was me yesterday morning!

As I’ve said before, some days I’m tired of the same old egg and bacon, so I dive into Pinterest to find some inspiration. Yesterday’s recipe came from Forget Sugar Friday

It was easy to make, all the ingredients go into a coffee cup or mug, cook in the microwave for 1 minute, then just as quickly devoured! Make the “pancake”, cut in half, butter and top with a Tbs sugar-free syrup and some bacon. Voila!

Kept me full until lunch too. Clicking the above link will take you to her recipe and nutritional info. Moving on to the next quick snack/meal idea.

Salami slices with shredded cheddar cheese! Pair that with an avocado and you have yourself an easy lunch/breakfast/snack with the right amount of fat, protein, carbs, and calories!

Screen shot of my Keto tracker

Get yourself a keto macro app like Stupid Simple Diet and you can check any food for macros and track the foods you are eating a day. Trust me, it’s hard to stay on track if you don’t!

For example, one 5oz avocado has 100 calories, 13 carbs, 21.5g fat, and 2.8g protein. So I would only eat half of an avocado, like today, in my blueberry breakfast smoothie.

Quick and easy smoothie

Smoothies count as meals, especially if you have the fat of an avocado or coconut oil/cream in it. They could also be a snack if you haven’t reached your macro goals for the day.

The bulletproof coffee and the smoothie already have me past the halfway point in my daily goal, I will have to be careful with dinner to stay on track. So the next small meal idea would be a salad, maybe with some added protein, like chicken.

Eggs are good because they are naturally low carb, moderate fat, and a good source of protein…6g for a large egg. So boiled egg on a salad would also work. At my non-exercising state, my macros for the day will have to be under 1000 to have any effect on my weight.

This will be tough, but you can do it if you put your mind to it! You just need to plan the meals in advance to make it easier, that being said, I should have skipped the smoothie and gone for an egg. 🙁

Other low to no carb options are Cheddar cheese sticks, turkey sticks, keto mug bread (90 sec), sunflower butter, and raw veggies dipped in Ranch dressing. Fat bombs are a great low carb snack, my Pinterest page is full of recipes!

Don’t limit yourself, try several different combinations like boiled eggs with avocado or two pieces of keto bread with cream cheese and a fried egg. Track your macros and you might find you can eat more than you think!