One month of Keto OS
Hi I decided to finally share with you my first weeks of progress with the product Keto OS.
Here are some things you should know:
- I am on a Keto Paleo diet (except the last week as I have been in Italy and ate cheese!)
- My carbs are around 40 to 50 gr per day whole carb
- I am using Keto OS for weight loss and energy.
- I was unable to lose weight for 3 months on keto – low energy and adrenal fatigue – constant hunger despite around 30gr of carbs a day.
- I started out at about 143 pounds. Went down to 133 in about 3 weeks.
- 3 weeks later (I have no scale available at this moment) I am now full 2 sizes smaller!
- During these last 3 weeks I have been on the road traveling most of the time, so eating out a lot.
- I have been taking the Keto OS all along except a 4 days break during a retreat.
- I take 2 scoops a day, I like to take my Keto OS in about 16 ounces of water, and sip on it during about an hour. (That minimizes the loss of ketones through the urine!!)
- If you are interested in trying the product you can buy a sample here: http://thenourishedcaveman.pruvitnow.com
Here below is my progress report as I posted in my Fb group Keto Paleo
Ok I will post my progress here to share with you guys. Between my hectic work schedule and my stressed adrenals, I gained 8 pounds in the last 3 months. I want it gone!
So i decided to try Keto-os to help. (I have been to busy and tired and even eating perfectly did not help my ketosis or weight loss! )
So here is my starting photo 2 days ago and me today 2 pounds down. (see photo above)
Ok progress so far- Day 3 of keto OS. Started at 141 today down to 138.2.
I could not resist eating a ripe fig from my tree this morning, so kinda messed up my day hunger wise, as that usually would make me ravenous!
I did take my keto OS around 10am and was not hungry until lunch now at 12.30pm. No other breakfast except the fig. Plan to do yoga today but otherwise working on the computer!
So this morning I am up a pound and feeling like a bag full of water.
Ok here a confession is due: yesterday after the fig I also had two peaches from my tree. (Should not have planted so many fruit trees!!)
For the rest of the day my blood sugar was elevated, around a hundred. And I was hungrier than the day before. For some people fruit is really a no no and I am one of those.
Took two doses of Keto OS yesterday but my ketones only reached 0.8 mmol.
When something kicks you right out of ketois you are usually sensitive to it, in my case fructose is one of these foods.
Today I will stay within my regular keto foods and under 50 grams of carbs.
Lets see what happens!
Thats how any healing journey proceeds… two steps forward one step back. Sometimes we put the unrealistic expectations on ourselves and that just set us up for failure. Consistence and persistence are two key elements here.
I discovered something very interesting. When my cortisol is up then I cannot sleep right and I end up waking up very bloated and retaining water like 2 days ago when I went up a pound. Yesterday I didn’t have time to weigh myself. But today I am down to 138 and fit in my old shorts which I keep as a measure of my progress. So weight loss and cortisol patterns are of course closely related but it’s a whole different thing to see it on your own body which such clarity.
Now is KetoOS helping me? So far I really gotta say yes and this is how:
– no hunger which for me is a really big deal being insulin resistant and I’m always hungry.
– more energy and that is also a big deal when you have tired adrenals and low thyroid.
So other I am happy with the progress it’s not even been a week but I’m seeing good results.
Progress report for Monday:
Another lesson learned, ( I mean I knew it but it really came to my awareness now) – when eating a big dinner too late, and my body does not have time to fully digest before laying down, I do not fall asleep easily no matter how tired I am, plus do not sleep well at all. We already know the results of that: waking up puffy and bloated. Although this morning the weight was stable at 138, so I assume I must have slimmed down a bit!
I do feel my clothes fitting really good and the love handles are shrinking yay!!!
Btw yesterday I did a lot of really intense manual labor (we cleaned the duck pond yikes!) and I sipped on my Ketone drink all day instead of taking it all at once ( I take 2 portions a day).
I had great energy and stamina all day and today I am not even very sore. Brian the CEO pf Pruvit had mentioned to me that the Keto os makes a great sports recovery drink, and I think it does work!
Oh and this morning I woke up a bit tired, as yesterday was a very hard day, but still have ok energy and a good mood
Ok sorry for the stupid pose but wanted to show you the muscle definition starting to improve!
Day 7: weight stable at 138. Waist down a 1/4 inch more. I worked really hard in the last 2 days cleaning ou pond. Very hard physical labor.
Had more energy and recovered faster.
Not so sore as expected.
Had no time to measure ketones or blood sugars.
My progress report for today Thursday:
My weight is stable even though I was not feeling very good yesterday I think I got a mild heatstroke from working in the sun all day moving rocks and carrying buckets. Was a great workout but I think I overdid it a bit. That’s what happens when suddenly you have too much energy and I think it was definitely Keto OS doing that.
I will not be posting progress reports now until Monday as I will be out of town for my birthday and I will suspend all tracking and supplementation. Will take inventory of the damage on Monday!
Ps a girl needs a break sometimes right?!
Down to 134.4. I stopped keto os for 3 days then picked it back up.
Down a total 9 lb now in 3 weeks.
Here are some very important considerations: I have been doing a ketogenic calorie restricted diet. I I can attribute most of my weight loss to that, undoubtedly Keto OS has been helping by reducing my appetite completely eliminating cravings an increasing my ketosis.
It also helps in maintaining my energy stable and at the good level. In my experience it was better to take 2 doses one person in the morning and 1 in the afternoon put them in a big glass of water and sip on them slowly during a total of about an hour so that I supply a steady stream of ketones to my body. So far I am pleased with the product I don’t think it is a magic bullet but I think it will have great benefits in the proper context. At this point I would not recommend using Keto OS with a high carb diet.
Quick update. So I went out for dinner last night, and had a bigger portion (chicken cesar salad, and some roasted brussels sprouts) and also had 1 glass of champagne to celebrate with a friend. Well this morning up 2 pounds!!
You have seen my weight go up and down a pound or two in the last 2 weeks, almost every day.
That is very clearly only water retention weight, due to extra cortisol, no sleep, extra carbs or a glass of booze.
The trend though has been steady down, starting at 143 and touching lowest at 133 yesterday.
I am pleased with the experiment and consider it a success. Would ideally like to reach 130, so let’s see what happens after I get to Italy on Tuesday!!
This is my KetoOS progress so far: 12 pounds down in 3 1/2 weeks. I take 2 scoops or packets a day, usually one first thing in the morning and one mid afternoon. Sometimes i break my dose into two smaller ones. I put it in a big glass of water and sip on it during about an hour so I don’t get a big rush of ketones into my body ready steady stream less get wasted and washed out in my urine.
Please note that today’s photo was taken after a 24 hour airplane journey where i am usually super tired and bloated. I still have some belly fat to shed, but being a 47 year old woman, that is mostly hormone related. The journey has just begun, so stay posted for more progress!! – After I come back from vacation 😉
- If you are interested in trying the product you can buy it here: http://thenourishedcaveman.pruvitnow.com
Ketosis, carb reduction, thyroid and adrenals!
One final consideration I would like to make about a specific benefit of this product. (And I suspect I will expand on this much further in the future!)
When you have adrenal and thyroid issues, it is fully ok to start a ketogenic diet with very restricted carbohydrates, to properly keto adapt. But when you have adrenal fatigue and/or thyroid imbalances it is not advisable to continue on such a low level, like around 20gr of whole carbs a day.
Most people manage to stay in a low level of ketosis when they finally raise the carbs to about 50 to 60 grams per day (either net or whole) but will not reach a high level of blood ketones in mmol.
I found Keto OS to be a great answer to the conundrum between reconciling the benefits of ketosis with the needs of a thyroid or adrenals condition!!
It is a fine and delicate balance and using Keto OS will help maximize the benefits of both efforts.
IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing Adrenal fatigue or thyroid imbalances I recommend working with a professional, adding Keto OS to your diet alone will not be enough to resolve the problems!