A Skeptic’s Guide to Ketones, the new supplement on the block.

key-tones? what?

I WILL PREFACE THIS REVIEW WITH THE DISCLAIMER THAT I AM NOT BEING PAID TO WRITE THIS  POST, NOR AM I A PHYSICIAN OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS A CONGLOMERATION OF MY OWN OPINIONS AND FINDINGS FROM TRYING THESE NEW KETONE//OS THINGS.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE STARTING ANY SUPPLEMENTS.

Let’s get started!


You know when you find these people that vibrate at such a high frequency (SHOUT OUT TO Jen Sincero ‘You are a Badass’ for that phrase) that you just need some of what ‘they’re on’?  That was Katie Rollins for me.  I just had to get my hands on this stuff that was changing her life and making her sleep better and focus more and hey also lose those extra annoying, lingering, pounds.  (Plus the fact that she is hysterical and I’m mad we moved because I think we could be besties lol!) Here I am 2 months later, drinking the Ketone Kool-aid and loving life. Sleeping better, focusing with less caffeine, and eating more bacon. YUM.

sorcery ketone

The very simplified version of these ketones are that they biohack your body into burning fat for fuel. If you already follow a Keto diet, get ready for even more efficiency, and less stressing over following the ‘rules’ 100%. Live yo life!

Watch this video.

Read some FAQs.

I’ve had people ask me about the correlation between diabetics and ketones in their urine.  This can clear all that up for you :).  Click here.

Watch a Nurse Practitioner’s testimonial and talk ‘shop’ about all of it here.

KetoU: All your questions answered!

Knowledge is power, people.


Now let’s jump into some background information on why I thought this was a great idea for me to try.  I have done a few rounds of the 21 Day Sugar Detox (read about that here) and LOVED how low sugar high fat nutrition plan helped me think more clearly and shed some ‘fluff’ as I like to call it. Seriously, the results I experienced cutting out sugar and enjoying all the whole foods AND all the avocados and bacon that would fit was fantastic!  21DSD was a LOT of work (manageable if planned appropriately of course),  and when I watched the campfire pruvit video, that was all I could think about was how much my body actually liked and benefitted from fat as fuel, and this would make it more efficient for me to stay on the diet my body liked so much.  Fat IS your friend.  Sugar is not. Plain and simple. And if you haven’t broken up with gluten yet, I’m saying it– it’s time! I’m embarrassed to now say that my ‘hatred’ for all of Paula Dean’s usage of butter is now invalid.  Unsalted Kerrygold butter for the win, friends!

butter

I snagged a trial pack sampler, since I’m a skeptic by nature… tried it for 5 days and they are so easy to add to your routine.  Mix with water, milk, heavy cream (gasp! yes this is ok! remember, full fat, organic is good!), etc — be creative! Started noticing how much more energy I had right away, slept better (say bye by insomnia!), and was burning more calories in my workouts than I had been in months.   And the best part? My ADHD was being maintained too by clearer thinking and an unfoggy head.  WINNING!

Now, I do want to point out, within those first 5 days I was taking 1/2 a pack to help my system get used to everything ‘new’.  I did notice I was a smidge bloated for the first few days, but then flatter tummy was right around the corner! When your clothes fit just a little more loosely it’s such a confidence booster! And you know I’m all about boosting confidence and lifting others up!

So, maybe after reading my review, the FAQs, watching the videos, you still have some questions. I have some contacts you can reach out to if you’d like them, let me know (want samples? fill out the sample request form below and someone will be in touch)!   It may or may not be for you, but I do think I have finally found *my* supplement.

Now, if the mailman could deliver my Swiss Cacao so I could add it to my coffee ASAP that would be fab! Bulletproof ketone coffee, here I come!

*parks herself in front of the window to watch for the mailman*

…Stay tuned for flavor reviews as I try them! 🙂

xoxo,

Sydney


**Update: Including Flavor Reviews, preference indicated with stars**

Orange Cream ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Orange ‘Dream’? A smidge bitter but not bad just mixed with water! When I tried this packet, I took half in the morning ASAP when I woke up, and half after lunch.

Chocolate Swirl ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’ve heard Chocolate Swirl is a great option for those with digestive issues (always check with your doctor of course!) as they have pre- and pro- biotics in them.  This one was real sweet and much more bitter than the Orange Cream, which makes sense as ketones are bitter by nature and this flavor has more than the orange cream.  I had to mix this with milk/heavy cream to be able to take it. Not too bad, but not my favorite.

Maui Max ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Oh baby! Kool Aid! Seriously tastes like red Kool Aid to me, or even how jello smells when you just added the cold water to the mix. This was great mixed in water, mixed with heavy cream, or even La Croix!  **Note, when I added heavy cream, it was about 2ish tablespoons that I whipped with the ketones, then added some sort of water/sparkling water for more of a drinky drink.  Max is the sports drink version of the Ketones and has the most ketones of any packet in the line.

Swiss Cacao ⭐️⭐️

Much more bitter than the Chocolate Swirl. Mix with heavy cream and water or ice cubes for a ‘milkshake’ consistency.  I found when I added it to my hot coffee (as I mentioned above) it accentuated the bitter of the ketones, still learning here 🙂

Kreme

I cannot wait to try this! MCT oils! I heard it’s like bulletproof coffee in a packet! No ketones in this.

Raspberry Lemonade

I also heard rumors this is coming as well. If so, this sounds right up my alley since I’m digging the fruit flavored ones!

Meal Prep Recipes Coming Soon!

Ya’ll asked and I’m delivering! Everyone has asked for help with meal prepping, recipes, how to do the thing, etc, so here we go! I’ll be posting each recipe I make as its own separate post.  You can always return to the top banner and click ‘Meal Prep’ to see all of them.

Meal Prep Basics:

Let’s get started on some basics.  Meal prepping isn’t rocket science and it’s definitely not brain surgery, but it does take a little planning.  Oh boy… planning… That’s what I’m here for.

First, you’ll need some containers.  The OCD in me requires all the containers to be the same size so the stack and store well whether in the refrigerator/freezer, or in the cabinet. If you aren’t as neurotic as I am, any freezer and microwave safe containers will do.  I found the ones we use at BJ’s Wholesale Club, but Amazon also has a ton of great options (like these).  Make sure you get enough for as many meals as you’ll be preparing. 🙂

Second, if you’re a planner freak like me, I LOVE my Erin Condren Meal Planning planner insert.  I write on it with a Vis-a-Vis marker (you know like for the overhead projectors!).  I plan out the different meals I will mass prep and on the back I create my shopping list. Get yours here.

Third, consider downloading the app Flipp.  This is where I scour the circulars for the best deals on the items on my list.  This app has saved me so much money and I love how everything is in one place!

I usually choose 3 different lunch/dinner meals to prep and a breakfast for 2 adults for the week.  Whatever we don’t eat, we toss in the freezer.

Now that we have the 3 most important things out in the open, make sure to subscribe to my email list and share this post with your friends so ya’ll never miss out on a meal prep update.  Start thinking about some meals you LOVE! and let’s get to prepping!  Hit me with all your questions and your favorite meals and I’ll help you mass prep!!

xoxo,

Syd

ADD/ADHD & Paleo

As time goes by and our diet gets more Paleo and we try new diet modifications, I’m getting more and more interested in natural cures to diseases/ailments/etc.  Let’s face it… Any unnatural, processed, refined additive in food is bad news bears for us to ingest.  Some peoples’ systems may be stronger than others’ and be able to appear to function regularly, but others are not so lucky. Recently, I’ve decided to research into natural remedies for some of my own medical issues/ailments: ADHD-inattentive, and urticaria (cause of which is still unknown).  I figure since I exploited John’s weakness (Crohn’s), it’s time to share mine as well… Continue reading “ADD/ADHD & Paleo”

21DSD: Day 10

Day 10 is here!!!

What does day 10 bring? Excitement of being almost halfway there! Determination to keep going. And motivation to get $h*t (like menu planning, weekly specials browsing, and meal prepping, or even literally anything else) done!  Continue reading “21DSD: Day 10”