Huh, avocado oil. I’ve done Keto Chow with only Avocado Oil in the past, and it tends to fill me with apprehension and a little dread… until I start doing it and then it’s not such a big deal. Yesterday (Saturday, March 2) was my first day using only Avocado Oil for all my fat during this experiment. I actually had a few meals of Keto Chow already mixed up with heavy cream that still needed to get eaten, my kids were happy to take care of those =). I mixed up two Chocolate and one Chocolate Mint with 60ml each of Avocado Oil, took one for breakfast as we drove the 40 minutes to Salt Lake. Honestly, it really was just fine – I was all worried for nothing. It’s not Chocolate with Heavy Cream, but it was still quite tasty with a much stronger chocolate flavor. When we got home I grabbed out the Chocolate Mint, set it on the counter, and proceeded to not drink it for about 30 minutes. It was a combination of several factors: I wasn’t terribly hungry from drinking one at 9 am, and I was a little bit not wanting to drink it (again, not heavy cream and amazingly delicious beyond reason). I did finally drink it and the Chocolate Mint was indeed quite tasty, finished it with no problem.
Miriam suggested we go to dinner with my parents on Saturday night. As is my thing to do during the 100-day experiment, my plan was to get something to drink and enjoy the conversation. That wasn’t an issue at all because, once again, I was not remotely hungry. Dinner was fine, Miriam got steak and shrimp with “loaded broccoli” (broccoli with cheese, bacon, sour cream, and butter – it’s a loaded baked potato without the potato), I got Coke Zero with lemon and lime. The “Keto Police” will get all crazy about the Coke Zero and aspartame but frankly, I don’t care about the keto police and I’ve demonstrated with a continuous glucose monitor and blood ketone meter in the past that my physiology has absolutely no problem whatsoever with Aspartame, AceK, Sucralose, Erythritol, Allulose, or Sorbitol. So the Keto Police can stick it up their ears =P
Anyhow, got home and I warmed up my Chocolate Keto Chow with Avocado Oil in the microwave in a giant mug that can hold about 14 ounces (I do half, then the other half). Wow, that’s really good! Like almost as good as warm Chocolate Keto Chow with Heavy Cream. And again, I’m seriously full.
The big take away is that on Friday with 3 meals of Keto Chow using 100ml each of Heavy Cream I ended up with 1612 calories and 10.0g of net carbs (31.4 total carbs for the Keto Police).
On Saturday with two Chocolate and one Chocolate Mint (the cocoa powder adds more carbs compared to many of the non-chocolate flavors), I ended up with 1892 calories for the day and 4.0 net carbs (25.0 total for the keto police).
Today I’m doing Orange Cream, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Chocolate Toffee; all with 60ml of avocado oil in each meal. According to Cron-o-meter, I will finish the day with 1874 calories and, get this: 1.7g of net carbohydrates for the entire day (23.1g of total carbs for the keto police). That be crazy!