Last weekend I met with my friend Ileia to discuss this Keto “white powder” she has been doing. Apparently it puts your body directly into ketosis, which is when your body uses fats for energy rather than carbs or stored glucose. On diets such as Atkins, it takes roughly 3 days of extremely low carb to get to this state.
I have always been a believer in a lower carb lifestyle. Not simply for weight loss, but I find when I follow a lower carb diet, I eat so many more veggies and so much less processed shit and sugar.
I have been doing this for about a week, and have not been as strict as I should. Alcohol is my weakness after all! When I drink an entire scoop in one sitting, it does make me a tad nausious, so I have been doing a half in the morning and a half in the evening. So far I do feel like I have a bit more energy, but nothing crazy. I purchased the one month supply and I will keep you guys posted!
It tastes amazing! The main ingredient is MCT, according to WebMD:
Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. The name refers to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure. MCTs are generally made by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in the laboratory. Usual dietary fats, by comparison, are long-chain triglycerides. People use MCTs as medicine.
MCTs are used along with usual medications for treating food absorption disorders including diarrhea, steatorrhea (fat indigestion), celiac disease, liver disease, and digestion problems due to partial surgical removal of the stomach (gastrectomy) or the intestine (short bowel syndrome).
MCTs are also used for “milky urine” (chyluria) and a rare lung condition called chylothorax. Other uses include treatment of gallbladder disease, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and seizures in children.
Athletes sometimes use MCTs for nutritional support during training, as well as for decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass.
MCTs are sometimes used as a source of fat in total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In TPN, all food is delivered intravenously (by IV). This type of feeding is necessary in people whose gastrointestinal (GI) tract is no longer working.
Intravenous MCTs are also given to prevent muscle breakdown in critically ill patients.
How does it work?
MCTs are a fat source for patients who cannot tolerate other types of fats. Researchers also think that these fats produce chemicals in the body that might help fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Will it EVER open????
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m getting really antsy waiting for the new Trader Joe’s to open. Not only do I LOVE that place, but my daughter does too. Kids get a prize when they find “Sassy,” their mascot. AKA their stuffed sasquatch animal they hide in a different location daily. It makes grocery shopping fun for them!
So close!! The new location is 2 minutes from my house. Here are a few gems I just discovered there:
So, last weekend I saw an ad for a cat show here in town where they have all kinds of exotic house cats! I’m not a huge cat lady or anything, but my daughter loves kitties so I thought we would check it out!
We seriously saw the cutest cats! Makenna ALMOST had me talked into adopting one, but I’m still a tad on the fence about it. I mean, I want her to have a childhood pet, but pets are a lot of responsibility, so I want to make sure she’s ready to take on that responsibility and help with feeding and cleaning, and most importantly helping with the litterbox ewww.
This baby was HUGE! Probably the biggest cat I’ve seen!
He looks evil, but I like that!
Some words of inspiration for your weekend:
Have a great weekend everyone! Peace & Love, Sami ❤