Taste Test: Adapt Bars and Coffee Shots

The only truly keto-friendly protein bar on the market is from Adapt Your Life, Dr. Eric Westman’s company. Low-carb (2 grams), moderate protein (5 grams), and high-fat (8 grams), these tasty little morsels give keto dieters an on-the-go option for a quick snack or the occasional dessert-like treat. The Coffee Shots are designed to be a convenient travel option for making Bulletproof-style coffee, with coconut oil, MCT oil, and butter, sweetened with just a touch of stevia.

On this episode of keto chat, Mikayla and Carole sample:

  • Cookies and Cream Adapt Bar
  • Lemon Cheesecake Adapt Bar
  • Chocolate Adapt Bar
  • Vanilla Coffee Shot
  • Hazelnut Coffee Shot

Have you tried any of the Adapt Your Life products?

Which is your favorite?

Adapt Bars

 

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Mikayla is powered by ketones for college performance

Keto Chat Episode 16 is with my intern, Mikayla. She is an undergrad at Seattle University and nearly finished with her bachelor of science degree in sports and exercise science.

What we talk about:

  • How she originally found keto
  • What it was like starting a ketogenic diet while in college in San Diego
  • What health improvements she’s experienced
  • Who else she’s converted to keto and their motivation to keep going for long-term health
  • Her keto struggles and tips for navigating them
  • What she plans to do after graduation

What health improvements have you notice on keto?

Taste Test: Heavy Whipping Cream

The Hypnotic Nutrition taste testers are back again sampling some very high fat, heavy whipping cream. Along with Carole and Mikayla, this time we also have guest taste tester Daniel Andras, Registered Dietitian and self-proclaimed “fat snob”. Did we all agree on our favorite and least favorite?

The heavy cream and heavy whipping cream we tasted:

Darigold 36% Heavy Whipping Cream – about $3.29 for a pint

Trader Joe’s Organic Heavy Whipping Cream – $3.99 for a pint

Twin Brook Heavy Cream – $3.49 for a pint (plus $1.95 deposit for glass jar)

Pure Eire Organic Heavy Cream – $3.49 for 1/2 pint

What we talk about in the video:

  • Carrageenan vs. Gellan gum
  • Grass-fed nutrition benefits
  • Holstein vs. Jersey cow milk
  • Pasteurized vs. raw milk and the benefits of each
  • Benefits of buying milk in glass containers vs. cartons
  • Homogenized vs. non homogenized milk products
  • A1 casein vs. A2 casein and how one might be better for dairy sensitivities
  • The breakdown of fat content of whole milk, cream, heavy cream, and heavy whipping cream

What are you hungry for us to taste next?

Let us know in the comments below.

 


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Moving away from a vegetarian diet transformed Randy Webb’s health

Keto Chat Episode 14 is with Randy Webb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. Randy was my counseling internship supervisor when I was completing my graduate degree in 2012, and at that time, he was a vegetarian. When I went to visit Phoenix in March 2016, I was excited to talk to Randy about a couple of  the therapies he’s passionate about. But then I discovered that he had a big surprise for me regarding his diet!

What we talk about:

  • Randy’s surprise development of metabolic syndrome, fatigue, sleep trouble, and kidney issues when he was eating, what he thought was, a health diet.
  • His journey from a low-fat, high carb, vegetarian diet to a lower carb, omnivorous diet
  • Who inspired Randy to look at his diet and give up oatmeal and consider eating sardines for breakfast
  • What health improvements he’s seen since changing his diet
  • Which dietary change had the biggest impact on his health markers
  • How Randy became interested in hypnotherapy
  • How trauma can lead to mindless eating, emotional eating, or stress eating and what can be done about it
  • How EMDR therapy empowers a person to build their own internal resources for health and well-being as opposed to other talk therapy that focuses on identifying and changing what is “wrong” with a person

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A higher fat diet helped his Olympic performance

For my Keto Chat Episode 13, I sat down with John DePalma, instructor at Seattle University and physical therapist, and discovered his very interesting journey of learning to listen to his body for healing and optimal diet.

Take a listen as John shares some very interesting stories:

  • Qualifying for Olympic long-distance kayak racing team
  • How he discovered that eating a higher fat diet optimized his athletic performance
  • His stint volunteering with the Jesuits in social ministry
  • What he ate while living in France and how it changed his blood lipids
  • How he used fasting, followed by a lower-carb and higher-fat diet, to change blood lipids
  • His tips for listening to your body for what to eat and how to move (exercise)
  • And so much more.

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Butter Taste Test Keto Chat Episode 12

Nutritionist Carole Freeman gets together with her intern Mikayla and Jim Kellner, Hypnotist and Comedian, to taste test 4 different kinds of butter and share their favorite ways to incorporate butter into their daily meals.

What do we talk about in this video?

  • Does grass-fed Kerrygold butter live up to the hype?
  • Which butter tastes like butter-flavored butter?
  • Why is some butter salted and other butter not salted?
  • What is CLA and why have people been duped into spending money on it?
  • And don’t miss Jim’s secret for dropping 10 more pounds in the last month.

What is your favorite way to eat butter? Have you ever eaten butter on cheese?


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11 Months Keto Update, MCT oil experiment, and carb up opinion

I’m trying out a new format this month for my ketogenic diet update – video!


If you are new to this series, you can catch up on all my monthly updates: Month 1, Month 2, Month 3, Month 4, Month 5, Month 6, Month 7, Month 8, Month 9, Month 10


What do I talk about in my 11 month update?

  • My weight
  • What I’m eating
  • Update on dairy-free: will I continue dairy free?
  • Hair regrowth: does hair loss mean keto is bad for my thyroid?
  • Ketone blood strips: Have I been doing keto wrong all this time?
  • MCT oil vs. coconut oil: which is better in coffee for ketosis?
  • Why do some people get hungry after drinking Bulletproof coffee?
  • My opinions on carb ups (spoiler alert: don’t do it!)
  • Continuing health issues after car accident: leg pain and central apnea

Here is the Keto Talk with Jimmy Moore and Doc Nally, that I reference, where they talk about carb ups being unnecessary for women.


Are you struggling with your keto diet? Or maybe you’re ready to try it out for the first time? Check out my 90-Day Keto Diet Challenge Program. I give you easy formulas to meet your macros, weekly live webinars with me, menus and shopping lists, plus group support.

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Keto Chat: Jim Kellner shares how hypnosis helped him lose weight on a low carb approach

While I was in Phoenix, Arizona a few weeks ago, I sat down with Jim Kellner in his office to chat about how hypnosis can help change habits to support weight loss. Jim is a hypnotherapist and comedian, and as it turned out, Jim had used hypnosis himself to lose weight on a low carb, nearly ketogenic diet.

Watch and listen as we have fun chatting about how stage hypnosis differs from hypnotherapy for optimal performance.

And stick around until the end where Jim hypnotizes me! Do I quack like a duck or bark like a dog? Or do I make Jim a pie?

Speaking of pie, here is my Keto Chocolate Cream Pie recipe that we talk about in the video.

For more info about Jim Kellner, go here.


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Keto Chat: Bacon Buffet Taste Test

The Keto Chat crew is back with another taste test for you. It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it: taste all the bacon! In this episode, we taste 6 different kinds of bacon – from high-end, sugar-free paleo bacon to good ol’ Oscar Mayer bacon, plus a bargain bacon that I picked up while shopping and a couple of others. Which one stands out above the rest? Which one falls so flat (literally falling on the floor) that even my cats won’t touch it?

What would you like to see us taste-test next?


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Keto Chat: Mayo up! Mayonnaise Taste Test

Have you been eyeing all those fancy, schmancy, gourmet mayo jars at the store or online and wondering, are they really worth the price?

We taste tested 3 popular mayos for you. Yes, three keto, fat-adapted people eating mayo straight out of the jar, with a spoon, in order to give you all the details on the appearance, texture, mouthfeel, and flavors, plus our overall rating. Find out which ones are worth the price.

Mayonnaises Tested:

Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Mayonnaise

Price: $3.99 (purchased from Whole Foods Market, March 24, 2016)

Ingredients: Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Whole Eggs, Filtered Water, Egg Yolks, Distilled Vinegar, White Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Clove), Salt, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor.

Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise, Classic

Price: $5.99 (purchased from Whole Foods Market, March 24, 2016)

Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Egg Yolks, Water, Lemon Juice, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Organic Sugar, Mustard Flour, Black Pepper, Citric Acid.

Primal Kitchen Mayo, real Mayonnaise made with Avocado Oil

Price: $9.99 (purchased from Whole Foods Market, March 24, 2016)

Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Organic Cage-Free Eggs, Organic Egg Yolks, Organic Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.

Primal Kitchen 15% off code: GROK15


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