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Keto-OS 1 year on…

Just over a year ago a friend and fellow soldier in the war against obesity and other preventable lifestyle conditions introduced me to Keto-OS, as always I tried it with an open mind and an honest experiment.

It worked very well in terms both performance and aesthetics (see previous blog posts), which I always like, as my ageing body and fragile ego isn’t ready to start getting slower, sorer and softer – Cue: Suck in tummy and sit up tall.

What I like about Keto-OS?

  1. You can lose body-fat and still have a life

While our bodies/Liver create Ketones naturally from a strict diet of high fat and very low carbs, the ketogenic diet it is not at all social and very hard to sustain for a long period of time. However by drinking the exogenous ketones you don’t have to be so strict, which works out well if you have what scientists’ call ‘a life’.

  1.  It is not available from wholefoods

Unlike protein powders, that are usually just milk broken down into a powder form with a sweetener added, you can’t actually consume ketones from any food source.

  1. It’s Free!

As this is still a relatively new company the main way they are getting the word out there is to give their product away for free. You only pay shipping! All you have to do is introduce 2 people who enrol as a customer and commit to monthly smartship, and you receive your monthly smartship FREE, as long as they continue to order.
More info: http://bit.ly/Free-Keto-OS-for-Customers

This type of marketing saves huge amounts of money on shop fronts, rent, staff etc. to highlight this the average protein powder has a 700% mark up, whereas Keto-OS has a 40% mark up. All you need is your own website name (URL) which you can individualise as shown below. If you want anymore info on this PM me and i’ll send you a video I’ve made.

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Who has gotten results and who hasn’t?

After a year of trialling it on myself as well as 55 clients, friends and family, as well as reading and hearing about the millions of others that have tried it, here are my observations:

Who it works best for:

  1. People that exercise regularly.

A bit of a no-brainer but there are millions of people that still expect to take a supplement, sit on the couch, drink excessive booze, eat junk food and are genuinely shocked when they don’t lose 1kg/week.

  1. People that increase their fats and decrease their carbohydrates.

This is the crux of a ketogenic diet, and many other diets too (I Quit Sugar, Paleo). In short, whenever you decrease your alcohol, sugar and refined and starchy carbohydrates intake you will lose weight, the problem is this is what most people’s diet is made up of, particularly the carbohydrates (Breakfast cereals, almost all breads, pasta, etc.).

Keto-OS will decrease the cravings for these foods, BUT it helps if you start replacing the carbs with higher fat foods such as avocados, raw nuts, unprocessed meats, coconut products, click on image below for a clearer view.

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  1. People who take it consistently

Just like people drink a coffee everyday for that morning kick, drinking Keto-OS is similar to caffeine in that it’s effects peak around 30-60 mins after you consume it and has a half-life for around 3-5 hours. For the days where you don’t exercise I have observed that it is most beneficially when consuming it just as the carb/sugar cravings kick in which is around 10am and again around the 2-3pm mark.

In conclusion, when you combine a healthy amount of exercise and cut down (not out) the sugar and carbs the weight loss results come faster.

What else does it do?

As being in a state of Ketosis is more than just about changing you from a sugar-burner into a fat-burner, it also helps with ALL other inflammatory reactions that include:

  1. Arthritis, colitis, or any other ‘–itis’
  2. Decreases muscle inflammation, which is why Cross-fitters love it so they can train hard twice a hard with less muscle inflammation. Forget about 2 sessions a day, I found turning 40 increased my inflammation.
  3. Lower insulin levels which means less chance of diabetes
  4. Lower cholesterol levels which is good if you want to avoid having a stroke or heart attack.

Summary Points

In summary, using ketones as fuel instead of sugar helps you to stop craving sugar and carbs which is the foundation to losing weight, longer term helps prevent inflammatory conditions arising and just helps your body and brain function better. I am continuing to use it and promote it to all those people who are ready to take both health and performance to the next level.

Thanks to everyone that has tried it I hope you too are feeling and seeing the benefits.

A Fat Loss Supplement that actually works


There are many weight loss methods, but at the end of the day, we are all emotional beings and are likely to eat whatever makes us feel good at the time and possibly regret it later.

A big part of my job (and passion) is to find the easiest and most effective products and methods for health and weight loss. This year at the FILEX convention, the latest technology that got everyone excited was the mobile DEXA scans or body fat scanning machines.

In April, my DEXA scan revealed a body fat percentage of 23%! Too much for a health professional who specializes in weight loss.

Despite maintaining a disciplined diet and exercise regime, I found myself gradually getting slower, stiffer and fatter. Was this the middle aged spread everyone talks about?

When a fellow health practitioner approached me with the Keto-OS supplement, I was hesitant as I already practice so many healthy habits and take supplements, but I was soon to discover that this supplement works on a completely different level to anything else out there.

‘Keto-OS’ puts you into Ketosis. Simply put, it changes you from a ‘sugar-burner’ to a ‘fat-burner’.

Here it is important to state that I did not force any dietary changes or do anymore than my normal 4-5 workouts/week. I have always been sceptical of dietary fads and tricks that supposedly allow you to drop weight quickly and safely. My preference has always been enhanced health and weight loss through good nutrition and wholesome, organic foods. However, this supplement – created has proven to be the exception.

After a couple of weeks of taking Keto-OS, I noticed that I even stopped craving the spelt pumpkin seed sourdough bread I frequently enjoyed, my gluten-free buns were left on the plate and I no longer needed my morning green bar (green vegetables & honey)…never thought I’d farewell these from my diet!

After around 5 weeks, I just didn’t feel like eating as much food, and to me, food is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

How it works:

When your body is in ketosis, you crave and eat less sugar and starchy carbs, particularly grains and you naturally crave healthy fats. Keto-OS puts your body into ketosis faster and more easily than reaching ketosis through diet and exercise alone.

Reasons to love Keto-OS:

Since taking Keto-OS, I have more energy for work, training and my ever-demanding kids (Bless them). With another baby soon to join our family, I know I’m going to need these elevated energy levels even more. I’m also less stiff and sore after heavy exercise and I have no feelings of dietary deprivation.

This last point is huge, no one wants to ever feel deprived. And feelings of deprivation are the core of why most diets don’t work and are not sustainable past the 2-week mark.

Unlike other diets or cleanses, with Keto-OS you don’t have give up anything! You simply mix the supplement with water in the morning after breakfast or before training and eat how you normally would. Gradually your body will tell you what it wants.

Drawbacks of this product:

  • Time and shipping:

It takes 4-5 days to get here from the US and the shipping costs around $AU30.

  • Taste:

For a couple of my clients, the taste was too sweet; personally I loved it. You can mix things such as raspberries to the orange or more cacao to the chocolate powder to squash the sweetness.

Flavours available are chocolate, orange, creme, swiss cacao (real chocolate), Maui punch, Raspberry Lemonade or Grape.


People like how they feel on Keto-OS:

All of my clients that bought a first box have since purchased a second, third or fourth.

If you measure weight loss according to a number on the scales, with Keto-OS your weight loss on the scales isn’t as fast as everyone likes to see. What is important to note is that this is a FAT LOSS supplement and by becoming a sugar-burner rather than a fat-burner, you will lose fat and gain muscle. This is why I recommend getting a DEXA scan that measure fat loss and muscle gain rather than measuring your progress by the bathroom scales that simply display your overall weight. If you’re not up for a scan, notice how your clothes fit, or better yet, use my own personal favourite measure of change – before and after selfies.

The bottom line is people are going to eat and drink whatever they feel like at the time. With this supplement, you will feel like less caffeine, sugar, starchy carbs and will feel like more healthy fats and you will also feel like eating less food overall.

More info. here: https://fitrev.shopketo.com/au


How to win the war on weight loss in Winter


During the week I attended yet another presentation on the Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet (LCHF), held at the University of Sydney, Camperdown.

The 4-hour presentation included scientists, researchers, elite coaches and even a dietician (shock horror). Their presentations were on the long-term findings when both elite athletes and everyday people were placed on the LCHF diet.

To save you the technical mumbo jumbo and boring you with all the studies, here are the main findings.

How Carbs lead to weight gain

  1. Large amounts of Insulin are produced in response to alcohol, sugar and starches entering your bloodstream.
  1. Insulin is produced by your pancreas and is a fat storing hormone.
  1. When you restrict the amount of sugar and starches that you eat, the levels of sugar in your blood begins to stabilise and your need for insulin to remove the sugar from your blood decreases.
  1. Once your insulin levels decrease your body begins to burn your stored fat supplies. This results in longer lasting energy and less fat stored on your body, particularly around your waist.

For many people this news is nothing new, however the next few points will help prevent you putting on that ‘Winter coat’ (nicer way of saying ‘Weight gain’) during the colder months.

Use Fat to make you thin

  1. Due to longer nights and shorter days most people eat themselves awake during Winter with warming comfort foods such as: Toast or croissants with melted cheese, hot chocolate, hot chips and so on. These, and many other Winter-warming foods cause insulin spikes and weight gain.
  1. By adding a good quality cream (such as the ones pictured above) you can squash your carbohydrate cravings dead in their tracks.
  1. Find a good-quality unhomogenised cream or Crème fraîche at your local farmers market or health food store. DO NOT use the standard supermarket creams that contain: Vegetable gums, skim milk, milk solids, maltodextrin, emulsifiers, stabilisers or numbers such as 415 or 407.

Where to use the cream

  1. Cream, or ideally Double cream can be added to certain soups, sauces and stews, I also LOVE it in my coffee.
  1. Crème Fraîche (which translates to ‘Fresh cream’) goes really well in place of yoghurt, sour cream, or even mayonnaise in most recipes.

        Why use Cream

Good quality fats from cream used in your coffee, meals or snacks has a multitude of benefits, including:

  1. Preventing an insulin spike from the caffeine or starchy pumpkin soup, thus improving weight loss.
  1. Adding loads of vital nutrients including the Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E & K to help  your bones get strong and your skin stay elastic and healthy.
  1. Most importantly these delicious fats add loads of flavour and joy to your diet as well as keep big appetites (like mine) satisfied for hours without ANY carbohydrate cravings.

By learning a few fundamental truths about how the human body really functions, and not what you’ve been subconsciously programmed to believe by the food manufacturers and unethical diet programs, you can start using knowledge, instead of unreliable willpower to keep you lean and healthy for the rest of your life.

This means you can stop obsessing with counting calories, worrying about portion control and make food your BEST friend again, not your worst enemy.

About Tim Pittorino

I’ve been training and nutritional coaching for 20 years and over this time I’ve collected the highest nutrition qualifications from industry leaders Paul Chek, Charles Poliquin and Reed Davis. I’ve coached high profile people like Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, and Ms. Universe contestant Jesinta Campbell. Most importantly I’ve helped thousands of everyday people get healthier and lose weight without deprivation through the BBB system. And now you can have all my secrets to a lean, energized and healthy body.