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?
- 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’.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Arthritis, colitis, or any other ‘–itis’
- 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.
- Lower insulin levels which means less chance of diabetes
- Lower cholesterol levels which is good if you want to avoid having a stroke or heart attack.
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.