Are Quest Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Quest Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Quest protein bars.

I think ketogenic dieters naturally gravitate towards protein bars looking for a convenient sweet treat that won’t kick them out of ketosis but are protein bars the right place to look? In this post, I’ll evaluate a keto dieter favorite, Quest protein bars, give them a ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend a more ketogenic friendly alternative.

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Is Halo Top Ice Cream Ketogenic Friendly?

Is Halo Top Ice Cream Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Halo Top ice cream.

Everybody likes ice cream and it can be very ketogenic friendly like Dave Asprey’s “Get Some” ice cream but homemade ice cream is a lot of work. Is there a ketogenic friendly store-bought option for an easy ice cream fix? In this post, I’ll evaluate Halo Top ice cream, give it a ketogenic compatibility grade, and unfortunately further crush your dreams of a ketogenic friendly store-bought ice cream.

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Are Costco’s Kirkland Signature Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Costco’s Kirkland Signature Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Costco’s Kirkland Signature Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in protein bars like Costo’s Kirkland Signature brand.

I think ketogenic dieters naturally gravitate towards protein bars looking for a convenient sweet treat that won’t kick them out of ketosis but are protein bars the right place to look? In this post, I’ll evaluate Costco’s Kirkland Signature protein bars, give them a ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend a more ketogenic friendly alternative.

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Are Think Thin High Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Think Thin High Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Think Thin protein bars.

I think ketogenic dieters naturally gravitate towards protein bars looking for a convenient sweet treat that won’t kick them out of ketosis but are protein bars the right place to look? In this post, I’ll evaluate Think Thin High Protein bars, give them a ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend a more ketogenic friendly alternative.

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Is So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream Ketogenic Friendly?

Is So Delicious No Sugar Added Ice Cream Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with No Sugar Added.. dear lord.

Everybody likes ice cream and it can be very ketogenic friendly like Dave Asprey’s “Get Some” ice cream but homemade ice cream is a lot of work. Is there a ketogenic friendly store bought option for an easy ice cream fix? In this post, I’ll evaluate So Delicious line of no sugar added ice cream and give it a ketogenic compatibility grade.

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Is Simply Lite Chocolate Ketogenic Friendly?

Is Simply Lite Chocolate Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Simply Lite chocolate bars.

I used to pick these Simply Lite chocolate bars up years ago at Trader Joes before I knew better and they were consistently kicking me out of ketosis until I realized they were a problem. Simply Lite chocolate is one of the more deceptive “low carb” products I’ve come across. I’ll explain why in this post and recommend the best low carb chocolate I’ve found over the years as an alternative.

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Are Oh Yeah! One Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Oh Yeah! One Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Oh Yeah! One Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in “Oh Yeah! One Bars”.

I think ketogenic dieters naturally gravitate towards protein bars looking for a convenient sweet treat that won’t kick them out of ketosis but are protein bars the right place to look? In this post, I’ll evaluate Oh Yeah! One Bars, give them a ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend a more ketogenic friendly alternative.

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My Ketogenic Quest Bar Experiment

My Ketogenic Quest Bar Experiment

Experiment Summary:

Having recently began eating Quest protein bars, I wanted to know more about the effect they have on my level of ketosis so I set up a 24 hour experiment in which I tested my blood, breath, and urine ketone levels at 11am while fasted, ingested no calories other than three quest protein bars for the entire day, fasted the next morning and tested my ketone levels again at 11am. The results were that my blood ketones went from 1.6 mmol/L the first day to 1.9 mmol/L the following day.

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Are Atkins Endulge Treats Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Atkins Endulge Treats Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Atkins Endulge treats.

I used to buy Atkins treats at my local grocery store after reading New Atkins for a New You when I was starting my ketogenic journey and before I knew any better. The book was pretty good but their food products are another story.

In this post, I’ll give Atkins treats an overall ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend some more ketogenic friendly treats.

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Is ChocZero Chocolate Ketogenic Friendly?

Is ChocZero Chocolate Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in ChocZero chocolate.

A while back I ordered a ChocZero variety pack on Amazon without looking too carefully at the ingredients and nutrition facts. Unfortunately, after they arrived I noticed they weren’t as keto friendly as I had hoped, but how does it stack up against other low carb chocolate? In this post, I’ll evaluate ChocZero chocolate and give it a ketogenic compatibility grade.

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Are Pure Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Pure Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars.

I think ketogenic dieters naturally gravitate towards these kinds of protein bars looking for a convenient sweet treat that won’t kick them out of ketosis but are protein bars the right place to look? In this post, I’ll evaluate Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars, give them a ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend a more ketogenic friendly alternative.

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Are Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Quest Beyond Cereal Protein Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Quest Beyond Cereal protein bars.

I think ketogenic dieters naturally gravitate towards protein bars like these looking for a convenient sweet treat that won’t kick them out of ketosis but are protein bars the right place to look? In this post, I’ll evaluate Quest Beyond Cereal protein bars, give them a ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend a more ketogenic friendly alternative.

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Are Muscle Pharm Combat Crunch Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

Are Muscle Pharm Combat Crunch Bars Ketogenic Friendly?

At the time of writing this post, I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and logged over 200 blood ketone tests in an effort to estimate the effects of food and ingredients on my ketosis, including those in Muscle Pharm Combat Crunch protein bars.

I think ketogenic dieters naturally gravitate towards protein bars looking for a convenient sweet treat that won’t kick them out of ketosis but are protein bars the right place to look? In this post, I’ll evaluate Muscle Pharm Combat Crunch protein bars, give them a ketogenic compatibility grade, and recommend a more ketogenic friendly alternative.

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Is Chocolate Ketogenic Friendly?

Is Chocolate Ketogenic Friendly?

Chocolate can be a delicious, satisfying, and ketogenic friendly treat if you know what to look for. At the time of writing this post I’ve been on the ketogenic diet for over four years and tried my fair share of low carb chocolate. I’ve also logged over 200 blood ketone tests and have experimented to find which ingredients negatively affect my ketosis including those in chocolate.

In this post, I’ll share with you what I look for in a good ketogenic friendly chocolate and my favorite brand of ketogenic friendly chocolate I’ve found over the years.

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Ketogenic Friendly BBQ Sauce – Sugar Free and Tasty

Ketogenic Friendly BBQ Sauce – Sugar Free and Tasty

Regular barbecue sauce is usually off-limits on a keto diet due to added sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Thankfully there are sugar free options like G Hughes and Guy’s that taste great and only have one gram of carbs per tablespoon.

Like regular BBQ sauce, these are thick and stick to food like you would expect. Keto friendly BBQ sauce is one of my favorite short cuts to making ground beef and brisket taste amazing, and they go perfectly with Tobasco sauce so you can ramp the heat up as much as you want.

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EXTREME! Easy Eggs

EXTREME! Easy Eggs

Eggs are a great keto food with zero carbs and a great balance between fat and protein. They’re also a great way to make sure you always have something easy when you don’t have any meat or fish ready. Using this method cuts out most of the hands-on and cleanup time making eggs even more convenient.

The most efficient way to make hard-boiled or fried eggs is to not boil or fry them. Just like bacon, the best way to cook eggs is in the oven. Baking them produces consistent results, lets you set a timer to forget about them until they’re ready, and makes cooking in bulk take no extra hands-on time or cleanup.

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EXTREME Easy Vegetables

EXTREME Easy Vegetables

Cooked vegetables are a great fit for the ketogenic diet. They absorb fat and flavor like a sponge, give your meals volume and crunch, and are nutritionally dense (nutrition per calorie). You can throw some fish or meat on top of them and let them soak up the flavors or have them as a side dish with salt, pepper, lemon, and butter.

Using this method makes it easy to always have cooked vegetables ready. With each large batch requiring less than 3 minutes of hands-on time including clean up.

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