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A blog about thriving and feeling awesome, by Brad Rourke

Traveling With KetoChow

I am prepping for a week away from home at a conference. I’ll be gone Sunday night through Friday afternoon, working intensely in a conference setting. I am committed to remaining on my KetoChow nutritional plan (go here to learn more on that).

This is going to be a challenge. KetoChow is indeed “powdered food” but it is not as simple as throwing some protein powder in a baggie and mixing it up when you are there. This is because, as a ketogenic approach to nutrition, you have to add fat from outside sources to the powder. At home, it is not that involved to mix up a day’s batch before bed, but you definitely need the fixings and the equipment.

Yum

Yum

Here is what you need:

  • KetoChow
  • MCT Oil (1 TBSP per meal)
  • Heavy Cream (1/2 cup per meal)
  • Water

Equipment:

  • Blender Bottles
  • Digital scale that measures 0.10 grams
  • Measuring cup (1/2 cup)
  • Pump bottle (I put my MCT oil in it to avoid spillage)
  • Fridge

So I have thought long and hard about how I am going to handle this week. Here is the strategy I have come up with.

First of all, I have requested ahead of time a room with a fridge. If I cannot get that I am going to have to improvise on-site. I may just pitch a fit and see if that works.

Now, let’s assume I do get that fridge. Here is the plan. I have pre-measured out every meal into little baggies, and pre-measured MCT oil into little vials (repurposed 5 Hour Energy containers). Each vial holds one full day of MCT oil, 3 TBSP. I marked the levels with a Sharpie. I am taking a 1/2 cup measuring cup, and I am taking two blender bottles so I can have at least one meal ahead of time chilling. On the way to the hotel from the airport, I will stop at a grocery store and buy 1 quart of heavy cream (I will need 7.5 cups for five days).

It took about 30 minutes to do all that prep and I was surprised at how easy it was.

Ready for kit assembly

Ready for kit assembly

Ready for consolidation

Ready for consolidation

A tidy package, ready to pack

A tidy package, ready to pack



3 Comments

  1. Chris Bair · July 12, 2015 Reply

    I’m going to be going to a conference in September for a week, I’m going to need to do similar things, thanks for the tips!

    • bradrourke · July 12, 2015 Reply

      Thanks for the awesome product Chris.

      Last week I took a quick trip and I mixed up batches with just powder and MCT oil, and then just ate a bunch of cheese. Not optimal, so I hope the cream will be available, but it worked OK. Repurposing the 5-Hour vials works really well for traveling with oil . . . I learned that from long-ago DIY soylent days.

    • bradrourke · July 12, 2015 Reply

      (Also you may be interested in this roundup post on KetoChow I wrote here.)

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