The #KetoPKU experience starts very soon, on January 16th, 2023. If you don’t know what I’m talking about here, you probably missed my last article. Take a moment to read it.
As I have mentioned before and also as many have pointed out to me, the phenylketonuria diet is normally incompatible with the ketogenic diet. The challenge is precisely there and I would never have tried this experience without the secret weapons that I share with you below. 🙂
The ultimate weapon: Phenylade GMP Mix-In from Nutricia Metabolics and Glytactin BUILD from Cambrooke
Let’s start immediately with the most important. Without these two therapeutic formulas, there would simply be no #KetoPKU adventure. The Mix-In contains 10g of proteins with less than 0.5g of carbohydrates, and the Glytactin BUILD provides 20g of proteins with only 2g of carbohydrates. In other words, I will use these formulas almost exclusively and easily get to my 70g of proteins from formulas per day with a total of about 6-7g of carbohydrates.
Carb0naut bread and bagels
I had already decided to try the #KetoPKU experience when I discovered this company. What an excellent timing! Cab0naut products are ketogenic (they have a very low amount of net carbohydrates, around 1g), but above all… they are low in proteins! It is extremely rare because in general, ketogenic products are packed with proteins!
Konjac, this everyday friend
I’ve been talking about konjac for a long time. Rice, spaghetti, and ramen can all be delicious if cooked the right way. They also have the advantage of being very low in proteins and containing no carbohydrates (or almost).
Zevia is a company that markets two drinks that I particularly like: a natural (healthy) imitation of Coke and iced teas. Both are excellent, contain no sugar or artifical sweeteners, no carbohydrates and no proteins. Not a bad option in the evening during a good movie.
The ultimate low protein chicken salad
I have already shared it several times. My chicken salad recipe has about 4g of net carbs which mostly come from the jackfruit. Spread 1/4 cup on a slice of Carb0naut bread and you have a great low-protein, ketogenic snack.
Basically, I’m only going to eat two meals a day. The morning will consist of a smoothie with berries (low carb) and a GMP Mix-In or, even better, just a “milkshake”:
- 1 Mix-In
- 1 Chocolate Glytactin BUILD
- 1/4 cup almond milk
This milkshake will therefore have approximately 3g of carbohydrates and 30g of formula proteins! An excellent start for the day that will allow me to wait very easily until lunch.
I have a few other things that will allow me to achieve my goals (for example, my girlfriend and I have prepared the dinner menu for the first two weeks of the adventure), but these are the main ones, those without which I probably wouldn’t even have been able to try the experiment.
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