Amazon Prime is a Godsend

So this will sound like a shameless plug for Amazon Prime, and it sort of is, but I have to admit that AP is an amazing service for people following a non-traditional diet like Keto.  It’s one more tool in an arsenal to help you kick ass while losing weight.

Amazon Prime is a membership program offered by Amazon.com that offers many benefits.  If you use none of the other features of AP you will find that the FREE Two-Day Shipping is well worth the price of prime.  Many low carb foods that are difficult to find in stores can be purchased from Amazon and sent to your home for FREE in just two days.  The savings on shipping fees will pay for your membership if you use the service as little as once a month.  (Also don’t forget Christmas.  Prime is a great way to shop from home and skip out on the craziness at the mall!)

There is also a free streaming music service comparable to other paid services that you can use while working out.  Create and download that perfect playlist for running or the gym and listen to it on the FREE Amazon Music app.

There are so many features included in the Amazon Prime membership that I can’t fit them all in here in detail.  The full list of benefits as shown on Amazon’s website include:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible items to addresses in the contiguous U.S. and other shipping benefits.
  • FREE Same-Day Delivery in eligible zip codes.
  • Prime Now: Get FREE two-hour delivery or scheduled delivery on over 10,000 items, from groceries to electronics and more. Plus, get free delivery from your favorite local stores. Available in eligible zip codes only.
  • Restaurant Delivery: Get FREE one-hour delivery from popular restaurants with Prime Now. Available in eligible zip codes only.
  • FREE Release-Date Delivery: FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the continental U.S.
  • Prime Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • Prime Music: unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists and more than a million songs for members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • Prime Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage and enhanced search and organization features in Amazon Drive for you and the members of your Family Vault.
  • Prime Pantry: Access to Prime Pantry, where members can purchase and ship to addresses in the contiguous U.S. low priced grocery, household, and pet care items for a flat delivery fee of $5.99 for each Prime Pantry box. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
  • Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials.
  • Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button.
  • Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com.
  • Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: access to members in the U.S. 
  • Prime Reading: You can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android.
  • Kindle First: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Kindle First picks.
  • Audible Channels for Prime: Get access to Audible Channels, a $60/year value, for free. Audible Channels includes unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest. You’ll also receive access to Prime Exclusive Audiobooks, a collection of streaming audiobooks including best sellers, family favorites, celebrity-narrated classics and more. Just download the free Audible app and sign in with your Amazon account to start listening.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members can get discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans and there are annual plans available exclusively to Prime members.
  • Video Add-On Subscriptions: Members can purchase Video Add-on Subscriptions to premium content providers.
  • Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include 20% off diapers through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry.
  • Twitch Prime: Members get exclusive discounts on physical games pre-orders and new releases. Twitch.tv users who link their Amazon Prime account get ad-free viewing on Twitch, a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content.
  • Membership Sharing: Two adults living in the same household can create an Amazon Household to share certain Amazon Prime benefits. If you have a paid Prime membership under your personal account you can share your shipping benefits with your Amazon Business user account.

That’s incredible, right?  So down to the business.  Clicking the following link (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) takes you to the sign up page.  Amazon offers a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime.  You even get to try it out before you buy it.  If you choose to continue the service the cost is $99 per year.  I highly suggest you try it.  Prime has made purchasing my Keto supplies so much more convenient.

Product Review: Braaitime Biltong

I feel as though my entire life I have been lied to.  I had never heard of biltong before.  Then one day I’m browsing through Amazon looking for some new product to try to supplement my protein and there it was.  Braaitime Biltong. I love beef jerky but you can only eat so much before your jaw falls off from the chewing.  Also the brands that have low carbs (1 or less per serving) are limited.  The reviews for the biltong were rave so I went out on a limb and purchased it.  Holy crap.  It changed my life.  Well maybe not that dramatic but it is VERY good.

Biltong is beef that is dried differently than American beef jerky.  Biltong was first made in South Africa around 400 years ago.  It is cool air dried beef that is lightly seasoned and hung in a special box to dry.  The coriander was added to keep flys away.

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How does it taste?  One word.  Excellent.  Biltong reminds me of roast beef.  It’s soft and easy to chew.  While I’ve read that some brands are oily due to the fat content of the meat this brand was not.  Braaitime Biltong is tender, flavorful and an overall compliment to a keto or paleo lifestyle!

So let’s talk about the nitty gritty keto details out of the way.  Nutritional information.  One ounce of biltong contains 80 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 1 net carb and 15 grams of protein.  It’s made with beef, salt, vinegar, black pepper and coriander.  It’s keto AND paleo friendly.  It’s a nice little protein packed snack!  Order some Braaitime Biltong today!  Enjoy!