At the end of the day, everyone is different. We prefer different things, and our bodies respond differently. Health is not one-size-fits-all. Trial and error is often the best method to see if you like a certain diet pattern or lifestyle. And, of course, always consult a Registered Dietitian or physician before trying any new diet.
Some people may lose weight on the keto diet because it restricts carbohydrates, which also restricts calories. In many cases, it can be the calorie deficit that contributes to the weight loss.
Ketogenic diets can be problematic because carbohydrates are the body’s main and preferred source of energy. If you restrict carbs for a long time, you will most likely be left feeling tired, lethargic, and craving carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrates foods also have essential nutrients that you may not get from other foods, such as fiber and some vitamins and minerals.
The ketogenic diet is also high in fat (usually saturated fat). A high fat diet can lead to other health consequences down the line, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, etc. Because of the high fat and carb restriction, the ketogenic diet is just difficult to adhere to for an extended period of time.
However, for our customers who do follow the ketogenic diet, we can design your protein powder to promote ketosis. Typically, the ketogenic diet is high in fat, very low in carbs, and moderate in protein. We can make a blend for you that is virtually carbohydrate free (thanks to finely filtered whey protein isolate), and add a decent amount of fats in the form of MCT oil powder.
We also recommend adding your own fats into the shake. If you have a blender, you can easily mix up with peanut butter, nuts/seeds, avocado, high fat milk/yogurt (although dairy will add some carbs).