Hi. Please can you advise on the best product for a keto diet? Meal replacement. Many thanks
How keto are we talking?
Because if it’s carbs under 10 grams a day or something, it’ll be Complete Protein, and not much else. Although that’s more of a protein powder than a meal replacement, and most people on a keto diet are not exactly lacking in protein.
If it’s under 80grams or something like that, Huel Black could be useful as at least part of the diet.
Unfortunately, Huel doesn’t really have a product which is high fat, low carb, and low protein.
there is a guide here on how you can modify Huel products to use in your Keto regimen.
Huel products, on the whole, are not compatible with a ketogenic diet. This is because carbohydrates provide around 35-40% of the total calories of Huel products, except Huel Black Edition. The carbohydrates in Huel products provide an efficient source of energy, mainly from oats and flaxseed. These carbohydrate sources also provide several micronutrients such as vitamin B1 and B6. Moreover, Huel products are high in protein, and most ketogenic diets are moderately low in protein. The current Huel formula is suitable for most of the population who do not follow a ketogenic diet.
The high proportion of fat that is necessary for ketosis creates stability and shelf life issues. Therefore, the fat would have to be separate from the main product and added at the time of consumption, which takes away the convenience of Huel.
However, Huel Black Edition can be tweaked to produce a meal that is suitable for a ketogenic diet. Blending 50g of Huel Black Edition and 50g of desiccated coconut creates a meal where 70% of the calories are provided by fat, 18% by protein and 12% by available carbs. This 555kcal meal contains only 16g of available carbs.
Can I ask how many grams of carbohydrates are you looking to stay below per day, or are you aiming to stay below a % of carbohydrates consumed?
For a keto diet, focus on high-fat, low-carb foods like fatty fish, avocado, nuts/seeds, and low-carb veggies. Remember to consult a healthcare professional before making major dietary changes.