@LaurenMcG I’ve just taken a look at what you are selling on eBay, essentially your own mix which includes Huel:
“Ketogenic Huel__Complete Food Meal Replacement Powder - Keto Huel - 500g”
- 50% Huel Vanilla v2.3
- 35% 90+ Vegan Protein Powder
- 15% Jeeva Coconut Flour
Delivered in a clear, resealable plastic pouch.
I’m not an expert on ketogenic diets, so can you tell me, are you a qualified nutritionist specialising in ketogenesis? From the research I have done into ketogenic diets, I’m not sure this mix would actually put you into keto due to the high protein content.
I’m not criticising, just want to know if this has been created with expertise, and tested to actually be a ketogenic diet?
In terms of it being a ‘complete food’, my feelings are that it is not.
Huel on its own is a complete food. Your recipe would no longer have the correct levels of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients to be classed as a complete food (in my opinion).
If it was this easy to create a ketogenic version of Huel, I’m sure the Huel nutritionists would already have done it and put it on the market.
I know @JamesCollier provided some low carb hacks, which you have sort of copied, so I’d really love to know what he and @IcyElemental think of this, not because I’m criticising - I am genuinely interested in a keto version of Huel and am interested to know if this recipe would genuinely put you into a state of keto, and if it would still be a complete food.
(sorry to say though - I would just make it myself, which I have done, with James’ LCHF recipe).
I don’t want to start another debate on whether keto is good or not, I just want to know if the recipe you are selling is genuinly ketogenic and can genuinely be described as a complete food.