Does Keto Work?

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice

Do keto pills work? Do keto shakes help you lose weight?

It depends on what you mean by “work”.
Yes, keto pills and keto shakes will put you into ketosis.
But being in ketosis does not mean that you’ll lose weight:

Does keto work?

Confusing Ketosis with Weight Loss

The keto diet works for weight loss because in order to put yourself into ketosis through diet, you have to severely restrict your carbohydrate intake. The typical keto diet keeps carb intake to around 5% or 10% of total calories. That’s a VERY low carb diet!

When you restrict carbs that low, your insulin levels remain low and your calories are probably far below normal. That’s why you lose weight – fewer calories and less insulin.

The simple state of being in ketosis does not cause weight loss.

Do keto shakes help you lose weight?

If you’re using keto supplements (like keto salts that come in pill or shake form) to add ketones into your body, but you’re not restricting the carb intake in your diet, then No, keto pills and shakes will not make you lose weight.

Weight loss from the keto diet comes from carbohydrate and calorie restriction, not from being in ketosis.