Frequently, I see posts that start off by writing; “I have been keto now for x weeks/months and…” the author proceeds to lament how they’ve failed to see the results they’ve expected. Our typical response is to presume the author has indeed practiced a Keto/LCHF lifestyle. However, informally, I could drive a truck full of cheap fake birthday cake between what Keto/LCHF is, and how the various neophytes perceive it to be. We know that the “keto” concept is the new snake oil in the mainstream, and various fraudulent agencies market in it’s name to sell garbage. I don’t blame the neophyte, one bit, if they misunderstand what “keto” means.
To help orient our neophytes, would an online test, where we present a neophyte with, say 10 questions, from a pool of 30 questions, that would “test” their “keto” savvy. Then, when the author writes to lament his or her lack of success, we can direct him or her to this quiz and ask them how did they score?
Of course, agreeing to 30 questions and answers among the old-timers would lead to interesting debates.