But isn’t it easy to prove? I can just calculate it from an average day and while my days can be very different, it does show things…
Hmmm… It’s definitely much harder if she doesn’t have benefits. DOES she? Weight is one thing, I stayed fat on keto but felt other things… Actually, it must have been a gut feeling as I had no benefit beyond fat adaptation (but that was neat!)… Still, my body was elated I eat less carbs somehow, it felt the right direction even if it took years to figure out the right style where I DO get benefits…
So, is there something GOOD going on for her? If not, I understand she doesn’t want to do keto especially if some other woe has more benefits (even if it’s just cheapness, simplicity or more joy).
By the way, my cheapest diet this far was carnivore(-ish). Honestly I don’t get why poor people in many countries (where cheap meat is a thing) eat mostly meat (the cheaper options, obviously. some meats are luxury here, people just don’t live on steaks here in Hungary, it’s insanely expensive)… Though it’s different when one is manage to get satiated by carbs… They just make me hungrier and my appetite grows too so I overeat.
But keto can be done in an expensive way, yes, of course. And some people need (or don’t just use) pricier stuff. There are normal options too though. And it may help a lot avoiding tons of overpriced, bad, appetite triggering treats…
You wrote fast food, yeah, that can be pricy too when overdone… I always preferred my own food and still found low-carb then keto less expensive (probably not by much, I still ate a lot but it definitely wasn’t more expensive).
If it was my life, I would leave my other half to do whatever they want (actually, I do that). It’s pretty much impossible to persuade another person about their diet in most cases. If I feel very, very strongly about something (like no added sugar if possible), I put in some effort, offer some knowledge but if the other one is already health-conscious but their ideal diet is simply different from mine, I accept it. My SO eats HCHF, he is very health-conscious and unable to do low-carb anyway, it never ends well. He always gets closer to my woe whenever I change something but he has his limits and not even he can change those. But he is thriving and I don’t believe in eating HCHF being necessarily bad for everyone, using any style.
Timing may be the key for your wife. Okay, obviously a healthy woe is basic but timing may matter a lot, it does to me. If I have the best woe with bad timing, I overeat. If I have a bad, carby day but I have a small enough eating window, I won’t feel bad (or I need to do something crazy).
IF isn’t for everyone but maybe it would help her? Or no snacking? There are things to try.
And keto may be way too strict for her, it is even for me Though that is mostly mental BUT I am a low-carber veteran. I didn’t jump into keto from high-carb. I tried and couldn’t, I felt awful. But mere low-carb was great for me for a long time. I had to go lower, some people may stay there.
And some people do the wrong keto. They think they need 70 or 75% fat. I would overeat all the time using that high percentage, I never did that longer term. Maybe she eats too much carbs especially sugar, who knows? I surely did on keto (mostly from vegs. it’s so good I dropped them except a tiny bit for fun and juicyness with my meat. like 10-20g but not every day). Some people don’t get their benefits especially fat-loss wise when eating sweeteners…etc. So if her keto doesn’t work, maybe some items are wrong. But maybe she needs a different woe altogether at this point. I can’t possibly know.