The new year has definitely brought on a lot of this as well. Lots of friends and colleagues recently who (innocently) have come to the same conclusion after “trying” keto for maybe a week or so. “I don’t know how you do it, you must have so much willpower. I get that it works but it’s not for me.”
I think there’s a lot of people out there along the lines of “it would be ideal to lose weight” vs. “I absolutely have to sort out these metabolic issues or I’m going to have a horrible future, and it’d be nice to lose weight as a side effect as well”.
That’s not to say there’s any one reason to do keto that trumps any other, some people do it for every benefit, some just to make fasting easier and enter autophagy, others just to lose weight. But I think if you’re in it for a more critical reason than just wanting to feel/look better through losing some weight, you won’t run the risk of potentially seeing it as yet another diet in the book of diets (knowing all others you’ve tried before have failed), being impatient and quitting early before any benefits are realized. Instead you’re more likely to be in it for the longer haul and stay committed even if results are slow at first.