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As I've ventured into the world of subscription boxes, I've stumbled across many fun & inventive ones.
I can't say I ever envisioned myself trying a keto box—or any dietary box for that matter. I'm not on a specific diet myself, so there didn't seem to be any point. However, my mom is!
For the past couple of years, my mom has taken the keto diet very seriously. As opposed to treating it like a fad, as some people do, it's become more of a lifestyle for her. And she has actually seen very positive results!
Now, I'm not a dietitian. I'm not advocating for or against being keto. Some people find it abhorrent for your body and others, like my mom, find it very cleansing.
What I love is that those who follow this diet are included in the subscription box world too—that there is something out there that appeals to them. There are also vegan boxes, paleo boxes, etc.
What exactly does it mean to be keto?
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carb diet that forces the body to burn fats instead of carbs. Some people reduce their carb intake almost entirely while others limit it—although it's important to note that MOST foods have carbs (including vegetables!!). This reduction in carb intake puts your body into a metabolic state called "ketosis." Because you are burning fat instead of carbs, it is linked to weight loss, blood sugar control, etc.
What is The Keto Box?
My mom and I ordered The Keto Box for the month of August. There ARE other keto subscription boxes too, like "Keto Krate," but we have yet to try them. Perhaps in the future it would be fun to do a comparison post. But anyway, as per their website, The Keto Box is...
"a subscription service that sends out 10+ low carb snacks to your doorstep monthly. We provide snacks and goodies that help those on the ketogenic diet. We curate hard to find and new snacks for our customers to enjoy! Our box contains keto items and snacks such as (but not limited to):
On the go snacks
Condiments and sauces
Initial impressions of the box before opening
We were both surprised at how small the box was. We knew that this observation alone didn't necessarily determine the quality of the content INSIDE the box. However, considering the box contained 10 products ins