Honest custom keto diet review – I bought it! Should you?

custom keto diet review

My cousin was asking me to try the Custom Keto Diet that was suggested to her by some random person on the internet.

“Umm, no,” I told her. “Why don’t you do it yourself?”

To which she replied, “You know plenty about Keto, so it’s best if you could try it for me. Tell me if it’s really good and if it’s worth the money.”

I did try the Ketogenic diet for 3 months and lost 11 kilos.

There’s no doubt in my mind that the Ketogenic diet works. And I would love to know if there is a good keto diet program I can recommend to others.

So, I agreed. I googled “custom keto diet review.”

The results showed reviews containing information from the product page itself.

The reviews are pretty much trying to sell you the product.

Moreover, in all the reviews, no one actually tried it. 

Thus, for the sake of my cousin, you, and others, here’s my honest to god real-life custom keto diet review.

Custom keto diet review:

Perhaps I should tell you about my background so you know more about me and why you would even listen to a word that I’m saying.

I already mentioned that I tried the Ketogenic diet and was successful at losing 11 kilos in 3 months. 

I’m also a nutritionist. Improving people’s lives by developing their mindset and habits.

I’m also a foodie. Yes, I love food too. And I know diet is the hardest part of being healthy. That’s why I can relate to so many of the people I work with.

Before I start talking about cheesecakes and ice creams, let’s skip to the Custom Keto Diet review.

History of the Ketogenic diet?

The Ketogenic diet was developed in the 1920s to help kids with epilepsy. But more than a decade later, an anticonvulsant drug made the Keto diet irrelevant. 

In 1994, the Ketogenic diet was getting attention from the media. Charlie Abrahams, the son of a Hollywood producer, Jim Abrahams, suffered from epilepsy at 2 years old.

No medical intervention was successful at controlling Charlie’s epileptic episodes. Not until Jim Abrahams found out about the Ketogenic diet. 

The Ketogenic diet was able to control Charlie’s epileptic episodes when drug treatments failed.

The result spurred Jim Abrahams to create the Charlie Foundation to promote the diet and fund research. 

A study of the Ketogenic diet was published in the American Epilepsy Society in 1998. There followed an explosion of interest in the Science department.

[source: Ketogenic diet Wiki]

Keto diet facts: what is the Keto diet, and how does it work?

The Ketogenic diet is when your body uses your fat stores for energy instead of glucose, putting your body into ketosis. 

Typically, our body’s primary source is carbohydrates and then fats, in that order. However, you can skip carbohydrates and use fats for energy by using the Keto diet.

The Ketogenic diet works by forcing our body to enter ketosis. The ketotic state is when the magic happens.

To enter ketosis, you have to cut off or limit your intake of carbs by less than 50 grams a day. 

When you deprive your body of carbohydrates, you run out of glucose, so your body switches to your fat stores for energy. 

As you move around, walk, talk, eat, you are using energy. Therefore, you lose fat.

For a more than a layman’s term explanation click on the source below:

[source: Ketogenic Diet]

In essence, Ketogenic diet is about eating lots of fat and little to no carbs.

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Is Keto for you?

Sadly, there is a caveat to this diet. You have to take extreme precaution if you have the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver failure
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Primary carnitine deficiency
  • Carnitine palmitoyltransferase deficiency
  • Carnitine translocase deficiency
  • Porphyrias
  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency

The ketogenic diet is not advisable for these patients. If you have Diabetes, make sure you ask your GP for proper medication adjustments.

You must ask a qualified physician before starting any diet. 

The cost and time of a single visit to your Doctor for proper advice is nothing.

The cost of hospitalization and complications from blindly following any type of diet can be catastrophic.

My Keto Diet

I learned of the Keto diet from watching a documentary called The Magic Pill. The documentary claims that it can heal some forms of cancer, Diabetes, and slew of other diseases.

There was also a great controversy involving a doctor who turned the food pyramid upside down and recommended a mother to wean her baby to a low-carb, high-fat food. 

A nutritionist reported this to HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa). Resulting in the top medical boards to take Tim Noakes to a hearing for misconduct. 

Long story short, he was cleared of wrongdoing, and subsequent appeal by HPCSA was denied.

I’m not going to give my opinion on the matter, but it’s up to you to watch the documentary and decide which is right. 

My first day on Keto

My Keto diet started with eggs and bacon in the morning. I later found out that this is going to be my breakfast DAILY!

I figured, why not go all in and be on a no-carb diet instead of a low carb? Adjusting to no-carb was a struggle for me because, first of all, I love sugar. Secondly, I love rice. And thirdly, I’m the fat kid that loves cake.

Honestly, the thought of losing my belly fat was the driving factor in eliminating my carbs consumption.

Yes, potentially seeing my abs weighed more than my cravings for refined carbs.

My lunch was pork crackling, and my dinner was salted salmon.

My 2nd and 3rd day: the real benefit of the Ketogenic diet

The next day I added minimal carbs into my diet in the form of a fibrous avocado, asparagus, tomatoes, and other types of vegetables. 

The third day was the day I could feel the significant benefit of being in a ketotic state. That is, not getting hungry for an extended period.

I had my breakfast at 3:30 in the morning and never felt hungry until 11 AM. I even think I could go on without eating the whole day. 

But, I was working in a warehouse, carrying 10 – 20 kg of boxes all day, so I needed to fill up. 

Before Keto, I would have a huge bowl of oats with a banana for breakfast. After 3 hours of work, I would get hungry, resulting in me eating a bar of LCMs (sugar-filled snack bar).

What a difference using fat for energy makes!

3 months on Keto: Keto diet is (Aussie accent) bloody boring, moite!

I continued the diet for 3 months and lost 11 kilos, which I’m very ecstatic about. Who would have thought that I could lose weight without the need for exercise? Granted, I was working in a very arduous environment. 

However, even if I wasn’t working in a labor-intensive job, I would still lose the same amount due to prolonged satiety. I could go on the whole day without eating. I only ate because of the type of work that I do.

Although nothing is perfect. I was losing weight on Keto, and at this point, I’m sold. But it’s freaking boring!

Imagine eating eggs and avocado daily for the rest of your life? I’d go crazy, I think I did too.

There isn’t a whole variety of food to choose from when it comes to the Ketogenic diet. And that is my problem with Keto. Perhaps, Custom Keto Diet can provide a solution?

Keto flu

Before I get to the nitty-gritty of our custom keto diet review, I have to let you know that I’d been on ketosis for more than 3 months and suffered no side effects or problems.

However, there are reports of the keto flu, which can cause flu-like symptoms. Symptoms such as nausea, headaches, fatigue, are just some of the signs when you start the Keto diet.

[source: The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus]

The keto-flu may last a few days, but it can persist for more. It is your body adjusting to a new diet of high in fat instead of the regular diet high in carbs.

Custom keto diet review: Here’s what happened

So here’s what happened, I got asked a whole lot of questions about my preferences. 

What is my gender?

custom keto diet male or female question

What is my activity level? I chose an average activity level. I workout 5 days a week, but pretty sedentary if I don’t exercise.

custom keto diet daily activity level

Then it asks me what kinds of meat I’d like. Well, I’m a carnivore, so I ticked all the boxes.

custom keto diet meat

Then comes the vegetable question. I always hated vegetables, but now I eat them because I know the benefits they contain. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss, ha!

I chose zucchini, asparagus, and avocado. I love avocados and asparagus. I can’t eat zucchini raw, but I love it when roasted with herbs and olive oil.

custom keto diet vegies

Then there are other foods. I chose all of them. I love cheese, eggs, cottage cheese, nuts, butter, and coconut.

custom keto diet other food

Then it asked my measurements so it can calculate my daily calorie requirements, my BMI, and a whole array of stuff.

My stats, I’m 40 y.o., 160 cm, 67 kg, and my target weight is 60 kg.

custom keto diet measurement

My daily calorie requirement is between 1600 to 1700, which is quite correct if I”m moderately active. The recommended fat is easily met with this diet. It looks quite a lot, but you do need fats for energy.

custom keto diet daily calories

It also showed my daily requirements to achieve my target weight. My daily protein intake showed 100 – 120 grams. 

When maintaining muscle mass on a calorie deficit diet with regular exercise, protein intake should be about 1.25 to 1.5x of my weight in kg.

[source: Preserving Healthy Muscle during Weight Loss]

It says my daily carbs should be between 20 – 30 grams. That number is correct to keep me in ketosis. Ketosis is achievable with 50 grams of carbs in your diet. 

“…When the body is deprived of carbohydrates due to reducing intake to less than 50g per day…”

[source: Ketogenic Diet]

Oh, and judging from my BMI, I’m freaking overweight! Apparently.

custom keto diet protein and carbs

Then it shows a prediction of my weight after 30 days of doing the custom keto diet.

custom keto diet achievable weight

Then the testimonials. Wow, those are great results, especially the one on the left. She did a fantastic job. They both did.

custom keto diet testimonials

Then they tell you what you’re going to get with the Custom Keto Diet. You get a custom meal plan to meet your daily requirement, easy recipes, and they claim that you will get “the most popular keto diet.” 

And if you decide to change your mind with your custom keto diet, for example, you want to skip meals or crave McDonald’s, just tell it what you want to change, and the app will adjust everything to meet your goals.

custom keto diet what you get

Cost of Custom Keto Diet

To give you a proper Custom Keto Diet review, I bought it. At the cost of $37. Includes lifetime access to my custom made plan, no hidden fees, or subscription, it’s a one-time payment.

You can pay via Mastercard, Visa, or Paypal. I mainly use Paypal for my online transactions because I don’t have to give my credit card info to the merchant. Just being secure on my end.

After taking my money, it takes me to my Custom Keto Diet portal, where I get to meet the founder Rachel Roberts in the form of a pre-made video, of course.

Custom Keto Diet Free Coaching Program

She gives a warm welcome and talks about how important coaching is to achieving your goal, and it’s free. Keep in mind, it’s free for the first 30 days, then you have to pay $29.95 per month for the subsequent months you choose to stay with the coaching program. 

I do agree with how important coaching is to your success. Sometimes we need that extra push to get to our ultimate destination. 

There is a big difference in attitude when someone is pushing you along versus pushing yourself. Moreover, having a coach is like having a guide.

So, I took the free coaching program offered. Little did I know, it’s the best offer they have.

rachel roberts talks about coaching

So, I clicked on “ADD TO ORDER,” and it took me to my Paypal account again so I can pay $0 for the first month of the coaching program.

After confirming with my Paypal account, I arrived at another video explaining this exclusive member-only offer to increase a 257% chance of success on my keto diet in the form of probiotics.

Honestly, I didn’t need probiotics when I lost 11 kg on my keto journey, so why do I need it now?

I did take probiotics, and I still take them, but not religiously. I probably took it when I was on Keto, but it wasn’t constant. 

It may increase my chances of success by hundreds of percent, but I’m confident I can lose weight without probiotics. So, I opted out. 

This begs the question, how much does custom keto diet cost? If you opted in for the coaching, and other promotions, you could be paying more than $37.

Custom Keto Diet Dashboard

Finally, I am at the Custom Keto Diet dashboard. 

Here is what it looks like after getting through what seemed like dozens of video presentations.

custom keto diet dashboard

Starting from the top, it shows my current weight, my ideal weight, my daily calorie needs, and my forecasted weight at the end of the month.

They suggest only editing your weight weekly. As your weight decreases or increases, the former hopefully, your daily calorie needs change.

When you modify your weight, your daily requirement adjusts as well as your meal plan.

Now, let’s go to my custom meal plan. 

Man, the pictures make the food really enticing to eat, and I’m drooling right now. 

It’s great to see that they included all my preferences, and they put them all together for me like magic. I can’t wait to give the recipes a try. 

My problem with Keto

My problem with the Keto diet was that I was eating the same thing over and over again. I used to have an omelet with avocado every morning for 3 months straight. After the 3 months, I couldn’t eat another egg for a whole month.

It’s not hard looking up recipes on the internet, no not at all. Just Google “keto recipes,” and you’ll get a truckload of results. The problem is, you have to measure the food, find out its nutritional value, and incorporate it with your current plan. What a pain!

With Custom Keto Diet, you don’t have to do all those tedious stuff. It’s all done for you, you just have to cook and eat. You do have to wash up though.

Looking at the meal plan, I’m impressed. There are lots of varieties, and they are custom made for my daily calorie restriction needs. Not doing the tiresome tracking and with many dishes to choose from, this solved my problem with Keto.

Swap for take away food

Another thing that impressed me is the “swap for keto fast food” option.

swap for take away food

As you can see, you can swap your meal with a fast-food version, and the app recalculates everything, so you stay within your daily calorie requirement. Very convenient when you don’t have time to prep and cook.

Custom Keto Diet recipes

Not only do you get detailed written recipes, but most include a video showing you step by step cooking instructions. 

Oh, and there’s a handy “print recipe” button if you want to keep a handy tangible reference in your kitchen.

custom keto diet recipes

Before this experiment, I was hoping their keto recipes are easy and fast to make, and they delivered. 

It turns out, all of them are super easy. I reckon a 14-year-old can make them, no joke. And it only takes less than half an hour, most of the time.

Here’s my version of the matcha bomb.

Sorry! I think I bored you to death. I’m so bad on camera, I was cringing watching the video.

The matcha bomb though. It’s nutty and darn tasty. I didn’t add the erythritol because, honestly, I didn’t have one. The cheese and butter were enough to make this simple recipe a hit for me, or so I thought.

When it came to the taste test, it needed a little bit of sugar to counter the bitterness of the matcha. In the end, I added 2 tsp of honey. My sweet tooth was yearning for a bit of love.

What else is included?

There are other bonuses, which are valuable information when it comes to the Keto diet. You get the whole series of the 101 Keto. They are 9 videos of everything you need to know about Keto.

You’ll learn what is Ketogenic diet, how does it work, to recipes, tips, and hacks to help you succeed in your Keto journey.

custom keto diet bonus

You don’t have to watch it, you’ll lose weight just by following your custom keto diet plan. 

You also get a plethora of recipes from desserts, little treats, to savory dishes. And my favorite, fast, and easy Keto recipes.

keto recipe books bonus

The Keto recipes are to give you more variety when you grow tired of their custom made plan and want to wing it yourself.

They also have a list of all the usual ingredients used in the recipes. Also, you might want to check out the supplements section and check out what interests you. 

They are all linked to Amazon, so you can just click on them, and it will take you to Amazon’s product page.

Custom Keto Diet Login

Firstly, make sure you read the “Thank you page” and bookmark it. It explains everything you need to know about getting to your dashboard.

custom keto diet thank you page

If you were me who couldn’t figure out how to get back into the Custom Keto Diet dashboard, this is what you do. 

Go to your inbox, in my case, my default Paypal email that I used to sign up for Paypal. My Paypal email address is different from the one I primarily use.

Look for your receipt, aptly named, “Clickbank customer service.” Once you click on the message, you should see the “Thank you for your order” message. 

Just below, it is a clickable button “Download or Access Digital Product” which will take you to your dashboard.

Once you’ve got access to your Custom Keto Diet dashboard, bookmark it for quicker access in the future.

Custom Keto Diet App

One thing I wasn’t happy about was their lack of app. However, their dashboard is very mobile friendly. 

It’s easy to read, navigate, and follow. There is no squinting to read small texts, no zooming in, no sliding sideways to read the rest of the sentence. No, it’s a very mobile user-friendly site. Just have a look at all these screenshots.

custom keto diet mobile screenshot

I would have been happier if they included a custom keto diet app, so it’s easier to access from my phone with a press of a widget (app icon).

To access your Custom Keto Diet dashboard on your mobile, open up your email inbox on your phone and look for your Clickbank receipt.

If you have an Android device, you can add an icon on your Homescreen like an app icon by doing the following:

  1. Go to your dashboard.
  2. Scroll up to show the 3 lines (accordion) to show more options.
  3. Click on the accordion.
  4. Choose “Add page to.”
  5. Then click on “Homescreen.”

You should be able to access your Dashboard from your phone by clicking an icon.

If you have an iPhone, it should be a similar process.

Does custom keto diet work?

That’s the real question, does Custom Keto Diet work? 

With all my knowledge of nutrition and someone who has gone through the program, I believe that the Custom Keto Diet works.

You will lose weight when you join the Custom Keto Diet. I’m not going by theory, I’m judging by experience. 

I tried their recipes, examined their calories, and tried all they had to offer. Well, not all. I didn’t buy their probiotics, which they claim can increase my success by more than 200%. 

I don’t know if I would have lost more weight if I was on probiotics, and I will never know. I don’t want to comment on something that may or may not have happened. 

Moreover, the Custom Keto Diet works because all the heavy lifting is done for you. The way it’s set up will make you follow the plan and not deviate. The Custom Keto Diet just makes things easier.

Custom Keto Diet Coaching Program Worth it?

The minute after signing up, Rachel Robers sent me the following email:

Rachel Roberts coaching

It’s a welcome email letting me know that she’ll be getting in touch with me for the next following weeks. 

The coaching program is a series of emails talking about Keto and how it can reduce your weight and keep it off. 

The best part is the encouragement she writes and her “Pro tips.” There’s always positivity in each email and a ton of knowledge bombs.

You also gain access to their private Facebook group, where people ask a whole array of questions regarding the Custom Keto Diet and about life itself.

You will learn something new, much as I did. I didn’t know that you can buy blood tester for ketosis on Amazon?

custom keto diet private facebook group

I recommend joining this group. It is beneficial for both beginners and advance. Just reading the group’s discussion is very educational. 

I don’t know if you can get access to the Facebook group without joining the coaching program. 

The group does ask what email I used to join the Custom Keto Diet before getting approved. 

Custom keto diet refund

Custom Keto Diet offers a 60 days money-back guarantee. All you have to do is email them your receipt. 

So you can literally test drive the program for 60 days, for FREE! That’s what they actually wrote on their website:

custom keto diet money back guarantee

Wow! 

You can lose weight within the 2 months using their program, and you can just ask for a refund. 

Either they are not very smart, or they are so confident that you’ll love it so much that you’ll stick around for more than 2 months.

I don’t know if they are getting plenty of refunds or making profits. But hey, it’s a win-win for you. 

If it’s not what you expected, or not losing weight, or you simply change your mind, you can get your money back, no questions asked.  

And if they don’t honor your custom keto diet refund request, just refer them to this article and the screenshot above.

Custom Keto Diet Review: the short version

There are many reviews of custom keto diet plan out there, but most, if not all, are blatant copies from the main website or plain spun content.

I’m just adding my real honest to goodness 8 week custom keto diet plan review among the many articles littered on the internet.

Overall, I believe that the Custom Keto Diet will make you lose ungodly amounts of weight. It just makes everything so simple.

You don’t have to look for recipes, weigh the food, count the protein, the carbs, the fats, it’s all done for you.

Don’t feel like cooking? Just make a little tweak and it recalculates everything for you.

Don’t feel like eating bacon or eggs anymore? Tell it and it will give you a new meal plan and makes all the necessary changes.

The cost of the Custom Keto Diet is a 1-time payment of $37 and you’ll have lifetime access.

The coaching program and access to the best Facebook community is something to consider. There are times when you feel like crap, need guidance, or need to talk. The community is a godsend at times like these.

People in the community are genuinely there to help and the admins are very knowledgeable.

The only cons I have is their lack of app. But, I’m nitpicking. There is a workaround to this dilemma which I detailed above.

The bottom line is that the Custom Keto Diet makes following the Ketogenic diet so much easier. Everything should be made as simple as possible. Try the Custom Keto Diet.

This Custom Keto Diet review was to show my cousin and you what’s inside and to let you know what I think. Here are the crucial questions you need to be asking. 

FAQ

Is Custom Keto Diet legit? 

It is a very trustworthy program with real customer support. Unlike other programs that get the sale and dust their hands off and leave you hanging. 
Their 60 days money-back guarantee is very generous. You can join for 1 month and if it’s not for you, just ask for your money back.

Is the Custom Keto Diet worth it? 

You pay only $37 for an 8-week custom keto diet plan and have lifetime access. Dieticians typically charge between $50 to $150 for an initial 1-hour consultation. Subsequent visits get cheaper, though, but they add up. 

Can you lose weight without the Custom Keto Diet? 

If I can do it, why not? However, you might have a higher chance of succeeding with the Custom Keto Diet. It does all the “heavy lifting.” All you have to do is follow the meal plan.
There’s no need for counting calories, no second-guessing, and no tracking. You get customer support, a helpful community, and dedicated coaching. I wish all I had to do was cook the food and all the tracking and planning were all done for me. Look, if you’ve gone through so many diets as I have, tracking your progress is very important and time-consuming. Sometimes overwhelming. Custom Keto Diet does all the boring stuff so you don’t have to.

Will the Custom Keto Diet work for me?

Absolutely. Look, if you are a healthy individual and you follow the plan, you will lose weight. Custom Keto Diet also makes things easier by building a custom made meal plan and does all the tracking for you. It’s important to stress that before you start any new diet, check with your doctor first. You may have underlying conditions or medications that can interact with the Ketogenic diet.


Nutritionist

Christian Tanobey

Metabolism of a sloth and a body that’s almost impossible to put on muscles motivated me to study weight loss and nutrition. Sharing what I’ve learned and experienced to help you achieve your ideal body.