Before we can start discussing the differences, positives or negatives of Plexus Slim® and low carb diets, we need to define what both are.

First let’s start with Plexus Slim®.

Plexus is a clinically studied formula designed to improve gut health and promote weight loss.  It is produced and distributed by Plexus Worldwide, Inc. in Scottsdale, AZ, one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

triplex-clinical-studies-plexus-slim-low-carbNow for the low carb diet side of this discussion…

The Mayo Clinic defines a low carbohydrate diet as “A lowcarb diet limits carbohydrates — such as those found in grains, starchy vegetables and fruit — and emphasizes foods high in protein and fat. Many types of lowcarb diets exist. Each diet has varying restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates you can eat.”

Plexus Slim and Ketosis

There is even a deeper difference in what is called Ketosis or Ketogenic Diet vs. that of low carb diets.

I’ll let Thomas DeLauer, Health and Fitness Author explain it better:

Plexus and Ketogenic Diet

Now from my perspective and research, Plexus is not a diet, but a clinically formulated supplement that supports weight loss.

So the question…is plexus slim keto friendly?

Well, unfortunately, I’m not a doctor or scientist.  So I couldn’t professional tell you.

Remember, you should always consult your doctor with any diet plans or products you decide to partake of.  Here’s a good video from Dr. Eric Berg, DC on Keto diet.

Plexus vs Keto diet is not the comparison we should be examining.

Would Plexus Slim® and ketogenic or low carb diets be productive in junction together

Plexus Slim and R-E-M Plan Guide and low carb dietsIn my R-E-M Plan Guide, I talk about how I took three simple steps to lose over 50lbs.

Reduce, Eliminate & Maximize are the principles I used in my journey to become more healthy.

Let me explain…

I would reduce the amount of calories, carbs or bad food choices in the Reduce phase.

I then would Eliminate certain foods and/or drinks.

These first two phases allowed me to use elements of low carb and/or ketogenic dieting to promote weight loss.

I then would use Plexus products and exercise to Maximize my Reduce and Eliminate steps of the Plan.  Thus R-E-M.

You can get your free copy here.

Carbohydrates And Plexus Slim

Ok…let’s wrap this up.

While we have been discussing Plexus Slim® and low carb diets, there is one question we haven’t asked.

How many carbs are in plexus slim?

There are 2 grams of carbohydrates in one Plexus Slim® stick packet.

Mixed with water, that’s 2 grams of carbs in a plexus pink drink

Plexus also has a product that can block the absorption of up to 48 percent of carbs and sugars from your meal

Plexus Diet Menu

Now Plexus weight management products are not a meal plan.  They are supplements that support weight loss and promote a healthy gut.*

Used with a sensible meal, low carb or ketogenic meal plan, they can support a healthy weight loss.

…And thanks to Plexus

Possible meal suggestions are listed on the website or they have a fabulous YouTube channel.

With recipes like Spicy Avocado Shrimp Tower, Tangy Gut-healthy Guacamole and Hearty Sweet Potato Reuben Sandwich – included with Plexus products – anyone should be successful at their weight loss goals.

So in closing…

I believe that with consultation and direction from your physician, Plexus products and a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, you can be successful on your journey to lose weight and get healthy.

Happy Living!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Participants in an independent, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, human clinical study, who used one pack of Slim twice a day lost an average of 5.45 pounds in 8 weeks, while the placebo group lost an average of 3.12 pounds. There was a trend to weight decrease with Slim group (p=0.059)
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