Well first, let’s define the terms. Ketosis is the normal process your body undertakes when it has a net loss of carbohydrates to burn for energy and turns to burning fat stores. Ideally, this is what you’re looking for when you’re looking to lose weight.
A carbohydrate is a sugar, starch or fiber found in food (fruits, veggies, grain, milk products). The body’s main source of energy.
A calorie is a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams of water by one degree Celsius. This unit is used as a measure of the energy released by food as it is digested by the human body.
Okay, so biology quickstart over. We’re gonna get into a LOT of theory here so strap in and I’m not a nutritionist so don’t take anything I say for… anything but Googling and already acquired knowledge.
Carbs are broken down into simple and complex - in a nutshell, one is designed to be broken down a lot slower to give your body more longer lasting energy and one is there to get through energy faster typically because the structure of the simple sugars, starches and fibers in them aren’t as nutritionally sound - or, complex, hence the name.
Complex carbs - also called slow-burning carbs - are higher in nutrients and tend to release energy a lot slower. As you consume them, they don’t tend to cause blood sugar spikes (a reason ketosis can get to be a bad thing and lead to ketoACIDosis - a potentially fatal condition where your body produces too many ketones and not enough insulin to neutralize them).
Huel utilizes almost completely slow burning carbs. What does that mean for normal ketosis? As the body is breaking down the slow burning carbs slowly, it needs to get its energy for that metabolic process itself somewhere. That’s where it goes to your fat stores. As you’re consuming the healthier, full of fiber and protein Huel, your body is fueling itself using the ketosis process.
Huel may have 76 net carbs in 1000 calories of servings, but the carbs are slow burning and complex, meaning good for you. They also trigger ketosis naturally by the simple process of consumption, and as such, achieving fat-burning weight loss using Huel should be done if you’re eating proper calories for your body - there’s a mess of calculators on the web for Huel and otherwise to determine what your potentially ideal caloric intake should be. Anytime there is a loss of what you consume against what you burn, whether from exercise, or just the act of living, there will be a loss of fat stores which leads to loss of fat - which leads to stores being reduced and fat weight being lost.
Again, none of this is gospel, get your information from many sources. Cross reference and see what holds up and makes the most sense to you. Education is the best weight loss tool that exists.
(As a side note, Atkins was touted as a ‘low carb, high protein, high fat’ diet for the ketosis rule. The biggest issue was that not only did people see that as a carte blanche to eat all the bacon and cheese and burgers they wanted, it usually never outwardly promoted ‘good’ proteins or carbs to use. Here’s a link that nicely sums up what I think about Atkins and low carb fad diets in general: https://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/why-low-carb-diets-arent-the-answer/)