PALEO AND KETO: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES

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Paleo and Keto are two commonly used nutritional lifestyles that create a healthier eating regimen, lower sugar intake, enhance performance and maximize weight loss.

The paleo diet, or eating the way cave(wo)men did in the Stone Age, consists of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats from natural sources. Paleo relies on not eating processed foods, which means that if it’s in a box – don’t eat it. Although all of this is similar to Keto, what’s different is the allowance for higher carbs in vegetables and fruits than the Keto diet.

The biggest difference to note is the importance of macronutrient breakdowns within the two diets. Where Paleo is heavily based on the types of foods you consume and does not encourage macro tracking, the Keto diet relies on maintaining a very low-carb, high-fat and moderate protein diet which is best executed with tracking macronutrients to maximize weight loss in a very short amount of time.

Unlike Paleo, any food can be eaten on Keto as long as a very low net carb (total carbs subtract fiber = net carbs) is maintained. In basic terms: you eat fat to use your own fat for energy! To learn more on how Keto works, read our previous blog titled What is the Ketogenic Diet.

The largest similarity of the two nutritional lifestyles is the removal of sugar from the diet, which can cause weight gain, abdominal obesity, elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure and so much more. Both diets have been used to improve illnesses and health problems in a large population of people.

At Ketovation, we took the base of Keto and adapted it with the science behind tracking macros and found the way to maximize your energy levels while shedding fat- fast!

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