Keto and Paleo: What's the Difference?

It can be pretty tough to figure out what diet you should follow, and a quick Google search might make things seem even more complicated. Indeed, there are many different diets out there and a good deal of them are sensationalist fads, which can make it even more difficult to figure out what you should do. Below we've broken down the Paleo Diet and the Keto Diet to help give our tribe some perspective on our brand new Keto Bar!

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is a balanced eating plan based on what might have been available to humans during the Paleolithic era. In our opinion, the benefits of this diet are avoiding overly processed foods upon which we have become too reliant. The Paleo Diet is similar to clean eating, but involves a bit more structure and restriction – namely, foods including processed grains, dairy, high sugar foods, or legumes are not permitted on the Paleo Diet. What is left is foods like meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Because the Paleo Diet is fairly low in carbs and high in fat & protein, it makes an excellent choice for those looking to maintain an active lifestyle. What’s more is that all of Caveman Foods’ products are made specifically with individuals following the Paleo diet in mind - in fact, all of our products are certified Paleo or Paleo-friendly by the one and only Paleo Foundation.

  • Meat and fish
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables — except corn, which is a grain
  • Selected fats and oils, such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, lard, tallow, ghee/butter
  • Minimally processed sweeteners, including raw honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, raw stevia

For most, paleo is about more than just a diet.

Keto

A great option that has been surging in popularity for someone looking to lose weight , the Keto diet has in some form has actually been around for quite some time. Named for a natural body process known as ketosis, the Keto diet takes advantage of body’s response to not getting enough glucose from food, as it begins metabolizing its own glucose using your fat cells as fuel. This results in relatively quick fat loss compared to other diet plans, according to DietDoctor. Unlike the Paleo diet and “clean eating,” which are focused more on what you eat versus how much, the Keto diet requires you to focus on how much carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you eat each day. That being said, the Keto diet has some flexibility so long as you don't go over your carbohydrate limit and your ratios of carbs to protein and fat. While the Keto diet is one of the preferred options for quick fat loss, some may find the restrictions challenging to maintain. While Caveman does not design products specifically for keto diets, some of our meat products can be part of a keto regimen because of their high protein to carbohydrate ratios. As we recommend with any major diet changes, it’s good to talk to your doctor about these options and to try them out before committing long term.

In summary, both of these can be great choices when considering healthy snack options like our brand new Keto Bar  with only 2 grams of net carbs, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 9 grams of fiber!

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