Paleo Versus Other Diets | The Paleo Diet®
noun_Search_345985 Created with Sketch.

Try The Paleo Diet®!

Learn more. Get recipes & meal plans. See the science.

Paleo Versus Other Diets

It seems every week a new diet is introduced that becomes all the rage. Most are fads that disappear almost as quickly as they arrived. Some, however, like The Paleo Diet®, are based on science with an increasing body of research exploring their efficacy. In this section we explore how The Paleo Diet stacks up against some of the more established diets.

Explore our articles about other diets
A comparision between Paleo and Whole 30
The Whole 30 diet got its name because people following it commit to the rules for 30 days. It is extremely similar to The Paleo Diet® but allows a few non-Paleo foods: ghee or clarified butter, fruit juice, green beans, most peas, vinegar (but not malt-based vinegar), coconut aminos, and salt.
A comparison between Paleo, Keto, and Other Low-Carb Diets
A Keto diet is any diet that puts the body into ketosis, a metabolic state characterized by elevated levels of ketone bodies in the blood or urine. This is achieved by consuming 50 grams of carbohydrates or less per day. Periodic short-term ketosis can be part of The Paleo Diet®, but as a long-term strategy, we do not support it.
A Comparison Between Paleo and Intermittent Fasting
Fasting can be a healthy way to improve health and physical performance from an evolutionary perspective. Our Paleolithic ancestors likely went through periods of fasting due to lack of hunting success. Some of the benefits of intermittent fasting include weight loss, longevity, and improved blood pressure and glucose control.
A comparison between Paleo and Plant-Based Diets
Plant-based diets are not necessarily vegetarian diets, but they are predicated on limited or no animal-based foods. They differ from The Paleo Diet® in that they include a significant quantity of grains and legumes, and a minimal consumption of animal protein.
Most Recent Articles
Top Rated Articles
Paleo Leadership
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.