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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. People often turn to low-carb diets for weight-loss. However, like Keto, they aren't always safe long-term.

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 J. 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.