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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.

How to Carb Cycle on Paleo

While The Paleo Diet doesn’t support a long-term keto diet, occasional carb-cycling can help optimize weight loss and metabolic flexibility.

By Betsy Schroeder
How The South Beach Diet Compares to Keto (And Why Paleo Is Still Best)

Do a lot of low-carb, high fat diets seem similar to you? See the major differences between The Paleo Diet, the South Beach Diet and the keto diet.

By Aimee McNew
Stop Keto. Come Back To Paleo.

The Paleo Diet is more of a lifestyle, while keto is a short-term treatment. Our body was designed to handle periods of being in ketosis, but it was not designed to stay there. After going keto for a while, I knew that it wasn’t going to be sustainable, for me.

By Megan Patiry
Paleo vs Keto: What's the Difference?
The Paleo Diet® and the keto diet are both popular ways to lose weight and get fit, but there’s a lot of confusion about what differentiates the two. The key difference is keto is a short-term goal, whereas The Paleo Diet is about long-term health. See this infographic for more!
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Ketogenic Diets: Long-term Nutritional and Metabolic Deficiencies
While the Paleo diet and ketogenic diets are often confused, they have important differences that need to be recognized. Read more about the potential drawbacks of a ketogenic diet in today’s post.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Looking “Beyond Keto” with Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls has been developing a nutritional strategy for M.S. Her most recent book applies Paleo Diet principles with intermittent fasting.

By David Whiteside
The Paleo Diet Digest: Where Does the Keto Diet Fit In?

Is the Keto diet Paleo? We get asked that question all the time. This digest answers all your questions about ketogenic diets vs the Paleo Diet.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Diet Wins a Battle With Alzheimer’s

Could the food we choose to eat be one of our best chances at beating Alzheimers? In this article David Whiteside shows that there may be a link.

By David Whiteside
Paleo vs Keto: Choosing the Diet for You

Ketogenic diets are increasing in popularity, but you may be wondering how they differ from the Paleo diet. Read about the benefits of each diet in today’s article!

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve Cancer Therapy?

Ketogenic diets are becoming more and more popular – learn about the potential benefits of a ketogenic diet for cancer patients in today’s blog from The Paleo Diet.

By Christopher Clark
Does a Ketogenic Diet Extend Life Span?

Read more about a ketogenic diet & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about paleo foods, diet plans, paleo recipes & more today!

By Casey Thaler
The Ketogenic Diet. Is it Paleo?

Read more about the ketogenic diet & find out if it is paleo. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog for more information about the paleo diet, recipes & more!

By Christopher Clark
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.