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Paleo vs Keto: What's the Difference?

By Lauren Fellows, Director of Content
January 9, 2021
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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.

While there’s a fair amount of overlap between the foods that are allowed (like veggies and meat) and what is not allowed (like grains, sugar, and processed foods), there are several nuances that separate them. More importantly, the goal of each diet is different.

The goal of keto is to eat less than 50 grams of carbohydrates each day in order to maintain a strict state of ketosis (and it’s usually a short-term goal at that).

The Paleo Diet is a long-term lifestyle focused on eating the healthy foods we were designed to eat. You don’t have to count carbs or worry that eating the wrong fruit will kick you out of ketosis. Simply stick to healthy Paleo-approved foods just 85 percent of the time, and your body will experience its full benefits.

If you’re curious to learn more about how Paleo is different from keto, check out this infographic that breaks down the rules, benefits, and allowed foods in each diet.

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