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August 8, 2012 10:54 AM
These two diets sounds the same, I don't understand what the difference is.

Both reduce how much carbs you eat by avoiding breads, etc. Both of these diets are fat and protein rich.
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August 8, 2012 10:56 AM
QUOTE:

These two diets sounds the same, I don't understand what the difference is.

Both reduce how much carbs you eat by avoiding breads, etc. Both of these diets are fat and protein rich.


Paleo eliminating grains, dairy and legumes while focusing on whole foods

Keto lowering carbs and upping fats until you are in ketosis
August 8, 2012 10:57 AM
"ketosis" is just a state when your body (basically) switches from burning glucose to fat. I didn't realize it was a diet, but a lot of the paleo/primal people talk about going into ketosis when their carb intake is extremely low.

I'm not going to say I suggest it as a weight loss method but that's what it is in a nutshell
August 8, 2012 11:05 AM
Maybe I'm confusing the two terms. I guess ketosis is more of a medical term (I think if you eat 50-100 g of carbs a day or less) and Paleo is one diet that MAY induce ketosis.

From what I understand you can eat potato during Paleo but not if you are trying to lose weight. So basically it gives you the option to do higher carbs or lower. Same thing with fruit.

Crossfit gym I go to support a Paleo diet so I'm thinking to give it a shot.
Edited by onikonor On August 8, 2012 11:06 AM
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August 8, 2012 11:08 AM
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Maybe I'm confusing the two terms. I guess ketosis is more of a medical term (I think if you eat 50-100 g of carbs a day or less) and Paleo is one diet that MAY induce ketosis.


Sounds like you got it right. But you'd need to eat less than 40-50g of carbs to go into ketosis. As for potatoes... They aren't encouraged in the paleo lifestyle but not strictly forbidden either. Eating potato once in a while won't be the reason you lose weight or not
August 8, 2012 11:13 AM
Great thanks guys.
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August 8, 2012 12:10 PM
Indeed. I eat what would be considered fairly strict paleo, but do not intentionally restrict my carbs. Will often exceed 150g daily.
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August 8, 2012 12:15 PM
QUOTE:

Crossfit gym I go to support a Paleo diet so I'm thinking to give it a shot.


The nutrition advice at a crossfit gym is worse than the exercise advice.
August 8, 2012 5:20 PM
I eat paleo, I have been for a year now, and once in a while I will do Keto-- where I lower my carbs to 15g a day. I stay satiated throughout the day-- never starved. I do this to help lose some stubborn fat. I Keto maybe a week or so a month. This time I'm going for longer-- 60 days, I have some stubborn belly fat that wll is quite stubborn. Of course I'm not relying on diet alone, I lift and do cardio as well ;-)

My goal weight is 110/100lbs (which is fine for my 5'1'' frame)-- I'm currently standing at 134 (I weighed myself a month ago and that's where I was at) my body fat % was at 24. My highest weight was 149LBS and paleo and excercise combined has helped me lose the weight (mostly inches really) gradually. Even if I don't hit the 110 mark but I look and feel good in a bikini then I am content :-)

Anyways the point is Keto can be incorporated in a Paleo diet.
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August 9, 2012 10:03 AM
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Crossfit gym I go to support a Paleo diet so I'm thinking to give it a shot.


The nutrition advice at a crossfit gym is worse than the exercise advice.


What do you mean by that? Why is their exercise advise poor?

PS. My gym is not telling us to eat this way, they just have it on their website under "supported sites" section and the coaches use the diet.
Edited by onikonor On August 9, 2012 10:07 AM
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August 9, 2012 10:05 AM
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I eat paleo, I have been for a year now, and once in a while I will do Keto-- where I lower my carbs to 15g a day. I stay satiated throughout the day-- never starved. I do this to help lose some stubborn fat. I Keto maybe a week or so a month. This time I'm going for longer-- 60 days, I have some stubborn belly fat that wll is quite stubborn. Of course I'm not relying on diet alone, I lift and do cardio as well ;-)

My goal weight is 110/100lbs (which is fine for my 5'1'' frame)-- I'm currently standing at 134 (I weighed myself a month ago and that's where I was at) my body fat % was at 24. My highest weight was 149LBS and paleo and excercise combined has helped me lose the weight (mostly inches really) gradually. Even if I don't hit the 110 mark but I look and feel good in a bikini then I am content :-)

Anyways the point is Keto can be incorporated in a Paleo diet.


Yeah that makes sense. I do agree keto is great to get rid of stubborn fat. Tried it once and it worked.
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September 5, 2013 10:27 AM
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