What is the Paleo Diet?
When it comes to the Paleo diet — which is based on eliminating grains and legumes due to their phytic acid content — it’s more of a lifestyle choice to focus on eating quality foods that support digestive health. Most dairy products are also off limits on the Paleo diet because they contain lactose, which is hard for most people to digest.
By removing the most difficult foods to digest, the Paleo diet can be therapeutic for gut health, autoimmune conditions, blood sugar balance, and weight loss. Focusing on consuming more meat proteins, vegetables, fruits , nuts & seeds.
What is the Keto Diet?
the Keto diet is targeted primarily towards those who want to experience dramatic weight loss. However, the Keto diet can also help improve medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, the initial purpose of the Keto diet was to prevent and treat seizures, when it was first discovered in the 1920s. But today, the Keto diet is best known as a rapid weight loss and fat burning strategy.
The reason the Keto diet promotes accelerated weight loss more effectively than most diets is because it teaches your body to burn fat more efficiently by entering a metabolic state called ketosis.
Ketosis is the state your body enters when glucose your body’s preferred fuel source isn’t readily available for energy. So, as a back up energy source, your body will begin to burn fatty acids instead, which produces ketones.
Now, in order for your body to burn fat instead of glucose, you must heavily restrict carbs from your diet (reducing the amount of carbs you eat down to roughly 5% of your diet), while simultaneously increasing your fat intake up to 75% of your diet. Proponents of the diet maintain that, by removing sugar and grains from your life, you can effectively enhance your metabolism. The lack of carbs leaves your body with no choice but to burn fatty acids in your fat stores as fuel. This is how fat loss and weight loss occurs.
Having a lot of Male and Female clients we decided to look more deeply into the side effects of the weight-loss plan for women. Because men seem to do so well on the diet, the problems women had on the ketogenic diet were largely shrouded by male successes in these case studies. The fact remains, that women are biologically and hormonally different from men, and the drastic nature of the ketogenic diet affects hormones, potentially having a negative effect on women.
so my question for you is have you tried keto and how did it work for you? Comment below!