There are plenty of diets that end up being fads and flashes—here one year, gone the next. But other eating plans tend to have more staying power. Take both the paleo and ketogenic diets as two examples, which often are confused with each other.
Lets talk about paleo first. Adherents of the paleo diet draw their inspiration from what they say are the eating habits and patterns of our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors. Paleo draws much of its fare from meat and seafood, but particular strains of each—grass fed and wild. Nuts and seeds are OK too, as are fruits and veggies that are light on starch (think avocadoes) and fats that aren’t super processed. What paleo followers can’t have, however, are dairy products, processed foods, sugar, and legumes, among other things.
Those are some of the same guidelines as ketogenic followers, but there are differences too. What are they, and what do they mean? This graphic explains it.
Thank you to ZeroCater for the infographic! 🙂