Atkins Vs Keto Vs Paleo

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The Difference Between The Keto Diet And The Atkins Diet

The Ketogenic Diet has a few diets that fight for its low-carb virtue: the Atkins diet and the Paleo diet. People on the Atkins diet may try to convince you that it’s no different. Advocates for the Paleo will try to convince you that it is healthier. Read on for important descriptions of the difference between the keto diet, Atkins diet and Paleo diet. Or scroll to the bottom of the page for a simplified summary table. In honesty, the difference between the keto diet and Atkins diet may seem small, but the results are big. Yes, they are similar in the fact that they are both low carbohydrate diets. Limiting carbs is the main goal on Atkins diet, not eating high fat like on the keto diet. You will still restrict a lot of the same foods like fruits, starchy vegetables like potatoes and moderate carb vegetables like tomatoes. In the Atkins diet you are also not watching your protein consumption which can be detrimental to entering ketosis (fat burning mode). Entering ketosis may be a side effect of the Atkins diet- but only if you are careful with protein consumption. Eventually you will be putting more and more carbs back into your diet, which will definitely be detrimental to ket Continue reading >>

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  1. SteveFerd

    I'm trying to understand what the difference is between all of the above. Many, many years ago, I did Atkins and had good success with that program. I read the getting started and it seems that keto is higher fat than either of the programs I listed. South Beach is lower fat and less restrictive on whole food carbs. Is there an easy to sum up difference between all of these plans?

  2. tsarz

    Keto and Atkins induction (based on the latest Atkins book) are very similar. I would argue that they are essentially the same, but the keto guidelines here on /r/keto and what you see in the Atkins book will vary a bit. They both limit net carbs to about 20 grams, limit protein consumption to a set amount based on sex/height, and leave the rest as fat.
    Paleo is like keto except the carb counts are higher, more like 100 grams depending on what "version" of paleo you're subscribing to. Paleo also tends to focus on foods that were available to our paleolithic ancestors, and so it avoids foods such as dairy and grains. Lacto-paleo is paleo with dairy. The definitions of what paleo means can vary quite a bit.
    I've never read about South Beach.

  3. omfglauren

    South Beach is low carb, low fat

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