There are so many trending diets today that are said to be effective, some of which is the Ketogenic or Keto diet and the Paleolithic or the Paleo diet. If you are going to start any of these diets, however, it’s best to weigh which diet could be better for you.

The Difference

The Ketogenic diet was created in order to prevent seizures from recurring by eliminating sugars and putting the body in a state of fat-burning, or ketosis. The Keto diet’s effect on the body is a rapid weight loss. In the cases of those who have Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease, the result was an improvement of health.

The Keto diet’s main source of energy becomes the fats that you consume in your diet and the fats that are stored in your body. This is the reason why most Keto dieters tend to eat bacon and other fatty foods.

Meanwhile, the Paleolithic diet is focused on unprocessed food in order to mimic the lifestyle that our ancestors used to have. The Paleo diet relies on the belief that it is because of processed food that we shorten our lives, and as such we should not eat them in order to be less prone to disease.

Unlike the Keto diet, the Paleo diet still has other sources of carbohydrates and sugars, mainly starches from vegetables and sugar from fruits. Also, the Paleo diet restricts people from eating nuts, legumes, and dairy.

Weighing In

When summarizing and comparing the two diets, a lot of people will say that the Keto diet is better; this is because the Paleo diet is more of a lifestyle change much like vegetarianism in which its only result is weight loss. The Keto diet also has more benefits to offer than the Paleo diet.

However, the Keto diet requires an amount of food you can consume per hours a day, and it requires the avoidance of most kinds of sugars and carbohydrates – vegetables and fruits are also avoided if possible.

So, to those who want to lose weight one step at a time while avoiding the drastic diet change, Paleo is recommended for them.


Carbohydrates are not necessarily evil; they are our body’s main source of energy. There are also a lot of starchy and sugary foods that offer a lot of health benefits, such as honey. When starting with any kind of diet, it is better to first consult your doctor for a health assessment to see whether this diet is the right one for you.