Paleo Diet or Kentogenic Diet?

  • bmikesell2012

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    May 07, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    Which one shall I do? I heard good pros and the cons of each diet. How do I pick? What do you need to look for in those diets, Please help!!!
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    May 07, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    bmikesell2012 saidWhich one shall I do? I heard good pros and the cons of each diet. How do I pick? What do you need to look for in those diets, Please help!!!


    Look for progress icon_smile.gif

    I've been doing Paleo since late January and I'm down 35 pounds, just a bit more to go now. I have no idea how Keto would have compared but the sticky at the top of this reddit was informative:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/keto

    As you know, there's tons of info on paleo out there too.

    Good luck man.
  • gwuinsf

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    May 14, 2014 1:04 AM GMT
    bmikesell2012 saidWhich one shall I do? I heard good pros and the cons of each diet. How do I pick? What do you need to look for in those diets, Please help!!!


    I have tried both. I suggest you read up on both and make the decision for yourself. Both entail big lifestyle changes as any changes to changes should.

    In my opinion, for sheer weight loss, you will have better results on a ketogenic diet. Google "cyclical ketogenic diet" for more information. The downside of CKD, in my opinion, is that it's more restrictive and it's very difficult if you eat out a lot. I had to bring my lunch to work every day, and it was very difficult to go out to dinner with friends. If you do any kind of endurance sports, it's very rough. I had a really hard time weight training on legs day as I'd get really light headed and out of breath.

    Paleo is much easier to follow, in my opinion. You will lose weight on Paleo but it won't be as quick as leto. Paleo has a few simple rules to follow - cut out dairy, wheat, legumes, processed oils.

    My suggestion is to start with Paleo. It's much easier to slide into. And then you can dabble in Keto once you feel like you have a handle on your nutrition. You can do both at the same time. Keto just means cutting your carbs way down.

    I think what applies though is the #1 rule about any diet - the best diet is the one you can stick to.
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    Jul 22, 2014 1:37 AM GMT
    Paleo=Ripped!
    I can testify!!
    lol

  • Aug 05, 2014 8:03 PM GMT
    bmikesell2012 saidWhich one shall I do? I heard good pros and the cons of each diet. How do I pick? What do you need to look for in those diets, Please help!!!


    Hey guy. About a year ago I went on something called the Bulletproof diet. It's based on food science and is intended to increase cognition and energy. I lost 30 lbs in a month and have kept the weight off since. I'm in ketosis most of the time and avoid carbs and other foods that cause inflammation. I haven't been sick once on this diet either; I usually get at least a couple of colds or the flu during the year.

    You can read about it at www.bulletproofexec.com - I don't buy their food but I did sign up for the email list so that I could download the grocery list. Basically, organic green vegetables, high quality protein and fat.

    Good luck!
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    Sep 03, 2014 9:22 AM GMT
    Neither? Check out Flexible Dieting / 3D Muscle Journey or IIFYM - why forbid yourself from eating certain types of food?