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Frank Rosario

Diet Breakdown

Obtaining the most Information you can is key when starting a new diet plan. It’s also important to know that you need to find a diet that will work for you and lead to the results YOU desire. With so many dieting options available, having the knowledge on this topic can make a big difference.

Let’s take a look at the three most popular options you have!

Ketogenic (Keto)

The goal you are trying to achieve with the keto diet is getting your body into a state of ketosis. When you reach ketosis, your body starts burning fat for fuel instead of your usual energy source: carbs. Keep in mind, you must eat a fair amount of fat for this to be successful.

With that being said, 60 to 80 percent of your calories NEED to come from fat, the rest should come from protein. This doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all, you should still manage what fat you ingest. The key is to keep the carb intake low and eat healthy-fat foods in order to keep your ratio balanced.

Here’s a list of keto-friendly foods:

  • Meats or plant-based meats
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Healthy fats like avocados and olive oil, and even butter
  • Leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables

Paleo

Now, compared the keto diet, paleo is much easier because you have more options available. The paleo diet doesn’t follow a strict ratio like the keto diet does; instead, it focuses on entire food groups.

It also strays away from dairy, processed foods, and whole and refined grains. It’s rather simple; the diet mimics the Paleo Age which consisted of a clean diet. The goal is to return to the way early humans ate.

Here’s a list of paleo-friendly foods:

  • Grass-fed meat
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil (vegetable oils, like canola)
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Eggs

Whole 30

The Whole 30 diet plan consists of eating clean for 30 days. This diet is designed to cut out any foods that negatively impact your health (making you feel sick). This includes, dairy, sugar, legumes, grains, and alcohol.

Committing to the Whole 30 diet plan can be challenging. Breaking the habit of eating sugar-filled desserts every night after dinner can seem like a long shot, but the purpose is to eliminate trigger foods and slowly reinstate them after the 30 days are up. By doing that, you can figure out how your body responds to certain foods.

Here’s a list of whole30-friendly foods:

  • Meat: Burger without the bun
  • Poultry: A lot of chicken and sausage
  • Fish: Any type
  • Veggies: Limitless options
  • Fruits: Stick to these and avoid a sweet tooth
  • Fats: Avocados, avocado, avocados

-The REME Team