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Old 05-02-2013, 00:51   #1
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Okay, I haven't had time to research all of the ways of eating extensively and I know they're similar. Any diet/weight loss gurus that could put into a nutshell for me the main difference between the Atkins, Paleo, and Ketogenic diets? I'm not really seeing any differences offhand, yet I know there must be major differences since they're different programs. This is more out of interest than anything, as I am still going to eat LCHF. I just can't figure out how the Paleo is different from Atkins, and how it's different from Keto.

Anyone with experience with different LCHF diet types out there? What's the main difference?

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Paleo is (sometimes) dairy-free, and allows fruits and honey. Even bananas.

Primal is a little more flexible than Paleo.

LCHF is more-controlled, and deliberately seeks out fats.

Atkins is staged stepwise, with increasing amounts of carbs in each step.

I draw on recipes from all 4 ways of eating, and I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian. I agree it is confusing, and in addition there are those who follow the letter but not the spirit of the rules, in each case. I consider myself a more-pragmatic version of LCHF -- add that "meatless in there, and I gotta be!
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I too use recipes from both Paleo, but mainly eat a WOE based on Atkins Induction with more fat since I reached goals as that was about when I learned about it. And got the Induction till learned! For maintenance it has worked it pretty well for me. It is pretty simple and I needed that in the beginning!

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So you've always just stayed on induction or did you move to a higher carb count?

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No serious carb count, but a few along the way. I'm never really hungry, so I eat about the same thing but still need to eat more fat now. I've been steady for nearly 2 years now using it.

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So you've always just stayed on induction or did you move to a higher carb count?
I also used Atkins at first, and haven't strayed too far from the Induction. For me, it's a way of life to control my diabetes - not a weight-loss diet that I can step away from when I've reached a goal.

I found Atkins is easy to follow. I got bogged down with all the fruit and honey in Paleo, although I someetimes find good recipes from their sites.

I've since tweaked the diet and have added in other foods than are strickly Induction, such as nuts. Always checking with my meter if this will work for me.

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True Paleo is supposed to be about health, the way our ancestors lived with no grains, no process foods and lower carbs than SAD.

Atkins is a by phase lose weight program, no so much about healthy food. It start with low enough carbs that it can be ketogenic, but is not very conducing to become keto adapted were you will produce enough ketones to change your main fuel for your cells to fat. Mainly because it does emphasize on lowering protein and phase 1 is to short (one is supposed to keep adding carbs ) to one become fully adapted.

A ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, very low carb diet were the body shift from using carbohydrates as is main fuel to using ketones. It can have some other benefits beyond just losing weight and BG control. You have read from others what many of them can be.
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Sorry for the error should read;

"Mainly because it does NOT emphasize on lowering protein and phase 1 is to short (one is supposed to keep adding carbs ) to one become fully adapted."

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I have found useful aspects in all of these diets. From paleo I picked up on the idea of identifying how various foods (like legumes, gluten or dairy) affect my health and digestive "happiness". From LCHF, I learned to embrace switching out carbs for fat. From ketogenic, I learned why eating as much steak as I desired caused high blood sugar.

While I like the foundation concepts of paleo, I would warn that when reading about it online, many of the paleo bloggers and posters aren't diabetic and are often young, athletic men... I found that their suggestions didn't always jive with controlling diabetes and the low-carb bashing was prevalent...

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