It’s common wisdom that you gain weight when you regularly eat more calories than you use through physical activity and normal body functions. Yes, it’s true that losing weight means eating fewer calories and burning more energy through physical activity. It sounds simple, but an estimated 160 million Americans are overweight or obese.
For many people trying to lose weight, manage health conditions (like diabetes, for example), or adopt a healthier lifestyle, there are plenty of diets and options out there. Two of the most popular include the ketogenic diet (or the keto diet) and the Whole30.
There’s so much buzz around the Paleo lifestyle and ketogenic diets that it’s hard to tell which one, if either, is right for you. After all, both diets (as well as others) are said to have benefits that can lead to weight loss, improved energy and increased metabolic health. Take one look at Instagram, and you’ll find people raving about their Paleo and keto experiences, which might inspire you to consider whether one of these diets should be your next move.