The ketogenic diet has gained plenty of traction in recent years. Many people have reportedly felt amazing doing it while also reaping extraordinary results.
What’s similar between keto & carnivore? How do their benefits compare to an entirely plant-based diet?
Keep reading to find out the answers to these questions and more!
The Truth About Keto
Anyone who tells you it is some kind of wizardry is plain wrong. It is more than likely they are just trying to sell you their product or service.
Putting the marketing rubbish aside, we can say that keto is EFFECTIVE. Because it matches our biological needs, keeps us satiated, and can therefore be made sustainable and easy to follow.
Sustainability in a diet plan is what matters the most, regardless of whether you are doing keto, vegan, or any other diet.
If you are tired of chewing on salads and are willing to give keto a shot? Then keep reading to find out the benefits of keto, as opposed to the vegan diet.
Vegan VS Keto & Carnivore
There are three main types of ‘dieting’ that people choose between in today’s world.
They are- Vegan, carnivore, and keto.
The first one is just the opposite of the last two. The last two share similarities, though they are vastly different in some regards.
So let’s have a look at these three approaches!
A vegan diet is a diet that excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy.
Vegans do not eat any type of meat, poultry, or seafood.
The Vegan diet can be more expensive than other diets. A vegan diet can be difficult for people who live in areas where there are few places to get food without meat or dairy products in them.
A person on a vegan diet may also easily fall into nutrient deficiencies, mainly because plant sources, objectively, are not really as nutritious as animal foods due to their incomplete nutrient profiles.
Nevertheless, a vegan diet can be made effective if you mix many plant products, but all in all, it is a hardly sustainable diet in most cases.
That doesn’t mean you should completely exclude it as an option, and even more so, you should consider it if you don’t like animal products and digest them hardly.
2. Carnivore & Keto
Secondly, we have the carnivore & the ketogenic diet, both of which are pretty similar.
Let’s see precisely what we mean here – The carnivore diet, as the name suggests, is a nutritional approach that mainly revolves around animal products (meat and organs for the most part).
Like the ketogenic diet, this implies a high protein and high-fat content due to the substantial amounts of animal products required to sustain this diet.
They are similar, but also vastly different. The carnivore diet is more oriented towards that the human species has evolved through the consumption of animal products and that plants don’t want to be eaten.
Keto and carnivore have one main difference – Carnivore permits carbohydrates, as long as they are of quality sources. It just doesn’t approve of leafy greens, seeds and grains.
The idea of the carnivore diet is, again, to eat evolutionarily-appropriate foods.
This implies the consumption of meat and organs for the most part. Some may consume high-quality natural carbs like fruits, honey, and root crops like sweet potatoes.
And well, keto is different in that regard – The idea of keto is to focus on high-protein/fat food sources but exclude carbohydrates as means of tapping into an alternative energy source – Fat.
What All Of This Means For You
If you are confused about what to choose after reading this, let us put it simply in a sentence or two here.
The vegan diet is generally incomplete, hard to source, hard to sustain, and very time-consuming, for the most part, due to the wide variety of foods you have to find and prepare.
One of the worst things about veganism is that, unlike keto and carnivore, it does not provide solid food with a full protein profile and can easily make you deficient in many nutrients if you don’t know how to eat like a true vegan.
The ketogenic & Carnivore diets, on the other hand, are very abundant in high-quality protein and fats, which are essential for the body, more accessible to source, easier to prepare, and much more satiating than any plant you will ever eat.
What this means is that if you want to have a meal and not think about food for hours to come, you should opt for either keto or carnivore.
We recommend keto if you don’t care about carbohydrates all that much, as it is pretty easy to follow, sustain and stick to.
However, if you love your carbs and sweet foods, you should opt for the carnivore, as it also permits the consumption of fruits and other carb sources! depending on how strict you are.
Whatever you go for make sure that your daily nutrition gives you quality protein, quality dietary fat and keeps you satiated.
What you want from your nutrition is not for it to be a certain “dietary approach” but rather something that you can stick to in the long term – Something that feels natural.
We always recommend consulting your medical or nutritional Practioner before starting any diet change.