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Keto Fish and Chips

Keto Fish and Chips

Yep guys, this is it. Keto fish and chips. The batter is light, crispy and almost like tempura, and not all that hard to make. Once you create this crispy Keto fish and chips you’ll be wondering what else you can fry up in this […]

Day 21 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 21 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

It’s the final day, congratulations to you for reaching this milestone! 3 weeks ago you decided to make some changes to your health.  Whatever they were, and however the last 3 weeks went, I want you to stop and pat yourself on the back.  Even […]

Day 20 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 20 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Can you believe it, day 20 is already here?  No matter what the last 20 days have looked like for you,  I bet you’ve learnt something.  We all gain experience every single day, experience at living our lives.  Unless we stop and reflect on this though, […]

4 Keto Recipes You Can Make In Your Instant Pot

4 Keto Recipes You Can Make In Your Instant Pot

Keto diets have become popular with their high potential for weight-loss, as well as the resultant health benefits. Eating a keto diet we get to enjoy delicious food – but after a few it can get a bit monotonous! Our ‘safe list’ on Keto, while […]

Day 19 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 19 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Welcome to Day 19! Today I want to fill you in on some pretty awesome stuff I’ve been learning.  Im pretty sure it’s the key to happiness, but I’ll let you be the judge 😉 I recently learnt that your brain is different to your […]

Day 18 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 18 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Happy Day 18! With 3 days left, the last few emails have been focusing on the mindset of ‘what next’.  I’ve been writing about the mental shifts to keep going after the 21 Day challenge and make Keto a new lifestyle (or a re-found one!).  […]

Day 17 of The 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 17 of The 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

17 Days down now 💪 Hope you’re feeling fantastic! This quote was sent to me by a fellow challenger the other day;  “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”― L.M. Montgomery And it got me […]

Day 16 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 16 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Happy Monday morning and Day 16! Yesterday’s post (found here) encouraged us to look at what keeps us motivated and accountable.  The tricky thing about motivation – It’s different for everyone.  You see this especially when it comes to healthy lifestyle choices.  For me, I […]

Day 15 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 15 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 15, here we go. The start of week 3, the final week!  You might be feeling like you’ve got a great rhythm now and are ready to continue on this week without any problems. But then what? Following a structured plan with a dedicated […]

Day 14 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 14 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

2 weeks down, WOW! Great work 👏 Whatever these 2 weeks have been like for you, great work on even opening this email.  It means you are ready for change and want to improve your health 💚 This week, here in Melbourne, gyms were allowed to […]

Day 13 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 13 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Happy Day 13! Nearly 2 weeks down. You are past Keto flu, you might have seen some health improvements already. But maybe you haven’t… what then? How do you know Keto is ‘working’, or if it will ever work for you?  We humans tend to […]

Day 12 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 12 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Can you believe it’s Day 12 already??  Yesterday we learnt a little bit about macros. I know the ‘science’ and maths behind Keto can be pretty boring, but it’s still important. It’s like learning your ABCs before you learn to read. You need the baby […]

Day 11 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 11 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Hey Keto Super Star! We just crossed over the halfway hurdle – it’s all downhill from here! You’re probably feeling pretty good or learning to make small, daily adjustments to get you feeling better.  We’ve had lots of motivational and mindset emails, so today is […]

Day 10 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 10 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Good morning and happy Day 10! We are nearly half way. Today I want to talk a bit about fasting.  Not that long ago, fasting was a dirty word.  In Western culture, going without food is associated with unhealthy habits and starvation. 3 meals a […]

Day 9 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 9 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

9 days in and a new week ahead of us! By now, you might have started to build some habits from following the 21 Day Challenge. Maybe you check in on the facebook group every day, or read these posts every day.  Maybe you have […]

Day 8 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 8 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

8 Days down guys, and today is Sunday morning here in Australia ☀️ Sunday morning shows extreme polar opposites for people depending on their Saturday choices:  There’s the people out for a run or walk, cooking their Keto breakfast or heading to the market.  Then […]

Day 7 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 7 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

WHEW 7 days in!! We made it to Saturday, we made it 1 week and I hope you are feeling AWESOME 🎉 With 2 weeks to go, we should mostly all be in ketosis by now and starting to feel some positive effects.  Hunger is […]

Day 6 – 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 6 – 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Welcome to Day 6! I have to say, I am LOVING the positive vibes over in the facebook group. I don’t really like facebook or social media in general, but it’s a necessary evil when it comes to getting a group of people together! We […]

Day 5 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 5 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Good morning ! Day 5 – great work on getting this far! Even if you’re just reading emails for now, or still yet to start. That’s ok. We are all on our own journey.  I hope one of these emails hits you where you need it, […]

Day 4 – 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 4 – 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Good morning! Day 4  – time is flying and I hope you’re starting to feel more energetic!  If you’re brand new to Keto, it can be really overwhelming.  There’s a lot of opinions.. and a lot of bad information out there.  I see facebook groups […]

Day 3 – 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Day 3 – 21 Day Keto Challenge November 2020

Hey Day 3 already – I hope you’re feeling on top of your game! You might have noticed my emails this year are a little less “what are macros” and a little more “getting your head in the game”. As Keto has gained popularity over the years, there […]


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The 3 Key Differences between Paleo and Keto Diet

The 3 Key Differences between Paleo and Keto Diet

The popular Paleo diet has really taken the world by storm, and there seems to be a new debate – Keto VS Paleo

It has its fans and its critics, but one thing is for sure – it’s controversial.

By comparison, Keto seems to have slipped under the radar but is working its way into main stream media (at the time of writing this, most people had never heard of Keto! Now it’s everywhere).

As an early adopter, I think it’s important to differentiate the two and weigh in on the Keto vs Paleo debate.

After trying both ways of eating, starting with Paleo, but the entire time something just didn’t feel right.

Every day I was sluggish, lethargic and struggling to get through my usual workouts.

I agree with the Paleo principle of eating as close to natural food sources as you can – bone broths, grass fed meat sources, pesticide free vegetables where possible.

This is all great stuff, there’s no denying it.

The key differences between the two are;

Eating Carbs on Keto and Paleo

1. CARBS

The biggest difference is the carb count.

While on paleo I was eating so much sweet potato, fruit, nuts and nut meal/flours, quinoa and carrots, plus sweeteners like honey and rice malt syrup. Looking back, I was probably hitting 150 – 200 grams of carbs a day.

At this time I created a banana bread recipe that my husband still eats to this day, but once I switched to keto I realised this thing may as well have been a snickers bar with the amount of carbs in it.

Damn!

Eating Fat on Keto and Paleo

2. PALEO & FAT

The entire principal behind the keto way of eating is to become fat adapted – your body now uses fat/ketones as its preferred fuel source.

Paleo can be high fat, but is not high fat by default.

Paleo does not fit into a strict set of macros like keto, and so is very open for interpretation – and consequently mistakes.

 

Eating Dairy on Keto and Paleo

3. DAIRY

Paleo eaters avoid dairy.

They believe that our ancestors did not eat dairy, so neither should we as our bodies are not designed to digest it.

From my own research, 1/3 of humans produce the enzyme Lactase which lets us safely and comfortably digest dairy products.

I can safely say I am one of the lucky third that can and often does happily live off cheese. Here’s a couple of articles for those interested;

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/09/23/3854293.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/09/17/3850729.htm

(Thanks Dr Karl)

After trying Paleo for about 12 months, I was still constantly bingeing on carbs and sugars and feeling sluggish and bloated.

As a result I knew something wasn’t quite right.

I was likely still hooked on the insulin spikes of a high carb/sugar diet and so I thought I wasn’t cut out for it.

Not the case, get on Keto and never look back!

The jury is in for me, and Keto wins.