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Keto Lemon Curd Cake

Keto Lemon Curd Cake

A delicious afternoon treat, this Keto Lemon Curd Cake has a moist cake almond meal base, topped with tangy, rich lemon curd. Serve with a dollop of thickened cream for an indulgent treat! Before you scroll to the recipe, below I’ve tried to answer any […]

Keto Seed Bread

Keto Seed Bread

The ultimate Keto lunch is here in the form of this Keto Seed Bread! Loaded with seeds and nuts, it is very filling, very dense and sooo packed with nutrients. This recipe was one of the favourites from my latest 21 Day Keto Cleanse Challenge […]

The Top Reasons Keto Has Stopped Working For You – or it Wont’ Even Start Working For You

The Top Reasons Keto Has Stopped Working For You – or it Wont’ Even Start Working For You

This is a letter to everyone who has hit a wall with Keto. Grab a cup of tea (hold the milk), this is a long one. If I’ve linked you to this post, it’s because you’ve asked me why Keto has stopped working for you, […]

Day 21 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 21 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

YOU DO IT!! WWOOOHHHOOO well done to you – you’ve made it to day 21. It doesn’t matter if you fell off the wagon, went off plan or made a few mistakes – we all do, and this is life. For 3 weeks you’ve been […]

Day 20 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 20 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Can you believe it, we are on the eve of the last day? If you’re following the complete meal plan, you’ll notice tomorrow’s dinner is a Celebration Meal! This means go out and treat yourself – with Keto foods. It might mean some delicious sashimi, […]

Day 19 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 19 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

It was a bit of a heavy email yesterday wasn’t it? You might have guessed I’m pretty passionate about this, so occasionally have to let loose or I’ll explode! Today I’ll keep it a bit more light-hearted, so hopefully I don’t scare anyone off 🤔 […]

Day 18 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 18 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

If you’re like most people, and almost all women, this isn’t your first attempt at getting healthy or losing weight.  I see a recurring message from many people who want to try Keto – they have diet exhaustion.  We are tired of trying everything – […]

Day 17 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 17 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

As we get closer to the end of the structured challenge, it’s important that we learn a bit about WHY keto works.  This includes understanding why it’s not designed as a short term, quick-fix diet.  For me, I know I need to understand why something […]

Day 16 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 16 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

We are now in the final week of the 21 Day Keto Challenge. Running these challenges have always been really interesting for me, as I watch thousands of people all react so differently to the same information. We all have the same FAQ, the same […]

Day 15 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 15 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Good morning! And welcome to day 15 of the Challenge – you are kicking butt 🙂 As the 21 Day challenge creeps towards the final week, I hope to offer you some tips on how to maintain your new way of eating. Don’t worry if […]

Day 14 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 14 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

You made it, 2 weeks in. Whether you stuck 100% to your plan and commitments, or varied a little bit, you are still here. Reading these emails, knowing you want to make a change. So in that sense, you made it. Today I want to […]

Day 13 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 13 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

As I write this, we are heading into another weekend. At almost the 2 week mark of the Keto Challenge, life often creeps back in and gets in the way. We always start challenges like this full of determination and will choose dates that really […]

Day 12 of the Keto Challenge

Day 12 of the Keto Challenge

Welcome to day 12! We are over the half way mark well and truly now, and only 9 days to go. Just a week and a half. And then we go back to eating hamburgers and chips … NOT Have you been asked yet when […]

Day 11 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 11 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Today we are going to delve into the sometimes confusing world of net carbs and total carbs! This is one of those topics that is pretty important to understand, and once you understand it properly, it stays with you. In a nut shell, carbs are […]

Day 10 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 10 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

As we edge closer to the halfway mark, it’s a good time to think about some of the complimentary health things we can do. Keto on its own is great, but when you team it with other changes like fasting and exercise, you really propel […]

Day 9 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 9 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

We humans tend to be short term thinkers. Studies have shown that we aren’t good at judging how much time things will take us, and weight loss is certainly one of them. “Most people overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what […]

Day 8 of the 21 Day Keto Cleanse Challenge

Day 8 of the 21 Day Keto Cleanse Challenge

We’ve passed the 1 week mark and hopefully learnt a lot along the way. While of course we are focusing in the Keto diet, I also like to take this chance to review other areas of our life that might be holding us back, physically […]

Day 7 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 7 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

At the end of today, it’s day 7 and one full week of the Keto Challenge! There might have been ups and downs, a few teething problems or a spot of the Keto flu but you’re already a week in! Now is a great time […]

Day 6 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 6 of the 21 Day Keto Challenge

Day 6 has come around so fast, and we are nearly at the end of the first week. Here comes the REAL challenge – the weekend. Our brains have an amazing way of rationalising our self sabotage. “I ate so well all week, I deserve […]

Day 5 of the Keto Cleanse Challenge

Day 5 of the Keto Cleanse Challenge

Yes, already 5 days in! That’s 5 days of commitment, healthy delicious keto meals and unfortunately some keto flu for some people. It’s around this time that most people who have been following the plan should well and truly be in ketosis. It can be […]


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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.