Day 15 of 365 | The Carnivore Diet Experiment!
Hi friends: It’s day 15 of 365 of the carnivore diet experiment! Another question that I am being asked is…What is the difference between the ketogenic diet and the carnivore diet?
First of all, the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. The carnivore diet is known as the all-meat diet – it entails eating almost nothing but meat for every meal, every day. It is mostly a zero carb diet and the opposite of a vegan diet.
- Both the ketogenic diet and the carnivore diet allow fats and proteins while completely eliminating carbohydrates. However, the keto diet does allow a small amount of carbs.
- The carnivore diet is a hardcore version of the keto diet. It takes it a one step up and is considered to be more restrictive than the ketogenic diet.
- With the ketogenic diet, you are still encouraged to eat large amounts of plant foods along with non-animal fat-dominant foods like nuts, coconut oil and avocados.
- The ketogenic diet emphasizes a high fat intake while eating a moderate amount of protein. This is because the main goal is to start using ketones as a source of energy.
- With the carnivore diet, there are no macro counting and tracking, although you can still reach ketosis. Many keto dieters feel the need to count and macros in order to reach ketosis daily.
- Whereas a keto diet recommends 60 – 70% fats, 20-30% protein and 5-10% carbs — the carnivore diet has no macro ratio requirements. The main priority of the carnivore diet is sticking to only eating animal products.
- Both diets are very similar but one is more hardcore. Be sure to master the ketogenic diet before attempting the carnivore diet.
Today’s dinner was steak!
Check out my flashback video! 30-day carnivore challenge video! Just in case you missed it. The truth about the carnivore diet!
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