My wife and I did Whole30, adopted the Paleo Diet, did a few Whole30’s here and there, and recently did Keto for a little over a month. After all this, we decided that a modified Keto/Paleo Plan was probably best for us. We figured we’d try it out and see how we felt and how our bodies responded.
I am happy to report that it seems to be going well. We’ve learned that our bodies are very sensitive to sugars, even natural ones like honey, agave, and maple syrup, so we’ve eliminated those and started using erythritol instead. We’ve learned through the keto resources that erythritol doesn’t spike blood sugar, and is very low on the glycemic index. Judging by how much better we feel without the sugars, this makes sense.
We have also strictly limited the amount of fruits we eat, and have even cut down on root vegetables due to their high carb content. We eat a lot more leafy greens, cauliflower, asparagus, and squashes.
As for meat, this remains the same: beef, pork, chicken, and fish of all sorts. We just make sure that the ingredients used in things like sausage leave out sugar and are reduced sodium with no or few nitrates.
One area that we’ve added to our previous Paleo Diet is dairy. We allow ourselves lactose free dairy like cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese, but we do so in moderation. We have found that our bodies are okay with dairy, but it’s the lactose we have issues with.
Otherwise, I feel like the food I’ve been eating has been enough to keep me satisfied and fueled, and I’m not gaining weight (although at this point, I’m not really losing any, either). So, solid maintenance on the Keto/Paleo Plan.