Ketogenic Diet and Low-Carbohydrate Diet

The differences between the two diets

The Keto Diet also known as the Ketogenic Diet consists of 60 to 80% fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates per day, and proteins should be 30% of your daily intake. This type of eating will bring the body into a state of ketosis, which will start burning fat instead of using glucose for energy. ultimately you will lose weight.

The differences between the two diets


The Low Carb Diet or low carbohydrate diet allows you to incorporate up to 50 grams more carbs than the Keto Diet and the protein is about the same.

These are the foods that are eliminated from the Keto Diet

All processed flours


Processed food

Whole grains

Starchy and high sugar fruits

High starch vegetables

Sweetened yogurt

Highly processed oils

These are the foods that are eliminated on the Low Carb Diet

All processed flours

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

Diet and low-fat products

Highly processed oils

Specific food limitations on the Keto Diet

Most fruit is eliminated on the Keto plan except for berries in moderation and these count for your carb grams for the day. Juices, potatoes beets, and corn are not allowed.

Foods to enjoy on the Low Carb Diet

Potatoes can be eaten in moderation and you have more variety of fruits and some legumes or beans.

Foods allowed on both diets

Meat, except bacon, yes meat candy is a no-no, it is processed and contains nitrates, nitrites, (which are toxic), and sugar. We are aiming at being healthier. All nuts, berries, vegetables, greens, chia seeds, flax seeds, and all the other seeds. Eggs, yogurt, cheese, olive oil, butter, coconuts, dark chocolate, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Fish and seafood, which reminds me of an old joke that went like this; I am on the Seafood Diet, I see food and I eat it. Oh, dear. I couldn’t resist. For natural sugar in recipes, monk fruit is used.

In closing

The Keto diet is high in fat, the low-carb diet isn’t. The Keto diet is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. These Diets are not long-term eating plans for most people. Weight loss is a side effect because most dieters will eliminate processed food, bad oils, and high sugar drinks. Moderation is key in all things for a happy healthy life.

In case you decide to choose the keto diet there is a link below that will take all the guesswork and planning to make the transition easy.