MEALS BY CHEF PAUL

PALEO & KETO


Both, the Paleo & the Keto diets are the healthiest way for you to stay lean, strong and energetic! The modern diet is unfortunately full of refined foods, trans fats & sugar, that is at the root of degenerative diseases, such as obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Keto: The Ketogenic diet, or Keto diet, is a food strategy in which you drastically reduce your carbohydrate intake and replace it with fat in order to get your metabolism to a state called ketosis. This means that the body uses fat as its main source of fuel and breaks it down into ‘ketone bodies’ (or ‘ketones’). Therefore, the ketones create a much more sustainable energy source for the body and do not cause the blood sugar spikes that glucose causes. Keto diet helps the underlying causes of weight gain — including hormonal imbalances, especially insulin resistance coupled with high blood sugar levels.

Paleo: The paleo diet allows you to eat only those foods that humans ate when they first roamed the planet millions of years ago. The diet can improve your health by eliminating high-fat and processed foods that have little nutritional value and too many calories. This plan emphasizes loading up on fruits and vegetables that are bursting with healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which fills you up faster so you eat less, helping curb weight gain.

Keto-friendly foods

Meats or plant-based meats like tempeh, tofu, and seitan
Poultry
Eggs
Fish
Dairy
Healthy fats like avocados and olive oil, and even butter or ghee.
Nuts and seeds
Leafy greens and other non-starchy veggies
Avocados
Berries

 

Paleo-friendly foods:

Grass-fed meat
Poultry
Seafood
Eggs
Nuts and seeds
Fruits and veggies
Coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil (but vegetable oils, like canola oil)

 

We avoid toxic foods:

Grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats, brown rice)
Legumes (soy beans, peanuts, chickpeas, kidney beans)
Vegetable seed oils (soybean oil, peanut oil, corn oil, canola oil)
Added sugar (sodas, candies, cakes, fruit juices). Some sugar from natural sources like fruits is perfectly fine.