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After 18 months away from OurPaleoLife.com, we’re back. You like stories?
In late 2018 we were approached with an offer to sell our website. We took the offer in January of 2019 in order to finance Explorado Market (a low-carb keto bakery, food production company, and grocery store). While we are still in operation of Explorado Market we’ve decided to buy back our beloved Our Paleo Life website.
We now have the commercial food prep knowledge (we didn’t have before) to bring you more, incredible paleo & low-carb recipes. We’re also VERY passionate about self sufficiency including homesteading. We’ve got a lot to share. We really hope you forgive us for being away, we promise to be here to answer questions and hopefully provide you with useful information.
Much love! – Kendra & Rob Benson
What’s the Difference Between Keto & Paleo?
The Paleo Diet
With the Paleo Diet you eliminate grains, processed foods & sugars, legumes, starches, alcohol, and dairy. There are versions and preferences within Paleo where some dairy is acceptable.
Paleo encourages the consumption of real, whole food including: fruits, vegetables, grass-fed meats, seafood, nuts & seeds, and healthy fats. All in all, Paleo’s main focus is on what food is okay to eat.
Within the Paleo Diet, you’re not going to find specifics on how much of one thing or another you should eat. An effective Keto Diet takes the whole food mandate of Paleo and adds in specifics on what types of macros you should be consuming.
The Keto Diet
We like to look at the Keto Diet as an extension of our Paleo life. Nutritional Ketosis requires a specific guideline in relation to the exact percentages (in terms of grams of fats, proteins and carbs) of macronutrients consumed.
Having a body that’s in nutritional Ketosis means you’re not using mass amount of glycogen to run your motor, instead, your body is using Ketones. This method is achieved (nutritionally) through approximately 80% of your caloric intake coming from healthy fats. Nutritional Ketosis allows your insulin to relax, your brain to be powered by the jet fuel of Ketones (along with naturally occurring glucose), increased fat loss, and long term health.