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The holidays are just around the corner and the meals are notorious for being heavy in carbs, rich in fats, and filled with more calories in one meal than most eat any other day of the year. Because of this, it can be a daunting task to host a holiday meal with a diet in mind. The keto and paleo diets are some of the most popular in 2019. With a basic understanding of these lifestyle diet principals, it’s easy to host a meal that’s both delicious and nutritious! 

First let’s understand these lifestyle diets

Keto

  • Low-carb, high-fat diet
  • Standard keto diet typically breaks down into 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs
  • Main foods in the diet: seafood, low-carb veggies, dairy products like cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese, avocados, meat, eggs, coconut oils, olive oil, nuts and seeds

Paleo

  • Based on foods that were eaten during the Paleolithic era (2.5 million-10,000 years ago)
  • Idea is to go back to the modern eating habits
  • Main foods in the diet: fruits, veggies, nuts & seeds, lean meats, fish, and oils from fruits and nuts 

Now, let’s look at some holiday recipes for these lifestyle diets

Keto

Paleo

The holidays don’t have to be a time to just binge and triple your calorie intake. With proper planning and focus on healthy options, you can take your holiday meal to the next level and feel amazing afterwards. Take advantage of these keto and paleo recipes or create your own using the lifestyle diet guidelines and celebrate the holidays in style!

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