Comparing Popular Diets: AIP, Paleo, Keto, and More

Jun 24, 2024

Navigating the world of dietary choices can be overwhelming, especially when you're dealing with food sensitivities, autoimmune disorders, or specific health goals. Diet trends come and go, but some have stood the test of time due to their effectiveness and growing communities. Today, we’ll compare and contrast a few popular diets: AIP (Autoimmune Protocol), Paleo, and Keto. We'll also discuss the benefits and limitations of each to help you make an informed decision about which might be right for you. Lastly, we’ll highlight how eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. baking mixes can fit seamlessly into these dietary lifestyles.

Autoimmune Protocol (AIP)

Overview The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is an extension of the Paleo diet that specifically targets autoimmune diseases by eliminating potential dietary triggers. AIP focuses on nutrient-dense foods that are easy to digest and aims to reduce inflammation and promote gut health.


  • Inflammation Reduction: By removing foods that are known to cause inflammation, AIP aims to reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases.
  • Gut Health: Emphasizes gut-healing foods like bone broth and fermented vegetables.
  • Nutrient Density: Promotes a diet rich in vegetables, quality proteins, and healthy fats.


  • Restrictive: Elimination of grains, dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, and nightshades can be challenging.
  • Social Impact: Dining out or socializing can become difficult due to the restrictive nature of the diet.

Paleo Diet

Overview The Paleo diet focuses on consuming foods that were likely available to Paleolithic humans. This includes meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds while avoiding processed foods, grains, legumes, and dairy.


  • Natural Foods: Encourages consumption of whole, unprocessed foods.
  • Balanced Nutrition: Provides a good mix of macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Weight Management: Can support weight loss and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


  • Restrictive: Excludes entire food groups like grains and dairy, which can make meal planning challenging.
  • Cost: High-quality meats and organic produce can be expensive.

Keto Diet

Overview The Ketogenic (Keto) diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, and very low-carbohydrate diet designed to shift the body into a state of ketosis. This state encourages the body to burn fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.


  • Weight Loss: Effective for quick and sustained weight loss.
  • Blood Sugar Control: Can improve insulin sensitivity and stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Mental Clarity: Many people report improved mental focus and clarity.


  • Nutrient Deficiency: The restrictive carbohydrate limit can make it difficult to get enough micronutrients.
  • Adaptation Period: Initial side effects, known as the "keto flu," can include fatigue, headache, and irritability.
  • Long-Term Sustainability: Some find it hard to maintain the diet in the long term.

How eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. Fits In

Whether you’re following AIP, Paleo, or Keto, eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. baking mixes are designed to bring freedom and joy back to your kitchen. Here's how our products can complement your dietary lifestyle:

  • AIP-Compatible: Our baking mixes use alternative ingredients that comply with AIP guidelines. For example, our use of Tiger Nut Flour and other gut-friendly ingredients can help you enjoy delicious baked goods without fear of triggering inflammation.
  • Paleo-Friendly: With a focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods, eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. products fit well within the Paleo framework. You can enjoy our baking mixes knowing they align with your commitment to a natural diet.
  • Keto-Conscious: While our primary focus isn't on Keto, many of our mixes are low in carbs and can be adapted to fit a low-carb lifestyle. Plus, the ability to enjoy a treat now and then without compromising your diet is a huge win.


Choosing the right diet is a personal journey that should align with your health goals, lifestyle, and preferences. Whether you’re seeking to manage an autoimmune condition with AIP, embrace the natural eating habits of Paleo, or optimize your body's energy with Keto, there's a path for you. And with eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R., you don't have to sacrifice joy and deliciousness along the way. Our baking mixes are crafted to support your dietary needs, bringing you one step closer to a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.

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