Paleo and primal diet are two eating habits based on guidelines that make them look very similar. What both share in common is that they encourage the intake of high protein and low carbohydrates. It is believed that these two plans will allow people to eat food that will work perfectly with their genetic makeup and certain metabolic activities.
One of the major differences between the two is that; unlike paleo diet that forbids the intake of dairy products such as kefir and yoghurt, primal diet allows people to eat certain dairy products but with a limit. Also, paleo diet doesn't encourage the intake of saturated fats because they have the potential of causing certain heart related diseases. People following paleo diet can't use diet soda or artificial sweeteners because the eating plan forbids anything that contains too much of sugar. In contrast, primal diet allows people to use diet soda and artificial sweeteners but not every time.
The Paleo diet is a low carbohydrate diet that eliminates the consumption of hydrogenated fats, grains, dairy, sugar, and trans fats. They also do not allow dairy foods. Followers of this particular diet believe that trans fats are the devil because they increase the bad for your cholesterol. Which is LDL, and as a result, people who eat that way tend to disregard healthy fats, which is HDL, and so they become in danger of developing diseases?
The Primal diet, on the other hand, follows the concept of grown crops being a no-no, and they also prohibit dairy foodstuffs. This diet does not permit for the consumption of cereals, grains, processed foods, and sugars. However, unlike the Paleo diet, the Primal diet does not restrict healthy dairy foods. The Primal diet is more of a holistic approach, while the Paleo is more of an actual diet.