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Why You Should Eat Bacon and Stop Jogging

About a year and a half ago, my doctor discussed some of my autoimmune issues with me and put me on a specific diet to deal with them–one that significantly restricted the amount of carbohydrates (especially sugars) I can consume.

I was shocked by that because dinner for me often was a baguette and some olive oil!  I didn’t really know how to adjust my entire diet quickly, and I wasn’t sure what was okay to eat or not okay to eat.

I went to the internet for answers, as one does, and came across recommendations for a book called, Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog.

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While the title seemed like a dream come true, I was incredibly suspicious.  But it did answer a lot of questions I had about this new diet my doctor put me on.

It addresses low-carb diets generally, including paleo, Atkins, and my diet, the incredibly restrictive ketogenic diet.

But while I was learning about my own dietary restrictions, I learned some interesting things including that jogging “makes you hungry and trains muscle to tolerate more jogging while raising stressors like cortisol.”

I went to the gym pretty often and did cardio.  And I ate carbs beforehand (or else I felt nauseous), and was always starving afterward.  So it made sense.

I switched up my workout routine.  As part of the issues I was having, I gained about fifteen pounds in just a few months.  I lost those fifteen pounds just as quickly on this new diet and with my new workout routine.  I was expecting to feel sluggish and icky all the time (similar to ways I felt on days I didn’t workout) but that never happened.  The best part is I rarely feel hungry.

And mmm… bacon.

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I know this sort of thing isn’t for everyone, so I’m not trying to convince you to try it, but if you are curious, the book Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog is on sale for $1.99 on Kindle today.

The book contains recipes, workout suggestions, and lists of ingredients/dishes that are low-carb.

Please note, if you purchase anything through my Amazon links, I may receive affiliate credit.  As always, I appreciate your support.

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10 comments

  1. What the heck does this have to do with travel?!

    Good grief. Can this blog sink any lower?

    • I like occasional forays into different varied topics. The best blogs do that sometimes.

    • She was letting us know the book is a good deal which is helpful because a) many like to read while traveling on planes and b) it’s easier to prepare for travel when you have diet restrictions when there’s someone giving you advice. It’s much easier to manage a low carb diet (or any diet for that matter) when you’re prepared and fully understand those restrictions.

      No need to be mean.

  2. travel or not i dont care. what i know is no amount of today’s medical knowledge knows how human body works. they all come out of lab experiment but human body is not a crucible where the same chemicals go in and come out the same results. today’s scientists are only here to be rejected by tomorrow’s group of experts.

  3. I’m good with this post. To travel well, you gotta eat and look out for your health.

    Having said that, I’m a believer in both running AND bacon. Glad to hear your new regimen is going well. Happy New Year.

  4. ^^Someone didn’t eat their bacon this morning. ;-P

  5. Or you could switch to a plant-based diet and help yourself and reduce suffering in the world all with that one choice.

  6. I was on a ketogenic diet for one summer. Never lost as much before as I did on this diet while at the same same time getter stronger on two days a week of carbs (5 keto day/2 carb days). Crazy how the body works.

  7. Ketogenic diets can be extremely rough on the kidneys and most doctors will tell you to stay away from them. You will lose weight, though most of it is water. The weight will come back on as soon as you stop the diet. Your breath usually smells terrible and you often suffer from terrible headaches.

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