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.
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.
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.
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