Eat Bacon, Don't Jog

Eat Bacon, Don't Jog

eBook - 2014
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This is your brain on Grant Petersen: Every comfortable assumption you have about a subject is turned upside down, and by the time you finish reading you feel challenged, energized, and smarter. In Just Ride ?" the bible for bicycle riders" (Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review )?Petersen debunked the bicycle racing? industrial complex and led readers back to the simple joys of getting on a bike. In Eat Bacon, Don't Jog , Petersen upends the last 30 years of conventional health wisdom to offer a clear path to weight loss and fitness. In more than 100 short, compelling directives, Eat Bacon, Don't Jog shows why we should drop the carbs, embrace fat, and hang up our running shoes, with the latest science to back up its claims. Diet and Exercise make up the bulk of the book, with food addressed in essays such as "Carbohydrate Primer"?and why it's okay to eat less kale?and "You'll Eat Less Often If You Eat More Fat." The exercise chapters begin with "Don't Jog" (it just makes you hungry and trains muscle to tolerate more jogging while raising stressors like cortisol) and lead to a series of interval-training exercises and a suite of kettlebell lifts that greatly enhance strength and endurance. The balance of the book explains the science of nutrition and includes more than a dozen simple and delicious carb-free recipes. Thirty years ago Grant Petersen was an oat-bran-, egg-white-, lean-meat-eating exercise fanatic who wasn't in great shape despite all that. Today, at sixty, he is in the best shape of his life with the blood panel to prove it.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Workman Publishing Company, 2014.
ISBN: 9780761183099
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Veepea Mar 18, 2018

As I like bacon and dislike jogging, I was immediately taken in by the title. It is good for getting to know the reasoning behind a ketogenic diet, but it is lacking in many of the practical aspects of following such a diet, such as dealing with the keto flu, what supplements you need to take, etc. It is an interesting diet, but it is definitely an incomplete one, there are pros and cons that each person will have to weigh. It is great for having more energy and no blood sugar spikes, but you must greatly increase your intake of sodium and various other minerals so that you don't get muscle cramps and spells of lightheadedness. It is recommended for epileptics, diabetics, and cancer patients.

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toilet_face
Nov 10, 2015

I find it hard to embrace a diet where the author says you don't really need to eat vegetables.

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oluckyman
Aug 05, 2015

For breakfast, the author recommends "Two to five tablespoons of butter or cream in your tea or coffee"! So you'll have to look elsewhere for realistic dietary advice.

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