Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Eat Bacon, Don't Jog:

Eat Bacon, Don't Jog: Get Strong. Get Lean. No Bullshit. by: Grant Petersen
Non-fiction: diet, science, cooking, 216 pages
Physical Book Count:2
Book Count:3

This book is a series of short one or two page essays on a low carb diet that uses short strength training exercises for work outs that require minimum equipment. (Mostly your own body weight and kettle balls.)  The book does a good job explaining the science and reasons behind the diet. It does rely heavily on the idea that eating meat is what helped humans evolve faster then the other great apes while minimizing that vegetation was still a major component to diet.   Although, it does a good job of pointed out that the work to gather was greater then modern shopping and the sugar content was much much lower in wild plants.  There were a few things that it said that sounded not right in an essay, but then in a later one clarified what it meant.  And the more controversial essays were  in a section to let people know that this is things you might not agree with even if you agree with the rest of the book.  Overall the book was a good introduction to things, but due to the limits of using words and a couple of pictures to describe how to do an exercise,  I would go online for more info on proper form for exercises I was not familiar with before trying.  It also has a section with a number of easy recipes that would work on the diet including replacements for common carby foods like: desserts, cereal, and croutons.  And it ends with more resources for one to look into.  

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