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Eat Meat and Stop Jogging: A Book Review



Eat Meat and Stop Jogging [‘Common’ Advice on How to Get Fit is Keeping You Fat and Making You Sick]


Mike Sheridan, 2014


1) What passes for advice and guidelines in regards to fitness and nutrition is largely wrong.

2) There is no dietary requirement for carbohydrates. (WOW)

3) Eating less and exercising more is a recipe for failure in changing your body’s composition, i.e. burning fat.


This book is written for laymen.  The technical jargon is kept to a minimum and it is really a fun read.  I suggest that anyone wanting a clear explanation on why traditional diet and exercise guidelines are not only lame, but harmful, this book will put you on the right path.  If you have wondered why there is so much conflicting information on these two topics, Mr. Sheridan will clear that up too; particularly the chapter on saturated fat and the late, not so great, Professor Ancel Keys.  This chapter is worth the price of the book alone.  


I must admit I love a title that gives the book away.  This one sounded too good to be true.  Who doesn’t want to hear what they secretly want to hear?  Not me, I have always loved meat and never really liked to jog anyway.  But far from being something that tickled my itchy ears, this book delivers the goods and does so in an enjoyable and compelling way. The book is organized around “mistakes” instead of chapters, as in mistakes in our thinking about traditional advice. This does indeed give the book an in-your-face approach, but the title let’s you know that beforehand anyway. If you dare to read this book, Mistake #9 is of particular importance. “Coach Mike” gives a great explanation of the effects of prolonged levels of cortisol in your system due to over exercising. Beware! If you are frustrated with your body composition, meaning you have some body fat to lose, give this a read. You can find it on his website or Amazon: Mike Sheridian’s Website or Eat Meat and Stop Jogging .

So fire-up the barby!



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  1. MaryKate DeBoer says
    Feb 27, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    I would love to read this book! I too love meat and hate jogging! ;) I mean I love a good, swift walk around the block to energize me but jogging is so hard on my joints and frankly I've never had the stamina for it. If you're into a more faith-based approach to body composition, Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst is an excellent book outlining what God has intended for us physically.

  2. MaryKate DeBoer says
    Feb 27, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    OH and I was going to add that I've been on Weight Watchers for about 11 months and have lost 40 pounds by just eating less of certain things, keeping track of what I eat (not calories, but the secret code of WW point system), and making better decisions about what I should or should not eat. But I still enjoy things like pizza, cheesecake, French fries and wine occasionally. I haven't changed my exercise habits whatsoever, but during a typical day, I still manage to walk about 7,000 steps (according to my handy dandy Fitbit), which is about 3 miles.

    • says
      Feb 28, 2018 at 9:06 AM

      And you look marvelous!

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