Is exercise necessary when low-carb or carnivore?
In today’s NJroute22.com VLOG – we talk about whether deliberate exercise, i.e., “working out” is necessary when living a low-carb or carnivore life.
Our conclusion is “no,” but with some caveats.
- While you can easily get in a “healthy zone” without going to the gym or doing other exercises (i.e., running), you will find it takes much longer. It could take many years to attain your results.
- If you have a relatively sedentary daily routine (i.e., desk job, minimal movement) you’ll find that reaching the final 10-20% of your goal quite difficult.
We noticed our weight and overall body composition is best during the summer months when we are quite active.
Contrarily, during the winter – when the activity level is much lower – it’s possible to gain a few extra pounds.
We’ll be testing our theory out later this year.
PS – we’re also still investigating how alcohol affects weight when low carb. Up to this point, we saw no correlation.
However, with a more active life – alcohol abstinence could very well lead to quick positive results?