Originally published at: http://ketowomanpodcast.com/jessie-greger/
Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Jessie, shares her thru-hiking adventure of the Pacific Crest Trail last year and how she went against the usual carb-heavy grain and fueled herself ketogenically by making her own dehydrated meals which she now produces and sells as a thriving business - Next Mile Meals.
In April 2017, Jessie quit her full-time desk-job in the tech world and found herself at Mile 1 of the Pacific Crest Trail, the beginning of a five-month journey that would have her walk the entire span of the United States, hiking from Mexico to Canada through three states and over 2600 miles. All while ketogenic. Going against the conventional wisdom that thru-hiking and endurance sports need to be fueled by carbs, she became the first ketogenic thru-hiker, proving it can be done and paving the way for other hikers and adventurers to tackle their own outdoor achievements and activities.
After her fellow hikers and social media followers asked repeatedly where they, too, could find ketogenic backpacking food, she realized that the meals she had handmade and crafted might help others just like her. And so, in the middle of a mountain range near the Oregon border, her company – Next Mile Meals – was created. Fully launched in 2018, Next Mile Meals has helped thousands of ketogenic hikers, low carb campers, and adventurers with special dietary needs keep participating in their favorite activities without sacrificing their diet or their health.
You can find out more about Jessie and her keto meals at NextMileMeals.com and follow her on Instagram @NextMileMeals.
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This week’s end quote is from Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly was an American journalist, inventor and charity worker. Inspired by Jules Verne’s novel, she set off on a round-the-world-journey attempting to break the fictional account’s 80 day record, and she did. She completed the journey in 1889 travelling nearly 25 thousand miles mostly alone.
“I’ve always had the feeling that nothing is impossible if one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. If you want to do it, you can do it.”