Have You Tried Sugar-Free, Starch-Free, Zero Net Carb And Gluten-Free Yes! To Cookies Yet?

Filed under: New Product — @ October 23, 2009

It’s time to say Yes! To Cookies with this new low-carb product

One of my favorite things to do is highlight fresh, new and exciting low-carb products that I have found that you may not have heard about. While there is a lot of so-called “low-carb” products out there claiming to be good for people on carbohydrate-restricted diets, the truth is many of them don’t even come close to the standard that I believe fits within the mold of low-carb living. But at the same time, there are some diamonds in the rough who have created some truly outstanding products and I’m proud to share one of those with you today. It’s called Yes! To Cookies.

They come in Cocoa-licious and Strawberry-Banana Blitz flavors

In Episode 81 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I are so pleased to tell you about an awesome new zero net carbs, stevia/erythritol-sweetened, sugar-free, starch-free, and even gluten-free cookie mix called Yes! To Cookies. I’m sure you’ve tried many of those “other” supposedly low-carb cookies out there, but this one is the real deal. If you like to bake cookies, then these mixes fit the bill for you. And the sky’s the limit with recipe ideas as I share about one that I did in today’s video.

Click here to watch our video review of Yes! To Cookies to learn more about this new product.

Joel Salatin: Want To Improve American Healthcare? Buy Local Food

Filed under: In The News — @ October 22, 2009

ATTENTION LLVLC PODCAST FANS! In 2009, I’ve been able to interview some of the biggest names in diet, health, and nutrition and I need your help deciding which ones you thought were the best of the best. Just as we did with the best of 2008 during our special “Encore Week” presentation in January, we’re gonna do it again in the first week of 2010 with the best of 2009. E-mail me your TOP THREE favorite interview guests from 2009 along with any follow-up questions you would like for me to ask them and why you are voting for them to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. I will be taking nominations through November 30, 2009 so I can follow-up with your five most-requested podcast guests. Think back through who you REALLY liked and want to hear more from and then send me their names and any follow-up questions you’d like for me to ask them. This was so much fun last year and I can’t wait to see who you want to hear more from!

Local farmer Joel Salatin shares about the bureaucracy of the food industry

I don’t know when it started, but there is a growing dissatisfaction beginning to stir up among people about the quality of their food. That’s why people are no longer happy with just settling for the selections available to them at their grocery stores and instead are turning to local farmers for delicious and nutritious pastured eggs, raw milk, grass-fed beef, and fresh organic produce. While the supermarkets are trying to take advantage of this growing trend by using selective adjectives in their stores, the truth is you can only get the good stuff by buying locally. My interview guest today is extremely passionate about this subject since it is his livelihood.

In Episode 298 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms who was featured in Michael Pollan’s incredible The Omnivore’s Dilemma book as well as the stunning 2008 expository documentary Food, Inc. Joel grew up on a local farm and knows all the ins and outs of these dwindling national treasures to the fabric of American society. He has authored such compelling, thought-provoking books as Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front and Holy Cows And Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide To Farm Friendly Food and is enthusiastic about defending local food and all the benefits it provides compared with industrialized farms.

Listen to Joel share about the bureaucratic obstacles he faces each day to bring food to the market, why local food tends to be more expensive than food you purchase in the supermarket, why it is impossible for local grass-fed beef to be tainted with E. Coli, the battles he faces trying to bring real food to consumers who want it, his willingness to stand up to the “food police” who try to push him around, how the local food from local farmers trend is similar to the home-schooling movement, the government roadblocks to getting good quality food, why the healthcare “crisis” we are being told about right now is really a “diet” crisis, the work he is doing to “heal the land” of other local farms, and so much more. You can’t help but sense the enthusiasm Joel has for this subject matter and I hope you are encouraged that local food is alive and well in the United States today!

Click here to listen to my interview with local foodie activist Joel Salatin.

What Is The Economic Effect Of The Glycemic Impact Of Foods?

Filed under: Health — @ October 21, 2009

Washington State Economics Professor Dr. Trent G. Smith

Because of the quality content about diet, health, and low-carb living that I provide at my blog and podcast show, I have been blessed to have quite an eclectic and highly-educated group of people who follow my work. And interestingly enough, some of them are interested in aspects of obesity and disease that go outside the realm of nutrition and medicine. Today I’d like to share about one of these readers and invite you to participate in an investigation he is conducting on the topic of the glycemic impact of consuming certain foods.

His name is Trent G. Smith, Ph.D. and he is an assistant professor of economic sciences at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Dr. Smith recently wrote to me after reading my blog interview with Good Calories, Bad Calories author Gary Taubes (and listen to my podcast interview with Taubes here, here, and here) and he wanted to share with me about a lecture he recently posted about this whole issue of blood sugar, insulin, and the connection certain foods have on them. It may seem odd to think an economics professor would care about such things, but there are certainly economic consequences to making poor dietary choices and especially when those choices are heavily promoted as “healthy” by governmental and nutritional health authorities.

Click here to read more about Dr. Smith’s personal investigation into the glycemic effect of foods on blood sugar and the economic ramifications of it.

Fall Into 33 Of The Hottest New Low-Carb Diet And Health Blogs For October 2009

Filed under: Health — @ October 19, 2009

We’re heading up Interstate-85 to North Carolina for a few days

As I shared the other day in this blog post, Christine and I will be leaving out on Monday morning to visit the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina for a couple of days. On Monday afternoon, I’ll be meeting up with Duke low-carb researcher Dr. Eric Westman as we go tour the LipoScience facility to learn more about how they conduct the NMR LipoProfile cholesterol particle size test. It should be very educational to learn more about this cutting-edge medical technology.

Then at 6:30PM, I’d LOVE to meet any Triangle area low-carbers at the Eno River Eatery on Roxboro (CLICK HERE for the full details), so come on out and say hey to us! You’ll get a complimentary chapter of my upcoming new book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb plus we’ll have some other surprise gifts to share. We’ll spend the night in the area and then head back home to Spartanburg, SC on Tuesday afternoon.

Since I’ll be gone for a bit early this week, I’ve got some new and exciting low-carb diet and health blogs to keep you occupied. I enjoy giving exposure to the other valiant bloggers out there who are speaking the truth in their own unique way. Check out all of my previous low-carb and health blog listings by clicking here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Click here to see all 33 of these awesome low-carb diet and health blogs (you WON’T be disappointed!).

Diane Kress: Consuming Saturated Fat With Low-Carb Diet Slows Weight Loss

Filed under: Health — @ October 16, 2009

ATTENTION LLVLC PODCAST FANS! In 2009, I’ve been able to interview some of the biggest names in diet, health, and nutrition and I need your help deciding which ones you thought were the best of the best. Just as we did with the best of 2008 during our special “Encore Week” presentation in January, we’re gonna do it again in the first week of 2010 with the best of 2009. E-mail me your TOP THREE favorite interview guests from 2009 along with any follow-up questions you would like for me to ask them and why you are voting for them to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. I will be taking nominations through November 30, 2009 so I can follow-up with your five most-requested podcast guests. Think back through who you REALLY liked and want to hear more from and then send me their names and any follow-up questions you’d like for me to ask them. This was so much fun last year and I can’t wait to see who you want to hear more from!

Author Diane Kress shares more about her “Metabolism Miracle” plan

In Episode 296 we heard new terminology describing those of us who have an aversion to consuming carbohydrate. The phrase “Metabolism B” created by registered dietitian Diane Kress is a very effective way to explain that for about half of the overweight population, we have an issue that is not solved by the conventional low-fat diet approach. It does an effective job of hammering home the point that there is a faction of people who NEED an alternative to the so-called “healthy” high-carb, low-fat and that’s livin’ la vida low-carb. Kress is back again today for Part 2 of my 90-minute interview with her.

In Episode 297 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” Kress expands further upon the principles outlined in her #1 bestselling book The Metabolism Miracle: 3 Easy Steps to Regain Control of Your Weight…Permanently. Although I didn’t agree with everything she said, especially regarding her assertion that there is a NEED for carbohydrate and her aversion to consuming saturated fat-based foods, I think Kress is definitely on to something positive for people with “Metabolism B” who need to adhere to a carbohydrate-restricted lifestyle change.

In Part 2 of my interview, you’ll hear Kress tell you what’s wrong with The South Beach Diet, why she believes saturated fat is not necessarily good to consume on a low-carb weight loss diet, the reason she says why some carbohydrates are needed for you to be healthy, the purpose behind spreading your carbs out throughout the day, why it is paramount you eat something at least every five hours, why eating at night is not as bad as you think, the reason why Phase 3 is a 33/33/33 macronutrient ratio, what the liver does to feed your body sugar when you don’t eat at night or breakfast, the mechanism behind the diabetes drug Metformin, why MetB people will GAIN weight if they use the treadmill on an empty stomach, how detrimental the scale can be to gauge your weight loss progress and what is actually better for measuring success, why a low-carb weight loss looks like twice as much loss compared with a low-fat weight loss, why a high-fat diet slows the stored body fat-burning process even when carbs are restricted, and how to stay positive during a weight loss effort.

Click here to listen to Part 2 of my interview with registered dietitian and author of The Metabolism Miracle Diane Kress.

Is It ‘Eco-Atkins’ Or Echo Atkins? Vegans Attempting To Co-Opt Low-Carb For Themselves

Filed under: Atkins Diet,In The News — @

Woman’s World finds itself wrapped up in controversy again over Eco-Atkins

You know what they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. But that familiar saying only applies if in attempting to imitate you don’t completely pervert the intent of the original idea. But that’s exactly what has been done to the original Atkins low-carb approach by a very aggressive group pushing a vegan-styled diet they call “Eco-Atkins” as a means to discredit the original Atkins diet created by the late great Dr. Robert C. Atkins.

The latest excursion into beating up on the Atkins diet comes from the editors atWoman’s World magazine. As one of the most widely-read publications for women in America today, they frequently highlight new diets for women to try. You might recall they had to print a mea culpa to their readers in February 2008 just eight months after featuring a big cover story on the now-infamous Kimkins diet which was later found to be a fraud run by a morbidly-obese woman who had claimed in a podcast interview I conducted with her in 2007 that she had lost 200 pounds. Oops! Well, the latest issue of Woman’s World isn’t much better as they put the focus squarely on this “Eco-Atkins” diet nonsense.

Click here to see the brief history behind this “Eco-Atkins” movement and why it is nothing more than an attempt by the radical vegan and vegetarian groups out there to pervert the amazing benefits of a healthy meat-based, high-fat, low-carbohydrate nutritional approach.

Celebrate National Pasta Month With Low-Carb Dreamfields Sweepstakes Giveaway

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Enter the Dreamfields National Pasta Month Sweepstakes by October 31, 2009

Did you know that the month of October is National Pasta Month? I know what you’re thinking: “Jimmy, what the heck are you talking about pasta on a low-carb site?” If you are livin’ la vida low-carb, then you already know that traditional pastas and even those so-called “healthy” whole wheat pastas are off limits to you. But have you tried the healthy, great-tasting low-carb pasta alternative from our friends at Dreamfields yet? Check out my recent video review of Dreamfields pasta on YouTube to learn more about this amazing product for diabetics and low-carbers alike.

In celebration of pasta month from coast to coast in the month of October, Dreamfields has decided to celebrate with a special contest for fans of their outstanding low-carb pastas. Beginning today, October 15, 2009 and running through October 31, 2009 at 11:59PM, you will have an opportunity to enter to win one of seven prizes of a full case of Dreamfields Dreamfields Penne Rigate Pasta shipped directly to your home address for FREE! There is no cost to enter, but you do need to sign up on Facebook to participate in this promotion.

Once you join Facebook, hop on over to the Dreamfields National Pasta Month Sweepstakes page and click on the green “Enter Contest” button to submit your contact information and a brief description of why you enjoy Dreamfields pasta so much. The winners will be drawn at random and the odds of winning one of the seven prizes will depend on the number of entries. But, hey, what the heck! You’ve got a better chance of getting your hands on some FREE Dreamfields if you enter than if you don’t, right? Give it a whirl and see what happens. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

While you’re at Facebook, be sure to become a fan of Dreamfields Healthy Pasta as well as the official “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” page there. And if you just can’t stand it any longer and are ready to give Dreamfields pasta a try for yourself (including their BRAND NEW angel hair pasta product), then simply CLICK HERE to receive a special $1 off coupon that can be used to purchase Dreamfields in your local store or favorite online retailer. THANKS for showing your support for this proud sponsor of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb.”

Diane Kress’ Low-Carb ‘Metabolism Miracle’ Book Achieves #1 Bestseller Status

Filed under: Health — @ October 14, 2009

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST GUESTS OF 2009: It was so popular last year that we’ve decided to do it again. I’ve had the extraordinary opportunity to meet and interview some of the best and brightest people in the world of diet, health, fitness, and nutrition at “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.” Now YOU can tell me who you’d like to hear even MORE from in a special week-long “Encore Week” in the first week of January 2010. E-mail me your TOP THREE favorite interview guests from 2009 along with any follow-up questions you would like for me to ask them and why you are voting for them to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. I will be taking nominations through November 30, 2009 so I can follow-up with your five favorite guests. You know who you liked the best, so send me your entries. Don’t forget to provide questions you would like for me to ask your favorite guests and I’ll be sure they are asked. THANK YOU for listening and I look forward to hearing about what your favorite interviews of the year were.

Dietitian Diane Kress has found the “miracle” for people with Metabolism B

Diet books come and go in the publishing world all the time, but rarely does a new book by a brand new author penetrate through the culture to make a real impact on the weight and health of the people who need to heed their message the most. And one of the hottest diet publications of 2009 just so happens to be a blatantly low-carb nutrition book that landed at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list during the summer. Did you know that? The author of that book has been quite busy doing media appearances galore, but she was generous enough to give me 90 minutes of her time to discuss this bestselling new book.

In Episode 296 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from dietitian Diane Kress author of the blockbuster book The Metabolism Miracle: 3 Easy Steps to Regain Control of Your Weight…Permanently is here with us to talk about her discovery of a concept she calls “Metabolism B,” aka MetB. For upwards of 45-48% of the overweight/obese population, the traditional low-fat diet just doesn’t work to bring about the necessary changes in body composition and health markers no matter how compliant they are with the program. Kress empathizes with this problem because she herself is a part of the MetB class of people. Through her voracious homework of all the latest research for those of us who are carbohydrate sensitive and respond negatively to carbs, she provides a process to overcome the most common problems.

In Part 1 of my interview with Diane Kress, you’ll hear her discuss why it’s wrong for doctors to blame their patients if there are no results from conventional lifestyle changes, what was her epiphany moment to discover MetB, how her fellow nutrition and health expert friends have responded to her low-carb plan, why she chose not to use “low-carb” to describe her plan, how The Metabolism Miracle is better than the Atkins diet, what signs to look for if you think you may have Metabolism B, why you need to request copies of your lab reports even if your doctor says everything “looks fine,” which health markers are most important (and it’s NOT total cholesterol which she says is “meaningless”), the processing of emotions when you have MetB, how alcohol responds differently in the body of someone with Metabolism B, whether age matters with making changes to your diet, what the specific stress points for people with MetB are, why the weight and health of people is getting WORSE because of the pharmaceutical industry, the expanding impact of The Metabolism Miracle worldwide, what Kress REALLY wanted to call her book (and why the final title is much better), why you start phasing in carbohydrates again after eight weeks and then “balancing” the fat, protein, and carbohydrates into almost equal ratios (a la The Zone Diet), why Dr. Atkins got it wrong for unnecessarily counting the carbohydrates in non-starchy vegetables, nuts, nut butters, etc., and how her “net carb” definition is different than the Atkins diet. Much more to come with this interview coming up on Thursday including what she thinks about The South Beach Diet!

Click here to check out Part 1 of my interview with dietitian and bestselling author Diane Kress.

Low-Carbers In Triangle Area Of NC: Come Have Dinner With Jimmy & Christine Moore On October 19, 2009

Filed under: Events — @ October 13, 2009

Enjoy gathering with your fellow low-carbers in the Triangle area

For those of you who live in the Raleigh/Durham/Cary area of North Carolina, I’d like to cordially invite you to come have dinner with me and Christine on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 6:30PM at the Eno River Eatery located at 5277 N. Roxboro Road in Durham. We’d love to meet new friends of the blog as well as reconnect with people we saw on our previous visit in May 2008. It would be such an honor to meet you in person and show our sincere appreciation for all of your support of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb.”

We’ll be in your neck of the woods for a couple of days visiting the LipoScience laboratories in Raleigh where the NMR LipoProfile test is conducted to learn more about the fine work they are doing with particle size testing of cholesterol. I write about this particular test rather extensively in an entire chapter of my upcoming new book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How the Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew (by the way, I found a fantastic self-publishing print-on-demand company who is in the midst of making my manuscript into a book as we speak!) and we will be shooting some YouTube video footage as well as setting up a podcast interview with a representative from LipoScience following our visit. It should be an exciting time!

For everyone who comes out next Monday to the Eno River Eatery to meet with us, I’ll provide complimentary copies of that cholesterol chapter from 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb as my special FREE gift to you just for taking the time to come out and see us. We really do enjoy making the short three-hour trek up I-85 from our hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina to see all the enthusiastic low-carbers in the Triangle area. And let me tell you — there are a BUNCH of you guys there, too, because I get your e-mails all the time.

I don’t know if he’ll make it or not, but I’m going to invite my friend low-carb researcher and practitioner Dr. Eric Westman to join us at the dinner meet-up with the low-carbers. He will be coming with us again on The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas in March 2010 where we might see him sing a low-carb karaoke song again. Who knows, he might bust out singing at tune at this meet-up as well…hey, you never know what might happen!

Do you think you can join us for dinner in Durham on October 19, 2009? If so, then please RSVP that you’re coming by e-mailing me ASAP to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. We look forward to seeing a dozen or two low-carb fans come out and say hey! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Texas Woman Wins Free Low-Carb Cruise, $500 Cash From ‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb’ Contest

Filed under: Health — @ October 12, 2009

Becky Winn submitted the winning 500-word essay among 60+ entries

For the past couple of years, I’ve been privileged to work with some great people in the low-carb community who wanted to get together on a cruise to meet people they have only known online through forums and blogs. In 2008, it was just a group of about 30 Internet friends who wanted to meet each other and we had a fantastic time together with no real formal activities planned. We had so much fun at that inaugural event that we decided to invite some expert guest speakers to share about low-carb living in 2009 and over 40 of us had the opportunity to come. For the upcoming 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas in March 2010, not only did we want to invite even more special guest speakers but one very generous low-carber desired to give away a FREE cruise and $500 cash to one deserving winner.

In Episode 80 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I proudly announce that Becky Winn from Little Elm, Texas was selected by The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise committee as the deserving entry for the 5-day vacation trip on the Carnival Fascination leaving out of Jacksonville, Florida on March 6, 2010 down to Nassau and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas! Becky submitted her essay after learning about the giveaway in Episode 73 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” and she was chosen by six out of the seven members of the selection committee to be in their Top 3. After whittling down the more than 60 entries to the top ten, the committee deemed Becky’s entry the most deserving and she will be joining us on this amazing cruise adventure coming in just a few months!

Click here to watch our exclusive interview with Becky Winn about winning the cruise contest and for more information about how you can join 100 of your fellow low-carbers for this special event!

Low-Carb Recipe Queen Linda Genaw Needs Our Help Right Now Through Husband’s Health Woes

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Lovable low-carb Linda’s husband facing some major health concerns

If you have been following a low-carb diet and embarked on an Internet search for some scrumptious new recipes to enhance your healthy lifestyle change, then I’m sure you have come across the wonderful Linda’s Low Carb Menus & Recipes web site created by a Texas woman named Linda Genaw. Christine and I had the privilege of meeting Linda and her husband in February when they were kind enough to give us a ride from the Houston airport down to Galveston port for our low-carb cruise to Mexico and then again back to the airport at the end of the cruise. We were privileged to chat with and get to know these wonderful people a little bit in the rides back and forth and were so grateful for their generosity towards us.

Linda has been a very faithful moderator at my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Discussion” forum since its inception in 2007 and I am so happy to have her sharing so many delectable low-carb recipes there while being one of the people responsible for watching the forum for me when I’m not there. She is one of the truly nicest people you will ever meet in your life which makes the circumstances she is currently going through all the more difficult to swallow. Linda started sharing about the health decline of her husband on her web site updates page recently.

Known for her prolific recipe listings which numbers well in excess of 1,000 now, Linda noted at the very end of September that her husband “found out that he’s going to need a liver transplant” that leaves them with the prospect of paying for some “huge medical bills in the next year or two.”

“I’ve had to drastically cut back on my grocery budget which doesn’t leave much money for cooking experiments,” Linda explained. “I do have some recipes that I’d like to try in the next few months but I won’t be able to try nearly as many as I’d like.”

Looking on the bright side of things, she said that all the recipes she does post in the near future will be “very economical to make.” Ever the optimist! She humbly requested “your prayers during this very scary situation” in her and her husband’s life. Those prayers are certainly needed urgently right now as Linda’s husband took a sudden turn for the worse last Thursday when Linda had to call for an ambulance to take him to the hospital because he was coughing up blood. They put him in intensive care where he has stayed for the past several days.

The doctors controlled the bleeding and moved Linda’s husband to a regular room by Friday, but he was still very weak. On Saturday, a physical therapist came in to help him get up walking again after this incident. Linda says they are scheduled to go for a liver transplant evaluation in a week to see where he will be placed on the waiting list. Linda says his doctors remarked that this bleeding episode will “definitely place him much higher on the list.” Now more than ever, this couple needs your prayers and any financial support you can provide to them during this most difficult of times.

If you would like to help them through this trying circumstance, then click on the DONATE button in the link below and do your part to show them how much you care about them right now. I know it would mean the world to Linda and her husband to be encouraged by literally thousands of low-carbers who are willing to help them financially and through prayer without ceasing as they face the giants that life is throwing at them. Let’s be there for this dynamic woman and her ailing husband who is battling for his life right now.


For all that Linda Genaw has contributed on behalf of the low-carb community for so many years, isn’t the least we can do for her right now is be there to offer even the slightest bit of comfort, encouragement, and support when she needs it the most? My hope and prayer is that you will be moved to give sacrificially and willingly to someone who has done so much without ever asking for a dime for the thousands of hours she has invested into creating great-tasting low-carb recipes that so many people enjoy everyday. THANK YOU in advance for blessing Linda and her husband with your gifts.

Even if you can’t give because of personal financial difficulties right now in your own life, then at least take a couple of minutes to send an e-mail to Linda thanking her for all that she has done for people who are livin’ la vida low-carb, letting her know you are thinking and praying for her during this time with her husband’s health, and providing her with the encouragement that you would want if you were going through something similar. You just have no idea what kind of impact this will make on her and it doesn’t cost you a single dime! God bless you guys for being a blessing to someone who has blessed so many of us through her selfless service over the years. Let’s flood Linda with e-mails and donations galore!

Truvia: The First Major All-Natural Stevia-Based Low-Carb Sugar Substitute On The Market

Filed under: New Product — @ October 9, 2009

Truvia is the first major stevia-based sweetener on the market

More and more consumers are becoming health savvy these days than ever before. They’re reading labels, looking for natural alternatives to sugar, and in general attempting to live a better life for the sake of their weight and health. With all the chemical-based sugar substitutes that are out there today, the sad fact is that the vast majority of them are not necessarily the best options for people who are attempting to maximize their health. That’s why I’m pleased to tell you about a relatively new zero-calorie sweetener that not only tastes good but comes from natural sources called Truvia.

In Episode 79 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I talk about why the “pink stuff,” “blue stuff,” and “yellow stuff” can’t measure up to the quality of the brand new “green stuff.” People who start on a healthy low-carb lifestyle turn to these things to replace the sugar they were consuming in their diet. While stevia is certainly not new to the market, Cargill Foods debuted Truvia to consumers in October 2008 to provide a great-tasting blend that takes the sweetest part of the stevia plant called rebiana and use the all-natural sugar alcohol erythritol as a bulking agent. This is in stark contrast to that nasty sugar-based maltodextrin bulking agent that all those “other” ones use. The result was the creation of Truvia.

Click here to watch our video review of Truvia to learn more about this new sweetener.

Nora Gedgaudas: Modernizing Healthy Primal Low-Carb Living

Filed under: Health — @ October 8, 2009

PLEASE CONSIDER FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING THE #1 LOW-CARB PODCAST ON THE INTERNET! If you enjoy and benefit from the many interviews shared here on my podcast show in 2009, then won’t you consider supporting it by clicking on the DONATE button on the official podcast web site to help us keep the show going? Quite literally tens of thousands of people listen week in and week out and the dollars you give to help us keep this show going help us continue to market and spread the low-carb message to the masses. We are truly humbled by the response people have had to this show and we look forward to continuing it for many years to come. Consider making a donation to help us keep the momentum going by visiting PayPal.com and submitting your gift to the e-mail address livinlowcarbman@charter.net. THANK
YOU for partnering up with “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” to continue on with the low-carb revolution!

Nora Gedgaudas is modernizing the traditional primal diet of our ancestors

It seems like we’re hearing a lot more about the original diet of our early ancestors using names like paleolithic, primal, caveman, and other such terminology to describe this way of eating. I don’t know if people are just so fed up with the standard American diet and the failure of the low-fat diet that they’re going back to what has worked historically to produce weight loss and greatly improved health or what. But it’s refreshing to see this movement happening within the health culture and today we have one of the rising up-and-coming voices in this conversation.

In Episode 295 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from author and holistic nutritionist Nora Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body-Primal Mind. I was privileged to be a guest on Nora’s “Primal Body-Primal Mind Radio Show” last week, but now it’s time for you to learn more about her. Her “Primal Body-Primal Mind” web site is chock full of outstanding information for anyone desiring to eat the kind of high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet that the cavemen thrived on centuries ago. Listen to Nora discuss discuss the negative aspects of soy protein, why eating trans fat is a lot worse than people even realize, the difference between her diet and the ones Loren Cordain and Mark Sisson have written about, staying fit through andropause and menopause, the keys to and definition of longevity, the common nutritional mistakes people make, and so much more! This was probably one of the most informative podcasts I’ve done this year, so avail yourself of the opportunity to learn from this amazing woman.

Click here to listen to over an hour of Nora Gedgaudas sharing about the work she is doing!

Dreamfields Pasta Is The Real Deal For Diabetics And Low-Carb Dieters Alike

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Pasta is back for your low-carb lifestyle with healthy Dreamfields

Whenever someone finally embarks on their own low-carb journey to better health, it can always seem quite intimidating at first. You feel like you might have to give up some of your favorite foods forever and there’s a bit of dieter’s remorse that can set in. They think they’ll never be able to enjoy the foods that give them the most satisfaction and pleasure ever again. But they would be wrong!

In Episode 78 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I discuss one of our all-time favorite low-carb products that has been out for several years now and is perfect for diabetics and anyone who is following a healthy low-carb lifestyle change. It’s called Dreamfields pasta and is arguably the most delicious-tasting pasta you’ve ever put inside of your mouth! We’ve been BIG fans of this product for several years because it delivers that familiar al-dente texture that is severely lacking in those “other” low-carb pasta products out there while only providing a mere 5g digestible carbohydrate on your blood sugar. Seeing is believing and I like what I see!

Watch this video review of the Dreamfields pasta to see why we like it:

It was my privilege to interview the President of Dreamfields Mike Crowley in August 2009 on my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast and he offered up some excellent information about the differences between the pasta that his company makes and that garbage pasta that floods supermarket shelves. It’s all in the complex matrix of the Dreamfields products compared with the conventional pastas. Take a look at Figure 1 for what a standard pasta looks like microscopically:

As you can see, the starch granules all-too-obvious and the protein molecules are chock full of holes. Compare and contrast this with Figure 2 showing this same vantage point with the Dreamfields brand under the microscope:

Very clearly, the matrix is much more complex, there are no visible starch granules present, and the protein is solid. What’s that mean to you when you’re eating Dreamfields pasta? It means the digestion of the Dreamfields pasta will not suddenly spike your blood sugar and send you on an unwanted insulin rush. Instead, you’ll get to savor some of the best-tasting pasta you’ve ever eaten while still being able to stay on your low-carb lifestyle. It’s the best of both worlds!

One word of caution which we mention in the video, but it’s worth repeating here: DON’T OVERCOOK YOUR DREAMFIELDS PASTA! If you cook it for longer than the written instructions say, then that complex matrix I showed you above will begin to break down and render the product useless for controlling your carb intake. When it says to cook it for 10 minutes, make sure you remove it from the heat immediately and consume. And don’t have any leftovers that you will need to reheat because it will become overcooked and you might as well be eating regular high-carb pasta if you do.

Thanks to our friends at Dreamfields, you can download a special $1 off coupon to save some cold hard cash on your next purchase of this truly remarkable low-carb pasta product which can be found in food stores nationwide as well as online. We enjoy it so much and we think you will too! Let us know what you think once you taste Dreamfields pasta for yourself!

We’ve been gone a few months, but you can watch all of our previous YouTube video episodes anytime. It’s amazing all the incredible feedback we continue to receive about them from people who’ve just found the show for the first time. We would be tickled pink if you decided to join the nearly 2,000 people who subscribe to our videos and grace us with your presence every time we make a brand new video. As always, you can e-mail us your comments and feedback about anything we talk about on our videos by writing to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. You can also share your thoughts on Twitter as well as Facebook. THANK YOU for watching and supporting our YouTube video series! We like to have fun and entertain while educating about healthy low-carb living.

J. Collin Towers: Don’t Wash Away All Your Vitamin D After Sunbathing

Filed under: Health — @ October 6, 2009

J. Collin Towers shares his immense knowledge about anti-aging

Biologically, it is impossible to stop the chronological clock from ticking because we’re all getting older. But it is possible to slow down and even reverse the aging process metabolically and physically through the use of diet and exercise. You’ve probably seen the difference between a fit older person like 90-something Jack Lalanne and a younger person who is aging way too quickly. This is exactly what today’s podcast guest has dedicated his life to promoting in recent years.

In Episode 294 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from author J. Collin Towers, author of Stop Growing Older…Grow Younger which outlines all the anti-aging secrets he has discovered to keep his 60-year old body in the shape of a 40-something year old.

You’ll hear how and why Collin is pain-free, why he has chosen to eat a “nearly vegan” diet, the unique exercise recommendations he promotes, the benefits of taking supplements like Vitamin D-3 and CoQ10, why he thinks grass-fed beef is a much better choice for meat-eaters, the role that carbohydrate plays in his diet, his aversion to taking prescription drugs, why you should shower immediately after spending time in the sun, the importance of adding minerals to their diet, the threat of Codex Alimentarius against healthy supplements, and a myriad of other health topics that are discussed in his book. Collin is a happy-go-lucky guy who is a pleasure to listen to as he speaks so enthusiastically about what he believes in his heart of hearts.

Click here to listen to my one-on-one interview with author J. Collin Towers.

Wanna Win The New CarbTracker iPhone App? It’s FREE To The First 30 Requests!

Filed under: Events — @ October 5, 2009

Healthy U Technologies wants YOU to own their CarbTracker iPhone application

Who doesn’t like FREE stuff, right? Thanks to our friends at Healthy U Technologies, creators of the carbohydrate-tracking software for your iPhone that I blogged about in late July, a total of 30 of my faithful “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog readers now have a chance to own their very own copy of the CarbTracker iPhone app at no charge to them. Zip, zero, nada, a total FREEBIE!!! In this economy, free is good.

I’ve been using this gizmo for a little over two months now and LOVE it! You can keep track of your carb counts, weight loss progress, and even your water intake. It’s constantly updated with new foods so you can keep an accurate record of what you are putting in your mouth. Whether you are a low-carb newbie or an old-timer, it’s hard to beat this app for what it can do to enhance your low-carb lifestyle.

Here’s how YOU can take advantage of this offer and win:

1. Send an e-mail to info@healthyutechnologies.com
2. Put in the subject line “Jimmy Moore and Free CarbTracker App”
3. The first 30 entries will receive a special code for their FREE download on iTunes

That’s it! Nothing too fancy for you to do, but only the first 30 requests can be honored. Hurry and enter ASAP so you can take advantage of this limited time chance to get a pretty nifty application for your iPhone that is perfect for anyone who is livin’ la vida low-carb. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

Dr. John Briffa Gladly Promotes Healthy Low-Carb Living

Filed under: Health — @ October 1, 2009

Dr. John Briffa often highlights the health benefits of low-carb living

Finding positive articles about low-carb diets in the media in 2009 are sadly few and far between. That’s one of the primary reasons why I decided to start blogging about my own personal experiences on livin’ la vida low-carb beginning in 2004 because of the woeful inadequacy of the mainstream media sources getting it right about this remarkable way of eating. But from the very beginning of my blogging, I couldn’t help but notice the stark difference between what so much of the journalism that was out there and the incredible writings of my podcast interview guest today.

In Episode 292 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from British nutrition and health experts Dr. John Briffa who has one of the most outstanding low-carb web sites on the Internet today at DrBriffa.com. I named his web site as one of my favorite ones to regularly visit because he does an outstanding job explaining the science behind low-carb in language that just about anyone can easily digest, understand, and apply into their own health routine.

Dr. Briffa discusses in this interview how he got interested in carbohydrate restriction, why the special financial interests like pharmaceutical and food companies are not in favor of helping get the message of low-carb living out there, the obvious conflicts of interest between health organizations and industries that stand to benefit from a high-fat, low-fat diet being recommended, the lack of low-carb getting a foothold with doctors, the lack of reporting on low-carb studies ostensibly because there is no commercial potential, the vegetarian connection to low-carb negativity, the most popular topics he addresses on his blog, and so much more. If you’ve been feeling beaten down by the constant negativity about the healthy low-carb lifestyle, then get a quick pick-me-up from one of the best in the business who’s doing his part to share the truth in a non-threatening manner that low-carb is the way to go. ENJOY!

Click here to hear what Dr. John Briffa had to say about the healthy low-carb lifestyle!

Leigh Peele: Gary Taubes Somewhat Oversimplifies The Answer To The Obesity Epidemic

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Popular new health podcaster Leigh Peele discusses fat loss and fitness

I’m very intrigued by the sudden influx of new health bloggers and podcasters that are out there in the blogosphere and on iTunes these days. This is just proof that there is a real hunger for information about diet, nutrition, and what this whole “lifestyle change” is really all about. Some people do it well while others … maybe not so much. But one of the best new voices in the world of health is my podcast interview guest today.

In Episode 291 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Leigh Peele, a fat-loss coach who hosts a very popular new podcast show of her own on iTunes called “Ask Leigh? The Podcast.” Her girl-next-door sound along with an unabashed style of sharing exactly what she believes and why she believes it are what have attracted people to her enthusiastic message. I can appreciate her willingness to be open to a variety of ways to help people burn fat and get fit — which includes her own personal way of eating…low-carb living! Hear her explain why she thinks Gary Taubes got it partially wrong in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories. You’ll have to listen to Leigh Peele and experience why she’s becoming such a rising online health star who we’ll be hearing from for many years to come.

Click here to listen to my intriguing and sometimes controversial podcast interview with fat-loss expert Leigh Peele.

Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss? Rachit Dayal Says Give Him 15 Days

Filed under: Health — @ September 28, 2009

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Hypnotherapist Rachit Dayal demystifies hypnosis for weight loss

Look into my eyes, you’re getting very, very sleepy, you are going to listen carefully to everything I have to say…now, quack like a duck! When I was in college, we had one of those hypnotists that had our fellow classmates doing all sorts of odd behavior. Unfortunately, that’s what we think about when we hear about hypnotherapy and it has jaded our view of how it could possibly help in our weight loss efforts. I’ve even lambasted a hypnotist a few years back for his intense criticisms of livin’ la vida low-carb. But today’s podcast interview guest comes at the subject from a much more pragmatic position.

In Episode 290 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Singapore-based hypnotherapist Rachit Dayal, creator of the Weight Loss In Your Sleep program designed to help shed the pounds in a non-conventional kind of way in just 21 days. If you’re skeptical about hypnosis as it relates to weight loss, then you owe it to yourself to listen to what Rachit has to say. Unlike the genuine scam artists who are out there, he comes at this method from a more pragmatic approach to complement whatever nutritional plan you choose to follow. Perhaps it is something that can work well with your low-carb lifestyle! Try it for yourself and see.

Click here to listen to my one-on-one interview with hypnotherapist Rachit Dayal.

Get The Full Scoop On HealthCoaching As A Career From Hilton Johnson On September 30th

Filed under: Events,Health — @ September 22, 2009

You’ve thought about, now you can BECOME a health coach!

I’m pleased to inform you that I have been able to arrange for you to attend a special FREE HealthCoach Business teleconference call with Hilton Johnson. For those of you who are unaware of who Hilton is, he’s the CEO of HealthCoachingU.com and HealthCoachTraining.com which are industry-leading sites dedicated to the subject of health coaching as a career.

This event is set to take place on: Wednesday, September 30th at 2:00 pm ET!

CLICK HERE to sign up to attend this unique complimentary 90-minute interactive webinar call. Hilton Hilton will demonstrate on your computer screen (with a volunteer) one of his company’s health coaching models to show you how easily health coaching gets results. You will also see a one-of-a-kind web-based platform that allows health coaches to manage and professionally coach hundreds of clients all at the same time which maximizes your potential income from this business opportunity.

HealthCoaching is the fastest growing niche market of all coaching and presents multiple opportunities for contributing to some of the proposed improvements being discussed today in health care reform. Health coaching is on the rise as a growing career opportunity and many involved are also paid very well — an average of over $190 per hour coaching individual clients and some coaches who are conducting group coaching sessions are earning far more than that.

During this call, Hilton will explain how you might meet the requirements for being trained and certified as a HealthCoach and start earning coaching fees in as little as 90 days. If you would like to attend this timely and important event, you will need to be on your telephone and your computer at the same time as this is a teleconference and webinar presentation. If you’ve been thinking about getting into the health coaching industry, then you owe it to yourself to hear what Hilton has to share.

To register for this teleconference/webinar event, just CLICK HERE. Be sure and complete the entire process so you can receive the e-mail conformation and instructions for calling in and connecting to the webinar portion of the call. Good luck to you as you pursue this new endeavor in your life and make it work for you.


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