18 Brand New And Classic Low-Carb And Health Books Plus Two Amazing Low-Carb DVDs For May 2009

Filed under: Health — @ May 21, 2009

The seemingly neverending list of low-carb and health books that I’ve added to my own personal library continues to grow with all the brand new and classics that I’ve gotten my hands on in recent months. Today, I’m privileged to feature my own personal take on 18 books and 2 DVDs that may warrant your attention.

Click here for reviews of new books by Mark Sisson, Nina Planck, and Wendy Chant as well as classic books from Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon as well as Dr. Malcolm Kendrick. Don’t miss the two bonus reviews of DVDs from Mary Toscano, too!

Redefining ‘Refined Foods’ To Include Both Carbohydrates And Fats

Filed under: Health — @ May 19, 2009

There is one universal health axiom promoted by people on all sides of the diet debate from low-fat to low-carb that we all seem to agree on: refined foods are unhealthy! That’s right, those people who are trying to lose weight and improve their health need to take a serious look at their intake of these overly processed and highly refined foods that dominate supermarket shelves. You’ll be hard pressed within diet and health circles to find anyone who will disagree with this.

But what are “refined foods?” Generally when the suggestion is made to avoid “refined foods,” the so-called health “experts” out there are talking about those ultra-refined CARBOHYDRATES that are typically full of plenty of empty calories, quickly raise blood sugar levels, and put your pancreas on overdrive trying to make enough insulin to counter the effects of this chain reaction happening in your body that leads to wild blood sugar swings and eventually weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even death. However, there is another whole category of refined foods that we never hear talked about and that I am convinced are just as unhealthy as these refined carbohydrates.

Click here to find out why refined fat foods where the dietary fat is reduced or eliminated are just as unhealthy for you as refined carbohydrate foods.

Mediterranean Diet Expert Dr. Steve Parker Examines Ketogenic Low-Carb Nutrition

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Dr. Steve Parker is intrigued by making the Mediterranean diet low-carb

One of the most encouraging trends I’ve seen over the past few years is the open-minded attitude that a lot of traditional medical professionals are beginning to have towards carbohydrate restriction for weight loss and improved health. Sure, there are still those physicians who have deep-rooted beliefs in the diet-heart health hypothesis that says consuming fat and cholesterol increase the risks of heart disease. But my podcast guest today is one such Mediterranean diet-supporting doctor who is factoring in the latest evidence from the research world to help people live healthier and better than before.

In Episode 254 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Steve Parker, author of The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer, who is keeping an open mind about the possibility that a ketogenic, low-carb approach can improve the Mediterranean diet. He wrote about a study by a group of Spanish researchers who showed some pretty phenomenal results in their health. Hear Dr. Parker dissect this study, what his concerns are about low-carb diets, why he is open to looking at all the research even if it runs counter to what he’s been taught, the purpose of the work he is doing to educate patients, and the incredible benefits of Vitamin D supplementation. After interviewing Dr. Parker, I was encouraged that there is still hope for the general medical community if more of them would take on his philosophy about helping prevent disease and improve health regardless of their own personal dogmatic beliefs.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 254:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 254 [34:06m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

What’s your take on what you heard from Dr. Steve Parker in today’s interview? Did you appreciate his pragmatic approach to treating his patients with what will work best for them, including a low-carb Mediterranean nutritional approach? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 254. Pick up a copy of his book The Advanced Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Better, Live Longer and visit his official web site at AdvancedMediterraneanDiet.comas well as his accompanying blog. And if you want to learn more about that Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet, be sure to check out this blog post by Dr. Parker about it.

We need YOUR help to promote this podcast show to a larger audience of listeners who need to hear the positive and healthy low-carb message. Visit the iTunes page for my podcast and write a review about the show. It takes about 2-3 minutes and makes a HUGE difference in the ranking of the podcast compared with other health podcasts. We are honored to have so many people listening and hope to reach even more. THANK YOU!

If you want to learn more about and get your own EatSmart Carb-Factor Scale that I talked about during today’s podcast, then simply CLICK HERE.

Coming up on Thursday, we’ll have Lisa Marshall from 24/7 Low Carb Diner with us for a discussion on making affordable and delicious low-carb meals for your entire family and save hours upon hours of time each week doing so. If cooking low-carb for your family stresses you out, then you need to listen to this interview! Help us continue to share the informative message of this podcast show by considering financially supporting it. Click on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site and make your contributions towards continuing the work of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Isn’t The Process Of Why Your Body Starts Gluconeogenesis Actually Somewhat Bad For Your Body?

Filed under: Health — @ May 18, 2009


Is the low-carb process of gluconeogenesis more harmful than good?

When I was on my publisher’s web site last month looking up something in reference to the second book I am writing for them (due out this summer, by the way!), I stumbled across a book by one of my fellow Booklocker writers with the humorously-titled NUDE MICE: And Other Medical Writing Terms You Need to Know. Written by a dynamic freelance medical writer named Cyndy Kryder (who I was privileged to interview about this book last week and will be sharing that interview on my podcast show in August), I just knew I had to get my hands on a copy of this book as a reference tool for those blog posts that require a little more in-depth explanation of a medical term used. Today is the perfect occasion to do so!

If you’ve been following me for any length of time over the past few years, then undoubtedly the term “gluconeogenesis” will be quite familiar to you. I’ve blogged about it, recorded a podcast show about it, and even pulled in my wife Christine on the conversation about it in this YouTube video.

Yet, there is continued confusion and misunderstanding about this process as evidenced by an e-mail I received from one of my YouTube viewers who happens to be a psychology student at her local university. She posed an intriguing question about gluconeogenesis that I wanted to share with you:

I stumbled across your gluconeogenesis video when researching gluconeogenesis because my reading in my psychology class mentioned it. While gluconeogenesis alows your body to have enough glucose when you don’t eat enough carbs, isn’t the process of why your body starts gluconeogenesis actually somewhat bad for your body?

It seems that an insulin decrease, which is what triggers the process of gluconeogenesis, robs your body cells of needed glucose for a while before the gluconeogenesis starts. So wouldn’t there be some negative health effects when you regularly allow your body to get to this point?

Click here to read the response by biochemistry professor and carbohydrate-restriction researcher Dr. Richard Feinman to this student’s questions and concerns about gluconeogenesis.

Geico TV Ad Stirs Creativity With Julian Bakery Low-Carb Bread Recipe Contest Winner

Filed under: Giveaway — @ May 15, 2009


This is all the carbs you could be saving by switching to low-carb bread

Last month I announced a special recipe contest encouraging my readers to use that amazing Julian Bakery Smart Carb bread. The deadline for entries was yesterday and I received several very innovative and delicious low-carb recipes utilizing this unique bread. After much deliberation on the taste, creative use of the bread, and aesthetics, I have now chosen a winner: Shari W. from Tennessee!

As you can see from that photo of her dish at the top of this post, Shari took advantage of a pretty popular television ad for Geico insurance using a stack of money with eyeballs on it to create her own take with the Julian Bakery bread. Her ingenious line “This is all the carbs you could be saving by switching to Julian Bakery Smart Carb bread” is a spoof of “This is all the money you could be saving by switching to Geico.” Here’s the original commercial in case you haven’t seen it yet.

So, CONGRATULATIONS to Shari W. from Tennessee for being the winner of the ONE-MONTH SUPPLY of Julian Bakery Smart Carb breads, including one loaf of the original and one loaf of the cinnamon almond raisin for four weeks in a row. WOO HOO! Way to go, Shari, and enjoy coming up with even more creative recipes.

Click here to access SHARI’S LOW-CARB GRILLED CHICKEN WITH SMOKED BACON SANDWICH recipe for yourself. ENJOY!

Mexican Diabetes Educator Dr. Stan De Loach Uses Low-Carb Nutritional Approach

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Dr. Stan De Loach promotes low-carb nutrition for diabetes care

Sometimes those of us in the United States may feel like we live in a bubble and become somewhat oblivious to what is happening in the rest of the world. And in the world of diet and health, this is especially so. But with what is happening in countries like Sweden, for example, with high-fat, low-carb nutrition, it’s is very important for us to pay attention to what is happening in other nations especially as it relates to low-carb living. Today’s podcast guest is doing his part to promote the low-carb message for diabetes control in Mexico City.

In Episode 253 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Mexican diabetes educator Dr. Stan De Loach, a Type 1 diabetic who works with the diabetic youth in Mexico to teach the principles of Dr. Richard Bernstein’s method for managing both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. In today’s interview, you’ll hear Dr. De Loach talk about the state of diabetes and obesity in Mexico, why carbohydrates are the reason hyperglycemia is running rampant, the impact of Dr. Bernstein on him personally and with his clients, and some of the cultural differences of low-carb Mexican foods compared with what we have in the United States. Listen to this articulate voice of reason talk about how low-carb changed his life and the lives of his patients.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 253:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 253 [34:17m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

Did you enjoy what you heard from Mexican low-carb diabetes educator Dr. Stan De Loach? Did anything he say apply to your own diabetes care program? Comment about it in the show notes section of Episode 253. Check out the low-carb doctors listing for Dr. Stan De Loach, learn more about his Diabetes Safari camps, and see his Spanish-language diabetes web site. And don’t miss the entire “List of Low-Carb Doctors” to find more outstanding low-carb physicians and diabetes educators like Dr. De Loach!

We need YOUR help to promote this podcast show to a larger audience of listeners who need to hear the positive and healthy low-carb message. Visit the iTunes page for my podcast and write a review about the show. It takes about 2-3 minutes and makes a HUGE difference in the ranking of the podcast compared with other health podcasts. We are honored to have so many people listening and hope to reach even more. THANK YOU!

Coming up next week, we have Dr. Steve Parker on Monday who is a strong proponent of a Mediterranean-styled diet, but he is open to the benefits of a ketogenic (low-carb) version of the plan to make it even healthier. I think you’ll be surprised by some of the things he has to say. Then on Thursday, Lisa Marshall from 24/7 Low Carb Diner will share her secrets to feeding your family a healthy low-carb meal plan that tastes great and saves you time and money. It will be a FANTASTIC week of interviews!

Help us continue to share the informative message of this podcast show by considering financially supporting it. Click on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site and give us the resources necessary to keep this going throughout 2009 and beyond. THANKS so much for your unbridled support for “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Spreading The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Message Across The Web

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The low-carb message reaching far across the web

- OFFICIAL LLVLC WEB SITE: LivinLaVidaLowCarb.com
- ORIGINAL LLVLC BLOG: LivinLaVidaLowCarb.com/blog
- LLVLC PODCAST: TheLivinLowCarbShow.com
- JIMMY MOORE’S DAILY MENUS: LowCarbMenu.blogspot.com
- LLVLC YOUTUBE VIDEOS: YouTube.com/livinlowcarbman
- LLVLC FORUM: LivinLowCarbDiscussion.com
- 2005 LLVLC E-BOOK: Booklocker.com
- 2005 LLVLC BOOK: Amazon.com
- LLVLC CHOCOLATE: LowCarbSpecialities.com
- LLVLC FACEBOOK: Facebook.com
- JIMMY MOORE’S FACEBOOK: Facebook.com
- JIMMY MOORE’S TWITTER: Twitter.com/livinlowcarbman
- JIMMY MOORE’S FRIENDFEED: FriendFeed.com/JimmyMoore
- LOW-CARB LIFESTYLE EXAMINER: Examiner.com
- LOW-CARB LINKS: LowCarbLinks.blogspot.com
- LOW-CARB DOCTORS: LowCarbDoctors.blogspot.com
- DIABETES LINKS: DiabetesLinks.blogspot.com
- CARBWIRE: CarbWire.com
- DIET DETECTIVE: DietDetective.com
- WELLSPHERE: Wellsphere.com

Açaí Berry Juice Has The Antioxidant Equivalent Of 13 Servings Of Fruits And Vegetables

Filed under: Health,New Product — @ May 13, 2009


The açaí berry is world-renowned for its amazing health properties

We’ve all heard of the so-called “superfood” claims that are out there, but what exactly makes them so “super” for you? Well, the fact is most of these foods and derivative supplements come from mostly naturally-grown fruits and plants that are especially nutrient-dense compared with other foods. They’re power-packed with disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, and other essentials to health that it only makes sense to do what you can to add them to your diet. One such superfood I want to tell you about today is açaí.

Click here for more information about how adding just a few ounces of açaí berry juice to your daily supplement routine can provide you with more than enough antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to complement your healthy low-carb lifestyle.

Dr. Joe Leonardi’s ‘Fat Then Fit Now’ Low-Carb Plan For Success

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ May 12, 2009


Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi lost 140 pounds in one year on low-carb

Weight loss success stories are always an encouraging and inspiring way to show other people that they can do it, too! When it comes to low-carb successes, I’m always interested in hearing from people who’ve gone through their own variation of livin’ la vida low-carb. And when the person who has done well with low-carb is a medical professional, I’m especially curious about talking to them. That’s what I have for you today in my latest podcast interview.

In Episode 252 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from an enthusiastic Pennsylvania-based chiropractor named Dr. Joe Leonardi who created a web site called “Fat Then Fit Now” to help others experience the phenomenal weight loss and health success that he did. You’ll hear him talk about how he got to weigh nearly 350 pounds, what got him to start livin’ la vida low-carb, why he decided to eat less fat on his plan than a typical Atkins-styled low-carb diet, the fallacies of the Food Pyramid, exercising on a low-carb diet, finding inspiration in the weight loss journey, and so many other facets of healthy low-carb living. Dr. Joe now offers up his own weight loss plans to help people who struggle like he used to. What an invigorating interview that I’m sure you’ll want to listen to over and over again!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 252:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 252 [55:01m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

How about that Dr. Joe Leonardi? Are you pumped up about livin’ la vida low-carb after hearing his enthusiasm about this way of eating? Tell us what you think about it in the show notes section of Episode 252. Visit Dr. Joe’s FatThenFitNow.com website, his accompanying blog, and fantastic YouTube videos. Take advantage of his weight loss packages if you are struggling in your low-carb lifestyle.

On Thursday, I have another amazing interview with Dr. Stan de Loach, a diabetes educator in Mexico City. He’s a big proponent of low-carb diets, especially for diabetics. Join us on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” later in the week. Wanna do the podcast show a BIG BIG BIG favor? Go to the iTunes page for my podcast and write a review about the show if you are enjoying it (or even if you aren’t!). People read and trust these reviews and I’d be honored if you would share YOUR reviews on iTunes. THANKS SO MUCH! Plus, if you’d like to help continue this podcast show, then consider becoming a financial supporter of this podcast by clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. THANK YOU for helping us spread the message of low-carb living!

Job Opening In Denver: Atkins Nutritionals Staffing Customer Service Department

Filed under: Business — @ May 11, 2009


Wanna work for a great low-carb company? Join Atkins Nutritionals!

Before I had the privilege of working full-time as a professional freelance writer and low-carb blogger as a career, I worked for nearly two decades in customer service. From sit down and fast food restaurants to Christian retail management and marketing to customer relations and risk management for a large national restaurant chain, I’ve seen it all when it comes to providing high-quality customer satisfaction. It was probably inevitable that all those years of training would positively mold the way I interact with the people who grace my web sites each day.

One thing I’ve tried to bring to my blog and corresponding sites is a genuine sense of care, commitment, and concern to my customers–MY READERS!–and making sure the experience you have here is the BEST it can possibly be. YOU DESERVE IT! Whether it is the simple gesture of responding to your e-mail when you have questions or even when I have the opportunity to call you up on the telephone and offer some timely advice to give you the confidence and direction about continuing on your low-carb path. That’s what I’m here for!

If you have this deep-down desire to give yourself fully to customers and want to work for a company that is completely sold-out to the concept of livin’ la vida low-carb, then I have quite an opportunity to share with you. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (ANI), makers of the bestselling low-carb Atkins bars and shakes, is looking to add some Atkins Information Agents (AIA) to their growing family of employees at their corporate offices in the downtown Denver, Colorado area. This is an important position that is responsible for providing customer care services via the telephone as well as e-mail inquiries through the Atkins web site.

Each AIA will utilize the Atkins Knowledge Base to handle in-bound telephone inquiries that require responses explaining the various elements of the Atkins Nutritional Approach and it is the responsibility of the AIA to handle all types of in-bound e-mail inquiries, including but not limited to order status questions, Atkins Nutritional Approach questions, and ANI product questions. In other words, you’ll be a part of educating the public about the healthy low-carb lifestyle. SWEET!

The DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of this position include:
- Responding to customer inquiries
- Accepting calls and e-mails from customers
- Explaining the Atkins Nutritional Approach
- Answering order status and other questions
- Using product training to answer customer questions
- Providing pleasant, positive, and professional responses
- Using customized software to communicate via e-mail
- Operating computer system to document customer needs
- Responding to customers within 24-48 hours of contact
- Attending company training sessions
- Bringing ideas and suggestions to management at meetings
- Maintaining an open communication with supervisors

What QUALIFICATIONS is ANI looking for?
- Experience providing customer service
- An enthusiastic telephone voice and personality
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- A positive an enthusiastic demeanor
- Strong customer service skill set and focus
- Proficiency in communicating via e-mail and Internet
- A willingness to be trained on internal computer system
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English
- Speaking a second language is a plus
- An ability to accurately compose business communication

If this sounds like the dream job for you and you live in the greater Denver, Colorado area, then please forward your resume to Careers@atkins.com or mail it to Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., 1050 Seventeenth Street, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80265.

NOTE: This job is located in Denver, Colorado and ANI will be unable to relocate any prospective employees who live outside of this area. Additionally, there are no “work at home” positions available with this job offer. They are looking for full-time or part-time people with good computer skills, excellent communication, and stellar customer service skills who are also well-versed in “livin’ la vida low-carb” to represent the company to the public. GOOD LUCK!

Review: CiaoCarb Sugar-Free, Low-Carb Biscotti From CarbSmart

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Italian biscotti is now available even to low-carbers!

I gotta be honest with you–most of the so-called low-carb products that are out there for consumers to buy are complete and utter crapola! Yeah, I know, big shock, right? Well, I’ve tried a good many of them over the years and seek only to find the very best ones available to tell you about. I wouldn’t write about anything that I haven’t already tried and enjoy myself and today I’m excited to share with you a unique new Italian low-carb product that is absolutely out of this world.

It’s CiaoCarb Sugar Free Almond Mini Biscotti straight from Italy and the taste of this low-carb offering is utterly amazing to say the least. They come in 8.81-ounce bags and are incredibly delicious for your low-carb lifestyle since this kind of food is usually off limits to people restricting their carbohydrate intake. But with 7g fat, 8g fiber, 5g protein, and just 2g net carbs for each 2-biscotti serving size, it’s a pretty remarkable product that my wife Christine and I can’t say enough about.

We recorded this YouTube video review for you to learn more about it:

We’d love to have you try this CiaoCarb Sugar Free Almond Mini Biscotti and let us know what YOU think about it! We’re constantly keeping our eyes peeled for even more fantastic low-carb foods for you to enjoy on your healthy lifestyle change. Who says you have to feel deprived of delicious low-carb alternatives? With healthy alternatives like this, that kind of thinking is history.


CarbSmart celebrating their 10-year anniversary this week

By the way, my low-friend Andrew DiMino who is the founder and owner of the online low-carb retail store CarbSmart.com is celebrating a HUGE anniversary this week–A DECADE OF SERVICE TO THE LOW-CARB COMMUNITY! In the volatile market of low-carb retail, Andrew has worked hard to provide stellar customer service and a wide array of products that fit into a healthy low-carb lifestyle. It is with great admiration and pride that I share my congratulations to him and his team at CarbSmart for ten years of excellence. Here’s to many more years of success helping people who are livin’ la vida low-carb, Andrew! Be sure to check out the special 10-year anniversary giveaway specials happening all this week at CarbSmart!

Low-Carb News And Health Headlines For May 2009

Filed under: In The News — @ May 8, 2009

A new month has arrived in 2009 and the headlines about livin’ la vida low-carb and health continue to pour in like a rushing tide on the shores of the nutritional landscape. It’s important for those of us who have taken back control of our own health to stay on top of the very latest updates on information about healthy living. You can’t count on traditional media sources to highlight these stories for you, but I do my best to find the information that is most important for YOU!

CLICK HERE to get caught up on all the latest low-carb news and health headlines for May 2009!

Dietitian Valerie Berkowitz: Get Rid Of That ‘Stubborn Fat’ With Low-Carb Nutrition

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Dietitian Valerie Berkowitz shares how low-carb improves health

About a year ago, I had an Atkins-mentored physician from New York City appear on my podcast show named Dr. Keith Berkowitz who works directly with patients dealing with a variety of metabolic problems that livin’ la vida low-carb can help resolve. At the time, he told me about a new book he was working on with his registered dietitian wife and now that book is available. Today we have with us the co-author of that book who was the late great Dr. Robert C. Atkins’ choice to be the registered dietitian for his complementary medicine practice.

In Episode 251 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Valerie Berkowitz, a low-carb nutrition expert who understands the purpose of a high-fat, carbohydrate-restricted diet for weight management and optimal health. She and her husband Dr. Berkowitz help their patients at the Center For Balanced Health and have now written a brand new book entitled The Stubborn Fat Fix: Eat Right to Lose Weight and Cure Metabolic Burnout without Hunger or Exercise. During the interview, Valerie discusses “metabolic burnout,” the major health issues she is seeing patients today, why some people eating a low-carb diet struggle, what foods should be eaten for health, and so much more invaluable information from this powerful new low-carb book. Enjoy the enthusiasm that Valerie brings to the subject of low-carb living!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 251:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 251 [50:29m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

What’s your take on this new low-carb book that Valerie Berkowitz and her husband have written? Is there something you heard in today’s interview that you think will enhance your low-carb lifestyle? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 251. Get your own copy of The Stubborn Fat Fix or take advantage of this special FREE offer of this new book. If you are struggling with your low-carb lifestyle, then contact Valerie and Dr. Keith at The Center For Balanced Health in New York City.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support!

If you want to learn more about and get your own EatSmart Carb-Factor Scale that I talked about during today’s podcast, then simply CLICK HERE.

Coming up next week, we’re loaded for bear with more low-carb podcast excellence! On Monday, we hear from chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi from the “Fat Then, Fit Now” blog who transformed his life by livin’ la vida low-carb. Then on Thursday, I’ll share my interview with Dr. Stan de Loach who is a diabetes educator in Mexico City. Guess what nutritional approach he uses with his clients? You got it, it’s low-carb, baby! Find out about what he is doing to help the diabetic youth in Mexico with a special camp he conducts each year. It’s gonna be a FANTASTIC week of podcasts, so I hope you join us on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” next week. THANK YOU for listening!

Low-carb strawberry pie with crust

Filed under: Low-carb Recipes — Tags: — @ May 7, 2009

Who doesn’t like berries? These natural morsels of low-carb goodness are packaged in small, sweet balls of nutritious and scrumptiousness–and they are PERFECT for anyone who is livin’ la vida low-carb! The phytonutrients in berries alone are worth adding them to your healthy diet from time to time and have I got an amazing dessert recipe to share with you today that includes the wholesome nutrition that comes from consuming strawberries.
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Are Your Low-Carb Expectations Far Exceeding Your Low-Carb Reality?

Filed under: Health — @ May 6, 2009


Are your lofty expectations dooming your low-carb lifestyle to fail?

We really are our own worst enemy at times, aren’t we? Time and time again, I’ll hear from people who are following a low-carb plan to help them lose weight and improve their health and yet they’ll get severely discouraged when their EXPECTATIONS for seeing improvements exceed the reality of the scale reading or health markers. Most of the time it is focused on what happens on the scale and I’ll receive frantic e-mails from readers who say they “only lost 8 pounds and expected to lose 15 by now.” Why do people do this and beat themselves up in the midst of imminent success?

In Episode 67 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I address this very important topic directly by helping people keep it real in their weight loss efforts by reminding them that the low-carb way of eating is about so much more than simple weight loss. Yes, shedding pounds is a nice side effect of low-carb living, but you eat this way primarily to improve your health better than any drug the pharmaceutical companies can come up with. When you remind yourself often about how much better you feel, your incredible improvements in your blood sugar control and cholesterol, the enormous amount of energy you have, and all the multitude of wonderful benefits of livin’ la vida low-carb, it’s next to impossible to get discouraged by those silly “great expectations” we put on ourselves that seem to doom those who were well on their way to amazing low-carb success.

Watch today’s video to see if your lofty expectations are causing your low-carb lifestyle change to fail prematurely:

Here are the two previous LLVLC On YouTube videos I referenced in this video:

- Episode 12: Breaking A Weight Loss Stall
- Episode 30: Go Low-Carb For Your Health

We’re video-making machines now and you can see all our 65+ previous YouTube videos anytime. My wife Christine and I are honored to have so many people subscribing to our video series now, so join in on the fun to see the new videos as soon as they are posted. E-mail us anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

Jimmy Moore Interviews Fellow Health Podcasters ‘Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy’

Filed under: Health — @ May 4, 2009


Dr. Adam Shafran and Lee Kantor believe in a “fun” health show

When I was interested in starting up my podcast show a few years back, I didn’t have a clue about how to do something like this. I knew I wanted to communicate positive health messages but it wasn’t until I appeared as a guest on another radio/podcast show in 2007 that I realized what they were doing was the exact style I wanted to have for my own show. They inspired me so much so that I have the co-hosts of that podcast show with us here today for a hilariously engaging interview.

In Episode 250 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we have the free-willing antics of “Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy” comprised of Atlanta chiropractor Dr. Adam Shafran and Lee Kantor. These two guys are amazing edutainers because they like to have a good time while sharing some important information to help people wanting to live healthier lifestyles. Hear them talk about the purpose of their show, the famous people they have had the privilege of interviewing, the book they co-wrote in 2005, and how they help people who desire weight loss. While they aren’t necessarily advocates for low-carb living, you’ll hear some of their comments and concerns about this way of eating. It might just surprise you!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 250:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 250 [25:25m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

So, what’s your take on this dynamic duo of Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy? Share your response in the show notes section of Episode 250. Pick up a copy of You Can’t Lose Weight Alone: The Partner Power Weight Loss Program and bookmark the official web site DrFitnessAndTheFatGuy.com. And don’t miss the “Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy” blog, too.

Coming up on Thursday, we’ll have Valerie Berkowitz, a registered dietitian who is the wife of former podcast guest Dr. Keith Berkowitz. They have co-written a new book called The Stubborn Fat Fix to help people struggling with weight loss and health issues and how a low-carb nutritional approach can bring about the solution they are looking for.

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support! THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

If you want to learn more about and get your own EatSmart Carb-Factor Scale that I talked about during today’s podcast, then simply CLICK HERE.

Low-carb spicy fish tacos recipe

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Tacos can be big on flavor without loading up on carbs. The key is low-carb tortillas and keeping tabs on the toppings (no fried fish for example). We like to ratchet up the spiciness so no one will miss the carbs.

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Dr. Robert Su: The #1 Health Message People Need To Know Is ‘Carbohydrates Can Kill’

Filed under: Health — @ May 1, 2009


Dr. Robert Su shares his personal path to low-carb in new book

One of the things that is most frustrating for people dealing with weight and health issues is that they don’t feel like their primary care physician truly understands their problem. If only doctors and other medical professionals could go through all the experiences of trying to lose weight, deal with declining health, and attempt to eat as healthy as they want us to, then maybe people would feel more confident and inspired to do those things for themselves. That’s exactly what today’s podcast interview guest did and now he’s written a fabulous brand new book about his low-carb journey to vastly improved health and weight.

In Episode 249 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Virginia-based anesthesiologist Dr. Robert K. Su who wrote a book entitled Carbohydrates Can Kill detailing his own story of transforming his health with a carbohydrate-restricted diet. After years of toiling with high-carb, low-fat diets and struggling to figure out why his patients weren’t losing weight and getting healthier eating that way, Dr. Su went on his own personal low-carb journey that led him to shed the pounds, greatly improve his health, and have an epiphany about why so many of his patients had such a difficult time with these issues over the years. His research showed him it was the carbohydrates they were eating that were quite literally KILLING them.

While most people erroneously think that your body somehow needs carbs to function, Dr. Su outlines brilliantly in his book that this is a bald face lie. The body actually needs fat and some protein, but there is absolutely no dietary requirement for the body to consume carbs (although you can get some excellent nutrition from non-starchy and green leafy vegetables). This book is an eye-opener for anyone who is still caught up in decades-old thinking that fat is the enemy and carbs are your friend. Flip those two around and you’ll see what Dr. Su sees–low-carb will work for you, too!

In today’s interview, you’ll hear Dr. Su talk about how he was feeling lethargic, dealing with high blood pressure, and a little pudge in his midsection prior to cutting down on his carb intake. The self-experimentation with low-carb living Dr. Su conducted on himself taught him so much about health that he now boldly declares that “carbohydrates can KILL.” Tune in and listen for yourself to find out if you agree with him about that bold assertion.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 249:

1. Listen and comment about the show at iTunes:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 249 [43:17m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

Subscribe to the RSS feed or you can click on the “Subscribe” button at iTunes. If you are having trouble, then watch this video tutorial from my producer Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

What did you think about the personal low-carb journey that Dr. Robert Su undertook and is now advocating in his explosive new book? Share your reaction to what he had to say in the show notes section of Episode 249. You will DEFINITELY want to pick up your own copy of Carbohydrates Can Kill and bookmark his “Carbohydrates Can Kill” web site.

We’re headed into four months of incredible podcasts starting on Monday with the guys from “Dr. Fitness And The Fat Guy” radio show. Atlanta-based chiropractor Dr. Adam Shafran (“Dr. Fitness”) teams up with Lee Kantor (“The Fat Guy”) for a weekly radio show/podcast discussing diet and health. It’s an engaging show that bleeds over into my podcast for this fun interview. Then on Thursday, we get to hear from Valerie Berkowitz, a registered dietitian who is the wife of former podcast guest Dr. Keith Berkowitz. They have co-written a new book called The Stubborn Fat Fix to help people struggling with weight loss and health issues and how a low-carb nutritional approach can bring about the solution they are looking for. It will be yet another FANTASTIC week of low-carb podcasting!

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THIS SHOW! If you have not already done so, please go to the iTunes page for my podcast, click on “Write a Review” and share what my podcast means to you. And if you’d like to financially support this podcast, then please consider clicking on the “Donate” button on the side panel of the podcast web site. We appreciate your generosity and support! THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Don’t forget to sign up for the teleconference/webinar with Hilton Johnson on becoming a Health Coach coming May 5, 2009 at 2:00pm EST. And if you are interested in furthering the scientific research behind carbohydrate restriction as Dr. Su noted during today’s podcast, then join The Metabolism Society TODAY!

2009 Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blogiversary Winners Announced

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The 4th Annual Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blogiversary Giveaway Contest is in the can for 2009 and I’ve already shared some really fascinating statistics about the people who read this blog. The only thing left to do now is tell you who won what prizes. You can see what was up for grabs this year at the original blog post about the contest. It’s a long list of well over 100 winners, so gaze carefully to find out if YOU won something cool. GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU AGAIN for helping me celebrate four years of blogging bliss!!!

CLICK HERE to see if YOU were a winner in the blogiversary contest!

Low-Carb Survey: Atkins Diet Still Dominates, Podcast Enjoyed Best, Diabetes Control A Factor

Filed under: Health — @ April 30, 2009


Recent blogiversary survey netted intriguing results about YOU

Earlier this month, I announced my 4th Annual Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blogiversary Giveaway Contest where you could win all sorts of fun low-carb prizes and I’ll be sharing the winners of those special freebies sometime at my blog on Thursday. It’ll be well worth the wait for over 100 of you who entered my contest, but part of your requirement to participate in the contest was to answer a few simple questions about yourself:

- Which low-carb plan are you on and how long have you been on it?
- Are you diabetic? If so, then is it Type 1 or Type 2?
- What is your favorite part of the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog?

Now that all the entries are in and the data from that simple reader survey has been tabulated, I’d like to share the results and my analysis of it with you so you can see some of the curious demographics of your fellow “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog readers. Some things may surprise you, but other statistics will very likely be what you would expect from a blog focused on diet, health, and fitness. Let’s take a closer look at what the survey results were.

CLICK HERE to see the results of this survey, including where people are from, what low-carb plan they follow and how long, what they like best about “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb,” the demographic breakdown of the readership, and their thoughts on diabetes. The responses to this survey were very intriguing indeed.



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