2010 Dietary Guidelines meeting moves online, but they’re still ignoring low-carb research

Filed under: Events,Health — @ April 29, 2009


Click above to ENLARGE–if this weren’t so serious it would be funny!

Well, well, well, it looks like the USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has decided to move their third of five meetings this year online today and tomorrow for a special two-day web seminar in an act of apparent openness about the process of determining the national nutritional recommendations for all United States citizens starting in 2010. Unfortunately for them, they are doing their best to continue avoiding that huge low-carb elephant in the room and, quite frankly, it is a purposeful act of defiance that I believe is utterly shameful, disgusting, and disgraceful in light of all that we know about the detrimental role excessive carbohydrates are having on the weight and health of the American people.

CLICK HERE to find out how to participate in the latest USDA Dietary Guidelines meeting this week and why they’re still utterly clueless about how to best help Americans make better foods choices beginning in 2010.

What’s The Big Deal About Vitamin D Levels On Health Anyway?

Filed under: Health — @ April 28, 2009

Last month I shared this blog post outlining the importance of getting adequate Vitamin D levels in your body since a deficiency in this essential supplement is leading to a whole host of health complications. Don’t believe me? Check out the blog of Dr. Michael F. Holick who is arguably THE leading expert on Vitamin D health research today. I’m working hard to get him on my podcast show to talk about why people need to be paying more attention to Vitamin D and the consequences of remaining deficient.

In Episode 65 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube”, Christine and I talk about this subject of Vitamin D continuing with our own personal stories of being Vitamin D deficient. You’ll recall when I had my Vitamin D3 checked in July 2008, they measured in on the low end of normal at just 42 ng/mL. After interviewing Dr. William Davis from “The Heart Scan Blog” in September 2008, I began an aggressive 10,000 I.U. Vitamin D3 gel cap supplementation schedule for the next six months to see what would happen to my levels.

Of course, Christine found out about her miserably low 9 ng/mL in January 2009 and we’ve been working hard supplementing her daily with 10,000 I.U. to get her levels up as well. By August, she should be well into normal range with this dosage schedule and I’m anxious to share the results with you when we get her retested. There’s much more to this Vitamin D discussion than I think any of us really know at this point and I’m working hard to stay ahead of the curve with all the latest updates and developments as they arise (at the recent ASBP/Nutrition & Metabolism conference in Charleston earlier this month, one well-known low-carb expert said that there was a noticeable increase in cholesterol levels since they started taking Vitamin D supplementation. Nothing else changed in the diet or supplements, so this could be an emerging concern regarding Vitamin D…or not! I’m working on finding an expert who can answer this question and more!).

Incidentally, if you want to get your Vitamin D levels checked rather inexpensively, then do yourself a favor and join in on the DAction project from GrassrootsHealth. This is how I got my test results and it was a quick and easy process. They mail you a kit where you share blood samples, mail it in, and they will e-mail you the results in less than two weeks. It’s that easy and you test for your Vitamin D levels twice a year. For $40 per test, that ain’t half bad. And if knowing your D3 number is as easy as a simple blood test, then why wouldn’t you do it, hmmm? I’m looking forward to sharing an interview on my podcast coming up this Fall with a representative from GrassrootsHealth to discuss this ambitious project.

We’re striving to reach 100 YouTube videos by the end of the year, so be sure to catch up on all our previous YouTube videos where we’ve covered a wide variety of topics. My wife Christine and I are honored to have over 1,000 subscribers to our YouTube video series now (HOLY COW!), so be sure to visit our YouTube channel and subscribe so you’ll receive all the new “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” episodes when they are posted. Christine and I appreciate hearing from our “peeps” on YouTube, so feel free to e-mail us anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

Low-Carb Changed Your Life, Now Learn How To Be A Health Coach On May 5th

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Let Hilton Johnson teach you how to be a health coach on May 5, 2009

So many of my readers have become quite knowledgeable about living a healthy lifestyle because you have taken back control of your own weight and health through independent research, personal trial and error, and learning from the experience and wisdom of others. It’s one of the reasons you keep coming back here to my blog, listen to my podcasts, and engage yourself in the process each and every day. This incredible low-carb journey has so encompassed your life that you feel like sharing it with the entire world.

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to become a Health Coach to help others on their own path to getting and staying healthy? You have the knowledge, ambition, and desire to make it happen, but you may not know where to start. That’s why I’d like to personally invite you to attend a special complimentary teleconference/webinar training event with Health Coach Teletrainer extraordinaire Hilton Johnson. He is the CEO of Hilton Johnson Productions and can teach you everything you need to know about becoming your very own Health Coach in 90 minutes or less.

CLICK HERE for all the details about this exciting FREE event coming up on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 2:00PM EST.

Richard Morris Was Transformed From 400-Pound Man By Eating Real, Organic Low-Carb Foods

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Richard Morris is a leading voice for whole foods low-carb nutrition

Inspiration comes in all forms and a personal testimony of triumph over a challenging situation could be the impetus for helping someone else deal with their own issues. This is one of the reasons why I like to feature people who have lost weight and improved their health on a healthy low-carb lifestyle. Today’s podcast interview guest knows what it is like to live a morbidly obese, unhealthy lifestyle and radically changing his lifestyle for the better.

In Episode 248 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from 150-pound whole foods low-carb weight loss success Richard Morris, author of an amazing book entitled A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting On With My Life (read my review by clicking here). The turnaround from a 400+ pound man into the health-conscious advocate for real food eating is absolutely awe-inspiring and Richard is quite the ambassador for this particular low-carb way of eating. It’s one of the reasons I interviewed him at my blog a few years back because he has so much good to say about healthy low-carb living. You’ll hear how much the Weston A. Price Foundation has impacted Richard’s life–so much so he was asked to speak at their 2008 annual conference about his weight loss success.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 248:

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 248 [24:09m]:

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.

Were you inspired by the health turnaround in Richard “America’s Most Dangerous Man” Morris? If so, tell us about your experience following it in the show notes section of Episode 248. Pick up a copy of A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting On With My Life and bookmark Richard’s web site BreadAndMoney.com.

Coming up on Thursday, you will hear my interview with Dr. Robert Su, author of the incredible new book Carbohydrates Can Kill, who will describe his own health and weight loss journey following a carbohydrate-restricted diet and explain how he came to the conclusion that consuming carbs is deadly. 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.”

KFC Giving Away FREE Samples Of Their New Kentucky Grilled Chicken On April 27

Filed under: New Product,Restaurants — @ April 27, 2009


Get yourself some free low-carb grilled chicken at KFC on Monday

FREE?! Did somebody say FREE?! Yeppers, they sure did and pulling a page out of the Denny’s marketing playbook this year we’ve got good ole Kentucky Fried Chicken–er, I mean, KFC–to thank. I know, I know…what can you eat at KFC that’s worth being free? After all, don’t they put all that high-carb breading crap on their chicken which totally ruins an otherwise wonderfully low-carb food? Ahhhh, that was so pre-2009 because now they have introduced a brand new product to their menu–it’s Kentucky GRILLED Chicken, baby!!!

All I can say is “well, it’s about time!” Grilled chicken done right is as delicious as it comes and KFC has sweetened the pot some more by offering anyone and everyone a chance to sink their teeth into this wonderful new product. See the nutritional info on this carb-free menu option at KFC now. My fellow low-carb blogger and recipe queen Dana Carpender is also super-excited about this promotion which you’ve probably seen on television. Check out the nifty ad here.

KFC has attempted to sell non-fried chicken before, but sales have always been lackluster at best. Maybe if those of us who are livin’ la vida low-carb all show up on Monday, April 27, 2009 for this special FREE promotional giveaway and give the new Kentucky Grilled Chicken a try that they’ll see the benefit of offering a much healthier low-carb option to their customers. This could be a small, but highly effective way for us to show our support for a company willing to cater to our unique nutritional needs. CLICK HERE to find the KFC nearest to you.

While you’re there, be sure to grab yourself a side of healthy low-carb green beans and a diet soda or unsweet tea for a fantastic low-carb lunch. When you’re done, be sure to mosey on over to the KFC Contact page to let them know what you think! Of course, you can leave your feedback in the comments section below as well. I’m anxious to hear what you think about the new Kentucky Grilled Chicken. And did I mention it’s FREE on Monday? Just checking.

4-27-09 UPDATE: The verdict is in on the Kentucky Grilled Chicken and here’s the instant YouTube video review Christine and I recorded today:

Get A FREE Autographed Copy Of ‘Stubborn Fat Fix’ When You Purchase Popular Low-Carb Supplements

Filed under: Health,Low-carb Stores — @ April 25, 2009


Hot new low-carb book is FREE when you purchase these NOW vitamins

Our friends at CarbSmart.com have put together a pretty nice deal involving an outstanding new low-carb book and some staple dietary supplements for people who are livin’ la vida low-carb. You’ll recall I interviewed a low-carb physician based in New York City last year named Dr. Keith Berkowitz a couple of times and he talked about writing a book about what he has learned in his practice treating patients with obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions. Well, that book is out now and it’s called The Stubborn Fat Fix: Eat Right To Lose Weight And Cure Metabolic Burnout Without Hunger Or Exercise (read my review by clicking here). Co-written by Dr. Berkowitz’ wife Valerie, a registered dietitian who greatly appreciates the value of low-carbohydrate nutrition, she will be appearing on my podcast show on May 7, 2009 to discuss the contents of this recently-released book.

So, here’s the Stubborn Fat Fix deal from CarbSmart:

When you purchase a 60 capsule bottle of L-Carnitine 500mg, 100 tablet GTF Chromium 200mcg Yeast Free, and a 100 softgels Omega-3 all by Now Foods, then you will receive an autographed copy by Dr. Keith Berkowitz and Valerie Berkowitz of their brand new book The Stubborn Fat Fix absolutely FREE, a $24.95 value! They have been long-time friends of CarbSmart and wanted to be a part of this special deal for those customers who enjoy taking these specific supplements as part of their low-carb lifestyle. Adequate vitamin intake along with your delicious and healthy low-carb diet is vitally important to your health which is why they enthusiastically recommend the three that are included in this promotion.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits provided by each of the featured supplements:

L-Carnitine

This non-essential amino acid helps provide optimal health by allowing fatty acids to be transported into the mitochondrial membrane for cellular energy production. You can find this in lots of animal foods, including red meat, but adding it to your supplementation is highly recommended for boosting your blood levels of this amino acid. The NOW version of L-Carnitine uses a tartrate form so that the impact is at its maximum potential and you reap the most benefits from taking it.

GTF Chromium

Jackie Eberstein was the first person to tell me about the importance of taking chromium, which works at the cellular level to facilitate the action of insulin and control it for blood sugar stability. The GTF in the NOW brand stands for “glucose tolerance factor.” This special formulation also include niacin amino acid chelate as well.

Omega-3

You already know the importance of taking omega-3–this essential fatty acid cannot be made by the body and most Americans take in an inordinate amount of omega-6 fats instead amounting to a disproportionate ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids of about 20-1. Adding omega-3 primarily from fish sources will lower that ratio significantly towards the 4-1 or better considered ideal for optimal health.

Take advantage of The Stubborn Fat Fix bundle today. If you already take these supplements as part of your healthy low-carb lifestyle, then this is an excellent way to get your hands on an autographed copy of one of the hottest new low-carb books of 2009 for FREE! And even if you don’t take L-Carnitine, chromium, or omega-3s yet, there’s no better time than the present to see how they can positively impact your health in the months and years to come. Give ‘em a try and enjoy a complimentary copy of the Berkowitz’ amazing new low-carb book.

Cordain’s ‘Paleo Diet’ Brings Healthy Nutrition Back To The Stone Age

Filed under: Health — @ April 24, 2009


Dr. Cordain is the foremost authority on the hunter-gatherer Paleo Diet

One of the best ways to describe the low-carb way of eating to people who are none the wiser is to explain it is how our early ancestors ate to survive–a caveman diet, if you will. Humans who lived during the Stone Age didn’t eat grains, sugar, starchy vegetables, or all the processed foods that are at our disposal in the 21st Century. They did eat meat, especially game meat and all the parts of the animal, including the organs and marrow. Today’s podcast guest is arguably the most knowledgeable expert on this Paleolithic way of eating that is a popular subset of the low-carb community.

In Episode 247 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are privileged to have Dr. Loren Cordain with us to discuss the principles outlined in his book The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat. This hunter-gatherer way of eating does differ from an Atkins-styled diet because it does not allow dairy products like milk, cream, or cheese and it encourages lean meats as a way to control the omega fatty acid balance. But other than that, it’s pretty much a healthy low-carb way of eating that puts the focus on omega-3 rich grass-fed beef and other sources of this vital essential fatty acid. Dr. Cordain is an articulate representative of what benefits can be gained following The Paleo Diet, including how it can help athletes perform at optimal level and giving people suffering with acne a virtual “cure” for their condition.

Before you listen to my interview with Dr. Cordain, check out this hilariously informative YouTube video created by Methuselah from the “Pay Now, Live Later” blog that beautifully explains “Paleo In A Nutshell” to get your brain correctly thinking in the direction of this unique form of low-carb living:

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 247:

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 247 [44:13m]:

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.

Are you following a Paleo low-carb diet like the one Dr. Loren Cordain described during today’s interview? If so, tell us about your experience following it in the show notes section of Episode 247. Visit ThePaleoDiet.com and pick up a copy of Dr. Cordain’s bestselling book The Paleo Diet. If you are interested in his anti-acne program, be sure to check out DietaryAcneCure.com.

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!

For the last week of April next week, we’ll have two FANTASTIC interviews to share with you. First up, we will hear from Richard Morris who lost 150 pounds several years back and is now on a one-man mission to educate the public about healthy living principles at his Bread & Money web site. Richard wrote a book about his weight loss experience called A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting On With My Life and he’ll share his story with us on Monday. Then on Thursday, I’m excited to share my interview with Dr. Robert Su, author of the explosive new book Carbohydrates Can Kill, who will describe his own health and weight loss journey following a carbohydrate-restricted diet and explain how he came to the conclusion that consuming carbs is deadly. Should be another interesting week of podcasts! Stay tuned for the upcoming podcast schedule heading into the summer…coming soon.

Julian Bakery Low-Carb Bread Is Both Delicious And Nutritious

Filed under: New Product — @ April 23, 2009

Last month I introduced you to the Julian Bakery Smart Carb bread that is high-protein, high-fiber, and, of course, low in carbohydrates. I absolutely LOVE this bread because it’s a rare breed–delicious AND nutritious. Unfortunately, not all low-carb breads are that great, but this one is indeed the real deal. The Smart Carb bread comes in two flavors: Plain and Cinnamon Almond Raisin. Both are spectacular and here’s a special YouTube video review that Christine and I did about them.

With such a high-quality low-carb bread like this, the possibilities about how to incorporate it into your own daily low-carb menus is endless. Because of that, I wanted to give you a chance to stir up those creative cranium juices and get ‘em flowing thinking about some low-carb recipes you can use them in. That’s right, listen up all you low-carb cooks out there–I’ve got a contest designed JUST FOR YOU! It’s a recipe-making contest with the Julian Bakery Smart Carb Bread and this is gonna be a blast!

2009 ASBP/Nutrition & Metabolism Society Conference In Charleston, SC Recollections And Recap

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

Sitting through a bunch of lectures by researchers and authors speaking to a group of bariatric physicians about the latest scientific advancements in nutrition may not exactly sound like a great way to spend your weekend, but that’s exactly what Christine and I did over this past weekend attending the Eastern Regional Obesity Course in Charleston, South Carolina put on by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and The Metabolism Society. We arrived on Friday afternoon and soaked it all in until we left on Sunday afternoon. Best of all, we got to meet and hang out with all the big names in the low-carb research community.

Click here to see a couple of videos describing some of the lessons we learned and the people we got to see during this amazing trip as well as a recap of the major take-home messages and photos from this exhilarating experience.

Dr. Heidi Dulay’s ‘Extreme Regime Fat Burn Formula’ Is ‘Atkins On Steroids’

Filed under: Atkins Diet,Health — @ April 21, 2009


Dr. Heidi Dulay is a big believer in livin’ la vida low-carb

Whether the medical and nutrition community wants to admit it or not, the fact is there are a lot of practitioners out there who are helping their patients with weight loss and health issues with a low-carb nutritional approach. While they may not always describe it like that, when you take a good hard look at the plan, it’s totally low-carb. Today we have an interview guest who is not only unashamed of calling her program low-carb, but willingly shares how to make your low-carb lifestyle even better.

In Episode 246 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from certified nutritionist and hypnotherapist Dr. Heidi Dulay who created The Extreme Regime Fat Burn Formula program to help people who want to maximize the results of their low-carb lifestyle. You’ll hear Dr. Heidi discuss the peculiar way she stumbled on to low-carb, the changes she has seen in the health of the people she has placed on this diet, the dangers of statin drugs, the impact of books by Gary Taubes and Michael Pollan on the work she does, what is good about saturated fat, and why grass-fed beef is so much better than the industrialized, corn-fed ones that dominate the modern food supply. It’s over an hour-long discussion of delicious low-carb living!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 246:

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 246 [65:02m]:

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 do you think about Dr. Heidi Dulay and her “extreme regime” plan for livin’ la vida low-carb? Share your reaction to it in the show notes section of Episode 246. Be sure to check out Dr. Heidi’s Extreme Regime Fat Burn program. Coming up on Thursday, don’t miss Dr. Loren Cordain, author of the bestselling book The Paleo Diet!

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!

Doctoral Psychology Student Looking For Men With Huge Long-Term Weight Loss Success And Maintenance

Filed under: Events — @ April 20, 2009


Are you a male who lost a lot of weight and kept it off for 2 years?

One of my readers alerted me to a doctoral research project looking into the “personality characteristics of men who have successfully maintained weight loss” that I thought would be interesting to share with you. This doctoral psychology student is looking for male subjects who lost weight naturally and kept it off for a period of at least two years. It is expected to only take up about two hours of your time.

Here are the qualifications to participate:
Be male
Be at least 18 years of age
Have lost a significant amount of weight (preferably over 100 pounds)
Maintained the weight loss for at least two years
Lost weight through natural methods–no surgery

That’s it! If you meet these standards, then you could be chosen to take part in this unique study looking at how your weight loss journey has changed you emotionally, psychologically, and other non-physical ways. I have already spoken with the student by telephone and she’s very interested in gathering information for this unique research project.

Keep in mind your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw from it at any time. Participant confidentiality and privacy will be maintained at all times and you will receive compensation upon full completion of the study which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University and will be supervised by faculty at CSPP.

To be considered for participation in this study, please contact the student Shannon Kellogg by telephone at (619) 993-9943 and leave a message with the following information:

Your name
Your telephone number
Your height
Your current weight
Your highest weight prior to weight loss
Amount of time you have maintained your weight loss

Like I said, I’ve already called and spoken with Shannon about my story and she said I was qualified to participate. It would be great to get a bunch of you who have also successfully lost and maintained your weight loss on the healthy low-carb lifestyle to be involved with this study. She briefly asked me why I was so successful losing weight this way and I told her enjoyable foods and no hunger make a BIG difference. I could sense she was smiling on the other end. GOOD LUCK to you guys who do this and let me know if you are able to be a part of the project, too.

Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman Says We Need To Stop ‘Adding Insulin To Injury’ Eating Sugar

Filed under: Health — @ April 17, 2009


Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman prepares you to “get the sugar out” of your diet

The difference between the idea of cutting sugar out of your diet and actually doing it can sometimes be quite challenging for people who are wanting to begin a healthy low-carb lifestyle. I know all about that after taking the plunge in January 2004 to stop eating sugar and all of its “kissing cousins” when I began the Atkins diet to lose weight and get my health back. Today we have one of the world’s foremost authorities on all the negative effects that sugar is having on our bodies.

In Episode 245 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are privileged to have the First Lady of Nutrition Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan, with us to talk about healthy sugar-free living. She talks at great link about her newly updated version of Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet. Hear her talk about the evils of eating sugar, how even health food manufacturers hide sugar in their products, why eating anything sweet may be leading to an insulin spike, her idea of “adding insulin to injury,” what you can do to fight off the cravings, how cutting down on your salt intake can reduce your desire for sugar, and the overwhelming impact on health that sugar has made on people who consume it. You can’t help but listen to what Dr. Gittleman has to say because of her enormous passion about the subject.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 245:

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 245 [46:59m]:

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 what Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman had to say about sugar and the effects it has on the body? Tell us what you thought about it in the show notes section of Episode 245. Visit Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman’s web site and be sure to get your own copy of The Fat Flush Plan and Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet. Special THANKS to Dr. Gittleman for joining us for today’s podcast!

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!

Coming up next week, we’ve got Dr. Heidi Dulay on Monday to share with us about the work she is doing with her Extreme Regime Fat Burn program which is low-carb nutrition. Then on Thursday, we have a BIG NAME in the world of low-carb living–the Paleo way! He is Dr. Loren Cordain, author of the bestselling book The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat, who educates us about all things related to the Paleo diet. This is one podcast interview you WON’T want to miss and it’s coming up next week. THANK YOU for listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

Low-carb lemon cheesecake recipe

Filed under: Low-carb Recipes — Tags: — @ April 16, 2009

The weather is getting warmer outside and we are definitely experiencing all the wonders of the Spring season with vibrant colors of the leaves blooming on the trees. I love this time of year because it is the beginning of a new period of growth and vitality outside while people begin to experience the beauty of God’s creation for what it is. It’s the part of life that makes me smile the most.
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Deal Me In To These 21 Outstanding New Low-Carb Blogs

Filed under: Publications — @


21 is the magic number of new low-carb blogs I have for you

It’s been four years since I started my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog and over that time the low-carb blogging community has absolutely exploded in numbers and popularity. Just one look at all the blogs and web sites dedicated to this topic listed at my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Links” blog and you’ll see this ain’t some fringe movement by a vocal minority. Literally tens of millions of people are eating a carbohydrate-restricted diet for the sake of managing their weight and health without the use of prescription medications. They feel a certain level of freedom from the bondage they have lived in for most of their lives thinking a low-fat diet was the only answer to improving health. We know better!

With new people starting to blog about healthy low-carb living on what seems like a daily basis, I am constantly on the lookout for blogs and resources that are dedicated to spreading the positive message of livin’ la vida low-carb to the masses. That’s the primary mission of my own blog and I am pleased to see so many others taking up this mantle and doing it, too. Working side-by-side with others who have been changed by this way of eating to educate, encourage, and inspire people to live better than they ever thought possible is both a privilege and an honor.

I have previously highlighted some of the new low-carb blogs to come along over the past couple of years in a series of blog posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And today you’ve hit the jackpot because I have 21 more outstanding low-carb blogs you should give a second glance. These new and veteran bloggers are doing a yeoman’s job at articulating why restricting carbohydrates is ideal for treating obesity, diabetes, and a whole host of other health issues.

Take the time to look at all 21 of these blogs over the next few days:

1. CARB JUNKIE
2. FAT HEAD BLOG
3. HELLISTILE’S CAULDRON
4. AT DARWIN’S TABLE
5. COMMENTARII MEI
6. ON MY WEIGH…AGAIN
7. RUNNING AGAINST THE GRAIN
8. GET THE SKINNEY
9. LIFE SPOTLIGHT–NO BS FITNESS, HEALTH AND LIVING
10. VEGANISM IS NOT NATURAL AND NOT HEALTHY
11. ALLERGIC TO CARBS (WARNING: R-Rated)
12. DIABETES BIEN (Spanish)
13. CAMPAIGN FOR REAL HEALTH
14. THE LOW-CARB CURMUDGEON
15. DAD REWRITE
16. DANNA’S PLACE
17. LCHF-SKOLAN–AKTUELLT (Swedish)
18. RECOVERING FATTY
19. SCOTT’S LOW-CARB BLOG
20. MATTERS TO ME
21. THE NAKED NUTRITION NETWORK

Would you like some FREE PUBLICITY for your low-carb health and weight loss blog? I would be thrilled to give yours a big boost here at my blog in the near future as a way of saying THANK YOU for your service to the low-carb community. E-mail me about your blog with a link to the URL by writing to livinlowcarbman@charter.net. I appreciate the opportunity to share what you are doing with my wonderful readers!

LLVLC On YouTube: Moore Update, Blogiversary Contest, 2010 Low-Carb Cruise To The Bahamas

Filed under: Events — @ April 15, 2009

It’s been a little while since my wife Christine and I recorded a new YouTube video episode together, but we’re back again with an update on Christine’s health problems, the current blogiversary giveaway contest, and details on the 2010 Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas in Episode 61 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube.”

With everything I do with my blog and podcast show, I barely have time to commit to doing YouTube videos–but we’d like to start doing them a little more regularly. We now have over 1,000 subscribers to our video series which is AMAZING and we’d love to continue building that base of viewers even more as we spread the message of low-carb living on YouTube. Once I finish my second book in the next month or so, we’ll have more time to do even more videos. We appreciate all the warm comments from people asking us to make a new video.

For all the details on the 4th Annual Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Blogiversary Giveaway contest that is happening through April 26, 2009, CLICK HERE. And if you missed the 2009 Low-Carb Cruise to Mexico, check out this video to see what it was like, including seeing Dr. Eric Westman and me singing a low-carb karaoke parody of “California Girls”. Get all the details about the 2010 Low-Carb Cruise to the Bahamas including special guest speakers Drs. Mike & Mary Dan Eades, Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. William Davis, Dr. James Carlson, Jackie Eberstein, Dana Carpender, Karly Pitman, and over 100 of your fellow Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb friends. It’s gonna be a BLAST!

You can watch any of our previous YouTube videos anytime to see the past episodes that you may have missed. My wife Christine and I have done over 60 videos now, so check through our older episodes to see if we hit any subjects you are interested in. Then, be sure to visit our YouTube channel and subscribe so you’ll receive all the new “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” episodes within moments of being uploaded. Christine and I LOVE receiving your feedback, so please e-mail us anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net.

More Low-Carb News & Health Headlines For April 2009

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One of the most favorite parts of my blog according to reader feedback is finding out all the latest news and information in the world of nutrition, diet and health–especially when it is related to healthy low-carb living. You may not find out about a lot of the things I share here which is why I enjoy researching, reporting, and writing about them as often as possible. Today I’m loaded with some more low-carb news and health headlines for April 2009, so hang on tight and let’s learn something together!

Click here to see what’s going on in the wonderful world of low-carb research, health, and nutrition.

‘FAT HEAD’ Film Creator Interviews Low-Carb Blogger Jimmy Moore

Filed under: Atkins Diet,Health — @ April 13, 2009


Tom Naughton talks with me about healthy low-carb living

From time to time, I’m asked by my fellow low-carb and health bloggers and podcasters if they could interview me about the work I’m doing with my various “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” projects. I consider it the highest form of respect and admiration when a peer recognizes the impact of your contributions towards the subject you are most passionate about. Here are a few that have happened over the past couple of years, including with Laura Dolson from the About.com Low-Carb Diets web site, Atkins Nutritionals, Mark Sisson from “Mark’s Daily Apple,” Connie Bennett from the “Stop Sugar Shock” podcast and Dr. Jonny Bowden.

I have another one to share with you today from my friend Tom Naughton who you might know better as the creator of the hilariously funny and informative new documentary film about the healthy benefits of low-carb eating called FAT HEAD. He recently took me up on my suggestion that he start blogging and he’s a real natural at it with his comedic background (not that his background is funny and all, but that he makes a living making people laugh–oh nevermind!).

Tom asked if he could interview me for his new blog site and I was happy to do so. Click here to access Part 1 of this interview today. Part 2 will be posted at the FAT HEAD blog on Tuesday.

Former NFL, CFL Football Player Happily Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb

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Mario Mariani went from a beefy football player to slim working man

There are some professions that can predispose you to becoming overweight or obese and a lineman in football is certainly no exception. On the professional level, this became even more pronounced as bigger is better. But once the career in football is over, what happens to these guys who are used to eating like there’s no tomorrow and working it off each week. Today we have a former NFL and CFL pro football lineman who shares about the challenges of transitioning from his poor eating habits that made him “way too fat” and how he overcame that with the use of a low-carb diet.

In Episode 244 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Mario Mariani who I found out about reading this Alameda Sun story about the turnaround he made in his weight and health as a result of doing his own customized version of the Atkins diet. His doctor told him he was borderline diabetic and needed desperately to lose weight. Surprisingly, the doctor recommended Mario to go on the Atkins diet and the results were phenomenal–massive weight loss, blood pressure down, cholesterol down, blood sugar normalized, and as healthy as he has been in years! Listen to the enthusiasm in his voice as he talks about coming off of all of his medications, enjoying his low-carb life, exercising enough to be fit, and changing his life forever for the better.

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 244:

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 244 [33:40m]:

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.

Were you inspired by the low-carb success story of former NFL and CFL football lineman Mario Mariani? Share what you liked best about it in the show notes section of Episode 244. Be sure to read this Alameda Sun news story for even more about Mario’s story of triumph over his weight–the low-carb way!

You’re not gonna want to miss Thursday’s podcast because we will have the First Lady of Nutrition Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan. She will be with us to discuss a new updated version of Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet. YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT!

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!

Review: Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Ketchup Sweetened with Xylitol

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Get all the taste of ketchup that you love without the HFCS

Although it was once proposed back in the early 1980s to be classified as a vegetable, ketchup has and always will be a part of the American diet. This popular condiment used on hamburgers, hot dogs, and anything else for a sweet tomato flavor boost has a major problem for those of us who are livin’ la vida low-carb, though. It’s LOADED with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which we now know from a recent published study contains mercury. I never realized ketchup had sugar in it prior to going on the Atkins diet in 2004 and always thought of it as a healthy food. Boy, was I wrong!

Well, it can be now if you choose a ketchup product that does not use HFCS and I’m pleased to share one that I’ve found that’s perfect for your low-carb lifestyle. It’s from Nature’s Hollow and it is Sugar Free Ketchup Sweetened with Xylitol. This is an ideal ketchup for people with diabetes, low-carb dieters, and anyone looking to eliminate HFCS or reduce the sugar consumption in their diet. I’ve used Xylitol in my diet quite often over the past five years and it is a sugar alcohol that tastes fabulous as an alternative to sugar. It provides the perfect sweetness for this ketchup.

Each 1 tablespoon serving has just 2g net carbs (6 total carbs minus the 4g Xylitol). The best part about this ketchup is there aren’t any funky ingredients in it–tomato puree, apple cider vinegar, Xylitol, spices, salt, arrowroot. That’s it! The end product is something you can feel confident about putting on whatever you’d normally use with ketchup. I know some people who eat ketchup on their eggs or even on their vegetables. And you can’t forget about making your own low-carb meatloaf with this stuff!

Whatever you like to eat with your ketchup, now you don’t have to worry about ingesting the carbs and HFCS that come from the typical ones you see on supermarket shelves. Try some Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Ketchup Sweetened with Xylitol for yourself and let me know what you think!

Wanna Be Hot, Sexy, And Gorgeous? Dietitian Esther Blum Says Eat Fat, Skip The Carbs!

Filed under: Health — @ April 10, 2009


Esther Blum has all the secrets to looking and feeling “gorgeous”

One of the highest compliments you could ever give a woman is to describe her as “gorgeous.” There’s just something about the sound of that word that’s music to the ears of the female population like none other. Although our culture’s interpretation of what defines being sexy, hot, or “gorgeous” can be severely convoluted, not everyone embraces the unhealthy, ultra-thin, Hollywood model for looking this way. Today’s podcast guest is one such person who is proudly sharing her “secrets” for looking good and being as healthy as you can.

In Episode 243 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from registered dietitian and holistic nutritionist Esther Blum, author of a brand new book entitled Secrets of Gorgeous: Hundreds of Ways to Live Well While Living It Up. She is committed to offering solid nutritional advice for people who want to be healthy and look the best that they can. Esther gives some excellent advice on what foods are best for skin health, supplements that are superior for people to be taking, cutting-edge info on fish oil and Vitamin D, getting over a hangover, the benefits of goji berries, an at-home thyroid test, and so much more. She discusses these things at length on her “Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous” web site. I’m so happy to share her wisdom with you today!

There are FOUR ways you can listen to Episode 243:

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 243 [35:43m]:

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.

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!

What did you think about Esther Blum and her advice on beauty and health? Was there anything you learned today that you didn’t know before? Tell us your feedback about this episode in the show notes section of Episode 243. You should get your own copy of Secrets of Gorgeous: Hundreds of Ways to Live Well While Living It Up and visit her EatDrinkAndBeGorgeous.com web site. I appreciated Esther’s infectious personality and enthusiasm about what she talked about!

So what’s on tap for next week’s podcast interviews? We’ll share with you the story of former professional football player Mario Mariani on Monday who I heard about in this Alameda Sun news story. He once played for the Washington Redskins and in Canada for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but allowed his weight to balloon up to over 300 pounds through poor eating habits after his playing days were over. After going on his own homemade version of the Atkins diet, Mario’s weight and health were improved incredibly as you will hear. Then on Thursday, we are treated to the First Lady of Nutrition Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, author of the bestselling The Fat Flush Plan as well as a new updated version of her classic book Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet. She is an amazing spokesperson for the benefits of sugar-free living and I’m honored to share her with you next week!

Keep on listening to the podcast and I’ll soon be announcing my upcoming schedule of interviews for May through July–YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT! I’m always on the look out for new podcast guests, so feel free to send your suggestions to me anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net.



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