Jimmy Moore is the energetic host of the wildly popular podcast show, Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb. In this show we talk to him about his 180 pound weight loss, the lessons he has learned through personal experience and his interview guests, and his two books. We also discuss the USDA proposal for the 2010 dietary guidelines. Jimmy does not mince words, and I think you will enjoy the interview.
In 2003, Jimmy Moore was suffering from high blood pressure, a bad lipid profile, high blood sugar, breathing difficulties and many of the other discomforts caused by morbid obesity. He weighed 410 pounds and wore a size 62 pants. After his mother-in-law bought him a book by Dr. Robert C. Atkins about losing weight on a low carb diet, he made a new year’s resolution to lose weight. He began January 1, 2004 and ended December 31 180 pounds lighter! If this is not remarkable enough, he has kept the weight off now for over 5 years!
In order to answer all the questions people asked him about how he accomplished this feat, Jimmy published his first book, Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey from Flabby Fat to Sensationally Skinny in One Year. Eventually he started his blog and podcast and is now a full time advocate for the low-carb lifestyle. He now has a second book that shares what he has learned titled, 21 Life Lessons from Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How the Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew. If you want further information about this low-carb lifestyle and would like to get started, Jimmy recommends Dr. Robert C. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution and/or The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great by Eric C. Westman.
In our podcast interview ONL062, Jimmy candidly answers questions about the support he received from his family, his struggle with sugar addiction, the most important lessons learned, and his dismay with government guidelines for dietary needs. If you have not subscribed to Jimmy’s newsletters and podcasts, you are missing out on some great information and entertainment. I love to listen to his show! He has so many great guests knowledgeable about holistic health, weight loss, heart health, and nutritious eating. To get started, I highly recommend episode #372 with Ann Marie Michaels aka CHEESESLAVE and founder of the Real Food Media group we are affiliated with. On Jimmy’s website, you can also connect to his YouTube page and forum.
Here at Broad River Pastures, the ducks are now moved onto pasture near our new pond. They are ignoring their soy-free rations in favor of frog eggs and polliwogs in the pond. They’re really getting a workout and strengthening their legs and wings with swimming, “running” on the water, and diving. The field fence is up, and we’re looking at some ewes this weekend. Our sheltie, Nicky, is suffering from the heat and became dehydrated. He is spending a day or two at a nearby animal hospital for IV treatment and monitoring. Lucy and Belle inherited one of the duck pools and have been digging dusty nests to keep cool in the 100 degree June heat. Time for more rain!
I’ve attended two of our local farmer’s markets and found great treats both in Washington, Georgia and Anderson, South Carolina. I went to Anderson with my neighbor Pam who helped me locate all the local shops. We visited Split Creek Farm, a local grade A goat dairy so I could stock up on raw milk. Then I found a vendor at the market selling raw Jersey milk as well. Luckily I had plenty of ice and room in my cooler. It is very odd to buy raw milk for human consumption in Anderson, SC when just 70 miles away in Athens, GA it is illegal to sell except as pet food.
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