Hyperinsulinemia and Weight Loss
As I said in my recent Amazon review for his newest book, 21 Life Lessons From Livin' La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew, to know Jimmy is to love Jimmy. When he interviewed me a while back (it will post soon I believe), he put me so completely at ease that my nervousness went away and then I really did feel like I was just talking with a friend.
Read what I wrote in my Amazon book review:
Jimmy is so open and real about his life, you can't help but love him.
What a nice, refreshing dose of the TRUTH for a change, in all of it's political incorrectness! Cholesterol tests mean very little? Low-fat diets are at the root of the obesity crisis? Let's keep shouting it from the rooftops!
Here are a few of the things I loved about this book:
—His light-hearted sense of humor in how he dealt with some of the nastiness out there cracked me up. Some people can be so cruel, even to someone as sweet as Jimmy! But he takes it in stride and keeps jokin' around.
—While I knew that we all eat waaaaaay too many carbs, I was surprised to learn in lesson #16 that we have NO dietary need for carbohydrates at all.
—I loved the side story about his appearance in the movie, Leatherheads, I was intrigued.
—There were a few books mentioned that I'd never heard of, I thought the title of this one was perfect, in a sad but true kind of way: “GENOCIDE! How Your Doctor's Dietary Ignorance Will Kill You.”
—One of my favorite parts is when he slams the phrase “just eat all things in moderation” – one of my pet peeves! What one calls “moderation” is “over the top” for another, it just doesn't work.
Jimmy's book was a great motivator for someone like me who believes that low-carb is where it's at, yet I'm an on again-off again carb watcher. I needed this kick in the pants to go further in my health journey and even lose those nagging 10# that only stick around when I'm eating more carbs than I should.
So in true Jimmy fashion, he’s recently written a very real, open and to the point post about his latest weight struggles.
First, though, I’ll start with an email I received today from a reader:
“Don't you find Jimmy's recent “diet” just a bit odd? What about vitamins/minerals from veggies or meats, to say the least? And what of the three cans of diet soda a day he's allowing himself?”
“Hmmmmm, well I guess if he thinks he needs to do this egg diet for the short term it would be OK (he knows his body better than anyone!), but I wouldn't think it would be good to do this for a long time due to the lack of variety, and don't know how someone could without getting so unbelievably sick of eggs! I agree that for the long-term stickin’ with it way of eating, we need to eat a bigger variety of Real Foods. However, if you’re going to eat mostly one food, farm-fresh pastured eggs are a great choice! (I had three of them today myself…not anywhere near the number Jimmy eats every day, but still a respectable amount!)
Obviously the diet soda is a “vice” of his that he’s working on. We all have them! (Kind of like my coffee and chocolate – only I amaze myself at how much I DON'T crave chocolate anymore… If I have chocolate one day, and granted, I might pig out, then I don't care if I have it again for a couple weeks or more. Thankfully it's not an every day thing like it used to be!)”
Now check out Jimmy Moore’s latest post and let me know what you think. (When commenting, keep in mind that Jimmy is my friend. Be kind.)
- Read how artificial sugars (diet pop) might cause weight gain.
- Here are tons of yummy low-carb recipes and ideas
- Have you missed any of these posts on DIETING? (Including posts with low-carb meal ideas.)