The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore is a website, blog, and podcast created by Jimmy Moore. Moore used to weigh over 400 pounds. Using the Atkins diet, he lost more than 180 pounds. The dangers of obesity are no stranger to Moore. His brother died as a result of complications from morbid obesity. His mother underwent bariatric surgery. Moore recognizes that he faces a daily struggle in keeping down the weight to stay healthy. Since losing the weight in 2004, Moore has since regained some of the weight, despite following a low carb diet. Refusing to give up, he reexamined his diet and through research discovered that for his body, low carb was simply not enough. He needed to be mindful of the amount of protein he ate along with the carbohydrates because the protein in sufficient quantities was being turned to sugar in his system and causing weight gain. Moore has recently been on a ketogenic diet. He has reduced his protein and carbohydrate levels and consumed additional levels of fat. The results of this have been successful. He has recently lost over 50 pounds over the last few months.
Moore interviews a variety of health experts, diet gurus, and scientists on his podcast. Many of the guests are fantastic. A few are total crackpots. Moore shows all of them respect, and is a skilled interviewer. He also is co-host of a podcast entitled Low Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends. This podcast is informal and is similar to a paneled talk show like "The View." The difference is that the focus of this program is diet, health, and nutrition. Not risking any down time, Moore also hosts Ask the Low Carb Experts, a live call in show in which callers pose questions to nationally renowed health and nutrition experts.
The best part of Moore's programming comes from Moore himself. He is optimistic, determined, and energized. Despite facing some very serious setbacks--including failed fertility attempts with his wife and having regained some of the weight he initially lost--Moore doesn't keep his head down for long. He doesn't feel sorry for himself. He doesn't give up. He just picks up and keeps moving on. Sometimes, when I am having a difficult day, I tune into the podcast just to feel perked up. "If Jimmy Moore can face challenges and not give up, then maybe I should, too" I think to myself.
Moore also has a Youtube channel in which he films diet and nutrition programs. Some of the best, however, are those related to his personal life. Through his channel we get to meet his wife Christine. She is a delightful person who helps Moore with his low carb adventures. She frequently travels with him to out of state locations for diet and nutrition conferences.
Having lost 30 pounds on the Atkins diet over two years ago, I believe in the low carb message. My wife suffers from Type 1 Diabetes. Her body cannot produce insulin as a result of an autoimmune disorder. If she eats a moderate or high carb diet, she becomes incredibly sick. Eating low carb has kept her blood sugars in check and helped her avoid having to give massive doses of insulin, which can cause wild blood sugar fluctuations which can lead to her dying. The Atkins diet has worked wonderfully for her. Like any other diet, sometimes you lose a bit of your self-discipline. This has happened to me lately and my belt is starting to show it. I've been listening to Moore more lately, and becoming more inspired to not give up and get back on track. Considering Jimmy has had struggles much more difficult than mine, it feels empowering to listen to his show.
His podcast is ultimately much more than one man's journey to maintain his health despite difficult genetic tendencies toward weight gain. It is about maintaining a can-do attitude despite enormous challenges and not giving up. Because when you have stopped fighting, they have beaten you. And this is something Moore refuses to let happen. Whether you are struggling with weight issues or not, the website is highly recommended.