Think about the myriad of images that pop into your head whenever you hear the simple yet overused phrase “heart-healthy.” We see this wording plastered across the packaging of so many products these days that it seems consumers appreciate that they are being marketed foods and other products that will ostensibly help keep their cardiovascular health in tip-top shape. Jimmy Moore looks at the 5 top products/foods being marketed as ‘heart-healthy” where there is proof that they actually are not.
It’s been a spectacular journey over these past year, testing the concept of nutritional ketosis on myself. What started out as a simple n=1 experiment to learn if a very high-fat, moderate protein, very low-carbohydrate nutritional approach could make a impact on my weight and health once a traditional Atkins or Paleo-style diet wasn’t working for me anymore, has now become much more than that.
Jimmy Moore has lost over 60 pounds and normalized both his insulin and leptin levels by adopting Nutritional Ketosis in his Low Carb Lifestyle. But is his success due to the Nutritional Ketosis or because he’s naturally consuming less calories than he uses? Jimmy weighs in with his opinion based on his n=1 experiment.
Today I want to share 5 mistakes I was making in my own low-carb plan that prevented me from reaching the needed level of nutritional ketosis. Correcting these mistakes has helped me effortlessly shed 50 pounds (and counting!) in less than five months. This is not a comprehensive list of the common low carb mistakes. However, these are worth a closer look if you are struggling with your weight and health goals. You might just be surprised!
Nutritional Ketosis is the idea of putting your body in a keto-adapted or fat-adapted state through the use of a well-formulated high-fat, adequate (moderate) protein, low-carb diet. Until you get the macronutrient mix that is right for YOU, the health benefits of nutritional ketosis will continue to elude you. Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb fame explains the concept and how adapting it has put him back on the road of low carb success.
Some of the harshest criticism about low-carbohydrate diets such as Atkins has been the supposed negative heart health implications due to elevations that take place in the cholesterol levels of dieters who restrict their carbs in favor of more fat and protein. Additionally, it is presumed that any weight loss that occurs on a high-fat, low-carb diet is quickly gained back making it a uniquely ineffective means for managing weight. Finally, bone health is supposed to suffer for people following a carbohydrate-restricted diet because the higher protein content allegedly promotes bone loss. However, all of these theories about low-carb diets have been summarily shot down by a brand new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the August 3, 2010 edition of the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
Jimmy is very pleased to share his interview with Dr. Atkins’ very own hand-picked registered dietitian, Valerie Berkowitz. Valerie, besides being a nutrition specialist and wife of former guest Dr. Keith Berkowitz, is the nutrition consultant for the magazines Prevention and Men’s Health, and the co-author of the book The Stubborn Fat Fix: Eat Right to Lose Weight and Cure Metabolic Burnout without Hunger or Exercise.
Well, something must have happened since the calendar flipped to 2007 because the Dana Carpender of old is back! This is the one who boldly champions livin’ la vida low-carb using her bully pulpit national column to do so. It’s good to see she has returned to the roots of where she began because Dana Carpender without “low-carb” is like SpongeBob without SquarePants (now there’s a visual for ya!).