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Meathead Hippie Podcast #42 with Jimmy Moore
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Meathead Hippie Podcast #42 with Jimmy Moore
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“Your thinness does not mean you are healthy. I hope people hear that loud and clear.”

Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss enabled him to come off of prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular blog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb and the host of the longest-running and one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. Jimmy also hosts two other active podcasts Keto Talk With Jimmy Moore & The Doc and Fasting Talk with Jimmy Moore and Friends along with the retired podcast Ask The Low-Carb Experts and the departed Low-Carb Conversations. He has interviewed over 1300 of the world’s top health experts and has dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible about living healthy so they can make the right decisions for their health. Jimmy is an engaging speaker who has been invited to speak all around the world, including the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and across the United States. He is the international bestselling author of The Complete Guide To Fasting,The Ketogenic Cookbook, Keto Clarity, and Cholesterol Clarity as well as the upcoming release of The Keto Cure, Keto Freedom, and Real Food Keto. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at

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Content Summary:

6:45 Paleo or Keto?

Jimmy describes the difference between the two and why his diet leans towards being more ketogenic

11:00 Signs of a Fat Burner

How to tell if you are using fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates

12:15 Jimmy’s Journey with Food and Dieting

Started with the Atkins diet

Understanding ketones and their roles in the body

15:45 The “Protein Piece” of a Keto Diet

How much protein does one really need and is it possible to be consuming too much?

“Gluconeogenesis: The body can’t store protein so it has to store it into a usable source of energy which it then goes through the liver and stores as glucose.”

19:00 More Carbs for the Crossfitter

The importance of knowing your insulin levels with high intensity training

21:00 Insulin Resistance

Signs and symptoms of being insulin resistant

“Even real food carbs can be problematic at times for people with insulin resistance.”

22:20 Sequence of Understanding Your Body Through Testing

Testing blood sugar and insulin levels

Getting rid of the dreadful scale

30:25 Jimmy’s Wake-Up Call

Family genetics and history with heart disease

Ketogenic Vs. Atkins Diet

35:55 Misconceptions About Keto Worth Noting

Beware of the people that are just trying to make money off of the trend

“I think the real food aspect of keto needs to be underscored.”

37:30 Quality of Food > Calories in Food

“It’s the hormonal effects that matter the most and calories does not take into account the QUALITY of food.”

42:00 Exogenous Ketones and Ketone Esters

Testing your blood ketones

46:45 A Vegan-Keto Approach

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