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21 Life Lessons From Livin' La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew Paperback – November 9, 2009


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  • Paperback: 492 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (November 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439262225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439262221
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jimmy Moore quickly became an overnight Internet sensation following his incredible triple-digit low-carb weight loss success in 2004. From his relentless work on the top-rated “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog which has garnered in excess of 4 million visitors since 2005 as one the top diet and health web sites online today to the literally hundreds of highly-respected guests who have appeared on his up-and-coming Top 20 Fitness and Nutrition iTunes podcast “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” since 2006, Jimmy is a steady voice of reason in an ever-increasing sea of diet insanity. His self-published debut book about his low-carb weight loss success Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year released in 2005. Jimmy lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina with his beautiful and devoted wife Christine.

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Hey Amazonians, Amazonites, Amazonistas (whatever you want to be called)...what's going on? My name is Jimmy Moore and I'm the dude behind the wildly popular online health blog and podcast called "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb." On January 1, 2004, I was a morbidly obese 410-pound man on a one-way ticket to an early grave who decided to take back control of my own health thanks to the Atkins diet by going on to lose 180 pounds that year coming off of three prescription medications. Although it wasn't an easy road, I am grateful I found the healthy low-carb lifestyle because it gave me my health and life back again.

As 2005 rolled around and people began to take notice of my very noticeable weight loss, they wanted to know how I did it. After probably telling my Atkins low-carb weight loss success story at least a bazillion times, I finally said I would create a blog to talk about it--and so I did in April 2005. Today, the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog boasts 250,000 monthly readers and counting. In 2006, I became the host of one of the biggest layperson-led nutritional health podcasts on iTunes called "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" featuring interviews with all the top experts in the world of diet, fitness and health. That podcast airs Mondays-Wednesdays has 700+ episodes and continues to attract new listeners in droves. I have two other podcasts--"Ask The Low-Carb Experts" and "Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends"--you might want to check out as well!


These days I am super-passionate about helping empower people just like you to be in charge of your own health decisions and to stop abdicating that role to the so-called health experts who may or may not be giving you good advice. Educate yourself and be the boss of your own body and health. You can find out more about what all is happening with me at LivinLaVidaLowCarb.com. Feel free to e-mail me anytime at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. THANK YOU again for being here and I look forward to getting to know you and helping you become that happy, healthy, and fit person you were always meant to be.

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I have just finished reading Jimmy Moore's book, 21 Life Lessons from Livin' La Vida Low-Carb.
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In fact, while reading the book I began to fully appreciate just how many studies Jimmy has read over the years, and how scientifically literate he is.
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In 21 Life Lessons Jimmy Moore shares with us how he has been successful in making that much needed lifestyle change that had always eluded him.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Larry McCleary on November 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
In his new book Jimmy presents 21 "life lessons" he has learned from livin' la vida low-carb. It all started when he lost about 200 pounds on a low carb diet. Since then he has become an informed blogger and enlightened voice of this way of eating.
He talks about his personal experiences, provides lessons from the medical literature and even recounts his own brother's death from symptoms related to morbid obesity. While you may not agree with his conclusions you can't argue with his heartfelt sincerity and soulful delivery. He even depicts in a humorous manner how he snared a role in a George Clooney film as a doorman. He even had a shot at a talking role!
The topics range from pediatric obesity to metabolism and even touch on cancer and memory loss. He quotes from the experts including author Gary Taubes, Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Richard Feinman. Each topic has lessons illustrated with appropriate medical references which are presented in an easily readable manner.
He assumes the reader is familiar with low carb eating and spends more time discussing the health ramifications associated with this lifestyle although what he says is most important is that whatever diet is chosen be followed carefully. He acknowleges that there are different diets for different people although it is clear where his loyalties lie.
He even provides dramatic insights in his recollection of Heidi Diaz and the infamous Kimkins diet ... interesting reading to say the least.
So, whether you are an old hand at low carb or are looking to test the waters, Jimmy provides an interesting and compelling ride. Five stars!
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Karly Randolph Pitman on January 21, 2010
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For most of my life, I've struggled with various eating disorders (sugar addiction, bulimia and compulsive overeating.) I'm sugar sensitive - someone whose body reacts to sugar like a toxic drug. Sugar triggers a reaction in my body that makes me crave more and more and more.

When I eat a low sugar diet it's like turning off the switch to binge in my brain. And yet I've often gone off this way of eating for several reasons - I feel deprived or I want to eat like a "normal" person and eat whatever I want. When I go off my eating plan, I go right back into the compulsive overeating.

Enter Jimmy's book. What Jimmy's book and podcast have done is given me support to stick with a low sugar diet, as unconventional as it may be. His passion for low carb living is evident. Let his story guide you into a space of trust - where you listen to your own body to uncover what works for you.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By JB Reads A Lot on November 21, 2009
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This is a great mindset shift to help you get out of the "going on a diet" mentality, and into the "I'm in a new, healthy, low-carb lifestyle and I want to live this way for the rest of my life because I want to be back into my high school clothes and stay in them + I want to feel great every day and to prevent cancer and heart disease."

If you've tried low carb and gradually found the carbs going back into your mouth, and then back on your butt or gut, this book will help you to get the kind of mindset that will allow you to keep the grea energy and weight-loss results that you can get from a low-carb lifestyle. Jimy goes through all of the major hang-ups that people have an obliterated them one-by-one.

One of the most difficult things about living low-carb is the poorly informed opinions of others. Everyone tells you that you're going to get gout or plop over from a heart attack because of all the saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet. Here's the thing about all that - NOT TRUE. We've spent billions searching for proof and there has been none to find. Jimmy breaks down everything and arms you with a psychological defense to the great mass of misinformation that passes for health advice.

This book will help you get rid of your low-carb hang-ups and live the life you've always wanted in the healthy and energetic body that you deserve.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Adam on April 6, 2010
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Okay, so you should know that my review is biased.

Like Jimmy, I have become obsessed with "Livin' La Vida Low Carb" to the point that my family has banned me from talking about carbohydrates, particularly at dinner.

Also, Jimmy has personally been exceedingly generous to me as I have built out my own website on low carb diet science.

So when I cracked open his book, I was rooting for him. I wanted a homerun.

Verdict? He hit it out of the park. Beyond my inflated expectations. Here's why:

1. Jimmy has walked the walk.

On December 31, 2003, Jimmy weighed well over 400 pounds. As his 2004 New Year's resolution, he decided to try the Atkins diet and stick with it. One year later, he had dropped over 180 pounds. That's more than many people weigh! Since then, he has kept the weight off. In a world in which something like 95 percent of dieters fail long term, his success story stands out and demands attention. Obviously he's done something different.

2. Jimmy talks the talk.

Jimmy is not a doctor or a nutritionist, but he has educated himself brilliantly, and his scholarship is apparent on every page here.

3. Great for newbies.

Diet science can make for snoozy reading. But Jimmy has broken it down easy. His style mixes confessions, anecdotes, and research.

4. Reinforcement for low-carb veterans.

Are you a low-carb fanatic, like me? Jimmy's book will reinforce a lot of what you know AND turn you on to things you didn't know about low carb.

5. A breezy read and a big reference.

Look out, folks, the book is nearly 500 pages! At first glance, I was like, yikes, how am I ever going to finish this? But Jimmy is a graceful and cheerful host.
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