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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 331: Motivational Speaker Steve Siebold Says ‘Die Fat Or Get Tough’

Carnie Wilson getting weight loss help from “The Dr. Oz Show”

One of the most famous people who has made headlines over the years because of her struggles to get her weight under control has got to be 41-year old singer Carnie Wilson (from the early 1990’s music group Wilson Phillips and daughter of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson). After experiencing a phenomenal weight loss thanks to gastric bypass surgery, Carnie has since become pregnant and struggled to get her weight back down again. She currently stars in a new reality television show and asked Dr. Mehmet Oz to help her in this quest to shed the pounds again. Producers from The Dr. Oz Show contacted me last week about participating in a conference call with Carnie and I was able to ask her a question about trying a low-carb nutritional approach. Tune in to the beginning of today’s episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” to hear her response to my question.

Rich Vos says he can produce “results typical” with his nutrition counseling

Don’t you hate it when you see all of these television ads promoting the next great diet for producing amazing weight loss success, but then they throw in a crazy CYA legal disclaimer that states “results NOT typical.” I have to laugh every time I see that because I’d be ashamed to boast of producing success and then telling people that they shouldn’t expect to get these same kind of results. Enter Rich Vos who created a nutritional counseling web site called Results Typical. Hear him share in my brief mini-interview with him today how a low-carb/Paleo dietary change can produce some pretty powerful results. Set up a consultation with Rich by calling him at (859) 814-7954 or via e-mail at rich@myresultstypical.com. We appreciate his support of this podcast along with our friends at LO-CARB U!

Motivational speaker Steve Siebold offers up diet encouragement

So you wanna some weight, huh? It’s all just mind over matter, finding a sense of stick-tuitiveness to reach your goals, and getting more mentally tough than you’ve ever been before. Have you heard any of this before? Riiiiiiiiight. Easier said that done. But today’s podcast interview guest notes that getting your mind in the right place and taking personal responsibility for your life is the foundation for making the required changes to produce permanent results.

In Episode 331 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from motivational speaker Steve Siebold, author Die Fat or Get Tough: 101 Differences in Thinking Between Fat People and Fit People, who helps people dealing with obesity shift their thinking to produce incredible success. Hear Steve talk about how his semi-professional tennis background got him started in teaching mental toughness, how his own personal weight gain got him interested in the subject of weight loss, the 12-week mental toughness program he created to shed 40 pounds himself, the limited role of willpower in producing weight loss, the death threats he’s received because of his personal responsibility message for obesity, the special interests involved in the weight loss industry, the differences between the way fat people and fit people think, why he uses the term “fat” to get past the delusion of obesity, what his narrow definition of “fit” is, why doctors should tell their patients that they’re fat if they are, whether parents are to blame for the weight of their children, and why the idea of “big is beautiful” is a terrible thing. You’ll quickly find out that Steve isn’t afraid to speak his mind because he believes in the end that will serve people better.

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So what did you think about the message of Steve Siebold? Share your comments about it in the show notes section of Episode 331. Pick up a copy of Die Fat or Get Tough and visit the official “Diet Fat or Get Tough” web site. Coming up next week, I have another special surprise for you on Monday with a 15-minute chat featuring Duke researcher Dr. William Yancy to discuss his recent published study comparing low-carb diets with a low-fat plus orlistat treatment. We’ll also hear from Dr. David Friedman from the vitamin company Chews4Health to talk about the benefits of having chewable vitamins versus pills. Then on Thursday, we’ll learn about the benefits of homeopathic HCG with Dr. Kendra Pearsall from the low-carb Enlita program. It’s gonna be another full week at “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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  • the differences between the way fat people and fit people think

    First off, Jimmy, I know a fat woman who runs marathons. I mean, I don’t believe being able to run a marathon automatically means you are healthy, but she’s got to have some level of fitness or else she couldn’t do it at all. I have run across another who is a triathlete, and could say the same about her.

    I have also known thin people who were couch potatoes. I used to be one of them. (More accurately, I was a chair potato or a bed potato with my nose in a book.) I was in the Army for a while and when I first went in, my time on the two-minute mile was twenty-nine minutes. It got better–way better–but dang! And I wasn’t even *close* to fat.

    So the proper comparison is between fat people and thin people. I’ve been on both sides of this dividing line. Lemme tell you how my thinking changed.

    Thin me: [nothing special in particular, taking life for granted]

    Fat me: Damn it sucks to drive the air out of my lungs when I sit down and try to tie my shoes.

    Was I this huge paragon of mental toughness when I was thin? Nah. I daresay most people aren’t, regardless of their weight. And I haven’t changed much one way or the other since going over normal BMI. What has changed is my awareness of how my body fits into various scenarios, and my awareness that gradually over the years I have become invisible to most other people.

    There was a time I could go to a party populated by nothing but strangers and wind up with a boyfriend. Now I’m lucky if a guy looks me in the eye and doesn’t flinch.

    If you want to know whether there are demonstrable differences between fat and thin people, you might start there. I know there are extra special folks who are perfect in every way and they let this stuff roll off their backs–but there are those devastated by it, and there are those, like me, who fall somewhere in the middle. It sucks, but I deal.

    I look at it this way: At least I am not winding up with a crappy boyfriend every year because I have a bad habit of moving fast in relationships. Being fat and therefore socially dead has given me time to get to know myself better.

    But I’d still not like to knock the wind out of myself just bending over to tie a damn shoe.

    Now I grant you, I do buckle under too easily and I do give up. I have always been that way. But aren’t there any mentally tough people who get fat? Even if there aren’t, so what? It’s a physical condition. There are ways to change it. Even knowing the health risks associated with obesity (ASSOCIATED with, not CAUSED BY), I’d be more concerned about a person gaining that mental toughness than about what number they bring up on the scale.

    Just my two cents, your mileage may vary, blah blah.

  • Don’t you hate it when you see all of these television ads promoting the next great diet for producing amazing weight loss success, but then they throw in a crazy CYA legal disclaimer that states “results NOT typical.” I have to laugh every time I see that because I’d be ashamed to boast of producing success and then telling people that they shouldn’t expect to get these same kind of results.
    Jimmy, weight loss companies and supplement companies are required by law to have this disclaimer. It doesn’t matter if 100% of their customers had these fabulous results, they’d still have to use it. And as of late last year, the FTC has tightened up the regulations even more. Their premise is that the most positive testimonials are inherently deceptive, unless they are accompanied by some kind of statement or disclaimer of what a typical result is. You now have to have clinical proof that shows what your typical customers will achieve, or you can’t use the really great testimonials. This can really hold back great companies who make great products from getting their positive message out; as a copywriter specializing in natural health, I see this all the time. But as a consumer who knows how many rip-offs there are, I can see why some people would support these regulations. The bottom line is, if a company didn’t cover itself in disclaimers, the FTC would shut them down, period.

    Eileen, I TOTALLY understand the legal requirements that these companies must abide by. But it just totally dismantles in my mind any of the supposed good about their products that the marketing conjured up when I hear the line “results not typical.”


  • aurelia

    Here’s what I don’t understand. Gastric bypass surgery puts you on a low carb diet anyway so you can get enough nutrition. Why not skip the surgery and use a low carb diet?

    I’ve never understood that either. Gastric bypass is NOT the answer as many people believe, but a lot of people are turning to low-carb first.


  • Alejo Hausner

    Aurelia wrote: “Gastric bypass surgery puts you on a low carb diet anyway”

    Amen to that! I’m glad to see someone else saying it. Now the problem is, how to get the message out?

    Everyone: follow the link to post 1831 that Jimmy added in his comment to Aurelia’s comment. Tom commented on that post and explained that after his surgery, he was forced to eat mostly low-carb, and was in full ketosis. But hey, what a horrible way to have to eat low carb!