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ATLCX (Episode 32): Jimmy Moore | Nutritional Ketosis 6-Month Update

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In Episode 32 of “Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts,” I had an unexpected thing happen that’s never happened before (but I knew it eventually would at some point): MY GUEST DIDN’T SHOW UP! Because of a scheduling snafu, my original guest Dr. Steven Gundry who was going to address the topic “High-Fat Diets: Good vs. Bad” was a no-show at the last minute. UH OH! You’ve heard the old adage “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.” Well, that’s exactly what we had to do with this LIVE episode of “Ask The Low-Carb Experts.” When Dr. Gundry couldn’t show up as originally scheduled (he’s been rescheduled for January 2013), we decided to shift gears and give an impromptu talk about my current nutritional ketosis experiment since we’re coming up on my 6-month update in early November. If you’ve been following my n=1 journey every 30 days at my blog since beginning this testing back in May 2012, then you know it has been quite successful so far helping me shed 50+ pounds and producing some truly incredible changes in various aspects of my health and well-being (check out my latest before and after photo update) when my normal low-carb lifestyle wasn’t producing the results I wanted.

In case you’ve missed any of my updates, see them all here:
- Day 1-30
- Day 31-60
- Day 61-90
- Day 91-120
- Day 121-150

And don’t miss my CarbSmart columns on this topic:
- My 5 Low-Carb Mistakes And How Nutritional Ketosis Rescued Me From Them
- Ain’t That Nutritional Ketosis Thing Just Another Way Of Saying Atkins?
- 12 Healthy High-Fat Foods Perfect For Nutritional Ketosis

Listen in to hear me give an update on how this experiment is going for me, take on a few questions from the LIVE listeners on the line who didn’t know we’d be covering this topic and a foreshadowing of what’s to come in the remaining six months of my n=1. Don’t miss what I had to say about my nutritional ketosis experiment in EPISODE 32 that aired LIVE on October 25, 2012.

Listen to me share more about my “Nutritional Ketosis 6-Month Update”:

  • I lost 180 pounds on the Atkins diet in 2004
  • After you lose weight, people think you never struggle
  • There are “challenges” that come into play you deal with
  • The key mistakes that people make when they eat low-carb
  • Consuming way too much protein is a BIG problem for many
  • People erroneously think low-carb is a high-protein diet
  • Atkins has always been a high-fat diet, not high-protein
  • Many low-carbers eat a chicken breast with a salad
  • Even cooking it in coconut oil or butter still not high-fat
  • Gluconeogenesis is process of protein turning to sugar in the body
  • If you eat lean meats, you’re defeating purpose of low-carb
  • Eat fattier cuts of meat and reduce absolute protein values
  • My personal protein intake has been 80-90g protein daily
  • On days that I’m lifting weights, I add in a little more
  • I was relying too heavily on urine ketone testing sticks
  • The Ketostix measure the acetoacetate ketone body only
  • Blood ketone meters measure beta-hydroxybuterate
  • Get The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance
  • They encouraged getting blood ketones from .5-3.0 mmol/dL
  • I’ve found I do better when my blood ketones are near 2.0
  • My morning readings (lowest of the day) is around 2.0
  • My evening readings (highest of the day) is around 4.0
  • Measuring urine ketones may show up erroneously negative
  • If you drink a lot, your urine ketones are being diluted
  • The blood ketone strips aren’t cheap, but measure weekly
  • Don’t skimp on the dietary fat and eat a little more of it
  • About 85% of my current diet is dietary fat
  • I was eating closer to 70% fat on my low-carb diet
  • When I cut my protein and carbs, my dietary fat had to go up
  • People think low-carb and low-fat is good, they do both
  • More fat gave me an “incredibly satiating experience”
  • A lot of natural fats have a little protein and a lot of fat
  • You may not have to eat 85% fat; just add a little more fat
  • Eating too often and eating too much food can be an issue
  • I’m NOT counting calories on NK; I’ve spontaneously done IF
  • I didn’t plan on intermittent fasting when I started this
  • When satiety kicked in, I didn’t need to eat as often
  • I could eat at 11AM one day and not eat again until tomorrow
  • If I need to eat, then I’ll eat; it’s intuitive to me now
  • Stabilizing blood sugar levels are a big key to success
  • Blood sugar is a huge marker to overall health
  • Listen to Angela Ross in Episode 591 of The LLVLC Show
  • A glucometer will tell you how foods respond in your body
  • Lately my daily readings have been in the lower-to-mid 70s
  • Once blood sugar is controlled, everything falls into place
  • Blood sugar and blood ketones seem to be correlated somewhat
  • I am recording my blood sugar and blood ketones everyday
  • Perhaps at some point I’ll share my data with a researcher
  • Whether the body is trying to balance out glucose/ketones
  • If you’re fat-adapted, blood ketones take place of BG
  • The body can definitely burn fat for fuel efficiently
  • Lifting weights in a keto-adapted, fasted state just fine
  • Hypoglycemia used to be the norm, but not anymore
  • Dr. Richard Johnson in Episode 630 of The LLVLC Show
  • The shift happening with researchers is encouraging
  • My work inspired a caller to get educated nutritionally
  • My CarbSmart column on 12 high-fat foods
  • Anything that is a quality, high-fat food will work
  • One surprising source of high-fat is dark chocolate
  • I personally eat 2-3 ounces of quality dark chocolate daily
  • Stop thinking about what you can’t have and enjoy
  • Getting really good quality dark chocolate; READ LABELS!
  • Did you know the fat content in eggs is pretty high
  • If there’s any other way to tell besides blood ketone strips
  • Because I’ve tested, I know what it takes to maintain levels
  • People need to find what level of blood ketones is best
  • I will stop testing blood ketones everyday at some point
  • Get a baseline and use the meter to know how foods respond
  • Suggestion I take BG readings at 1 and 2 hour post-prandial
  • I’ll likely start measuring this beginning in early 2013
  • Whether I’ve measured my blood sugar after my workouts
  • When you workout, your blood sugar tends to go up
  • I will probably add this in as another data point in 2013
  • The berberine (sold as Glycosolve) has helped normalize BG
  • It took about 4-6 weeks before I saw a measurable difference
  • My blood sugar readings were high 90s/lower 100s
  • Within three weeks my BG dropped into the 90s
  • Within six weeks my BG dropped into the 80s regularly
  • Nowadays I’m regularly seeing 70s for my blood sugar
  • Dr. Spender Nadolsky is the manufacturer of Glycosolve supplement
  • He noted to me that Apo-B drops taking Glycosolve
  • Listen to Dr. Thomas Dayspring in Episode 29 of ATLCX
  • I’m not eating anything that’s gonna spiking blood sugar
  • My 6-month update on nutritional ketosis coming early Nov
  • I’m giving a talk on NK during the Low Carb Down Under Tour
  • I didn’t do this for weight loss, but to see how I’d feel
  • Getting into nutritional ketosis has changed my view on food
  • The story about how I went about 28 hours between meals
  • I used to get shaky, irritable and a hypoglycemic reaction
  • The 2.0 mmol/dL blood ketones have taken care of all of that
  • Mental clarity, strength and ZERO cravings since starting
  • I plan on documenting this experiment through May 2013
  • I’m hoping my weight will get where it needs to be
  • I don’t plan on stopping this even after the test is done
  • Wearing clothes in my closet I haven’t worn in three years
  • If you have questions about nutritional ketosis, then…
  • E-mail me anytime about it at livinlowcarbman@charter.net
  • Why Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek are silent
  • They may be writing a book about their experiments on this
  • I’ve been given an opportunity to maybe write a book on NK

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    There are five ways you can listen to Episode 32:

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    If you cannot join us LIVE on the podcast on Thursday nights at 7PM ET, then you can still ask your questions of the expert guests in two ways. First, you can visit AskTheLowCarbExperts.com and fill out the form along the right-hand side of the page under “Submit Your Question” to input your name, e-mail address, the name of the expert you want to ask, and your question for them. These questions will be asked LIVE on the show airing on Thursdays. Or, for your convenience we have set up a way for you to e-mail us your questions directly to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the expert you want to ask your question to in the subject line, and your question on the specific topic of discussion. This is a golden opportunity for you to tap directly into the wealth of knowledge and experience on all things related to healthy low-carb living featuring the best and brightest experts in the realm of health!

    What did you think about what you heard about my nutritional ketosis experiment after six months? Tell us what you thought about it in the show notes section of Episode 32. Coming up next week LIVE in EPISODE 33 on November 1, 2012 at 7PM ET (I’ve confirmed he will DEFINITELY be here, so don’t miss this one!) we’ll have the great Dr. Peter Attia from the “Eating Academy” blog and the Nutritional Science Initiative (NuSI) here with us taking on the hugely important topic of “Finding The Diet That’s Right For You.” I’ve often told people to find the diet that’s right for them, follow that plan exactly as prescribed and then to keep doing it for the rest of their life as long as it keeps working. But how do you go about figuring out what that diet is? And what happens if the diet that’s right for me today is something different 5-10 years from now? That’s what Dr. Attia will seek to help you with in the next episode of ATLCX. Start getting me your questions NOW regarding discovering your perfect nutritional plan for me to ask Dr. Peter Attia by e-mailing them to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com no later than 3PM ET on the date the podcast airs. You can also ask your question LIVE on my show by calling (712) 432-0900 or Skype the show for FREE by calling the username freeconferencing.7124320900. Whether you call or Skype, be sure to use the access code 848908. Listen LIVE and leave us a review at iTunes if you like what you hear. This is your chance to interact with the best nutritional health experts in the world, so don’t be bashful.

    Just a reminder that there will be NO PODCASTS 11-2-12 through 1-9-13 while I take some time off in November and December 2012. We’ll be coming back strong in 2013!

    Here are the upcoming experts and topics we’ll be covering on #ATLCX when we return in 2013:

    EPISODE 34: January 10, 2013 | Dr. Stephan Guyenet | “Obesity And The Metabolic Syndrome: How Do They Develop And Why Are They So Hard To Reverse?”
    EPISODE 35: January 17, 2013 | Dr. Steven Gundry | “High-Fat Diets: Good vs. Bad”

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    • VioletaDJ

      Wow, Jimmy! Congratulations! You look like a younger, fresher, healthier, more energetic version of yourself in the “now” picture! It is amazing. You absolutely must write a book about this experience. There are so many people worldwide who could benefit from what you’ve been through.
      For me personally, nutritional ketosis has been a life-changer. I have never been more than 50 pounds overweight, so, for me, weight loss is nice but feeling healthy and energetic means so much more.
      The overall benefits of being in nutritional ketosis – both in terms of weight loss and health improvement – are significant. Thank you again for spreading the word and sharing your knowledge and experiences and connecting us to some very smart people via your podcasts.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jill.mitchell.792 Jill Mitchell

        VioletaDJ, I agree!

    • kang

      jimmy,

      Do you ever have a problem of foamy urine during the ketosis ?

      kang

      • LLVLCBlog

        Don’t know if it’s. problem, but I have seen this from time to time.

      • http://twitter.com/nthmost Naomi Most

        That’s a function of having a lot of excess protein. You could try lowering the amount of protein you eat and increasing fat. It’s considered harmless by most doctors, but it’s probably a good idea for the sake of the longevity of your kidneys to tone down the protein intake (that’s my non-medical-but-fitness-professional opinion).

    • John

      Jimmy, First of all congratulations!! You must be so happy with your results!!. I fell off the wagon awhile ago and am sick of feeling like crap. I have stopped back to your blog and wanted to get the wheels turning again. I did some scrolling through your 6 months of “NK” but I couldn’t find a sample menu of what exactly you are eating. Can you point me in a direction? Did you post a list or would you mind listing daily food items?
      Thanks and again CONGRATUALTIONS!