Remembering Kevin Moore

The LLVLC Show (Episode 641): Terry And Suz McDonald Provide The Owner’s Manual To Your Life


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In Episode 641 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are pleased to welcome the dynamic husband-wife health podcasting team of Terry and Suz McDonald joining us for an excellent chit-chat about the outstanding work they are doing educating people about living a healthy lifestyle. I’m always delighted to share about the great work of my fellow health podcasters and that’s what we have for you today with the wellness advocates behind the “Your Life: An Owner’s Manual” podcast. After losing his father to a heart attack at the age of 56 and then watching his brother experience his first heart attack at the age of 30 before succumbing to another one at the age of 50, Terry knew he needed to look into all the ins and outs of heart disease and living healthy so that this seemingly inevitable fate didn’t befall him, too. He was given the opportunity to be a counselor in the U.S. Navy which gave him experience helping lots of people deal with a variety of issues both on a personal level as well as in a seminar format.

Once his time in the military was finished, Terry continued consulting clients and doing more health and wellness seminars for corporations. It was during this time that he met and married his “soul mate” Suz who joined him in his efforts to help others best manage their stress and health. They developed a series of 2-3 day seminars passing along everything they’ve learned about healthy living that have now become the basis of their popular iTunes podcasts. Listen in to hear me speak with Terry and Suz about their basic philosophy on health, why they decided to start doing podcasts about it, their belief that your life is in great need of an owner’s manual, the continued evolution and development of their message, how low-carb fits into their philosophy and so much more! Be inspired by this incredible couple doing their part to empower people in their corner of the online world. ENJOY!

Listen to Terry and Suz McDonald on health living:

  • Happy belated birthday to me for the first time on air
  • For 37 years, they’ve been doing wellness consulting
  • The material they provide in podcasts from seminars
  • They wanted to make it their “gift back” to community
  • The familial hypercholesterolemia in family history
  • A one to one relationship between body fat/triglycerides
  • Suz is around to keep Terry straight
  • They found my work when Terry put on a bit of weight
  • Finding low-carb helped him knock of 35 pounds
  • Jimmy Moore’s appearance on their podcast
  • How the Christmas holidays impacted weight/ketone levels
  • They ate “larger portions” during the holidays too
  • The example that other people need to see is consistency
  • Their food and exercise goals are progressive
  • You need to design your owns goals for your own life
  • Terry and Suz McDonald’s goals for living life
  • Don’t obsess about everything you put in your mouth
  • Cheating is important to them in their healthy lifestyle
  • They don’t have the plague orthorexia
  • People who think you must be perfect 100% of the time
  • This is a lifestyle, it’s not a religion
  • In the 1980s, they were into promoting the Ornish diet
  • The extremely low-fat diet at the time has “promise”
  • They were “really hungry all the time” eating 6X daily
  • Keeping body fat down was “not happening” on that diet
  • My older podcast interview with Dr. Ornish
  • It’s like talking to a brick wall with people like this
  • We need to find common ground between the communities
  • More people would be helped by the unified message
  • It’s important for people to know what works for them
  • People may have a metabolism to tolerate carbohydrates
  • They are in their 60s and that’s when people give up
  • The friends who stayed with them and lost weight
  • You can be very much a foodie and stay low-carb
  • There’s wonderful food on the low-carb lifestyle
  • They post yummy recipes like Low-Carb Chocolate Truffles
  • The amazing almond/flax biscuits they recently made
  • Why they decided to start a health podcast of all things
  • The “relatability” they bring to the podcasting world
  • Too bad our lives don’t come with an owner’s manual
  • To a great extent, we’re on our own figuring it out
  • And we all have a unique manual that’s only for us
  • Many of their friends are having health issues
  • Their scale of “high level wellness” from -5 to +5
  • Mind over matter: if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter
  • It’s not what people are eating, it’s what’s eating them
  • If you want to lose weight, you need to know the why
  • Weight loss is the what, but the why is your goal
  • Goals must be measurable over a period of time
  • Measuring ketone levels in the blood is a good example
  • Reaching out to and giving back to everyone with love
  • If you can love one person perfectly, you can love all
  • Love can spill over into everything that you do


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    How did you like my fellow health podcasters Terry and Suz McDonald? Tell us what you thought about what they shared in the show notes section of Episode 641. Visit their official web site and take a listen to their “Your Life: An Owner’s Manual” podcast. Coming up on Wednesday, I’ve got a quick mini-interview with Human Food Project Founder Jeff Leach to discuss a research endeavor he has undertaken called The American Gut Project. Then in the main interview, I’m delighted to share about the accomplishments of a ketogenic ultra-marathon runner named Tim Olson who shocked the running world when he won the Western States 100 race fueled by his high-fat, low-carb diet. Some say it’s impossible to be fueled by anything other than carbohydrates–let’s see what Tim has to say about that!

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