Hell hath no fury like a vegan scorned. I don’t personally have any animosity towards vegans and have even interviewed quite a few of them on my podcast over the years. Physician’s Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM) President Dr. Neal Barnard. My classic conversation with the low-fat vegan diet legend Dr. Dean Ornish. My high school friend Evelyn Parham. Even the grand poobah of them all Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone. While I don’t personally subscribe to a vegan diet, I certainly don’t begrudge anyone who chooses to eat that way if it helps them reach the weight and health goals they desire.
As I’ve said many times but it bears repeating here, find the plan that works for you, follow that plan exactly as prescribed and then keep doing that plan for the rest of your life as long as it keeps working. If something stops working for you, then tweak and experiment until you get back on track again. Apparently this philosophy is lost on the folks who run the pro-vegan VegSource web site recently when they named me their Low Carb Guru Of The Month in December 2012 complete with this accompanying YouTube video:
When I saw this “expose” about me (as if I’ve secretly hidden the fact that I gained back some of the weight I lost in 2004–I’ve been like an open book about it if you wanna see examples from my blog over the years here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here), I couldn’t help but laugh at all the lies and distortions they included in their video. Here’s a list of the blatant inaccuracies included in that video:
The truth eluded the VegSource people in their write-up about their video as well, including these untruths:
When people attempted to correct these blatant errors in their portrayal of me in the comments section of the YouTube video, their comments were summarily deleted by the VegSource admin within minutes. Nice. So, I decided to have a little fun with these vegans making my own response video to their silly video full of despicable misinformation to set the record straight:
And that’s the truth! 100% pure unadulterated honesty. This is something that eludes these nameless, faceless cowards at VegSource. Here’s what I wrote in the description for my video:
Nothing personal against the meat haters from VegSource who made this video using photos of me: http://youtu.be/Q9k7VhM_Oh8
They’re really not very nice people lying about what I’m eating and selectively choosing photos of me during times over the past few years that I’ve struggled to manage my weight. The picture the VegSource minions attempted to paint of me was just flat-out wrong and if they had been paying attention in 2012 instead of having a narrow-minded focus on what they wanted to believe, then they’d know I’ve been engaged in an n=1 experiment of nutritional ketosis that has helped me shed over 60+ pounds and counting. If they’re truly interested in seeing the results of this, then they can check that out here: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/n1
Every area of my health has improved by eating a very high-fat, animal-based diet with moderated protein and minimal carbohydrates except for delicious non-starchy and green leafy vegetables primarily and I’ve even put on a substantial amount of muscle in the process too: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/november-2012-dxa-scan-results-after-6-months-on-nutritional-ketosis/16626
While I’m flattered the VegSource peeps think I wrote a bestseller with my book 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, this self-published book hasn’t even come close. Yes, I once weighed 410 pounds and low-carb helped bring that weight substantially down by triple digits. Am I perfectly skinny as the veg-heads would have you to believe is somehow the optimal place of health? No. But my blood markers show that I epitomize health and vitality as my weight continues to fall.
Being morbidly obese takes it toll on the body and this is a concept that many of these vegan, anti-meat people just don’t understand. Walk a mile in my shoes and you’ll see what it’s like trying to control blood sugar and insulin levels so that fat loss and health improvements can occur. I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve never pretended to be nor have I hidden from the struggles that I encounter along the way. If you want to learn the truth about Low Carb Guru Of The Month Jimmy Moore’s journey, then simply follow along with the hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors at http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog.
NOTE: No vegans or vegetarians were harmed in the making of this video.
I will not be bullied. And I will not allow my good name and integrity to be erroneously disparaged by those with ill intent. Wanna see a photo of what I look like now from my “Low Carb Down Under” Tour in Australia last month, here ya go, VegSource:
And thanks to healthy high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb living with lots of meat, eggs, cheese, veggies and butter helping me get into nutritional ketosis, I’ll keep getting thinner and healthier in the coming months and years than I have in my entire life. These militant vegans only wish they could do this and I challenge them to tell their people the truth. Gutless. Worthless. Human debris. They owe me an apology, but I’m not holding my breath.
12-19-12 UPDATE: Oh, we must have really ticked off those lying liars who lie at VegSource for calling them out on their massive untruths that they decided to make ANOTHER video about me that included even more lies claiming I gained back all of the weight I lost in 2004 (only gained back 75 pounds of it and have since shed over 60+ pounds of that) and that I “starved” myself to lose the weight (ummm, no–nutritional ketosis did it baby!). Anywho, here the folly continues if you like a good laugh: