McDougall On LLVLC Show With Jimmy Moore – Chipmunk Edition


By: Jimmy Moore

When low-carb podcaster Jimmy Moore attempted to interview a high-carb, starch-based vegan diet advocate named Dr. John McDougall on his top-rated iTunes health podcast “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” he was genuinely interested in having a civilized conversation about the role of diet in a healthy lifestyle. But what happened next could very easily be described as bizarre, surreal and completely laughable. So in honor of how the interview went, enjoy this special chipmunk edition of Episode 686 of The LLVLC Show that aired on Monday, June 2, 2013.

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Rules for the Atkins Induction

One of the most important things to remember about the rules of the Atkins Diet Induction is that they must be adhered to strictly for the entire time. For most of you this will be only two weeks, but some of you may stay on it longer if you wish.

There are several rules of induction, and if you can follow these rules to the letter, you will successfully take the first steps toward your weight loss goals and a healthier lifestyle. They are the basis that the whole Atkins Diet revolves around.

The reason the rules of the Atkins diet induction phase are so crucial to your overall success is that they are the basis for resetting your metabolism and beginning ketosis. Ketosis is the process that burns your own body fat as fuel once you cut out the carbs.

Do not skip meals or go more than six hours without eating when awake. Eat either three regular meals or four or five smaller meals.Eat liberal amounts of proteins and fats. Preferably lean meats, including poultry, eggs, fish and some red meat and natural fats such as butter, olive oil and mayo.

Never eat more than 20 grams of carbs a day. These should primarily come from salad greens and vegetables.

Eat NO fruits, breads, pastas, starchy vegetables or grains. You will even have to pass on beans and nuts until you are done with the Induction phase.

Follow the food list. One of the most important rules of the Atkins diet induction is not to eat anything that isn’t on the acceptable foods list. That means NOTHING – no “just a taste,” no cheating.

Pay attention to what your body tells you. Your appetite should decrease as you move through Induction. When this happens, be sure you cut back on portions – you don’t have to eat as much as you used to, and stuffing yourself is counter-productive.

Learn to read nutrition labels on all foods. Check them to see how many carbs are in anything you’re planning to eat. If you aren’t sure, find a good carb counter to help you out.

NO gravy. Feel free to eat as often as you want, but be careful to avoid sauces and gravies. Carbs and sugars can sneak into these easier than any other foods.

Don’t drink beverages with aspartame. Sucralose and saccharin are fine, though – as long as you remember that each packet of these sweeteners is 1 gram of carbs.

Don’t drink caffeine when you are on the Atkins diet. This rule means no coffee, tea or sodas unless they’re decaffeinated. Too much caffeine causes a drop in blood sugar and can lead to cravings.

Make sure you get enough fiber. Some good sources are psyllium husks (look for them in health food stores) or ground flaxseed.
Drink plenty of water. The standard advice to drink eight glasses of water a day is especially important during Induction – it will flush out the by-products of ketosis and keep you hydrated.

Induction is the most crucial phase of the Atkins Diet. If you are successful at it, the next three phases (Weight Loss, Pre-Maintenance and Maintenance) will be easy. So keep these rules of the Atkins diet induction phase in mind at all times to make sure you can reach all of your weight loss goals.

VIDEO – Almond Milk Will Traumatize Your Children? huh? #lowcarb

I love almond milk – I really do and because it has fiber and is low carb it really fits into my lifestyle.  Guess who DOESN’T like almond milk?  Check out their newest video


There are a lot of non-dairy milks out there: soy, rice, almond. While the National Milk Processor Board’s “got milk?” ads have never been factually accurate reflections of reality, their latest ad is more ridiculous than usual, implying that shaking almond milk is an arduous task, requiring about as much shaking as a can of paint.

Primal Low Carb here I come!

Beginning January 1st 2012 I am going to try to follow The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation by Mark Sisson.  I love his philosophy and feel this is close enough to Atkins Low Carb as to not alter my diet.  I will not be eating any Honey or Fruit but everything else is right up my alley (as long as I can keep under 20 carbs per day until goal)

Have you guys thought of a Paleo or Primal Change?

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