The Internet’s Low Carb Standard Setter: Jimmy Moore

The other day, I received an email from fellow low carber and the founder of The Livin La Vida Low Carb Blog and Podcast, Jimmy Moore — Jimmy’s podcast is getting ready to hit a major landmark; EPISODE #500, and Jimmy asked me, as a former guest, if I would like to say a few words. Of course I jumped at the chance and after a couple of changes to my schedule, I sit here at my computer waiting for our Skype meeting.

For those of you who may not know who Jimmy Moore is or about his Livin La Vida Low Carb Blog, check it out as soon as you are done reading this posting. You, as I was and still am, will be blown away by the amount of great information.

It really seems like it was just a short time ago that I was a guest on The Livin La Vida Low Carb Podcast, but it was actually quite some time ago.  I was the guest on episode 252 that aired in May of 2009.

As most of you know, in March of 2008, I decided to take control of my life and begin an Odyssey From Fat Then To Fit Now.  I opted to travel the low carb road to get there and shortly after I began my journey, I came across Jimmy’s web site and became a regular reader and listener.  Although I had read much of the same research, as a clinician I use research in an applied manner and while I understand and know the details, I can’t cite them from memory.  Fortunately, Jimmy’s site is a treasure trove of research information, experts and links, which I have often referred to or referred others to read.

If memory serves me correctly, one of my clients contacted Jimmy, who in turn contacted me to be a guest.  When I received his correspondence I was completely floored.  It was a great honor to be asked to appear on what was and remains the premier web destination for low carb information and experts.  I remember the pre-show conversation we had and Jimmy said to me that we would record for about half an hour; if I was really interesting we might go to forty five minutes; well the show went about fifty five minutes and we had a really great exchange — even when we disagreed on a point or two.

It was my first of what has become many internet, radio and television appearances concerning weight loss, fitness and more recently childhood obesity and bullying.  A few moments ago, I listened to the interview and I am disappointed in myself that many of my ambitions for Fat Then Fit Now, the book, speaking tours and webinars have not been realized.  I can offer many excuses as to why, however we all know how I feel about excuses.  The fact is that I simply haven’t made the appropriate time to make it happen.  However, with the battle for our nation’s health and well being so important, I have now made the commitment and effort to make all of my ambitions reality.  There are many out there like Dr. Melina Jampolis spreading misinformation, Martin Kessman demanding victimhood status for his lack of personal responsibility and Chef Duff Godman encouraging overindulgent gluttony who must be challenged.  Their influences are among the many reasons that we have both an adult and childhood obesity epidemic destroying the health and wellness of our fellow citizens.

Jimmy Moore has been one of the leaders in spreading educational information and the truth about what a proper diet should be.  I am proud to be asked to offer my insight and I am proud to consider him a friend.


Physical Culturist and Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book, “Obesity Undone” and a contributor to He is available to appear on any talk radio, internet podcast or television outlet. His web site is available to help you reach your goals.

He has appeared on 94.3FM’s The David Maderia Show, Bounce Back to Your Brilliance w/Angel Tyree, What’s Weighing You Downw/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on FTNS radio, Nurture and Nutrition on Blog Talk Radio, Low Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends, BlogTalk Radio’s Toni Harris Speaks, Internet Radio: Cathie’s Talking, TV -35′s Storm Politics with Tiffany Cloud, WILK’s The Sue Henry Show, Magic 93′s Frankie In The Morning, WBRE’s PA Live, SSPTV’s News 13, Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Entercom’s Outlook on Northeast PA with Shadoe Steele, Citadel Broadcasting’s Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes, Lisa Davis’ Your Health Radio; Hank Garner’s Podcast, Dr. Robert Su’s Carbohydrates Can Kill Podcast; and the one and only Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast.
Dr. Joe Leonardi also will come and speak to your group; to learn more about his motivational speaking fees and availability contact him at and check out his website
************The information in the videos is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting that I write do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions.************