21 Life Lessons from Jimmy Moore

May 17, 2010

About a month ago I had the privilege of meeting the internationally known low-carb blogger Jimmy “Livin’ la Vida Low-Carb” Moore. This opportunity to meet was afforded to me in connection with the American Society of Bariatric Physicians conference about which I wrote at the time.

Well he seemed like a fun and engaging enough fellow based on his blog, podcast and YouTube channel (busy guy!), but it’s nothing like meeting a person face to face. It’s hard to imagine anybody who wouldn’t like Jimmy. He’s fun, doesn’t take himself overly seriously and, at the same time, has a real thirst for knowledge which he shares with his readers. And, by the way, managed, through diet and perseverance, to rid himself of over 180 excess pounds by switching to a carbohydrate-restricted diet back in 2004.

So you can imagine my good fortune to be offered a signed copy of his most recent book 21 life Lessons from Livin’ la Vida Low-Carb.

21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew

The book book is organized around 21 lessons. Some about diet and nutrition (“Low-carb is much more than a diet” and “Low-carb is not even close to being a fad diet”). Others about life lessons (“If you put yourself out there on the internet, people will judge you” and “If you put yourself out there on the internet, people will love you”). Anyway, you get the drift. Weighing in (heh, he said ‘weighing in’) at 471 pages, he could have benefitted from the deft hand of a skillful editor, but the passion and the sincerity surely come through.

Throughout, Jimmy is his open, self-critical, yet always upbeat self. He’s been through a lot in life and you can’t help but admire his optimism. He’s become a friend now (thanks for the mention on your blog, by the way) and while I had admired him from afar and wished him health and success, having met him and gotten to know him, I can say that great things couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Keep it going, Jimmy!


2 Responses to “21 Life Lessons from Jimmy Moore”

  1. Jimmy Moore Says:

    You are so very kind my friend! THANKS for the great review of my book. 🙂


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