At least it's not a Crap Shake!
Has Emeril gone low carb and moved into the Hacienda Hypocritica on the LLVLClue dud ranch? Because it seems the in yo' face hypocrisy of Jimmy Moore has ... Bam! ... just been kicked up another notch! Speaking of the Hartwigs of Whole9 fame while reviewing their new book, Jimmy Moore had this to say:
... while the co-authors Dallas and Melissa Hartwig are not necessarily enthusiastic advocates of the low-carb lifestyle that I love and cherish, they are big time believers in another concept I embrace and appreciate–that is, eating real, whole foods that nourish your body so that you can be both optimally healthy and as disease-free as humanly possible.
Yeah baaybee! Oh oh pale-o-oh! (← sung to the Sergio Valente jeans jingle) Continuing down the road of integricide, Jimmy's podcast with Lou Schuler is again tainted by the sponsorship by Leaner Living products.
Yeah I know what you're thinking ..... But this continued hypocrisy needs as much exposure as it can get and I don't care if I get accused of stalking poor poor Jimmy Moore.
The mainstay of LL's product line, MRP's, is neither real food nor contains anything even remotely paleo ingredients. At least Mark Sisson withstood the heat over Primal Fuel and stated his case regarding the ingredients. Whether you agree or not, he didn't hide from his critics on this. If you're going to have an MRP on a paleo diet, you could do worse (I'd just make my own with unflavored whey powder and save a ton of $ but that's just me). But as my regular readers are aware, this issue cuts to the core of Jimmy Moore's professional integrity -- Livin' La Vida Low Carb is his profession, after all.
Been playing with my video software and figured I'd take a break from the big project (listening to Taubes audio to edit is TORTURE!) and play with the software a bit. Put this together. Enjoy!
Love that! Did you coin it?
Well, if this is just a small taste of what you have in store for us for videos, I think they're going to be lots of fun!
As for your video against Gary Taubes? As if he cares about you. He is probably picking out with kind of grass fed steaks to buy from Berkeley Bowl right now, not your idiotic video that will "discredit" him.
While I appreciated your blog at first for the insight it gave into the personalities in this world, you are now just coming off like a shrew harpy who is way out of their league.
Or the Eades: integirdlety or girdled integrity.
Gary Taubes: (add to the last one) ... integcherryty
Petro D: int_gr_ty.
Sean and Mark: intebromancity
Dr. Davis: integWHEAT.MADE.ME.KILL.YOUR.MOTHERity
Nobody said 'twas.
we (especially me) have not been kind to Mr. Sisson
it seems to me MS has tried (constrained as he may be) his level best to moderate the worst excesses he's in the middle of.
> but Jimmy can not use the money to support his family?
It's like these:
Randi putting out the anti-homeopathy info,
Drs. Novella, ORAC and others setting the record straight on vaccines and Wakefield.
Bob Lancaster (awesome dude) putting this together, even though I bet the extra stress didn't help his situation.
What's worse: telling Sean Hornbeck's parents "the kid is dead" or telling people to eat as much as they want as long as it's low carb?
If the videos simplify the technical message enough or make it more understandable by a lay audience, reaching a couple of people that GT has been misleading, that is AWESOME.
I couldn't disagree more with how Evelyn's coming across.
Interesting point you made, especially since that is what you came across as.
Urban Dictionary definition of Harpy - "A woman with an unbearable, shrewish, pain in the ass nature. In other words, a bitch or a harridan, especially a somewhat unappealing one."
That definition coupled with your response, I would say that you fit the description.
Thanks to people like Carbsane I was able to see the hypocrisy of Jimmy Moore and Gary Taubes. This has saved me money from buying books, videos, as well as easing my frustrations by helping me get out of the bad science filled LC/Paleo dogma these turdsniffers are peddling.
If I had known what Jimmy really looked like and the weight gains he was hiding (using his skinny pic to front his site is misleading) I would have started questioning the effectiveness of LC/Paleo a long time ago. A big TY to Carbsane for pointing out the BS. I hope she continues to do it and more people start seeing the light.
Go back to your harpy nest and enticing simple-minded fools.
Could you please skip me from your 'Friends of the Asylum' list?
I think beating a dead horse isn't the right concept, it's more shooting fish in a barrel- they're at least trying to get away.
Heather, you miss the whole point. This guy savaged the Body by Vi shakes and told his listeners how carefully HE vets sponsors. He wouldn't bring you a product he wouldn't put in his mouth in a million years -- well back in November, anyway. But now? It's OK to not just have ads, but run this commercial where HE is saying how PROUD he is of this company for making this great MRP -- what with all the crap out there?? Yeah right.
** BTW folks, this Fibersol sounds an awful lot like the Dreamfields "protected carbs" -- wonder if Jimmy did any n=1 testing on it??
@Sanjeev: Spot on with Sisson. Anyone who actually listens to him knows he's mostly selling things, and I don't have a problem with that part of it. Ever since I -- gasp! -- put a $ in Taubes' name I've been accused of everything from vitriol to jealousy to contempt to far worse. Really, folks, what world do you live in that I'm unaware of? The man got 3/4 of a million dollar advance to write GCBC. Frankly, I think selling one's ideas in a book is probably the most noble enterprise undertaken by various people of fame about the internet. Put it out there and if it is of value, people will buy it. And sometimes they buy it anyway even if it's not of value, because of some hype. That latter reason is fair game for criticism. In 2010 Taubes had WWGF coming out. I wonder if publication wasn't even pushed back some for him to retool and take out a key card underpinning his house that a certain blogger had a small part in bringing to the attention of the public.
Everyone deserves to earn a living based on their contributions to this world. But the integrity with which one does so is important too. Personally, I think Jimmy would do well to capitalize on his success building LLVLC -- he's clearly got skills!! -- and market that towards going back to work at some sort of a "real job" -- preferably one that has him going out of the house routinely to work and compensated for applying his God-given talents in a more ethical manner. Linking one's entire life to their weight loss and one specific diet for the rest of one's life is risky and ill advised. Mark Sisson is on no danger of changing really soon, and he came into this from a pretty nice financial situation to begin with from all appearances. ANYone who capitalizes on their weight loss success is taking an extra risk and putting added stresses on themselves -- I imagine this is part of the reason Jimmy was able to ostensibly keep the bulk of the weight off for as long as he did ... but it's all there in black and white on the internet ... years and years now of whacky extreme schemes and rollercoaster weight swings that has now landed him gaining back roughly half of his lost weight. I feel sorry that nobody close to this man seems to be able to get him to see this. Maybe they've tried.
The behavior exposed in this video short is unacceptable, and doing it to support one's family is no excuse. Obviously "buyer beware" puts the personal responsibility on anyone who would purchase LL-MRP, but how anyone can follow the machinations of a Jimmy Moore -- especially this past year -- and not see just how deplorable his behavior is at this point is beyond me.
And there he'll be at AHS, moderating a panel on whether or not starch will kill ya! Really, it's a true bizarro world out there.
"Whey protein increases postprandial serum insulin levels."
100% agree KD. Exposing the psuedo science, hypocrisy, and misdirection of people who predate on others as their primary source of income is a valuable service. Done free of charge on her own time btw.
2 cups soy or cow milk
1 cup frozen strawberries or blueberries
1/2 banana (yeah eating bananas again, they also add some texture to the smoothie)
2-4 tablespoons ground flax seeds(used to add only 1, but I no longer add flaxseed oil. Too pricey)
2 tablespoons egg white powder
One thing I don't understand is why more people don't use good old fashioned egg protein. So many go after whey or soy, when egg whites are far more superior. Egg protein is a complete protein and the body utilizes 99% of the protein, to me it makes sense to stick with that over any other kind.
Back when I was into bodybuilding and living in the gym people like myself where egg white freaks; everything from drinking them raw to boiling. Every day I made protein drinks and went through about 2 dozen eggs.
I can understand not eating them if one has allergies, aside from that eggs are cheap and highly efficient. The egg whites I use for my shake I get from bodybuilding.com and for $48 get a container with about 170 servings.
On another note, I started to build-up a sweat just thinking about all that laborious work he puts himself through every day. Man he needs to slow it down or else he is going to put himself at risk of a heart attack. I don't care what anyone says, no amount of fat consumption will be able to protect him if he keeps up that kind of a pace. I can just see the sweat trickling down his grand canyon as he struggles through that heavy workload. The day the moobs stop jiggling will be a sad day indeed.
I don't think he's quite the slacker Woodey imagines, but I also don't think he works particularly hard. How much work is it to C&P show notes and add a few comments? His blog is mostly podcast posts lately, very little if anything in the way of what he used to blog on. He answers some comments with short sentences and pretty much just dumps the rest in the trash. FB & twitter? All of that is circular repetitition. I dunno. I think his vacation was needed from the stress he has put on himself, not from some demanding work schedule.
And on Kruse and the injustice that went on over that whole deal? Deafening silence. He's still on his blogroll, though.
I think paleo-style diets could be quite bad for business - no need for snacks, special drinks,meal-replacement bars, all shopping takes place on the perimeter of the store, even eating happens less often. With limiting my meals to two a day I now can afford grass fed meat and cleaner veggies, but I give less business to a grocery store by avoiding products with higher profit margin. Paleo-style diets provide much less opportunities to make money for people who promote it.
You have to factor in that people have a specific use for shakes. For some its meal replacement, weight gain, weight loss, or they want to get some extra nutrients in and can do so by making something quick and easy. All one has to do is monitor how many calories they eat in a day and adjust it to add in the shake. By doing this you avoid taking in extra calories, but that is only if your goal is to not gain weight.
Shakes are great during the summer when its hot out and you want to have something light and pleasant without jacking up the calories. Sometimes it gets so hot out I don't want to eat, but I need to so I make a shake. Its cool and refreshing and not heavy.
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