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Jimmy Moore (author)

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Jimmy Moore

Jimmy Moore (born December 27, 1971) is an American blogger and author who is best known for his "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog and podcast, and more recently for his books on nutrition. He has appeared on television and radio programs promoting a high-fat, moderate protein, low carb diet plan. His weekly podcast, "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb", has run over 1100 episodes featuring interviews with experts in diet, health, and fitness. Moore also hosts the "Keto Talk" podcast. He currently resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Early life[edit]

Moore was born December 27, 1971. He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English. He also received a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Regent University.[citation needed]

Lifestyle and weight loss[edit]

Moore reports that hewas once morbidly obese, weighing 410 pounds. In 1999, he reports that he lost 170 pounds on a low-fat diet, but gained the full amount back in four months.[1] In 2009, He reported that in 2004, he had lost 180 pounds on the Atkins Diet, .[2][unreliable source?] but after four years, regained 59 pounds.[citation needed]

In early 2013, starting at a then current weight of 306 pounds, Moore performed a self-experiment (n=1) on ketosis. His experiment included testing for blood ketones, a marker for beta-oxidation. Moore also incorporated weight-loss techniques such as intermittent fasting and weight lifting.[citation needed]

Moore is not an adherent of the current American Medical Association position on cholesterol.[citation needed]


  • Moore co-authored Cholesterol Clarity with Associate Professor of Medicine, . Eric C. Westman, which was published in 2013 (ISBN 978-1936608386 Search this book on .). In the book, Moore explains the standard lipid test, and metrics contained within, such as HDL-C, LDL-C, and triglyceride count. He also suggests methods to improve these metrics. The book is critical of the lipid hypothesis.
  • Moore published Keto Clarity (co-author Dr. Eric C. Westman) in 2014 (ISBN 978-1628600070 Search this book on .). The book describes the beneficial effects of being in nutritional ketosis. The bok reached number 76 of all titles listed on during the week of its release.
  • The Ketogenic Cookbook was published in 2015 (co-author Maria Emmerich) (ISBN 978-1628600780 Search this book on .).
  • Moore co-authored The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung, which was published in 2016 (ISBN 978-1628600018 Search this book on .).
  • Moore co-authored The Keto Cure (co-author Dr. Adam Nally), April 2018 (ISBN 978-1628601299 Search this book on .).

Moore has also written two self-published books:


  1. "Jimmy Moore: Livin' La Vida Low-Carb & Lovin' It «Mark's Daily Apple". March 13, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with Jimmy Moore « Adam Kosloff". 2009. Retrieved April 16, 2013.

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