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Jimmy Moore shares how he lost 180 pounds with high fat low carb ketogenic diet

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In the world of low carb weight loss, Jimmy Moore has become both a role model and an inspiration. We interviewed him to get his insights on how he used a high fat low carb ketogenic diet to lose 180 pounds - and keep them off. His books include "21 Life Lessons From Livin' La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew," and "Cholesterol Clarity: What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers?"

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The cholesterol book is co-authored with Dr. Eric Westman. To help others achieve their own low-carb success, Jimmy has co-authored a second book with him entitled "Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet." His co-author Dr. Westman also contributed to "New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great."

In "Keto Clarity," the duo explain how to find "your own personal carbohydrate tolerance level, your individual protein threshold, and then unlimited monounsaturated and saturated fats to satiety as the key to making this work for you well. There is no one set of fixed percentages or ratios that will work for everyone. You have to tinker and tweak it for you to make it right."

Jimmy has done his own tinkering with his diet and found that an 80% fat, 15% protein, and 5% carbohydrate diet provides him with "the results I desire in not just my weight control, but also in the health benefits of being in a state of ketosis, including hunger control, mood stability, improved memory, robust energy and so much more."

And if Jimmy has one message for those struggling to lose weight, it's this: "

Be kind to yourself. I am so saddened by all the self-hate I see floating around out there on the Internet from people who think they have done something wrong because a machine fails to validate the choices they have made. Become your own validator, say POSITIVE things about yourself, bring people into your life who will uplifting you, not bring you down. There’s enough ugliness in this world already and being hard on yourself just adds one more layer of “stuff” that you gotta overcome if you’re ever going to be successful at getting your weight and health back in line again.

For those who want additional reading recommendations, Jimmy recommends:

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