Thursday, July 06, 2006

Jake Silver Puts On Quite A Low-Carb 'Show'

Jake Silver is very opinionated about low-carb at his blog

Whenever I write columns here at my "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog and they go out into the deepest crevices of cyberspace, I never really know who is going to end up reading them. While the low-carb lifestyle as a mainstream concept may be yesterday's news to most people, there are still people out there who support this lifestyle for what it can do to help people lose weight and restore their health.

One such supporter is a 26-year-old Air Force Avionics Specialist from Tyndall AFB in Florida named Jake Silver. I don't know if that's his real name or a made up name for his blog. But this "husband, father, airman, blographer" has his own platform for sharing his thoughts at "The Jake Silver Show" blog.

At first, I thought Jake was the host of a radio talk show or something, but I realized that was his way of drawing attention to his blog. IT WORKED!

Looking at his blog, you can see from his blogroll and recent posts that he is into working out and is continually searching for ways to improve his diet to take off those 10 or so pounds he would like to lose. A closer look at some of his beliefs about health and nutrition reveal that Jake is at the very least open to the principles of livin' la vida low-carb and not hostile towards them like so many of the knee-jerk health "experts" these days.

He actually found my blog after reading my review of the pro-vegan "Eat To Live" book by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. In this short blog post last week, Jake wrote, "I found the following book review of 'Eat To Live' and I am inclined to agree with most of the author's points."

THANKS, Jake! I actually posted a link back to Jake's blog and he started seeing some traffic coming his way as a result. The led Jake to blog yet again on Wednesday about my "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog as expounded upon some of what he believes regarding diet while giving my site a ringing endorsement.

He described this here blog you are reading as "fantastic" and a great "way to incorporate low-carb into your life and shed a few pounds." Sweet! THANKS again, Jake!

On the subject of dieting, he made some very wise observations:

"I want to say that I think any and every diet can work -- they all have potential -- if you can commit to them ... Even when you are losing weight you can have a few pieces of low-GI fruit a day. You know, berries or apples or whatever. Not bananas or watermelon. Even people who eat a healthy diet year round sometimes will go 'ultra-low carb' for two or three days to look even better for an upcoming event ... All I'm saying is that if you really want to look great and feel great -- I dunno, people are different -- but for me I have always felt best on a low-carb diet. And as far as the energy issue, I ran a heck of a lot faster than I do now. Also I was stronger than I am now."

WOW, what a testimony for livin' la vida low-carb! Just like this study that found people need to find a diet they can stick with, it appears Jake Silver has found what works for him. Now all he has to do is JUST DO IT by getting locked in to the diet that is right for him -- which seems to be the low-carb lifestyle! YOU CAN DO IT, JAKE!

As for the vegans, like people reading "Eat To Live," who challenge low-carbers to prove the Atkins diet is healthy, Jake has some things to say to them about their preferred lifestyle choice, too.

"The problem with 'Eat To Live' is that, in this day and age, we are constantly being bombarded by food pushers, savvy marketing and all that. I don't think the average person could do a program as stringent as 'ETL.'"

Amen, brother. But we don't want to go stirring up a hornet's nest of vegans again now, do we?! LOL!

To Jake Silver, I say WELCOME my friend. You are yet another voice of sanity in this insane world we live in full of health hypocrites and a lot of people who are too lazy to invest the necessary effort to better themselves for the sake of their future. Keep on expressing yourself and never be ashamed that you support livin' la vida low-carb. It's the greatest thing that ever happened to me and I'll never be the same again.

Keeping putting on a low-carb "show" at your blog, Jake! We'll be watching!

Visit "The Jake Silver Show" blog by clicking here.


Blogger Newbirth said...

You want to see the crazy raw vegan I encountered lately? Check out this exchange on Flickr!

7/07/2006 12:18 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Hey Newbirth,

I thought it was hilarious this wacko idiot vegan had to bring up the fact that you are a former witch in this conversation about diet.

It just goes to prove she could not refute the claims you were making about the Atkins diet and needed to resort to personal attacks.

I've had this happen to me on at least two occasions here and .

You did well staying above the fray when all this chick had was PETA-endorsed propaganda (KentuckyFriedCruelty? PLEASE!).



7/07/2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

As Bear stated on my site:

"There is only one true, inevitable, and defining characteristic which is connected with vegetarians, and that is: They ALL are compulsive liars. ALL opponents of this simple path will attack you and your diet ferociously, and state emphatically that it is "bad" and will "kill you" and "lead to serious deficiencies" and other half-witted utterances...

...You are fighting a cultural battle, and your actions are very threatening on an unconscious level to many of your associates. Hang in there, after a while your friends will accept your diet, but it will take a while, and even when they do, they will say things like: "Everyone is different, maybe this works for you, but..." This attitude is properly termed "denial"..."


7/07/2006 1:48 PM  
Blogger detox said...

Looks like Jake Silver has decided to walk the vegan path nonetheless, so it is probably goodbye lowcarb at the Jake Silver Show. He's been considering ethical reasons and says he felt a lot more energetic on vegan food...

7/08/2006 9:59 AM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

Briliantly handled discussion, Newbirth. It was a delight to read how you stuck to the clear facts and how this person kept trying to distort and ignore them. Odd, isn't it, how a person can say so much and in fact not communicate at all? Must be a shortcircuit due to a lack of (animal) fat in her diet...

7/10/2006 9:17 AM  

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