Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gary Taubes On CNN's 'Larry King Live' On Friday, Submit Your Questions Now

Gary Taubes takes on the king of cable television talk, Larry King!

In case you haven't heard yet, Good Calories, Bad Calories author and New York Times science journalist Gary Taubes will be the special guest appearing Friday, October 19, 2007 on CNN's "Larry King Live" show beginning at 9pm EST. The topic of conversation will be the "Great Diet Debate" and will shine the national spotlight on livin' la vida low-carb in ways that haven't been seen since Dr. Atkins was alive.

This discussion about fat consumption being healthy and carbs being the root cause of obesity and disease will also feature a rather distinguished panel of "experts":


Best known as Oprah Winfrey's diet guru, he is definitely in the low-fat, low-calorie, portion control camp.


Natural health advocate and alternative remedy promoter who also follows the low-fat line of thinking.


One of these three trainers on the hit NBC-TV reality show "The Biggest Loser" will participate. Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels are mindful of how carbohydrate-restriction is helpful for some with weight loss, but Kim Lyons is a low-fat and low-calorie puppet.


Okay, I'm gonna ask it...why is she on this panel? Other than being known for her outspoken liberal beliefs on ABC's daytime talk show The View, what substantive comments could she add to this discussion? We'll see, I guess.

The show is soliciting comments and questions from people about this topic, so let's show our support for livin' la vida low-carb by writing to them with our personal experiences. Here's what I just submitted to CNN for the Larry King LIVE show on Friday night:

For the guests who will disagree with Taubes' book:

I lost 180 pounds in 2004 on the Atkins diet and have kept it off ever since by continuing to eat a diet consisting of 70% fat, much of which is saturated fat. Once weighing in at over 400 pounds, now I'm closer to 200 thanks to the low-carb lifestyle.

More importantly than the weight loss are the improvements in my health, coming off of three prescriptions and becoming athletic for the first time in my entire life. If low-carb is at least a viable option for people like me to shed the pounds and improve our health, then why can't we at the very least have government and health leaders recommending it as another option alongside the low-fat and "balanced" diet mantra that currently exists?

How about adding your voice to the comments and be sure to watch as Gary Taubes enters the arena of ideas espousing low-carb living in a low-fat world! GO GARY!

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Blogger katherine said...

It's been moved to Friday

10/17/2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Hi Jimmy,

FYI: as of 4:10pm California time

Larry Kings website says the show will be on FRIDAY night

All the best my friend,

CJ Hunt

10/17/2007 7:14 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS, CJ! They changed it from earlier today.

10/17/2007 7:35 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Hey Jimmy, I just submitted my question for the show. I hope they choose it! Here it is:

This question is for Dr. Oz: Dr. Oz, I've always been a big fan and appreciate your easy to understand explanations of how our bodies work. I'm wondering where your stance is in the Low Carb vs Low Fat camp regarding Type 2 diabetics. How can you explain how eating Low Carb/High Fat diets can virtually eliminate diabetic medications?

Thank you!

10/17/2007 10:42 PM  
Blogger Paul Kelly - 95.1 WAYV said...

Hi Jimmy,

Here's the comment I sent in for the low-fat contingent:

It's becoming more and more accepted that triglycerides and HDL (good) cholesterol are more reliable markers for heart disease than total cholesterol and LDL (lousy). Studies show that low-carb diets lower triglycerides and raise HDL, while higher carb diets do not. Why wouldn't you at least consider recommending a low-carb diet to someone who is at risk of heart disease?


10/18/2007 8:49 AM  
Blogger Pot Kettle Black said...

So, we have Taubes as Taubes, Larry King as Mehmet Oz, Memhmet Oz as that old lady from the AHA, and Andy Weil as Dean Ornish. Only we're gonna ramp down the conversation from that Charlie Rose show by about 50%.

As proof that it's gonna be dumber, we're having Joy Behar on. And someone from the Biggest Loser, a dangerous show ruining the health of sincere people with crash dieting.

I know Taubes knows more now, and I'd love to see him grab that fatty heart that Oz pulled out of the tub and smack the smirk off him (and Oprah), but King is a soundbyte show, Oz, Weil, Behar, King, and the Biggest Loser gestapo are all accomplished sound byters. Taubes, we'll see.

10/18/2007 10:19 AM  
Blogger Psipsina said...

I really want to see this! And that's saying a lot, because I am not even sure where my TV is. I think it's underneath that huge mound of dust in the corner. :)

I don't mean to be unkind, but I wonder if anyone will ask Dr. Oz why, if low-fat, low-calorie is so wonderful, Oprah's weight goes up and down like an escalator?

10/18/2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Hey, guys, check out this link:

It's about heart/artery problems in rats...given a low carb diet, the disease was reversed!

Oh, and Psipsina? No matter what diet you're on, if you go off and eat the things you shouldn't (carbs!) you'll gain. Maybe our friend Oprah is just wanting to eat some comfort food. Nothing wrong with that. And if she gains some, so what? She'll lose it again. (but she'd be better off on LC!!)

10/19/2007 12:37 PM  

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