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Low-Carb Conversations Podcast (Episode 3): Karen Rysavy Dishes The Truth About Carbs And Weight Loss

Posted Mar 25 2011 3:53pm



Hello, are you there? Well, of course you are and we’re grateful to have you listening to our brand new podcast featuring your co-hosts me (Jimmy Moore) and Mindy Noxon Iannotti chit-chatting it up with each other and all our rowdy low-carb friends while sitting on our Virtual Porch shooting the breeze about what healthy low-carb living is all about. We’ve enjoyed doing this new show for you so far and have lots more fantastic episodes coming up for you in the coming weeks and months.

In Episode 3 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” we welcome a long-time veteran of the low-carb lifestyle in Karen Rysavy from “Truly Low Carb” fame. Karen has quite the transformation story and has been out there online and publishing books for the past decade to help people as they take this low-carb journey for themselves. She’s one of the true low-carb heroes in my book and I’m so happy she decided to be a part of this fast-paced half-hour podcast about real people in the real world living the low-carb life!

Listen in as Karen Rysavy joins us to discuss:

  • The early response to the new podcast
  • Jimmy’s continued battle with a cold
  • The interesting pronunciation of Karen’s name
  • Karen’s 11-year low-carb health journey
  • Why she created her “Truly Low Carb” web site
  • Her collection of low-carb cookbooks
  • The now-defunct Low Carb Energy magazine
  • Why Karen says the column is a “mish-mash of misinformation”
  • The Ornish-redux of the new The Carb Lover’s Diet book
  • Why we need to describe carbohydrates as “fattening” or “empty”
  • How people want to believe that carbs are healthy for them
  • What would happen if we submitted a column that promoted dietary fat
  • The “slow, backing away” from vilifying saturated fat
  • Karen’s “Savory Parmesan Puffs” recipe
  • What the “whoopsie roll” really is
  • How to make a
  • Whether fiber carbs can be subtracted from total carbs
  • Why Karen thinks the right kind of fiber consumption is important
  • The problems that sugar alcohols can pose for many low-carbers
  • Why getting prepared in your low-carb meal planning is necessary

    There are currently two ways you can listen to Episode 3:

    1. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast

    2. Download the MP3 file of Episode 3 [26:13m]

    (COMING in another week or so…the podcast will be available on iTunes!)

    By all means, we’d love to have YOU be a part of the conversation as well, so be sure to submit your questions and comments to us ANYTIME by using any of the following ways to contact us: Twitter , Facebook , the official web site , and e-mail . We enjoy asking our panel of “friends” to chime in on your most pressing questions about low-carb diets so they can give their own personal experiences on the subject. So don’t be bashful–tell us what you think about the show and ask, ask, ask away about anything related to healthy low-carb living!

    This episode featuring Karen Rysavy had us discussing why carbs probably aren’t something good to consume if you want to lose weight, a savory and a sweet recipe, and answering a listener question about fiber carbs! Share your thoughts about today’s conversation in the show notes section of Episode 3 . Be sure to go see what our friend Karen Rysavy is up to promoting low-carb in her online neck of the woods! She did a fabulous job articulating her experience eating this way for the past 11 years. If you like what you’ve been hearing so far, then don’t miss seeing who will be coming up on Fridays on “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends” in the near future:

    Episode 4 on April 1, 2011: Vesna Kovach & Kent Altena
    Episode 5 on April 8, 2011: Suzan Robertson & Frank Fatta
    Episode 6 on April 15, 2011: Brian Sharp & Cameo Watkins
    Episode 7 on April 22, 2011: Brian Cormier & Holly O’Brien Johnson
    Episode 8 on April 29, 2011: Andrew DiMino & Misty Humphrey

    If you have something to share about what you heard on “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” then drop us an e-mail at . Tell us your comments about the show, ask any questions you may have for our friends to talk about, pass along your ideas for what you’d like to hear discussed, and let us know if you’d like to join us on the panel in a future episode. We’d love to hear from you, so reach out and touch us sometime! THANKS for joining us in the conversation and we’ll talk with you about healthy low-carb living again next Friday.

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