2: Tom Naughton And Amy Dungan Drop By To Talk About The 2010 Dietary Guidelines

2: Tom Naughton And Amy Dungan Drop By To Talk About The 2010 Dietary Guidelines

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Welcome back to our brand spankin’ new podcast Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore and Friends. This week, we welcome our first friends to the show with FAT HEAD creator Tom Naughton and popular low-carb blogger Amy Dungan from “Healthy Low Carb Living” dropping by to join our co-hosts Jimmy Moore and Mindy Noxon Iannotti for a spell on the Virtual Porch. Listen in as they share what they think about the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines released in January by the USDA as well as a delicious low-carb recipe and the panel taking a stab at some listener questions. Join the conversation with us, won’t you?

– Support our sponsor: LoCarbDiner.com
Amy Dungan’s “Healthy Low-Carb Living” blog
Tom Naughton’s “FAT HEAD” blog
Jimmy’s take on the new 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines
Tom Naughton’s “My Thanks To The Dietary Guidelines Committee”
Amy Dungan’s “Skillet Pizza” recipe

  • Lawrence Louis


    That was a great chat you had with Tom and Amy. This is probably more cynical than anything expressed in the podcast, but I think that the reason the USDA guidelines will never acknowledge the deleterious nature of excess carbohydrates is because there is too much economic interest vested in maintaining the myth that a substantial amount of carbs are good for you. After all, grains are heavily subsidized by the government, and hence when food manufactures take these grains, and repackage them into processed food, they get in return a high profit margin, since the raw ingredients in these foods (i.e. sugar, corn, soy, wheat, and rice) have already been paid for by tax dollars. Like so much else that is wrong with our government policies, all you really need to do is follow the money.

    So what Tom said was spot on. The average consumer, even a large group of consumers, is not going to combat this massive monetary interest, which governs our food policies, through a grass roots movement. What we simply must do is make organizations, like the USDA, not germane to the dietary discussion, by informing people of the truth. And in that task, all of you guys are doing a fantastic job, and I applaud you for it.

    -Lawrence Louis

    • Thanks Lawrence!

    • Lawrence, I think you are absolutely spot on. If we want the truth to get out, we can be sure the powers that be will not be helping us. Shows like this do far more good than the USDA ever will!

  • ChrisTina

    Great episode, Jimmy, Mindy, Amy and Tom! 🙂

    • THANKS for listening ChrisTina! I’m really digging doing this new show. 😀

    • Thanks ChrisTina! Glad you enjoyed it – we did too!!

  • Liz

    Hmmm…when I click to start the audio file it buffers and then just says file not found. I’m not sure if that error is on my side or yours.

    • Email me if you still have this problem, Liz.

  • Lisa

    Thanks so much for this podcast and addressing my question about stalling on weight loss! In analyzing my daily food intake I realized that I’ve let a few too many carbs creep in and so I will be “going back to basics” like y’all suggested…thanks!!

    • WOO HOO Lisa! THANKS for your awesome question and I’m happy we were able to help.

    • Thanks for the Q, Lisa – keep ’em coming!

  • Mark

    I understand that having a low-carb diet is important, but is it possible for me to maintain such a diet if I am a collegiate athlete with a lot of demands on my body?

    • Great question, Mark! On my other podcast show I’ve interviewed many competitive athletes who are at varying levels of energy needs. If your activity is 3 hours or less, then you may do very well eating a low-carb diet that is high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrate. However, going beyond three hours of competitive athletics may require some carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores. Head on over to my other podcast site and look up Jonas Colting, Ben Greenfield, Mark Pomery, and Kent Altena for a few examples of what I’m talking about.

  • Val

    We need help with the food guide here in Canada too.


  • Val

    Jimmy this may a little of topic but are you familiar with a Dr Jay Wortman and the movie he made called My Big Fat Diet.If u are could you send me an e-mail address where I could forward you more information.


  • Anne

    Like the format of your lo carb conversations. I will come back to listen to more.


    • THANKS Anne! We appreciate you listening. 🙂

  • Signalguys

    OK. I have been sticking to Low Carb “Clean Eating” and am not seeing, or feeling, anything. I bought Keto Sticks and they are only registering VERY light. How do people lose so much in such a short amount of time? I’m not looking to lose it all overnight, since that is not how I put it on, but I figured there would be more loss. Suggestions anyone???

  • Colette

    Thanks Jimmy, Tom, Mindy, and Amy for the show!
    This is my first comment on your website Jimmy, but I would like to tell you I have listened to about 20 interviews already. So there must definitely be so many more people out there who are listening to your show but not commenting on how great you are. Hence- the silent majority.

    I love Tom Naughton. His movie, that I watched on Hulu in winter break when I was really bored, has changed my life. I would not be here or anywhere in the low carb paleo sphere without Tom. I am a student and have shared Tom’s doc and your great interviews with many teachers and students.

    Basically, you both have made a huge impact on my life and others.

    • I appreciate it, Colette! That’s so cool.

  • Fred Rodgers

    The government just needs to consult this woman – http://carbsanity.blogspot.com/ – for the Dietary Guidelines. Then they’ll be on the right track.