320: Best of 2009 ‘Encore Week’: Mark Sisson



Hello and welcome back to The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore!

Today is day two of our annual “Encore Week” where we celebrate your favorite interview guests of the past year by bringing you brand new interviews with 2009’s five best guests. All five of these interviews were selected especially by YOU and FOR you featuring the many follow-up questions you had for the cream of the crop.

Listen in today for Jimmy fresh talk with our second “Encore Week” guest: Primal Blueprint author and Daily Apple blogger, Mark Sisson!

Mark’s Daily Apple blog
The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy
– RELATED PODCAST: It’s Time To ‘Get Primal’ With Mark Sisson’s New Book (Episode 270)

14 Responses to 320: Best of 2009 ‘Encore Week’: Mark Sisson
  1. April
    January 5, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    Wow- what a great interview! You can tell that this guy really has a passion for what he does!

    I was slightly confused though- he said that low-intensity cardio is good for our bodies and people with both types of diabetes, but can you also lose weight with low-intensity cardio?

    Thanks for all that you do, Jimmy!

  2. Mark Sisson
    January 5, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    April, the truth is that 80% of your weight loss (really “fat loss”) will come from how you eat. Movement of any kind will assist the body in better handling glucose and will burn some calories here and there. But Low level cardio is not about burning calories; it’s about moving the muscles in a range in which they need to move and prompting the genes to upregulate fat burning systems so you get energy from your stored body fat all day long (even when you are sitting). On the other hand, some forms of intense exercise (lifting weights, sprinting) will also improve glucose metabolism AND burn calories. But either way, it’s the way you eat that drives body composition the most. Hope that helps!


  3. Grok
    January 5, 2010 | 9:26 pm

    Now it’s 300 million need to hear it Mark… plus all our Euro buddies! :)

    Don’t be discouraged from Mark’s message because he advocate free range animals. Just do what you can where you can! You don’t have to jump “all in”, just get yourself started!

    Thanks for having him on Jimmy.

  4. Jimmy Moore
    January 6, 2010 | 6:37 am

    My pleasure, Grok! Mark is one of the leading voices in this area and I’m always happy to highlight his great work! :)

  5. April
    January 6, 2010 | 8:51 am

    Mark, thank you so much for your response! You definitely answered my question and then some! Thank you for all you do too! 😀

  6. Carl
    January 6, 2010 | 11:04 am

    Good Interview,

    I’m a type 2 and have adopted this program before I knew about it. I control my diabetes with the Atkins diet. I now have excellent control. I used to take a lot of drugs for this disease, I don’t anymore. I was told by doctors that diabetes is a progressive disease and I was going to get worse and that I might as well face that I would eventually have to take insulin. I am much healthier without the drugs or the doctors. Low Carb diet and exercise, that’s the ticket.

  7. Sonya
    January 6, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    Another great interview, Jimmy! I’m loving this week of podcasts! Interesting perspective on exercise. I like it!

  8. Rosemarie
    January 10, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    Jimmy, you’re really keeping me busy with all the excellent interviews and other info on your site as well as other blogs.

    I’m fairly new to low carb and there’s one thing that still puzzles me: Why is there such an emphasis on huge amounts of fat, with people ‘slathering’ butter or coconut oil or such all over their food? (I’ve heard you say you consume about 70%fat yourself).

    But the caveman didn’t have any of that and from what I have read ‘wild’ animal meat is NOT as fatty as what we’re getting at the supermarket today. So what is the scientific (or primal) basis for adding unusually large amounts of fat to our meals? I’m not complaining…love butter and coconuts, etc. but I just don’t understand it.

    If the answer is only to stay satiated then that worries me a little.

    I’m sure you have an answer and maybe Mark can chime in on this one.

    Thanks for all you do!

  9. Rosemarie
    January 10, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    I think I just got it! It’s for energy because we’re not eating many carbs – right? Is that the only reason?

  10. water
    January 18, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    T1’s – check out the Bernstein interview, his books and forums. It is compatible with Primal, but offers details for T1, insulin requirements, etc.

  11. Lillea Woodlyns
    February 5, 2010 | 1:46 am

    I do better on a Primal/Paleo diet. I recently added Primal Blueprint to my collection of works on this subject. Thanks for this great interview. It’s always good to have a voice to connect with the written word.

    After many years on a low fat diet it has taken time for me to adapt to eating a higher fat one. So far I’ve only been able to eat a 50-65% fat diet without feeling nauseated. But this is MUCH better than 4 years ago when I started eating more fat and could probably only handle 30% or less. Just wanted to say that because I think that some people give up early on the higher fat diets because their body needs more time to adjust than others.

    Dropping grains has had the most obvious impact on my health, followed by consuming more saturated fat from animal foods and coconut. Great stuff. :)

  12. Skyler Tanner
    March 16, 2010 | 5:07 pm

    I’ve been so busy that I just now caught this interview and see you used my question, ha! How about that?

    Great interview.


    YEP! Thanks for the submission, Skyler!


  13. smgj
    October 4, 2011 | 5:37 am

    A good episode, but I’m not tu sure about living well completly without carbohydrates. That we survive for quite a time without does not equal living well.Look into the research regarding rT3, T3, TSH on carbohydrate restricted diets.

    • Anonymous
      October 4, 2011 | 10:25 am

      All I know is my body runs better on a low-carb (not “completely without carbohydrates”) diet.

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