429: ‘Encore Week’ 2011: Dr. Robert Lustig


Dr. Robert Lustig returns for “Encore Week” 2011!

This is Day 1 of what we refer to as “Encore Week” here at The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore! All week long, we’ll be sharing with you brand new interviews with the five most popular podcast guests from 2010, as selected by YOU, our listeners!

Today’s interview is with Dr. Robert Lustig who initially was hesitant about coming on the show because he says he doesn’t believe in the low-carb lifestyle per se. But after some convincing from others that Jimmy would be fair and ask him questions that would be relevant to his audience, Dr. Lustig finally agreed to come on. His first interview went on to become the #1 most-listened-to episode of 2010! Don’t you dare miss this exciting follow-up with Dr. Robert Lustig as he answers the most burning questions from your fellow listeners.

Tune in the rest of this week to hear JImmy’s new chats with:
•Denise Minger
•Chris Masterjohn
•Dr. Kurt Harris
•Robb Wolf

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Dr. Lustig’s “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” lecture
– RELATED PODCAST: Dr. Robert Lustig From ‘Sugar: The Bitter Truth’ (Episode 378)

10 Responses to 429: ‘Encore Week’ 2011: Dr. Robert Lustig
  1. Teresa Shetye
    January 3, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    I really dont know what to say! LOL.. Well. I know that if eating low carb helps you feel better , how can you get tired of it? LOL. I know alot of peolpe dont stick with it and there are many reasons why, but. I dont know..”tired of it”? As a person that has strayed away from the lifestyle then found my way back I believe being “tired of it” is not the biggest reason why peolpe dont stick wiht it. I dont even want to comment on the rest. Great Podcast.

  2. DaisyPatch
    January 4, 2011 | 12:23 am

    Thanks, Dr. Lustig! Jimmy, next time ask him about PGX as a fiber source for diabetics who really do have to choose between being a low carber or a high, higher, higher insulin producer and their body doesn’t handle the number of carbs associated with gettung 50 grams daily of non-grain fiber?? Also, just before the podcast ended before Dr. L. quit speaking, he was asking Why would God do that to us? The podcast cut out and I am still wondering….. why did He do it?

    • Jimmy Moore
      January 7, 2011 | 3:04 am

      Download it again now. Should work fine now.

  3. Michael
    January 5, 2011 | 9:23 am

    I’ll wait a few days before downloading it to avoid causing some download jam.

    I was asking myself this question after listening to a Robert Lustig interview on a SF area radio. Since he’s a child obesity specialist he may have the beginning of an answer to this question:

    Is it a bad thing for the baby to eat too much sugar during pregnancy?

    we know for example that drinking alcool during pregnancy can cause serious mental and psysiological problems for the child but what about sugar? I was chatting with an obese pregnant girl the other day and we talked about food for a moment and she told me her doctor recommended that she drink orange juice. She’s already 100+ pounds overweight (you couldn’t guess she was pregnant just by looking at her) and he’s telling her to drink liquid sugar. And after listening to Lustig talk about the obese babies that he sees I couldn’t help thinking about the possible effects of sugar consumption during pregnancy. Do we know if there are any?

    Jimmy, can you ask R.L. or other doctors this question and post his/their reply on your blog?

    • Jimmy Moore
      January 7, 2011 | 3:05 am

      Sugar can have enormous implications on a pregnancy, but that’s a great question to ask future guests.

  4. Frank G
    January 5, 2011 | 10:50 am

    I don’t myself ever getting tired of the way I eat these days and (my soon to be) 20 year old University student son eats LC/HF much of the time as well.

    I don’t find it boring, or feel deprived in the least… it is rich, tasty and varied food. I feel as if I should always have eaten this way!

    As for why others may find it harder to stick to I’d suggest you look around what is on offer in the high-street food outlets, plus the pressure of (well-meaning) friends and family.

    I cook for myself and most of what I eat now comes from a local Farmer’s Market. Just picked up some of the freshest, juiciest, grass-fed, rib-eye steaks and some Brussels Sprouts today.

    Thanks Jimmy and Thank-You Dr Lustig!

    Happy New Year!


  5. Nina
    January 11, 2011 | 6:13 am

    I think Jimmy highlighted the main problem when discussing low carb diets and getting tired of them – what do we mean by low carb? Atkins gets you to find your threshold and reintroduce to optimum level. Dr William Davis gets his patients to elminate wheat. Dr Gundry mainlines on vegetables. (Just a few examples from LLVLC guests). I don’t know how Dr Lustig DEFINES low carb, so that might be an interesting question to ask him.


  6. Nina
    January 11, 2011 | 6:20 am

    Dr Lustig seemed to indicate that Safe Carbs are complex carbs (like lentils/brown rice) and lots of natural veg/fruit fibre – avoiding added sugars and naked fruit.

    I’m still not clear what low carb diet he used to lose weight (but grew tired of.)

    Great work Jimmy


  7. Beth
    January 19, 2011 | 8:22 pm

    Great show! Interesting facts and examples. He breaks the science down so I can understand it. Funny, funny answer to the question what’s more important between leptin and insulin. Thank-you for getting him back.

  8. Paul
    March 22, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    Jimmy, Do you have a link to the two studies he was sighting about the hyper-insulin secretors?

    Some of his ideas are great, some are abit dubious, a great listen all the same, Cheers Paul

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