498: John Theobald’s Low-Carb Vegetarian ‘Flexi Diet’ And Low-Carb Veterinarian Dr. Travis Einertson


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Low-carb vegetarian e-book author John Theobald and low-carb veterinarian Dr. Travis Einertson are our guests today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

John Theobald is a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore who found himself living in an area with many vegetarians. Doctors in the area had commented to him that they had seen vegetarian-related illnesses in their patient population. This made John decide to develop a “vegetarian Atkins”-type plan that seeks to provide sufficient protein while avoiding soy-based products. What’s they key to this plan? Whey Protein Isolate! Listen in for all the details from this quixotic-seeming diet he dubs “The Flexi Diet.”

Next up, Jimmy talks to a Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson who gives us all the scoop on pet foods and why you may want to move your pooch or tabby away from a dry food diet to one based on canned foods with no added wheat! It’s what he likes to call the “Catkins” diet.

Plus, we’ve added two new guest speakers to the 2012 Low-Carb Cruise–Fred Hahn and Dr. William Davis. Sign up to join us May 6-13, 2012! And special thank you to our long-time sponsor QuestBars!

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 498
– Sign up for The May 6-13, 2012 Low-Carb Cruise–Dr. William Davis and Fred Hahn now guest speaking
– Support our sponsor: Low-Carb Quest Protein Bars
John Theobald’s Low-Carb Vegetarian Diet Plan
Dr. Travis Einertson bio
Heritage Pet Hospital in Rochester, MN
“Binky’s Page”
– VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kem-Johnson/100001811404457 Kem Johnson

    The Catkins Diet.  What a fascinating interview. Thanks.  Our 15+ kelpie has done pretty well on a raw meat diet but she is now a bit past working.  It’s spring so she is on a diet of hare (ya gotta shoot ‘em anyway) with a few  bones to get the fat up. 

    The cat seems to do pretty well for herself, birds, rats, mice and baby rabbits, but we give her a bit of the local butcher’s “pet roll” which is just scraps from beef, pork and sheep, finely ground and stuffed into a plastic sausage wrapper… about 2kg for 6 or 7 dollars.  I reckon I could cook up that roll, serve it out at a BBQ (after a few beers!) and get away with it.

    I’m going to forward this interview to a friend, a vet with an overweight and recently dignosed (diabetes) cat.  She didn’t want to hear about a low carb diet from me wife or me, but maybe from a practicing vet.

    Thanks again for your podcast.

    • Anonymous

      Awesome Kem!

  • Jillm

    Excellent interviews.  Thank you.  I think we can learn so much from animal behaviour.  We have five chooks (Australian for chickens).  If we give them wheat and other grains, they look disinterested.  If we give them meat they go crazy.  It is so funny to watch.  Australia’s most famous TV vet recommended putting grated carrot into pet food as a weight loss tool.  I doubt if cats in the wild ate many carrots.  I am going to listen to these interviews again.  Thanks again.





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