560: Dr. Peter Attia Has Declared ‘War On Insulin’


Medical doctor and nutrition science blogger Dr. Peter Attia is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!


Prior to 2010, Dr. Peter Attia was a typical medical doctor who was trained well in prescribing medications for a variety of chronic diseases. But he decided the typical high-carb, low-fat diet he was on was not optimal for managing his weight and health and he embarked on an incremental journey to start livin’ la vida low-carb. First he cut sugar, then other white carbohydrates, then starchy carbohydrates and finally cut carbs down to 50g daily along with reducing protein to 120g per day. The result was lower body fat, improved cardiovascular markers and a marked improvement in his athletic performance.

Dr. Attia has continued to learn everything he can get his hands on about nutrition and experimenting on himself to see what works. Through his friendship with former podcast guest Gary Taubes and others, everything he thought he knew about nutrition was just plain wrong. That’s why he decided to throw his hat into the arena of ideas by creating his new blog “The War On Insulin (And The Defense Of Fat)” in 2012 to help communicate the lessons he has learned from his perspective as a physician. Don’t miss this man on a mission to educate the world about the carbohydrate-insulin connection to obesity and disease!


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8 Responses to 560: Dr. Peter Attia Has Declared ‘War On Insulin’
  1. Danmoffett54
    March 27, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    Good news, another doctor gets it. Only after they get sick do they
    think to study into diet and nutrition. Keep up the good work Jimmy.

    I’m 155 pounds down. FREEDOM! 

    • Jillm
      March 27, 2012 | 11:30 pm

      I am impressed Dan!

    • LLVLCBlog
      March 28, 2012 | 5:49 am

      Go Dan! So proud of you buddy.

  2. Lisa
    March 27, 2012 | 5:50 pm

    Good interview.  I really liked it. It

  3. Jillm
    March 27, 2012 | 11:29 pm

    Really enjoyed this interview.  Thank you Peter and Jimmy.

    • LLVLCBlog
      March 28, 2012 | 5:50 am

      Thanks for listening!

  4. Diana Attuso
    March 30, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    mentioned three people – but I didn’t catch all the names… Phinny, Volec
    and… Doug Degus?  Who is this?

  5. Kent Wentzell
    May 9, 2012 | 5:17 am

    Great interview, I still have a hard time figuring out how much protien I should eat. I have quite a bit of muscle and lift weights almost every day and do cardio as well most days. I weigh 125kg and x 1.2 = 150g of protein. Does that seem too much? Should I just try to stay around 120g instead? I usually end up eating aprox. 130-140g per day. This has me worried I might not be in ketosis and why I am struggling losing weight at only a pound per week at my size.

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