Livin Low Carb Interview – Jimmy Moore interviewing Phoenix Gilman
March 26, 2012


I felt compelled to write after listening to another of Jimmy Moores great podcasts today, with Miss (Mrs?) Phoenix Gilman.. and inspirational low carb / paleoithic, healthy, personal trainer.. author.. shes awesome!! (I say paleoithic, but I recently heard Prof Loren Cordain refer to the fact that that is one of the fundamental differences between paleo vs low carb in that dairy plays no part in a paleo lifestyle… i like dairy!).

Phoenix has a new book out – Diet Failure, The Naked Truth.  She has a naked picture (or near enough) of herself on the cover and she looks amazing!!! Is she an exception? Shes adamant that anyone can look this great, feel this good etc.  Interesting, because I was quite frustrated with my RELUCTANT WEIGHTLOSS, again, after a gym workout today. 

Phoenix is a personal trainer, and mentions how she puts her clients through two (yes, only two) workouts a week!! I love that. I mean, im definitely pro weight training, intervals, low / no cardio.. Shes the walking, living proof of that working. LOVE it. 

So, I have done some thinking and I think… I am in the process of undoing years of destruction – from chronic cardio, to ‘poisoning’ from soy to the total health muck up of eating vegan / vegetarian.. And I have been doing very low carb – lots of meat, some cream, coconut oil.. I did kind of blow that out the window last week (what was i thinking bringing chocolate to my room ‘for the trip home’?!?!) and i had some stresses, (think im premenstrual), however, im back on track today!! iv had a fantastically good atkins style day and i feel il slip back into that mode asap – of feeling so sated and satisfied.  and its really gonna be about maintaining that to, here i was expecting id be like a text book model (or like EVERYONE else who seems to shed heaps of weight in two weeks of low carb, not fair!) but, maybe the rebalancing of the body that comes with eating RIGHT will work in its own time, and this is a lifestyle choice..

im thinking i will buy her book – shes all about the connection of ‘seratonin with insulin’.. hmm thats a new one!

rock on!



Low Carb in Antarctica
January 2, 2012

This is going to be a brief post – im in bed writing, iv had one of my herbal sleepers… so il fit in what i can, before i sleep.

speaking of sleep, god its something you miss when you cant get it easily! However, lately Ive had a good run, yay!! Im in a smaller room this season in Antarctica, with no window, and I think thats heavenly!  Theres only two out of four rooms occupied in my corridor, and we have a fire escape at the end of a short hall – which equals a door we can open, and a small balcony outside! Lets in mega sunlight, keeps the rooms cool and is generally just uber cool to hang out in!

So, I got a darker shade of red / brown this week on my ketone sticks – 3rd in line from the bottom.  THATS exciting! Perhaps the scariest part is, how easily it can come back down again, to show that there are indeed carbs hanging around in my body.  So, aim is to get it back into a darker color again AND to keep it there.

Whats the deal with being low carb / paleo in Antarctica?  Yes, all our food is frozen or tinned – there are some fresh food stuffs, but nothing to get too excited about because a) it doesnt last and b) its not organic either.  Im hot for frozen berries, which i defrost over night, for breakfast – and I add things like chia seeds, ground almonds and for fat / moisture cream (UHT though, and not organic) or greek yogurt.  The yogurt packets have only just made an appearance after resupply.

This year, the eggs are locally sourced and free ranged (local to Tassie that is), which im STOKED about!  How cool!  Lunches can be anything, meats, soup, green veges if theyre about, likewise with dinner.  I have loads of Quest protein bars and various protein powders – some whey and some vege – NOT soy, but ‘yellow pea’ – none of my protein powders have soy in them, yay!!

All our nuts have arrived – double YAY!  it was a long three weeks waiting for them to come up off the ice breaker.  We have them all – walnut, almonds, pistachio, brazil……… and seeds to.

And PLENTY of water!!!!! I have had up to 6 litres in one day, but try to have 4 per day.  Last couple of days, I havent had that much, so tomorrow is going to be about the drink!