Tuesday 29 April 2014
Jimmy Moore, Richard Nikoley and Evelyn Kocur what do they have in common apart from being batshit ?
First let me say I like Jimmy, he has helped us in the UK low carb high fat cause, by helping Graham and me dispose of a Stalinist mod who ran DCUK the forum. I believe him to be an honest guy that has done a great deal to promote low carb, and by doing so, has helped countless people. I have no axe to grind against Richard. He runs a very well read blog, with some very interesting information over the years. Why he feels his blog has to contain so many four letter words, is beyond me. OK now and again I have used words that some may find offensive, but RN goes over the top. I know a lot of women read this blog, maybe some kids, OK, you've got the picture. As for Evelyn, I have said much in the past, but for me, she is the biggest hypocrite in the history of low carb and paleo blogging. She has so much to say re others weight and appearance, yet admits to being morbidly obese, the NSA is an open book compared to the way Evie hides her appearance. In short, her blog offers nothing to anyone of any use, it’s nothing more than 100% hate and ridicule 24/7 in my opinion. Her blogs offers no encouragement to others, she offers not a shred of personal success. So what do these three have in common?
At the moment they are all promoting books. All pushing the boundaries of stupidity to the limit. Anyone that reads this blog, knows we have been saying for years good natural fats promote good health. Butter is a natural fat and has been eaten for thousands of years, it is infinitely a better food than margarine, even Unilever have thrown in the towel against butter, and are looking to dump their margarine business. That being said, eating whole packs of butter in one meal is ridiculous. I am not saying this is a health hazard, but come on, what sort of image does that portray to a new recruit, or someone considering a low carb high fat lifestyle ? We have also said for years. replace the carbs you have dropped, with healthy fats rather than protein. This is good advice for many reasons that I won’t detail in this post. Richard has pulled some crazy stunts in the past. The ultra high milk diet, the high spuds diet you name it, these days resistant starch is the new way to eternal life and good health. Anyone remember the no soap or deodorant craze he went through? I can understand wanting to eat like a cave man, but smelling like one seemed a bit over the top to me.
So there we have it, if you you want to flog books and make money from your blog, it’s no good tapping people on the shoulder and saying 'I say old chap', no, you have to hit them on the head with a bat and pull all sorts of crazy stunts. Over the years, I have turned down many offers to advertise on our sites, don’t get me wrong, I have a price. If I thought Graham and myself could be cruising around in top of the range Mercs, swilling fine wine and getting rich, I would have said yes to every offer that ever came in. It does not work that way, to earn a lot of money from books, you have to sell an awful lot of books, for these three that ain't gonna happen. So, why these people are selling their arses for next to nothing is beyond me.
Welcome to the crazy world of diabetes, low carb and paleo.