About Diet Doctor

About Diet Doctor

Regaining health in a sick world requires thinking and acting differently. It requires trusting not in corporate propaganda or old misinformation, but in nature. In the power of your own body to return to its natural state, given the right environment.

Our mission is to find the truth about health and supply tools for those who want to free themselves. Thus empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

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We invite you to join us in this defining struggle for the future. There’s a great conflict in the world, and it will determine our destiny and the lives of the people we love.

Quick facts about Diet Doctor

  • Founded in 2011, after Swedish beginnings in 2007. Learn more
  • Mission: Empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.
  • Fast-growing, now 7 employees and about 20 freelancers, moderators and partners.
  • Over 2 million visits per month.
  • No money from industry, no products for sale, no ads.
  • Funded by the people – over 14,400 members.
  • Free (membership optional).

A broken world

Something is badly wrong. While the prosperity of the world has never been higher, people are suffering. More and more people – the majority in the Western world – are obese or overweight, and a large proportion are on prescription drugs every day for the rest of their lives.

Every year new people add to the sad statistics. As we get ever richer as a society our health appears to decline. Why is this?

People feel guilt and shame, like if the excess weight, hunger and tiredness was their fault, a moral failing. They count their calories and attempt to eat less food and exercise more, but it’s not working. If only they had more willpower.

Diabetes type 2 – a new epidemic in the history of humankind – will soon reach 500 million people. The death toll will be immense, as will the armies of people suffering the consequences: blindness, dementia, heart disease, cancer. This new disease is considered incurable and the treatment is daily drugs to reduce the symptoms. There is no cure, expert say.

Obesity – another new epidemic soon affecting half the population – is considered almost as incurable. The only effective treatment is said to be bariatric surgery, i.e. surgically removing parts of healthy organs. An operation with a significant risk of resulting in life-long misery and sometimes even death. And a year after surgery the excess weight usually starts returning.

What’s even worse, epidemics of obesity and diabetes are the tip of the iceberg. As these problems spread across the world other diseases soon follow: heart disease, cancer, eating disorders and food addiction, high blood pressure, ADHD, depression and on and on.

Experts still trumpet eating less and exercising more to slow down the epidemics. But that’s what we’ve been saying for 30 years, while the problem has exploded. It’s not working.

It may be even worse. The problem really started to get bad in the early 80s, just when we were told to eat “healthily”, just when the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, and then copied around the world. That’s when the epidemic started.

Possibilities and what’s holding us back

Something is very wrong in the world today. Our bodies are made to stay healthy through our lives, and supply us with the energy to reach our goals and our potential. We can absolutely return to this natural state. With the resources the world has today there should be no stopping us.

This is not about a lack of willpower. You already have all the willpower you’ll ever need.

Imagine a world where all people can feel good in their bodies again, where all kids can run and play without catching their breath every few steps, where there’s no need for mass pill popping, a nation no longer on drugs, where nobody is obsessively counting calories to starve themselves. Where health is normal again. Where we can reach our potential and care for each other. Where we use our willpower for higher purposes, together shaping a better world for our children.

Much of what we need to get there is already known. But it’s not that simple. The food industry profits from selling cheap, low-fat, highly processed, nutritionally depleted and addictive food. And we’re advised to eat at least every three hours. The pharmacological industry profits by selling daily medications to temporarily reduce the symptoms of all the diseases caused by the food.

Junk-to-Drugs

These are trillion dollar industries. There’s a lot of money to be made keeping you sick.

The truth is obscured by corporate propaganda, companies selling junk food and pills, using lies, to the benefit of their shareholders, but to the detriment of humanity. It’s obscured by government ineptitude, allowing corporations to rule via armies of high-payed lobbyists, while relying on old experts who are often stuck in failed preconceptions, unable to update their thinking. That is, if the experts are not simply funded by corporations too.

Just as an example, it was recently exposed how Coca-Cola spend tens of millions of dollars buying the loyalty of government health experts and scientists as well as high-profile bloggers and personal trainers. To not mention the dangers of drinking sugar. To keep quiet about it. That’s the reality behind their slogan about “open happiness” and billions of dollars of feel-good advertising. How is obesity, disease and lies the road to happiness?

It may seem impossible to change this. What can one person do? Not much. But together, using modern tools… if we have the will, we can change anything.

Towards the solution

What would you do if there was a clear way to make the world a better place?

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Most of the truth we need is already out there, it is already known, many are already using it with fantastic results. What’s needed is to find this truth and make it as simple as possible to use. To empower people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

This can’t be achieved using old thinking, we’ll have to question everything. And it can’t be achieved by selling a magic product, a pill or a packaged food product or by financing from the corporations who are profiting from the status quo. That’s the thinking that got us into this mess.

Here at Diet Doctor we want to be a part of the solution. That’s why we’ve decided to take no money from industry, sell no food, no supplements, no other products and to have no ads.

Instead we’re fully funded by the people, via an optional membership (free trial available).

Everything necessary we give away for free to the world, even without signing up. We’re focusing on free simple guides, recipes and step-by-step plans, providing everything you need to lose weight without hunger or to cure diabetes type 2.

Welcome to Diet Doctor. Let us tell you more about reality and some of the misconceptions that stop people from achieving health and happiness.

The solution

The solution to the obesity and diabetes epidemics already exists. It’s very simple:

LCHF Food

That’s basically it. Although there are details too: if you want to lose weight effortlessly or improve your diabetes you should probably make a special effort to drastically reduce the carbohydrates, especially sugar and processed starch (like flour).

Natural fat, like butter? Eating that is fine. Red meat? That’s fine too. Calories? That’s just another, bizarre, name for food. Eating real food is perfectly fine, as long as you are hungry. Counting calories and ignoring your hunger is an eating disorder.

Exercise? That’s great for your health and well-being, but it’s never going to make you thin. You cannot outrun a bad diet.

There’s only one long-term solution that is truly effective. Eat real food, when you are hungry.

Why change is so slow

So if the problem is so huge, and the solution already exists – why is the problem not solved already?

TIME: Eat ButterBecause of inertia, old dogma and vested interests. Primarily it’s just hard for us humans to change our minds. It takes time.

The mistaken fear of natural fat is still just about alive, like some kind of half-dead zombie – even though modern science has thoroughly disproven it. The magazine TIME even put this fact on their cover in 2014. Fearing natural fat leads to even more high-carb, high-sugar junk food – so it’s been a really bad idea.

There is also massive money to be made from the status quo. The entire food and pharmaceutical industries depend on it, and they employ armies of lobbyists and even researchers.

The food industry wants to divert the blame from their own bad food (the real problem) to their consumers. Thus their emphasis on calorie counting, “personal responsibility” and exercise.

The pharmacological industry does not want people to get well. It’s easy to understand why. That would put them out of business.

The government would love to improve the health of the people, but official agencies move slowly and they are easy prey for trained lobbyists and influencers. Just look at Michelle Obama’s sadly failed “Let’s Move” campaign. As soon as the junk-food industry got involved it all turned into empty pep talk, with no real change that anybody truly believes in.

Bringing the solution to the people

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As no solution is coming from the top, it can only come from the bottom, from people like you and me. And it will, because nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

The Diet Doctor organization wants to speed this process up and we have a plan to do it. We want to make it much simpler to understand and get inspired to revolutionize your health. And then for you to help other people – your friends, family, etc. – to revolutionize their health.

Then the cycle can repeat, at ever greater scale.

Use the menu at the top of the page to find our best guides. And don’t forget to sign up for our free weekly newsletter. If you do it now you also get access to a free video course on eating a low-carb high-fat diet.

Contact

Direct support questions about the membership, newsletter etc. to support@dietdoctor.com (answer within 24 hours)

If you want to contact me send an email to andreas@dietdoctor.com. Please note that I still manage to read all my emails but have limited time to answer – and I can not give personal medical advice about diet or health over email.

The Food Revolution

This talk from 2016 summarizes the ongoing revolution. How we realize old mistakes and the most effective way to improve our health and weight.

Possibilities

Do you want to help change the world? There are many things you can do. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be a positive example and inspire the people around you (answering their questions is more effective than trying to persuade someone who isn’t ready).
  • How do you become a positive example? Check out our guides like How to Lose Weight or How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2.
  • Do you just want to get started on low carb right away? Take The Two-Week Low-Carb Challenge – it contains everything you need.
  • Learn more. Check out or member site – free trial available – with a wealth of video courses, concrete expert interviews and Q&As, presentations and movies.
  • Consider supporting the Diet Doctor organization with a long-term membership at $9 per month. Our members supports our fast-growing organization with now seven employees and many freelancers, allowing us to stay completely independent and show no ads and sell no products.
  • Teach others: Comment on blogs and discussion forums and in papers, start a blog yourself, prepare a lecture, talk to your doctor.
  • Feel free to spread the link to dietdoctor.com. You may also use anything you find on this site in whatever way you like, if you mention the origin of it.
  • Do you have any other ideas? Please tell us in the comments below.

Learn more

Read about the Diet Doctor story so far

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Transformations

These are all people who transformed their lives using low carb. Click any image to read their stories:

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  1. Joseph
    What about "deep-frying" as a food preparation technique?
    Often there are wheat batters in recipe's; but that is not what I want to do.
    There are numerous warnings in the health-care knowledge communications in Canada, at least, that deep frying is a bad technique. Grape seed oil is very good for high temperature frying. But I would like to know if the very technique of deep frying is going to change the bio-chemical structure to a compound that is toxic. Say, deep fried frogs legs in an egg and almond meal batter. Will the resulting crispy surface on the food actually be carcinogous, or was that medical conclusion arrived at to increase paranoia about eating fat, and foods prepared in fat?
  2. Zepp
    Well.. I can tell you that all cocking do alter the chemical structure in food, thats the meaning with cocking!

    And there gonna be som toxic and canceriogenic compounds in that termic and chemical proces.

    And on top of that, indgestion and metabolite food does do the same.. its always gonna be toxic and cancerogenic metabolits in normal human metabolic processes.

    So what to do.. no cocking and eating foods is not an alternative?

    Its more likely that our bodys is capabel to take care of and excret those substanses our body is use of since the evolution.

    Deep frying is not bader then others, its more of to know how to do, and not overdo.. but thats goes for all other preparation metods to.

  3. wow
    Zepp, wow cocking is different than cooking.
  4. judie
    Doc,
    Still waiting since June for a response...
    Thanks
    Judie
  5. Zepp
    Sorry for that!
  6. JAUS
    Zepp has dyslexia. He spells wrong in Swedish too, all the time.
  7. Just wish to say your article is as surprising. The clearness on your put up is simply nice and that i could suppose you are knowledgeable on this subject. Fine together with your permission let me to grasp your RSS feed to stay up to date with approaching post. Thank you 1,000,000 and please keep up the rewarding work.
  8. FrankG
    I know you take great care in your English blog Andreas, and your English is far more impressive than my Swedish is ever likely to be be!

    I thought that you (and perhaps other English-speaking Scandiwegians here) might care to try the many challenges presented in this poem by G. Nolst Trenité...

    http://spelling.wordpress.com/2007/09/05/english-pronunciation/

    Dearest creature in creation,
    Study English pronunciation.
    I will teach you in my verse
    Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
    I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
    Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
    Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
    So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
    Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
    Dies and diet, lord and word,
    Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
    (Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
    Now I surely will not plague you
    With such words as plaque and ague.
    But be careful how you speak:
    Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
    Cloven, oven, how and low,
    Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
    Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
    Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
    Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
    Exiles, similes, and reviles;
    Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
    Solar, mica, war and far;
    One, anemone, Balmoral,
    Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
    Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
    Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
    Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
    Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
    Blood and flood are not like food,
    Nor is mould like should and would.
    Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
    Toward, to forward, to reward.
    And your pronunciation’s OK
    When you correctly say croquet,
    Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
    Friend and fiend, alive and live.
    Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
    And enamour rhyme with hammer.
    River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
    Doll and roll and some and home.
    Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
    Neither does devour with clangour.
    Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
    Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
    Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
    And then singer, ginger, linger,
    Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
    Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
    Query does not rhyme with very,
    Nor does fury sound like bury.
    Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
    Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
    Though the differences seem little,
    We say actual but victual.
    Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
    Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
    Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
    Dull, bull, and George ate late.
    Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
    Science, conscience, scientific.
    Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
    Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
    We say hallowed, but allowed,
    People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
    Mark the differences, moreover,
    Between mover, cover, clover;
    Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
    Chalice, but police and lice;
    Camel, constable, unstable,
    Principle, disciple, label.
    Petal, panel, and canal,
    Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
    Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
    Senator, spectator, mayor.
    Tour, but our and succour, four.
    Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
    Sea, idea, Korea, area,
    Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
    Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
    Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
    Compare alien with Italian,
    Dandelion and battalion.
    Sally with ally, yea, ye,
    Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
    Say aver, but ever, fever,
    Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
    Heron, granary, canary.
    Crevice and device and aerie.
    Face, but preface, not efface.
    Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
    Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
    Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
    Ear, but earn and wear and tear
    Do not rhyme with here but ere.
    Seven is right, but so is even,
    Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
    Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
    Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
    Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
    Is a paling stout and spikey?
    Won’t it make you lose your wits,
    Writing groats and saying grits?
    It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
    Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
    Islington and Isle of Wight,
    Housewife, verdict and indict.
    Finally, which rhymes with enough,
    Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
    Hiccough has the sound of cup.
    My advice is to give up!!!

    😉

  9. Patty
    Thank you so much for your presentation, it explains the benefits of the paleo diet simply and clearly with out loosing any of the complexity. I forwarded the link to my brother and sister who are both over weight and diabetic.

    In order to spread the word I am offering a free cooking class at my local grange sponsored by the Grange and farmers market. It will be called Cooking Against the Grain, an introduction to the paleo diet. Of course it will feature all the wonderful foods available through our local farms. My background is in cooking professionally so this is what I can share with my community. I will direct the participants to your site and the presentations at AHS.

  10. John Thorsell: Where in Australia are you opening your clinic?! My experience of only discussing low carb, and in particular high fat, diet/nutrition with aussies is an uphill battle!
  11. Mary
    Annelie

    I just did a search and JohnThorsell is associated with a Dr G’s weight loss centre somewhere in the Sydney area.

  12. This is to the doctor only, and not to be posted. Sorry! I could not find a contact email!

    Would you be interested in reviewing a new Paleo nutrition book (with some new twists) book by an award-winning author?

    If you post the review on amazon, as well as your site/ blog, it's great advertisement for your site.

    Book excerpt: http://www.helium.com/items/2228891-is-a-vegetarian-diet-healthier
    (also Look Inside at amazon link below)
    We are seeking reviewers for a new health book by an award-winning author.
    Let us know if interested and a copy will be sent to you upon request. ---ALSO OPEN TO BOOK GIVEAWAYS, BLOG POSTS, INTERVIEWS, CONTESTS, ETC.
    Announcing the Release of a New Book that Exposes Vegetarian Myths: Beyond Broccoli, Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn't Work
    Before and after writing the award winning book The Live Food Factor, I was a raw vegan for six years, and I mean 99% vegan, and 90 to 100% raw. My only cheat from veganism was an occasional raw egg yolk, a bit of raw goat cheese, or some raw ice cream once every month or two. But I was getting deficiencies. I began to exhibit health issues such as deficiencies in B12, memory problems, muscle tissue loss, bloatedness, irritability, cravings, weight gain, and more.
    I consulted with Dr. Stanley Bass, who led me to conclude that it was a lack of vital nutrients found only in animal products that were causing the problems. He prompted me to read dozens of books, going down the rabbit hole of nutritional knowledge and leading me to the shocking conclusion that we evolved eating animal products—and a few of us have adapted to a vegetarian or vegan diet (not the other way around, as many in the “veg”movement suppose). This led to my next book, Beyond Broccoli, Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn't Work. Dr. Stanley Bass, ND, DC, PhC, PhD, DO, DSc, DD, who has over 50 years of clinical experience with raw vegan and nonvegan diet counseling, wrote a foreword to my book.
    As far as I am concerned, “raw is law.” There is no healthier way to eat than a mostly raw food diet. But I often lightly steam my meat as I don’t like the raw taste of most meats. Light cooking avoids the toxic byproducts. I eat raw egg yolks, but boil the whites a couple of minutes. So I now eat about 80% raw—finding it especially difficult to be 95% raw now that I live in Ecuador, where I can’t get the raw goodies and even raw nuts that I consumed in California. But 80% is that critical cutoff point for avoiding disease. Most important—I do not eat a lot of meat. Three to four ounces a day is enough. And oily small fish are the most critical.
    My new book discusses the urgency in avoiding factory farmed animals for health and moral reasons. It also discusses vegetarian myths, how weight loss is easier with a nonvegan diet, why the human brain has shrunk 11% in the past 11,000 years, man’s dietary history, how the vegan diet may affect the brain and emotions unless carefully planned, critical nutrients found only in animal products, how it is possible for some to adapt to a “veg” diet, dangers of soy, how to eat raw meat safely, flaws in the China Study, different metabolic types, and much more. You can find the book on Amazon or request it at stores.
    Susan Schenck, LAc, is a raw food coach, lecturer, and author of the 2-time award winning book, The Live Food Factor, The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet, which has gained a reputation as the encyclopedia of the raw food diet—as well as Beyond Broccoli, Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn’t Work.
    The book Beyond Broccoli can be viewed on Amazon.com below.
    http://www.amazon.com/Broccoli-Creating-Biologically-Balanced-Vegetar...
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  13. I would like to use/link your video, The Food Revolution, on my blog.
    Is there someway I can get a copy of the initial image?
    caveman to fatman... ?

    I'd like to correlate it with a timeline to illustrate the amount of time spent between the pre industrial and the food changes that have occurred in the last 50 years.

    thanks for all the work & presentations you have done!!!
    Amy

  14. I love the "How Carbs Make You Fat" poster! It is simple and easy for anyone to understand. Is there a place where I can get that poster in a printed format for my clinic?

    Thank you for providing the information on your site.

  15. Andreas,

    Big fan of your work, research and activism. Do you need a research assistant? I have a graduate degree in library and information science and undergraduate degrees in history and education. Let me know if I can be of assistance.

    - Chris Krause

  16. O how difficult it is to impart new knowledge to others unless they are Sick! Raw food is the new way..but palatable we must make it, both in print and fact. Thanks and keep up the good work 🙂
  17. Thanks for sharing this article. Basically a good article that highlights some very essential points. However, emphasis on less carbs and genetic factors and evolution is very misleading. Most satisfying meal is that which is mostly made of carbs like rice, wheat etc. In fact from experience one can challenge that a plate or two of some preparation of rice or wheat is totally satiating to the palate even without any vegetables. Lack of time for evolution of genetic factors is not the reason for proper ingestion of carbs. Lifestyle is the reason. Look at the people who do hard manual labour but consume mostly rice or wheat and a little of vegetables. They have no obesity or cholesterol. Ofcourse the essence of the article is accurate. The problems are for people with sedentary lifestyle. Such people have to forcibly cut down on rice etc (carbs) and replace with veg and fruits. But most people with sedentary lifestyle cannot afford the cost of vegetables and fruits for full replacement. So the Governments have to find ways to increase the cultivation of vegetables and fruits so that the cost decreases because the cost of progress is the increase in the number of people with sedentary lifestyle. Whether they contribute to economy or not is another matter. 200 gms of rice is enough for one person and costs rs.6 but the same quantity of apple costs rs.40.
  18. Andy
    I have been on low carb high fat since 1991. When doctors would push back I just ignored what they said because what I was doing felt good. Since then I have found many doctors who agree with me and may be available on line. They have discovered many things and it helps to read what they say. Start with Dr Bernstein's Diebetic Solution, Dr Attia and Mr Gary Taubes who are starting an organization in LA, Dr Eades Protein Power.

    I have not sought weight reduction but overall health. Have you heard that when you stuff yourself the small intestines can be stretched releasing glucose from protein? Thats a bigee. So I practice portion control as well as high fat and low carb. I consume most of my carbs in thhe morning meal; mostly leafy vegies like spinach. Later in the day I go to all meat, though never more than can be held in my cupped hands or a rice bowl. Sometimes I have 6 meals a day and other times only two or three.

  19. Hi there I love youre work! I've started LCHF and I love it! Tts been an enormous mental shift though and I'm still processing it but I feel great.

    About 6 months ago I had blood tests done that showed I was now allergic to: wheat, soya, peanuts, oranges and tomatoes. I've never had these allergies before and seem to have aquired/provoked them.

    Since this dicovery I've battled to eat 'healthy' (fruits, veggies, low GI carbs and low fat ). Since I started researching LCHF and then tried it out I've felt strong, healthy and happier than ever.

  20. Violeta A.
    Hi there,

    I'm very happy to have found your website and am following it quite closely - great stuff :-))) The switch to LCHF is relatively new for me, have been trying it on and off for a few months now. I am able to keep the carbs in control most of the time but every now and then I feel like I need something sweet. But even then I definitely don't go overboard as I used to. I suppose my body is still adjusting to the new regimen.

    One thing I've noticed, however, which is causing me some uncomfort every now and again, is that I often feel constipated when I am very strict with the LC. I usually have 1-2 tbl. spoons of coconut oil with my coffee every morning but this does not seem to help much. Is this a commont problem for LCHF beginners and how can it be overcome?

  21. Zepp
    Violeta.. I do think humans are born with cravings for sweets.. probably some survival thing.. sweets probably newer was comon for our ancestors.. so its probably is a good thing to eat it all before some monkeys came and eat it.

    Constipation is a comon beginners problem.. there is not that much waist to exkret, and your gut have to adapt to that.. and your mind to.

    One have to take that to consideration, and not go to far befor one do someting about it.

    There is some home cures that can help.. magnesium, psylium husk, whole flax seeds and others.

  22. Violeta A.
    Thanks, Zepp, for the advice. I am usually not too worried about the constipation issue when it happens and normally am quite patient for it to resolve by itself as it always does, eventually. Next time it happens I may try one of the home cures you suggest.

    As an afterthought of my post, it occurred to me that indeed I might be additionally aggravating the problem with not being strict with the low carbs all the time. This way I am forcing my body to adapt yet again after each higher carbs incident. I will try to have 4-6 weeks of consistent low carbing in order to have a better chance of complete adaptation.

    As for the sweets, I have to say that I have never had a sweet tooth but I like my fruits and pasta. These have been the most difficult for me to eliminate from my diet. Ah, and bread, of course, how could I forget. I think for me it was the grains that created an addiction rather than the sugar.

    I can still eat one apple and not want anything else sweet but if start eating bread I cannot stop myself. That's why I don't eat any of it any more. I did notice the withdrawal symptoms, though, for about two weeks after I quit grain cold turkey.

    Anyhow, just wanted to say again how glad I am to have found you guys out there. Most of my family members, friends and colleagues seem still to believe in the high carb/low fat concept. As far as I am concerned LCHF rules 🙂

  23. How does the Nordic Dief fit within the current context of LCHF becoming the new big Nordic DIet? Shouldn't it be called Old Nordic Diet instead?
  24. Karina
    Hello Diet Doctor,

    i'm living Low carb for 1,5 years now. A few months ago i found your video on YouTube and i was hooked to the idea of LCHF. It makes perfect sence to me and i use a lot more fat now than i used to. But i would really like to hear your opinion on the combination of LCHF and intermittent fasting. I live according to the fast-5 method, meaning that i have a time window of 5 hours within 24 hours. In those 5 hours i have two meals (usually breakfast and lunch) with a period of 19 hours fast. Once a week i have a 24 hour fast. I'm not doing this to lose wheigt since i don't have much of a weight problem, but I feel so much better than before. I would very much appreciate if you could share your thoughts on this subject.

    Thank you!

  25. Violeta A.
    As a beginner, I would like to ask how much maximum net carbs are recommended on a low-carb plan such as the LCHF? Can the benefits of such kind of regime be preserved even without entering in ketosis but significantly reducing the carbs, of course? Would be interested to hear your experiences. Thanks in advance for sharing.
  26. Zepp
    If you is a helty person you get all the healt benefits of eating real food skiping all junkfood and not beeing fat scared!

    LCHF is a ketogenic diet. but everyone dont need to be in ketosis, at least not the whole time, but the great ting is that you can thrive on less carbs!

    And there is not the ketosis that do all the benefits its of second importance!

    Ketosis only means that you eat less carbs then you body do needs for its emediate demands.

    Then it do make glucose and keton bodys, and shift to make fat as the predominant fuel.

    A keogenic diet is best for those how have problems like obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and other thats related to glucose metabolism.

    But perfect healty person can eat it as well, one get more stabile energy level over the day.

  27. Violeta A.
    Thanks, Zepp. I have been doing the LCHF on and off for a few months now and more consistently the last month. I am starting to feel the benefits after an initial adjustment period of a couple/few weeks. I don't know if I am in ketosis or not - that is why I asked the question if ketosis is essential in order to feel the benefits of LC. I now understand that it is not.
  28. Zepp
    I do think Chriss Kresser do explain it a lot in this;

    http://chriskresser.com/beyond-paleo-3

  29. Violeta A.
    Great link, Zepp, thanks. A while ago I came across Chriss's former blog - the healthy sceptic - and quite liked his approach, too.
  30. Alexandra M
    I'd like to see a thread where readers can post the bad nutrition advice that puts them at risk of self injury - from banging their heads on their keyboards! Things like this gem (from a Teaching Company course on nutrition):

    "Drink your cereal milk: Many of us discard the milk at the bottom of our cereal bowls. However, since many important vitamins and minerals are sprayed on cereal, you miss out on essential nutrients washed off by the milk when you do so.

    Control your calories: Contrary to popular belief, it is calorie counting and not dieting that is the lifelong solution to losing weight—and maintaining that loss.

    Watch out for "the shine": When eating out, watch out for salads, pastas, meats, and other dishes that appear to "shine." This usually means the food contains extra—and unnecessary—fats and oils."

    Or would that just be too depressing? 😉

  31. Jamie
    I've been working out on my new treadmill for going on 3 weeks now and have gained 3 lbs. Before this I was losing 1 lb. every other day. Now I am at a stand still and have only lost 12 lbs. What am I doing wrong? Help still have 48 lbs. more to lose!
  32. Alexandra M
    Depending on the intensity of your workouts, you could very well be gaining muscle which weighs more than fat. Are your clothes looser? Because that's a more important indicator than the scale.
  33. Zepp
    Hard traning make your muscles to swollen, its take up water in that process!

    You probably doing no wrong, thats how our bodys do react on exercise.

  34. Vinnie
    Hello Doctor,

    Thank you for your website. I'm excited to begin a LCHF diet. I have tried many different kinds of diets to minimal success and I'm hopeful that this one will help.

    My question is, do I need to reduce the amount of calories that I take in? I am a really large person and I know that you said to "eat everything that you can" but that's a lot of food for me. Would it be wise to reduce the amount a little bit as well as reduce my carbs?

  35. Zepp
    The main thought coming with LCHF is to swith food so as your body it self can adjuste your apetite.

    Try to get trough the induction period first, and try to listen to your bodys real demands of energy.

    Learn som new recepies, and try to mesure by eye how much you realy do need to stray unhungry till the next meal.

    The best thing in the long turn is if your body do feels hunger if it realy need it.. and there is seldom any good ide to eat when one not hungry.

  36. Alexandra M
    Vinnie - it doesn't say "eat everything that you can!"

    It says "eat all you like" of the good foods.

    BIG DIFFERENCE.

    As Zepp says, listen to your appetite. If you are prone to mindless eating or automatically cleaning your plate, it can be helpful to put a normal-size serving of something on a plate and tell yourself you can always come back for seconds if you're really still hungry. The key is to ask yourself that question. With LCHF most people find that the answer is "No."

    Good luck!

  37. Violeta A.
    Today is my one month LCHF anniversary 🙂 I think my body's still adjusting but I feel much better than the first two weeks. Appetite is more regular and controlled and even when I am hungry I don't become absolutely desperate for food. On some days I still eat a bit more carbs, though, such as a line of dark chocolate or a few starchy vegetables. But I definitely don't crave carbs. I have also noticed that I have become calmer, more clear-minded and less mood swings. I haven't lost much weight - only a couple of kilos give and take - which I guess is ok because I'm not really overweight. I didn't start this type of eating to lose weight but to gain health 🙂

    One question: next weekend I'm visiting my mother and I know that there will be some sweet treats. If I allow myself a piece of cake/day, for instance, but otherwise remain with my usual LCHF, will this totally screw up my results so far? I don't think my body has totally adjusted to the burning fats for fuel yet - I know it might take up to 6 weeks for the change to happen - so don't want to sabotage myself at this early stage. As I said, I have no cravings for sugar, so won't be tempted much, I guess, but just wondering.

  38. Maggan A
    Violeta A

    The worst thing that can happend is that you get cravings for moore sweetes (one leads to another) and other carbfoods wich you will have to use all of your willpower to resist for a couple of days. Fine if you can resist it - otherwise your in trouble.

    the second worse that can happend is that you put your weightloss on a halt for a couple of days.

  39. Jamie
    Yes Zepp and Alexandria, my clothes are fitting looser and I have started measuring my waist to see if I'm losing inches instead of weight. I have not changed my diet still eating my LCHF foods and don't crave any breads or sweets, which were my downfall. Will I start losing weight again. I want to lose another 48 lbs by December (my goal)
  40. Bill
    Hi all, thought I'd share this one with you!

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cheese-ad-restrictions-would-hit...

    It must be even worse in the UK, if their advertising code classifies diet cola as healthier than cheese....

    Bill

  41. Bill
    Perhaps we need some LCHF nursery rhymes to teach our kids:

    "Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
    Eating her curds and whey,
    Along came a spider,
    Who sat down beside her
    And said "have you lost weight today?".

    "Jack Sprat could eat no fat
    His wife could eat no lean
    And so betwixt the two of them
    They licked the platter clean.
    Jack ate all the lean,
    Joan ate all the fat.
    But Jack became obese
    and diabetic, fancy that!".

    Anyone got any more ?

    😉

  42. Joe
    Hello everyone!

    Can you buy the food revolution book printed in english?

  43. Zepp
    No not yet!

    But you can by other books from other leading LCHF advocates from Sweden and Norway!

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&...

  44. L.L.K
    Im following this to the T!!!
    My diet consists of meat and veggies and some fruit
    I snack on raw veggies fruit and nuts
    But im no losing weight and im constipated
    What gives???
    Am i doing something wrong?
    Should i find a new diet?
    Am i eating too much fat??
    Or protein??
    I really have no idea

    but thank you for listening

  45. Maggan A
    L.L.K

    I dont see any fat at all on your list of food...

    If you dont loose weight you shoud stop snacking on fruit and nuts. they contains quite a lot of carbs.

    For constipation is recommended 3-4 tablespoons of organic coconutoil/day. That will for shure get your system going, so dont eat it just before bedtime if you dont want to go to the toilet in middle of the night 😉

    Good luck 🙂

  46. Violeta A.
    @L.L.K.
    Indeed, try to avoid snacking as much as possible (by adding some additional fat to your mail meals - you can put some butter on your veggies, for instance). And if you do snack eat some fatty cheese, for instance, instead of fruit or/and nuts. If you are IS you may need to stop all fruit for some time in order to lose weight. After a few weeks without fruit you can start re-introducing some fruit, mainly berries and other not so sweet varieties.
    As for the constipation, as Maggan A. says, coconut oil is good, as well as magnesium supplementation. It takes some time for the organism to adapt to the new way of eating - speaking from personal experience it could be between 4-6 weeks.
  47. Miss Represented/Miss Treated
    I gave up on this diet, this website and this Doctor. Why? because the Dr. has given up on me, (he was my personal doctor)and weight watchers has a better support system and proven results after the induction and it it too expensive to stay on while living in any other country than USA.

    Boo to LCHF as a lifestyle, it is absurd.

    Shame on you Andreas for cutting all ties with me, remember the people in Sweden pay your salary....You don't pay ours, remember that.

    Without you I have lost more than 15kilos, thanks for nothing doctor.

  48. Would you be interested in The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory?

    http://www.kipublishing.info
    http://www.internationalrawfoodrestaurant.net

  49. Thank you, I have recently been seeking for facts about this subject matter for ages and this particular blog is the best I've discovered to date.
  50. Saw a news piece about a Swedish study linking low carb diet to high cholesterol levels.
    see link
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/06/11/low-carb-high-fat-chol...

    Any comments?

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