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

Team Diet Doctor

Transformations

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

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Comments

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721 Comments

  1. Alice,
    Done.
  2. It seems you've already taken care of that – no more action needed.
  3. Francine
    i am a 29 year old woman and I've struggled with my weight my whole life. The only way I lose weight and keep it off is by exercising 45min in the morning and at night and eating perfectly. I started LCHF in August 2015 and gained 7lbs and can't seem to lose it. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have 35% cream in my coffee, cook with butter and coconut oil, eat limited amounts of vegetables. Don't eat the foods that are not allowed. My doctor is now having my thyroid checked. any advice? Am I possibly eating too much protein?
    Reply: #704
  4. Hi Francine!

    Have you read our guide "How to lose weight"?
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

    i am a 29 year old woman and I've struggled with my weight my whole life. The only way I lose weight and keep it off is by exercising 45min in the morning and at night and eating perfectly. I started LCHF in August 2015 and gained 7lbs and can't seem to lose it. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have 35% cream in my coffee, cook with butter and coconut oil, eat limited amounts of vegetables. Don't eat the foods that are not allowed. My doctor is now having my thyroid checked. any advice? Am I possibly eating too much protein?

  5. Alex
    Can someone please tell me where Pumpkin fits into the LCHF Lifestyle? It doesn't seem to be given a mention! Technically it's a vine grown FRUIT. Would love to know. Thanks
  6. Cameron
    I would like to see more information about measuring ketones. Blood, breath and urine.
  7. Curtis Browning
    I am checking to see if you have an affiliate program. I have been using some of Dr Fongs suggestions to help with my kidney disease.

    Thanks

    Curtis

  8. Jon
    Hi Dennis,
    I was going thru some of the older comments and saw that you'd done an app on LCHF food. Without buying the app the impression I get from the pics of your app in iTunes is that you are mixing up calories (which are totally unimportant in LCHF) and carb counts, which are essential. This was early 2014 so it maybe sorted out by now..
    Jon
  9. GEOFFREY SHIELDS
    Inspiring recepes for an occasional cook. I will make my first attempt this evening with the egg pizza, vegetarian version. However, I am very dubious about olive and high temperature cooking. The belief over here (UK) is that there could be carcinogenic effects. Rapeseed oil is preferred.
  10. Mark
    Hi I have attained my required weighth and now wish to keep following LCHF diet but am losing wheight still. Can you please direct me to links or advise best way to stop loosing weight.
    Kind regards
    Reply: #716
  11. Katie
    I like this website and the diet tips, keep it up!
  12. Rachael Binder
    Hello,
    I have started and am very interested in learning more about the LCHF lifestyle. Is LCHF the same as a low carb lifestyle? I have been reading a lot on line, and I know that can really confuse a person, and have read that low carb should also be low protein. Is that also true for LCHF? I think maybe I have been reading too much conflicting information about different low carb plans.
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  13. Christian
    Hello, I hope this is the right pleace sharing my findings?
    I started the LCHF last November. I find this site so exiting and very informative. Learning about new way to keep your health on a good level and changing the lifestye. Furthermore its challenging to convince the family what you are doing since all of them living eating the traditional HCLF - High carb low fat! The good experience is fantastic sleep and no problem with heartburn anymore.
    I would like to share some problem or question I have and Iam facing. Weight loss is in my opinon not possible. Since two weeks even on very low carb <20 g/day. I came just from 98 down to 96 kg, I guess this is just water which I've lost. I checking my food and fat using the fddb diary to control it to some extend.
    Any tips to start the weight loss running.

    Since to weeks I am really try to understand my body more doing LCHF on very low carbs. I measure my boodsugar twice a day and also the keto values once a day. There is a big question as a beginner and maybe someone can give me some tips. Iam not so experienced evalute the blood sugar values that good. One expample Keto value is at 1.1 and bloodsugar is at 74 mg/dl. The values are since a week in the range of blood sugar 74- 98 mg/dl and the keto values arround 0,7 - 1.1. Is there a critical value of blood sugar to go down?

    Thanks for tips and looking forward for your replies.

    Christian

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  14. Hi Christian!

    Your blood values will go down a bit when you are in ketosis, it's not much more exciting than that I think. 🙂 There will be no extreme changes.

  15. Hi Rachael!

    Please read our beginners guide, it's worth the time spent! 🙂

    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb

    Hello, I have started and am very interested in learning more about the LCHF lifestyle. Is LCHF the same as a low carb lifestyle? I have been reading a lot on line, and I know that can really confuse a person, and have read that low carb should also be low protein. Is that also true for LCHF? I think maybe I have been reading too much conflicting information about different low carb plans.

  16. Hi!
    Normally it's easy to go up in weight. Do the opposite way around compared to when you would like to loose weight. Eat a bit more than needed to feel satisfied and don't skip meals ... or do some snacking, why not have some nuts every now and then. 🙂

    Hi I have attained my required weighth and now wish to keep following LCHF diet but am losing wheight still. Can you please direct me to links or advise best way to stop loosing weight. Kind regards

  17. Laquita
    This Sunday is Mother's Day and I would like to eat apple pie and ice-cream. I've done well for weeks. But how will this effect My Ketosis Levels? Your feedback is vital. Thanks
    Reply: #718
  18. Hi Laquita!

    You will most probably leave ketosis and it will take some days to get back again.

    This Sunday is Mother's Day and I would like to eat apple pie and ice-cream. I've done well for weeks. But how will this effect My Ketosis Levels? Your feedback is vital. Thanks

  19. Peder
    Reply: #720
  20. Hi!

    DietDoctor has written about resistent starch here:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/potato-starch-lchf-resistant-starch

    I read an article; https://www.yahoo.com/news/eat-carb-won-t-gain-160405715.html?nhp=1Pls comment.Best Regards

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  22. Dan
    I am 72 and have gone from 218 Lbs. to 163 Lbs. I a period of less than one year.

    I have more energy, able to play 18 holes of golf without tiring as opposed to 9 - 12 holes.. I weight 172 in 1964 when I married my fantastic wife. I am diabetic and have done from over 200 units of insulin to between 20 - 40 units per day.

    My physician recommended I look up Dr. J. Fung and found him to help my situation.

    My question: wife now has stage 3 renal disease . Does LCHF diet help or hurt. Her physician recommends high carb low protein .

    Thanks.

    My

    Reply: #723
  23. Hi Dan!

    Great that the diet works for you! 🙂

    If you are a member please state your question to Dr Fung here:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/member/ask-dr-jason-fung

    I am 72 and have gone from 218 Lbs. to 163 Lbs. I a period of less than one year.I have more energy, able to play 18 holes of golf without tiring as opposed to 9 - 12 holes.. I weight 172 in 1964 when I married my fantastic wife. I am diabetic and have done from over 200 units of insulin to between 20 - 40 units per day.My physician recommended I look up Dr. J. Fung and found him to help my situation.My question: wife now has stage 3 renal disease . Does LCHF diet help or hurt. Her physician recommends high carb low protein .Thanks.My

  24. Rachel
    Can it take a while before feeling full and naturally eating less? My husband has started lchf (couple of weeks ago) and aiming to eat within an 8 hour time frame. He's very heavy, t2 diabetic and sugars quite high. He eats a lot (easily up to 4000 cals) and still seems to be hungry. I aim for 85% fat, but find it difficult to get there, and try to keep carbs down to 5%.
  25. Kim
    Have you thought about starting a Pinterest account? Just a thought...It's so much easier to save and see things again on that website.
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  27. Jess Dudley
    Hi!
    You recently ran my success story here and it's brought so many people to my blog, Findyourfood.org as well as our Facebook Group Find Your Food. I wanted to share that this is really touching people's lives.

    One gal wrote today: (Ermine Poort) "Definitely an inspiration! I have been on this 'diet' since this april 11 and I am convinced that this is the way to eat. I never had a carb addiction, and never have been more than 10/20 kilos overweight. But always those 10 extra next to I packing on inch after inch per year. Now I am 50, and I have found this road, where I was heading for already before finding it. (I ate 70% chocolate in the morning since a long time- in my opinion the best fat bomb of all, 85% chocolate, did eat not so much carbs, always fresh cooking;)) But more and more radical my change became, after reading Jimmy Moore and the wonderful cookbook by ao Tim Oakes. And so I started, eating more fat, very little carbs. Mr Moore writes it so well, and I did found at the second read about the lesser protein, but still, he is a guy, not a woman in her menopause. My weight didn't budge. And so I peddled on (I felt a lot less happy as this sounds;)), looking at video's and websites. And there you were, at Dietdoctor.com, and you told 'my' story. About the fat not going anywhere, and what you said struck me, you said that you thought your weightloss-train had passed and that it wasn't possible to loose it, due to your age. But then, you did loose the weight! At your blog I learned about the journaling of your food and how that helped you. So I have started recording. I am now on MFP, recording since 5 days, and guess what? My weight is finally moving! And my god, it's so empowering. I never could do the calorie counting thing, or any other diet for that matter. But now, it's magic. I have lowered especially my fat intake, but that's still around 70% of the total. This control is truly what I have been looking for all my life. And it humbles me and makes me so happy that I can teach my daughter later. Because even though, maybe I never was too overweight, I have always felt it, and the fact that I just couldn't get it down was truly a dark thing in my life. And now, that's gone! I feel great! Energised! I even worked out this morning, after a long a time ago that was! Thank you, Jess, for holding my hand when I stepped over." heart emoticon

    Thank you for REAL stories by REAL people. People who not only change their lives but then turn to help others! What you are doing is profoundly helping others!

  28. Marilyn
    Thank you for this great website and all the excellent information.

    I would like to make a suggestion.

    There is so much great information that it is often difficult to find what I want. Could a search box be put in? An example is that I am participating in the 2 week challenge. I wanted to get the menu for yesterday and could not find the challenge anywhere. Today I accessed it only as I received a mail about what to do on Day 1. Its very cumbersome this way.

    I also have been enjoying the lectures by Stephen Phinney but each time I want to hear another I have to search though pages and page till I hit it by chance.

    Thank you so much!

  29. Gazelle
    Wow- thanks for the updates on what goes on behind the scenes. This is really fun to watch. I had visions of Andreas hunched over a computer day and night reading blogs- you guys have really evolved. I didn't even know there was an "about" page so I'm going to go and read the whole thing now. Thank you for the changes you are making in the world. And - oh my gosh- Dr Jason Fung is a fantastic presenter.
  30. Gregory
    Hey Dr. This needs to be linked with your comments and Assessment. Looking like more extreme advice for no other reason than billing insurance companies.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/specialists-call-gastric-surgery-standard-...

  31. Eduardo
    I just read this article from the New York Times.
    It's about cancer, but it has a surprising (and terrifying connection) with blood glucose and insulin.

    You might want to check it out.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/magazine/warburg-effect-an-old-idea...

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