About Diet Doctor

My name is Andreas Eenfeldt and I am a Swedish medical doctor specialized in family medicine. I want to find out how to get as healthy as possible using natural methods such as diet, exercise and perhaps a supplement (vitamin D) or two.

The idea to eat less fat and less saturated fat was certainly a mistake. Inadvertently that advice may be the biggest reason behind the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. More and more people realize this. It’s time for a health revolution.

This blog is a place to learn about this for free. Do you want real food, better health and weight loss without hunger?

LCHF for beginners

More

Read an interview with me from the Swedish LCHF-magazine, translated into English: page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4.

Contact

andreas@dietdoctor.com

Swedish blog

www.Kostdoktorn.se (Read it translated by Google)

The Food Revolution

This talk by me 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).
  • Learn more. These blogs are a good place to start, and there are some excellent books (1, 2, 3) on the subject.
  • 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 and the talk on YouTube above. You may also use anything you find on this page in whatever way you like.
  • Do you have any other ideas? Please tell me in the comments below.
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463 Comments

  1. erdoke
    It's an obviously automatic listing from other blogs. Even on the other blog in question it is a weekend recommendation for news of interest.
    No comments from my side regarding the content, as it has nothing to do with the subject of this site.
  2. Jen
    Hi I am hoping that someone out there can explain why this could be happening.
    I have been enjoying a LCHF diet for about 12 months now & love it. I had been loosing weight slowly and steadily, but recently it has stalled and even more concerning to me is that my fasting Glucose level has risen to around & above 110 (6.2).
    My NON fasting glucose levels throughout the day are well and truly in the normal range even on the low side of normal). It is only the morning FGL. Would someone know why this could be happening?
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  3. erdoke
    Jen,
    We should know more about what, how much and when you eat to be able to come up with useful recommendations. My initial guess is that your glucose production in the liver, kidneys and gut works really well. Maybe reducing glycogenic proteins in the diet is a good solution, but adding some slow absorbing carbs might be an alternative.
    Reply: #456
  4. Zepp
    Its probably "dawn phenomenon"!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisol_awakening_response

    Its a part of our cirkadian system.. that make extra energy for you to wake up full of energy.

    Reply: #455
  5. Jen
    Hi Zepp, thanks for your reply.

    I found the wikipedia article you sent really interesting. But what I didn't understand is why it should start being a higher FGL after all this time? I am an early riser (around 6am) so this could also be a factor.

    My cholesterol levels are better than they have ever been with my HDL around 85 mg/dl and my Trigs around 58. So overall I am happy with my progress it was only my morning glucose level rising that was concerning me. But thanks again for your response and help.

  6. Jen
    Hi Erdoke, Thanks for your reply & comment.

    If I have sent 2 replies to your comments, apologies for this - I am new to this so site and posting comments like this - Anyhow...

    My main meal of the day is in the evenings so this is the largest meal of the day. I started counting my carbs - & looks like they are around 20 grams per day or a little less.

    I cant say exactly how much my protein intake is but its larger than my fist size so maybe this is a little larger than it should be. I love my fat especially butter and dairy cream. Perhaps too much dairy cream isnt helping too much either? do you think thick cream could make it higher?

    Its just wonderful to be able to finally eat this way guilt free especially after spending almost a lifetime trying to eat the so called 'right foods' & staying away from so called 'fatty foods' - I think I am making up for lost time!!

    The most important thing is that I am not making myself diabetic eating this way! Thanks for your helpful & informative comments, especially your comment ''My initial guess is that your glucose production in the liver, kidneys and gut works really well.'' I will read up about this glucose production to help understand it all a little better. Thanks & greatly appreciated.

    Reply: #457
  7. erdoke
    Hi Jen,
    At the beginning I found it useful to enter my daily meals into a mobile app such as MyFitnessPal, so that I was able to see how much carbs, protein and fat I was consuming. I didn't give a damn about calories... It turned out that fat was a bit low and protein a bit too high.
    If you follow an average lifestyle, i.e. moderate exercise and a lot of sitting throughout the day, protein intake should not be higher than 1.5 g per lean body weight. Also, if you are not diabetic or severely overweight carbs are not necessary to be kept extremely low. You do have a certain daily glucose need and it does no harm if not all of this is created by your body, but some or even all is taken with your meals.
    This generation of glucose is called gluconeogenesis and occurs in the previously mentioned organs. "Raw material" can be glycerol, lactic acid, some amino acids and also certain intermediates of the Krebs cycle.
  8. Jackie
    Look how they get around sugar eating... http://www.aquafresh.co.uk/sugar-acid-qa/
  9. Martin
    Obesity is being blamed for a variety of cancers and the advice offered is to keep eating the same diet that has not worked for the past 50 years.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28779493

  10. Karin
    I want to try the LCHF diet for health reasons as I deal with pancreatic cancer (I am not diabetic) and my husband with multiple sensitivities, some of which I hope would be resolved with this diet. However, my husband is allergic to milk protein and instead we use soy, almond and/or coconut milk. Are these acceptable substitutes for dairy milk, cream and butter? Please discuss each of these substitutes as I suspect there are some significant differences. Thank you for any help.
    Reply: #461
  11. Zepp
    Skip all soy if you dont ferment it your self.. but its still full of hormone like substanses.. and goitrogens.

    You know.. beside ketogenic diets or low carb.. those are for lowering glycemic load.. there are others to think about and that is other nutrients.

    Milk is for mamal child to grow and put on weight.. let those have it.

    And its healty no doubt about it.. but if one dont need to grow and put on weigt one dont need it.

    You need some fat, go for coconut oil, olive oil and other good edible oils.

  12. Jim
    Please explain what changes are required as your weight gets to it's natural amount. Do you now need to eat more to make up for what was being supplied by body fat? How do you reach that balance. Thanks.
    Reply: #463
  13. Zepp
    If one is healty ones apetite rises.. one eat more!

    You got an buildt in calorie counter, its your apetite.. its only demand is that you eat food its designed for, by the evolution.

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