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Welcome to All That is New at Diet Doctor!

The wait is over. We finally get to show you what the Diet Doctor team has been working on so hard, for more than a year.

Just watch the short video above, then check it all out here:
 

Learn More and Try it for Free

 
I’m very excited about showing you all this, and I hope you’ll enjoy it a lot!

Feel free to leave any comment below and I’ll answer any questions you may have. Note that there are already answers to the most common questions.

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One Day Until Launch

In one more day we will launch the biggest new thing since we started the Diet Doctor blog four years ago.

It will be great to finally get to show it to you – and to the world.

Time for launch: 10 am PDT (US West Coast) – 1 pm EDT (US East Coast) – 6 pm in England7 pm in Sweden, South Africa and most of Europe.

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The Countdown Begins

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Big things are coming up and now the countdown begins. In four days [Saturday update: two days] we’ll launch the most significant new thing since we started Diet Doctor, back in 2011.

On Monday, April 20th – right here on DietDoctor.com – we’ll open the gates.

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Do All Diets Fail?

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Weight lost for 6 months, then regained.

Do all diets fail? Yes… and no.

In studies of weight loss on different diets it’s this phenomenon that is almost always visible. First a big drop in weight, lasting for six months or so, and then a regain. A common interpretation is that diets only work for a while, then they suddenly stop working.

I think this interpretation is wrong, and that there is a good reason why.

I’m reminded of this reading a new blog post by the fantastic Dr. Jason Fung – All Diets Fail – How to Lose Weight XI. I recommend his blog and lectures (although if you wait just a few weeks you can see the latter in much better quality). This time however, I don’t agree with everything in his blog.

It’s common to say that the reason people regain weight after a diet is that the body has a “body weight set point.” Presumably this setpoint will make the body regain any lost weight naturally, and thus conventional advice on diets is more or less useless for the long-term.

A Simpler and More Hopeful Explanation

I think there is a much simpler explanation that makes much more sense – and it’s also more hopeful:

Diets only work when you follow them. If you revert to your old habits again you’ll revert to your old body weight again. And nothing is easier than falling back into old habits.

Check out what really happened in the study shown at the top: Continue Reading →

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Do You Want a Secret Look at the Major New Diet Doctor Project?

We have a major new project going on here at Diet Doctor.com. We’re getting ready to launch it but there are still a few details to fix.

We’re ready for some testing though. Do you want to be one of the first people to check it out? Then enter your e-mail here and you’ll get an invitation soon.

Update: Enrollment is now closed after more than 500 people signed up.

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Hard Times for the Tobacco Industry: Ireland Mandates Plain Packaging for Cigarettes

Feeling tempted?

Fancy a smoke?

Recently Australia became the first country. Now Ireland too is implementing a law that is the tobacco industry’s nightmare, cigarette packs with big health warnings and where the brand name may only be displayed in a small, standardized text.

The Irish Times: Plain packaging for cigarettes signed into law in Ireland

A great idea that, despite the tobacco industry’s strong opposition and disinformation campaigns, seems to reduce smoking in Australia faster than ever before.

Now Ireland is following their lead. England seems to be on its way. Who’s next?

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I Quit

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After nine years in my current position I quit. It has been a good and instructive and valuable time, but it no longer works. It’s not efficient enough.

I just resigned – despite the fact that I like my job, my colleagues and my work place. There’s something more important to do that requires and deserves total focus. I’m not talking about quitting the blog or the Diet Doctor venture, but my job as a family physician. Continue Reading →

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