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How to Break Free of Corporate Sponsorship

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If you’re at all interested in weight loss, type 2 diabetes or fasting you probably already know about the fantastic Dr. Jason Fung. If not, check out his site Intensive Dietary Management.

Dr. Fung wrote a short post yesterday about the newly launched Diet Doctor membership and the value of breaking free of corporate sponsorship:

IDM: New at DietDoctor.com

Of course I agree completely. The Diet Doctor site will remain forever free of ads, the pushing of special low carb products (often junk food in disguise) or corporate sponsorships.

We would much rather be funded by the people who want – and deserve – the plain truth. That is the motivation we want. And that is what we plan to do together.

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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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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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The Greatest Gathering of Low-Carb Experts Ever?

What a gathering. The picture is from the night before the start of the LCHF conference in South Africa. Among many other low-carb experts you can see professor Tim Noakes, Dr Aseem Malhotra, Dr Eric Westman, Dr Jeffrey Gerber, Dr Michael Eades, Dr Mary Eades, Dr Jay Wortman and professor Stephen Phinney. And Zoë Harcombe who wrote the article about saturated fat that made headlines around the world last week. The next day Gary Taubes turned up as well.

Likely there has never been a greater gathering of LCHF experts in the same place before.

I’m happy to be here. You probably understand the lack of updates recently on the blog. I’ll be back soon with new energy and new insights.

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Heading to Cape Town and the World’s Largest LCHF Conference

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Cape Town

Now we’re heading for Cape Town and the world’s largest LCHF conference, that begins Thursday. It’s going to be a long flight for me and Simon Victor who’s in charge of our upcoming video reporting.

At the conference most of the world’s foremost experts on LCHF diets, weight and health are gathered. Here’s the entire list. Who would you most like to see an interview with, and about what?

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Join Team Diet Doctor for Adventures in the Caribbean

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S:t Kitts

Are you on a low-carb diet and interested in health? Do you like the sun, warm weather, adventures and a chance to find new friends for life?

Here’s your chance. Finally, all the pieces are in place for this year’s big low-carb cruise. In the week of May 24th–31st, the eighth annual Low-Carb Cruise to the Caribbean will take place.

Unfortunately, last year I had to stay home, but this time we’re making up for it. Eleven members from Team Diet Doctor will be joining. Yes, you may have a good time while trying to save the world. We’ll be recording lots of videos, gathering knowledge and networking with our American friends more than ever. Feel free to join us.

This will be my fifth time, and it’s one of the highlights of the year.

The cruise will sail from Ft Lauderdale, Florida, and last a week. We’ll make port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Philipsburg, St. Maarten & Basseterre, St. Kitts according to the cruise route outlined on the map to the right.

Lectures

The week offers lectures on health, weight and low-carbohydrate diets with this bunch:

Continue Reading →

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