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Low-Carb Challenge Results

I just finished our two-week low-carb challenge. The results? I enjoyed it quite a bit. Good food and after the first few days there was plenty of it (we’ll keep tweaking the amounts) so I was never hungry.

I also had breakfast every day, which I usually never do (scrambled eggs every day, with added bacon and salmon on the weekends. And I loved the leftovers for lunch, it saved me so much time!

My favorite meals were the pesto chicken, the low-carb pizza, the low-carb burgers and – even though it took quite some time to make – the low-carb lasagna.

As a bonus my significant other, Kristin, enjoyed not having to cook for two weeks.

Despite adding one meal a day I still lost 1.2 kilos (2.6 pounds). Probably as I ate fewer carbs than usual (I probably have like 50 grams a day usually) and did not snack at all. Since I had put on a couple of pounds during the holidays I don’t mind losing them this easily.

Have you just finished the challenge? What were your results?

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People who have significant amounts of excess weight tend to lose significantly more weight on the challenge.


Low-Carb Lasagna: The Most Challenging Meal of the Low-Carb Challenge

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Making low carb simple. That was our goal with the two-week low-carb challenge. But there is one exception, one recipe that is not simple: The low-carb cauliflower lasagna on the second weekend.

Yesterday I cooked it myself for the first time: Enough for the entire family of four, including leftovers for lunch. My result to the right above, original to the left.

It was possibly the longest I’ve ever spent in the kitchen. It’s supposed to take 1hr 15 minutes but I have to admit it took me two hours, including the cooking time. The result, however, was delicious. And we have lots of leftovers that I’m already looking forward to. So yes, I think it was worth it.

Have you tried the low-carb cauliflower lasagna? Do you think we should replace it with a more simple recipe for our next update of the low-carb challenge? Or keep it?


Recipe for Low-Carb Lasagna

By the way, it’s Sunday today and that means it’s the start of a new low-carb challenge. Sign up here if you’re interested.


How Much Weight Do People Lose on Low Carb?


Over 7,000 people have signed up for our two-week low-carb challenge, and now it’s time to check out the results.

Above you can see the weight loss results from the people who have finished and filled out our survey.

The most common result is losing between 3 and 6 pounds (around 2 kilos) during the two weeks. Pretty good results when you can eat as much as you want, no hunger required. Even though some of it, of course, is likely water weight. One person in ten lost more than 9 pounds (over 4 kilos) in the two weeks.

We’ll keep improving the challenge to make it ever more simple, delicious and effective.

The next challenge starts on Sunday. Sign up for free here: Take the low-carb challenge


6,500 People Signed up for the Low-Carb Challenge. Day 4+5 Results.

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Three weeks after launch over 6,500 people have signed up for the free low-carb challenge. Are you one of them? How is it going?

Here are the results of day 4 and 5 on my two-week low-carb challenge. Very tasty but I guess I get no awards for my iPhone photography skills this week (clickable recipes to the left, my results to the right). However eating leftovers for lunch every day is proving a great time saver. Awesome.

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Low-Carb Challenge Day 4: Scrambled Eggs

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While taking our two-week low-carb challenge so far I’m having the recommended scrambled eggs every morning. Unbelievably fast to do with a non-stick pan, plenty of butter and high heat, it literally takes like one minute.

Usually I don’t eat breakfast during weekdays but I could get used to this.

Are you taking the challenge? Do you stick to the recommended scrambled eggs or one of the other breakfast options? If so, which one is your favorite?

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LCC Dinner 3: Pork Chops

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I’m taking our two-week low-carb challenge and yesterday it was time for our pork shoulder chops with red pesto mayonnaise and broccoli/cauliflower in cheese. Very tasty.

I added some more mayonnaise and butter to feel really satisfied, I’m a big guy so I need it. And there’s no need to count calories on a strict low-carb diet. Just stop eating when you’re satisfied.

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LCC: Pesto Chicken in Two Ways

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I’m taking our two-week low-carb challenge and yesterday it was time for one of my favorites, our Pesto Chicken. Yummy, even if my iPhone picture once again did not reach the professional food photographer level on the left.

Many people say the serving sizes on the challenge are bigger than they need be. There’s an easy solution to that: stop eating when you’re satisfied.

I had the opposite reaction, cooking the amount of food recommended I found the amount on the low side. I decided to add some butter. But then I am 6’7”.

Are you taking the low-carb challenge? What do you think of the serving sizes?

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Two Burgers

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So I’m currently taking our two-week low-carb challenge myself, mostly to see how we can simplify it even more. My girlfriend usually does most of the cooking, but these two weeks it’s going to be me cooking every day. Our kids are going along as well.

Yesterday was the first dinner. And OK, so my low-carb burger did not turn out exactly like the picture to the left, but I have to say it was darned good. Am pleased with the plan so far.

Are you taking our low-carb challenge? What do you think so far?

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Take the Two-Week Low-Carb Challenge!

It’s finally ready for action, after tons of work over the last two months.

Here’s our brand new two-week low-carb challenge. We’re making it simple to start low-carb. We supply meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and a step-by-step guide. Everything you need. And we’re giving it all away for free.

Watch the video above, and if you’re ready then sign up below.

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All Time High

January! Everybody wants to get back into healthy shape after the holiday season. There is always a surge of interest, but this year has had a more extraordinary start than usual.

We’ve had a visitor record almost every day this year here at Diet Doctor. The record so far? 63 500 visits during one day. Above you can see the number of daily visits since Diet Doctor was founded back in 2011.

This makes us one of the most visited low-carb positive websites in the world, already. And our ambition this year is to become by far the most simple, the most trustworthy and the most inspirational place for anything low carb.

Welcome to all new readers!