How to Change the Way a Country Eats

4.5 out of 5 stars5 star65%4 star20%3 star13%2 star0%1 star0%44 ratings1,018 viewsHow do you change the way a country eats? On a total budget of only $6,000? That’s the question Jayne Bullen answered at the recent Low Carb USA conference.

Bullen is a manager at the Noakes Foundation, working closely with Professor Tim Noakes. She talks about how the foundation is making a huge impact in South Africa, a country facing an immense diabesity epidemic. All this without massive budgets or funding through commercial channels.

It’s a great talk – one of the most inspiring of the conference – about people doing incredible work that is desperately needed.

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How to Change the Way a Country Eats – Jayne Bullen

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How Much Weight Do People Gain During the Holidays?

Weight gain during holidays

People often experience weight gain over the holidays – but how much weight gain is normal? And what is the time of the year when people on average weigh the most?

A new study examines three wealthy nations: the US, Germany and Japan. On average, people gained one or two pounds (0.5–0.8 kg) during the holidays. In the US and Europe the peak is around New Year’s Eve. See graph above for more details.

The New England Journal of Medicine: Weight Gain over the Holidays in Three Countries

Note that the data is based on people using wireless scales (the Withings WS50). It’s very possible that these people are much more aware of their weight than the general population, and more motivated to control it. Thus the average holiday-related weight gain in the entire population may be larger.

The holidays are coming up soon. Being aware of the common outcome could make you gain less weight – or even not gain at all. We’ll do what we can to make it simpler here at Diet Doctor, by providing awesome low-carb holiday recipes, tips and inspiration.

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Salami and Cheese Chips

Salami and Cheese Chips4.3 out of 5 stars5 star63%4 star13%3 star15%2 star5%1 star2%38 ratings38 Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carbFat76%Protein22%Carbs2%1 g carbs / serving( 5 pieces ) Easy 10 + 10 m10 minutes preparation10 minutes cooking time

A crunchy low-carb snack that only takes minutes to prepare. Salami and cheese in a delicious combination. Perfection!

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“I Will Continue This Lifestyle”

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Neil visited his doctor for a routine check up, and came back home in shock. His blood sugar was worse than ever, and his doctor consequently wanted to prescribe more medication for his type 2 diabetes. Instead, Neil decided to take back control of his life and health.

After searching on the internet for ways to lower his blood sugar naturally, he found Diet Doctor and decided to change his way of eating drastically to real LCHF food: Continue Reading →


Is Low Carb an Extreme Diet?

Is Low Carb an Extreme Diet? – Answers to Common Questions4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star5%3 star5%2 star0%1 star0%19 ratings1906:20

Is low carb an extreme diet? It’s a common belief, so how do some of the top low-carb doctors in the world answer this question? Check it out in this new 6-minute video, that so far has a 4.9 out of 5 rating.

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The Low-Fat Diet: “A Massive Public Health Failure”

Not great for your health

Bad advice

The low-fat diet has been a “massive public health failure” and it’s still causing significant harm. This according to a new article by Dr. David Ludwig at Harvard, published in the influential Journal of the American Medical Association:

JAMA: Lowering the Bar on the Low-Fat Diet

Even though the 2015 USDA guidelines removed former advice to cut down on fat, decades of bad advice continues to have a negative effect on people’s health.

Why? Because the high-carb, low-fat way of thinking is still entrenched in many people’s minds. This results in an increased consumption of sugar and other carbs, increasing the risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Furthermore, the continued fear of natural fats and an obsession with calories are slowing down research into more promising areas, like low-carbohydrate diets.

According to Dr. Ludwig, we now need “a frank accounting of past and current dietary recommendations and comprehensive measures to mitigate persisting harms from the low-fat diet era”.

In other words, the low-fat diet is dead. But it’s still harming people. It’s time to finally put it to rest.

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Is Zero Carb a Good Idea?


Is it a good idea to eat a zero-carb diet?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, how do you make sure to not eat too much protein? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →


“I Have Never Lost This Much Weight in the Places I Want to Lose It With Such Little Effort”


This year over 57,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc., via the two-week low-carb challenge.

What could happen if you were to take it? Here’s feedback from this week:


The two-week challenge was great. The food was tasty and easy to prepare and having leftovers for lunch each day was a great timesaver. I am a little tired of eggs now though and look forward to trying fasting. I lost 8.4 pounds (4 kg). My mood and energy levels are much improved as well (I was referred to the website by my GP after very low iron levels led to a discussion about my eating habits – who am I to argue with a doctor telling me to eat bacon every day 😊).


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Low-Carb Parmesan Croutons

Low-Carb Parmesan Croutons4.0 out of 5 stars5 star45%4 star18%3 star24%2 star12%1 star0%33 ratings33 Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carbFat78%Protein14%Carbs3%2 g carbs / serving Medium 10 + 50 m10 minutes preparation50 minutes cooking time

Crunchy parmesan croutons to be enjoyed as a snack. Also great with a delicious soup or your favorite salad. Can you believe that they are super low carb?

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What’s the Real Cause of Heart Disease?

Ivor Cummins - Framingham and the Muddy Waters (SD 2016)5.0 out of 5 stars5 star100%4 star0%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%27 ratings2721:00

What’s the real cause of heart disease? How do we most effectively estimate someone’s risk?

Is it possible that we’ve missed the big elephant in the room? Could it be a waste of time to focus on cholesterol? And if so, what should we do instead to prevent heart disease?

Ivor Cummins explains it all – in his very logical yet entertaining way – in this talk from the recent Low Carb USA conference.

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Framingham and the Muddy Waters, Part 1 – Ivor Cummins

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