About Diet Doctor

About Diet Doctor

Regaining health in a sick world requires thinking and acting differently. It requires trusting not in corporate propaganda or old misinformation, but in nature. In the power of your own body to return to its natural state, given the right environment.

Our mission is to find the truth about health and supply tools for those who want to free themselves. Thus empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

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We invite you to join us in this defining struggle for the future. There’s a great conflict in the world, and it will determine our destiny and the lives of the people we love.

Quick facts about Diet Doctor

A broken world

Something is badly wrong. While the prosperity of the world has never been higher, people are suffering. More and more people – the majority in the Western world – are obese or overweight, and a large proportion are on prescription drugs every day for the rest of their lives.

Every year new people add to the sad statistics. As we get ever richer as a society our health appears to decline. Why is this?

People feel guilt and shame, like if the excess weight, hunger and tiredness was their fault, a moral failing. They count their calories and attempt to eat less food and exercise more, but it’s not working. If only they had more willpower.

Diabetes type 2 – a new epidemic in the history of humankind – will soon reach 500 million people. The death toll will be immense, as will the armies of people suffering the consequences: blindness, dementia, heart disease, cancer. This new disease is considered incurable and the treatment is daily drugs to reduce the symptoms. There is no cure, expert say.

Obesity – another new epidemic soon affecting half the population – is considered almost as incurable. The only effective treatment is said to be bariatric surgery, i.e. surgically removing parts of healthy organs. An operation with a significant risk of resulting in life-long misery and sometimes even death. And a year after surgery the excess weight usually starts returning.

What’s even worse, epidemics of obesity and diabetes are the tip of the iceberg. As these problems spread across the world other diseases soon follow: heart disease, cancer, eating disorders and food addiction, high blood pressure, ADHD, depression and on and on.

Experts still trumpet eating less and exercising more to slow down the epidemics. But that’s what we’ve been saying for 30 years, while the problem has exploded. It’s not working.

It may be even worse. The problem really started to get bad in the early 80s, just when we were told to eat “healthily”, just when the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, and then copied around the world. That’s when the epidemic started.

Possibilities and what’s holding us back

Something is very wrong in the world today. Our bodies are made to stay healthy through our lives, and supply us with the energy to reach our goals and our potential. We can absolutely return to this natural state. With the resources the world has today there should be no stopping us.

This is not about a lack of willpower. You already have all the willpower you’ll ever need.

Imagine a world where all people can feel good in their bodies again, where all kids can run and play without catching their breath every few steps, where there’s no need for mass pill popping, a nation no longer on drugs, where nobody is obsessively counting calories to starve themselves. Where health is normal again. Where we can reach our potential and care for each other. Where we use our willpower for higher purposes, together shaping a better world for our children.

Much of what we need to get there is already known. But it’s not that simple. The food industry profits from selling cheap, low-fat, highly processed, nutritionally depleted and addictive food. And we’re advised to eat at least every three hours. The pharmacological industry profits by selling daily medications to temporarily reduce the symptoms of all the diseases caused by the food.

Junk-to-Drugs

These are trillion dollar industries. There’s a lot of money to be made keeping you sick.

The truth is obscured by corporate propaganda, companies selling junk food and pills, using lies and misinformation, to the benefit of their shareholders, but to the detriment of humanity. It’s obscured by government ineptitude, allowing corporations to rule via armies of high-payed lobbyists, while relying on old experts who are often stuck in failed preconceptions, unable to update their thinking. That is, if the experts are not simply funded by corporations too.

Just as an example, it was recently exposed how Coca-Cola spend tens of millions of dollars buying the loyalty of government health experts and scientists as well as high-profile bloggers and personal trainers. To not mention the dangers of drinking sugar. To keep quiet about it. That’s the reality behind their slogan about “open happiness” and billions of dollars of feel-good advertising. How is obesity, disease and lies the road to happiness?

It may seem impossible to change this. What can one person do? Not much. But together, using modern tools… if we have the will, we can change anything.

Towards the solution

What would you do if there was a clear way to make the world a better place?

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Most of the truth we need is already out there, it is already known, many are already using it with fantastic results. What’s needed is to find this truth and make it as simple as possible to use. To empower people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

This can’t be achieved using old thinking, we’ll have to question everything. And it can’t be achieved by selling a magic product, a pill or a packaged food product or by financing from the corporations who are profiting from the status quo. That’s the thinking that got us into this mess.

Here at Diet Doctor we want to be a part of the solution. That’s why we’ve decided to take no money from industry, sell no food, no supplements, no other products and to have no ads.

Instead we’re fully funded by the people, via an optional membership (free trial available).

Everything necessary we give away for free to the world, even without signing up. We’re focusing on free simple guides, recipes and step-by-step plans, providing everything you need to lose weight without hunger or to cure diabetes type 2.

Welcome to Diet Doctor. Let us tell you more about reality and some of the misconceptions that stop people from achieving health and happiness.

The solution

The solution to the obesity and diabetes epidemics already exists. It’s very simple:

LCHF Food

That’s basically it. Although there are details too: if you want to lose weight effortlessly or improve your diabetes you should probably make a special effort to drastically reduce the carbohydrates, especially sugar and processed starch (like flour).

Natural fat, like butter? Eating that is fine. Red meat? That’s fine too. Calories? That’s just another, bizarre, name for food. Eating real food is perfectly fine, as long as you are hungry. Counting calories and ignoring your hunger is an eating disorder.

Exercise? That’s great for your health and well-being, but it’s never going to make you thin. You cannot outrun a bad diet.

There’s only one long-term solution that is truly effective. Eat real food, when you are hungry.

Why change is so slow

So if the problem is so huge, and the solution already exists – why is the problem not solved already?

TIME: Eat ButterBecause of inertia, old dogma and vested interests. Primarily it’s just hard for us humans to change our minds. It takes time.

The mistaken fear of natural fat is still just about alive, like some kind of half-dead zombie – even though modern science has thoroughly disproven it. The magazine TIME even put this fact on their cover in 2014. Fearing natural fat leads to even more high-carb, high-sugar junk food – so it’s been a really bad idea.

There is also massive money to be made from the status quo. The entire food and pharmaceutical industries depend on it, and they employ armies of lobbyists and even researchers.

The food industry wants to divert the blame from their own bad food (the real problem) to their consumers. Thus their emphasis on calorie counting, “personal responsibility” and exercise.

The pharmacological industry does not want people to get well. It’s easy to understand why. That would put them out of business.

The government would love to improve the health of the people, but official agencies move slowly and they are easy prey for trained lobbyists and influencers. Just look at Michelle Obama’s sadly failed “Let’s Move” campaign. As soon as the junk-food industry got involved it all turned into empty pep talk, with no real change that anybody truly believes in.

Bringing the solution to the people

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As no solution is coming from the top, it can only come from the bottom, from people like you and me. And it will, because nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

The Diet Doctor organization wants to speed this process up and we have a plan to do it. We want to make it much simpler to understand and get inspired to revolutionize your health. And then for you to help other people – your friends, family, etc. – to revolutionize their health.

Then the cycle can repeat, at ever greater scale.

Use the menu at the top of the page to find our best guides. And don’t forget to sign up for our free weekly newsletter. If you do it now you also get access to a free video course on eating a low-carb high-fat diet.


 

Contact

Direct support questions about the membership, newsletter etc. to support@dietdoctor.com (answer within 24 hours)

If you want to contact anyone in Team Diet Doctor send an email to firstname@dietdoctor.com, e.g. andreas@dietdoctor.com. Please note that while we read all emails, we unfortunately have limited capacity to answer every question. Furthermore, we can not give personal medical advice about diet or health over email.

The Food Revolution

This talk from 2016 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).
  • How do you become a positive example? Check out our guides like How to Lose Weight or How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2.
  • Do you just want to get started on low carb right away? Take The Two-Week Low-Carb Challenge – it contains everything you need.
  • Learn more. Check out or member site – free trial available – with a wealth of video courses, concrete expert interviews and Q&As, presentations and movies.
  • Consider supporting the Diet Doctor organization with a long-term membership at $9 per month. Our members supports our fast-growing organization with now seven employees and many freelancers, allowing us to stay completely independent and show no ads and sell no products.
  • 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. You may also use anything you find on this site in whatever way you like, if you mention the origin of it.
  • Do you have any other ideas? Please tell us in the comments below.

Learn more

Read about the Diet Doctor story so far

Team Diet Doctor

Transformations

These are all people who transformed their lives using low carb. Click any image to read their stories:

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Comments

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1,052 Comments

  1. Robin
    Please can anyone explain the latest UK advice now to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg day here is the link regarding this.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/23/five-a-day-fruit-veg-must-...

    We are again being given conflicting advice. Not one mention of low carb.

    Still loving my low carb eating.

    Reply: #1089
  2. Brenda
    I'm really enjoying the website, and the meal plans and recipes are very helpful. But I hate to see you pushing the bulletproof coffee so hard, showing it every single day for the keto breakfasts, as though nothing else would be compatible with this "diet." Many of us adore "breakfast foods" and would like to see you suggest things like scrambled eggs with chives, buttered muffins made with coconut flour, Canadian bacon topped with sliced boiled eggs and mayo--and so on. In my case, even though I'm not eating until noonish (after a 16-hour fast), I like to have a traditional (if low-carb) breakfast and not last night's dinner leftovers, as you suggest. So if you don't already have plans to expand your menus in this way, would you please consider it?

    Best regards, and keep up the good work!

  3. Dia
    Can anyone help me...every recipe I read through is missing information in the ingredients column. Hard to make this wonderful food without the complete recipe. Thank you in advance for your consideration. New Member
  4. Julie
    Ollie I am 54 next week and am losing weight. 4kgs in the first week. This is the first time in my life I have ever tried a proper "diet". I think it's fantastic and after feeling exhausted and not well the first week and a bit I now feel alot better. Am totally shocked that I can miss meals in the weekends without realising. Usually I eat constantly (which is why I'm overweight!). Now into week 3 and am determined to change my eating habits for good. Hope to lose quite a bit more weight too. Enjoying the receipes, the chicken breast & herb butter was great, trying the Keto garlic bread now.
  5. Andi
    Am a big fan of IF and LCHF and it seems to be working for me. I've read widely, and am a big fan of Dr Jason Fung's work in particular. However I've had this research article brought to my attention and would love to know the Team's thoughts on its implications for a LCHF approach: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25733684
  6. Kim
    We have been on this diet for around 4 months and both lost around 10lbs it has been a real struggle but we have carried on but to my horror today I received my cholesterol results and they are extreamly high coming in as a total 305 & my
    HDL was 99 LDL 192.

    What have I done wrong and how do I get it back down, many years ago we both did the Atkins and exactly the same happened and our doctor insisted we stop, it looks like we will be stopping this too, I always thought it was just to good to be true. I am so disappointed. I think the low carb is good but I do not think eating the fat is !!

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  8. Elaine
    What happened to the links to Bitten Johnson's lectures on Sugar Addiction? They are broken from the "Ask the Experts" page.
    Reply: #1063
  9. Melinda
    How do I cancel my membership
    Reply: #1062
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  11. Melinda,

    Please cancel from your account page:

    As a member you have easy access to your personal account page. Click “cancel membership” to cancel your membership. https://www.dietdoctor.com/my-account.

  12. Elaine,

    Thank you for letting me know! Repaired the link.

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  14. Pam
    We love your site and are enjoying a lot of the recipes. But I'm not understanding why when we enter into a carb counter app, their carb count doesn't agree with your carb calculation. Example: the French quiche on your site says 5 carbs but my calculator says 8 carbs and that's without onions. Can you please advise? Thank you!
  15. LILI EVENHAIM
    Hi,
    I want to join the membership and do the two week challenge. However, I can't have eggs or dairy, and most of the recipes on the two weeks challenge include both frequently. What do you advice. Do you have a two week challenge with egg and dairy free

    Thanks

    Reply: #1067
  16. Hi Lili!

    For members we have dairy free mealplans you could choose one of them and exclude recipes with eggs.

    Hi,
    I want to join the membership and do the two week challenge. However, I can't have eggs or dairy, and most of the recipes on the two weeks challenge include both frequently. What do you advice. Do you have a two week challenge with egg and dairy free
    Thanks

  17. Kathryn
    Aloha, Im a new paid member. Im having trouble getting meal plan recipies. Do I need to subscribe to meal plans as an upgrade to my current subscription. Please advise...Im getting a new wok for my bday and ready to get started. How do I proceed with meal plans? Is there a bank of recipies for maximum ketosis that I can pick from?
    Many mahalos, Kathy
    Reply: #1070
  18. Sonja Lalevski
    Hello. I'm An insulin resistant diabetic woman living in Australia. My name is Sonja Lalevski. I'm 50 and I take a whopping 57 needles a day. I'm type 2 metitus and I'm desperate for someone to help me. I take a whopping 4500 combined units of lantus and novo rapid. Please help me be able to afford this diet. I love my daughter Katja and my granddaughter teagan very much and simply put I don't feel I can literally stick it out living with this problem for much longer.
    Please help us all.
    My daughter Anja is very self supportive and may do well without me brining her down with my illness but I believe I want to remain particularly in Katja,Teagan, and my wonderful partner Peters life for as long as possible.
    I literally in tears begging for some help.
  19. Hi Kathryn!

    As a member you have access to all our meal plans.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/member/meal-plans

    ...and here you find our keto meal plans:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/member/keto-meal-plans

    Aloha, Im a new paid member. Im having trouble getting meal plan recipies. Do I need to subscribe to meal plans as an upgrade to my current subscription. Please advise...Im getting a new wok for my bday and ready to get started. How do I proceed with meal plans? Is there a bank of recipies for maximum ketosis that I can pick from?
    Many mahalos, Kathy

  20. Avani
    Hi

    I've been doing following LFHC since December and have lost 10lbs or thereabouts. I'm so happy to finally be off the weight loss plateau that I was on doing IF on it's own. However, I keep getting ill. This is the third bout of flu that I've had since I started - I mean full blow flu - temperature, diahorrea, vomiting, runny nose, headaches. I'm on a keto plan and the weight Is melting off. But I'm feeling awful - any advice?

    Reply: #1072
  21. Hi Avani!

    It's hard to tell how to solve your problem. Try drinking water with a teaspoon of salt 1-3 times a day.

    More tips:

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/side-effects

    HiI've been doing following LFHC since December and have lost 10lbs or thereabouts. I'm so happy to finally be off the weight loss plateau that I was on doing IF on it's own. However, I keep getting ill. This is the third bout of flu that I've had since I started - I mean full blow flu - temperature, diahorrea, vomiting, runny nose, headaches. I'm on a keto plan and the weight Is melting off. But I'm feeling awful - any advice?

  22. martin arnold
    I'm experiencing severe hunger pangs every couple of hours, between meals, at week five of this way of eating. It's also keeping me awake at night. Can you help?
  23. Lois
    Hi. Most of my family does LCHF eating. My niece is six months pregnant and has gestational diabetes. The dietician has told her she needs to eat more carbs. And that the carbs in vegetables aren't the same as the carbs in starches!!! That makes no sense to me! She is overweight and has already gained 30 lbs. with the pregnancy. Before that she had lost 60 lbs. Does one need to eat a certain number of carbs if pregnant? Thank you in advance!
  24. Mariano
    Hello everyone. My wife and myself have been on LCHF for 4.5 months now. Although it is nice that people share their LCHF recipes, it is not really that important in our opinion. What else will anybody want if he or she can have as much pork chops, lamb chops, steaks, burgers, fried chicken, ham, bacon and more bacon, eggs, cheeses, butter and more butter, avocado and more avocado, olive and coconut oils, spinach raw, steamed, steamed, fried, creamed! Really what else do we need? Who would want to eat tasteless rice, bread, pasta, potatoes? Why would anyone want sugar when he or she can have fatty prime rib instead? For dessert, frozen cubes of Kerrygold is much superior than any we can think of. What is really important to note is that we are not occupied with food or think about eating . We only eat when we are hungry and that only happens most of the time just once or twice a day. By the way, we have lost all the pounds we want to lose and do not want to lose anymore. Our sugar readings, blood pressures, lipids, liver, kidney tests have all been normal. No more shots, no more pills! We stopped taking readings and lab tests because we are so confident that the results would be okay anyway. We'll have the next lab tests a year or two from now just to be curious. Thank you very much for introducing us to the good life we are living now. This comment is not an advice since we do not have any credentials (although LCHF is not rocket science. But very ironic and people think we are crazy when we say "eat fat, lose fat") to give any advice. We are just sharing our joy. We are having fun again! She's 70 and I'm 72. Thanks again Diet Doctor!
  25. Cherylanne
    Do you have a vegan meal plan? Is it an option when vegan?
    Reply: #1078
  26. Robin
    I love your site and decided to sign up. Those meal plans I can really use to stay on track. PLEASE put a few alternates though. I cannot eat pork and shellfish and you have a lot of pork options. For the bacon, easy enough I exchanged pork bacon for beef bacon but for the pork chop I have no clue what would be a good choice, beef? chicken?

    Also, with trying to lower the carbs for years to have so many 'pizza' options, it isn't appealing. Please update the menu portion so instead of skipping a meal or choice we can change out for an alternate choice.

    Thank you for considering!

  27. Hi Cherylanne!

    We have vegetarian meal plans but not vegan.

    Do you have a vegan meal plan? Is it an option when vegan?

  28. Mariano
    All I want to say is that cholesterol works wonders for us. But then again, to each his own.
    Reply: #1083
  29. Michelle
    Hi I am a member but am having problems being able to print out recipes. I go to print and all i get is a blank screen. I have tried several times with various recipes but same result.
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  31. Greg Mueller
    What is your sat fat intake? Some people with certain gene variants can see a really high LDL with too much saturated fat. You might want to check this out and potentially replace most of the sat fat with unsaturated (coconut oils, avocados, fish, etc).

    http://www.gbhealthwatch.com/HotTopic-SaturatedFat-LPL.php

  32. Mariano
    LCHF --- Low Carbohydrates, High Fats. How complicated is that???
  33. T Rooke
    Hi, I'm 47 years old & was a vegetarian for years because of my familial severe CAD with my Mom having her first triple bypass @ the age of 47. Years of being vegetarian I began having severe intestinal issues & started eating fish then eventually chicken & pork.
    The non-stop preaching from my family MD about my family history & staying on a strict "low fat, heart healthy diet and yetmy cholesterol continued to elevate" & of coarse my MD wanted me on a statin or "Poison" as I like to call it. Because my Mom who already had bypass surgery and was put on the station had to go through open heart for the 2nd bypass even through she'd been on this poison. Long story short I wound up giving up "gluten" thus making me low carb & behold my cholesterol began to drop. Even so, my Dad then under went open heart resulting in a triple bypass & was also put on "Poison". After lots of continued reading, research & talking with a co-worker who follows a HFLC diet I decided this was the way I needed to go & stop buying into the medical BS hype about low fat, low cholesterol "heart healthy" diet. I was a little scared needless to say with both my parents having now gone through open heart bypass. But, now I enjoy a HFLC diet and have proven the MD & ridiculous BS hype about low fat, low cholesterol "heart healthy" eating WRONG! I love my life & not worrying about all the food hype that supports the pharmaceutical & medical industry & NOT PEOPLE AS PATIENTS! So, if I can go HFLC anyone can. BTW: My Mom who was put on an even higher dose of "Poison" after having a carotid artery in blocked finally listened to me & went low carb, but still refuses to go high fat, has dropped her cholesterol level immensely lost weight & been taken off her B/P meds and is no longer pre-diabetic..
  34. Peg
    Love the recipes but the Nutritional information is in percentages and every app I want to use, wants to know the total # of grams for protein, fat and carbs. Would be great if these recipes included this
  35. Victor Torres
    Dr,
    I'm following a Keto diet and I have myfitnesspal app configured for 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbs. Does the percentages matter as much as the amount of grams? It's very confusing because when I look at the percentages they are spot on (depending on what I eat),but the grams are too low? Please help!
    Reply: #1087
  36. Hi Victor!

    My personal view is that it's easier to count grams. Especially if you try to eat ketogenic, then preferably your carb count should stay below 20 gram regardless of the percentage.

    Dr,
    I'm following a Keto diet and I have myfitnesspal app configured for 75% fat, 20% protein and 5% carbs. Does the percentages matter as much as the amount of grams? It's very confusing because when I look at the percentages they are spot on (depending on what I eat),but the grams are too low? Please help!

  37. l
    I have been trying to cancel my membership and now you have billed me again first your site is under construction now support won't even come up to communicate with you I am very disappointed
  38. Shane
    Robin,
    I'm in the UK too. There is something I tell all my clients when they throw stuff like this at me: "FOLLOW THE MONEY" - ie. who has a vested interest in getting you to believe this? Who benefits from making you believe that you should be eating yet more fruit (with the associated carbs that come with it)? Anyone involved in the supply chain is the answer - because they make profit out of it! It certainly ain't you, matey! And, like two ladies who are 'trained nutritionists' I met with the other day, they also have the 'professionals' believing it too. The evidence is there - you just have to be strong and see through it.
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  40. Sheli
    I want to cancel our membership and you don't make that very clear. I have looked through you website over and over and even asked it in the question box. Please help me cancel. Thank you

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