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 and lifestyle.

Our mission is to find the most trustworthy science and practical knowledge about health that exists, make it inspiring and simple to use, and make it easily available and free. Thus empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

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There’s a great need for this. While there is a lot of free information available online, most of it is hard to trust. Websites are often trying to sell a specific product, a pill for your ill, or push an agenda (or even pure misinformation) for the people funding it.

Real health, however, can’t be found in a pill. And nobody can outrun a bad diet. Unbiased information and free and inspiring tools to revolutionize your health is hard to find. We aim to provide it.

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 high percentage of them on prescription drugs every day for the rest of their lives.

Every year more people are added to the sad statistics. As we get increasingly richer as a society, our health appears to be declining. Why is this?

People feel guilt and shame, as if the excess weight, hunger and tiredness were 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 impact 500 million people. The death toll will be enormous, 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, experts say.

Obesity – another new epidemic that will soon include 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. This operation carries a significant risk of life-long misery and sometimes even death. And a year after surgery, the excess weight usually starts returning.

And even worse, epidemics of obesity and diabetes are just the tip of the iceberg. As these problems spread across the world, other diseases follow closely behind: 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, and they have been advising this for 30 years as the problems have exploded. These recommendations are 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 throughout 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 everyone can feel good in his or her body again, where all the children can run and play without having to stop and catch 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 himself. 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 pharmaceutical 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 while using lies and misinformation for the benefit of their shareholders but to the detriment of humanity. It’s obscured by government ineptitude, allowing corporations to rule via armies of highly-paid 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 spends 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 are 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 by 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 that 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. We sell no food, no supplements, no other products and we have no ads.

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

We give away for free to the world everything that is necessary, even if someone does not sign up for a membership. 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 additional details, if you want to lose weight effortlessly or to reduce your diabetes you should probably make a special effort to drastically reduce the carbohydrates, especially sugar and processed starch (like flour) that you consume.

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 alive, like some half-dead zombie – even though modern science has thoroughly disproven it. TIME magazine even put this fact on its 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 bad food (the real problem) to their consumers. That is why they to keep the focus on calorie counting, “personal responsibility” and exercise.

The pharmaceutical 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 are easy prey for professional lobbyists and influencers. Just look at Michelle Obama’s sadly failed “Let’s Move” campaign. As soon as the junk-food industry got involved, everything 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 exactly that. We want to make it very simple for you to understand and get inspired to revolutionize your health. After that, we want you to help other people – your friends, family, etc. – to revolutionize their health.

Then this good cycle can repeat and multiply.

Use the menu at the top of the page to find our best guides. And remember 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, the newsletter etc. to support@dietdoctor.com (we will answer within 24 hours)

If you want to contact anyone in Team Diet Doctor send an email to firstname@dietdoctor.com. Please note that while we read all emails, we unfortunately have limited capacity to answer questions. Furthermore, we cannot give personal medical advice about diet or health by email.

The Food Revolution

This talk from 2016 summarizes the ongoing revolution. How we recognize 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 such as 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 our member site – free trial available – that has 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 support our fast-growing organization that now has 17 employees and many freelancers, allowing us to stay completely independent be free from 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 share 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 comment section 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

Feel free to leave a comment below. However, if you have a question about our company or site that requires a fast answer, please email support@dietdoctor.com instead.

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  1. Miriela
    I am trying to print the shopping list and the recipes and it comes out blank. Does anyone know how to go about printing?
  2. Susan
    After many years of trying different diets, including vegan for a year, my husband and I were not losing weight, nor improving our health. And despite being fairly active, we were gradually gaining weight, and starting to feel the effects of carrying those extra pounds on our knees & ankles, and no doubt putting undue stress on our cardiovascular systems.
    A friend of ours turned us onto LCHF-Diet Doctor in late April, literally days before we were going to start the "Ideal Protein" program.
    She had also tried the Ideal Protein diet, with some success, but transitioned to LCHF in November 2017, and in less than 5 months, had lost close to 40 lbs. and was feeling and looking better than we'd seen her in years!
    My husband & I both started the LCHF diet in early May, and less than 4 months later, I've lost over 22 lbs. (down 14%), and my husband has lost over 36 lbs. (also down 14%).
    I am within easy reach of my target weight, and although my husband still has a way to go to get to reach his, we are confident that achieving that will be no hardship, and that LCHF will be a sustainable lifestyle thereafter.
    We hope that when our friends and family members in the "at-risk" category see how much better we look and feel now since adopting the LCHF lifestyle, it will inspire them to join the "revolution".
  3. David
    I wish there were a fasting hotline, a 24 hour telephone service with medical professionals well versed in fasting available to answer questions that come up for people who are treating themselves to an extended fast. I would definitely have used this service on at least two occasions in the past when I was fasting.
  4. Deanna
    Hi Dennis,

    I have the same question. Did you get an answer back?

    Reply: #2415
  5. Lyndsey C
    I am on day 6 of the Low Carb Challenge and have lost 7.5 lbs. I am incredibly pleased with my progress and am looking forward to completing the 14-day challenge. My body is changing; I am more energetic and less anxious about eating my next meal - appetite suppression is in full effect! Generally, very happy with the meal plan and how the experts on this site carefully guide us through the keto journey.
  6. Serene
    Hi I am trying to save my meal plans in terms of the serving size so that it creates a shopping list for me in accordance to the serving but it is not letting me do it. Please help.
  7. Regina
    What do you think about Dr.Merritt's 17 Hour Fast protocol book?
  8. Ines
    Quinoa (pronounced “keenwah”) is a seed that is harvested from a species of a plant called goosefoot. It is officially a seed and part of a group of pseudocereals, making it neither a cereal nor a grain, and more closely related to spinach and beets than to cereals or grains.Dec 8, 2012
  9. Doreen A Pickett
    I have been taking the Keto pills for 3 weeks now and I haven't lost any weight, what am I doing wrong? Please help.
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  10. Anita
    Hello

    I wonder if the basic information in the videos you offer could also be accessed in a print format. Often I am researching on the Diet Doctor site in circumstances that make videos or audio inappropriate.
    Thank you
    Anita

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  11. Brittany
    Hello, I noticed your meal plans nutrients/macros are standard for any user. This does not work for everyone. Is there not a way to customize this by putting in your macros? If not, this is useless to me.
  12. Sharron
    Hi. I have used the button at the bottom edge of each video that says transcript (I think that is the word thy use) to print out the videos into a document.
  13. Sharron
    What is a Keto Pill???? This is a eating/Diet plan I have not seen any pills here. What are you taking and where does it fit in on this diet plan?
  14. Sharron
    It has been a while since you posted so you may already have your answer. If not I hope this helps. The "Servings" button is the one you want to use. Click there and tell it how many servings you want. Everything else will adjust to your choice.
    As you are preparing the meal you will then separate the food into each meal. So like the pizza you would make two. Or if you were saving some for tomorrow you would make four. Does that help?
  15. Sharron
    It has been a while since you posted so you may already have your answer. If not I hope this helps. The "Servings" button is the one you want to use. Click there and tell it how many servings you want. Everything else will adjust to your choice.
    As you are preparing the meal you will then separate the food into each meal. So like the pizza you would make two. Or if you were saving some for tomorrow you would make four. Does that help?
  16. Asma
    This Diet didnt work with me at all!!! It increases my heart beat to the max which am sure is not healthy, ive been stricktly on it for 10 days now and I lost 0 KGs!!! I even dont eat the 3 meals a day I eat 2, sustained from drinking anything other than water!! If I seriously eat my normal food for a day I will lose weight more than that! I am a thin person originally who gained 3 KGs extra and wanted to lose them, after trying this stupid diet I will keep my life style and keel my 3 KGs!!!
  17. Karyn
    Thank you Diet Doctor! I used your 14 -day Keto challenge trial and lost 10 lbs in the two weeks so I stuck to Keto all summer from june to Augus with all your great recipes for three months and lost 30 lbs!! This totally works and I feel and look great! I could get back into my wedding dress! Karyn, Ontario Canada
  18. Deb
    I have a question regarding portions on the recipes and snacks. I am doing the 2 week challenge right now. What are the portions for snacks (ex. herbed cream cheese w/ vegetables or cheese chips - what is a good portion and keeping it under the low carb diet. Also when it comes to the meal recipes - if you make a recipe with 2 servings - what do you give each person or if I make it so, I can take it the next day for lunch. Any help on portion controller would be helpful
  19. Thomas
    Thank you for keeping us updated on products being sold as Keto supplements. And for the experiment conducted by DietDoctor staff. I agree that there is an explosion of snake oil sales gimmicks online and in health stores. Dr. you do your best to keep us abreast of what is good or not. You have a wonderful bedside manner. Thank you.
  20. Dana
    It would be so very helpful if your recipes included the nutrition facts per serving. Would make keeping track of meals so much easier
    Reply: #2421
  21. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Dana!

    Our nutrition facts are per serving.

    It would be so very helpful if your recipes included the nutrition facts per serving. Would make keeping track of meals so much easier

  22. Vicki
    Could someone answer my question about portions. The suggestion of making enough for lunch appeals to me. My husband and I are going to do the challenge. Would I put 2 or 4 people when I want to get my shopping list? I'd like to make enough for lunch the next day so I need to make 4 meals (portions)
    Thanks
  23. ShirleyK
    Hi - I had cancer in my right kidney about 10 years ago. As a result, that kidney was removed. No chemo was necessary. I have been on keto diet for more than 2 months now, am on ketosis and got pretty good results. However, as I have only one kidney, I am always cautious about sugar and sodium intake. Recently, I feel muscle weakness and dizziness and some palpitation . I heard that it could be due to low sodium level while on keto. I would like to know how much sodium I can take with only one kidney. Any anything I should pay attention to for living with one kidney and on a keto diet? Thanks very much.
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  25. Sarah Bovee
    I am confused about the nutrition facts on the recipes, I am putting the exact ingredients and amounts of them in my carb manager app and I am coming up with very different values for carbs, fat, etc... can anyone assist me with information on this?
  26. Siobhan
    Hi, I have just started on a vegetarian keto diet. Can I use quorn chicken pieces, sausages e.t.c to replace meat in the keto recipes? Thanks
  27. Shlomit
    I’ve started to follow keto diet 8 days ago and I have several questions
    I hope one of you can answer me:

    1
    I would like to know if the bad smell that is coming from the body and breath will stop
    or is it going to be as long as one stays in this diet, due to the fact that the body releases acetone

    2
    How do we get the needed vitamins if we are not consuming fruits?

    3
    Is It OK in keto diet to eat 1 cup of berries and 1 teaspoon of honey in a day

  28. Pallavi
    Does 1/4 lemon juice in plain water without surgery or any sweeter allowed in fasting?
  29. Robert
    Just found 0 carb “slim rice” in Holland & Barrett” . Anyone tried this before? Any comments?
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  31. MARINA
    Hi, I've started keto with IF about a week ago and am getting frequent and uncomfortable heartburn, dizziness, with no real hunger.
    I'm anemic and have taken iron supplements on occasion in the past but not regularly. Any ideas how to manage heartburn and dizziness?
    I feel like I have to take in some food (milk/heavy cream seems to help with heartburn for a little bit) but don't really want to - hunger is completely manageable even if I feel it a bit. TIA!
  32. Julie
    My daughter needs to do Keto but is allergic to dairy ( not eggs). Since dairy provides a lot of the fats, we are having trouble getting enough fat into her food to prevent hunger. We can include cream, butter or cheese. Help. Any advice?
    Reply: #2440
  33. Julie
    Just finished the two week challenge. I've lost 11 pounds and 3" off my waist, I'm so happy and motivated. I was 196 pounds when I started. My aim is 154 pounds. Because of IBS and Hiatus Hernia my consultant put me on a hospital low carb diet and in 6 weeks I only lost 2 pounds. Then I found Diet Doctor. When I go back to hospital there will be a different story on the scale.
    I have signed up as a member and extremely pleased to do so. Thank you so much.
  34. Abdul Nizar
    I am Abdul Nizar , 33 age, i have started the keto diet on 01-March-2018.
    My weight was 67 kg and current weight is 52kg now, became under weight.

    Kindly advise me to maintain proper weight.

    Regards,
    Nizar

    Reply: #2437
  35. Rowena Espina
    April 15,2018 to be exact when I decided to do the LCHF diet. I was and still convinced when I started reading the articles of Diet Doctor’s. I religiously followed the diet and went above and beyond by buying all the Keto ingredients. I lost 25lbs until I had my lab works done
    Last July for my annual checkup. My cholesterol went super high from 230 to 440. My doctor advised me to stop Keto diet and go south beach diet. I was frustrated because I was doing good until.
    Well, I didn’t listen to my doctor and still continue my LCHF diet but this time
    I tapered the fats. I’m not In ketosis and my weight plateaued.
    Today, Sunday, I’m reading Diet Doctor’s again. I need motivation, advise on what to do with my high cholesterol.
    Reply: #2439
  36. Suze
    Can anyone help?
    I have just started my free trial after ahving an amazing 2 weeks on the meal plans! I have created my own meal plan for this week, but I am no longer getting the daily emails with your plan for the day, as you get on the 2 week challenge.
    I really loved that aspect of the eating plan and was wondering how I get this going again now I have joined as a member? Does anyone know?

    Thank you
    Suze

    Reply: #2438
  37. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Abdul!

    You can find some interesting reading here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/gain-weight

  38. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Suze !

    Sorry, but when using our meal plans you do not get any mail. But you can generate a shopping-list for your meal plan.

    Can anyone help?
    I have just started my free trial after ahving an amazing 2 weeks on the meal plans! I have created my own meal plan for this week, but I am no longer getting the daily emails with your plan for the day, as you get on the 2 week challenge.
    I really loved that aspect of the eating plan and was wondering how I get this going again now I have joined as a member? Does anyone know?
    Thank you
    Suze

  39. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Rowena!

    You can find some reading about elevated cholesterol here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/side-effects#cholesterol

    April 15,2018 to be exact when I decided to do the LCHF diet. I was and still convinced when I started reading the articles of Diet Doctor’s. I religiously followed the diet and went above and beyond by buying all the Keto ingredients. I lost 25lbs until I had my lab works done
    Last July for my annual checkup. My cholesterol went super high from 230 to 440. My doctor advised me to stop Keto diet and go south beach diet. I was frustrated because I was doing good until.
    Well, I didn’t listen to my doctor and still continue my LCHF diet but this time
    I tapered the fats. I’m not In ketosis and my weight plateaued.
    Today, Sunday, I’m reading Diet Doctor’s again. I need motivation, advise on what to do with my high cholesterol.

  40. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Julie!

    Here you can find our dairy free recipies:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes?s=&st=recipe&kd...

    My daughter needs to do Keto but is allergic to dairy ( not eggs). Since dairy provides a lot of the fats, we are having trouble getting enough fat into her food to prevent hunger. We can include cream, butter or cheese. Help. Any advice?

  41. Patty Weeks
    I have a recent hyperglycemia diagnosis. I went on keto and IF. My fasting blood glucose is 170 and never goes below 120. what is going on??
  42. John Sutherland
    Been on Keto for a year, down 30 and keeping it off. Working on reducing body fat only now.

    How can I take supplements that are supposed to be taken 2 or three times a day with a meal when I am on OMAD? Should I take them a couple times a day without food and once with food?

  43. nancy
    I copy the recipes on paper to make it easy to follow as I cook. Please format the recipes so that the middle hole margin is adjusted so that it is not cut off with a punch. Thank you
  44. Pearl
    How can women reduce/stop the issues with Aromatase? Will fasting help?
  45. Myrna
    I LOVE this way of eating. I always feel full and never crave sweets. I have followed the meal plans to the "T" for 3 months and lost 11 lbs and my body fat went from 29.7 to 18.9. I've never felt better. Although, my cholesterol has gone up 75 points in 3 months. It's 299!! I am very upset that I have to find another way to eat because I really enjoyed this way of eating. If you have any tips on how I can get my cholesterol back down that would be great, otherwise I'm going to have to change my diet to help lower my cholesterol.
  46. Rina
    Wow, I just used tour meal planning tool and wow wow. Its so simple to use and does all the paperwork for you. Thank you, this will be a life saver and safed me almost an hour I spend everyweek.

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