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.


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.


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?

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:


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

Paulos Hughes
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.



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.


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


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



Feel free to leave a comment below. We read them all.


  1. Jeanette
    It seemed I got confused, I'm not on a free month trial, I'm on the 2 week low carb challenge. Sorry for the confusion.
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  3. Lee
    Dear Doctor

    I would like to unsubscribe as a member and not pay $12 Australian per month. How do i go about it.

    Many thanx

    Lee Doherty

    Reply: #770
  4. Gailene Wester
    I cannot find a spot which enables me to cease this subscription. Please cease my subscription . Thank you
    Reply: #756
  5. Ludmila
    It is great site ,however I do not want to pay monthly fee any more, I unsubscribe myself, where I can found a link to stop charge my cc? I do not want to be charge any more, STOP please. Hope I will not need to contact my bank!
    Thank you.
    Ludmila Kraft
  6. Gailene,
    Cancel by pressing the big button on your account page, alternatively email support@dietdoctor.com and we'll take care of it.

    I've canceled yours and Lee's and Ludmila's subscriptions, but leaving a comment here is not the best way as it may be missed.

  7. Susie
    It would be so helpful if you had a Recipes button at the top of the site. Confusing on how to get to the recipes. Love your site, tho. Soooo helpful.
  8. Yvette
    Hi My Name is Yvette,

    I am really scared.. I have always felt that I was ok with camouflage clothing to hide my fat stomach.. For the last three years I wake up feeling nauseated and stomach hurting.. I went to the doctor and he stated I need to loose weight and change my eating habits.. so I started working out 4 days a week with the same result no weight lost. Saturday I went shopping and every other store I was out of breath.. I told my daughter I feel like I am pulling 60 pounds as I walked.. I am at my heaviest weight 2.15 at 5/6 inch tall.. I found the Diet Doctor website and I have been following the strict program for 3 days.. I feel a little depressed. I just want to make sure I am doing the right thing with results.. I was very proud today one of my employees gave me donuts and I gave them to another person.

    I just want to make sure I eat the right food and enough.. I get bored eating the same thing.

  9. Xtina
    Here is a movie about wheat that is showing for free for the next 4 days. Readers might be interested.


  10. Gaston
    I'm following lchf diet (beginner). I have noticed that many lchf recipes include psyllium seed, but I can't get psyllium where I live. Is there any alternative?
  11. Lana
    I cannot play your videos. Is there a problem with your feed? Fortunately I am using the trial version at present or I would be canceling today.
    Reply: #762
  12. Hi Lana!

    We are sorry for that but it should not be a problem. If possible can you try another web browser and see if the problem persists?

  13. Lana
    Thank you Peter the problem cleared up right after I wrote you.
  14. Peter F
    I have lost 60lb since I started at the end of January and everyone at work asks what diet I am on - I'm spreading the Diet Doctor word daily. A1C is 5.2 and I am no longer taking Metformin. This diet works and is so easy to follow.
  15. susan
    I am following the lchf diet for the last 5 days but so far dont see any weight loss. is it normal or am I doing it wrongly?
    Reply: #777
  16. Roger
    I'm looking for a meal tracker for lchf. Are you aware of one that is good? I found the Atkins one on the app search but not sure if it is good.

    Thank you.

    Replies: #772, #787
  17. Felicia
    I am 23 weeks on lchf, it has changed my life, however i am stalled and have 35 more lbs to go. Loss so far 42lbs. I have not waivered, not once. I exercise 4-5 days/week, drink my h20, under 20g carbs, usually 12-15grams per day. What can i do to keep my weightloss moving? Tried fat fast once it worked, tried again nothing.
    Please advise adap
  18. jennifer boguhn
    please remove me from mailing list
    Reply: #769
  19. For customer service, please email me at support@dietdoctor.com.
  20. Geraldine Denise
    Just unsubscribe on your "My Account Page" it's easy .....
  21. Geraldine Denise
    SWEET! FULL OF CARBS! Look it up somewhere on google perhaps, you could eat it in TINY quantities!
  22. Lori
    Roger - I use My Fitness Pal - both on my regular computer and as an app on my tablet. It's free and customizable. You can switch the default macro percentages, but only in increment of five. It gets you close enough. Very easy to use and lots of features. I feel it is far superior to the Atkins app. Hope it works for you!
  23. Lori
    Rosie - I would recommend checking out Pinterest for some low carb versions of hummus. They may not be an exact substitute for the taste and texture of chickpeas, but you might find a version you like and don't need to be concerned with the carbs. Kind of like zucchini or cauliflower crust for pizza. Do they taste like a yeasty, floury pizza crust? No. But are they good in their own right and satisfy my pizza craving? Yes! Hope it helps.
  24. Steve
    I see to have increased anger and depression on LCHF after 1 month. I think I am following all of the diet and getting enough sodium. Any suggestions? I take lisinopril for BP and citalopram for depression.

    Thank you!

  25. Kristen
    Where can I find nutritional information for your recipes, other than what is already listed?


  26. Nikki Smith
    I am an insulin-resistant PCOS patient. I just wanted to let you all know that I found this site after 2 weeks of cutting carbs and processed foods on my own on June 6th, 2016 (3 days after my 38th birthday). I then kicked it up a notch and did the strict low-carb diet as seen by Dr. Eric Westman...after 4 weeks and following the "no sugar no starch" diet I've lost 25lbs...blood sugar is around 100-110...blood pressure is 104/67 and holding STEADY! I no longer have the withdrawal symptoms of sugar...and I'm very excited about taking this journey again and keeping the weight off for good! One word of advice: drink water and be sure to replenish your sodium that's lost. I love it when I get my blood pressure checked at work and they see that it's PERFECT according the the American Heart Association, yet I'm fat!
    Reply: #781
  27. Dawn
    I have had the same problem.....I have done Atkins before many times and weight came off right away. Although that was 15 years ago.
  28. Jennifer bowerman
    I love this site. In the few weeks I have been a member, I have learned so much. And totally (virtually) weaned myself off sugars and carbs. I am not fat anyway but am obviously carb and sugar intolerant so am using my experience as a science experiment using blood sugar monitoring. But I do have a couple of procedural comments about the site! Could you not just have one log in page? I have always to search for it, and it never gets any easier. Nor can I easily discover how to provide feedback. So one page with log in as a member at the top, and a clear link for providing comments would for this challenged website user be most welcome!
  29. Manisha Sharma
    Dear Dr Andreas
    This website is very useful and I am following LCHF for last 9 days. I stopped my insulin completely but taking Misinform 500 mg twice. My fastings are highter around 250. Only a few post breakfasts and lunches were between 170-195, all other reading are above 200.
    Was it a wrong step to stop insulin all together, was i supposed to decrease the doses?
    is there a need to get worried on 200+ blood sugar levels?
    Please suggest because I want to continue LCHF diet as my hunger has vanished and I am feeling good.


  30. Karen
    Dear Dr. Andreas,
    I'm so glad I found your website. After failing at every diet I've tried (I'd lose a little and then gain more back) and now reaching the highest weight I've ever been (even more than when I was pregnant), I've finally found one I think I can stick to. I've been on the LCHF diet for 10 days now. I'm not hungry between meals anymore (before I would crave sweets/carbs all day long and be starving 2 hours after eating any meal), I feel better, have more energy, sleep better, and have lost 10 pounds without adding any exercise!!! The biggest fact that makes me think I can stick to this is the no hunger between meals, no more cravings for sweets/carbs, and losing weight! Those are the best motivation I could ever need. I'm excited to see where I'll be in a few months (I need to lose a total of about 100 pounds).
    Thank you.
  31. Susan
  32. Nancy
    So I'm trying to stay under 20 carbs I do really well all day.
    Then at night I just blow it. I just want something sweet.
  33. Boris
    Hey guys, you are amazing (note it) :)

    I wanna ask you one thing, i am a bodybuilder and i started keto diet since i have some belly to lose (3-4 kgs). What i want to ask you is that is dark chocolate (70%+ cocoa) fine as post workout meal? Since i should take max 50g of carbs after the workout, dark chocolate has much less then that (since it has fibre) and most of calories comes from fat.

    I read this on some website about so called TKD (targeted ketogenic diet):
    "If you are consuming post-workout carbs, 25-50g is the limit. Added protein can help muscle recovery. Stick to glucose, as fructose can refill liver glycogen and interrupt ketosis. Fats should be avoided at this time, as they slow the digestion process and could lead to fat storage if your insulin levels are high."

    I use protein isolate shakes, but i eat banana with some chocolate (like 1 small bar) and i consume no more then 50g of carbs.

    Since i wanna switch to dark chocolate, is it fine or not? I am not sure because the thing i've just cited. I workout on empty stomach (fasted workout). Please help me out! Thanks!

    EDIT: my diet is clean as i mentioned i am on keto diet and i NEVER eat ANY carbs except those few grams from veggies. I eat nuts mostly, chicken, and i avoid dairy products for few years. So only answer me is dark chocolate fine as post workout or fat there is problem as i cited? Thanks

  34. Madeline
    Is this the same as the Atkins Diet? I have read a lot about how dangerous the Atkins Diet is and this looks the same or very similar.
    Reply: #785
  35. Hi Madeline!
    Yes, our recommended diet is relative close to Atkins diet. But with greater focus on eating unprocessed foods. We don't believe it's dangerous. We are actually convinced this is a very healthy way of eating. :)

    Read more about LCHF here:


    Is this the same as the Atkins Diet? I have read a lot about how dangerous the Atkins Diet is and this looks the same or very similar.

  36. Sesselja K S
    Hi, do you know of any
    LCHF doctors in Iceland?
    Best regards
  37. Lillian
    Try this it seem to work like myfittnesspal


  38. Joel
    Please cancel my membership at this time. I have enjoyed the site so far and may wish to renew my membership at a later time. However, at this time, I need to cancel. I have lost 50 lbs. so far and am now post diabetic. Thank you for all the help. God bless. Joel
    Reply: #789
  39. Joel,
    Done. Congratulations on your success!
  40. Cynthia Gooch
    Is there any kind of network or association that would understand LCHF in the U.S. - I am interested in finding a doctor in Phoenix AZ. Thank you!
  41. Sesselja K S
    Hi again. Asking again if you know of any LCHF doctors here in Iceland??
  42. Rosalie
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! While researching healthy low carb diets I found your website, which has been like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! And the gold is comprised of truth, knowledge and subsequent power. I want to thank all the doctors who are willing to give their valuable time and expertise to free carb/sugar addicts like me from the chains of corporate lobbyists and greed that fuel all the other "diets" I have tried over the last 30 years. Thank you!
  43. Caroline
    I'd like to try your diet but I'm allergic to eggs, what can I substitute them with?
  44. Karen
    I was losing a pound a day the first 11 days on this diet. I knew it wouldn't stay that way, but now I'm struggling to lose even 1 pound a week. (I'm into week 4 of the diet.) I've cut back a little on the fats (still eating enough to keep me satiated), but seem to be stalled at 1 pound a week. What can I do to increase that to 2-3 pounds a week? I have so much weight to lose and the thing that keeps me motivated the most is continued weight loss.
    Reply: #799
  45. Natalie
    Are there more recipes with the subscription. Or am I seeing them all? Thanks
    Reply: #797
  46. Anne
    Hi I have been doing LCHF for a year now lost 27 kg in 6 months. This is great but I have another 10 to 15 kg to go so thought I would take your two week challenge. To start off with I was only eating twice a day now I am eating three meals a day. Secondly which is very concerning I put on 1.2 kg in three days this is not an acceptable outcome. Can I still do the challenge and eat twice a day? Will this work for weight loss? May be I should just fast?
  47. Hi Natalie!

    You can see them all without a subscription.

    Are there more recipes with the subscription. Or am I seeing them all? Thanks

  48. Hi Anne!

    It's OK to modify the two week challenge and see if it works better. Eating twice a day is OK.

    The important part is actually avoiding being hungry for most of the time. No diet will work in long term then. When adopted to LCHF it's normal eating twice a day without feeling hungry.

  49. Hi Karen!

    I think as long as you loose weight it's OK. Do not force your body to loose a lot of weight by eating little and being hungry, then you probably just will gain weight again later on.

    If you cut back fat then you also should cut back protein and carbs, proportionally

    I was losing a pound a day the first 11 days on this diet. I knew it wouldn't stay that way, but now I'm struggling to lose even 1 pound a week. (I'm into week 4 of the diet.) I've cut back a little on the fats (still eating enough to keep me satiated), but seem to be stalled at 1 pound a week. What can I do to increase that to 2-3 pounds a week? I have so much weight to lose and the thing that keeps me motivated the most is continued weight loss. Thanks.

  50. Carol
    What have you done with the Halloumi burger recipe? The cheesy burger "buns" were amazing but I can't find the recipe anywhere. Was going to make for tonight's dinner with beef burgers. Just the bun recipe will do. Thanks.
    Reply: #803

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