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

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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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1,049 Comments

  1. Hi Debora!

    Do that! :)

    Hi Doctor
    I am unable to begin this week as both my husband and I have been rather unwell.
    We would prefer to start next week

  2. Grizell O'Neill
    Hi,
    The fat bombs, how many can a person have? Should I count calories to decide how many to eat?
    Thanks
  3. Barbara
    My husband and I are just starting the LCHF diet and I am using the shopping list that's provided. Question, should I indicate 2 people or 4 if I want to make sure we will have leftovers for lunch?
  4. tony
    This is the 4th time i have asked about summer recipes as we are not all in the northern hemisphere.
    I keep asking and they do not show up.
    I am now starting not to believe the above are real questions.
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  6. Amir Hossein
    Hi, I live in Iran and cannot use my credit cards to pay for a premium membership.
    International credit cards, such as Visa or Master, are not available here.
    Is there any way I could join?
    Reply: #1009
  7. Crystal M
    I have a question that I can't seem to find the answer to elsewhere on the website, so I'll try here: Is erythritol ok to have when doing LCHF? Thanks!!
    Reply: #1008
  8. Hi Crystal!

    We don't recommend any sweeteners, at least not on daily basis, they seem to "stimulate" bad eating behavior.

    I have a question that I can't seem to find the answer to elsewhere on the website, so I'll try here: Is erythritol ok to have when doing LCHF? Thanks!!

  9. Hi Amir!

    Can you use PayPal?

    Hi, I live in Iran and cannot use my credit cards to pay for a premium membership.
    International credit cards, such as Visa or Master, are not available here.
    Is there any way I could join?

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  11. susan
    I don't know if this is the right place to leave this, but I've hit upon such a delicious low-carb cocktail recipe, I wanted to share it with the most people: in a glass, put 1/4 cup rum and 1/4 cup coconut milk (and ice, if you like). Fill the glass to the top with orange-flavored sparkling water (but plain, no real or fake sweeteners or anything else in it), and a piece of mint if you're fancy. Voila! So yummy and satisfying, and only 1 to 2 carbs, depending on the brand of coconut milk you use. Also, the "mix" keeps well in the frig (add one part coconut milk to one part rum---heat the coco milk a tiny bit if you need to to liquify it, but after that this mixture will stay liquid in the frig); then just shake it up, add 1/2 cup of the mix to your glass, and top with the sparkling water!
    Thanks for your site (and your original video from YouTube), which has been so helpful for clarifying everything and helping me stay on track---not that it's hard---it's about the simplest lifestyle change I've ever tried! Lost pounds and inches and, at age 60 (how did that happen?), just yesterday, ran up the side of a mountain and was barely out of breath! I feel like it has taken me back in time . . . thanks again!
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  13. Brie
    Hi Doctor,

    I'm a little discouraged and would like some advice. I started LCHF nearly 4 weeks ago and haven't lost 1 lb to date. I've read you tips, watched your videos on what to eat, how often, what to avoid etc and followed the recommended food lists. I also purchased the ketone testing strips and I am testing positive for ketones in my urine, right where I should be. I'm counting my carb intake and drinking lots of purified water- no starchy vegetables, sugar, etc. I used to follow a very protein heavy diet, and I'm used to not consuming high amounts of carbohydrates as it is, but this is still a big changes for me. The only processed foods I've consumed are cheeses, mayonnaise and oils- coconut oil and olive oil. Can you make any suggestions please? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong and could greatly use your help! I understand we are all different, but perhaps there's something I'm missing? Very much appreciated!! Kind regards, Brie

    Reply: #1046
  14. Sandra
    what's the "serving size" - i do not want to "eat till I'm full" - ill go over my carb intake for the day! i just need to know what the serving size is for my meal .
    Replies: #1021, #1030
  15. ollie
    Brie - your story is my exact story - I am stumped - should we keep going or what? I am 57 how old are you?
  16. Brie and Ollie!

    Not everyone loses weight on LCHF, it can be harder if you are 50+ , and if you are around normal weight but still wan't to lose som weight to "look better".

    But actually a lot of people gains muscles on LCHF and you may miss this if you only measure your weight. Thus it’s smart to also track the disappearance of your belly fat, by measuring your waist circumference.

    Best of luck! :)

  17. Veronica
    how do you feel about the product or supplement called KETO/OS? feedback please!
  18. jody
    Question on maintenance. I have reached my goal pretty much and was wondering if the body will stop itself from losing anymore weight or am I going to have to add more carbs. My body doesn't tolerate carbs well at all and it makes me very sick. I stick to between 20-30grams a day average but some days its under the 20 grams. I'm not sure of what exactly to do because everyone is saying I look way to thin.
  19. Pratibha
    I require an urgent response as I would like to terminate my membership. Please contact me urgently.
    Kind regards
    Pratibha Shariff
  20. Elizabeth
    Hi, have you guys seen an instragram account called lchf_cooking. It is really good. Lots of really delicious simple meal and snack ideas. Would be great to see some on the website. Cheers
  21. Donald

    what's the "serving size" - i do not want to "eat till I'm full" - ill go over my carb intake for the day! i just need to know what the serving size is for my meal .

    Sandra,
    That's the beautiful part of LCHF. If you eat the recommended LCHF foods until "full" for the first few days, or maybe the first week, eventually you will feel "full" on a lot less food. Be sure to eat plenty of fat such as butter, coconut oil, etc with each meal too. Don't fear fat. These delicious, filling fats satisfy hunger, make foods taste better, and fuel your body causing it to transform into a fat burning machine. Also, please remember that like any other change of routine, LCHF may take some individuals longer to adjust to than others, but over time with some trial and error, LCHF will make you full and keep you full without carbs, which leads to weight loss and many other health benefits. Good luck!! You can do it ; )

  22. Mary
    Hi,
    I love the recipes but have a very big problem with the weights and measurements. Could you please include exact ingredient measurements in grams as well ?
    Seriously, tablespoons, quarter cups, and other such measurements really give me too much leg room for mistakes and way too many carbs !
    Also, as double cream isn't available in Norway, do you have an idea as to how to turn single whipping cream into double cream? The fat content is a lot different.
    Keep up the great work :D
    Many thanks
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  23. Mary
    Specifically, the Fat Head Pizza :
    360 ml shredded mozzarella cheese
    175 ml almond flour
    2 tablespoons cream cheese

    depending on how shredded the mozzarella is, I can pack in 2 mozzarella cheeses or 1 .
    175ml of almond flour - same problem.
    Please can you translate these to grams?

  24. Micky
    Your website says "Free trial one month, then $9 per month. Cancel online anytime." I can not locate the cancel online area. I am needing to cancel my membership.
  25. Elizabeth
    I am in the middle of a colonoscopy prep – four days of "low residue diet". No salad, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and only chicken, eggs, and tofu and refined foods before my clear liquid day on Tuesday. I have resigned myself that I have to eat white bread and rice for a few days, but I don't feel well –any suggestions??
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  27. martin arnold
    Hello, I'd like to ask about ketosis: specifically are there any dangers to low carb eating while not in, or not yet reaching, the keto state? It would seem as though there would be, since you are depriving your brain and body of glucose. This is the one thing that concerns me about this; for instance, what if I decide to remain low carb but drop out of ketosis for some reason? Would that be safe? Thanks.
  28. cindy
    I can't find anything about water. Can we drink as much as we want or?
    thanks
    Reply: #1031
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  30. Mary
    The first few days you will polish off your plate, the recipes are fantastic and I think we crave fat as a taste and your body craves the saturated fat. Then things change. Your appetite will decrease dramatically on it's own and what you previously thought of as a serving, is suddenly torture to finish - there's too much! After only two weeks on this diet, I eat twice a day - not by choice! It's because I'm still not hungry when lunch rolls around, and then I have an early dinner and no hunger at all until breakfast. I should add that I couldn't pass the refridgerator before without opening it.
    So don't worry. A fews days into the diet and it all changes -especially the amount of money you spend on food - buy bones with the savings and make broth.
    Enjoy the experience :D
  31. Hi Cindy!

    Yes! :)

    I can't find anything about water. Can we drink as much as we want or?
    thanks

  32. Tracy
    Hi there

    I have the same question as Brie & Ollie up further - I keep to LCHF and have lost very little weight which is very disencouraging especially when I have at least 20kgs to lose to get to a healthy weight for my size. I don't want to end up with extra health issues related to my weight as I already have mobility issues partly related to weight. What advice can you offer other than to say that not everyone loses weight on LCHF? How can you get back to a normal weight?
    I have tried the fasting as recommended on this website and I appeared to gain weight not lose it and no - my one meal a day was not larger than normal to compensate for the fasting. So any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

  33. Jay
    Hey, Team Diet Doctors: Was just hoping you could consider updating your pages about Type 1 to reflect that it is not "juvenile diabetes" at all, because millions of people have been diagnosed as adults with autoimmune Type 1 diabetes, too. It happened to me in my 40s, my in-law relative in her 60s, and a whole lot of people in online chat discussions who say they were diagnosed in every age group. So, thank you for updating the terminology to be more accurate -- it's just "Type 1 is an autoimmune condition that can occur at any age;" rather than "Type 1 is an autoimmune condition that occurs in children and young adults" -- that's not the whole picture. And that type of medical language is the reason my doctor didn't diagnose me correctly for more than 6 years. People keep telling the same story over and over. We'd love to get the facts straightened out. And you're a wonderful fact-based site. Search around and you'll find statistics that indicate 5-10% of Type 2 diabetics are actually Type 1 diabetics who have been misdiagnosed. Thank you, so much! Keep up the great work.
  34. martin arnold
    It's day 11 for me and I have lost no weight and am not in ketosis. I'm beginning to question whether this works or is healthy.
  35. Jenny
    What would the difference be when recipes are listed as Keto low carb but have 11 carbs per serving then other recipes listed under moderate low carb and only have 7? If there is anything on the website that explains this I am missing it so I apologize!
  36. Jenny
    For me, right by the serving size you can switch between US and Metric Measurements. When I have the US selected it shows me in cups and Tbs, ect.
  37. Richard
    I just found out today that my cat has cancer. After my brother was diagnosed with cancer last year, I read about the benefits of a keto diet in the treatment of cancer. Now, I realise that this site is primarily for human dietary advise, but I was wondering if anyone has any resources they could share with me regarding feline diets which may be beneficial in this scenario.
  38. Linnea
    Please I've been looking everywhere for information about breastfeeding and
    LCHF but can't find what I'm looking for. I've
    been on a low carb diet for many years and high fat for about 18 months. I had my 2nd baby 10 weeks ago and as with my first, breastfeeding is going well. I eat LCHF when I'm hungry and try to listen to my body. The problem is the same that I had with my first baby, I gain a lot of weight, about a kilo per week. Could it be that my body is calling for carbs, needed for the milk, but as I'm eating mostly fat, my body is not satisfied and sends hunger signals. Please help, I don't want to keep gaining weight like this not knowing if the solution is more carbs or rather fasting and try to cope with a bit of hunger... thanks in advance
  39. martin arnold
    So no response then for difficult questions?
  40. burton
    hey doc is there a lactose intollerant version without lactose???
  41. Ralph
    Hi
    in your chart Macadamia nuts have only 5% carb. on all macadamia I can buy it has around 13% carbs. where do you get your information from? do you only count sugar as carb? (with macadamia 5% sugars would be correct but there are 13% carbs in total in it)
  42. Ralph
    I just found out, that there are indeed macadamia with high carb values and low ones. in Europe the Ültje brand has 13%. Don't know why.
  43. Micah
    I'm a new member and am about to try the two week challenge. Along with having Celiac Disease, I am also allergic to poultry. I can eat eggs, but I can't eat chicken or turkey. Are there substitute meals I can put in place of the chicken recipes or can I use something else?
  44. paula
    Hola! estoy haciendo el plan y realmente me va muy bien. Soy de Argentina y si bien algo de ingles entiendo me encantaria que los videos fueran subtitulados en español para un mejor enetendimiento, son fantasticos cada uno de ellos. Muchas Gracias por esta página, esta cambiando mi vida. Tambien quisiera compartirla con amigos pero ellos no saben ingles. Esa es la otra razon de mi sugerencia.
  45. Daniela Gonzalez
    Hello Doctor, I am a 22 yeard old girl from Venezuela but currently living in Germany. I am epileptic since I was 16 years old and I have heard that the keto diet can be good for my condition. However, some people say it cant be good due to my condition. So, I would like to hear about what do you think of the keto diet for epileptic patients.

    I hope to hear back from you,
    Daniela Gonzalez

  46. Dale
    Hang in there. I bet your body is hanging on to fluid. If you have not dropped weight be the time you read this. Keep to your plan but to 900 calories a day for 3 days. Never give up!!!!
  47. ngozi onyemah
    Thanks for the work done, please what do i do to loss weight every well
  48. john
    To whom it may concern, I am curious to know is gluten free bread that is under the 5% of daily value is okay for the diet. Thanks John McLoughlin
    Reply: #1049
  49. No.

    To whom it may concern, I am curious to know is gluten free bread that is under the 5% of daily value is okay for the diet. Thanks John McLoughlin

  50. Diana
    Hi,

    I've started this LCHF diet since 2nd of January this year and it has been the best diet that's ever worked for me. However just recently I was diagnosed with Gout. I was wondering if Gout has a connection with LCHF? I really don't want to stop. It has been the best diet for me.

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