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.



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.


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?

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:


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.



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.


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


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


  1. 21 comments removed
  2. Krista
    I really love this site and the meal plans. This has made it much easier to get started than the first site I tried.

    Two suggestions/requests.
    First, It would be a lot more user friendly if you did not limit people by which meals they could choose at which times. For example, I made pesto chicken casserole for dinner last night and am having leftovers for lunch today. It won’t let me put it down as my lunch today. I can’t even find it when I search. I think it’s because you have deemed it a dinner so it won’t show up at lunch. The searches in general need to be streamlined. I will type in the exact name of a dish but will have to scroll through several pages to find it. If all of the search words are exact, it should be the first thing to pop up. Sometimes I like to do breakfast for dinner. Maybe you could have an option where you switch the search to lunch or dinner meals. At the very least you should be able to search and have the meal show up no matter what time of day it is for. I really wanted to plug in a bullet proof coffee for lunch the other day but was not able to because it is considered a breakfast food. That is super limiting. I’m not only using this for recipes but also for tracking. So I would like to put meals in even if they were at the “wrong time of day” as far as your site is concerned.
    Second, you only have 3 smoothies for breakfast. I drink smoothies 4 days a week when I am rushing out the door. 2 or your smoothies have almost half the amount of carbs I can have for the day. It would be great if you could add maybe 5 or 6 more filling, super low in carbs and minimum protein but high fat smoothies.

    Thank you!

  3. Helen
    Just want to say loving the new meal plan tool :) Especially as it gives you the average of the meal plan per day over the week. Fab! I've been following your diet for 6 months and I have lost 3 stone. I love it :) BIG thank you.
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  5. Mathew
    Please update recipes to have true metric, tablespoon and teaspoon are not accurate for cooking.
    Reply: #2297
  6. Lana
    Great information on your website! Still wondering about the whole "keto" approach ... I tried Atkins diet about 10-15 years ago, but I felt I needed to modify it slightly to add a bit more vegetables and fruits. It worked fine for me, while I was on it, and then the weight came back! Do you have any guidance, or published information, on how exactly Keto diet is different from Atkins diet? Or is it the same principle with a different label on it? Thanks in advance!
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  8. Noah D Pikes
    It's great well organised and presented site, one of the best I've encountered in the last 9 months, of mostly viewing USA based
    teachers. But as a UK born and bred person, who's lived many years in France and Switzerland, I'm more attracted to the way
    your site approaches viewers and readers and pratictioners
    I am looking to find content aimed at older people - I'm 76 - concerning Keto diet having a slowing or even halting effect
    on age linked dementia symptoms. Not necessarily Alzheimers, where I know there are great advances in progress, especially
    with Dr. Bredesen's approach. He includes intermittent fasting - 18 hours per day off and 2 meals within the six others. And
    of course the same approach as yours to Keto eating and drinking. ( I've been doing this for 8 months now, fully for 6 as it took
    me 2 to be in Ketosis continually. I use the GlukoMen areo B-Ketone Sensor for daily readings of my Keton level)
    It would be great if would also include some writers who have experience of this value to fasting and Keto dieting.
    with thanks.
    Reply: #2279
  9. Noah D Pikes
    I've written my experiences, comments as before becoming a member I want to know if you do have any focus on Keto and fasting for older people.
    And this my subsequent slightly edited version of my first version, which I would prefer to replace it. (I tried to follow the editing process
    set up by yours site, but something didn't allow it to happen, so as I had saved the new version, here it is .)

    It's a great well organised and presented site - one of the best I've encountered in the last 9 months of mostly viewing USA based
    teachers. But as a UK born and bred person, who's lived many years in France and Switzerland, I'm more attracted to the way
    your site approaches viewers and readers and practitioners.
    Being 76 I am looking to find content aimed at older people (I'm 76) concerning Keto diet having a slowing, or even halting effect
    on age linked dementia symptoms. Not necessarily Alzheimers, where I know there are great advances in progress, especially
    with Dr. Bredesen's approach. He includes intermittent fasting - 18 hours per day off and 2 meals (Author THE END OF ALZHEIMER'S) within the six others. And a simlar approach as yours to Keto eating and drinking. ( I've been doing this for 8 months now, fully for 6 as it took me 2 to be in Ketosis continually. I use the GlukoMen areo B-Ketone Sensor for daily readings of my Keton level)
    It would be great if you would also include some writers who have experience of the positive effects of fasting and Keto dieting on dementia symptoms.
    with thanks.

  10. Tique
    Hi there

    It would be great to have a feature that recipes searches can be done to exclude certain food groups - for example it is possible to have an egg free plan or dairy free plan, but not an egg and dairy free plan. I don't eat eggs, gluten foods or dairy and it is cumbersome trying to find recipes that fit my search criteria.

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  12. Erik Tien
    hi, I'm trying to download the recipes in metric mode, but it doesn't seem to work. Is it just me? Apart from that, the page seemed to be very good :)
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  14. Marjan

    I love the website and all the information. I have couple of questions:

    1. How much Do I allow to eat on keto diet? Do I have to count or measure food?

    2. Can I drink protein shake during Keto diet? High Protein and less sugar.

    3. Can eat as much as I want based on the Keto Diet and loss weight?

    4. Do I loss body fat since lost of high fat food involved in the diet or not? It's very important to me to lower my body fat and stay fit.

    I workout HIIT 5-6 days a week and 131 pounds, 5'5 hight and want to be 125-122 pounds and body fat 24%-28%.

    Will this diet work for me?

    Thank you so much for help

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  16. Dawn
    Why are all of the comments to specific blogs deleted? There are some good points made in many of the comments but absolutely no feedback showing for any of them, which I find crippling to the entire blog. It is all one=sided with no feedback whether people agree with the LCHF meal plan or disagree with it.
    Reply: #2287
  17. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Dawn!

    Links to other blogs are generally not deleted.

    But links added in the comments field are very often put there to market different products. That kind of comments will be removed. In few cases it could happen that we by mistake are removing valid posts that we thought was put there by marketing purposes.

  18. kimberley
    Hi. I'm new to the keto diet; started it about a week and i really enjoy the meal plans. I do have a question. I am overweight and on the road to becoming healthy. As i've changed my diet, is it normal to encounter yeast infections?
  19. Margaret
    I really want to get fit and reverse my type 2 diobeates but I’m not understanding!

    I was on the Atkins diet lost 20lbs doctors said I looked great but both my regular doctor and my gyobn said you know you can’t stay on that diet very long it’s not good for you? I’m confused but the rest of the story is I went on the maintenance diet atkins provided and the lbs jumped back on very quickly! I was completely distraught. A friend of mine also on Atkins lost about 50 + lbs I told her to be very careful on the maintenance part and the same thing happened to her! After all that work and time she gained it all back +
    Just like me! Can you stay on this diet for life or what? Please help and explain! I truly felt like I went to bed after losing almost 35 lbs and woke up wit it all back
    + more!!! Very disappointed!
    How is this different? What went wrong?
    Is it safe to be on this diet? I do know that Atkins was very restrictive? But is low carb safe? Both doctors who I trusted said you can’t stay on that for long?

  20. Christel
    Last year I started Keto because I had to lose weight for hip surgery. I weight 250 lbs. and my doctor postponed my surgery because of my weight. He wanted me to lose at least 20 lbs. I started 15. July 2016 and after 6 month in January 2017 I lost 100 lbs!!! First my doctor didn't recognized me and then he was speechless!! My cholesterol and blood pressure went down to normal without meds!!. Christmas time I missed nothing, made homemade keto x-mas cookies and cakes and fabulous desserts.
    I counted my carbs ( 5% from my calorie intake, 15-20% protein and 75-85% fat)
    I have ketone blood meter and measures it weekly. I make all my foods myself inclusive Diet- Doctor bread recipes and kept my weight till December 2018.
    Then I went on a cruise with my boyfriend for 4 weeks and he didn't want me to eat every day the same food because there was not much of keeping in ketosis. I popped up like popcorn and gained 30 lbs and my blood pressure was 239/198/80 and I landed in the ER.
    Since 4 weeks I am back on keto and feel much better and my blood pressure is now in the range of 151/80/70!!
    And the best: I lost 15 lbs. I also do intermittent fasting as well: 18 hours fasting and in the 6 hour window I eat what I am hungry for, keto naturally.
    I cook after the detailed food list from Diet-Doctor with my own recipes.
  21. Sophie
    Please can someone email me the Vegetarians 2 week kick start plan? I can only see the meat option.

    Thank you.

    Reply: #2292
  22. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Sophie!

    As a member you have access to 5 different Vegetarian meal plans. (First month is free. No obligation to continue.)


    Please can someone email me the Vegetarians 2 week kick start plan? I can only see the meat option.
    Thank you.

  23. Heather
    Hi Guys,

    I'm starting the two week challenge on Sunday but there are two or three Fish meals in the first week and I don't eat fish! Can I simply choose something else from the other recipes or is there a specific replacement in the challenge for people like me?

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  25. Joyce
    Greetings To Everyone:

    This is my second time doing the Ketogenic diet. The first time for me wasn't very successful because I found out later that a person with no gallbladder has to do things a little differently and also need to take supplements. I enjoy this site and it has become my go to place to obtain recipes, info, etc. but I was disappointed that there where no stand out articles that related to not having a gallbladder: such as eating bile healthy foods (taking milk thistle), drinking green or ginger tea, good hydration, using digestive enzymes & ox bile and avoiding long chain fats, eating small meals and using MCT oil.

    For me this was my ah-ha moment. I had to play with LCHF that I consumed per day until my body adapted and then was able to increase the amount of fat. Since I made these changes I have had really good results.

    Please think about adding a section to your site regarding the keto diet and no gallbladder.


    Reply: #2303
  26. yasmin
    Are there no vegan keto meal plans?
    Reply: #2299
  27. Linda
    Matthew, a teaspoon is 5 ml. A tablespoon is 15 ml. There are measuring spoons that are calibrated to those amounts, with the corresponding intermediate calibrated to their metric measurements. They can help you with the accuracy you're looking for, since, even if they change the site's measurements, it will be a while before that happens. Good luck!
  28. Linda
    I love your site and the information you provide on keto, LCHF, and IF. But there's an important thing missing. While I have a long way to go, eventually I'm going to want to maintain the weight I've lost. There's nothing on your site to give us guidance in weight maintenance, which is arguably the hardest part of the whole weight loss journey. I'd really love to have some guidance for after my weight loss journey is done. And I'd like to know if there are differences in the approach you'd take depending on which type of weight loss plan you followed-IF, LCHF witthout fasting, or keto without fasting. I see testimonials about people maintaining their loss, but not much about how to do what they did myself. Thanks!
  29. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Yasmin!

    We have Vegetarian meal plans. Keto and Vegan diets are both restrictive in what you can eat. Combining them can lead to a lack of nutrients. It's not impossible but you need a lot of knowledge regarding nutrients if you would like to eat vegan and keto. But because of this complexity we have not provided vegan meal plans.

    Are there no vegan keto meal plans?

  30. Steven Cruz
    Dr. Fung my name is Steven Cruz I been on the Obesity Code for 3 months and I read your book and it is a real success I was 374 Lbs. now I am 312 Lbs. your logic works about Fasting and doing away the Carbs and sugar I just recently got my results of my Blood work and the doctor was amazed by the results everything from my A1C to my cholesterol were great numbers this is the life style I love now and will continue.thank you for that book it was great to read I wish I could have done this a long time ago.Once again thank you and please respond to my E-Mail I have 62 more pounds to go to achieve my goal of getting to the weight of 250 Lbs. to get my knee replacement.

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