Behind the Scenes at Team Diet Doctor

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What’s happening behind the scenes at Team Diet Doctor? Here are three things you may find interesting about us!

We sometimes spend day AND night together!

Once a month Team Diet Doctor all travel to Karlstad, Sweden, and work hard together for three days. The unusual thing is this: most of us spend the nights together too!

This probably sounds worse than it is as our office is a large apartment with a few separate bedrooms where most of us sleep, but Simon (our Creative Director) sleeps in the video studio, Johan (our Head of Technology) sleeps in the living room, and I sleep in the conference room!

Crazy? Perhaps, but it’s true.

We’re not all Swedes

Another thing you may not know about Team Diet Doctor is that not all of us are from Sweden and we live in different cities.

Most of us live in Sweden though. Kristin and Andreas live in Karlstad, Inger lives in Linköping, Simon lives in Jönköping, and Johan and Alex lives in Stockholm.

But me, Bjarte? I live in Bergen, Norway, by far the nicest place of the five. ;)

We spend three days a month deciding what to do next!

For three days every month we all go to Karlstad to discuss the question of questions: What would you, our dear members and visitors, love if we did next?

To answer this question we do different things. For example, we read your feedback (on posts, guides, recipes, success stories and the get-started challenge), we speak to you directly on the phone, at conferences, and at the Low-Carb Cruise, we ask those of you who are members weekly questions on the membership site, we look at our website traffic to see what you click the most and least, and we think about what we would love to make that you might love too.

On Monday the 23rd of May it’s time for Karlstad once again. Check out what we’re going to do below:

Preparation

(Everyone in the team does this)

1. Write one sentence that summarizes what Diet Doctor current does for Janet and Ken (the two people we keep in mind when thinking about what to do next)

2. Suggest three products: What are, or should be, the core products of Diet Doctor?

Agenda

Monday:

  • 16:45 – 17:45: Discuss progress on priorities (Andreas)
  • 17:45 – 19:45: Dinner together

Tuesday:

  • 06:00 – 09:00: Sleep or do individual work
  • 09:00 – 11:00: What are our products and how do we make them insanely great? (Bjarte)
  • Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00: Decide our top three priorities, 1/2 (Andreas)
  • 12:00 – 13:00: Lunch and coffee
  • 13:00 – 14:30: Decide our top three priorities, 2/2 (Andreas)
  • 14:30 – 17:00: Do individual work
  • 17:00 – 20:00: Dinner and Social (Johan and Bjarte)

Wednesday:

  • 06:00 – 09:00: Sleep or do individual work
  • 09:00 – 11:00: For each priority, what do we aim to get done this month, 1/2 (Bjarte)
  • Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00: For each priority, what do we aim to get done this month, 2/2 (Bjarte)
  • 12:00 – 13:00: Leftovers and coffee at the office
  • 13:00 – 14:00: What one thing sucks most about our company? (Bjarte)
  • 14:00 – 15:15: Discuss various topics, for example Low-Carb Sweets, Low-Carb Desserts; Low-Carb Snacks, Wild ideas, Low-Carb Cruise 2017 etc. (Bjarte)
  • 15:15 – 15:30: How can we improve our Karlstad days? (Bjarte)

Do you want to know more about what’s happening behind the scenes at Diet Doctor? Tell us what you want to know and we’ll write about it.

Want to immediately know more about our exciting purpose and story so far? Check out our About page!

19 comments

  1. Apicius
    Bjarte,
    I agree that Bergen, Norway is by far the nicest place. I would love to go back and visit it again...it's beautiful!
  2. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    You are awesome Apicius! Let me know when you're coming over again and I'll give you a tour. :)
  3. Ian
    Linkoping is the best! :-)
    Reply: #8
  4. Irfan
    Keep up the great work Team. We would love to see the 'making' of your amazing videos if possible.
    Reply: #9
  5. wendy
    Great website. I love the recipes / fantastic ideas that are easy and strict LC. It makes life so much easier. Keep up the good work
    Reply: #10
  6. Liz
    I think we should be able to sign up for the two week challenge again. I love doing it, getting the daily emails. The recipes are easy to make and really delicious.
    Reply: #7
  7. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Liz,

    Just click unsubscribe to one of the challenge emails and you'll be able to sign up with the same email address. :)

    Please let us know if this doesn't work.

    I think we should be able to sign up for the two week challenge again. I love doing it, getting the daily emails. The recipes are easy to make and really delicious.

  8. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    No way Ian!

    Linkoping is the best! ?

  9. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    We'll publish some pictures of that Irfan. :)

    Keep up the great work Team. We would love to see the 'making' of your amazing videos if possible.

  10. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    Thanks for your inspiration Wendy! :)

    Great website. I love the recipes / fantastic ideas that are easy and strict LC. It makes life so much easier. Keep up the good work

  11. Nani
    I join the others to praise you guys for the great work. Clicking on the "news" is one of the first things I do when getting home from work! I also love how "international" you tackle the whole thing... since I am a brazilian half italian living in Germany, I find it important! I'm neither overweight nor diabetic, but suffer from migraine and unfortunately LCHF was not a miracle cure for my problem, like some might think... therefore also more focus on neurological issues and LCHF would be appreciated. But of course I understand the priorities and gladly spend the money to get this site... a bargain! Thank you all, and hope to see you one day in the cruise!!!
    Reply: #14
  12. Ben
    Just the names sound fantastic compared to the towns and cities we have in Australia!
    Reply: #16
  13. Jenni Calihan
    It is fun to get a glimpse of what is going on behind the scenes!

    I love that your good work and outreach on this critical topic is crowdfunded by our membership dues. Keep all the amazing news and content coming!

    Reply: #15
  14. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    Thanks Nani! Would be awesome to speak to you on the cruise some day. :)

    I join the others to praise you guys for the great work. Clicking on the "news" is one of the first things I do when getting home from work!

  15. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    Thanks Jenni and keep making those awesome guides together with us!

    It is fun to get a glimpse of what is going on behind the scenes!

    I love that your good work and outreach on this critical topic is crowdfunded by our membership dues. Keep all the amazing news and content coming!

  16. Bjarte Bakke Team Diet Doctor
    Hehe, nice Ben! You guys have som pretty interesting names to, especially for people. Woodcock and Drinkwater come to mind. ;)

    Just the names sound fantastic compared to the towns and cities we have in Australia!

  17. Krista
    I found it funny that you chose the names Janet and Ken. You won't find many people under 55 years of age with those names in North America. But, if you are looking to design your site with the 55 and over crowd in mind that suits me. I'm 55.
  18. karen
    SUGGESTION: have a presentation on how to find your MACROs + tools to enter your weight + food and reports on if your hitting your MACROs. Plus if your not hitting your marks, how to keep on track getting your fat intake in and why it is important to recal your MACROs after loosing so much weight. thats my issue after being on the way of living for 7 months. thank you very much.
  19. Algy
    You guys do awesome work! You're my first go-to website to refer people to - I normally point to your Facebook Site from where they can hit the rest.

    A lot of people always ask me when they hear we don't eat bread or pasta in our Paleo / Low Carb Healthy Fat lifestyle ~ "but what do you feed your children?" ( in an almost panicky voice :) ) I've written a small piece on my Facebook page so I can just refer them to that and I normally tell them that it couldn't be easier. We simply make 'too much' food for the previous evening meal and give our son the leftovers for school the next day. Or breakfasts ~ "what do you eat if you don't eat cereals?" I have the feeling though that people can do with some help, especially around their children. Depending on the country, they don't know what to pack for their children for school. Countries like France have meals included, but in Canada where we live it's mostly every family's responsibility.

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