Behind the scenes: How to make low carb simpler next month


Last week Team Diet Doctor spent three days discussing what to do next and building our team. Want to know what happened?

Here’s another behind the scenes post.

What we discussed

Every month we spend three days together discussing important stuff and hanging out. This is important as we don’t all work in the same place. To become one team, one organism, with shared goals and culture, these days are crucial.

What did we discuss this time?
Monday: Mission and Product
The goal for Monday was to better understand what “making low carb simple” means and to come up with ideas of how to make low carb simpler.

Here’s the detailed agenda:

  • Before 12:30: Preparation for Karlstad Days and individual work
  • 12:30 – 13:30: Team lunch/coffee
  • 13:30 – 14:00: Introduction (Andreas)
    • Status Diet Doctor
    • Purpose of Karlstad Days
    • Focus: Parking lot and focus role
  • 14:00 – 14:45: Evaluation of last month’s priorities (Johan)
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Break
  • 15:00 – 16:30: Product ideas (Bjarte)
    • What one new product would make you use the membership every week?
    • What one new product would make our members use the membership every week?
    • What improvements would massively improve our existing products? (videos, ask the experts, guides, recipes, articles, newsletters)
  • 16:30 – 16:45: Break
  • 16:45 – 17:30: Mission (Bjarte)
    • Why make low carb simple?
    • What does “make low carb simple” mean?
  • 17:30 – 20:00: Dinner (Kristin and Andreas’ place)

Tuesday: Priorities and Team
The main goal for Tuesday was to agree how to make low carb simpler next month. The second goal was to improve our team by discussing things like employee ownership, hiring, and trust.

Here’s the detailed agenda:

  • Before 10:00: Individual work
  • 10:00 – 11:30: Decide our top three priorities and what to get done next month, 1/2 (Andreas)
  • 11:30 – 11:45: Break
  • 11:45 – 13:00: Decide our top three priorities and what to get done next month, 2/2 (Andreas)
  • 13:00 – 13:45: Team lunch/coffee
  • 13:45 – 14:45: Equity, and salary transparency (Andreas)
  • 14:45 – 14:50: Short break
  • 14:50 – 16:15: How to Build a Great Company (Bjarte)
    • Hire: Who should were hire, where and how?
    • Work: Where should we work?
    • Trust: What are you afraid of? What Diet Doctor failure can you share?
  • 16:15 – 17:15: Individual work
  • 17:15 – 20:00: Dinner and social at the office (Simon)

Wednesday: Blog and Interviews
The goal for Wednesday was to agree how to improve what we are posting on the blog and whether a new candidate would be the right person to help us with our Swedish website, Kostdoktorn.

Here’s the detailed agenda:

  • Before 09:00: Individual work
  • 09:00 – 10:15: Blog planning changes and weekly plan (Inger)
  • 10:15 – 10:20: Short break
  • 10:20 – 11:20: Interview candidate/individual work (Andreas, Bjarte, Johan)
  • 11:20 – 11:30: Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30: Interview candidate/individual work (Alex, Inger, Simon)
  • 12:30 – 13:00: Team lunch/coffee – leftovers at the office
  • 13:00 – 13:15: Karlstad Days evaluation (Alex)
  • 13:15 – 17:00: Individual work

Next Month’s Priorities

The most important part of the three days is agreeing what to do next to make low carb simpler.

Here’s what we agreed:


As you can see, we have three priorities for the next month:

  1. Massively improve the user experience of the membership
  2. Create great keto and low-carb guides
  3. Start taking our member videos to the next level

The items below each priority are what we aim to get done by September 12th. We won’t be able to complete everything, but we will work hard to get as much as possible done.

Should we be doing something else? Tell us how we can make low carb simpler for you.

Some behind the scenes pictures


 Andreas and Johan working hard



 Simon editing videos



 Inger, Simon, Andreas and Bjarte discussing

More behind the scenes

Want to know more about what’s happening behind the scenes at Diet Doctor? Let us know and we will do our best to write about it.

Here are some earlier behind the scenes posts:

Behind the Scenes: Making Products You Love

Behind the Scenes at Diet Doctor: Our Two-Month Plan

How Can We Make the Membership Insanely Great?

Behind the Scenes at Diet Doctor

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  1. Deboorah
    Esp like the "watched" notation for videos I have seen. Also like new organization of videos. Love the site!
  2. joyce
    can only say once again that having no credit card prohibits me from joining the there another way of "joining" "prepaying" for a year at a time with a money order??

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