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Can You Get Depressed on Low Carb?

Can You Get Depressed on Low Carb? – Answers to Common Questions4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars88%4 stars2%3 stars9%2 stars0%1 star0%44 ratings4402:42

Can you get depressed on a low-carb diet? Can it worsen the symptoms – or do symptoms of depression usually get better on low carb?

Here’s how four of the top low-carb doctors in the world answer these questions in this short video, that so far has a 4.9 out of 5 rating:

Can You Get Depressed on Low Carb?

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Top 14 Low-Carb Fears

Top 14 low-carb fears

Is a low-carb diet dangerous? Will it harm every organ of your body and destroy the planet?

There are many fears about low carb, and most (but not all) are based on misunderstandings and myths. We’ve put together a big new guide to make sense of the top 14 low-carb fears. Should you be worried or not? Have a look:

Top 14 Low-Carb Fears (And Whether You Should Be Worried)

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Doing the Impossible on a Ketogenic Diet

Before and after

Before and after

Here’s yet another example of someone doing the impossible – reversing type 2 diabetes, obesity and other health problems – using only a ketogenic diet.

This is the story about how Wim and his wife Saïda turned their lives around:

The blog post

We are Wim and Saïda Tilburgs from the Netherlands, and this is our story. It tells how Wim lost 40 kg (88 lbs) and reversed all the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Along the way, he solved most of the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which he developed after serving at the UN mission in Lebanon.

Our story tells how Saïda lost 20 kg (44 lbs) and reversed all her symptoms of painful osteoarthritis and inflammation. We have done so only with a ketogenic low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet.

Wim's bloodwork

Here are the numbers for my blood work. You can see that my HbA1c went from 11.4% to 8.7% with high doses of insuline and metformin. On a ketogenic diet from 8.7% to 5.4%. Standard of care made me obese and still a diabetic at high risk. The ketogenic diet reversed my T2 diabetes. Keep reading

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“I Can’t Stop Telling People About It”

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John was very reluctant to try LCHF, despite his friends trying to make him convert to a low-carb lifestyle. He had tried so many diets and none of them had worked. He had resigned to be overweight and have type 2 diabetes.

He also suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, something that has caused him pain throughout his life.

But after a blood work came back bad, he decided to try low carb anyways. That was the start of his new life. Continue Reading →

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Can Unstable Blood Sugar Lead to Sugar Binges?

Ask Bitten Jonsson

Can blood sugar swings lead to sugar binges?

This and other questions (do antidepressants increase hunger?) are answered this week by our food addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN:

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“I Only Wish I Had Known What I Know Now 10 Years Ago”

Before and after

Before and after

Tyler was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19. During the next decade he gained a lot of weight following the official dietary guidelines, needed more and more medications, and got all kinds of health issues. Something felt wrong.

Recently someone recommended him to check out the Diet Doctor website, and he decided to try LCHF and intermittent fasting. Here’s what happened: Continue Reading →

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“With Our Story, We Hope To Inspire People to Take the First Step and Try It”

Photo: Ylva-Li Niggemann

Photo: Ylva-Li Niggemann

This is an amazing story about mental health and how a low-carb diet can have a positive impact in unexpected ways, way beyond weight loss.

Åsa’s family suffered from problems of depression, anxiety, ADD and autism. After getting her family started on low-carb, things started changing: Continue Reading →

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100 Pounds Gone Without Calorie Counting


4.6 out of 5 stars5 stars78%4 stars9%3 stars7%2 stars2%1 star1%76 ratings2,833 viewsStephanie Dodier had a life-changing experience when she suffered a panic attack at the age of 34. She decided to make drastic changes in her life, and lost 100 pounds in a year – without calorie counting.

In this brave interview, Stephanie Dodier shares her low-carb and weight loss journey. Watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 24-minute interview is available on our member site:

100 Pounds Gone Without Calorie Counting – Stephanie Dodier

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How Stephanie Lost 100 Pounds Without Counting Calories

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Can eating an LCHF diet effortlessly make you lose 100 pounds and change your life?

That was definitely the case for Stephanie Dodier. She shares her story about overcoming obesity and anxiety in this 21-minute long interview. She was in a corporate career, working very hard, but not feeling good and struggling with her weight and anxiety.

Then one day she met a natural health practitioner who helped her turn her life around completely. And it all started with changing her food.

100 Pounds Gone Without Calorie Counting

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