“Fantastic results in 5 1/2 weeks”


Recently I received an e-mail from Marcus. Here’s his story:

The E-Mail

Hi Andreas!

I want to thank you and your team for keeping up such a great website with all the information, stories and updates on the current debate, that’s going on today about LCHF and more.

First, I want to thank my beloved twin sisters, who began trying 2 years ago to change my otherwise so cool diet, including at least 1 liter of Coca Cola and a pound of candy a day. Even with a lot of exercise it was still difficult to maintain my weight.

But five and a half weeks ago, on the day after my 30th birthday, I decided to do something about my diet, my weight, my life… before it’s too late?!

I’m amazed at what has happened in those weeks.My waistline has shrunk so quickly. I feel much lighter. I lose on average 2 1/2 lbs (1.2 kg) and 1/2 inch (1.4 cm) around my waist per week. Not to mention that other lifelong problems I’ve had with my skin have disappeared. I can’t wait to see what the future holds if it continues at this rate.

I also want to thank my dear friends who work in the kitchen at Gothenburg’s City Theatre, where I work. In addition to making amazing food, they always do a little extra for me at lunch. Gluten intolerant as I am, it can sometimes be a challenge to eat well, especially when eating out. My friends at the theater make it easier for me in my every-day life. Not only do they always make gluten-free options at lunch for me, but now they also consider that I now eat a low-carb diet :).

Thank you for all the inspiration on this website, and I hope I’ve been able to contribute a little with this e-mail.

PS! Here’s my blog about getting rid of my sugar addiction:

http://sugarboom.blogg.se. (Google translated from Swedish)

Congratulations, Marcus!


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  1. Daniel Ferreira
    Good Job Marcus! keep it up!
  2. Violeta
    Congratulations, Marcus! What an amazing transformation with low-carb/high-fat! Thank you for sharing your success story.
  3. Low Carbe Diem
    Thank you so much! Someone I care about very much is starting LCFH for the new year. This is EXACTLY the type of inspiration, motivation and proof he needs!!
  4. mike
    That seems impossible? Would love to talk directly with him.
  5. Bruce
    Not the same person.
    When I zoom in on the photos I see that the tattoo band on the left arm is different in the two photos and the hair on the chest is different.
    Would love to see a year's improvement in my life in 5 1/2 weeks, but please don't take a good long term lifestyle and cheapen it with posts like this.
  6. Molly
    Hey Bruce :) Go and have a look on his blog ! Its definitely the same person.

    Check out r/keto as well - its annoying for a middle aged woman like myself, but young men often *drop* the weight off when they do a keto diet. Even for me, I started the day after boxng day (27th dec) and as of today (4th Jan) I've lost 2cm off my waist, hips and thighs.... Mind you.... i am a special case as I also have Hashimotos thyroiditis, so I tend to retain a LOT of water and I drop it quite fast.

    The last time I tried this approach seriously, about three years ago now, I lost almost 9 kilos in a fortnight ! So this kind of weight loss, initially, is possible. It slows right down after a month or so, and aome people never get that initial drop, but I honestly don't belive that those pictures are faked :)

  7. John D. Pipes
    Dear Sir,

    After 5 weeks on lchf my Hba1c reduced from 8.3 to 7.1, extremely motivated, thank you
    very much.

    John D Pipes (76yrs.)

    Reply: #8
  8. Zepp
    Congratulations.. its not to late to be healtyer then!
  9. Bruce
    Thank you all...yes I agree the diet itself is fabulous. I've lost 10 pounds in 2 months. My only complaint was the Diet Doctor featuring this photographic comparison which is easily seen to be fraudulent.
    To a newcomer who is considering this way of life It would cast doubt on the veracity of the web site and the legitimacy of the diet.
    Best of the new year to you all.
  10. Bruce
    Why no faces? Why shot from 2 different sides? Why no marks or features that can be definitely linked to both photos as the same person? Even the tattoo on his left arm appears different if you look closely. If someone wanted to fool us about their progress this would be the way to do it.

    I am by nature a skeptic. All science based people should be. Show me proof these people are the same and I will believe :)

  11. Molly
    Bruce - go to the website ! The link is at the bottom of the article - its called Sugaboom. The Blog has a stack of photos, from many different angles :) the proof you need is right there !

    Scepticism is good, especially when it comes to diet and wellness!!

  12. Zuleka
    Can I be honest? I can't see the dude's face. I'm aware on Prof. Tim Noakes diet. I am a fellow South African. I really think this is a pleasurable but effective diet. However, pictures like those on top will discredit this lifestyle. I'm gonna be blatant and say, they look fake. Sorry
  13. Zuleka
    Wait a minute. Who is Molly and is she so hellbent on speaking out only when someone questions the authenticity of the pics? Odd! Btw, I'm retracting my apology as I notice I'm not the only one who spoke out against the pics.
  14. Sherry
    This is definately not the same person.!! This program does produce wonderful results so not sure why someone felt the need to show fake photos.
  15. Dawn
    Seems unlikely that two guys would get together to fake a pic. They are both wearing the same bracelet. The chest hair in the second pic is regrowth stubble after shaving. The tattoo does look different, but that may just be because it shrank. I think it’s the same guy in both pics. I also don’t think Diet Doctor would post without verifying. No need. They have plenty of success stories to use without risking their reputation on a maybe.

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