Global hellos, suggestions, and support in our Facebook group
What happened in our FB group this past week? Here’s a short round-up of some highlights.
Hellos from around the world
We had more than 150 new people join the group. So on our Welcome Wednesday we asked the newbies and the veterans alike to introduce themselves, tell others where they’re from, and pick their favorite keto food from among bacon, eggs, cheese, or avocado.
We had a fantastic response with members from every continent popping in to give a friendly hello! People chimed in from the US and Canada, all over Europe and the UK, as well as Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Colombia, the Middle East, and more.
What’s the group’s favorite keto food? Well, that sure is a toss-up. Avocado was loved by some and reviled by others, as were eggs. Cheese was a very common favorite. But of course, bacon had its highly devoted and vocal camp. And some said: “Don’t make me choose! I love them all!”
Amazing success stories
As always during the week members posted their progress and their challenges. Since we value every member’s privacy, we won’t list any identifying details here — the group is a safe, confidential space to share.
But it’s always validating to see how many members are improving their health and life so dramatically.
This week members not only posted about their weight loss and diabetes reversals, but also shared how long-standing symptoms had improved. Non-scale victories included no more swollen heavy legs, IBS, joint pain, and more.
One member shared how she had to buy new pants because all the ones she owned were now too big!
Of course, challenges were shared too. Moderators and members joined in to help find evidence-based solutions and reassure one another with personal experiences.
We had a common question on what to do if your weight loss seems very slow or even stalled. Hearing about dramatic and fast weight loss can be frustrating or discouraging for some if their progress seems too slow compared to others.
Other members shared their experience with stalls of three to six months or more, and yet over time their weight slowly came off. That slow path emphasizing non-scale victories was how some members described losing more than 100 pounds over three years while staying motivated and positive.
“Keep with it,” said members. “It took your body years to put on the weight. Give it time to take it off.”
You also learn more about how to get the scale moving in our evidence-based guide to how to break a weight-loss stall .
Upcoming recipe challenge
Today (Saturday October 10) we’ll be cooking the keto bacon burger casserole. It’s not too late to join us to cook this recipe together. You can even cook it on Sunday and post your photos then.
Our recipe challenge works like this: During the week we take a poll about what recipe to cook and then give members a day or two to gather the ingredients. Diet Doctor moderators cook alongside members and answer any questions. When we’re done, we all post pictures and compare results. Since members are in every time zone, the actual cooking takes place at whatever time works best for you.
We’ll be taking another poll soon. Come weigh in on what you want to cook together.
Exciting week ahead
Want more reasons to come join us? Here are just a few:
We always want member feedback about ways to improve the Diet Doctor experience and to make our information and recipes more helpful to you on your low-carb journey.
For example, last week members told us they wanted a label on recipes indicating whether they freeze well. Members also discussed whether or not it would be helpful to list in each recipe, along with the ingredients, the cooking implements that would be needed, such as an electric heater, immersion blender, spatulas, bowls, and so on.
This week, on Monday I will be sharing an interview I had with Diet Doctor’s chief technology officer Manju Bharadwaj. He’ll be talking about what the IT team is up to behind the scenes and improvements that are underway to make your online experience even better. He’ll be looking out for questions and suggestions you may have, too.
And you won’t want to miss this event. On Thursday, October 15 at 1pm EST, Kristie Sullivan will be doing a special Facebook Live about keeping keto for Halloween. Always warm, gracious, and helpful, Kristie will cook a special recipe and see if she can make it look as scary as the pictures. It’s sure to be fun. If you can’t watch it live, the interview link will be posted so you can watch at a time convenient to you.
Interested in The Diet Doctor Member Facebook group?
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