Low carb helped me heal my relationship with food
My name is Anna Olsson, and I’m a Digital Producer on the Diet Doctor Recipe Team. I’m so passionate about working for this company because the low-carb diet has personally given me so much more time, energy, and joy!
Like many, I used to have quite a complicated relationship with processed foods, sugar, and carbs.
Growing up, I ate a traditional high-carb, low-fat diet, as recommended by the official dietary guidelines in Sweden. On a typical day, I would eat sandwiches or cereal for breakfast, lunch at school, homemade dinner in the evenings, and of course, a couple of “healthy” snacks in between meals.
The official recommendations could be summed up in one sentence: Eat six times a day and never skip a meal. As a result, I was constantly thinking about when and what I could have for my next meal.
I always wanted to eat more, and it often seemed like others didn’t have the same issue. They even left food on their plate, which I found incredibly odd.
For some reason, my appetite regulation didn’t function in the same way as it did for my friends. So, what did I do? I learned to “live with it.”
When I say I learned to live with it, I mean that I tried to control it. Controlling my body signals became a daily struggle. It took me away from more meaningful activities that I loved, like music and sports.
Then one day, about 12 years ago, I was introduced to low carb in a tabloid. This alternative approach to health and food caught my interest, and I decided to give low carb a try. What did I have to lose?
In the beginning, it was difficult — I was worried about adding fat to my meals. I was also used to eating for entertainment and comfort; I had to be gentle and forgive myself when I “fell off the wagon.”
Over time, it got easier. My cravings for carbs subsided, and food stopped being my constant focus. When I ate, I enjoyed it. When I wasn’t eating, I focused more on what I was doing at that moment and became more present. It felt like my brain had been upgraded!
And this is exactly my motivation for working at Diet Doctor: I want to spread the word about the low-carb lifestyle, especially to others like me.
As a single professional in my early 30s, I don’t want to cook a big meal every night. I want to enjoy healthy and tasty low-carb food that can be put together quickly and have leftovers that I can take to work the next day. I also want advice on how to stay healthy while dining out and traveling.
Thank you for reading! And good luck with your low-carb journey!
Tip 1: Prioritize your health and the rest will fall into place.
Tip 2: You can free yourself from food addiction and dietary-related ailments through simple changes that fit your unique lifestyle.
Tip 3: Nothing is more rewarding and holds you more accountable than helping others. If you have a low-carb success story, share it with the world! Email us at email@example.com
Anna Olsson, Digital Producer, Recipe Team
Your story would relate to many of us. And so true, messages about the "right" food to eat, and how much, the feeling that "Fat" and "Salt" will clog arteries and give one heart disease, then the messages from many parents of yesteryear, "Eat all on your plate".
But it all gets better on your program here.
Specially about eating so many meals each day. And having a food obsession/addiction. That’s me all over!
Thank you for your story.
It’s very helpful to hear similar things to what I’m experiencing.
I no longer have breakfast, and try to do the 16/8 fast each day.
My issue is that I now have soy milk and my low carb GP Rob Szabo thinks that might be why I still carry weight? I became lactose intolerant after a mastectomy. Very strange, there was a nerve cut that triggered this reaction. Any way!
Go well all and thank you!