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Everyone is talking about the keto diet. Why? Because it works!
Scientific research and a growing legion of personal stories document the array of positive effects. Common results include weight loss without hunger, diabetes reversal, reduced sugar cravings, calmer stomachs, and improved health markers.23
We know that not everyone will see results by switching to keto eating. But we do know from more than 10 years of experience on our site that many people’s lives are improved so dramatically that we must help as many as we can. You, too, could become one of the hundreds of inspiring success stories.4
Will you experience dramatic results? You’ll only know if you try.
So think of this as an exciting, no-risk, two-week adventure into a new way of eating. It may very well put you on the road to a happier, healthier you for the rest of your life. Doesn’t that sound simply irresistible? You know you want to try it.
What will you eat?
This is no arduous diet, with two weeks of struggle and deprivation. This is two weeks of delicious, satisfying meals. You’ll be amazed at all that you can eat!
Diet Doctor’s recipe team creates the meal plan for each week. It’s designed to be as simple and delicious as possible.
Unlike other diets, you won’t have to worry about feeling hungry or deprived. The foods you’ll eat are filling, flavorful, and nutritious.5
Here are some of the amazing dishes you’ll feast on:
The success stories
What kind of results can you expect on a keto diet? Hundreds of people have sent us their success stories. Check out a few for inspiration:
Fantastic – I loved it!Kick-started my low-carb journey, easy to follow, love the app – it’s brilliant!
I don’t have to wonder and think about what to eat. All I have to do is shop.
This challenge was user-friendly and a great resource.
I was initially ambivalent about getting started, but the daily emails made it super easy to get started. I didn’t have to log in to the website to find my daily plan. It was sent straight to my email.
The recipes were easy to follow and very tasty. I also felt that I didn’t waste a lot of food because many of the ingredients are consistently used. I highly recommend this website to get started.
Hello Diet Doctor staff,The keto challenge was wonderful, not so much a challenge but a joy. 😊
I followed the advice on other Dr. Eenfeldt videos on your site, where he suggested eating as much of the permitted foods to satiety rather than counting macros, which I would find tedious.
I am so pleasantly surprised! I thought I had a sugar addiction. It seems I don’t. On day two — and ever since — I’ve had ZERO cravings for sweet food. This is remarkable for me. And I have lost 13 pounds (6 kilos) in 4 weeks. (I did a week of keto before and after the challenge.)
I am continuing to eat keto as I love it.
Thank you for your excellent website. It’s so informative.
Frequently asked questions
How much weight will I lose on the 2-week keto challenge?
This is highly individual, but most people lose between 3 and 15 pounds (1.5 to 7 kilos) in the two weeks.6 Some lose more, some lose less.
Why does the challenge last two weeks?
Two weeks are enough to determine your own response to the diet and to get through early difficulties — like removing sugar from your diet. It’s enough time to start experiencing the true benefits of a keto diet and to know if you want to continue.7 It’s not a huge undertaking, and basically anyone can commit to this challenge for two weeks. Are you up for it?
Can I change some of the recipes?
With Diet Doctor Plus, you can edit the meal plans, pick another of our themed meal plans (such as dairy-free or vegetarian), or even get personalized meal plans based on your preferences and goals using our new meal planner tool!
If you’re not a member yet, you could always try it out by signing up for a free trial. No commitment; cancel online anytime without paying a dollar.
How many carbs are allowed in the challenge?
Meal plans and recipes are designed to stay below 20 grams of net carbs per day (fiber not included) for maximum effect.8
What if I decide to stop before the challenge is over?
You can stop whenever you want. If you don’t want to receive more emails for the challenge, just press “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email. You can sign up again later if you change your mind.
I’ve tried low carb and keto before but suffered side effects — is it possible to avoid them?
This challenge is designed to minimize any side effects. Should you experience side effects, we provide simple solutions.
Learn more about how to avoid or cure common keto side effects
Does this challenge contain recommendations on exercise?
No. Exercise is great for health and strength, but it’s not necessary to lose weight.9 We do not recommend changing your exercise habits for this challenge.
This is because it’s much more effective to focus on changing ONE habit at a time.10. You can always start exercising later after completing the 2-week challenge.
Can I still drink coffee, tea, or alcohol on this program?
Yes. There are plenty of keto ways to do that.
I’m a vegetarian, can I do this program?
Meat and fish dishes are prevelant in this particular challenge. However, if you want to try a lacto-ovo vegetarian low-carb diet, we have vegetarian low-carb meal plans, including shopping lists, available for members. Free trial one month.
I have more questions
Here you’ll find more questions and answers about keto.
If you still have questions unanswered, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to respond as soon as we can.
Scientific studies now prove that low-carb and keto diets are often more effective for weight loss and improving certain health markers when compared to other diets.
This has been demonstrated in several meta-analyses of all top studies. For example, this one:
Ketogenic diets also tend to reduce feelings of hunger:
Low-carb diets can help lower or even normalize blood sugar, and thus, potentially reverse type 2 diabetes:
Nutrients 2020: Impact of a ketogenic diet on metabolic parameters in patients with obesity or overweight and with or without type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials [systematic review of randomized trials; strong evidence]
A keto diet has also been shown to normalize blood sugar in over 50% of people with prediabetes
In this study, people on a low-carb diet experienced decreases in cravings for carbs:
This small non-randomized intervention trial found promising effects:
A low-carb diet is generally a low FODMAP diet, and the latter has stronger scientific support for improving IBS symptoms:
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2017: The evidence base for efficacy of the low FODMAP diet in irritable bowel syndrome: is it ready for prime time as a first-line therapy? [moderate evidence]
Here are stories of improved lives from different people:
Many studies, including this one, have shown that a keto diet is effective for weight loss — even when the participants are allowed to eat as much food as they need to feel satisfied:
Nutrition & Diabetes 2017: Twelve-month outcomes of a randomized trial of a moderate-carbohydrate versus very low-carbohydrate diet in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes [moderate evidence] ↩
In a survey, 86% of people completing this program reported losing weight:
The idea that fewer carbs is usually more effective is mainly based on the consistent experience of experienced practitioners and stories from people trying different levels of carb restriction [weak evidence]
The only intervention study – to our knowledge – that compared different carb restriction levels were a small trial that found as the carb intake went lower, the trend was towards greater weight loss and greater improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors.
Also, better glycemic (blood sugar) control is likely with lower carb intake:
Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2008: Restricted-carbohydrate diets in patients with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis [moderate evidence, downgraded as it’s comparing effects between different low-carb trials. There is no RCT comparing low carb to lower carb.]
Exercise has some effect on weight loss – but probably a smaller effect than most people expect:
The American Journal of Medicine 2011: Isolated aerobic exercise and weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials [strong evidence for about 1-2 kilos of weight loss]
Exercise interventions might be a bit more effective for overweight and obese adolescents (10-19 years of age):