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Jeffrey Gerber, MD“DietDoctor.com has been providing unparalleled content related to everything Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) for years. The founder, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt has created an aggregation of the best of the best content including original stories, videos, and interviews from around the world.

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” I cannot express just how amazing your online platform is! WOW!!!!!! I am blown away. You really are changing and will continue changing the world in such a big way. Huge congrats on this phenomenal initiative.

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person2I absolutely love the new website, I’ve been learning so much… This is such an amazing source of accurate information, it’s worth every penny of the membership cost.
 
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person2$9 a month for all this fantastic expert information is a tremendous deal. This is life-changing. Real experts – not just your neighbour down the street – that makes all the difference. I am recommending this whole site, and membership to everyone I can.
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person2I’m on a tight budget and I thought I’d just take advantage of the free month to get me started. But no, it’s too good information and I’ll stay much longer. Thank you!
person2I really appreciate the Ask Diet Doctor facility – my own questions have been answered… which has meant my weight loss stall is over and I have lost 6.4lbs in 3 weeks – fabulous.
 
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Common Questions

 
Do I have to pay to benefit from this site?No. The daily blog and all the main guides and recipes and much else is free forever. And all the membership material is free to check out for a month. Should you stay a member for more than one month you are supporting the production of ever more great free material for everyone.
 
Shouldn’t everything online be free?The material on the membership pages can not be produced for free. It’s the result of the full-time job of a number of people, as well as costly equipment. However, you can check it all out for free – if you can do so within one free month.
 
Is the content for beginners or for more experienced people?Both. There is a lot of content for beginners but also a number of videos, presentations and interviews on more specialized topics.

 
I already know everything about LCHF, why should I join?It’s great that you already know so much! The membership site contains knowledge from many of the world’s leading experts, packaged as professionally and simply as possible. Including many things that surprised me even though I thought I knew almost everything already. Additionally, membership fees support the free Diet Doctor site. So you can help other people to learn what you already know.Finally: you can try it for free.
 
Couldn’t all this be financed by advertising or sponsorship instead?No. That would require selling our credibility and we’d never do that. DietDoctor.com is completely independent from the food and pharmaceutical industries, we don’t accept a penny from them. Not in the past, not now, not in the future. Never. Learn more
 
Do I need a fast internet connection?All new videos are recorded in highest HD quality, so a fast internet connection will give you maximum quality. However it’s also possible to watch videos in lower resolution if your internet connection is slower. It’s very possible to watch via a modern mobile connection as well. If you can watch videos on YouTube you’re fine.
 
Why charge in Dollars and not Euros or Pounds?Half of the readers on the Diet Doctor site are Americans, more than any other country or region. But it’s fine to join from other places, the cost is automatically translated into your currency. E.g. €8.3 or £5.8 (April 2015) if you stay beyond the free month. More currencies
 
I don’t have the time to watch videos online, could I listen instead?Sure. It’s very possible to just listen to interviews, presentations etc. while driving a car, walking around or doing something else.
 
Sounds like a great idea, but surely not many people will be interested in supporting Diet Doctor with a membership. Isn’t this revolution going to fail?It’s already working. We launched a more basic membership site on our Swedish site in June 2014 and we were astounded by the support shown. In January 2016 there were over 8,000 Swedish members supporting us – and more are joining every month. This English membership site was launched in April 2015 and passed 1,000 members within days. There are now (May 2016) over 15,000 total members and the number continues to grow rapidly.We’ll always use every member’s support to the best of our abilities, see the next answer.
 
What are member fees used for?Every cent is used for getting closer to our ultimate goal: empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.At this time we’re focused on improving our site to make low carb simple, producing more great content for both members and non-members, as well as on growing our organization and hiring more great people to help out in our cause.We may be a new and small organization still (7 full-time employees and 20+ part-timers/freelancers/moderators) but we are growing exponentially, thanks to the support of ever more readers and members. Learn more
 
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173 Comments

  1. christian rivera
    Hello Dr. Fung,
    My name is Christian Rivera and I have reactive hypoglycemia and I
    have tried everything to cure my condition with eating and exercise
    and have no success. I have heard that fasting can cure many diseases
    but Dr's frown on fasting with hypoglycemia. What is your opinion on
    fasting with hypoglycemia and is it safe and possible.
    Thank you Dr. Fung and I look forward to hear from you.
    Regards,
    Christian Rivera
  2. Ashley
    Hello,

    I'm interested in membership, but curious why your recipes don't show total calories or grams of fat/carbs/protein. Is this something that comes with a paid membership?

    Thanks,
    Ashley

    Reply: #154
  3. dave
    You say that one can cancel anytime ...how?
    Reply: #155
  4. Hello Ashley!

    We would love to see you as a member! :)

    Sorry but we don't want to promote to much "counting" that's why we only have the carbs in gram and we don't have "Calories" as a "member" feature.

    But If you feel that this is important to you then use the formula below to calculate, a bit complicated though. ;-)

    (%PROTEIN / %CARB) * gram_CARB = gram_PROTEIN
    (%FAT / %CARB) * 4/9 * gram_CARB = gram_FAT

    gram_CARB * 4 + gram_PROTEIN*4 + gram_FAT*9 = CALORIES

    Hello,
    I'm interested in membership, but curious why your recipes don't show total calories or grams of fat/carbs/protein. Is this something that comes with a paid membership?
    Thanks,
    Ashley

  5. Hi Dave!

    Just press the big cancel button on your account page – linked in the top menu, or through the main membership page.

    You say that one can cancel anytime ...how?

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  7. denise
    Hi i would like to know if you remove a meal from the meal plan. Could you add another recipe and would it change the shopping list.
    Reply: #158
  8. Denise,
    That functionality is coming very soon.
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  10. Bob
    Hi. I'm in my second week and so far I'm pretty happy. I've lost almost 3 lbs and 1in. But, I'm a single man and I hate to cook. Do you have any receipts that are REAL simple. Such as steak and salad or pork chop and green beans or hamburger patty and salad. I would appreciate any suggestions.
  11. Annie
    Hi,
    Thanks for your website.
    Tomorrow I complete 3 weeks of LCHF.
    I signed up for Free Month's Trial ,but you're emails have tapered off. Is there a reason for that?
    Also, I've put ON 3 pounds since starting the diet.
    I sent an email to Dr Andreas about this but received no response. I understand that he's busy.
    But where should I address my emails to get help?
    Annie
  12. Michelle
    Do you know if there are carbs in pro plus?
  13. lola
    hello sorry for my english because i spanis speaking. my question is if i suscribe and paid, i want my diet for every month with the requeriments of protein fat and carbohidrate for mi condition it is posible? and if yes please let me know where contac for paid and start my menu and shooping list. thank so much and i very excited.
  14. Shar
    So I have a question, just signed up to do the free 2 week challenge, but can't seem to find it- the only thing I can find is the trial offer for 1 free month- is that one in the same, do I need to sign up for the free trial in order to get the free 2 week challenge? I'm confused.
    Thank you
    Reply: #167
  15. Edward Kowalski
    Dr. Fung,
    I would like to do a daily 13.5 hour fast (last meal at 9:00pm, then brkfst at 10:30am).
    Meals & snacks will be ketogenic.
    Also twice a week, I'd like to limit my calories to under 600 for the same 10:30-9:00 period.
    I will be having hot lemon/ACV/ginger water at 6:30am and Golden Milk at 9:30pm.
    I'm type 2 diabetic, but work with a trainer twice a week and do some solo workouts as well.
    Will the above be sufficient to reap the benefits of an intermittent fast?
    Reply: #166
  16. Hi Edward!

    If you are a member then you can direct questions to Dr Fung here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/member/ask-the-experts/dr-jason-fung-new

    Dr. Fung,
    I would like to do a daily 13.5 hour fast (last meal at 9:00pm, then brkfst at 10:30am).
    Meals & snacks will be ketogenic.
    Also twice a week, I'd like to limit my calories to under 600 for the same 10:30-9:00 period.
    I will be having hot lemon/ACV/ginger water at 6:30am and Golden Milk at 9:30pm.
    I'm type 2 diabetic, but work with a trainer twice a week and do some solo workouts as well.
    Will the above be sufficient to reap the benefits of an intermittent fast?

  17. Hi Shar!

    You don't have to sign up as a member (free for one month) to do the free 2 week challenge.

    You should get a mail with a link to the page...

    So I have a question, just signed up to do the free 2 week challenge, but can't seem to find it- the only thing I can find is the trial offer for 1 free month- is that one in the same, do I need to sign up for the free trial in order to get the free 2 week challenge? I'm confused.
    Thank you

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  19. RG
    Hi, is it normal to gain weight at the beginning of this program? I just completed my first week and was very strict but gained 3lbs..?
  20. Barry Phillips
    Hello Dr. Eenfeldt,
    I have been following your website for about 3 months and what a blessing it has been for me so far. I found this website while web searching for a diet to help me lose weight. I have been trying for many years to no avail. I am a 52 year old male who is diabetic (type 2) and has hypertension along with being morbidly obese. In September, 2016 I decide, because of health concerns that I would have Bariatric surgery. At my first visit to the clinic I weighed 355 lbs (@ 5'11" tall) which was the heaviest that I have been. My insurance requires that I have 6 monthly visits prior to the surgery to prepare for this dramatic lifestyle change.
    In November, 2016 I discovered this website and began to listen to your videos explaining the LCHF low carb approach to weight loss and I decided to give the strict LCHF diet a try. In December, 2016 I went to the bariatric clinic for my 4th visit and I weighed 9 lbs less (346 lbs) which was encouraging! I also noticed that I felt better than I had, slightly more energetic. Well, on my January, 2017 visit ( a month later) to the clinic I weighed in at 336 lbs!
    Finally, I stepped on the scale at home on February 9th, 2017 and I weighed 316 lbs! I noticed that I have more energy and just feel better.
    I will be posting some pictures soon. Also, I am NOT going to have bariatric surgery. The LCHF diet has been a lifestyle change for me. Everything you and your associated have said about it has been true. I'm not hungry as frequently because I am not taking in all of those starches and sugars. I eat until I'm satisfied. Some days I only eat twice a day and I'm not starving myself. I'm eating good, healthy foods. I also recently became a member and I have been enjoying the informative videos and recipes.
    Thank you and your associates for empowering me with this lifesaving information and the LCHF way of life!
  21. priscilla
    So how does one do vegitarian/vegan low carb?
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  23. Please email support@dietdoctor.com. or cancel from your account page.
  24. Alesia
    I need to start a low carb but also need to cut out sugar as well can this site help with that
  25. Noeleenbracher
    Can't carry on with is as I don't use a credit card
  26. Marlene
    I have been following the low-carb diet for two weeks and there has been no difference in my weight? Why? What is happening?
    Thank you, Marlene.
  27. Geraldine Denise
    Legend in Portuguese is "SUBTITLES"!
  28. Lillian A
    I would like to get a one year membership and pay a one time fee of $ 108.00. Is that possible and if so. How do I do it. I would rather not pay monthly
  29. mary lee
    i would also like to pay a one year membership, one time fee of $108, is this possible and how
  30. Michelle
    What is the monthly cost once you join. Australian $ please.
  31. Candace
    Can you eat fruits?
  32. Seta Silverwolf
    I won't be joining since I was unable to use the first two weeks recipes. No variation and no ability to adjust for food allergies or sensitivities or tastes for that matter. I was also wondering how exiting others thought two weeks of the same recommended breakfasts were?
  33. Jeannie
    I would like to know why the diet varies so drastically from one website to the next. You would think that all experts would agree on what foods to eat, however potatoes and fruit are allowed in other ketogenic programs. I would love to understand this better. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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  35. NicNac
    Hi, I completed the 2 week challenge as part of a gym challenge I am currently doing. My coach at the gym is suggesting carb loading this thursday to fill up "glycogen" stores. I don't really agree with that I don't think... I am going pretty well on the low carb boat and don't want to jeopardize my progress.
    I am following the keto plan and do fast until lunch. After lunch I normally only have 2 meals. I am 1.73 m tall and currently 83 kg's. My aim (for years and years and years) is it to get to 75 kg's. I only had that once after starving myself half to death and couldn't hold the weight. I ran a marathon last year and even through all the hard training I only made it to 79 kg's. I am pretty fit I would say (I also refer to myself as fat fit :)) I train 6 times a week, alternating between boxing / hiit and a slow day on Friday. On the last 2 weeks I lost 2 kg's and I may also credit that loss to not drinking beer / cider every night. I am wondering if the lchf is for me. I have read on this page about the fat bombs and how fat people just get fatter eating them. I am a bit afraid eating too much fat / mayo / butter... I don't really see progress... and I really stuck to the plan... I know it's early days... Any advice / comments? Thanks already :) ps. I and signed up as a member to the diet doctor page
  36. Barbara
    Hello,
    I am new on this. I am 30 years old female. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 and have been in several treatments to palliate the symptoms. Now I am having Yasmine (bcp), a low dose of metformin and dutasteride, all in order to treat my hair loss, excess hair and absence of periods. Even though I am not overweight, do sport,have an active job/life and my insulin levels are normal.
    I wonder if a low carb diet could help me with this problem and if I would need to be in ketosis for it.
    I´ve been reducing my carb intake under 80 for a week and feel good, but I worry about if being too restrictive would harm me more than benefit... I also wonder if the benefits of this diet for PCOS are only due to weight loss or have another considerations.
    I would love your advice about this because I am a bit loss....thanks a lot!:-)
  37. Cat
    Where is the member login?
  38. Brenda
    Hi Dr Fung,
    I've been intermittent fasting on the 36 hours fast regime like you've suggested in your book " The Complete Guide to Fasting" for the last two months and am on the strict keto diet. My fasting blood sugars haven't change much except on the fasting days by very little. They are still high. What else should I be doing? Do I have to keep up the 36 hours intermittent fasting until the fasting blood sugars get to normal? Thank you.
  39. Lisa
    Hello,

    I'm looking for a member's only, private, low carb forum where I can get and give support and interact with other low carbers. Do you provide that with a membership? Thank you.

  40. Barbara Love
    How would I follow the program and not loose weight? I don't want nor need to loose weight, but I do need to kick my sugar addiction.Since everything is low carb, am I allowed to make and have a dessert at any time in the program? When I'm feeling low on energy I get into my infrared sauna, and come out feeling much better, is that because the sauna is assisting in the detoxing procedure?
  41. Janan Dean
    I would like to do a version of this diet but I have at least 2 issues. 1 of them I can handle myself, a soy allergy. The main thing about that is I can't eat eggs every day because the eggs are full of soy because of the feed from the chickens.

    My second concern, and I'll call my epileptologist, is how far can I go with this since I have epilepsy and take Topamax? I was told by a previous neurologist that you can't do a Ketogenic Diet at all. What information do you have on this?

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