New vastly updated low-carb guide

Low Carb Made Easy

Diet Doctor aims to be your guide to effortless weight loss, vibrant health and mindblowing diabetes reversal on a low-carb diet.

The most popular page we have is the LCHF for Beginners guide (LCHF = low carb, high fat). Now we’re making our low-carb guide even better.

These last few weeks we’ve started to remake our guide completely, adding new important things and making it much easier to find our greatest past content. You can check out the progress here:

Low Carb Made Easy

What Do You Think?

Any comments and suggestions for improvements/changes/additions from you would be most helpful. We aim to make this by far the most useful, simple and inspiring low-carb guide on the planet. With some quick feedback from you the guide can become even more helpful to others.

Just leave a comment below any page or email me at Thanks!

LCHF vs Low Carb

The advice has not changed and we still often use the term LCHF and think it’s in many ways better than “low carb”. Any well formulated low-carb diet has to be higher in fat. But most people don’t yet know what LCHF stands for, so we chose to use the term “low carb” in the headline.

Here’s the link again:

Low Carb Made Easy (you can also reach it by pressing “low carb” in the top menu).


  1. Honeywell
    I link to your lchf for beginners page all of the time because all of the information is right there on one page -- it's simple and easy to navigate. It's a brilliant beginners guide.

    The new layout is not simple or easy to navigate. It's too complicated with all of the information spread out over too many links. I'm sorry, I would not link or refer people to the updated guide even though the information is largely the same.

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  2. Adrian
    Team Diet Doctor one suggestion, on the "How to lose weight" section I'd change the tip #4 "Eat only when hungry" to "Eat when hungry, stop when SATISFIED" not only because it's not enough just to eat when hungry and eat lots of food to feel "full" like a wagon. Calorie deficit is needed even when on LCHF (my own experience with this diet for a long time now). And the 2nd reason is because the title "eat when hungry" is repeated on tip #2 (which, by the way should be named "eat high-fat".
  3. Adrian
    I don't agree with you, for me the layout is the simplest EVER
  4. Adrian
    (I don't know if the previous comment was posted or not, so here it goes with some corrections).

    Two suggestions, 1) On the "How to lose weight" section I'd change the tip #4 "Eat only when hungry" to "Eat when hungry, stop when SATISFIED" not only because it's not enough just to eat when hungry and eat lots of food to feel "full" like a wagon. Calorie deficit is needed even when on LCHF (my own experience with this diet for a long time now). 2) The title "eat when hungry" is repeated on tip #2 (which, by the way should be named "eat high-fat" according to its content and because "Choose a low-carb diet" it's not enough, it MUST be high fat as well.

    Clear portion size guidelines are what long-term LCHF followers need! It's not enough to advise "eat when hungry". Also, how about a guideline on macronutrient targets? It's far easier to overshoot calorie requirements when eating LCHF due to the fat content.
  6. Jen
    Requesting more science info please eg LIPASE and the METABOLISM of FAT. Love to learn more about what happens when LCHF impacts the body, also eg. Body size reducing but "scale" numbers not going down.
    I refer a lot of folks to you're site as I trust you. Your information is clear and informative, supportive and up to date.
    Thank you SO much . AU.
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  7. Stephen
    I agree with Jen. Recipes and anecdotal success stories are great, but there are many of us who would appreciate delving into the scientific fundamentals of LCHF. It won't hurt the members to be exposed to a little biochemistry. Thank you.
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  8. Paul TR
    Please scan the for numerous scientific papers and video-taped presentations describing the latest science of LCHF.
  9. Paul TR
    for example
    From personal experience I say that data presented by researchers/physicians who work with patients on daily bases are of much greater value than published studies based on design nutritional experiments. For me what I see in real life matters and this , unfortunately is often in gross disagreement with what is published.
  10. Paul TR
    Send to:
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Jul 15. pii: ajcn109116. [Epub ahead of print]
    Diets with high-fat cheese, high-fat meat, or carbohydrate on cardiovascular risk markers in overweight postmenopausal women: a randomized crossover trial.
    Thorning TK1, Raziani F2, Bendsen NT2, Astrup A2, Tholstrup T2, Raben A2.
    Author information

    Heart associations recommend limited intake of saturated fat. However, effects of saturated fat on low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol concentrations and cardiovascular disease risk might depend on nutrients and specific saturated fatty acids (SFAs) in food.
    We explored the effects of cheese and meat as sources of SFAs or isocaloric replacement with carbohydrates on blood lipids, lipoproteins, and fecal excretion of fat and bile acids.
    The study was a randomized, crossover, open-label intervention in 14 overweight postmenopausal women. Three full-diet periods of 2-wk duration were provided separated by 2-wk washout periods. The isocaloric diets were as follows: 1) a high-cheese (96-120-g) intervention [i.e., intervention containing cheese (CHEESE)], 2) a macronutrient-matched nondairy, high-meat control [i.e., nondairy control with a high content of high-fat processed and unprocessed meat in amounts matching the saturated fat content from cheese in the intervention containing cheese (MEAT)], and 3) a nondairy, low-fat, high-carbohydrate control (i.e., nondairy low-fat control in which the energy from cheese fat and protein was isocalorically replaced by carbohydrates and lean meat (CARB).
    The CHEESE diet caused a 5% higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol concentration (P = 0.012), an 8% higher apo A-I concentration (P < 0.001), and a 5% lower apoB:apo A-I ratio (P = 0.008) than with the CARB diet. Also, the MEAT diet caused an 8% higher HDL-cholesterol concentration (P < 0.001) and a 4% higher apo A-I concentration (P = 0.033) than with the CARB diet. Total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, apoB, and triacylglycerol were similar with the 3 diets. Fecal fat excretion was 1.8 and 0.9 g higher with the CHEESE diet than with CARB and MEAT diets (P < 0.001 and P = 0.004, respectively) and 0.9 g higher with the MEAT diet than with the CARB diet (P = 0.005). CHEESE and MEAT diets caused higher fecal bile acid excretion than did the CARB diet (P < 0.05 and P = 0.006, respectively). The dominant type of bile acids excreted differed between CHEESE and MEAT diets.
    Diets with cheese and meat as primary sources of SFAs cause higher HDL cholesterol and apo A-I and, therefore, appear to be less atherogenic than is a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. Also, our findings confirm that cheese increases fecal fat excretion. This trial was registered at as NCT01739153.

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  11. Murray
    This supports my personal observation that on LCHF, excess dietary fat passes through in the feces. It is a reason portion size is not critical once in maintenance mode. Further, by avoiding processed foods, our natural subliminal intelligence to match flavour/food to nutrient need can be restored. The only animals that lack reliable thirst, hunger and craving impulses are animals that eat human-processed foods.
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  12. Paul TR
  13. Patricia
    Dietdoctor ! Please keep sat and sun free from your blog and save it for your family. Your team as well, of course. We will all support you!

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