The keto challenge: “I’m in it for the long haul”


Over 825,000 people have signed up for our free two-week keto low-carb challenge. You’ll get free guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and troubleshooting tips – everything you need to succeed on a keto diet.

Here are new inspirational stories from people who’ve taken the challenge:



My husband and I participated in the keto challenge. We just turned 60, live in Nova Scotia Canada. In the two weeks, we each lost 6 pounds (3 kilos) and my husband’s blood sugar levels were excellent.

I appreciated the meal plans and recipes. All the recipes I made were incredible. The advice on how to manage the transition was key for us. In terms of improvements, I would have liked to have a way to track carbs, protein, and fat per day. It is a new learning for me to balance the amounts.

Carol and Ian MacKinnon

I enjoyed the challenge, lost 12 pounds (5.5 kilos) in the first week and am down 20 pounds (9 kilos) at second and a half weeks in.

Not missing any of the garbage food, but I do miss fruit. Great website with all kinds of support and inspiration. I will be 59 this month, and wish I had started a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet 30 years ago! I’m in it for the long haul.

Ontario, Canada

I really enjoyed the keto challenge. Although I have been eating a mostly low-carb diet for around three years, meal times had been getting boring with the family eating the same foods most of the time.

It was great to try out these simple recipes and discover some new favourites. After a few days I had a lot more energy too, I guess that was from eating nourishing foods.

I am 37, living in Singapore.

It was very easy.

I didn’t have many side effects and now after 2 weeks, I feel much more energised and positive. I lost 3 kilos (6 pounds) and 4 cm (1’5″) in my waist.

I like to cook and the recipes were easy to follow. I will definitely stick to the keto diet.

Monika, age 39, live in the UK

I am a 54-year-old woman from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

I started the 2-week keto challenge. When the two weeks were done I had lost 9 pounds (4 kilos). I started off at 197 pounds (89 kilos). I was pushing 200 pounds (91 kilos) and that was the day I said I have to do something. At the end of two weeks, I was 188 pounds (85 kilos).

So I am now going to continue in ketosis.

Thank you, Diet Doctor!

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