What’s the Worst Thing About Diet Doctor?

What’s the worst thing about Diet Doctor? We asked our members and got 369 replies (way fewer than usual). Here are the results:

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Please note: When we ask member questions we normally use multiple choice. However, this question was free text only. To represent the answers in a simple manner we have categorized them. This categorization is not perfect.

* The “Other” category is significant and includes answers such as “No forum or other social functionality”, “Some rude and biased communication reduces trust”, “Improve the get started challenge with more meal plans etc.” and more.

We Are Far From Perfect

It’s nice to hear that 20% of our members feel “nothing is worst” about Diet Doctor. Thank you.

But, most members think we can do better. Sure we can – we’re just getting started. Making low carb simple will take years, but we’re going to do it – on step at the time.

Some comments:

It’s hard to find things on the site, for example recipes

We agree. After this survey went out we have made two main improvements:

1. Added a large “Low-Carb Recipes” picture on the front page.

2. Added advanced recipe search:

recipe-search

More is required to simplify navigation. We’re adding video search and we will improve search at DietDoctor.com in general. We’re also discussing how to best structure everything on the site in smarter ways in the future.

The user experience for videos etc. is not simple enough

Again, we agree. Our goal is to create a video experience as great as that of Netflix (or better). We’re not at all there yet, but we’ll be adding video search (extremely soon), “Add video to my favourites”, “Videos I have watched”, “Watch video later” and other nice things soon.

The membership is too expensive

Is it? For some, yes, $9 a month can be too much – especially if you’re from a poor country on a low salary or if you’ve lost your job. We’ll probably add lower prices for low-income countries in the future.

However, for most people in western countries we feel the price is fair. And, eating low carb will likely save you money. Not a bad investment. Also, it’s always possible to just use the free one month trial.

We have no plans to change the price of the membership but we will be adding more products all the time and vastly improving what’s already there.

There’s not enough new membership material

Currently we publish two new videos a week and there are now more than 140 videos on the membership site – all in super high quality. As soon as we’re able to we’ll add even more new videos, faster.

But, video production and editing is expensive, and we think spending resources on additional ways of making low carb simple is also a very good idea. Later this year we aim to add a new product to the membership – we think you’ll find it exciting!

Earlier surveys

How Would You Like to Contribute?

What One Word Best Describes DietDoctor.com?

What’s Your Main Issue on Low Carb?

What Four Low-Carb Experts Should We Interview Next?

How Can We Make The Membership Insanely Great?

What Do You Want Us to Write About Next?

What Do You Want Us to Do Next?

Would You Recommend the Diet Doctor Membership to a Friend?

What’s The Key Benefit of Being a Diet Doctor Member?

For How Long Have You Eaten Low Carb

Foods People Miss On Low Carb

The Biggest Challenges On Low Carb

Would You Recommend Eating Low Carb?

How Often Do Low Carbers Cook?

How Often Do Low Carbers Eat Non-Low-Carb Foods?

The Biggest Fears on Low Carb – and the Solutions

Does Low Carb Work?

How Much Weight Do People Lose on Low Carb?

18 Comments

  1. Daniela
    Thank you for all you do, you are doing an awesome job!!! Your site has been a constant source of well researched and compellingly comprehendable information, your recipes have been easy and delicious and your membership is well worth the price!
    I've had tremendous health benefits from keto, including nearly vanished IBS pains. But though I was convinced, I was reluctant to take it into my work as an employed doctor in a general practice. I was worried about the concequences of veering from conventional recommendation.
    To no small amount your work and the scientific evidence you provide has contributed to me finally being able to take it beyond my own personal experience with LCHF, and start more confidently recommending it to patients and working with them on implementing this lifestyle. I'm excited about this oportunity and cannot wait to see how my patients will be doing! I wish more of them spoke English so I could refer all of them to your site.
    Thank you again for all your great work and effort, it's making a huge difference.
  2. David
    Most of the time I listen to, not watch the videos in the car on my commute. It would be great to have an audio version of the videos or a mobile app. Overall thanks for your great work!
    Reply: #5
  3. Missie
    Yes, need mobile app!!!
  4. Paul DTS
    Could you convert the "Reverse Diabetes" heading link to a menu, just like the "Member Menu"... and possibly even rename to "Medical Benefits", this way you list all the most popular medical condition like Diabetes, Depression, Cholesterol, etc..
    Reply: #6
  5. David,
    Yep, great suggestion, we're thinking of this.
  6. Paul,
    Considering how to improve navigation, this is one of the areas that need improvement.
  7. Yanina
    Andreas,
    Your website is WONDERFUL and has changed the way I prepare meals for my family. I am not obese, but definitely improved my eating habits wit LCHF. The feeling of being hungry is gone and I have a clear and more serene mind now. It's unbelibable that to eat foods such as butter and bacon made such a huge difference. In Latin America $9 is a month of netflix suscription and people pay it. People do not need to be suscripted forever. Just the time to learn enough and put things in practice. The information you produce worth it!
    Thank you very much for the amazing work you and your team do! :)
  8. Hal
    It would be nice if there was a 'key' somewhere to all of the medical acronyms that are used on the site.
  9. Yanina
    It would be great if you add subtitles in Spanish. This will let you reach Latin America. Obesity is an epidemia here. I would love to recommend your website but most of my friends do not understand English.
    Reply: #10
  10. Yanina,
    We're considering this, or something even better for Spanish speaking people – it will definitely happen eventually.
  11. EJ
    I have no major complaints about the site. I agree that audio versions (a podcast?) would be great. I'd also like the ability to watch videos on my tv. Not sure if this capability already exists using an internet connected tv, Apple TV, Roku, etc. If so, pointing to instructions on how to do this would be nice. Audio versions would be great for listening on the go but I'd prefer to watch videos on my tv rather than a computer. Thanks for all you do.
  12. Mina
    Too few dairy-free recipes.
  13. Daci
    Thanks for leaving plenty of recipes and such for non members.
  14. bill
    Dr. E:

    There is no reason to have that light facing
    the audience. I couldn't sit through all the
    presentations in San Diego last weekend
    because of that light. It is unreasonable
    for you to put that light behind the speakers.
    Please consider that you are damaging the
    retinas of some people in the audience for
    your vain desire to make your videos (what?)
    infinitesimally "better".

    Reply: #15
  15. It actually makes a huge difference, light is important and backlight is the most important of all. I think you'll enjoy the end result. But of course we don't want to damage anyone's retinas, neither do we want to annoy anyone, I'll look into how it can be done in a smarter way.
    Reply: #16
  16. bill
    "...makes a huge difference..." No, it doesn't.
    "... backlight is the most important..." Oh, stop. It is not.
    "...you'll enjoy the end result." Implying that without
    backlight, nobody could possibly enjoy your videos?
    Yes, it is damaging and annoying (and selfish).
  17. bill
    Think of it this way, Dr. E: Let's say you're
    carb tolerant and you think other people should
    be able to eat just as many carbs as you. That's
    unreasonable. It's the same with eyes. You
    have dark brown eyes. I have light blue eyes.
    It's unreasonable to think I can tolerate the same
    amount of light pointed at my eyes as you can.
  18. Eric
    Please write about the Sa!k institute's research on time restricted feeding. Doctor
    Panda would be great. HFLC SHOULD Include Time restricted feeding.
    Eric

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