About Diet Doctor

Regaining health in a sick world requires thinking and acting differently. It requires trusting not in corporate propaganda or old misinformation, but in nature. In the power of your own body to return to its natural state, given the right environment and lifestyle.

Our mission is to find the most trustworthy science and practical knowledge about health that exists, make it inspiring and simple to use, and make it easily available and free. Thus empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.



There’s a great need for this. While there is a lot of free information available online, most of it is hard to trust. Websites are often trying to sell a specific product, a pill for your ill, or push an agenda (or even pure misinformation) for the people funding it.

Real health, however, can’t be found in a pill. And nobody can outrun a bad diet. Unbiased information and free and inspiring tools to revolutionize your health is hard to find. We aim to provide it.

Quick facts about Diet Doctor

A broken world

Something is badly wrong. While the prosperity of the world has never been higher, people are suffering. More and more people – the majority in the Western world – are obese or overweight, and a high percentage of them on prescription drugs every day for the rest of their lives.

Every year more people are added to the sad statistics. As we get increasingly richer as a society, our health appears to be declining. Why is this?

People feel guilt and shame, as if the excess weight, hunger and tiredness were their fault, a moral failing. They count their calories and attempt to eat less food and exercise more, but it’s not working. If only they had more willpower.

Diabetes type 2 – a new epidemic in the history of humankind – will soon impact 500 million people. The death toll will be enormous, as will the armies of people suffering the consequences: blindness, dementia, heart disease, cancer. This new disease is considered incurable, and the treatment is daily drugs to reduce the symptoms. There is no cure, experts say.

Obesity – another new epidemic that will soon include half the population – is considered almost as incurable. The only effective treatment is said to be bariatric surgery, i.e. surgically removing parts of healthy organs. This operation carries a significant risk of life-long misery and sometimes even death. And a year after surgery, the excess weight usually starts returning.

And even worse, epidemics of obesity and diabetes are just the tip of the iceberg. As these problems spread across the world, other diseases follow closely behind: heart disease, cancer, eating disorders and food addiction, high blood pressure, ADHD, depression and on and on.

Experts still trumpet eating less and exercising more to slow down the epidemics, and they have been advising this for 30 years as the problems have exploded. These recommendations are not working.

It may be even worse. The problem really started to get bad in the early 80s, just when we were told to eat “healthily”, just when the first Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, and then copied around the world. That’s when the epidemic started.

Possibilities and what’s holding us back

Something is very wrong in the world today. Our bodies are made to stay healthy throughout our lives and supply us with the energy to reach our goals and our potential. We can absolutely return to this natural state. With the resources the world has today there should be no stopping us.

This is not about a lack of willpower. You already have all the willpower you’ll ever need.

Imagine a world where everyone can feel good in his or her body again, where all the children can run and play without having to stop and catch their breath every few steps, where there’s no need for mass pill popping, a nation no longer on drugs, where nobody is obsessively counting calories to starve himself. Where health is normal again. Where we can reach our potential and care for each other. Where we use our willpower for higher purposes, together shaping a better world for our children.

Much of what we need to get there is already known. But it’s not that simple. The food industry profits from selling cheap, low-fat, highly processed, nutritionally depleted and addictive food. And we’re advised to eat at least every three hours. The pharmaceutical industry profits by selling daily medications to temporarily reduce the symptoms of all the diseases caused by the food.


These are trillion dollar industries. There’s a lot of money to be made keeping you sick.

The truth is obscured by corporate propaganda, companies selling junk food and pills while using lies and misinformation for the benefit of their shareholders but to the detriment of humanity. It’s obscured by government ineptitude, allowing corporations to rule via armies of highly-paid lobbyists, while relying on old experts who are often stuck in failed preconceptions, unable to update their thinking. That is, if the experts are not simply funded by corporations too.

Just as an example, it was recently exposed how Coca-Cola spends tens of millions of dollars buying the loyalty of government health experts and scientists as well as high-profile bloggers and personal trainers. To not mention the dangers of drinking sugar. To keep quiet about it. That’s the reality behind their slogan about “open happiness” and billions of dollars of feel-good advertising. How are obesity, disease and lies the road to happiness?

It may seem impossible to change this. What can one person do? Not much. But together, using modern tools… if we have the will, we can change anything.

Towards the solution

What would you do if there was a clear way to make the world a better place?

Most of the truth we need is already out there, it is already known, many are already using it with fantastic results. What’s needed is to find this truth and make it as simple as possible to use. To empower people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

This can’t be achieved by using old thinking. We’ll have to question everything. And it can’t be achieved by selling a magic product, a pill or a packaged food product or by financing from the corporations that are profiting from the status quo. That’s the thinking that got us into this mess.

Here at Diet Doctor we want to be a part of the solution. That’s why we’ve decided to take no money from industry. We sell no food, no supplements, no other products and we have no ads.

Instead, we’re fully funded by the people, via an optional membership (free trial available).

We give away for free to the world everything that is necessary, even if someone does not sign up for a membership. We’re focusing on free simple guides, recipes and step-by-step plans, providing everything you need to lose weight without hunger or to cure diabetes type 2.

Welcome to Diet Doctor. Let us tell you more about reality and some of the misconceptions that stop people from achieving health and happiness.

The solution

The solution to the obesity and diabetes epidemics already exists. It’s very simple:


That’s basically it. Although there are additional details, if you want to lose weight effortlessly or to reduce your diabetes you should probably make a special effort to drastically reduce the carbohydrates, especially sugar and processed starch (like flour) that you consume.

Natural fat, like butter? Eating that is fine. Red meat? That’s fine too. Calories? That’s just another – bizarre – name for food. Eating real food is perfectly fine, as long as you are hungry. Counting calories and ignoring your hunger is an eating disorder.

Exercise? That’s great for your health and well-being, but it’s never going to make you thin. You cannot outrun a bad diet.

There’s only one long-term solution that is truly effective. Eat real food, when you are hungry.

Why change is so slow

So if the problem is so huge, and the solution already exists – why is the problem not solved already?

TIME: Eat ButterBecause of inertia, old dogma and vested interests. Primarily it’s just hard for us humans to change our minds. It takes time.

The mistaken fear of natural fat is still just alive, like some half-dead zombie – even though modern science has thoroughly disproven it. TIME magazine even put this fact on its cover in 2014. Fearing natural fat leads to even more high-carb, high-sugar junk food – so it’s been a really bad idea.

There is also massive money to be made from the status quo. The entire food and pharmaceutical industries depend on it, and they employ armies of lobbyists and even researchers.

The food industry wants to divert the blame from their bad food (the real problem) to their consumers. That is why they to keep the focus on calorie counting, “personal responsibility” and exercise.

The pharmaceutical industry does not want people to get well. It’s easy to understand why. That would put them out of business.

The government would love to improve the health of the people, but official agencies move slowly and are easy prey for professional lobbyists and influencers. Just look at Michelle Obama’s sadly failed “Let’s Move” campaign. As soon as the junk-food industry got involved, everything turned into empty pep talk, with no real change that anybody truly believes in.

Bringing the solution to the people

Paulos Hughes
As no solution is coming from the top, it can only come from the bottom, from people like you and me. And it will, because nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

The Diet Doctor organization wants to speed this process up, and we have a plan to do exactly that. We want to make it very simple for you to understand and get inspired to revolutionize your health. After that, we want you to help other people – your friends, family, etc. – to revolutionize their health.

Then this good cycle can repeat and multiply.

Use the menu at the top of the page to find our best guides. And remember to sign up for our free weekly newsletter. If you do it now, you also get access to a free video course on eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.



Direct support questions about the membership, the newsletter etc. to support@dietdoctor.com (we will answer within 24 hours)

If you want to contact anyone in Team Diet Doctor send an email to firstname@dietdoctor.com. Please note that while we read all emails, we unfortunately have limited capacity to answer questions. Furthermore, we cannot give personal medical advice about diet or health by email.

The Food Revolution

This talk from 2016 summarizes the ongoing revolution. How we recognize old mistakes and the most effective way to improve our health and weight.


Do you want to help change the world? There are many things you can do. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be a positive example and inspire the people around you (answering their questions is more effective than trying to persuade someone who isn’t ready).
  • How do you become a positive example? Check out our guides such as How to Lose Weight or How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2.
  • Do you just want to get started on low carb right away? Take The Two-Week Low-Carb Challenge – it contains everything you need.
  • Learn more. Check out our member site – free trial available – that has a wealth of video courses, concrete expert interviews and Q&As, presentations and movies.
  • Consider supporting the Diet Doctor organization with a long-term membership at $9 per month. Our members support our fast-growing organization that now has 17 employees and many freelancers, allowing us to stay completely independent be free from ads and sell no products.
  • Teach others: Comment on blogs and discussion forums and in papers, start a blog yourself, prepare a lecture, talk to your doctor.
  • Feel free to share the link to dietdoctor.com. You may also use anything you find on this site in whatever way you like, if you mention the origin of it.
  • Do you have any other ideas? Please tell us in the comment section below.

Learn more

Read about the Diet Doctor story so far

Team Diet Doctor


These are all people who transformed their lives using low carb. Click any image to read their stories:




Feel free to leave a comment below. However, if you have a question about our company or site that requires a fast answer, please email support@dietdoctor.com instead.


  1. Alina
    I really appreciate your work adding [grams] beside ml in the recipes. Thank you very very much!
  2. Rebecca
    how do i add recipes to a meal plan? I cannot figure this out for the life of me.
  3. Karen Margrethe
    I have a suggestion.
    I think it would be nice to find a recipe, with writing one og more ingredient.
    I have just discovered 'oat fiber' in the recipe of tomatopie. Now I have bought the fiber and would like to use it in more than one recipe.
    Thank you very much :)
  4. Matthew Thimgan
    Sounds like a wonderful organization you've put together!

    I am in the US and was diagnosed with T2 diabetes almost 1 year ago. Needless to say, it freaked me out! But, a friend had told me to try a new diet he was on called Ketogenic, where you loose weight eating butter, bacon and cheese??? With no other resonable options I dove in. Almost a year later my A1c is normal (7.6 to now 5.2) and controlled, lost 43.6 lbs, all labs are normal (some of which had not been for decades) except LDL-C (143). My general practitioner is thrilled but wants my statin RX increased. Due to some insurance changes I may have to start looking for a new physician so convincing my current doctor to drop the statin may not be necessary. If I can find a Ketogenic GP in my area (Seattle Puget Sound of Washington State).

    Currently I am awaiting the results from an NMR lipid profile (particle size test) I convinced my doctor to order (hopeful ammunition to get rid of statins).

    Does your organization refer or recommend any MD's in my area?

    Thanks so much and I will seriously look into becoming a member of DietDoctors.com regardless.

  5. Dolores Medeiros
    I have your Keto Living Day by Day and it looks like the rendered bacon in the mason jars is clear. Mine looks solid. Did I do something wrong since mine is not clear but more solid?
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  7. Tammy
    Recently I just began the adventure of DietDoctor and am on week two of the diet challenge, in which I have lost 6 lbs in one week, super excited. Always feeling bloated has significantly gone down. Prior to signing up I would always drink a 'Premier Protein' shake in the mornings. I'm curious, am I still able to do this as I have quite a bit of supply for buying bulk.
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  9. Immaculate Wemba
    I am on a low carbs diet of 80 gram/day and it is so hard for meal plan. I do work nights. 7pm to 7 am.
  10. carol earl
    so many eggs! I am allergic to eggs and milk. How can I do this plan without the eggs
  11. Laurie
    Hello, I was wondering if you could suggest alcohol free drinks to have on keto? All of the ones I have seen are full of sugar! Thanks
  12. Mimi Alexander
    Thank you for your reply.
    My question is this..... you have a Cabbage recipe for the 1st day if ghe 2 Week Challenge and it says to use Ground Beef. Can I substitute a small amount of Bacon and / or Sweet Italian Sausage instead of the ground beef? Also, can I omit the Wasabi Mayonaise? Thank you.
    Mimi Alexander
  13. Mindy
    Can eating too many vegetables at a meal cause blood sugar to rise in a type 2 Diabetic?
  14. Louise
    Loving the recipes week 1 of the 2 week challenge! I have IBS and wanted to lose weight and I have fibromyalgia in it’s light form and so far I think this way of eating is going to work for me. Love the support and the information provided, you have worked hard and it shows!! Thank you xx
  15. Tracey
    I'm vegetarian and starting the veg-Keto plan. Can one eat soy products like Tofu?
  16. Dennis
    I'm just starting out here and need a simple question answered please (I'm not sure, nor is my wife).

    I'm gonna use a few things off of the keto recipes to ask my question......
    On the Keto Pizza,

    Under Ingredients it says, "1 serving".

    Under the instructions it says, "Instructions are for 2 servings".
    On the Keto Pesto Chicken,

    Under Ingredients it says, "1 serving".

    Under instructions it says, "Instructions are for 4 servings".

    So, when I cook up the pizza, do I have to double up the recipe if I want 2 servings (1 for me, 1 for my wife), or is it telling me that I use the ingredients as listed and it creates 2 servings and I should split it in half to have two single servings?

    I hope ya understand what I'm asking, both of us are a bit confused and we want to get this right.

    Thanks for the assist.

    Reply: #2404
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  18. Terry
    I cheated and had popcorn and a baconator burger on Monday now I’m paying. I had lost over 35 pounds since late March and my a1c went from 9 last year to 7 in mid April. Blood glucose levels were in the 5’s. I was on metformin, diamicron, statin, and Lipitor. I’m currently only on metformin when I eat.

    I felt bad after I ate the bad stuff on Monday. So I started a fast and went for just shy of 20 hours. At around 6pm I had a supper of white fish in almond flour, Caesar salad, and dessert of home made whipped cream cream cheese and berries from a Keto web site. I took metformin. I again fasted and I’m up 16 hours. I measured my glucose level this morning and it read 8.5! Today I only had coffee with a little cream and 1 sweetener and measured 9.5!!! Has anyone else gone through this? I’m quite concerned.

  19. lissa
    I just need confirmation that I understand the use in recipe for servings.

    I understand that you can chose to change a recipe to has many serving has you would want, it changes the quantities of the ingredients, but I get mixt up when the first phrase of the instruction in recipe is .... for 6 serving, when I selected for one.
    So do I understand that if I select 1 serving in the scroll down menu that it makes 6 servings???

  20. Jackson
    How can HBP patient start Keto
  21. John G
    This is an excellent site, very useful in many ways. I am a bit surprised at all the recommendations of bacon, though. I know it tastes good and smells better, but it is a known carcinogen, as are so many processed meats. Best to get one's fat from safer places. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/01/bacon-cancer-processed-m...
  22. Enid
    I would like to add my own recipes to the meal planner. It would help me create shopping list for the week. Thank you!
  23. Anissa
    Is it possible to have the ability to email our customized meal plans to ourselves? It would just be easier for me once I finish creating my meal plan for the week to be able to email it to myself instead of just printing. Thanks
  24. Gaynor
    Is it usual to be slightly constipated or not as regular in starting this diet. I have been put off this diet a bit due to this. I am used to having cereals such as weetbix or museli with yogurt and fruit.
  25. Cheryll
    Can anyone find this study may be analyse it, I smell a rat or should it be a 'Mouse'! https://www.technologynetworks.com/proteomics/news/mouse-study-sugges...

    Is it another (Noakes Trial) Naude et al?

  26. Terry
    Do you have an app?
  27. Alana
    The Washington Post Cardiologist article is not 'in' Diet doctor ... one has to sign up for Wahington Post emails and diaable certain etensions on my computer to read the thing. Please can you correct this so it displays as a copy and paste article and get permissions form the Post beforehand. With the readership numbers of this member program they should be happy to cooperaee.
  28. Charlene
    I take a multi-vitamin & several supplements daily. Can I still take them on a ketogenic diet?
  29. shell
    My husband is very underweight and needs to GAIN 25 lbs. how can he adhere to this diet? I'd like to change our foods but he can't lose any more weight. He has always been underweight. He has a fast metabolism. Please advise/1
  30. Krahull
    Iam following ketodiet from yesterday,in a newspaper today i seen a article that lchf effects kidney,heart and the person may die... What u say about it.. I totally confused?? Can u please give me the confirmation.....
  31. Laura
    Breast Cancer Risk -Dense Breast Tissue - High Fat
    I use to be a Keto gal (for a short time), but I read that high fat isn't good for us Dense Breast gals, and that HF dairy, red meat, and other high fats, wasn't a smart thing to expose your breast tissue to. I then went mostly plant based, avos, nuts, with minimal dairy. My risk for BC is multi-dimensional, so I try and navigate carefully. I avoid Lobbyist paid off info, and read objectively.

    I remember a Breast Specialist (years ago) telling me to watch my saturated fat intake. So, I make 75% of my diet veggies. I eat a huge garden salad with some protein for lunch. I skip breakfast, and have never eaten dinner. In this So Ca heat, it has worked out well. I am a 25 yr 7x30min treadmill person. Going to TRF I am a size 2, having stopped grazing on junk food. I'm 60ish in a bikini. My IR is in remission, and I feel healthy again.

    Any feedback?

  32. Roxana
    IS it ok doing this diet and taking KETOMAX supplement??
  33. Laura
    The interesting thing about my 2-3 hour eating window (most days I actually stick to my OMAD) is that my IBD and my Diverticulitis are now in remission. Resting my digestive track has made me a new human. I am off my pancreatic enzymes, unless I eat a lot of fat. In 2 months, I have needed them only once (prior- daily). It has been decades since I've been this digestive trouble free.
  34. Marie-Christine
    Quel dommage que votre super site n'existe pas en français... Je suis belge, francophone et ravie de lire que vous avez intégré dans votre équipe une de nos compatriotes (Pascale Naessens)...
    A quand votre site et votre livre en français ?
    J'admire votre empathie et votre altruisme : MERCI
  35. Sharon
    It would be nice to have a place to ask questions and get answers. My GP told me to start LCHF with IF but provided me with no further supports other than telling me to come to this website. I love the recipes but it would be nice to get some supports, or someone to answer questions without having to pay for a membership first.
    I followed the two week low carb challenge, and gained 3 pounds - obviously doing something wrong!
  36. Sirpa
    Are there supper recipes that don't require an oven? Too hot to use an oven. Grilling? Pan fry?
  37. Marsha
    My significant other (SO) has been a Type 2 diabetic for 20 years. On June 26, his new doctor suggested watching Dr Jason Fung's YouTube videos on Keto and Intermittent Fasting. We did that which lead to this website. We started the Keto program on June 27.

    As of today, my SO has lost 20 lbs through a combination of eating Keto and Intermittent Fasting (mainly 24 hr fasts). We have during that time taken 2 vacations and managed to maintain our program throughout. With a little planning ahead, Keto works!

    The best part of this story is that he was taken off all insulin today! No more shots!! He has an appointment with his doctor on Friday to find out if he can get off the final medication. This is a true success story and another life transformed. Thank you Dr Fung and the amazing team you have assembled here.

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  39. Verlana Loyd
    In just trying to see if i,ve already ordered this product
  40. Silvan Stark
    *Business related*

    are you interested to make money with your website?

    Then I will give you a picture with link. When people click on the picture then they can join to my video course about losing weight.

    P.S. Please reply to this message because then you can earn money 😃

    LG Silvan Stark

  41. Rosemary
    Hi, I tried your Keto Rolls which were lovely but they came out purple. I believe that’s because of the psyllium husks. I live in the UK so can you recommend some that will not turn purple when cooked please.
  42. Susan
    I left a question for Dr Fung, later I noticed that there’s been no questions answered since around May. I’m a paying member and I’m not sure what I’m paying for if questions aren’t answered. I sure hope my very important question gets answered. It would be helpful to many doing 5 day and longer water fasts.
    Reply: #2396
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  44. Helen
    I am having trouble with this site as well. They took my credit info and have failed to respond to me... and I can't log in. Have you heard from them yet?
  45. Corinna
    I came across this article in MedScape about the fact that Omega 3 fats have no benefit for cardiovasculair health:


    originally published here: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD003177.pu...

    Have you commented on this research already?

  46. Corinna
    Another interesting article in MedScape is about the effect of Fasting: Hungry for Health
  47. Tabita
    Thank you for all your advice online on how to do keto and intermittent fasting together. It is very clear and helpful and easy to follow. My husband and I have been doing the diet with fasting for 3 weeks now, eating basically exactly the same things at the same time. I’m in ketosis, he’s not and he exercises while I don’t . We really don’t understand how this can be possible and at this point, how this ketosis works.

    Could you please give some advice or explanation?

    Thank you and kind regards

  48. Andie
    I’m confused about a study in Zurich that said Jeto may raise risk if Type 2 diabetes... naturally it contradicts everything I have read could you speak to this?


  49. Miriela
    I am trying to print the shopping list and the recipes and it comes out blank. Does anyone know how to go about printing?
  50. Susan
    After many years of trying different diets, including vegan for a year, my husband and I were not losing weight, nor improving our health. And despite being fairly active, we were gradually gaining weight, and starting to feel the effects of carrying those extra pounds on our knees & ankles, and no doubt putting undue stress on our cardiovascular systems.
    A friend of ours turned us onto LCHF-Diet Doctor in late April, literally days before we were going to start the "Ideal Protein" program.
    She had also tried the Ideal Protein diet, with some success, but transitioned to LCHF in November 2017, and in less than 5 months, had lost close to 40 lbs. and was feeling and looking better than we'd seen her in years!
    My husband & I both started the LCHF diet in early May, and less than 4 months later, I've lost over 22 lbs. (down 14%), and my husband has lost over 36 lbs. (also down 14%).
    I am within easy reach of my target weight, and although my husband still has a way to go to get to reach his, we are confident that achieving that will be no hardship, and that LCHF will be a sustainable lifestyle thereafter.
    We hope that when our friends and family members in the "at-risk" category see how much better we look and feel now since adopting the LCHF lifestyle, it will inspire them to join the "revolution".
  51. David
    I wish there were a fasting hotline, a 24 hour telephone service with medical professionals well versed in fasting available to answer questions that come up for people who are treating themselves to an extended fast. I would definitely have used this service on at least two occasions in the past when I was fasting.
  52. Deanna
    Hi Dennis,

    I have the same question. Did you get an answer back?

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