This week Kim and Amanda from Diet Doctor come on the show to offer some advice and support for low carb/keto beginners.
Kim discovered low carb around 5 years ago after experimenting with various ways of eating, including juice “fasts” and vegan diets! The fantastic energy levels and disappearance of cravings convinced her that low carb was a lifestyle that could really benefit her health long term. She studied an MSc in International Development with a specialization in food security and nutrition in 2014-2015 and moved to Bolivia to work with food provision systems and poverty reduction. However, she continued to research low carb diets passionately and, noticing the lack of good information on low carb in Spanish, she set up a blog to translate information for Spanish-speaking people.
In August 2017 she attended Low Carb USA in San Diego, where Andreas Eenfeldt mentioned during his presentation that he was looking for someone to launch Diet Doctor in Spanish. She applied for the position, got the job, and in October 2017 made a move to Stockholm, Sweden to take up a position as head of the Spanish Diet Doctor site. She now continues to run the site and also works as an editor and writer on the English site, DietDoctor.com. Kim is really happy to now be working full time on what has been a real passion for several years, helping other people change their lives with low carb, too.
Amanda is a writer for the low-carb site Diet Doctor, and has been following some form of low-carb or keto diet since 2014, but it took A LONG TIME for her to get it just right. Before that she simply avoided starch and sugar as much as she could, but didn’t calorie count.
Her success story has been featured on the Diet Doctor website and the link can be found in the show notes.
Amanda is currently really interested in mental health and keto, gut issues, body image and body acceptance, and whether we should restrict protein on a low-carb diet.
Links for the Diet Doctor website and the resources we discussed on the show
Low carb diet for beginners
Keto diet for beginners
Get started (free 2-week keto challenge)
Our visual guides
Keto flu and how to cure it
This week’s end quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…. Do the thing you think you cannot do.