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Top 3 Hot Topics in The Diet Doctor Facebook Group

By Dietdoctor @DietDoctor1

Top 3 hot topics in The Diet Doctor Facebook Group

Our Diet Doctor Facebook group is a forum for our members ( free trial available), where they can discuss all things keto or low carb.

What are some hot topics among our members? Here are the top three topics that trended in The Diet Doctor Facebook group last week:

1. Should you skip meals if you are not hungry?

Maybe you're one of these people who have lost count of the health improvements you've reaped since starting a low-carb or keto diet. You feel fantastic - both physically and mentally. But you also find that you are not as hungry as you used to be, and that you could easily skip a meal here and there. This is a "problem" which has been raised many times in the Facebook group ( here is just one example).

Maybe one major reason why this topic is brought up so frequently is because the opposite has been true in our previous attempts to lose weight. We have come to believe that battling constant hunger is a natural part of weight loss, and therefore we become very confused when we no longer have to sit on our hands trying not to dive head first into whatever food we happen to have in our pantry.

So what's the Diet Doctor stance on skipping meals if you are not hungry? Could going without breakfast/lunch/dinner be potentially problematic? Are we ruining our metabolisms by not eating at regular times?

Just like our moderator Crystal Pullen explained, we advise people to listen to their hunger signals. When hungry, eat. When not hungry, don't eat, even if that means skipping a meal.

While you might not have been able to trust your hunger signals in the past, you can learn how during our popular 5 Weeks of Keto with Kristie program. And if you still worry about damaging your metabolism by following your intuition, read this popular post by Dr. Jason Fung.

2. What can you cook with courgettes/zucchini?

When you first encounter this Facebook post, you might think: "Courgettes - what could this elegant-sounding foodstuff be?" And then, after turning to Professor Google, you understand that it is apparently British English for zucchini!

Anyhow, what are the top things that our members make of the versatile dark green vegetable (which also happens to be in season)?

The post so far has gotten 119 creative answers, and some favorites are to use courgettes/zucchini as lasagna sheets or as a substitute for "potato" salad. And of course it's wonderfully luscious sautéed in butter, with a pinch of sea salt - simple and delicious.

Check out the top Diet Doctor recipes with courgettes/zucchini below if you want more inspiration.

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