Andreas Eenfeldt

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Andreas Eenfeldt
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Born (1972-01-19) 19 January 1972 (age 49)
EducationMD from Uppsala University
OccupationCEO, Doctor
Notable work
The Food Revolution
Board member ofThe Dietary Science Foundation

Andreas Eenfeldt (born 19 January 1972) is a Swedish doctor specializing in family medicine.[1] He is an advocate for low-carbohydrate diets.[2] Eenfeldt was born in 1972 and graduated from medical school at Uppsala University. A few years later, he started, a website focused on low-carbohydrate diets. He became a public figure in a heated debate over the merits of the diet.[3]

Early life and education[]

Andreas Eenfeldt was born in 1972.[3] He earned a degree in medicine[3] from Uppsala University.[4] After graduating, Eenfeldt became interested in poker and eventually earned more money from online poker than from practicing medicine.[5]


Initially, Eenfeldt encouraged overweight patients to follow the traditional dietary guidelines he learned at medical school, but his views changed over time.[3][6] In 2007, he started a blog about low-carbohydrate dieting under the name "Kostdoktorn."[5][7]

Within a few years, Kostdoktorn (now called dietdoctor) became the most visited health blog in Sweden.[3][8]: 15  He created an English version in 2011.[7] In 2015, Eenfeldt quit his job as a doctor to focus on the website.[1] As of 2019, the website generates 50 million Swedish Krona (= US$5.7 million) per-year from 500,000 daily visitors.[5] As of 2019, it had a staff of 30 employees and was mostly owned by Eenfeldt.[5]

Eenfeldt became a public figure and commentator in a heated debate over low-carbohydrate diets.[3] In 2012, he published a book called "Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution: Advice and Recipes to Improve Your Health and Reduce Your Weight."[3][9] It became a bestseller in Sweden and was translated into eight languages.[7]

The low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets Eenfeldt advocates for are controversial and not supported by official dietary guidelines.[10] Eenfeldt says official dietary guidelines are not supported by good science.[10] An article in Science as Culture said low-carbohydrate advocates like Eenfeldt are exploiting anecdotes where patients experienced better health after adopting the diet.[8]

Personal life[]

Eenfeldt lives in Karlstad, Sweden[9] with his wife and their two daughters.[3][11]


  1. ^ a b Williams, Alexander (4 December 2017). "Dr Andreas Eenfeldt: A Global Food Revolution".
  2. ^ Ennart, Henrik (2 January 2017). "SvD: Kostdoktorn: Sjukvårdens skepsis till LCHF sorglig".
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "DN: "Man ska inte ge sig in på att frälsa andra"". Dagens Nyheter. 7 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD". Diet Doctor. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Boström, Towe (2 February 2019). "Det började med poker – nu bygger "kostdoktorn" ett matimperium". Breakit (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  6. ^ Winbladh, Lisa (30 January 2011). "Sydsvenskan: LCHF: En fet matfilosofi". Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "Stick to This Diet If You Want to Reverse Diabetes Risk Factors—or Avoid Them Completely". The Healthy. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b Gunnarsson, Andreas; Elam, Mark (2012). "Food Fight! The Swedish Low-Carb/High Fat (LCHF) Movement and the Turning of Science Popularisation Against the Scientists". Science as Culture. 21 (3): 315–334. doi:10.1080/09505431.2011.632000. ISSN 0950-5431. S2CID 144525800.
  9. ^ a b Ellin, Abby (14 February 2020). "Health Makers: How the Diet Doctor Puts Lifestyle Changes Before Prescriptions". Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Kostdoktorn, Andreas Eenfeldt". (in Swedish). 21 April 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  11. ^ Official biography of Andreas Eenfeldt, DietDoctor

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