Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE
Registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and creator of LowCarbDietitian.com

Franziska Spritzler

Franziska Spritzler, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, is a strong proponent of carbohydrate restriction for people struggling with diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity, and PCOS.

She follows a very-low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet for blood sugar control and has experienced many improvements in her health as a result of making this change.

Franziska works in private practice using a low-carbohydrate, whole-foods approach with her Southern California clients and provides nutrition coaching via Skype, phone, or email for clients living in other parts of the US. She is also a freelance writer whose articles have been published online and in diabetes journals and magazines.

You can find more about Franziska and her work on her website Low Carb Dietician.

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7 Keto Foods That Can Stall Your Progress

A keto or low-carb lifestyle can be very effective for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. In addition to increasing fat burning and reducing insulin and blood sugar levels, very-low-carb diets help control appetite and promote satiety, which often leads to a spontaneous reduction in calorie ...

The Benefits and Risks of Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol has been a controversial topic for centuries. Although excessive drinking is clearly linked to risk of disease, accidents, and dependency, less evidence exists for moderate drinking. Indeed, some studies find that drinking small amounts of alcohol may actually provide some health benefits. T ...

Keto and Low-Carb Diets for Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease, once a relatively uncommon condition, has reached epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. Although fatty liver can lead to serious health problems, it is also very responsive to lifestyle changes, especially carb restriction. Read on to learn how a well-balanced keto or ...

7 Surprising Sources of Hidden Carbs

Following a low-carb or keto diet seems pretty easy: You simply avoid high-carb foods and stick to foods that are allowed. But in our modern world, hidden carbs seem to lurk around every corner, even in foods considered “safe.” And depending on your personal carb tolerance, they may greatly reduce ...

Are Keto and Low Carb Suitable for People with Thyroid Disease?

Thyroid hormones affect nearly every system in the body and have a profound influence on metabolic rate and overall health. Because of this, conditions such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause symptoms that negatively affect quality of life. Is a low-carb or keto diet helpful or harmful for p ...

Peanuts on a Ketogenic Diet: Eat or Avoid?

People who follow a keto lifestyle typically avoid legumes because they are high in carbs. However, peanuts are often viewed as an exception and treated more like tree nuts than legumes. On the other hand, there may be legitimate concerns about consuming peanuts, especially in large amounts. This ar ...

Top 11 Nutrient-Dense Keto Foods

Nutrient-dense foods are rich in protein, vitamins, and/or minerals yet contain few calories. In addition, they are typically minimally processed. However, many of the lists of nutrient-dense foods found online include fruit, grains, and other items too high in carbs to be included in a keto diet. ...

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Caffeine on a Ketogenic Diet: Friend or Foe?

Caffeine is one of the most popular ingredients worldwide. Although it provides many benefits, caffeine can have negative effects as well. Whether caffeinated beverages are mostly helpful, potentially counterproductive, or neutral for people on keto or low-carb diets is somewhat controversial. This ...

Vegetarian Diet and Keto - Can These Two Work Together?

With the growing popularity of keto and its health benefits, some vegetarians have considered giving it a try. But can keto and vegetarianism be combined in a way that is well balanced and sustainable? Are there any risks involved? This article will explore these questions and make recommendations f ...

High Cholesterol on a Keto Diet - Should You Be Concerned?

As keto and low-carb diets have become increasingly popular, some people who follow this way of eating have noticed a sharp rise in their LDL cholesterol. Understandably, most have become concerned, since elevated LDL is typically considered a major heart disease risk factor. However, the reason ...

Ketogenic Diet and Menopause

Menopause can be very difficult on a number of levels. Although each woman's experience is different, many find that they gain fat, lose muscle tone, and struggle with hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings during this time. In this article, I'll discuss how a low-carb or keto diet combined with ...

Dairy on a Ketogenic Diet

Dairy has received both good and bad press over the years with respect to its effects on weight and overall health. Although milk, ice cream and nonfat dairy products don't belong in a keto diet, butter, cheese and other types of full-fat dairy may be a good fit, depending on the individual. T ...

Nuts & Seeds on a Ketogenic Diet

Are Nuts and Seeds Keto-Friendly Foods? As a registered dietitian who follows and recommends a well-balanced, very-low-carb diet, I've become concerned about the number of healthy foods being criticized for containing too many carbs. Although there's no denying that certain plant foods don't belo ...

Is Flaxseed Healthy? Safety Concerns, Benefits & Recommendations

Flaxseed is a controversial food among health-conscious people. Although it has been criticized for increasing the risk of certain cancers and other diseases, the research to date on moderate flaxseed use is overwhelmingly positive. In this article, I discuss concerns that have been raised about fl ...

Ketogenic Diet and PCOS

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a common disorder among reproductive-aged women. Emerging research suggests that a ketogenic or low-carb diet may improve hormonal regulation, weight control and other PCOS-related issues. This article takes a detailed look at PCOS and how carbohydrate restriction ...

Expert's Insight: Is a Very Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Healthy?

Is a very low-carb diet suitable for you? What are the pros and cons and what you should expect from it? These and other questions are answered by Franziska Spritzler from Low Carb Dietitian. Franziska is a certified dietitian and has personal experience with very low-carb ketogenic diets! Very ...