Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE


Franziska Spritzler is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and author who recommends a low-carb, whole-foods approach for diabetes, weight management and overall health. She lives in South Florida and has been following a low-carb lifestyle since early 2011. Franziska is a former freelance writer whose articles have been published on Healthline and other health websites, as well as in diabetes journals and magazines.

Scientific publications:
A low-carbohydrate, whole-foods approach to managing diabetes and prediabetes. Diabetes Spectrum 2012 November; 25(4): 238-243

Franziska Spritzler’s webpage: Low Carb Dietitian

Her book The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health & Beauty is available on Amazon.1

You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.


Keto dairy: the best and the worst
Keto and low-carb dairy: the best and the worst
Top health insurer to launch lifestyle-based program for controlling type 2 diabetes
The Irish Times touts the benefits of low carb for diabetes
Low-carb clinical pearls for primary care
Fatty liver disease and keto: 5 things to know
Study: Effects of replacing sugar-sweetened beverages with no-sugar alternatives
New study: Lower-calorie keto diet works for overweight women
Virta Health publishes new data on low-carb diet for type 2 diabetes
New study shows low carb outperforms standard care for type 2 diabetes
Diabetes Canada publishes paper endorsing a low-carb option
Evidence-basing our guides: providing trustworthy low-carb information
New study finds obesity is the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes
Deep Dive – Troubleshooting hormones
Deep Dive – Considering supplements
Deep Dive – Monitoring ketosis
Could eating a keto or LCHF diet harm bone health?
Study: Swedish nutrition students are consuming fewer carbs and more fat
Deep Dive — Balancing electrolytes
Researchers reveal that nuts have fewer calories than previously thought
How to manage hunger when trying to lose weight
New study: low-carb diet reduces food cravings and improves eating control
New “real world” study confirms benefits of a self-selected low-carb lifestyle for type 2 diabetes
New review: very-low-calorie ketogenic diets are effective for weight loss
New study: low-carb education in a group setting for the win
Making lifestyle changes and achieving goals: what's your tendency?
How to eat low carb as a vegan
Meeting essential nutrient needs on a low-carb vegan diet
Weight, health and happiness: striking the right balance
Prescribing low-carb diets for type 2 diabetes: many approaches can work
Changes to the Diet Doctor soy policy
Low-carb session draws crowd at Certified Diabetes Educators conference
New study: Reduced-carb diet beats conventional diabetes diet
'FAT: a documentary' is released today
How to lose weight with a low-carb diet
Why low carb can help you lose weight
Potential health effects of a saturated fat tax are highly speculative
Researchers challenge WHO draft recommendations on saturated fat restriction
Guide for clinicians: How to adjust diabetes medication in low-carb patients
What is the “ideal” low-carb diet?
Can a cyclist with type 1 diabetes complete a 20-day ride while eating keto?
The diabetes diet: the best foods to control diabetes
Virta Health publishes two-year data on low-carb diet for type 2 diabetes
Mediterranean low-carb diet has the edge for reducing liver fat
Signs and symptoms of diabetes (type 1 and 2)
A comprehensive guide to salt
Low carb for diabetes: a slow but steady path to acceptance
Red meat and colon cancer: The evidence remains weak
New study: A low-carb breakfast could be ideal for diabetes control
Low-carb beats high-carb for people with type 1 diabetes
How much protein should you eat?
Do you need to eat fruits and vegetables?
This week's meal plan: Franziska Spritzler's favorites
“Healthy” whole grains: what the evidence really shows
The complete guide to sugar
Type 1 diabetes – how to control your blood sugar with fewer carbs
Guide to red meat – is it healthy?
A user guide to saturated fat
Cholesterol and low-carb diets
Food for thought: Does the brain need carbs?
Greetings from a dietitian who loves low-carb living
Vegetable Oils: Are They Healthy?
Guide to observational vs. experimental studies
Psyllium husk guide
Should you count calories on a low-carb or keto diet?
Carbohydrates on a keto or low-carb diet
Protein on a low-carb or keto diet
Healthy fats on a keto or low-carb diet
Appendix: The healthy vegetarian keto diet
How to follow a healthy vegetarian keto diet
Guide for low-carb dietitians
Losing 120 pounds with keto and the right mindset
Maintaining a loss of 100-plus pounds for 10 years with low carb and keto
What is a keto diet, and other common questions
The low-carb diet: Maintaining a 100-pound weight loss for over a decade
Maintaining a loss of over 100 pounds on a low-carb diet for 17 years
The keto diet: Maintaining a 150-pound loss for 10 years
Can keto or low-carb diets improve acne?
Long-term weight loss on keto: Maintaining a 'no excuses' attitude
A low-carb diet: Maintaining a 70-pound weight loss for five years
How Melissa lost 100 pounds with a keto diet, and kept it off for 15 years
Do you need electrolyte supplementation on a keto diet?
Maintaining a 100-pound weight loss for seven years
What is ketosis?

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Potential conflicts of interest

Updated August 7, 2019.

Franziska Spritzler has a full-time contract agreement with to write nutrition articles and guides and to review guides for nutritional accuracy. Like every coworker, she also gets the option to become a co-owner in the Diet Doctor company.

Spritzler receives money from sales of her self-published book, The Low Carb Dietitian’s Guide to Health and Beauty: How a Whole-Foods, Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Can Help You Look and Feel Better Than Ever.

She is the owner of Low Carb Dietitian, LLC, a consulting service that provides online and in-person nutrition coaching for people with diabetes or other conditions that may benefit from carbohydrate restriction.

Spritzler eats a low-carb diet.



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