Jennifer Calihan

Jenni Callihan

Jenni Calihan created the non-profit, Eat the Butter, to start a mother-to-mother conversation about diet and health. She advocates for real-food-more-fat eating, and has been feeding her family (four kids) for twenty-five years.

Jenni is a former consultant; she holds a Human Biology degree from Stanford and an MBA from Tuck (Dartmouth).

You can find Jenni on LinkedIn. Her book, Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals is available on Amazon.1

Practical guides

Jenni writes the drafts of some of our most popular practical low-carb guides. Like these:


She also writes and edits news posts and has helped us manage our writers’ team.


Healthy food for your family – Jenni Calihan


How to get started on a high-protein diet
21 high-protein snacks, ranked
Keto snacks – the best and the worst
How much fat should you eat on low carb or keto?
UK Health Minister reveals success with low-carb eating
Top keto meal delivery services
Cooking low carb during a coronavirus quarantine
Learning to cook keto in the time of coronavirus
Today is your day to sign up for Weight Loss for Good
Deep Dive — Losing weight for good
Deep Dive — Simplifying meals
Cook and shop with Diet Doctor Eat
Download our keto recipe app — Diet Doctor Eat
Sign up for our 10-week keto weight-loss program
There's still time to start Weight Loss for Good
Ready to lose the weight for good?
Finding the concept for Weight Loss for Good
New program: Weight Loss for Good launches January 2
Intermittent fasting is the top diet trending on Google this year
Deep Dive — Eating keto food
Sign up for our 10-week keto weight-loss program
A refresh planned for our Get Started Challenge
Speak up to help change the dietary guidelines
When ‘cheato’ becomes keto
Physicians make a strong case for official low-carb advice
San Diego low-carb conference set to engage audience
Writing guides that matter
Eating butter in polite company
Fire destroys low-carb clinic in Tennessee
A hospital protocol, AFib, and the statin-diabetes link
The best way to test ketones in blood, breath or urine
A protocol to reverse type 2 diabetes in a hospital setting
A statin debate, a biased study, and classy pork rinds
Egg consumption is up as fear of cholesterol recedes
Supply and demand: Why fatty foods are getting more expensive
A stellar op-ed, keto vs. WW, and the 'Doritos towel bag'
Op-ed praises keto as 'The risk-reversal diet'
Is Weight Watchers 'getting crushed by keto'?
Post-PREDIMED, midlife inflammation, and 'Ay, chihuahua!'
Keto news highlights: PCOS, individuality, and 'drinkable' potato chips
Keto news highlights: Genes, CGM, and dairy fat's vindication
Mistakes were made...
LCHF Mega Summit attendance hits 2,000
Fabulous food festival coming to Cumbria in July
Global obesity report: Big food should lose its seat at the table
Keto news highlights: EAT, fiber and Peeps cereal
Cutting liver fat by cutting added sugars – could it be that simple?
Boring but important: Help change the dietary guidelines!
Keto news highlights: Rats, Canada and Dr. Eenfeldt's story
An egg is number one on Instagram
Myth-busting op-ed supports power of keto diet
Big food giants manipulate public health policy in China
Ketone strip shortages (in some areas) endanger patients with diabetes
How did keto become a mainstream movement?
Keto news highlights: Rankings, insulin and a new app!
U.S. News "Best diets for 2019" list disappoints
Top five observational studies of 2018
Top five press articles – 2018
Top five opinion editorials of 2018
Top five medical journal articles of 2018
Top 5 low-carb studies of 2018
Keto news highlights: TMAO, salt and keto dominance
NIH tightens rules to minimize industry influence on scientific research
Are patients with type 2 diabetes testing blood sugar levels too often?
Keto news highlights: Keto for cancer, a beginners' guide and Gimmie
Understanding absolute and relative risk
Diabetes drugs are a juggling act – is there a better way?
Prominent oncologist to study potential of "keto + drugs" to fight cancer
Eating better: 6 steps down the carb mountain
Help us let the NIH know that low-carb diets should be on its research agenda
Keto news highlights: Hopeful results, Hallberg and gifts-gifts-gifts
Optimal metabolic health eludes most Americans – just 12.5% measure up
Kraft Heinz gobbles up Primal Kitchen
Op-ed in DC paper: Existing dietary guidelines are "plain wrong" on carbs and fat
Keto news highlights: Deceptive headlines, a brazen alliance and freakshakes
Keto gift guide
Prime-time ink for buttery coffee
The nature of the link between obesity and diabetes
Gestational diabetes means elevated risk of a diabetes diagnosis
Keto news highlights: A major low-carb victory and a major butter theft
Slippery butter thieves nabbed in Vancouver
Keto news highlights: Cholesterol guidelines, a meat tax and Popfetti
Why a tax on red meat is a bad idea
Diabetes and heart health: Know your risk
Suzanne Ryan shares her dramatic keto weight-loss story on Dr. Oz
"Could it be the sugar?"
Keto news highlights: $$$$$$$$, butter nonsense and NASCAR
The economic burden of obesity and diabetes
Big Food's hold over nutrition research
Elevated BMI tied to shorter life
Keto news highlights: Metabolome, the FoodHub and Big Sugar
Keto news highlights: Sugar, life expectancy and super-sweet proteins
Metabolic syndrome starts early, even in seemingly healthy young children
Can cheese and butter protect against type 2 diabetes?
Prominent Harvard scientist discredited after fabricating data
Welcome to Diet Doctor's inner circle
Keto news highlights: A diabetes sweep, candy PR and American cheese
Is the tide turning in Australian dietary advice?
Stop the blame game; with obesity, look to a metabolic root cause
Keto news highlights: Insulin resistance, depression and an official apology
Grassroots change: A town goes sugar-free for 70 days
The best ketone meter
Dr. Gary Fettke exonerated! Receives apology from regulators
Does a Mediterranean diet reduce risk of depression?
Keto news highlights: Diabetes, Alzheimer's and lard ice cubes
Are there 'major doubts' about the safety of keto?
Cardiologist in Houston Chronicle: 'Want a healthier heart? Eat a steak'
14% of American adults have diabetes according to CDC
Keto boom means more options and more temptation
"Keto Krew" at Texas grocer works together to drop 200 pounds
Keto news highlights: Teicholz, PURE and Kerrygold
Middle-aged men dig into the science behind low carb
Britain's NHS to fight diabetes with very low-calorie liquid diet
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
How to use the nutrition facts label
Ingredients to avoid on a low-carb or keto diet
Keto diet foods — top three mistakes at the grocery store
Keto diet food list – what to buy
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Keto and low-carb news highlights
Low-carb and keto news highlights
Super Bowl Sunday goes low carb and keto
January low-carb and keto news highlights
December low-carb and keto news highlights
November low-carb & keto news highlights
October low-carb & keto news highlights
September low-carb & keto news highlights
Keto snacks – the best and the worst
August 2017 low-carb news highlights
July 2017 low-carb news highlights
Eat the butter – animated short film
June 2017 low-carb highlights
How to shop for low-carb or keto extras online
Romantic low-carb menus for Valentine's day
Living low carb in a high-carb world
Low-carb grocery list
A guide to low-carb & keto diet cheating
Top 10 ways to eat more fat
How to eat low carb when dining out
Dining out on keto
How to eat low carb when traveling
How to eat low carb when traveling

Potential conflicts of interest

Updated August 16, 2019.

Jenni Calihan has a part-time arrangement with to write and edit news posts, practical guides and other content. Like every coworker, she also gets the option to become a co-owner in the Diet Doctor company.

Calihan is co-author, with Adele Hite, of a self-published meal-planning book, Dinner Plans: Easy Vintage Meals.

She eats a moderate low-carb diet for blood sugar and hunger control, but she is quick to admit that it is not for everyone — including her children.


Read more at Callihan’s blog, EatTheButter.

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