All low-carb guides

Are you new to eating low carb? Feeling confused or don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you are a low-carb veteran looking to deepen your knowledge, or a healthcare professional who wants information on how to implement low carb in your practice?

Our expert writers have been putting together high-quality, well-referenced guides for many years now, and we hope that whoever you are, whatever your story and whatever your question, we have the guide for you. Please feel free to scroll through to find a guide that interests you. All the content linked to here is free, but a wealth of information awaits!

To make our content easier to find, we have grouped guides into seven groups plus an alphabetical list below.

 

Basic low-carb guides

A low-carb diet for beginners
Visual low-carb guides
Low-carb foods
Low-carb side effects and how to handle them
What is ketosis?
How low carb is low carb?
A keto diet for beginners
Top low-carb controversies
Low-carb questions & answers
Intermittent fasting for beginners
Common side effects of fasting
What you need to know about blood sugar
The diabetes diet: the best foods to control diabetes
What you need to know about diabetes
What is normal blood pressure?

 

Get started

Get started keto challenge 2019 – sign up
Low-carb events
Find a low-carb doctor


 

Practical guides

Top 10 ways to eat more fat
Dining out on low carb
Exogenous ketones – do they work?
A guide to low-carb cheating
Top 11 low-carb fast-food options
How to make low carb cheaper
How to gain weight on low carb
Living low carb in a high-carb world
How to stay low carb with no cooking
Do you need electrolyte supplementation on a keto diet?
How to follow a healthy vegetarian keto diet
Low-carb kids – how to raise children on real low-carb food
Keto diet foods — top three mistakes at the grocery store
Ingredients to avoid on a low-carb diet
How to eat low carb when traveling
Alcohol and the keto diet: 7 things you need to know
Is low carb safe during pregnancy?
Eating low carb when breastfeeding
Healthy fats on a low-carb diet
Protein on a low-carb diet
How to shop for low-carb extras online
Should you count calories on a low-carb diet?
Six steps down the carb mountain
Six ways to stay environmentally friendly on a low-carb or keto diet
The complete guide to sugar
The best way to test ketones in blood, breath or urine
Six ways to kick nasty leg cramps to the curb
Carbohydrates on a keto or low-carb diet
Is a low-carb or keto diet right for you?
How much protein should you eat?
Sinking our teeth into the carnivore diet: what's known, what's not
The best ketone meter


 

Weight loss on low carb

How to lose weight on low carb
Top 10 tips to lose weight on low carb for women 40+

 

Health guides

How to reverse type 2 diabetes on low carb
How to normalize your blood pressure on low carb
Type 1 diabetes and low carb
IBS and the keto diet
How to reverse PCOS with low carb
Can keto or low-carb diets cure acne?
How to reduce migraine headaches with low carb
Can a keto diet treat brain cancer?
The ketogenic diet for Alzheimer's prevention and treatment: Can it help?
Kids and keto: Could it help with ADHD, autism and more?
Low carb and mental health
Is your fasting blood glucose higher on low carb? Five things to know
Can low carb help with gestational diabetes in pregnancy?
Low carb and mental health: The food-mood connection
Signs and symptoms of diabetes  (type 1 and 2)
How sugar may damage the brain
Low carb and mental health: Getting started and managing medications
FAQ about low-carbohydrate diets and mental health
A low-carb diet and your kidneys

 

For healthcare professionals

Low carb and keto for doctors
Guide for low-carb dietitians
The science of low carb
Starting low carb or keto with diabetes medications
Starting low carb or keto with high blood pressure
The guide for doctors skeptical of low carb

 

Nutritional science

Understanding absolute and relative risk
Vegetable oils
Guide to observational vs. experimental studies
Food for thought: Does the brain need carbs?
Cholesterol and low-carb diets
A user guide to saturated fat
Guide to red meat – is it healthy?
“Healthy” whole grains: What the evidence really shows
Diet and cancer: What we know and what we don’t
Do you need to eat fruits and vegetables?
A comprehensive guide to salt
Understanding HbA1c — the long-term blood sugar
What you need to know about insulin resistance

 

Alphabetical list

Acne – can keto or low-carb diets cure it?
Alcohol and the keto diet: 7 things you need to know
Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment – can a keto diet help?
Blood pressure – how to potentially normalize it on low carb
Blood pressure – what is normal blood pressure?
Blood sugar – what you need to know
Brain – does it need carbs?
Brain – how sugar may damage the brain
Brain cancer – can a keto diet treat it?
Breastfeeding and low carb
Calories on a low-carb diet – should you count them?
Cancer and diet: What we know and what we don’t
Carbohydrates on a keto or low-carb diet
Carnivore: what’s known, what’s not
Cheap keto – how to do it
Cheating on keto: a guide
Cholesterol and low-carb diets
Controversies about low carb
Diabetes medications and starting low carb or keto
Diabetes – the best foods
Diabetes type 1 and keto
Diabetes – symptoms
Diabetes type 2 – how to reverse it on keto
Diabetes – understanding HbA1c
Diabetes – what you need to know
Diabetes – symptoms
Dietitians guide to low carb
Dining out on low carb
Doctors guide to low carb and keto
Doctors skeptical of low carb
Electrolyte supplementation on a keto diet – do you need it?
Environmentally friendly low-carb or keto diet – six ways how to do it
Events about low carb and keto
Exogenous ketones – do they work?
Fast-food options on low carb – top 11 list
Fasting blood glucose – is it higher for you on low carb? Five things to know
Fat – top 10 ways to eat more of it
Fats on a low-carb diet – everything you need to know
Find a low-carb doctor
Foods to eat on low carb
Fruits and vegetables
Gaining weight on low carb – how to do it
Gestational diabetes in pregnancy – can low carb help?
Get started keto challenge 2019 – sign up
Grocery store guide – top 3 mistakes when buying keto diet foods
High blood pressure and starting low carb or keto
How low carb is low carb?
How to stay low carb with no cooking
IBS and the keto diet
Ingredients to avoid on a low-carb diet
Insulin resistance
Intermittent fasting for beginners
Keto diet for beginners
Ketosis – what is it?
Ketone meters – which one is the best?
Ketone testing three ways
Kidneys – a low-carb diet and your kidneys
Kids – how to raise them on real low-carb food
Kids and keto: could it help with ADHD, autism and more?
Leg cramps – six ways to kick leg cramps
Living low carb in a high-carb world
Losing weight on low carb for women 40+: top 10 tips
Losing weight on low carb: a guide
Low carb for beginners
Is a low-carb or keto diet right for you?
Meat – is red meat healthy?
Mental health and low carb
Mental health and low carb: Getting started
Mental health – FAQ
Migraine headaches – how to reduce them with low carb
Observational vs. experimental studies: a guide
PCOS – how to reverse it with low carb
Pregnancy and low carb – is it safe?
Protein on a low-carb diet
Questions & answers about low carb
Saturated fat
Salt – a comprehensive guide
Science of low carb
Shopping for low-carb extras online: a guide
Side effects of fasting
Side effects of low carb
Six steps down the carb mountain
Sugar – the complete guide
Traveling – how to do it on low carb
Understanding absolute and relative risk
Vegetable oils
Vegetarian keto diet – how to do it
Visual low-carb guides
Whole grains: What the evidence really shows