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How To Find A Low-carb Diet That’s Right For You

Many low-carbers believe low carb diets can lead to a crash, but you need to do a little digging to find a diet that’s actually working for you–not just going to meet your “low carb quota every day.” You need to find a diet that fits your weight loss goals, your goals for your lifestyle, and your age. There are a few different ways to do this and there’s information here on the different diets on the internet.

Let’s say you’re ready to get into the low-carb diet lifestyle, but you’re worried: Your blood cholesterol goes from 138 to 190. Your cholesterol is high or low depending on your doctor, so you decide to change doctors. If you’re not overweight, your doctor will give you a statin for a statin. Now, I’m not a statin expert (as many of you are reading), but the statins are very good at raising our LDL levels, so if you need something other than a statin, you might want to give a low-carb diet a try and see if it helps you do the whole-food diet right.

Before you start your low-carb diet, you’ll need to find a doctor who actually understands why your body will be healthier with a low-carb, whole food diet. In fact, many low-carb doctors don’t actually have any basic understanding of low-carb diets.

Now that you’ve found a doctor who understands your situation and is willing to listen to both sides of the argument, you’re ready to dive in and start with your low-carb diet plan.

This is the beginning of what you can do when you change doctors. What I’m about to share is a list of doctors I’ve found for whom I know I can trust. This includes doctors who have a low-carb diet plan, a plan for their diabetes, diabetes care, chronic disease, and the “whys” behind the research on low-carb diet plans. I’ll discuss the results of each diet in detail. If you find a doctor who is more than willing to work with you, that doctor will likely have your best interests in mind.

Note: This information is not intended as medical advice. If you have serious health concerns or a serious medical emergency, see a doctor immediately.

You now have more info than most of us have had in our entire lives. If your doctor is a major low-carb advocate for whom you want to trust when it comes to low-carb, this is the doctor for you. I’ll be updating this post as additional doctors are found for now, as there are always doctors in the New York area who care for everyone’s health. In the meantime, I want to hear what you know; do you know anyone who is better than this? If so, please share in the comments section below.

* I don’t have a doctor. I’m not a patient. This page is a resource for the low-carb diet community I’m a member of. It is not intended to provide medical advice to anyone, and is compiled by one of our members, Emily, and is part of that community. If you find this information helpful, please share as much as you can so we can all benefit from these doctors. Please be sure to read this entire post before you get started and remember: you may find your doctor to be different from the information provided on this page so if you’re not comfortable with a specific doctor or don’t know any, find one to see what works best for you. You will need to talk to the doctor about what you’re searching for. 

If you’re an experienced patient with diabetes and you’re thinking about switching doctors, you may be interested in my post on why patients should talk to their doctor before switching doctors. This post is not intended to be medical advice.

If you don’t see your doctor listed here, please contact your local doctor to see if they can help you.