I'm very pleased to announce that my book The Low Carb Dietitian's Guide to Health and Beauty has been published!
I'd been thinking about writing a low-carb book specifically for women for quite a while but didn't start on it until late last summer. Overall, it was a great experience -- definitely a lot of work, but I learned so much from it.
Early in 2014, I was approached by two publishing companies about writing a ketogenic diet book. Although there would have been no expense on my part and a guaranteed small payment for writing the book even if didn't sell, I really didn't want to write another keto diet book. There have been several published within the past couple of years, and I didn't feel I could add much to that discussion. I also believe that a whole-foods-based low-carbohydrate diet can be very beneficial whether or not it induces nutritional ketosis.
Rather than sending a book proposal to those publishing companies or others, I decided to self-publish in order to have complete control over the content. I knew exactly what I wanted to say and how I wanted to say it. It was important to me that the book be extremely evidence-based and well-referenced, and I believe it is, with over 200 citations. At the same time, I felt it needed to be written in a way that the average woman could easily understand and relate to.
I've said this before, and it remains true today: I don't enjoy doing the self-promotion thing at all. It's very rare that I tweet or post one of my articles or blog posts more than once. But I realize that in order for a book to be even modestly successful, you really need to get the word out. And I honestly think that my book can help women become healthier, more energetic, and allow them to more easily achieve and maintain a desirable weight. These are things that are important to me, and I enjoy sharing my nutritional knowledge and personal experience with others.
So if you like my website and enjoy reading my articles, please consider purchasing a copy of The Low Carb Dietitian's Guide to Health and Beauty. I hope you (or your wife, mother, daughter, or friend) will enjoy and learn from it. As always, thank you very much for your support of my work.
The link to purchase the book on Amazon can be found here: The Low Carb Dietitian's Guide to Health and Beauty .
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE