For me, the most rewarding thing about being a dietitian is helping people achieve their goals, whether it’s losing weight, getting blood sugar under control, having more energy, or simply feeling well. Nothing makes me happier than knowing clients are having success using my approach and that my support and guidance is helping them on their journey toward better health. I'm truly excited when I hear that you're achieving your goals -- maybe even more excited than you are!
I’m a very strong advocate of carbohydrate restriction for people who struggle with diabetes, weight management, and hormonal issues; however, I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all plan. The amount of carbohydrate I recommend for you will be based on several factors we’ll discuss in our initial and follow-up sessions, and it may change over time.
Question-and-Answer: $65 per 30 minutes (Skype, FaceTime, or phone only) Ask specific questions related to carbohydrate restriction or request assistance with meal planning, recipe ideas, vitamins and supplements, etc., without an initial consultation.
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Franziska, I wanted to send a sincere thank you for the coaching, guidance, and support you have given me over the past year. I am fundamentally different as a result of the path you have helped me travel. I read other low carb blogs and started on this journey with a hope to see fast weight loss. I didn’t see fast weight loss. Instead, I learned to listen more closely to my body. I learned to value the good feeling I had physically when I ate in a planned way. I learned that one mistake does not ruin a week of good choices. I learned to be gentle and patient with myself. I learned that I had a coach in my corner who would always be there with sound advice, with a huge cheer for encouragement, with a pat on the back for successes and with ideas for making adjustments so that the plan really suited me. Yes, I lost weight. I lost weight consistently and evenly. And I know the weight I lost will not return. I enjoy the usual benefits of weight loss..new clothes, easier movement, more stamina, etc. But the weight loss is almost secondary now to the new understanding I have for how my body feels eating this way and how empowering it is to be in control of my food choices. And did I mention how wonderful it is to eat 3 meals a day and never be hungry and never stand in front of the pantry searching for another carb to eat! Thank you for making such a huge difference in my life. This is a sustainable change. I lost weight but I gained a sense of control and power over my food choices that I never imagined I could have before. Thank you so very much. - Private practice client in California
Hi Franziska - Just wanted to share with you the results of my latest glucose test. My endocrinologist said that my numbers are much improved and my A1C is 6.0; down from 6.6 in September! I've also lost 13 lbs in the same period. Lee Ann and I are so grateful that we took the time to meet with you. Lee Ann has mastered the art of cooking healthy meals, which we both are benefiting from. Anyway, I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present this year. Thanks again for your compassion and professionalism. It meant a lot to me. - Private practice client in California
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE is a registered dietitian and clinical diabetes educator who has a special interest and expertise in using carbohydrate-restricted dietary therapy for diabetes and obesity as well as other conditions. This approach may not be mainstream but certainly is consistent with human physiology and the pathologic mechanisms of diabetes and obesity. - Keith Runyan, MD, person with Type 1 diabetes
I have only wonderful things to say about Franziska. I have struggled with my own weight all my life. Because I already know a lot about nutrition I was seeking someone who could help tailor make a low carb program for me as well as stick with me as I battle the bulge. I needed a fighter for when I was giving up my own fight. What appeals to me about Franziska is that she is an RD that has worked in a large hospital. She understands that food will effect a medical condition for better or for worse. She also knew that she could no longer prescribe nutrition with the typical boiler plate high carb guidelines for hospital patients. So she got out; she started her own practice to do what she knows will make her clients leaner, stronger, healthier, living long quality lives and happier. Since beginning with Franziska, she has pulled me out of holes, helped me recover from poor habits, made lasting changes to my food choices and has been there to celebrate my successes. As I put Franziska's guidelines into my routine there is rapid weight loss. She really cares about me and wants me to succeed. That is a fighter in every sense of the word and exactly what I was looking for. - Private practice client in Connecticut
Franziska does incredible work! Her talent in developing a dietary program for virtually any requirement has been invaluable to me in my work. It’s very difficult to find evidence-based nutritionists and even more difficult to find someone skilled at developing meal plans complete with the macro and micro nutrient profiles. Everything I've received from her has been of the highest quality and she gets things done in a very timely manner. Whether you are looking for help personally or professionally, I highly recommend her for anyone. - Ben Lerner, DC NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best-Selling Author Founder, Maximized Living
Thank you for the holiday note and kind words. It is really great to have someone recognize the complexity of managing T1. It's a weird disease because if you are doing it right (and are lucky) it can be largely invisible to others and then seem effortless to others as well. They have no idea of the mental computations and balancing act you are doing every 5 minutes! I have meant to email you several times to tell you how much I enjoyed the consult and have benefited from it. Thank you for all you do in the diabetes and low carb world....and for letting your warm approachable, personality shine through every step of the way. - Private practice client in Michigan
I've had the distinct pleasure of knowing Franziska Spritzler, RD, for a couple years. She clearly ranks in the top 10% of the dietitians I've encountered in my practice of Internal Medicine. Her nutrition recommendations are up-to-date and science-based. More so than the average dietitian, Franziska is independent and analytical, allowing her to "think outside the box" when needed. A particularly strong area of expertise of hers is dietary carbohydrate restriction. Only in the last few years have we discovered the huge benefits of low-carb eating for those with excess weight, diabetes, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and lipid disorders. On a more personal note, Franziska is friendly, respectful, tactful, and responsive. I wouldn't hesitate to send my friends and family to her for consultations. Her only drawback is that she doesn't live in my town, making it difficult for my patients to see her in person! - Steve Parker, MD, author of Conquer Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Diabetic Mediterranean Diet
I contacted Franziska after reading her blog. I knew I wanted help with losing a few pounds and understanding my nutritional needs. I also knew I wanted expert, research-based guidance as well as a whole-foods approach. I have been watching my weight for years and felt that Weight Watchers and higher carb, lower fat approaches were not working for me anymore. Franziska was absolutely lovely to work with. She is warm and supportive, and clearly knows her nutritional stuff. She always promptly followed up on questions or concerns. She developed wonderful personalized menus based on my preferences and schedule, and really helped me dial in my nutrition. So much of weight loss is behavior and she helped me strategize around work travel, temptation, eating out, everything! Franziska gave me the tools to make Low Carb, High Fat a real lifestyle for me. I believe this works. My energy is great. My skin is great. And I continue to lose weight! - Private practice client in Colorado
I started working with Franziska 8 months ago. She has been extraordinary on every level: smart, detailed, encouraging and enthusiastic. She has provided menus, insight and advice and been available via email phone and Skype as I travel the world. Her book is a natural extension of her philosophy and approach to real nutrition for real people leading real lives.It's not a diet, a program or a plan. It's a rethinking of the way you manage nutrition. The results speak for themselves: 40 pounds of healthy weight loss; reduction in A1C to well below pre-diabetic levels; reduction in blood pressure to normal with no medication. I have my life back and Franziska has been an integral part of that success. Her book is a primary resource which, together with a small investment of time with her, will provide a valuable and successful road map to healthy living. - Private practice client in California
Franziska's consultation — the voice of reason — has been so very worth it for me. I am learning that I can eat a small helping and feel quite satisfied because all 3 of the components are included (fibrous carbohydrate, fat and protein). If I am hungry later, I can have something else. This is really working for me and I am finally at a place where I am proud to say I can eat moderately and I really am satisfied. I am not tempted by sweets or chocolate (which used to be my downfall). Over the years, I have known several people that managed to stop before they finished everything on their plate and to maintain a slim figure. I never believed I could manage this but I am, finally! I feel like Franziska really pointed the way for me, and I so appreciate her book. I am losing slowly and feel just wonderful!! I am not down to 130 yet but I feel confident that I am on my way. - Private practice client in California