Dr. Eric Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Westman founded the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in 2006 after 8 years of clinical research on low carbohydrate & ketogenic diets.

Dr. Westman combines clinical research and clinical care to deliver lifestyle treatments for obesity, diabetes and tobacco dependence. He is an internationally known researcher specialising in low-carbohydrate nutrition and is Past-President and Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and Fellow of The Obesity Society.

Dr. Westman is also an editor of the textbook “Obesity: Evaluation & Treatment Essentials”, and author of the New York Times Bestseller “The New Atkins for a New You”, “Cholesterol Clarity”, and “Keto Clarity”. He is co-founder of the companies Adapt Your Life, and Heal Diabetes Clinics, which are based on low carbohydrate concepts.

This manual describes the practical details of how to follow a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet as used by trained professionals in the Adapt Your Life ( and HEAL Diabetes & Medical Weight Loss programs ( For best results, use in combination with the Adapt Your Life or HEAL program.

This manual describes the practical details of a low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet as used by nutritional and medical professionals.

Move from carb confusion to carb confidence!

Overwhelmed by the avalanche of information out there about diets and health? Tired of spending time and money following complicated and expensive plans and protocols that don’t deliver the results you want? Would a strict ketogenic diet be best for you? But what if you can’t imagine life without fruit or bread? Why won’t someone just make all this diet stuff simple?

They have! Eric Westman, MD, has more than twenty years of experience as an internal medicine doctor and obesity medicine specialist. He’s helped patients at his Keto Medicine Clinic at Duke University lose more than 26,000 pounds and reverse conditions like type 2 diabetes, PCOS, high blood pressure, and more. In End Your Carb Confusion, he shares his time-tested and science-backed strategy with YOU!

If you’ve spent years doing “all the right things” but you’re still dealing with excess weight, diabetes, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, skin problems, or other issues, End Your Carb Confusion is the GPS you need to help you navigate your way from frustrated and disappointed to empowered and successful. Find the level of carbohydrate intake that’s right for you now and then learn how to switch gears to a higher- or lower-carb diet when the time is right. Dr. Westman gives you the information you need to start reclaiming your health today—no complicated and confusing scientific gobbledygook, only exactly what you need to understand how you got to where you are (hint—it’s not your fault!) and, more important, how to get to where you want to be.

You shouldn’t need a PhD, a private chef, and a million dollars to lose weight and get healthy. The simple, straightforward plan laid out in End Your Carb Confusion fits into any lifestyle, whether you shop at an organic co-op or a discount chain and will help you reach your goals whether you prefer gourmet meals or fast food. No matter where you’re starting from, End Your Carb Confusion can lead you to your destination—a renewed body, mind, and spirit.

Dr. Eric Westman, Director of Duke University Keto Medicine Clinic, and world-renowned chef Scott Parker have teamed up to bring you a robust collection of restaurant-inspired, carb-conscious recipes.

Each recipe features fresh and healthy ingredients to meet your individual carb threshold and dietary needs.

End Your Carb Confusion: The Cookbook packs in 100 recipes that have been carefully crafted to fit within the three phases of Dr. Westman’s acclaimed diet plan: low, moderate, and higher carb. This phased setup allows you to adjust your carbohydrate intake as needed to meet your health goals and maximize your long-term success. 

Whether you are strict keto, low-carb, or just want to lighten up on carbs from time to time, this is your ultimate resource for delicious recipes. It features everything from family favorites to succulent steaks and perfect pairings, along with culinary tips from acclaimed chef Scott Parker on making the most of your dishes and flavor combinations. Scott has taken all the guesswork out of preparing delicious meals by creating an easy-to-follow format and simple recipes with accessible and familiar ingredients. End Your Carb Confusion: The Cookbook is complete with straightforward charts and guides to help you navigate each phase with ease and confidence.

Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong With My Numbers?

by Jimmy Moore with Dr. Eric Westman, MD, MHS

Are you confused by what your cholesterol levels really say about your health? Don't you wish someone could just spell it out in simple English and tell you what, if anything, you need to do to improve your heart and overall health? That's precisely what Cholesterol Clarity is designed to do. Jimmy Moore, a prolific and highly respected health blogger and podcaster, interviewed 28 of the world's top health experts from various fields to give you the complete lowdown on cholesterol. He and his co-author, family practitioner and researcher Dr. Eric Westman, have broken down this critical information for you to know what is most important and what is not.

You won't find this kind of comprehensive, cutting-edge, expert-driven cholesterol information all in one place anywhere else. Did you know, for instance, that you don't have to eat a low-fat diet, take a statin drug, or eat more of the so-called "healthy" whole grains to get your cholesterol levels where they need to be? Learn what really works from the best experts on the subject. Cholesterol Clarity will not only tell you what your LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and other key cholesterol markers really mean, but it will arm you with what you can do nutritionally to become as optimally healthy as you can possibly be!

Featured Experts: Dr. William Davis, Dr. Ronald Krauss, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Duane Graveline, Dr. Jonny Bowden, Dr. Chris Masterjohn, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, Dr. John Briffa, Dr. Thomas Dayspring, Dr. Fred Pescatore, Gary Taubes and over a dozen more!

Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why. Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, a leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity co-author Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world's foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman explain why ketosis is normal and how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals. You will find a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including but not limited to: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome.

Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, 2nd Edition

by Dr. G. Michael Steelman & Dr. Eric Westman, MD, MHS

Obesity is considered a complex and multifactorial disease. Its treatment, therefore, must also be multimodal and tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents a wide spectrum of practical treatment protocols for obesity including exercise, pharmacology, behavior modification, and dietary factors, from the point of view of the practicing physician.

The book includes information about the new pharmacotherapy available for the treatment of obesity. It also includes a chapter on medical treatment of pediatric obesity that identifies the special needs of children and outlines approaches for managing the obese child. A chapter on binge eating disorder has been added and the information on pharmacology of bariatric medicine has been updated. The book addresses various dietary interventions such as low-calorie balanced diets, low-carbohydrate diets, and very-low-carbohydrate diets while also exploring the comorbidities of obesity such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes.

Written by prominent members of the Obesity Medicine Association and a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers, the book showcases successful treatment methods by including personal key points by clinicians in each chapter. This comprehensive resource is an invaluable, user-friendly tool for bariatric physicians and surgeons, endocrinologists, diabetologists, nutritionists, and dieticians, as well as all other professionals who currently treat obesity.

Type 2 diabetes is a modern epidemic. More than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from type 2 diabetes and its related conditions of pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, and obesity. The most dangerous fact? The standard dietary recommendations are making you sicker. For years, diabetics were told to cut cholesterol, reduce fat, and load up on "healthy" whole grains. However, these carb-laden diets have only made rates of diabetes and obesity soar.

It's not your fault. You've been given bad advice. With a low-carb diet, diabetes canbe reversed. It's time to feel better. The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook will get you off the foods that are making you sick. With these specially designed recipes, you'll normalize your blood sugar and lose weight easily - even stubborn belly fat! No longer will you need to depend on medication to keep your insulin levels in the proper range. You'll feel more energetic and less hungry - without dieting or counting calories.

Based on the groundbreaking protocol used at the HEAL Diabetes and Medical Weight Loss Centers, The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook helps you heal type 2 diabetes where it starts - a faulty diet. Leading low-carb expert and best-selling author Dana Carpender has developed 200 recipes that enable you to eat deliciously, keep your carb counts in the proper range, and reverse your diabetes naturally.

New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great

by Dr. Stephen Phinney, Dr. Jeff Volek & Dr. Eric Westman

Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is...


Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.


The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind.


Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food -- a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains.


Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you're eating out -- wherever you are.

Backed by Science:

More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.

But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you'll not only take the weight off -- you'll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and 24 weeks' worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.

Mis au point dans les années 1970 par le cardiologue Robert Atkins, ce régime est le plus célèbre de la planète. Il aurait été suivi par plus de 60 millions d’Américains. Basé sur une forte réduction des glucides, ce régime est particulièrement efficace, mais souffrait jusqu’ici d’une mauvaise réputation chez les médecins qui lui reprochaient d’être trop restrictif, donc difficile à suivre sur le long terme; déséquilibré (œufs, bacon, beurre, viande rouge, trop de graisses, pas assez de fruits et légumes); de s’accompagner d’effets secondaires gênants (au début fatigue, migraines). Tout change avec le nouveau régime Atkins. La méthode Atkins a évolué pour mieux refléter les connaissances en nutrition. Du coup, le nouveau régime Atkins est conseillé par les plus grands chercheurs en nutrition comme ceux de Harvard.Le nouveau régime Atkins est (avec le régime IG) le seul dont l’efficacité à long terme est soutenue par des études scientifiques. Souple et équilibré, avec davantage de légumes et d’aliments complets, il permet de personnaliser son alimentation en fonction de ses goûts et peut même être suivi par des végétariens.  Le nouveau régime Atkins est sûr et n’a plus les inconvénients du passé.Voir le dossier de presse sur ce titre.

End Carb Confusion (New Atkins For a New You - Chinese Edition)

by Dr. Stephen Phinney, Dr. Jeff Volek & Dr. Eric Westman

This book follows the basic principles of dialectical diet in traditional Chinese medicine, and introduces more than 290 kinds of health-preserving medicinal diets in detail. The book is divided into six parts. Firstly, an overview of the 10 common medicinal herbs and herbal diets will be described, and the selection of ingredients, medicinal materials, and preparation methods in the medicinal diet will be explained in detail. The second part selects 9 kinds of constitutions that are common to Chinese people, and selects the medicinal diet for nourishing the constitution in a targeted manner. The third part focuses on the selection and compatibility of medicinal materials, as well as the dietary taboos of medicinal diet, so that health can be born from within. The fourth part and the fifth part respectively start from two aspects of the four seasons and the five viscera, and introduce a variety of medicinal diets related to syndrome differentiation. The sixth part focuses on explaining the symptomatic medicinal diet for various diseases, and explains it according to the common diseases in daily life.