I saw my Dr and dietician at the beginning of last month (May). I had blood work done and my fbg was 7.4 and my Hba1c was 6.3. Both these numbers are up from my previous blood work 6 months prior. After this last appointment I read "The Obesity Code" and "The Complete Guide To Fasting." Since reading the books, my bg numbers have improved and I have lost about 12lbs. I'm amazed that my Dr still thinks dietary fat causes an increase in weight and cholesterol levels. My dietician still pushes the gov't dietary guidelines which includes 50-60% carbs and makes me feel like utter rubbish. My Dr is nearing retirement so I can understand his lack of knowledge on lchf diet but one would think that their dietician would look into dietary changes much further since that is supposed to be their field of expertise. When I saw my dietician I let her know that I was still trying to lose weight,I was around 200lbs at the time so she just regurgitated the same old gov't guidelines and then told me I didn't really need to lose any weight as I looked fine. At 5'6" and almost 200lbs, even with my weightlifting, I know just by looking at my belly that I needed to lose more weight/fat. I have since started fasting anywhere from 3-7 days with a lot of shorter fasts in between with my goal being to avoid any meds, whether for diabetes or high cholesterol. Knowing how strongly my healthcare team lauds the pathetic gov't guidelines, I am thinking that if they ask what I did to lose weight and get my numbers down, I will say I'm on a modified Mediterranean diet or I'm following their dietary guidelines to the letter and am having incredible results. How have other low carbers dealt with their healthcare providers? Do you tell them you are lchf and/or fasting? Or do you just tell them what they want to hear? Is your team open to the idea or are they firmly entrenched in the gov't hyperbole? I'm interested in knowing how widespread this is.