HYDRATION FACTS

If you started reading my new book Keto-Adapted, you read this in Chapter 2:

I get asked a lot about coffee. I’m not totally against it unless you have adrenal fatigue or a thyroid issue. The main thing to think about is that coffee is a very heavy, pesticide-sprayed product. Choose organic first. Decaf coffee usually tastes terrible, so what I do is I make a decaf Americano, which tastes amazing! When purchasing decaf espresso, make sure it is also decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process (which most espresso is, as compared to decaf coffee which is typically a process using methylene chloride).

An Americano is a shot of espresso with hot water added to it. Espresso in general has less caffeine than coffee does — making it decaf ensures that you don’t dehydrate your cells further. Coffee, espresso, and tea are diuretics that will cause cramping and dehydration. Alcohol is also a diuretic, but you’re not going to drink alcohol anyway, right!? If you think that drinking a pot of coffee a day counts towards your liquid intakes, think again.

Hydration is important to pay attention to when starting off a keto-adapted low-carb diet because excess ketones are released through the kidneys along with a lot of liquid. This is one reason why “low-carbers” will complain of headaches and low energy at first: their diet isn’t a “well-formulated” program. You need to intentionally increase your liquids to at least half your body weight in ounces, and increase your sodium intake as well. You should be taking more than that at first, but once you are well into your keto-adapted state, you should aim for that amount.

Hydration has a lipolytic, or fat-burning, effect. Research clearly demonstrates that dieters who consume a lot of water have increased lipolysis. When you drink water, especially ice-cold water, your body burns calories in order to bring the water to body temperature, but that increase doesn’t amount to all that much. Your blood also dilutes for a bit until the water equilibrates with the fluid in all the tissues, an effect that takes some time. When the blood is diluted, the amount of various substances traveling in the bloodstream decreases, which means that insulin levels fall. Blood volume is about 5 L. If you drink a liter of water, this will momentarily increase the blood volume by about 20%, and therefore cause the concentration of insulin and other molecules in the blood to fall by 20%. A 20% drop in insulin levels allows fat to release from the fat cells and enables transit into the mitochondria for burning.

HEALTH TIP: If you switch from coffee to Teecino, which is becoming quite popular, it is important to note that Teecino has 10 parts/million gluten… yep, gluten.

Read more about this and other health tips in my new book Keto-Adapted.

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Decaf Americano
 
Author:
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: French
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 shot decaf espresso
  • 1 to 2 cups hot water
  • Swerve confectioners or stevia glycerite to desired sweetness
Instructions
  1. Place 1 shot of espresso in a cute cup.
  2. Add hot water and sweeten if desired.

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151 Comments

  • Maria, I am an avid reader and follower since early November when my son was diagnosed with Epilepsy and put on a Ketogentic diet. Thank you so much offering so many creative ideas to feed my family. I am fairly new to this way of living, but I continue to read the ill effects of artificial sweeteners if used daily on a long term basis, including Erythritol (long term studies are still not out there) but I read many warnings. I am so confused and desperately want to do whats best for my son without him having another disease somewhere down the line. Should I be avoiding sweeteners all together? He has had a difficult time transitioning, mainly because he misses sweets, so having things like Swerve in my house, seemed like a Godsend. I would greatly appreciate your educated opinion on this subject.

    • Tricia says:

      Hi Maria (and Lisa), I am just starting out on a Ketogenic diet. I am one of the early birds invited to use Keto//OS, which is where I found out about you Maria.
      I did Atkins back in the day, so I am trying to change my way of thinking to more fat than protein. When I read Lisa’s post, I got confused about sweeteners. I purchased Swerve from your recommendation Maria. However, Lisa states above that she continues to read the ill effects of artificial sweeteners, including Erythritol…which is what is in Swerve. Maria, can you help me to understand?
      Thank you! Love the new cookbook you and Jimmy Moore did. 🙂

      • Maria Emmerich says:

        Thanks! I don’t agree with what she said. Erythritol is safe and is a natural sweetener, not artificial. I have a post coming soon on sweeteners. 🙂

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Erythritol is safe in my opinion if form a non-GMO source. These are natural sweeteners, not artificial. I have a post coming soon on sweeteners. 🙂

  • I adore coffee, but I don’t tolerate it at all unfortunately. What do you think of Dandy Blend as a substitute? Their website claims it’s not only gluten-free but Paleo-friendly. http://www.dandyblend.com/ I’d love to hear your opinion!

  • Caroline says:

    I don’t care for coffee, however, in the old days, I loved coffee ice cream! If swerve/stevia is added I may like it! I will give this a try! Thanks Maria!

  • Donna says:

    And what’s the biscotti in the picture?

  • Jennifer Weinzirl says:

    Would love to win this machine so I can make my own lattes and espresso with ingredients not available in coffee shops

  • Olya says:

    I would like to win this machine so that I can treat my friends when they come over. In Russian culture we always offer tea and coffee to our guests.

  • Anne-Marie says:

    Hi Maria! I’m reading “Keto-Adapted” right now and just finished the part about hydration yesterday. I was surprised that tea was on the list of diuretics….I guess I always thought it was only caffeinated teas. Do de-caf and/or herbal teas still count as diuretics? I drink several cups a day, so now I’m wondering if I need to limit or eliminate them. Thanks for all of your books and blog!!!!!

  • Georgia says:

    I love me some coffee! It is most def the best part of my morning ritual. Thank you for all your great recipes and the photos are always beautiful!

  • Shaunie says:

    Sorry I am a bit confused. Am I supposed to share one of your posts on fb? A specific post or copy and paste the link for your whole page in a status update? Thanks

  • Susan says:

    I bought my first espresso machine from awhile Latte Love in 2003, love there products great service too

  • Destiny says:

    Lisa! I’m no expert like Maria but Erythritol and Xylitol and sweeteners like that are way different than say, aspartame. Erythritol is derived from corn. Artificial isn’t correct when it comes to Chicory Root and Corn. When it’s made in a lab and causes cancer, that’s when it’s artificial. If you were to look at all the long term effects of sugar use, it’s astounding. I think for kids, mild use of xylitol is the way to go paired with Erythritol and stevia. Good Luck!

  • Julieanne says:

    I’d love to win this espresso maker because my 16-year-old daughter can’t have caffeine, although she loves coffee. 🙂

  • Maggie says:

    This looks like a great expresso machine. My husband and I have always wanted one. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Kat says:

    I mean, c’mon….Who doesn’t like a good americano?

  • Dee says:

    I would love to win the ROK Manual Espresso Maker to treat family, friends & guests to a special treat!

  • Katy says:

    We love espresso.

  • Patty says:

    I don’t own a espresso maker, I usually have cold coffee

  • Suzie says:

    Hubby would be thrilled to be able to make his own espresso!

  • Ana says:

    I LOVE coffee and would love to win this machine so I can make lattes and espresso like the expensive coffee houses.

  • Dedra says:

    My husband loves coffee and I would love to make him espresso with this fancy machine! What a sweet Valentines Day gift this would be! 🙂

  • Lindsay says:

    I love the simplicity of this machine! This is totally going on my wish list!

  • Kim says:

    I love the smell of coffee…but I am actually allergic to coffee. My hubby makes up for it though!

  • Shannon G says:

    it would be just wonderful to make my own espresso at home

  • Susan says:

    I can’t work out how many liters or fluid ounces to drink daily?
    Half your body weight in ounces???

  • Laura says:

    “Swiss Water Process” , now that is the first time I have heard that. I stay away from Decaf because I have known about chemicals being used to decaf it. Need to learn more about Swiss Water Process.
    Found your site about a Month ago, enjoying it. Oh Love the Picture of Your Family !

  • Rachel says:

    we’d love to be able to make different coffees!

  • Jen says:

    I love Americanos. I pay for them almost everyday at Starbucks! It would be awesome to have my own espresso machine. Thanks!

  • LN says:

    I got Keto adapted and am finally feeling fantastic and losing weight again – after a 9 month stall. I would so love to make espresso in the morning.

  • Terry day says:

    I love and miss my fancy coffee drinks! Would love to make almond milk lattes and cappuccinos!

  • Cardie says:

    what a cool machine but your scientific information and adaptation on changing diet for optimal health is the bomb. I love finding out about your world after stepping thru the Low Carbing with Friends on FB door, I had no idea what I would find!

  • Lindsay Thompson says:

    Switching to Decaf was probably the hardest change ever as I am kinda a coffee snob…okay so I used to manage a local coffee shop and there is nothing better then a good coffee or espresso shot. Pretty sure this would be the best Valentines gift I could get!!!

  • Kathy says:

    Would be so awesome to win this machine! We love coffee and espresso at our house so would be lovely to have this in the home.

  • Jen H. says:

    Coffee is my favorite thing! AND Feb 11th is my bday! So….I WOULD LOVE TO WIN!!

  • kathy miles, says:

    I love my morning cup of coffee. fancy coffee would be a luxury I can’t currently afford.

  • Gwen B. says:

    Thank you so much for all of the information. I’m enjoying learning from you so much. We used to own a Café but don’t have access to coffee equipment anymore. I could experiment with Keto adapted barista style drinks day and night, and give you the recipes!

  • meg says:

    I drink coffee every morning, and I love lattes, but don’t have a machine and getting one out at a place that carries non dairy milk is such a treat! This would be amazing to have!

  • Laura Folger says:

    Hello Maria, I would love to win this machine because as a nurse and a graduate student I still allow my self one cup of coffee a day. I would love to be able to switch to something indulgent like an espresso that I can make healified at home. Thank you for all you do. Take care 🙂

  • Bonnie says:

    I would love to win this beautiful espresso machine. My husband and I love espresso and would like to be able to make it for family when they visit. I would love to try your recipe for decaf American. Thanks, Maria, for all you do!

  • Adrienne says:

    I have never used an espresso machine, but would love to win this one to get the opportunity! Thank you for all your great giveaways!

  • Pati says:

    looove me some coffee 🙂

  • Carol W says:

    This would be a great gift to win!! I’m an espresso girl all the way! So being able to make my own at home, would be quite a treat. I don’t like to carry around a big drink, because I’m kind of clumsy, so I generally just order a shot of espresso for the road from my local Cuban cafe. I love your site, and all the great information and recipes you provide! Thanks for the chance!!

  • Rachel says:

    YUMMY!

  • Anne-Marie says:

    I would love to win this machine…..one cup of coffee a day is an indulgence for my husband….I’d love to give him this awesome machine so he make some tasty coffee! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Laura says:

    What is my blood type? Coffee…

  • Amy says:

    i love coffee!!

  • Sharon says:

    Have never had espresso but totally love coffee. This machine looks awesome and I would love to have it.

  • Melissa says:

    I would love to win this machine so I can make my own, HEALTHIFIED coffees!!!!!

  • Lucy says:

    I would be so delighted to have an espresso maker in my kitchen. Homemade lattes are simple, yet extravagant at the same time. They add a special touch when having guests over, which is happening so much more than it used to, seeing I prepare basically all our own food as I attempt to eliminate harmful foods from our diet. Thank you for sharing your blog with all the rest of us, Maria. Stumbling across it is hands down the best thing that ever happened to me, health wise. I made one of your pizza recipes yesterday, and may I say, healthy eating has never been this easy or tasty before! I am so grateful!

  • Cathy Griffice says:

    I would love to have this espresso maker as we have espresso EVERY afternoon as our relaxer and our time to converse and connect…..

  • Darci says:

    I LOVE my morning coffee! This would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen, as well as my Maria-lifestyle!

  • ruth says:

    i would love to have this espresso maker. i love coffee

  • Candace says:

    I have been weaning myself down from a pot to now 2 cups of coffee each morning. I think with this machine i could make a single cup and not feel the guilt of the sheer waste of a keurig one cup maker.

  • MB says:

    Coffee is the only thing you can’t take away from me. It’s my favorite!

  • Paula says:

    Love your stuff but don’t drink coffee. I love how good coffee smells when it’s fresh brewed but can’t stand the flavor. Good luck to all the coffee drinkers for wining this prize! 🙂

  • Holly Amir says:

    This machine is amazing!! Would love to have one.;))

  • Rebecca E says:

    My morning coffee would be even more special with this awesome machine. I enjoyed watching the videos at Whole Latte Love 🙂

  • Stacey says:

    I love coffee and I’ve never seen anything like this! Would love to win, and that pic of the biscotti looks delish!

  • Heidi Whiting says:

    I would really enjoy this as a special treat while enduring this endless winter in northern Minnesota. I could invite the moose and polar bears in to enjoy it with me.

  • Jeannek says:

    I love decaf americano’s!! And I should win this because my birthday is coming up and it would be an awesome present! Planning on starting your 30-day plan soon. I am reading everything to understand before I start but I’m going to try a recipe this week-end! I’ve been getting everything in the house that I will need. I think your best advice is to plan, plan, plan! That’s the biggest obstacle is not having the right food ready when you are hungry! Thanks!

  • Amy says:

    I have been wanting an expresso machine to make organic coffee drinks with healthy ingredients since none of the coffee chains have caught on to this!

  • Gigi says:

    Hi Maria, I have a question (similar to Anne-Marie’s comment/question above) I’m confused about the green tea intake. I’ve been drinking green tea all day for the past few weeks, and I wonder if I should limit my intake of it? I have a large amount of weight to lose, so I’ve been diligently using all your tips and tricks in the book …..so far I’m down 12 pounds in under 2 weeks!!(the Keto-Adapted book ROCKS!) On page 152 in your keto book you say to drink 24oz of water (green tea is best)?? After reading that, I ran out to the wholesale club and bought the biggest box of green tea ever made! 🙂 since then, i’ve been drinking that green tea like its going out of style. Is this harmful?

  • Elizabeth says:

    Hi Maria! I have been following your site, facebook and pinterest and I recently purchased your books to read on my iPad during flights. I have loved every one of your recipes and love reading your blog! I would love to win this coffee machine so that I can make a special coffee treat for my friends. And I have a related question – what is the biscotti pictured? It looks so good!

  • Tari Bramlett says:

    I Love your Giveaways! You just never know what you’ll have up for winning for a lucky one of us! This looks just awesome….going to go read more about it when i am done entering. I still have one of the original in home (Big box store sold, LOL) Espresso & cappuccino makers…..the first time you put it away without totally drying out the little water reservoir, I got minerals from the water built up on the inside….they looked like barnacles on a boat….lol….Good luck all!!!

  • cyndee says:

    would love to win this so i could make healthier coffee decaf since i have thyroid issues. it is amazing the difference in my diet since finding your recipes thru a link from dr davis wheat belly blog. my family isn’t interested in this way of eating tho i do sneak in things that they wouldnt notice. since i’m not hogging out on bread anymore i’ve noticed they don’t eat nearly the bread they used to.

  • Joyce says:

    I would love to win this, so I can treat myself to a delicious cup of coffee when I allow myself to indulge

  • Jackie says:

    What is recipe for Essence? It is mentioned on p 41 of Nutritious and Delicious cookbook, as following the Rueben Fritters recipe, but seems to have been left out. Please send to my email. Thank you.

  • kristy says:

    I love coffee, but would love to win this so I can start drinking the decaf americano. Thanks for all your amazing information you provide. I am doing the 30 accelerated meal plan and love how I feel!!

  • Tammy says:

    Thanks for the info on the coffee! Good to know. Who wouldn’t want to win? !

  • Jessi says:

    I LOVE coffee – would love to win this to make my own good coffee at home!

  • Pam says:

    It would work great for bulletproof coffee!

  • Sarah says:

    I love coffee made at home! My husband greets me every morning with a fresh brewed cup, and this would thrill him!

  • jean says:

    I am a big coffee drinker and would love to win this machine.

  • What an awesome giveaway!!! Thank you Maria for everything you do and everything you offer to us!!
    By the way I LOVE COFFEE!!!

  • Cristin says:

    Love coffee with a little coconut cream and stevia! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Courtney says:

    I have a daycare at my house so coffee is a must!! This would be amazing to have at the house! Promise to keep sharing yor recipes and great changes with family and friends!!

  • gigi says:

    I would love to win this beautiful machine, it looks like an industrial art piece.
    And it makes coffee?…Score!

  • Brian Todd says:

    I love Starbucks, but I know it’s not good for you, even if you choose sugar-free options. With an espresso machine I could make my own lattes that would be so much healthier!

  • Harini says:

    My coffee addiction was abruptly halted when my coffee machine broke. Help! Lives could be at stake.

  • Amy says:

    I love organic water processed decaf, but my machine is slowly dying. I’m desperate for a new one!

  • Kelly says:

    I would love to win this machine! I know it’s time to kick the k-cups to the curb, and it’d be a lot easier to do if I had a NEW expresso maker…;) Europeans know how to do a coffee break right!

  • Kathy Heck says:

    Thankyou so much for creating and adapting recipes! I greatly appreciate how you keep most of the ingredients that are already in my pantry or an easy find to buy.

    We are a coffee household, would love to win this giveaway!

  • Amy says:

    Hi Maria, thank you so much for this giveaway. I love drinking my own coffee and I would love the chance to make my own environmentally safe espresso . Thank you for the information.

  • Kim says:

    I want to win it because A: I love my coffee; morning, noon and night. B: I just want to win SOMETHING!!! Cheers 🙂

  • Diane says:

    Decaf Americano sounds wonderful, but I need the espresso maker! 🙂

  • Roberta says:

    I love expresso and usually have a americano and agree with u about it being delish!! Would love an expresso maker.

  • Sherri Hoffman says:

    Love espresso!!! And would love to make my own! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Susan says:

    Since my fiance makes my coffee for me, I would just love to see him operate this in the morning 🙂

  • Cassie says:

    I would love to win this! I love espresso

  • Susan says:

    Ah, espresso!

  • Wendy says:

    Would love to win to make some special treats!

  • Barbara says:

    I would love to have one of these to brew my Chicory that we dig up, roast and grind. Pick me!!! Please!!!!

  • Keri B. says:

    I’d love to win so I could make delicious, high-quality espresso beverages for my friends & family!

  • Tracy says:

    I would love to win! I love coffee and would enjoy being able to make my own espresso instead of buying it at Starbucks!

  • Ruth says:

    This machine looks AMAZING! I love espresso!

  • anne says:

    homeschooling 2 kids. can’t give up coffee! : ) i try to limit it, but even my attempts at dairy-free to jump start weight-loss stall because i can’t concoct decent coffee. i’ve tried coconut oil and egg to emulsify. almond milk and coconut oil. almond and great lakes gelatin for body. nothing works. dairy in my coffee wins. ; )

  • I liked and shared on Facebook. I would love to be able to make my own Americanos!

  • Jeanine says:

    I love coffee….. Too much!! Just finished reading Keto- adapted book, too….awesome!!

  • JAN says:

    Hi Maria, love reading your posts…extremely informative. Thank you. Would love to win this espresso machine as I have been drinking BPC every morning and this would be so much healthier! 🙂

  • Kyria says:

    healthified eggs benedict!

  • Kris in Alaska says:

    I’m trying to cut down on my coffee consumption and putting in half decaf is where I started too! I’d love to win this machine to make my own decaf americano!

  • Brooke says:

    Being a college student can limit how you spend your money. Especially when you have to pay an arm and a leg for required books. Since there is so much money going into school, I can’t go buying coffee all the time. I would like to win the espresso machine so I can make coffee in my own home while I can study, while saving a lot of money.

  • Christine says:

    With four kids under 7, I need coffee daily – this machine would be awesome to have to make delicious americanos at home!

  • Emily says:

    I’m a grad student–I need all of the coffee I can get. I also just love the flavor, so it’d be great to have decaf for an afternoon treat.

  • Carol says:

    Hi Maria,

    I purchased your plan recently. I am still preparing the pantry, etc. – it’s frightening just how much food was there that no one should be eating! I love coffee, and I would love to have this awesome coffee machine.

  • Stacy says:

    Because coffee is an art, a science, and a dream come true. And because right now I own a Mr. Coffee espresso machine that’s almost 20 years old and it’s just not cutting it anymore (if it ever did). I love my brew, and I love it well-made. I’m new to your site, but I’m loving the posts! Thanks for the opportunity at a great prize and good luck to everyone!

  • Wanda says:

    I started drinking coffee 3 years ago and love it, but i only drink organic, because honestly it tastes soo much better. Would love to win this machine and make healthy coffee drinks.

  • Jenn says:

    I love decaf americanos, especially iced in the summer, and would love to be able to make them in my home!

  • Debra Wallin says:

    Cause I am a gadget and coffee junkie, this will help further my addiction!! 🙂

  • Beth says:

    I LOVE espresso, and really need a new machine. I’d love to try this cool new gadget, so pick me, please!

  • Linda says:

    So enjoy all the information/tips/recipes! Would love to win this… Our Mr Coffee no longer working and can see this a wonderful replacement! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Laura says:

    I LOVE espresso and my machine recently kicked the bucket.

  • Kelly says:

    Having grown up and lived in the New Orleans area for most of my life, coffee is a huge part of my day. The best coffee for me includes chicory. I drink it brewed, cold brewed, percolated (I have an antique Corning Ware percolator and a stainless one for camping!). My espresso machine died last year and I do miss it. The strength, body and flavor espresso creates is yummy! Espresso coffee represents for me the full bodied strong coffee NOLA is know for!

  • Kristaleen says:

    Maria I am absolutely in love with everything you do 🙂
    I would love to enjoy coffee again, I haven’t really had any since I stated this WOE!!!!

  • Sharon says:

    Thanks!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Hit send before I was ready sorry 🙁 I am new to the site but I am really liking the posts and pictures!!! I would love to win this machine because I loooooooooooooooooooove coffee. Don’t know how that happened..I’m a tea drinker lol

  • Vicki O says:

    I didn’t even know anything like this existed! My family loves coffee!
    Thank you!!

  • Tovah D says:

    YUM, coffee and a treat!!!

  • Brittany says:

    I would love to win the coffee maker so I can have a decaf Americano whenever I feel like it, instead of worrying if the coffee shop I go to has all of the right ingredients. Usually they don’t and I pass on my coffee.

  • Jan says:

    So so so inspiring!

  • chanin says:

    these ‘biscotti’ look so good, need to find the recipe for that now!

  • Regan says:

    I would love to win this machine because I miss my coffee in the morning. Before I would go into my coffee shop and ask for what I want bit they constantly messed it up. Who needs or wants that extra stuff in their drink….not me.

  • tami says:

    Would love to have homemade espresso in the morning. Plus savings money on Starbucks . (:

  • Michelle says:

    Is it possible that if someone has excess insulin they will still retain water even if they drink half their body weight in oz of water? I have that problem – no matter how much I drink I still get severe edema in my ankles if I sit for more than 30 minutes – its only resolved by sleeping overnight. It’s been a problem that has plagued me since my first pregnancy at age 17. Any advice? I believe it could be due to hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin) floating around in my system and the only relief I experience (its especially bad when I travel or take long car trips) is to limit my fluid intake. I have reduced sodium, increased sodium, swapped all fluids with pure water ( no diet sodas, coffee, tea, no caffeine, etc.) and various other things to find some relief (water pills and diuretics don’t help at all) and nothing works except to limit my fluids during the time I am travelling. I will drink a lot after I arrive to help make up for the lack of fluids during my trip but my ankles don’t swell as much if I do this. I have always had hypoglycemia – even as a teen so it’s possible my body is overreacting to eating as fasting also seems to help my water retention. I have had kidney studies done and I have been checked for congestive heart failure -all those tests came back normal. I am stumped! Should I try drinking even more water or less? I drink about 64oz but should be shooting for 100 ounces/day for my weight.

  • Amber says:

    I am due on wed. With my 3rd & it would be a very handy machine to have & I love my coffee so but I know the caffeine can cause issues with nursing

  • Audrea Lundstrom says:

    This would be an amazing valentines day gift for my husband!!!

  • sophie says:

    I want to have this for parties!
    What’s great about having fun things like this if you can’t share it?!?!?!

  • Amber says:

    I love this machine, I am very picky on the coffee so I think it would be great to enjoy a decaf americano guilt free without the dehydration 🙂 thanks for the chance

  • Alona Lomakina says:

    Coffee is my staple for the day! It’s favorite treat and a medicine for my low blood pressure. In Europe, standards for coffee are very high, and I rarely can find good espresso here in American coffee shops, plus it’s pretty pricey too. I’d love to win this wonderful machine so that I could start my mornings with lots of energy and mood boost without leaving home and spending a fortune 🙂 It would be the best thing to have both for cold winter months and in summer! (yay for iced latte:)

  • Christina says:

    I love espresso! This machine would be amazing!

  • at says:

    Hi Maria, I was wondering what your thoughts are on green coffee. I read it aids weight loss in a way that is too good to be true… !

  • Pam says:

    I love my coffee!!! So I would love to have the espresso machine to learn how to make the decaf way. I am trying hard to become the Maria way. Like you said, its not a diet, its a life change in what we put in our body. You are awesome Maria. Thank you for all you do!!

  • Brenda says:

    Would love to win this machine! Time to find some decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process. Maria, is it harmful for someone to have one cup a day if they have thyroid issues?

  • Pam says:

    I’m interested in an espresso machine to make lattes with almond or coconut milk

  • Kathya says:

    i would love a chance to win! Being half Italian, this would be such a cool conversation piece in my kitchen!

  • Debbie S. says:

    Hi Maria;
    Just wanted to that you are one Awesome Lady, looking out after our health.
    Some times I feel like the Doctors in Western nv need to back to school.
    I love your recipes, and your valuable information. WESTERN AND EASTERN MEDICINE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR US ALL.
    I strongly belive that we should heal the whole body, nit just cover up the symtoms and make more trouble for ourselves.
    God Bless you and yours
    warmest regards
    Debbie S.

  • Linda says:

    I have shared your blog, cookbooks and Keto Adapted lifestyle with many, many people. I would love to win and have those same friends over for a neato Keto party and serve them some decaf Americanos!

  • Melinda says:

    Maria, can you recommend an organic decaf espresso bean? Thanks!!

  • Ty says:

    Hi! I just watched the Keto Life Class video (very informative). You mentioned you drink green tea. Would that be regular green tea or decaf green tea? I’m determined to get off of coffee (even though I only have one small cup of black coffee a day) It’s the only vice I have left.

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