French Toast

Posted by cemmerich in acid reflux, breakfast, dairy free, gluten free, high fat/moderate protein, main dish, nut free, PURE PROTEIN/FAT DAY, restaurant options, vegetarian, Weight Loss 08 Jan 2014

Testimony of the Day

“I’m not a doctor or a scientist. I’m just a 47 year old lady who has had IBS for at least 20 ears and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a little over 10 years ago. I hadn’t had normal BM’s or a day without pain for so long it became my new normal. I had just learned to live with it. There were days I didn’t have the strength to pick up a coffee mug. Since I have been following Maria, I no longer have IBS symptoms, and no fibro pain. I feel great! As an added bonus…I have lost almost 50 pounds and weigh what I did before the birth of my oldest child. My energy is great. My moods are stable. And her recipes have made it soooo easy. Thanks Maria.” – Linda

Get started on your path to health today with the recently improved 30 day accelerated package! Now every day has calculations for percent of fat/protein/carbs. It has never been easier to follow the keto-adapted lifestyle.

Linda before after


Happy Holidays! Throughout this holiday season, I will be featuring a few of my favorite things to giveaway to keep you on the path to health.

All you have to do is 3 things:

1. “Like” Maria Mind Body Health on Facebook and share Maria Mind Body Health on your Facebook wall.

2. “Like” Jay Robb on Facebook.

3. Leave a comment below on how your health has gotten better with the grain free and sugar free lifestyle!

A winner will be picked December. 21st and posted on Maria Mind Body Health Facebook page. Good Luck!


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Another great testimony of the Day

“On a very positive note, my first few days of the program (30 day accelerated meal plans) have netted a 7 lb loss which is equal to what I experienced doing the Hcg diet. EXCEPT I AM NOT STARVING!!! :)
Thanks again!” -Mike

Way to go Mike!



French Toast
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To make this dairy free (which helps with weight loss for many of my clients), make sure to use Jay Robb’s egg white protein powder and instead of stirring in cream cheese add in the reserved yolks.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18
  • 12 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup Jay Robb unflavored egg white (or whey protein)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (OR reserved yolks)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • SYRUP:
  • ½ cup butter (or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup Swerve Confectioners
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Separate the eggs (save the yolks), and whip the whites for a few minutes until VERY stiff (I use a stand mixer on high for a over 8 minutes).
  4. Gently mix the protein powder into the whites. Then slowly fold the softened cream cheese (or reserved egg yolks) into the whites (making sure the whites don’t fall).
  5. Grease two bread pans with coconut oil spray and place the “dough” in the pans.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let completely cool before cutting or the bread will fall.
  8. Cut into 18 slices.
  9. I keep this bread in the freezer at all times to make sandwiches.
  11. Grease a cast iron skillet with coconut oil and heat to medium high.
  12. In a medium bowl, combine 2 eggs, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  13. Dip the slices of protein bread into the egg mixture.
  14. Place the drenched protein bread onto the hot skillet.
  15. Grill until golden brown on both sides.
  16. Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining bread.
  18. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the butter in a saucepan over high heat. Using Swerve: Before you begin, make sure you have everything ready to go – the cream and the butter next to the pan, ready to put in. Work fast or the sweetener will burn. Heat butter on high heat in a heavy-bottomed 2-quart (2 L) or 3-quart (3 L) saucepan. As soon as it comes to a boil, watch for specks of brown (this is brown butter….so good on veggies!). Immediately add the Swerve and the almond milk to the pan. Whisk until sauce is smooth. Let cool in the pan for a couple minutes, and then pour into a glass mason jar and let sit to cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
  19. Place the French Toast on a plate and top with syrup. Enjoy!
White Bread = 70 calories, 1g fat, 2g protein 14g carbs, 0.5g fiber
“Healthified” Bread = 75 calories, 5.7g fat, 6g protein, trace carbs, 0g fiber (69% fat, 31% protein, 0% carbs)

Traditional French Toast = 299 calories, 14g fat, 4.3g protein, 39g carbs, 0.8g fiber
“Healthified” French Toast = 125 calories, 10g fat, 6.4g protein, 0.7g carbs, 0g fiber (72.3% fat, 20.5% protein, 2.2% carbs)


Eating out and making healthy choices for your body can be tough! Ordering an omelet on your Pure Protein and Fat days should be a safe bet, but think again! Clients often complain about acid reflex after a dining out experience; could it be hidden wheat in the OMELETS? YEP!  IHOP adds pancake batter to their omelets. That’s right – they add sugar, carbs and WHEAT to their eggs for the omelet base for “fluffiness”… yuck!

A spinach and mushroom omelet is 24 carbs and 7 grams of sugar! That just isn’t right.

Book Testimony of the Day

“Hello Maria, 
I won’t take much of your time. Just wanted you to know I have become a keto adapted lady and my life has improved in every way possible. Thank you. You are one of Gods gifts to the world. (if only more would listen)!I have referred your books to everyone I know and most of them have purchased them on kindle! I was already low carb/grain free but didn’t have enough fat and ate too much protein. After a few months of “Keto-Adapted”.” -Emily


Way to go Emily! You look amazing! To read more tips on how to accelerate weight loss, check out my book, Keto Adapted. Some awesome tips include, Activating Brown Fat, Intermittent Fasting, the After-burn effect, supplement suggestions and much more!

If you would like to help out a small family, rather than large business, I am happy to announce that you can now get my books as a high quality ebook that works on any platform. This is an ebook format that works on any computer or mobile device. It is a beautiful pdf that has all the full color pages and layouts as the printed books with click-able table of contents and searching capabilities. This is extremely useful when trying to find a recipe. These books are much higher quality than the ebook platforms (kindle, apple). Plus, most of the profits don’t go to Amazon or apple! Just go here to get your copy! Click HERE or select “My Books” above to get your copy now!

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  • Wanda December 8, 2013 at 11:28 am / Reply

    When I stick with the program, I don’t have all the aches and pains, my mind is clearer, my quality of life is better. Thank you so much for this website and your cookbooks.

  • Angela December 8, 2013 at 11:28 am / Reply

    I would love to win!

  • Kacy W December 8, 2013 at 11:29 am / Reply

    I’ve gotten healthier with a grain/sugar free lifestyle because I found out a few years ago I’m celiac. Once I cut out gluten products and grain I started feeling better and had a bit more energy. Cut sugar out in 2002 and have never looked back. One of the best things I ever did for myself!!
    Love your site and FB page! Thanks for doing the giveaway, love love love Jay Robb protein. One of the few I’m not allergic to!

  • Stacey Hoffman December 8, 2013 at 11:48 am / Reply

    Going sugar free I have lost 20 lbs. in under a year, hubs is still using sugar the same as always and has lost ZERO. AMAZING juxtaposition. I plan to keep on losing more, I have 12 more lbs. to go. This will help a lot!

  • Jennifer Derocher December 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm / Reply

    When I do low carb, sugar free, and wheat free I feel so much better. I have IBS and it makes my gastrointestinal system work much better. My bloating is down, and I have way more energy!!

  • Felicia Aron December 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm / Reply

    I have lost 17 lbs in 2 mo through low carb/ wheat free -grain free diet! When I’m living the low carb grain free lifestyle I feel so much better! My arthritis gets better as well as my diabetes! It’s amazing!

  • Mary December 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm / Reply

    I always feel so much better when I stick with this way of eating. I am also preparing food for my parents, one with dementia and the other with osteoarthritis. Hoping to see some benefits to their health. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

  • Melissa Hodges December 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm / Reply

    I have lost a total of 68 lbs in the last year from changing to a low carb lifestyle. I shattered my ankle in a car accident and quickly put on 80+ lbs. Still have a little ways to go but now that the weight is almost gone I can now walk with only minimal pain. Has completely changed my life and I couldn’t be happier!

  • Susan December 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm / Reply

    plenty of energy no bloating or brain fog

  • Madeline Strano December 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm / Reply

    I seriously know that low carb is best for me but I have some difficulty with it due to my stomach issues. It is definitely something I need and want to work on. The whey proteins would be a great help!!

  • Ann December 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm / Reply

    I am trying low carb eating , have cut back on grains & do some gluten free & mostly use stevia as my sweetener…..haven’t noticed much difference in health but have lost some weight…this recipe looks yummy so would like to try it using this protein powder product.

  • Lisa December 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm / Reply

    I have been sugar and wheat free since September 30, 2013. I have rheumatoid arthritis and my pain has lessened considerably since going low carb!

  • laura December 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm / Reply

    Ive lost 74 pounds so far by choosing this way of eating. I have come to a stall, after being tight on money, and not having made the best choices in foods. Getting back on track and this would help greatly. LOVE Jay Robb products!

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  • Traci December 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm / Reply

    This lifestyle change has revamped my thyroid condition so I feel like a normal person again. Thanks Maria and Craig for all the continued inspiration and recipes! I have to try this French toast this morning, would love to have the extra Jay Robb products to try too!

  • Montica Berry December 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm / Reply

    healing my body from Lymes with wheat free/sugar free lifestyle.

  • Sasha December 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm / Reply

    I was tested/diagnosed with leaky gut about 18 months ago and immediately began a grain-free diet. While I’m not 100% yet, I’m just about back to “normal” (and by normal I mean no adverse reactions to foods, no painful stomach issues/cramps, and my skin issues have all but cleared up). If only I’d known how powerful a grain-free diet can be to one’s health…I would have gone grain free YEARS ago :)

  • Laurie December 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm / Reply

    Since starting to avoid grains and sugar in our every day diet, my husband has lost 100 pounds and gone from pre-diabetic to healthy. I have also lost some weight.

  • Suzie December 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm / Reply

    I feel much more energetic!

  • gigi December 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm / Reply

    I recently purchase the 30 day package and am keeping low carb while studying and learning. I too notice a difference in the achiness and mobility of my joints by following the program.

  • Kimberley O. December 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm / Reply

    Going with a grain free diet has eliminated severe knee pain and leg cramps that used to keep me awake at night and more importantly has cured my hypoglycemia.

  • Debbie December 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm / Reply

    Losing weight and feeling great!! No more meds needs for acid reflux! And sleep through the night!! :)

  • caryn December 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm / Reply

    I am losing weight

  • Marti December 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm / Reply

    Maria, your blog and recipes are such a gift. I have “fallen off the wagon” and feel awful :( I will begin again, I never felt better than when eating your way. No swelling, no aches, no puffiness, just felt great! Why do we go back to old ways when we know what’s best?! Someday I hope to answer that question :)

  • Kim December 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm / Reply

    Ive been sleeping more soundly and have so much more energy!

  • Darla December 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm / Reply

    Can’t wait to try this french toast. Feeling better and can’t wait to hopefully be off meds!

  • Linda Townsend December 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm / Reply

    I started eating gluten-free over a year ago and my son started eating gluten-free 6 months ago… we both lost about 25 lbs when we went GF the 1st two months and neither of us would ever go back… we agree that we feel so much better!

  • Theresa December 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm / Reply

    Just starting this lifestyle. Love reading all the comments on how it’s changed lives.

  • Renata December 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm / Reply

    Definitely has provided me with more energy and endurance to do more in day! Thank you!

  • Denise December 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm / Reply

    I love love how I feel eating this way! Thank you for all the wonderful information you share on this blog. You have helped to change my life!!

  • Jackie Adlington December 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm / Reply

    Before I try the toast I need the whey protein powder!! I am loving the no wheat. No sugar is more of a challenge but I hardly eat sugar anyway. But now I have been so much more aware of how I feel when I do eat it. Thanks Maria. Keep on keeping on!

  • Barbara December 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm / Reply

    My breathing has improved, and I don ‘t have as many aches and pains.

  • Olya December 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm / Reply

    Much better even energy

  • Laurie December 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm / Reply

    I have been doing no sugar, low carb, gluten free for several months now, but have hit a plateau. I have been experimenting with Maria’s recipes for several weeks now and love the results. Love your new book, too. It has inspired me to plunge full force into the “Maria” way.

  • Jessica December 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm / Reply

    I love the Maria way!! And Jay Robb is the best tasting protein powder!!

  • Wendy December 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm / Reply

    I have decreased my insulin since following grain/sugar free and my blood sugars haven’t been this good in 20 yrs,

  • mary December 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm / Reply

    improved sleep is a godsend

  • Amparo December 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm / Reply

    More energy, brain fog is gone, free of joint pain and no more swollen ankles.

  • Shari December 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm / Reply

    Just getting reaquainted with the low carb lifestyle. When I did low carb years ago, I had lots of energy, lost weight quickly, and never felt deprived. Looking forward to feeling all of this again.

  • mary ann December 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm / Reply

    I feel great living my life this way !

  • Tonnia December 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm / Reply

    I feel better eating low carb. More energy, less brain fog, less afternoon slumps.

  • lbug December 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm / Reply

    Love this lifestyle feel all around better and sleep better too!

  • Cindy December 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm / Reply

    More even energy throughout the day for me.

  • Laura December 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm / Reply

    When I don’t eat grains and sugar, I definitely notice a difference in my energy levels and my quality of sleep.

  • jean December 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm / Reply

    I have been able to keep the weight off and I have energy that I didn’t have before.

  • Krista December 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm / Reply

    I’ve been working up to this lifestyle change for a little over a year & what I can say is that the more I eat the Maria way, the more amazing and in control of my health I feel! Not only that, but I eat with purpose now. I feel so satisfied & the guilt I associated with eating is GONE. It’s really almost too good to be true. Eat this way, be healthy, have energy & feel great about how you look! I was never able to go very long between meals & yesterday while I was out Christmas shopping for almost 7 hours I realized I hadn’t eaten anything since my egg & ham omelet I made for breakfast & I had no urge to stop & grab an unhealthy snack! I made it all the way home to my slow cooker full of Maria Emmerich Chili :). Thanks Maria. You are an amazing resource.

  • Cinde Morris December 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm / Reply

    Going grain free – now I can see why they call it the happy fat diet. I have never felt so good, full of energy – it’s like I was in a haze of lethargy. No motivation to do anything. Now my husband has to talk me down all kinds of crazy schemes, like no to painting the entire house. :) The scale isn’t moving as fast as I’d like it ot be, but I can’t deny I love how I feel. That’s what counts to me.

  • Betty December 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm / Reply

    So glad I found Maria!!! Still making changes to a healthified life.

  • Sandy December 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm / Reply

    I would love to win this package.

  • Sarah December 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm / Reply

    I’ve been following the gluten and sugar-free lifestyle for quite some time. This past Friday I ate pizza crust. BIG mistake! I had no energy yesterday and wanted to sleep all day. My stomach hurts (constipation) and I’m puffy. Detoxed all day yesterday and I’m continuing today. I HATE this feeling! My tinnitus is very loud but not sure what is triggering that. It gets loud when I’m 100% so really stumped on how or if I can eliminate it.

  • Chris December 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm / Reply

    Joint pain is diminishing. The ‘ole knees are feeling so much better!

  • Lori December 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm / Reply

    Love the faux french toast <3 !! Would love to score the Whey as well!!

  • Valerie December 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm / Reply

    I feel much better in so many ways since going grain and sugar free. More energy, less hungry, and fewer migraines!!

  • Catherine Griffice December 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm / Reply

    Because I’ve gotten healthier with a grain/sugar free lifestyle, I no longer have migraines, lost weight, and have eliminated all prescription meds including the “purple pill’.

  • Aimee December 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm / Reply

    Would love to win!

  • MARGO December 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm / Reply

    Fighting early diabetes and no carbs/ no sugar really helps.

  • Melissa Watterson December 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm / Reply

    I started eating this way to reduce inflammation in my body. This is helping me to become a better athlete.

  • kellysch December 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm / Reply

    The inflammation in my body has really lessened. I have lupus, raynaud’s and fibro. Going grain-free has also helped immensely with gastro issues, mouth ulcers, skin lesions, etc. My physicians are quite pleased! Kelly

  • Cynthia Bampi December 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm / Reply

    I’ve been doind the “Maria way” since last March, lost 50lb, and I’m not diabetic any more, and my family just adopted that way of life with me just to see what I’m eating, so happy having 3 small kids doing wise choises and learning what its healthy, and what its not, thank you!!

  • Chick on a Chopper December 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm / Reply

    Lost more than 50 pounds in the past year after giving up grains and sugar! Ten pounds to go and I’m back to my ideal weight.

  • RubenSr. December 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm / Reply

    Maria helped us relearn how to eat and what to eat. She is continuing to find alternative ways in substituting delicious and special meals and explaining what food does to your body. Her insight has assisted my wife in losing over 60 lbs. and has helped me lose 100 lbs. I have also lost type 2 diabetes which I had for over 17 years and I have continued to remain diabetes free for the last 3 years. Thanks Maria

    • cemmerich December 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm / Reply

      Thanks Ruben! :)

  • Vanessa December 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm / Reply

    So many things have improved with this diet. I have more energy I don’t have to worry about getting shaky or nauseous in between meals my allergies have cleared up. I love it!

  • Marie December 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm / Reply

    I just purchased the 30 day plan. I’m still adapting because I’m stocking up on ingredients. Even though I’m not yet 100%, I’ve been losing weight, almost 3 pounds this week. I already notice the difference in my joints. The one question I have is about almond milk. In the past, I discovered it was not my friend. I used it for about 2 weeks and had intestional issues. When I stopped using it, everything was fine again. What can I use as a substitute? Thanks.

  • Lisa December 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm / Reply

    My heart palpitations have completely disappeared since eliminating sugar and grains from my diet!

  • Sarah G December 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm / Reply

    If I don’t have a Facebook account can I still enter to win?

  • Mint C. D. /Deirdre December 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm / Reply

    Going sugar free has help me with my energy levels insanely! I no longer have to take the 3pm nap or eat every 4 hours!

  • mariam December 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm / Reply

    Went grain free a few years ago, fell off the wagon. Came back a year ago and feel so much better. Never again! And I’m at a normal weight again. Love it. And love Maria and Jay Robb products…

  • Robin Elkthunder December 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm / Reply

    The sugar obsession and craving to binge eat sugary products gets better the longer I don’t eat that garbage. Learning more about sugar really changed my life. Now I am grain free too, it makes such a positive difference! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Karen B December 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm / Reply

    Triglycerides were cut in half!

  • Dawn December 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm / Reply

    Being sugar and grain free has me feeling good and I also lost weight .

  • joyce December 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm / Reply

    Just learning all about this!Trying some recipes from her cookbooks.

  • Kate December 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm / Reply

    I’ve been following a grain free/sugar free lifestyle for almost two years. I have transformed my health and outlook. So many improvements to my biomarkers and energy…..and learning to cook great food, thanks to Maria!

  • Sabrina December 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm / Reply

    I am learning so much for the blog and Facebook. Love the great support and motivations to stay healthy!!

  • Marilyn December 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm / Reply

    I’m starting to see muscle definition in my thighs with no exercise program. So many wonderful changes…

  • Becki December 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm / Reply

    I have so much more energy through out the day and I am sleeping so much better since I have gone the “Maria Way” I have lost a few pounds as well, but that’s just a bonus, as the way I feel is so much more important to me!

  • Pat December 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm / Reply

    I am seeing some results but I need to go Keto and plan to purchase your book today. I have all your other books :) and would love to win !!!

  • Kay N. December 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm / Reply

    I have lost weight and lowered my glucose readings!!!

  • Lisa December 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm / Reply

    I am no longer in the diabetic range!

  • Patti December 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm / Reply

    Hi I have been doing this for one week just love this. I bought all the books and ebooks
    I just purchased the 30 day accelerated meal plan
    still don’t have all that I need. The Protein powder would sure help… first the money that goes out
    is a lot but the benefits are for a lifetime. I have not had to take ANY insulin for 2 days. After 30 years
    this is a miracle.

  • Vanessa December 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm / Reply

    I have not started living grain and sugar free, but am starting to cut it out. I want to start and this would be great to help with that!!

  • Claudette Melanson December 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm / Reply

    This looks amazing! We have switched from just low carb to Keto and it works wonders!

  • Dita MacDonald December 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm / Reply

    I love Jay Robb products, but am not able to buy them often because of the prices. I love your site and would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Liz December 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm / Reply

    I see a big difference in my skin tone. It’s much more even and not red anymore.

  • Deanna December 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm / Reply

    Clearer skin!

  • gina December 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm / Reply

    I have lost weight and it has helped balance my moods.

  • Melody De Costa December 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm / Reply

    Lets see. No more heartburn/reflux. No more IBS…I can buy clothes in the store…I can sleep…oh so much more.

  • Molly December 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm / Reply

    I’m just getting started, but i feel better having just cut out grain. Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Tami December 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm / Reply

    My health does get better when I stick to it but I Always give in to bad foods and carbs, I need better willpower.

  • Amy December 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm / Reply

    Overall, I feel better…no headaches, stomachaches or sugar cravings…& sleeping better!!

  • Patty December 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm / Reply

    This is amazing , love your recipes

  • Christina December 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm / Reply

    I’ve been checking in on your blog for a while and have yet to commit myself to truly embracing the lifestyle. I’ve tried a few of the recipes – I really like the cereal. I am overweight and diabetic and I think once I can fully eliminate the grains and sugars, I’ll feel a lot better.

  • Linda Welshans December 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm / Reply

    It has allowed me to lose 40 lbs and feel good inside and out.

  • Amy December 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm / Reply

    I have found it is much easier to maintain my weight (loss) since going grain free. I also find now that when I do eat grains/bread/sugar (like at the holidays) I get that bloaty feeling.

  • Sharon December 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm / Reply

    Low-carb really changed my life. For all the years we were ‘brain-washed’ that low-fat was the way to go without any consideration of sugars/flours, etc., I gained weight consistently no matter how little I consumed .. it was a vicious cycle. I’m very balanced, happy and I sleep so well now. This is life changing :)

  • Dyanne Spease December 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm / Reply

    Going grain free has helped me to lose 27 lbs in a little under 5 months. Also it is helping me to heal my thyroid and I know this because I feel so much better.

  • Stacey December 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm / Reply

    Grain free eating has helped me to keep my blood sugar in a normal range and not have to take medication. I’ve lost 15 lb. since Nov. 1 and my blood pressure is down and I have no acid reflux. It has helped my husband because he no longer has the stomach pain that he’s had most of his life.

  • Kim December 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm / Reply

    No heartburn or headaches, more energy…..

  • ruth December 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm / Reply

    so far I just plain feel better…I hope eventually my blood sugars will go down…

  • Janice December 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm / Reply

    Lost 40lbs and never hangry!!

  • emily December 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm / Reply

    I have noticed a lot more energy and mental clarity since starting low carb, starting to work at the keto adapted stuff. Thanks for all you do

  • Stacy December 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm / Reply

    Life is so much better. My cholesterol was never high, but it is back down to 132. My IBS symptoms as gone. I’ve had my thyroid meds reduced. My moods are better, my sleep is better. And that is just me. My son’s ADHD is so manageable – we do not use meds. His eczema is also much better.

    We also LOVE Jay Robb.

  • Lilian December 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm / Reply

    I’ve been following a grain free/ sugar free diet during the last 2 months after being diagnosed as carb-intolerant. My husband was diagnosed as diabetic. We have been losing weight (3 and 10 kg) and my problems of bloating and even seborrhea are gone. We hope to get better results on our next A1C test this week!

  • Bobbie December 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm / Reply

    My digestion has improved greatly

  • Kris in Alaska December 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm / Reply

    No more acid reflux!

  • Cheryl Hulme December 8, 2013 at 5:56 pm / Reply

    I feel so much better! And I love Jay Robb protein powder!

  • Brenda December 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm / Reply

    I feel better

  • Christine P December 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm / Reply

    Looking forward to Christmas after a successful Thanksgiving holiday…thanks to Maria’s recipes I was able to make healthful food choices that tasted great and I didn’t have that post holiday eating remorse. Bring on Christmas! I can’t wait to try Maria’s healtified Christmas recipes!

  • Aubrey December 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm / Reply

    I just love this!!

  • Angela December 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm / Reply

    I have never felt or looked better!

  • Vickie E December 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm / Reply

    Been doing grain-free for two months and want to keep going. Obtaining a whey product would help expand the menu plan. Would love to win!

  • Heidi December 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm / Reply

    I feel so much better eating healthy

  • Jan Alexander December 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm / Reply

    I am having a hard time right now due to the death of my husband. I am trying to get back on program now but funeral food is just the best. I know how bad it is though. I feel so much better when I’m on my low carb, no sugar, no wheat program. My hips don’t hurt and also all my other joints. I’m clear headed and energized.

  • Kim December 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm / Reply

    If you tend to lose weight with protein, and tend to gain with fat, does that indicate anything…even though carbs are les thatn 30g/day?

  • Mary December 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm / Reply

    My overall health has improved since cutting out grains and sugar. All of my numbers were lower at this year’s health screening. My skin is clear and my hair is growing faster than ever. I’ve also managed to maintain a 40 pound weight loss.

  • Josie December 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm / Reply

    My health has improve since changing how I eat and what I eat with increased energy, I am happier, and I look ahead at how much healthier I am becoming everyday.

  • Jennifer December 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm / Reply

    I am just getting started on this journey! I am so super excited for all of the wonderful positive changes for me and my family! Thank you so much Maria (and Craig) for all of your time and effort!! What you do to help people is amazing and priceless!

  • Jammie December 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm / Reply

    Would love to win this. Just got the 30 plan and am looking it over. I will need the J Robb products for my pantry.

  • Jenny December 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm / Reply

    I continue to lose weight following the Maria way & my family & I are so much healthier! I love Maria’s cookbooks & recipes! & I would love to try Jay Robb protein powders!

  • Kristy December 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm / Reply

    I would so love yo win . Trying yo way the Maria way ! Some days have been hard lately I was in a car accident and just don’t feel like fixing so then I eat poorly .:(

  • Jody December 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm / Reply

    I have so much more energy. I teach BodyPump in NR and feel so strong and have increased my weights significantly. Can’t wait to get to class and motivate others.

  • Judy December 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm / Reply

    Now that I understand that I’m allergic to almonds, I have found that this is the only way to clear up some of my inflammatory issues
    (eczema, arthritis…).

  • Melissa December 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm / Reply

    I’ve lost over 55lbs since April which helps with a lot of different things that had bothered me.

  • Nina December 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm / Reply

    I’m a Miami transplant leaving in NZ and a loyal follower of Maria Mind Body Health. Jay Robb is found here but VERY expensive. A few times a year I buy it online, have it delivered to a family member who then ships to me. I’d love not be stingy with my use of the protein powder [smile] as I just make the bread and it was excellent. I don’t have a facebook account but hope I can still participate.

  • Janet December 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm / Reply

    My hubby and I are both having better health after going grain free!

  • Lisa December 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm / Reply

    My husband and I have been following the low carb, gluten free lifestyle for 4 and 1/2 months now. I am gluten intolerant and your recipes have really helped us not miss our favorite foods. Thank you:) Making your pizza crust for the big Panthers/Saints game tonight!

  • Lori December 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm / Reply

    Great recipe… as ALWAYS!
    Grain free, sugar free lifestyle helps me keep my hormones balanced and maintain my weightloss in a healthy range. Thanks so much for all you do, Maria!

  • Relizabeth December 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm / Reply

    feeling stronger…

  • Darcy December 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm / Reply

    I’m finally losing weight and not feeling deprived at all!

  • Kristen December 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm / Reply

    I love to cook and it’s a great excuse to spend more time where I love!

  • Julieanne December 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm / Reply

    I’m so glad we’ve decided to go mostly gluten-free! My husband no longer snores…and even when he was thin and trim when we first got married, he still snored loudly! :)

  • Audrey December 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm / Reply

    I am struggling with taking the plunge into low carb, high fat moderate protein no grain eating. This is the best blog I have seen and Maria is so encouraging.I’m hoping to go full tilt in the new year.

  • Karen December 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm / Reply

    I can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful recipes. Beacause of them I am able to stay on track and never feel like I am deprived…especially during the holidays.

  • Teresa Farrow December 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm / Reply

    I find if I make a Jay Robb protein shake in the evening I do not want to eat everything in the house. I mix a frozen banana with the mix in Almond milk.

  • Kara December 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm / Reply

    This was my first week eating the Maria way and I have a lot more energy and have been thinking clearer in just one week! I also noticed my pants haven’t been as snug :) So far I haven’t made any recipes that call for egg white protein because Jay Robb is a little out of my price range at the moment and I’m saving up! I would love to win so I could try some healthy treats ASAP. I’ve followed Maria for a long time on facebook and always knew I needed to bite the bullet and just do it. Your Keto Adapted book was just what I needed to finally make the leap! Thank you Maria!

  • SuzyQsy December 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm / Reply

    Love using Jay Robb, esp for my kids (all under 2) So nice to bake them things and know how healthy is and they won’t get a sugar crash! Thanks for all your recipes!

    • SuzyQsy December 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm / Reply

      And bc of that, among other things, my health as improved mentally as well, lol! Happier babies! Happier mommy (and daddy too!) Oh and everyone got “sick” and it only lasted ONE day! What a great benefit!

  • Barbara December 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm / Reply

    Going gluten-free has enabled me to stop taking Prilosec. My heartburn and GERD are gone…!

  • Teresa Basaldua December 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm / Reply

    Three years ago I had Weight Loss Surgery but was only able to lose 50 of the 150 pounds goal. Last August I gave up sugar to jump start my weight lost and am down an additional 30 pounds! Once given up, I have no desire to eat any, even during all the holiday celebrations. Additionally, I look forward to your cookbooks to help me feel satisfied at mealtime. Thank you for all you do!


  • Megan December 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm / Reply

    I can’t seem to master the protein bread. I have made it many times. It always falls after I take it out if the oven. Or, If I cook it the full time, it’s extremely dry. I’d really like to master this!

  • Nancy December 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm / Reply

    Feel better, better blood sugar and almost no IBS

  • Aubree Holsapple December 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm / Reply

    Keeping the carbs out of my diet have helped me feel so much better. I’m so glad I found you on Pinterest. You’ve made life easier. Thanks!!!

  • unterderlaterne December 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm / Reply

    I have no facebook account , consequence is, that I am unable to participate in this *give away again*! Now I know what it feels like to be discriminated against! It is not a good feeling! It is truly unfair! Barbara.

  • LindaCC December 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm / Reply

    Purchased your 30 day accelerated program. Have been eating and cooking from all of your books for quite some time. Changes since eating this way…. Sinus clears up, joint aches & pains gone, weight loss, blood sugar normal. Strayed over the summer for the 1st time in 5yrs, it all came back… Gained 15 lbs. back on plan now and so glad.

  • Theresa December 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm / Reply

    Feeling better is definitely one of the largest benefits!

  • Donna December 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm / Reply

    no gas! LOL

  • Susan Nishimura December 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm / Reply

    Feeling so much better eating healthy!

  • Shannon December 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm / Reply

    I became grain/gluten-free and sugar-free buddy year ago. Has greatly improved my digestion, mood and energy. I will never go back.

  • Gayle December 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm / Reply

    Feel better without grains and sugars! just starting (again).

  • rosieg December 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm / Reply

    using jay robb and maria’s recipes are excellent

  • April December 8, 2013 at 11:55 pm / Reply

    My stomach issues have lessened and I’ve gained more muscle and energy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Gwen December 9, 2013 at 12:22 am / Reply

    Eating the right nutrition and finding foods that I am sensitive to have made a great difference in my life. I am happier and healthier. It has taken care of my chronic headaches and migraines.

  • Rebecca December 9, 2013 at 12:30 am / Reply

    After one week grain/sugar free I’ve lost 8 lbs. Looks like I’m easing into a ketp-adapted lifestyle :0 thank you Maria

  • Helen December 9, 2013 at 1:06 am / Reply

    I love my protein.Need to be healthier..

  • Tina December 9, 2013 at 1:13 am / Reply

    Better skin & more energy when I eat this way!

  • Karla T December 9, 2013 at 1:19 am / Reply

    I have more energy and less achiness!

  • Georgiana December 9, 2013 at 1:30 am / Reply

    Clearer skin and complexion and less bloating for me!

  • haley December 9, 2013 at 1:40 am / Reply

    My depression is gone!:)

  • Christy December 9, 2013 at 1:58 am / Reply

    Grain/sugar free has helped me lose weight & a decrease in pain!!

  • Suzanne December 9, 2013 at 2:05 am / Reply

    No More aches and Pains.. Better sense of smell.

  • Ray December 9, 2013 at 2:11 am / Reply

    Definitely clearer thinking and no brain fog and easier digestion. Thanks!

  • Chipper December 9, 2013 at 2:23 am / Reply

    Using these products has put much engery to our lives.

  • EB December 9, 2013 at 2:42 am / Reply

    The best thing about this lifestyle is how it has empowered me. For years I felt like I was at the mercy of doctors, I felt like something was wrong with me because I couldn’t lose weight, I lacked focus and energy, suffered from anxiety and ADD, had those dreaded afternoon slumps, felt insecure about my skin problems and couldn’t control my cravings for sweets. I went to doctor after doctor, spending more money that I care to remember trying to find the elusive cure to all my ails. I was so frustrated.
    Now I’m empowered. Through Maria’s blog and books I have gained a real understanding of how to control my weight, moods, health, and energy levels. I’m no longer at the mercy of prescription-happy doctors and people who haven’t seen me in a while always tell me how great I look. Best of all, in my opinion, is the fact that I can tackle my life without the hindrance of ADD, anxiety and afternoon slumps. I never really appreciated how badly those things compromised my quality of life. And of course, I’m much more confident in myself now that my weight and skin are under control :)
    I now feel like my health and wellbeing are within my control, and that is an invaluable feeling to have.

  • Tanya December 9, 2013 at 2:52 am / Reply

    I am blown away at wonderful changes both my husband and are are seeing after only been on the 30 accelerated plan for one week!!! More energy, 18 lbs weight loss between the both of us. and we are enjoying feeling good about what we are putting into our bodies. Thank you so much Maria for all you do you are amazing!!!!!

  • Penny December 9, 2013 at 2:53 am / Reply

    Six weeks now and hubby and I have lost 45 pounds total. Not feeling hungry all the time. Less joint pain. Decreased some meds already.

  • Katie Jan December 9, 2013 at 3:13 am / Reply

    What a wonderful prize! I would LOVE to win this! :)

    • Katie Jan December 9, 2013 at 3:17 am / Reply

      I have been following this way of eating since June and have lost 25 pounds. My HDL has increased while my triglycerides have dropped. I am stoked! <3 I am insulin resistance and have PCOS, so these results are such a blessing as losing weight is extremely difficult for me.

  • Amanda December 9, 2013 at 3:22 am / Reply

    So done with the insulin roller coaster. Still have moods, but they are so much less severe. I also used to be hungry all the time, and I can go several hours without even thinking about food.

  • Easton December 9, 2013 at 3:38 am / Reply

    After only one week of being on the 30 day accelerated plan I have lost 8 pounds! I can’t wait to continue and see these great results!

  • Connie December 9, 2013 at 3:41 am / Reply

    My knee pain is so much better because there is less inflammation and I’m losing weight.

  • Theresa S December 9, 2013 at 4:00 am / Reply

    Big fan of you, and Jay Robb. Recent intriguing pizza crust recipe called for Jay Robb Psyllium Husk powder. Had previously sourced my Jay Robb from netrition, but they do not carry. Looking to expand my horizons. Thanks for all you do!

  • Steph B. December 9, 2013 at 4:35 am / Reply

    Being grain and sugar free has helped me tremendously! I used to get frequent stomach aches (to the point where I couldn’t eat or do anything because I felt so crummy); With the switch in my diet, not my aches have gone away, but I have more energy and clearer skin!

  • Julie B December 9, 2013 at 4:46 am / Reply

    I saw this posted tonight and went straight to work to make a loaf of protein bread (which I had been thinking to do for the last week but just hadn’t gotten around to it). Whelp….stuffed my bread pan so full of the white fluffy goodness that it spilled over and made these almost perfect white puffy breadsticks on the side of my bread pan in the oven as it baked. So after i pulled it out of the oven i got a tasty treat of warm protein breadsticks i slathered with butter. Cant wait for my french toast in the morning!

  • KathyL December 9, 2013 at 6:00 am / Reply

    I am just getting started with this way of eating but am looking forward to better health in 2014.

  • Becky December 9, 2013 at 6:16 am / Reply

    Living grain free and sugar free has freed me from headaches, neuropathy, lethargy, and more misery than I care to recount. I’m down 53 Lbs and I feel better than ever!

  • Erica Rodriguez Reyes December 9, 2013 at 10:46 am / Reply

    My first time, I couldn’t believe how delicious Jay Robb protein tastes. I bought a small sample of piña colada 2 weeks ago and was amazed it was a low sugar, high protein drink. Looking forward to trying (winning) more. Either way, I feel better eating low sugar and low grain. My body aches/pain has gone away and I have more energy. I feel overall healthier on low sugar way of life.

  • Sami Veloso December 9, 2013 at 11:25 am / Reply

    After coming across your blog I encouraged my husband to go grain free because he had just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In 3 months he lost 9kg (ab out 20 pounds). His cholesterol and diabetes are now gone!

  • MIchelle L December 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm / Reply

    Going sugar free has been miraculous. I have Type 2 diabetes and this way of eating has made my glucose readings seem like a dream. It’s wonderful!

  • Denise December 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm / Reply

    I am so glad I found your page. I recently went completely grain free (after having been gluten and dairy free for more than a year) trying to find a solution to my ‘brain fog’ and horrible digestion and skin problems. I happened onto your site from another site and I’m so glad I did. Twenty years ago I did a keto diet successfully for weight loss (using Jay Robb’s methods) but never thought of it in terms of the right way to eat forever. Things seem to come together at the right time and I’m hoping the right time is now. I love your blog and hope to learn many things from your words and links. Thanks!

  • Beckie December 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm / Reply

    I love Jay Robb protein powder. Great tasting. I love eating eating the Maria way!

  • Sharron December 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm / Reply

    I have been eating low carb for about 2 1/2 years. I lost 30 pounds and have kept it off, but would love to lose about 6 more pounds. I plan on “going Keto” in January. Love Jay Robb stuff and would love to win!!

  • Cher December 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm / Reply

    I’d like to try Jay Robb products. Thanks for the chance.

  • Stacey Bennett December 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm / Reply

    I’ve lost 21 pounds so far. Blood sugars and blood pressure are improved. Hoping to continue seeing improvements! Thanks, Maria!

  • Ashley Dunlop December 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm / Reply

    I feel more alive, more awake, more calm living a wheat free life! My stomach doesnt sound like its calling for the dinosaurs anymore, My skin has cleared up and so has my mind! Never going back!

  • Elizabeth December 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm / Reply

    My family and I just tried your protein lasagna last night and it was a hit. Can’t wait to try out more of your recipes. My friend swears by your cookbooks!! Thanks for making this WOE so much easier :0)

  • Linda December 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm / Reply

    When I stay grain free I have less aches and pains, less fluid retention and better skin…my mood is better, too.

  • Jennifer December 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm / Reply

    No more sugar cravings and joints feel much better – Thanks Maria!

  • kim December 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm / Reply

    I sleep better!!!

  • Laura December 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm / Reply

    I have so much more energy throughout the day when I have a protein shake first thing in morning!

  • Dana December 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm / Reply

    With 4 kids at home, a farm to run, and working to get over Lyme Disease which I’m battling now into my 4th year – this diet is truly helping a lot – even in the short period of time that I have been doing it. I have 3 of the cookbooks which are now used ALL the time! Thank you!

  • Dawn December 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm / Reply

    I just started eating the Maria way. I have tried everything over the years. After being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia 12 years ago, I followed a vegan diet. I felt less pain and put the diseases in remission but I never could get my weight under control unless I worked out twice a day and followed severe calorie restriction. I am a child of the fat free era, so it has taken a bit to throw off that way of thinking. I started on GAPS diet a few months back and really felt better, now I have transitioned into the Maria way. I have lost 6.5 pounds in the last 8 days and I feel better. It was a tough few days getting through the “Keto flu” but I am glad I fought through it. Now I feel great; I am not very hungry and I sleep through the night. I am excited to continue this lifestyle and see more benefits from it. Thank you.

  • Vivian December 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm / Reply

    I have the book and plan to read it this week. I am hardly ever THHIS excited about reading a book! Can’t wait! If it is anything like your other books I own, I will learn lots of new things and be encouraged to keep on keeping on with this lifestyle. (since 2003) Thank you (and Craig) for all you do!

    • Vivian December 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm / Reply

      No aches and pains, weight loss, clearer mind, and ENERGY!!! No starving any longer, either!

  • Lynn Addis December 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm / Reply

    No more reflux, no more sugar crashes, lost weight and inches.

  • Monica December 9, 2013 at 4:01 pm / Reply

    Would love to win this prize package to help me in my journey.

  • Pansy December 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm / Reply

    I love Jay Robb, you just reminded me I have some of his samples of whey powder I haven’t used yet! My husband and I have been eating the Maria way for almost a year now, he’s down 40 pounds and the dr. reduced his cholesterol meds and expects to do the same with his diabetes meds. I’m down 17 pounds and I don’t have problems with breakouts on my face. We love Maria’s keto fudge, if you haven’t tried it, do!

  • Angela December 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm / Reply

    Gotta try this one!

  • Amy December 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm / Reply

    I would love to win this amazing Jay Robb package, it’s one of the last staples of your recipes that I still haven’t been able to get yet. Going to try the bread with some Raw Fit protein powder in the meantime. Thanks Maria and Craig for the awesome recipes, information, and inspiration. Since transitioning to a “healthified” lifestyle I feel lighter in some many ways – weight and mood. It’s amazing! Hoping to be able to purchase the 30 day accelerated package soon and so bummed I missed out on the black Friday special. Thanks for all you do!

  • elise December 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm / Reply

    hormones more under control

  • Patti December 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm / Reply

    Love Maria and her recipes with Jay-Robb

  • laurie makinen December 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm / Reply

    I feel so much better all around! More energy!

  • Andrea M December 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm / Reply

    Oh we just feel so much better!

  • Kristel B December 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm / Reply

    More energy and no more achy joints!

  • Jen December 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm / Reply

    I feel better by not stuffing myself with a crap load of carbs and feeling all bloated and lazy!

  • Melody Brown December 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm / Reply

    We are new at this…and still trying. Thanks for the chance!

  • Terri December 9, 2013 at 7:11 pm / Reply

    I am still reading your book, and am planning to start your way in the new year.

  • Tammy December 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm / Reply

    I’m just beginning to learn about the Maria Way! I would love to win the Jay Robb basket :)

  • Kris December 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm / Reply

    I lot 25 pounds after taking wheat out of my diet!

  • Candace December 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm / Reply

    I love the science behind the food. Everything is prepared with thought for making our bodies stronger and healthier!

  • Linda F. December 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm / Reply

    Hello and a wonderful Holiday Season to all! For me, it is Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I have been eating low carb for a few months now and I have not used Whey Protein Powder or any of the products in this giveaway, but I am willing to add them in and learn about them! I feel good for a 64 yo woman. I must admit that I do eat some sugar…I love my Ghiradelli 60% Cocoa Chocolate Chips. Other than that, I have been grain free, gluten free, low carb.

  • Kim December 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm / Reply

    I absolutely love Jay Robb products. I am very interested in learning about the Keto diet as well. Thank you for the opportunity to win this package.

  • Shelby December 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm / Reply

    It’s so hard but I am trying to self-motivate myself by knowing just how much this lifestyle will help with illness I am trying to overcome. So I’ve been doing well for a week and I can’t wait to see what I feel like in a few more weeks! Thank you!

  • Karen December 9, 2013 at 11:59 pm / Reply

    I notice that you use a lot of swerve, what do you think about coconut sugar? I’d like to hear what you’ve got to say about it. curious

  • Tamara December 10, 2013 at 12:46 am / Reply

    I was eating WAY to much protein and sugar! I had, had enough! I bought Maria’s 30 day accelerated Package on Cyber Monday and have already dropped 11 pounds! My husband is “doing” it with me but always wants to cheat. He asks me and tell him a flat NO! As I love what the scale is doing! Thanks Maria!

  • MIchelle L. December 10, 2013 at 1:25 am / Reply

    Much more energy and no more brain fog!

  • Linda December 10, 2013 at 2:24 am / Reply

    Could Jay Robb Vanilla protein powder be used for this?

  • Marisela December 10, 2013 at 3:48 am / Reply

    Once people see the difference, they suddenly drop the hater attitude and start asking tons of questions. And of course, I welcome all the inquiries and soon enough, they too are on their way to a healthier, more productive lifestyle. Awesome!

  • Cheryl December 10, 2013 at 5:09 am / Reply

    I always feel better sugar free and certainly the appetite suppression is wonderful. I really like Jay Robb and love the info here! I have liked both FB pages..
    Thanks so much,

  • Christen December 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm / Reply

    Love jay Robb products and lost a lot of weight going sugarfree

  • Christine December 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm / Reply

    Need to readjust my food choices again. Quit eating this way and have gained wt and have become depressed. I know why! Just need to start again! I can do this!

  • Michele December 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm / Reply

    I have lost 12+ pounds in under a month and I feel SO much better! Hubby’s allergies are doing so much better and overall we feel like healthy people when we avoid grains, wheat and gluten!!!! :D

  • natalie brown December 10, 2013 at 3:19 pm / Reply

    i love french toast but it has been so long since i have been able to enjoy it! i will definitely have to try this recipe! thanks so much

    • natalie brown December 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm / Reply

      oh, and my husband has lost nearly 100 lbs and i have lost 60lbs going grain free

  • Trish December 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm / Reply

    Since changing to the grain free lifestyle, I no longer have daily headaches and I have less rheumatoid arthritis pain.

  • sonia December 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm / Reply

    Just over a year ago I started eating low carb; best decision ever for my health! Found much help on the web, Maria being a great one with links to healthy ingredients like Jay Robb products. Down 83 pounds so far and a few to go, but the best part is; I feel great and am off all meds for bp and cholestrol control. At 61 years I feel like I am in my 40′s. Sonia

  • VR December 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm / Reply

    I was strict Primal for about 8 months. Lost around 45 lbs (for a total of 75). Felt great aboout myself and never got sick. I never really felt BAD even at my heaviest 210lbs. But now, that I’ve fallen off the wagon for a few months and started consuming grains and sugars again, all my joints hurt and I have a constant runny nose that won’t stop. And of course, I feel sluggish and FAT. Looking forward to getting back on track real quick!

  • Michelle December 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm / Reply

    My skin is no longer red and itchy. I have better focus and do not feel like sleeping all day. I feel like a new person.

  • Shauna Skinner December 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm / Reply

    I LOVE your keto-syrup. I could drink it! I even put it in my coffee when we make it for breakfast (like with crepes). We will have to try this soon!

  • Shauna Skinner December 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm / Reply

    I LOVE your keto-syrup. I could drink it! I even put it in my coffee when we make it for breakfast (like with crepes). We will have to try this soon!

  • Juanita December 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm / Reply

    I have gone from a size 14 (transitioning to a 16) and now I am a comfy size 12 since July 27. My husband has lost 20 lbs and no longer huffs and puffs when he bends over to tie his shoes. His blood pressure was elevated but now he is 118/69. We both feel better. My daughter uses your recipe for egg pudding and our little granddaughter is the happiest and healthiest baby. She has not been ill one day of her 9 months. Thank you!

  • Keri B. December 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm / Reply

    My stomach doesn’t get upset anywhere near as often now and I’m also always satiated by the foods I eat, so I don’t overeat!

  • Nancy Hupalo December 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm / Reply

    There are not enough words to express my deep appreciation for Maria and Craig’s work here on this site teaching the keto way – for ultimate health there is no other way and I have a stack of medical files 27 yrs old to prove it! Thank you for pointing us in the right direction concerning how we eat and what we eat, I have hope for the first time and not afraid to grow old :) love love this blog!!

  • Mary D December 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm / Reply

    I love eating this way, thanks for all good info, I couldn’t do it with out you Maria!!

  • Mona December 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm / Reply

    I love sugar but have noticed how much better we feel when we leave out wheat and sugar! Thanks so much!

  • Wenchypoo December 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm / Reply

    Maria–just had to tell you of a funny experience I had with your Amazing Maria bread: I made a loaf (almond meal version), cut it up into cubes and toasted it. I used half for stuffing, and ran the other half through the food processor to make bread crumbs for future use.

    Stuffing went over really well, but that’s not the funny part. I used some of those breadcrumbs with ground meat to make burgers, and THE BURGERS SWELLED UP JUST LIKE YOUR BREAD DOES! I have no idea if this was supposed to happen, or if the psyllium has a second life, or what. The burgers were tasty and juicy, but really fat compared to the usual shape.

    We will be making Maria breadcrumbs and “Maria” burgers again! I also used some eggs and crumbs (+ gelatin as per your trick) to coat chicken with just last night–no, the chicken didn’t swell up, but it was moist and flavorful just the same. My cat went NUTS over it!

  • Kristen December 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm / Reply

    I am no longer moody and “hangry”!

  • Tera Davis December 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm / Reply

    I’m loving this new “healtified” lifestyle – not only have I dropped half of my weight loss goal in the first month I feel better overall, not hungry all the time and happier!

  • Caroline December 12, 2013 at 1:47 am / Reply

    Love to win! Maria and Craig u r amazing!

  • Michelle December 12, 2013 at 2:27 am / Reply

    I feel better when I follow a grain free diet! Plain and simple. Love all you do,thanks for your commitment! I follow you every day on line and through your books. Thanks!

  • Allison Jenkins December 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm / Reply

    I love living sugar-free and grain-free. I try to convert everyone to Maria’s way of eating!!

  • Belenda December 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm / Reply

    I feel so much better when I am gluten and sugar free! Thanks to Maria, she makes it possible to embrace this way of eating. Thank you Maria for all your hard work,dedication and valuable information. You really are a special person!

  • Debbie December 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm / Reply

    I’ve needed to get going on living low carb for some time and just need a push. Right now I’m saving up so I can get one of the programs from Maria since I do better when I have specific directions to follow.

  • Ana December 12, 2013 at 7:41 pm / Reply

    I feel much better and have more energy eating sugar/grain free. I started last week and already have lost some weight, YEAH!!!

  • Tovah December 13, 2013 at 3:30 am / Reply

    So excited that my new grain free and sugar free lifestyle has helped me with feeling better! I am a beginner, so I am sorry that I don’t have much to comment on at this time.

  • Fernanda December 13, 2013 at 4:46 am / Reply

    I have gotten so much healthier and am a lot happier and less moody too!

  • amcken3 December 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm / Reply

    I’m just now starting on a grain free sugar free diet but already I can tell I have less pain and inflammation on the days I am disciplined about it and don’t eat those ‘foods’. I would love to win so thanks for the opportunity!

  • Tammy December 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm / Reply

    New to the grain free sugar free lifestyle,but not new to the Jay Robb protein shakes. I would love to win :)

  • Kristi Duggins December 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm / Reply

    I’ve been sugar free and low carb since 2009, and gluten free for over 2 years. I’ll never go back to “regular” food!

  • Lori December 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm / Reply

    I have been eating grain/sugar-free for about a year and a half! I lost 50 pounds and feel so great!

  • Mandy December 14, 2013 at 1:00 am / Reply

    I will give this a try! I am gluten intolorant and good recipes are hard to find.

  • Chipper December 14, 2013 at 4:52 am / Reply

    Dear Santa, I really, really, really, want this supply of Jay Robb products for Christmas. Glutin free cookies with almond milk await your arrival.

  • Joni December 14, 2013 at 8:07 am / Reply

    Less headaches…more energy here…

    I couldn’t Like Robb but could only friend him…is that what I needed to do?

  • Pati December 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm / Reply

    thank you for the give away. hope to win :)

  • Marjorie December 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm / Reply

    Being low carb/keto-adapted has allowed me to go from pre-diabetic to “normal” plus I have gotten rid of a life-time’s worth of stomach aches by eliminating starchy foods.

  • Laura December 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm / Reply

    Love this STUFF!

  • Matt December 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm / Reply

    After trying the different protein powders I’ve had over the years my wife told me yesterday that the shake I made with the Jay Robb Chocolate Egg Protein is the best she’s had! Another convert!

  • JAMIE December 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm / Reply

    I have lost weight and feel much better.

  • Bri December 16, 2013 at 8:52 pm / Reply

    Ever since I ditched the grain I have leaned up and never have digestive issues. I don’t even remember how it feels to have an upset stomach, who knew it was grain/gluten this whole time!Bri

  • Jamie H. December 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm / Reply

    Going grain and sugar free has changed everything about my health and outlook. I don’t suffer from food cravings, am in the best shape of my life at 40 after having had 2 kids, have more energy that I ever have before and eat better tasting food than I ever ate when I would “diet” before.

  • Amy December 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm / Reply

    I want to WIN, WIN, WIN!!!

  • Holly December 17, 2013 at 9:54 am / Reply

    My migraines & heart palpitations have improved, and my hubby’s acid reflux disappeared completely!

  • Lara December 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm / Reply

    Hi, Maria! Thank you for this great recipe and for all you do. Is there a substitute I can use for the Swerve Confectioners in the syrup recipe until I purchase some? Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Sami December 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm / Reply

    Going grain and sugar-free was something that has helped me immensely. Having come from a health background that was completely unwell (Grave’s Disease, hyperthyroidism caused me to have surgery which removed most of both thyroid lobes, which in turn, gave me hypothyroidism), I can tell you first-hand, that diet matters. 100% of what I put into my body affects how it can and cannot operate. Changing my diet has changed my life. I am fit, healthy and couldn’t be happier!
    Thank you for the chance to win!


  • Theresa December 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm / Reply

    Love Jay Robb protein. It helps me stick to my low carb diet because it taste soooo goood!

  • Tari December 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm / Reply

    My daughter has been talking a lot about your ideas lately and I must say she knows her stuff and she’s right, you have very informative, easy to follow, articles and ideas! I have been using Jay Robb’s proteins for about a year now and that along with changing my entire perspective on “Food” (especially gluten) has changed my life, health and body!! Thanks for caring enough to share it all with Us!! Merry Christmas!!!

  • Tammy Thomas December 20, 2013 at 7:06 am / Reply

    I’ve lost 3-4 sizes, and about 35 since may, I’m feeling better, but best of all I’ve decrease from 5.5 meds down to 2 so far and hopefull I’ll be able to eliminate those last two also. I’ve learned so much through the blog and the books and services I’ve purchased.

  • Nadine April 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm / Reply

    Hi Maria! I just made the syrup with coconut oil, since we are not eating any dairy (yet). How long is it good for if I store it in the fridge? And I am guessing I’d have to warm up the syrup before using it since the oil would go back to a solid consistency? Keep up the great work! There is not a single recipe we have tried that we don’t like and we have tried out A LOT! :)

    • cemmerich April 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm / Reply

      It should keep for 2 weeks or so (coconut oil lasts longer than butter). Thanks! :)

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