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“I bought your meal plan the big one 🙂 Really enjoying it. I actually lost 14lbs the first 12 days. Wow! Never lost that even in 1 month before.” Mary

“On day 8 of the 30 day Accelerated plan right now, dropped 9 pounds (from original 123 lbs)!”  Teri

“Maria, I just have to give you a BIG BIG thank you! I just started your 30 day meal plan and in 2 weeks, I’ve dropped 11 pounds total. I can definitely tell and it’s making me super excited to keep going. I am NOT hungry ever and I love how easy it is to follow. It takes all the pain and thinking out of the planning. It’s so, so simple and fail proof. I am learning how to eat proper proportions and and what to eat and when. I hate calorie counting and never wanted to do that. This was definitely the best thing I’ve ever done. Thank you girl. You are a huge inspiration.” -Rebecca

If you want to get started like Mary, Teri and Rebecca, click HERE to get you on the right path!  You deserve it!

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 MIRALAX AND CONSTIPATION 

Are you or your children using Miralax for chronic constipation? This is not only not recommended for more than 7 days for adult, it isn’t FDA approved for children! Stop treating the symptoms and start treating the cause.

Contrary to popular belief, fiber is actually causing more problems with constipation. I know you are reading this thinking “what!?” A low fiber diet has been proven not to be the cause of constipation and the success of fiber intake as treatment is modest. Voderholzer et al proved that only 20% of constipated patients benefited from fiber. Further research points out that most patients actually suffer from worse symptoms when increasing fiber intake.

And instead of giving your children pear or prune juice which is filled with sugar and further causes deficiencies (it takes 54mg magnesium to process 1 gram of sugar, even “natural fruit sugar”), please click HERE to do an assessment for proper doses of good gut bacteria and minerals needed for healthy stools.

 Another cute testimony! 

Hi Maria! Thank you for your supplement recommendations! I added probiotics and it has helped me A LOT! I’m actually down 4 pounds. I need to add the vitamin c and magnesium. I ordered online so just waiting. But those probiotics work magic. I’ve taken antibiotics every years since I remember. I have always been i’ll with allergies, sinus infection, bronchitis, colds, etc. My friends would call me “Dolores” in high school, that’s Spanish for pain. I was always sick and in pain. I’ve had constipation issues forever. I’ve taken fiber to help, but never work and when desperate Xlax was my way out. Since last week I’ve become regular. It’s a miracle. My 5 year old also has issues and I started adding 1 probiotic pill to her milk in the morning. I open the pill and mix in her milk. It’s also helping her. Thank you Maria. I keep learning so much by following you on FB and your blog and reading your books too. – Angie”

To find my favorite bifido containing probiotic for adults, click HERE. To find the one my children take everyday, click HERE. Make sure to store them in your refrigerator.

candy bar

Recipes and fun facts like this can be found in THE ART OF EATING HEALTHY. Thank you for your love and support!

candy bar

Chocolate Coating:
2 cups ChocoPerfection (or 2 cups of homemade “healthified” milk chocolate)
1 cup Natural Peanut Butter

Nugget Layer:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Swerve confectioners (or erythritol )
1 tsp stevia glycerite
1/4 cup Jay Robb vanilla egg white or whey protein
1 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Caramel Layer:
1 cup Just Like Sugar OR xylitol
6 TBS butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

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In a saucepan melt 2 cup of the milk chocolate chips, and 1 cup of creamy peanut butter. Spread HALF on bottom of cake pan. Then put in freezer to set up while next layer is prepared.

NUGGET LAYER: In a saucepan boil 1/4 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of erythritol (or Swerve), and 1/4 cup whey protein together for about 5 minutes. Take off stove and add 1 cup cream cheese, 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups salted and chopped peanuts. Pour over first layer that was chilling then place back in freezer.

CARAMEL LAYER: Using Just Like Sugar: 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 Just Like Sugar and the cream to the pan. Whisk until caramel 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. Drizzle all over the cheesecake just before serving. You can also top with pecan pieces.

Using Xylitol: Again have everything ready. Wear oven mitts; the caramelized sugar will be much hotter than boiling water. In a heavy-bottomed 2-quart (2 L) or 3-quart (3 L) saucepan, heat sweetener on moderately high heat. As it begins to melt, stir vigorously with a whisk or wooden spoon. As soon as it comes to a boil, stop stirring. You can swirl the pan a bit if you want, from this point on. As soon as all of the xylitol crystals have melted (the liquid should be dark amber in color), immediately add the butter to the pan. Whisk until the butter has melted.

Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat. Count to three, then slowly add the cream to the pan and continue to whisk to incorporate. Note that when you add the butter and the cream, the mixture will foam up considerably. Whisk until caramel sauce is smooth. Let cool in the pan for a couple minutes, then pour into a glass mason jar and let sit to cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Spread over the top of the second layer that is chilling- place back in freezer.

Next you will want to cut into candy bar shapes…I like to make them “mini” for portion control. Warm the chocolate coating and roll the frozen bars in the chocolate to coat well. Place on parchment paper and chill. Keep in refrigerator. Makes 24 candy bars. (You can also use THIS MOLD for the candy bar shapes.)

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per bar)
Traditional Snickers = 271 calories, 34.5 carbs, 1.3g fiber, 4.3g protein
“Healthified” Snickers = 254 calories, 8 carbs, 4.6g fiber, 5.6g protein

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