Testimony of the Day
“Hi Maria! So far on your diet plan, I have lost 63 lbs in 14 weeks. I have a goal to lose about 100 lbs so the journey continues 🙂 Thanks, Andrea”
I’m soooo proud of Andrea! Keep it going girl! We are all cheering you on! Click HERE to start your journey to a keto-adapted diet!
Keto and CONSTIPATION
A while back, I posted on Facebook about constipation and the dangers of Mirilax. One nurse commented on my post that it kills her when she has to take a patient into the exam room to give them the doctor’s prescription for Mirilax when she knows that nutrition and certain nutrients would help without the detrimental side effects. Man, I would get fired if I were in her shoes… I don’t think I could keep my mouth shut!
Chronic constipation is not only uncomfortable but it is also very unhealthy. Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the US. There are at least 2.5 million doctor visits for constipation in the US each year, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent for laxatives in just one year! If you are someone who thinks that it is OK to not go “number two” every day, think again.
If you don’t eliminate toxins and estrogens daily, they get re-absorbed and locked into cells, causing a toxic body and difficulty in losing weight. Contrary to popular belief, fiber is actually causing more problems with constipation. I know you are reading this and thinking, “What!?” A diet that is low in fiber has been proven not to be the cause of constipation, and the success of a diet high in fiber is modest. There was a study done that proved only 20% of constipated patients benefited from fiber. Further research points out that most patients actually suffer from worse symptoms when increasing their fiber intake.  Read more in Keto-Adapted.
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- 1 cup organic unsalted butter
- 1 cup organic beef or chicken broth
- 2 oz organic cream cheese
- 1.2 lbs extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
- DIPPING IDEAS:
- Amazing Bread Pieces
- Protein Bread
- Caramelized organic Cauliflower
- Caramelized organic Brussels Sprouts
- Organic Button Mushrooms (lightly sauteed)
- Place the butter in a large saucepan and heat on high for about 5 minutes. Whisk while heating.
- The butter will start to sizzle and fluff up. Watch for brown flecks (not black!) and remove from heat.
- Slowly add the organic broth, cream cheese and shredded cheese. Add salt to taste.
- Heat lightly just until cheese is pretty much melted.
- Remove from heat and place in a blender to combine until very very smooth.
- Pour into a fondue pot and enjoy!
Traditional Fondue = 353 calories, 24.8g fat, 20.8g protein, 5g carb, 0g fiber
"Healthified" Fondue = 334 calories, 31.7g fat, 12.3g protein, 0.2g carbs, 0g fiber
(84% fat, 14.7% protein, 0.3% carbs)
I served my fondue with strawberry iced “champagne” (steeped strawberry tea then chilled with soda streamer fizzy water) and my French Silk Pie filling as a mousse. You can find that recipe as well as many more dessert recipes in The Art of Healthy Eating Sweets.
“My 5-year-old son has suffered from skin rashes on and off over the last 3 years. I decided to stop giving him steroids and find a solution to the problem. Within one month of implementing your diet, my son’s rashes were gone.
By the second month, my husband lost 25 lbs, my 3-year-old slept longer at night, I lost 15 lbs and my acne was gone. I have recently purchased Maria’s secrets to a healthy metabolism, and it makes sense! I am a registered nurse and know a good amount of medicine. I am amazed at Maria’s abundant knowledge! She offers solutions to medical problems that many medical doctors and psychiatrists don’t have answers for. Maria, never stop doing what you do! You have a special gift! -Elli