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Common Keto Questions

By February 28, 2019December 3rd, 2020Nutrition Education, Videos

Common Keto Questions

As you all know, I would rather be on my paddle board with the whales than anything else so I decided to multi-task while I went paddle boarding and did a Keto YouTube video for you! What would you like me to discuss on YouTube next?

In this Keto YouTube video I discuss Common Keto Questions that I get all the time. One question I get asked daily if a product is keto. The deeper question is it a healthy keto product or is it a dirty keto product.

With any diet, there can be a healthy way of doing it and an unhealthy way. Oreos are technically vegan, but they are not healthy! Low fat Cool-Whip is technically Weight Watcher approved but is it healthy? Nope!

You can put MCT oil all over white rice and still read ketones. Is it healthy, absolutely not! If you want to learn more on what is keto and what is not, watch my video to get your common keto questions answered!


If you would like to check out the Protein Sparing Modified Fasting information I discuss in this video, click HERE.


“Wow Maria! I made my Doctor cry today, he was so amazed at my weight loss and health improvements. He said he had never seen anyone as sick and near death as I was, to be standing before him, a healthy , glowing slimmer woman…and was taken OFF ALL MY MEDICATIONS! Metformin, metoprolol,  clonazepam,  and 3 others….wow! Just Wow!

I have officially taken off 43 pounds, and 20 inches! Not at my goal of 140 pounds ,yet! One super….happy doctor! Got to talk to him about the Keto way of eating and that the American Heart Associations  was what had been keeping me sick and at deaths door, the foods are all wrong!!! The new happier Sue. I want to thank you and my teachers, Maria and Craig Emmerich….thank you for my life today!” – Sue

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Ina says:

    when your recipe calls for butter or coconut oil, are you referring to unsalted butter or salted butter? specifically this would be in the cereals. thanks

  • Maria Frank says:

    I enjoyed your paddle board keto talk. What about hemp seeds?

  • Kristie says:

    Great video, Maria! 🙂

  • Michelle Trussoni says:

    Hi Maria! Hope you made it to shore safely! You started talking about not needing to take fiber while doing Keto. I am AIP and sometimes have difficulties in that area. What can I do or what am I lacking?

    Thank you!!

  • Jeanie says:

    Hello Maria! That was a very informative video. I am not able to find the charcoal toothpaste you mentioned. Thanks

  • Amy says:

    Hello Maria,

    I’m a huge fan and have read a lot of your books during my low carb journey over the past 6 years. You mentioned eliminating seed oils but several of your Asian recipes, particularly in your cookbook Keto Restaurant Favorites, call for Sesame Seed Oil. Is there a particular brand that you use that doesn’t become oxidized? Thank you for all that you, AND Craig, do! I couldn’t have done this without the help of your books and supplement suggestions. I learn something new every day.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Yes, there are not good subs for those. But they are typically pretty small amounts in those recipes.

  • Deyssa Gines says:

    I’m doing keto for 7 month and I’m losing hair. What can I do?

  • Sandra says:

    Hi Maria! What is the deal with salt and gut health? Also, how does coffee (black) raise blood sugar? Thanks for all your information!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Coffee raises cortisol and sometimes inflammation response. This results in blood sugar changes. 🙂

  • Linda says:

    Hi Maria, I was wondering if you know this question? I have been on keto for almost a year. Three weeks ago my fybromyagia and Rheumatoid became active., Diagnosed 4/2010 The RA calmed down but the fybro is full on. I don’t know what has triggered it and I am measurable hard to do anything and I’m fatigue. I don’t know if it’s keto related. I have been fee of pain for 5 plus years up until now. Do you have any clue if it’s related to the keto diet? I have no meds for the fybro.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Sorry to hear that. I would make sure your electrolytes are up. Add more to ensure you stay hydrated. Also, if eating any dairy or nuts omit them. 🙂

      • Mary says:

        Hi Linda, I have several AI diseases and RA being one, I cannot consume any nightshades without horrible joint pain. I basically eat a keto/AIP diet which keeps me happy and pain free.

  • Sandra says:

    One more question…how does salt help with regularity? You mentioned something about it in the video.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      The colon is a master extractor of moisture from the stool. When you don’t get enough salt (and thus don’t retain enough water) the colon removed it all from the stool.

  • Gretchen says:

    Hi Maria,

    I have a question, do you still recommend KETO//OS?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Nope, not needed especially if weight loss is the goal. If you get your macros right your body will make all the macros it needs.

  • Melody says:

    Hi, I just purchased your new dairy free cook book with the meal plans. I’m also allergic to shellfish and some fish, I have to process the entire fish to avoid cross contamination with shellfish in order to eat fish.bThe dairy free meal plans have shellfish and fish meals. Can I substitute entire non fish day for fish day meals? I can’t figure out how to substitute individual meals, which I would like to do, as the macros are given as a daily total. Are main meals a one to one substitute? Should I choose from poultry, beef or pork recipe list? A little confused. Thanks. Hope your still in Hawaii having fun because it’s raining again in California!

  • Nicole says:

    Hello Maria,

    I have been doing the Keto lifestyle for weight loss since January but have been doing really good since I started following you and when I bought your PSMF book in February.
    Is it safe to follow that plan long term or should I follow it just a couple of days per week?
    Thank you,

  • Amy says:

    I am struggling to find some information on using the ketogenic diet long-term and it’s safety. Do you have any links to research and data which support this?

  • Linda says:

    I found a Hamburger Jerky recipe on the internet. It is 5 simple ingredients and delicious. Burger, salt, pepper, garlic powder and liquid smoke. Once dehydrated, this is indistinguishable from expensive store bought jerky. Is this a healthy option for snacking, or part of a quick meal? Are nutrients lost during the dehydrating process? Thank you for your help!

  • Lacy says:

    Do you have a recommendation for ending a coffee addiction? I feel I have become dependent on morning coffee to get a kick start to my day but I am concerned the caffeine is messing with my weightloss.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Transition to half decalf (quality water processed decaf) then to full decaf. You can do it! 🙂

    • Tracey says:

      I too….would like to know if it is safe to do Keto long term…like indefinitely?? I absolutely love it and can’t imagine going back to eating how I ate before! Thanks!

      • Maria Emmerich says:

        Yes, there is no reason it wouldn’t be safe for the long term. Been keto almost 20 years and thriving here. 🙂

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