Testimony of the Day
“Hi Maria! I sent you a family before (May 2013) and our most recent family photo (December 2013). I have also included a picture of me at my highest weight (210 pounds) and a picture from 2 weeks ago. In July 2013, my husband thought he was having a heart attack and we went to the ER. It turned out to be acid reflux. The doctor said that he would probably have to stay on Prilosec for the rest of his life. I knew that couldn’t be true. There had to be other things we could do.
I had always cooked and baked for our family from scratch and we ate healthy foods but obviously it was not working for us. As I was researching different wheat free and sugar free recipes, I found you. We cut out wheat as that was a trigger food for him and sugar. I dropped 7 pounds the very first week! He started to feel better and was dropping weight as well.
We have changed our entire home to a grain free, sugar free home. Our oldest son came off medication for ADHD in January. He had been on it since 1st grade. He just turned 17 last Sunday. His acne has also improved from full blown break outs to 1 or 2 blemishes. Our middle son lost 8 pounds and we were not restricting his food. Our youngest has improved greatly in his behavior. We discovered that food dyes made him aggressive but now that we have eliminated sugar and grains, he is a different kid.
As of January, I had lost 35 pounds but, I had stalled. I was not exercising. My husband had lost 45 pounds but, he had also stalled. I went to the doctor for a physical and they noted the weight loss. My blood work was amazing except my bad cholesterol was a little high which he told me would go down with exercise. I also talked to him about the supplements I had read about in Maria’s books. He told me the ones he recommended from the list for me and I started taking a probiotic, omega 3, vitamin D . . . The doctor has this awesome scale that tells you fat%, fat mass, muscle mass, water content. He lets me come in every other week to weigh in and see my progress. He also sent me to a trainer to get a baseline fitness assessment and I started working out with her. My husband and I joined a gym and I am working out at least 3 times a week. I never would have considered myself athletic before. I was always active but, not really into fitness. Now I miss it when I don’t exercise. I feel better when I do.
Since January, I have lost 14.2 pounds of fat and gained 3 pounds of muscle. I have gone from 42% body fat to 36% body fat. I am still working and am not where I want or need to be yet. I have lost 2 inches off my neck! Who knew your neck could even lose 2 inches?!?! I have lost 10 inches off my waist, 7 inches off my hips, 4 inches off each thigh and 3 inches off each arm. I am starting to see definition again that I haven’t seen since high school. My wedding ring is loose . . . it has never been loose. I am tempted to pull my wedding dress out of the basement and try it on. The other day, I tried on a pair of pants size small and they fit! I will never go back . . . ever. As of this morning, from my heaviest, I am down 51 pounds and my husband is too! Thank you! Kristi T.
To get results fast, click HERE for easy to follow keto-adapted meals.
HEATH TIP: Wait 6 months after your weight has stabilized to get your cholesterol taken. When eat a keto-adapted diet, you lose weight by burning body fat rather than lean mass, like you do with low-fat diets. For example, if you are losing 1 pound of body fat every four days, that is 3500 calories worth of animal fat into your blood as triglycerides. If you get your blood drawn in the middle of your well-formulated keto-adapted weight loss journey, there’s a good chance that your numbers will look “bad” to your doctor. Triglycerides may be very high since your blood is now full of them because they are getting released from your fat cells.
One staple that every cook should have in their fridge is Fish Sauce. It is a special ingredient that takes good food to amazing food. Fish Sauce, mushrooms and aged cheeses have something called “UMAMI.” Umami is a pleasant savory taste produced by glutamate and ribonucleotides, chemicals which occur naturally in many foods. Umami is subtle and not generally identified by people when they encounter it, but blends well with other tastes to intensify and enhance flavors; it makes food delicious. Red Boat brand is traditionally fermented, not with wheat like most others. This bottle will last you a LONG time – you only use a few drops per dish, it’s strong stuff!
- 12 eggs
- 1/2 cup guacamole OR my homemade baconnaise or homemade mayonnaise
- 4 slices sugar free bacon
- 2 TBS fresh shredded Cheddar cheese omit if dairy sensitive
- 1 TBS mustard
- Celtic sea salt to taste
- OPTIONAL: Smoked paprika
- Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
- Bring water to a boil and immediately remove the pan from the heat.
- Cover and let eggs cook in hot water for 11 minutes.
- Remove from hot water and rinse with very cold water.
- While the eggs are cooking, make the bacon.
- Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet.
- Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown.
- Crumble into very small pieces and set aside.
- Peel the boiled eggs and cut lengthwise in half.
- Remove yolks and place into a small bowl.
- Mash egg yolks with guacamole/<g class="gr_ gr_140 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling" id="140" data-gr-id="140">baconaise</g>/mayonnaise, crumbled bacon and cheese.
- Stir in mustard.
- Season with salt.
- Fill egg white halves with the yolk mixture.
- Sprinkle with smoked paprika.
- Refrigerate until serving.
Traditional Deviled Eggs = 160 calories, 9g fat, 6.7g protein, 3.4g carbs
"Healthified" Deviled Eggs = 158 calories, 14.2g fat, 6.7g protein, 0.7g carbs (81% fat, 17% protein, 2% carbs)
30 Day Accelerated Testimony: “I’ve been eating your meal plans for about 3 wks now and there hasn’t been a recipe I didn’t like. Normally when I get a recipe book there’s only a handful that are good but all of yours are. I have to pinch myself daily that I’m actually eating healthy and I feel so much better. I‘m at 5 wks postpartum and I already fit into my pre having kids jeans and that usually takes 4-6 months. My husband’s also lost 8lbs of “sympathy” weight. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. It has been life changing for my whole family” – Amber”
To get results like Amber, click HERE for easy to follow keto-adapted meals.
To eat is a necessity; to eat ‘healthy’ is an art.
Thanks Maria for the opportunity to win this beautiful jewelry
#1 reason life is better sugar and grain free: sleep at night!!
Such a pretty color of spring blue! Maybe there is hope for a spring, at last 🙂
I have more consistent energy levels and hardly any heartburn by going grain/sugar free. 🙂
Maria words can never express fully the gratitude i feel towards you. I have been completely wheat free since june of last year, grain free and keto since january, I have lost 35 pounds and am feeling so much better. I still have another ten or do i dare say twenty (never imagined i could be that weight) pounds to go, but i am celebrating as today i accomplished my initial goal of losing 35 pounds and have not seen this weight in twenty years. And the best part of all of this is that i am easily keeping the weight off and not yo-yoing anymore!!! I love all your recipes, your blog, and facebook page. You were the one who introduced my to the keto lifestyle and it has truly changed my life. Thank you so very, very much for all you do!!!
I just started following the Maria way and everyday I feel stronger and lighter. Finding Maria has been my “ah ha” moment. Everyone is so sick of me talking about Maria’s way!!! But they are listening to every word because not only am I starting to loose weight, my skin is brighter, tighter and younger and there is a spring in my step that wasn’t there before. No lie! This is everything.
Beautiful jewelry and delicious recipes!
Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!
I finally have started to lose weight! I’m down 43 lbs in the past 8 months.
I have never felt better. My triglyceride are lower, my bloating is gone, I have no more indigestion and cramping. It’s amazing how well the body functions when we eat the right things. Thanks for all you do Maria.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and recipes
Eating this way has helped me for the first time maintain (and even lose) weight after the hcg diet. I no longer need to “diet” and that has changed my life. AND, I love this jewelry! Perfect for the new me!
Carol, me too!!!! Never gonna suffer through that diet again!
Would love to win! My insulin levels have dropped dramatically and I am healthier than I have ever been. Thanks for so generously sharing your recipes & knowledge.
Still hoping for increased energy!
My headaches are gone!
Since starting grain and sugar free living, I noticed that my anxiety has diminished. After eating a carb and sugar filled meal before, I would get a rapid heart beat. If I ate carbs and sugar at nightime, I would wake up full of
anxiety (not the most peaceful way to wake up). I felt like the whole nights sleep was useless, when I would wake
up full of anxiety and stiffness. That feeling alone makes me want to stay away from the sugar and carbs and keeps my attention to living grain and sugar free!
What beautiful jewelry.
I don’t feel ‘swollen’ any longer,don’t crave sugar and I don’t wake hungry. My husband’s re-flux is gone and we have both lost 10-12 pounds! Thank you. And the eggs are darling!
I lost 20 lbs in the first couple of months. I’ve plateaued for month 3 and 4 but I still feel great, my skin and hair are incredibly healthy and I have much more energy that I used to.
I don’t crave sugar or sweets anymore.
Any chance of getting the recipe for the adorable deviled hatching chicks and bunnies that you show in the photo?
It has helped stabilize my moods more and also has given me more energy and less weight.
grain/free, sugar/free, soy/free and bone broth every morning with a tablespoon of coconut oil has healed my “leaky gut syndrome” and I feel human again !! IBS , joint pain, swelling of legs/ankles –> all gone !! Life is Good….I am thankful I found Maria in my journey — not only are her recipes amazing the information she shares is invaluable !! Thanks Maria !!
Since being diagnosed with breast cancer 2 wks ago. I have dived in full 100% The Maria Way now. I have more clarity in thinking & my energy is starting to increase.
I had lost 50 lbs. and my sister who has battled MS for more than 25 years had significant symptom relief in just 90 days! Amazing!
Thank you for opportunity to win jewelry. My family and I rarely. if ever get, sick since we are grain-and sugar-free.
I bought the QuickStart week and adv keto week, along with several books, my goal was to feel healthier. I feel awesome plus I am down 20+ pounds, added bonus! I continue to make changes according to Marie’s books and blogs, it was not a complete change all at once for me. I followed the basics in the weekly plan and now adding additional items each week. My son has joined me in my high fat breakfast and has improved at school with focusing! We are completing our 5th week! I hope to one day do the consult package. Love! Love! Love!
Plus that jewelry is gorgeous!
Healthier and happier!!
So far the biggest result I’ve seen is in my skin. Eczema has tapered off and my skin is clearer.
Eating the keto diet got rid of my post partum depression! I’m a happier person, I’m just waiting for my fat to go away now…
My energy is better. I no longer want to sleep for 12 hours at a stretch.
Whenever I manage to maintain being grain free I no longer feel lethargic!
Just beginning my return to heath. Happy I have you and your website on my RETURN TO HEALTH journey.
Hi Maria, I follow you every day! I love using your recipes, and am amazed with your creativity. You make this life style easy to follow. I am enspired by all the testimony’s, I love it when have an answers and an clear fix to problems. Thank you!
Working hard every day to live the Maria way! Making the Breakfast Pizza as I write!
My skin is so much clearer!
Maria, I can’t wait to post my new after photo. The one I sent you awhile back is good and I was at a healthy weight but now that I am ketogenic and supplementing more the muscle tone and definition is all coming together. No more walls!! <3 you and Happy Sunday 🙂
The grain-free, low carb way has helped me get Candida overgrowth under control most of the time. It is a tricky balance for me.
Eating grain-free, sugar-free, low-carb has helped me get rid of cravings for sugars and carbs. I no longer have muscle, joint or head-aches and haven’t taken pain medication in months. I have been losing weight and inches!
I’ve lost 15 lbs since starting, plus my joints don’t ache continuously anymore. My skin has improved as well, plus my cravings are gone! I love everything posted by Maria! I also focus better during the day while I’m working. I’ll never go back…
i’ve lost 15 pounds since starting and my joints don’t ache continually like they used to! My skin is clearer plus my cravings are gone… and I am able to focus better during the daytime while I’m working! i’LL NEVER GO BACK!!!
Love this stuff! This is the only way to eat. Thank you very much.
These are adorable! You have such wonderful ideas for children. 🙂
Maria, I am currently breastfeeding a 9.5 month old and purchased your plan for breastfeeding mothers. I don’t want to go in to ketosis and dump a lifetime of poor habits in to my milk supply. As a result, I am not counting carbs. I have been gaining weight while trying to stick to your recipes and feeling a little crazy. I believe this may be due to my body storing the extra fats that I am eating since I am still a “carb burner.” The crazy feeling could be from carb/sugar withdrawal, I assume. Night time cravings are terrible for me! Is there anything I can do to alleviate these problems or am I stuck until I can go full tilt and get myself in to ketosis?
You can go into ketosis, just watch portion sizes and add snacks as needed so you don’t lose a bunch of weight right now. 🙂
When I stick to a grain free & sugar free eating plan I notice that my asthma has significantly improved. I have lost 10 pounds in about 2 months (would be more but I had a few set-backs!), but need to concentrate on my health more than how much weight I should lose.
My health is continuing to improve after 2 months on the keto adapted diet. I no longer get grey and fuzzy 3 hours after I eat and I see muscle in my thighs growing before my eyes without any exercise!
my energy is better
I have just read your keto adapted book- absolutely fantastic stuff!!
Just wondering can you still eat ghee if you are dairy free?
My husband and I have both started a sugar/gluten free way of eating. I have to say that good sleep and mental clarity are the best for me! For him, no more heart burn!!!
My kids love deviled eggs….great for school lunches
Hi Maria, have just finished reading keto adapted- awesome book!
Can you eat ghee if you’re dairy free?
Maria, can you still eat ghee if you have to go dairy free?
Sorry- posted it twice!!
Maria, just have a couple of questions about ketosis;
Can you be in ketosis but not lose excess weight?
Do you still need to create a calorie deficit to lose excess weight?
And even if you are careful about your carbohydrate and protein intake can you still consume too much fat so that the body doesn’t bother using it’s stored fat?
Thanks heaps, love your work!
Those little easter eggs are absolutely precious!
My daughter with autism has been talking more since we started marias recipes also her chronic diahrrea has ceased! I think we are on to something good here!
Love the jewelry!
Maria, the class is awesome. Everyone can learn something from it.
A grain and sugar free lifestyle has completed changed the health and wellness for my entire family. Finding recipes that meet everyones varying taste buds was a challenge until I found Maria’s blog! Thank you
Beautiful Jewelry! Also, great recipe for the Deviled Eggs….love the ingredients….can’t wait to try. Your cute ideas are perfect for Easter too….I love the flower idea….I have not seen that. Photography is outstanding.
Love this set … such a beautiful color. Can’t believe how easy the plan is. I find that I am not hungry. My energy levels are great!
My husband and I just feel so much better!
I have been loving all the extra energy, clear skin, and wonderful sleep.
I definitely don’t crave bad carbs, starches and sugar as much as I used to!
Just Feel better
I have no more stomach discomfort!
Loving the way I feel eating “healthified” and following Maria’s supplement plan for blood sugar control!
I honestly feel like a new woman on this keto plan!!!
Just bought my first book of yours today and also the intro package. Excited to get started and share my success story:)
Is Nunaturals alcohol free nustevia the same thing as stevia glycerite? It has vegetable glycerine in it. This is all my store carries, so I bought it but I want to be sure it is the same thing. My whole family is getting on board with your way this week. We start on Thursday (my husband wants a normal cake for his birthday on Wednesday). I’m very hopeful that if compliant, this will change his life! Thanks for all of the incredible information!
That should be similar, yes. 🙂
Thanks Maria! When your recipes call for full fat coconut milk, are you referring to refrigerated coconut milk like so delicious brand, or canned coconut milk? Do your recipes always specify canned if they require canned? Thanks!
I always use canned. 🙂
Ok. Thanks! It’s Pancake day on Saturday and I need to get my family to eat homemade syrup since maple syrup is out now! Made your pumpkin mixers for a quick breakfast and they were great! My three youngest children wouldn’t drink them so they had no breakfast. It’s going to be a tough transition even though they have been wheat free/refined sugar free for over a year now! Taking away honey and maple syrup is “going too far” according to my 14 year old! I think my husband has leaky gut and he has acid reflux and I’m hoping this way if eating will heal him because the man thinks he is dying. That’s how bad he feels all the time. He doesn’t listen to me so he just went to the doctor and she switched his reflux medication, but I believe strongly that a ketogenic diet will be the answer for him. Can we have kombucha? I thought that can aide in healing his gut? Sorry so long. You are so incredible for reading this!
Thanks! Yes, I used to have bad acid reflux. Haven’t had a single problem in 8 plus years! I would skip the kombucha. Too much sugar. A good probiotic (or other fermented foods like bubbies pickles, sauerkraut, etc) and aloe can help heal his GI lining (in addition to the keto diet).
Ok. No kombucha. Thanks for sharing that you had acid reflux. I can use that info to give him hope!!
I seem to have gained weight since introducing Stevia Glycerite. Is it the amount I’m eating/drinking that is the problem? I’m guessing 2 TBSP daily – I like it in my hot chocolate and in my tea (mostly tea.) I have also made other changes, like re-introducing cheese. It’s not a lot of weight, and could be water retention too. I guess my question is: Could 2 TBSP of Stevia Glycerite a day affect my weight? THANK YOU.
The only reason that should happen is if you have some sensitivity to stevia that caused you to retain water. Maybe try another sweetener. 😉
Thanks so much! You are awesome!
I am more fit and healthy now at 40 years old with 2 small children then I ever was in my teens or 20s since having cut out sugar and grain from my diet.
I have less joint pain and inflammation when following your diet!
Thanks for all your help on this journey! After losing ~15 lbs, I’ve kind of stalled. I’m sticking with it though. However, y body feels like it’s lacking something. I’m getting hungry more often again despite minimal carbs and good, healthy fats and proteins. I’m not taking any supplements right now and have been considering signing up for a consultation. Do you think that may be the problem?
Those can help. Otherwise, my meal plan packages are great for getting unstuck. 🙂
I’m on day 16 and lost 9 pounds. I believe it would be more but I just cant fit in 8 hours of sleep a night with my schedule but Im working on it.
Hey Maria! I’m the Amber in your above testimony but I have to add that I got my parents on it now too . My mom has had the worst sugar problem ever. She always had a huge basket of candy in her room that I used to sneak into lol. But its gone now! I’ve made her a couple batches of your snickers and she says they are soooo satisfying. They really are the best candies. Chocoperfection is awesome! But she’s down about 10 lbs in the last month and I continue to feel great! Thanks again Maria! I’m spreading the word!
Awesome! Thanks Amber! 🙂
The jewelry is absolutely gorgeous! It makes me happy just to look at it.
Low carb is the only way my body likes to eat. I had terrible burning pain in my left shoulder and limited mobility as well for months. Going wheat free eliminated the pain. Now I have to get back on track with the rest! Going grain and sugar free eliminates my brain fog, moodiness and helps my digestion issues.
I have never felt better – I have been wheat free/gluten free for just about a yr and half and little or no dairy. Betting the sugars has been a challenge but have cut way back. No more reflux, lost 25 pounds and feel wonderful! Working on getting my husband and two adult children and my grandson to come on my journet with me! Thanks for all you do and share for the rest of us!
I would not any other way. I have ate this way for years. Thanks for all your help.
Since starting my journey to this new lifestyle I have been feeling so much better. I use to be tired and irritable quite often which isn’t what I needed to care for both my children under 4 years old. I have been doing the trasnition over to this lifestyle slowly because I’m still breast feeding and I didn’t want to risk large amounts of toxins entering my milk. I have both of my girls on a gluten free diet and sugar free with me. I still need to win over my husband but I just bought Maria’s new book and I’m hoping to get him to read it. He has liked the suppers I have made but I haven’t won him over on the bread yet. This lifestyle is so amazing and I can’t express how much better I feel. I have suffered from candida since I was about 10 years old. I use to have fungus growing under one of my finger nails. Specialist can up with that I wa sucking on my finger, which I never did. I eventually saw a natural path and he helped me on my way to heal and Maria has made it even easier to stick to this lifestyle without cheating. Thank you Maria!!
I have keratosis Polaris and it has greatly increased with this lifestyle I feel so confident wearing sleeveless shirts and short shorts again!
Going gluten free 3 yrs ago was HUGE for me. It stopped my weight gain caused by low thyroid function. But more important than that, it stopped the muscle and joint pain I was experiencing! Now, 6 wks ago, I started a grain free, sugar free, keto lifestyle. My acne is slowly clearing up, my blood sugars have massively improved. I have lost 8 lbs in 40 days. And sugar is no longer running my life. Yes, it is a drug! Never in a million yrs did I ever think I could go 40 days without sugar and the only way this has even been possible is bc of Maria’s awesome dessert recipes- mainly, keto fudge! Thank you!
…and generally better digestion…although still not perfect 🙁
I have so much more energy, it’s been a while since I felt the need to take a nap. the weight is coming off, finally. and I am losing less hair and my mood and the whole outlook into life has changed incredibly.
I have been “semi” low Carb for about a little over 2 years now. I gave myself a “complete break” between Christmas and New Years last year and ate and drank everything I wanted. I felt so sick with headaches, belly aches and horrible acid reflux. that’s when it finally hit me that it’s just not worth it. I bought your Keto Adapted book in February and it really opened my eyes. for the first time in many many years am I below 200 lbs. i have lost about 22 lbs since I read your book. I make my own fermented foods, my own coconut milk, sausages and so much more. I love every minute off it. We are getting ready to move in our first own house after almost 19 years of marriage and living the Army live. First thing that is on our to do list is a vegetable garden. I am extremely happy I found you, thank you so much! BY THE WAY I AM A TYPE 2 DIABETIC. I WAS on medication for the past 10 years. I now have the same levels without medication
Your recipes are the best! Thank you for all the excellent information you provide!
The jewelry is BEAUTIFUL and it would be my “Maria” jewelry and a great talking point about your diet.
Love the jewelry. I have less joint pain.
Pretty jewelry! and I LOVE deviled Eggs. One of the first things I made my first week going keto. 🙂
My total cholesterol was 150 and blood sugar was under 100 at the end of January. So thankful!!
Love the jewelry! Just finishing my contest entry then I’m back to the Sheer Addiction website to look at all their products.
I love that sheer addiction bracelet!
I like to dd a little coconut vinegar to my deviled eggs and even dill pickles for extra tartness and balance that out with a touch of swerve!
I made the Baconnaise and used it in a salmon salad (instead of chicken salad) for my son’s lunch. He said it was the best salad I ever made and requested it the next day. 🙂 Also, those hard boiled egg bunnies are adorable!!!
My son eats differently at his dad’s so when he comes home he has acne. It clears up after being at my house for a few days. My face did the same thing once I started eating the Maria way. I can’t tell you how bad my acne was as a teenager – and my parents tried (almost) everything to help me have beautiful skin. I wish I had known about this years ago!
I have a necklace from Sheer Addiction and I love it! Thanks for the chance.
I found your cookbooks at the clinic where I did an HCG protocol. I have struggled with weight loss my entire adult life. I have done every “diet” that has come along and nothing ever stuck. While I just finished my maintenance phase of the protocol and heading into “life” phase I have found your recipes to be a godsend. My husband loves to cook so I have him trying different ones and he is in love with your Seafood Risotto – yummy. So grateful for all the education. I have 3 of your books and find the information in them on the “why” certain things are good or bad and what they do to our body to be the most valuable. Not your average cook book for sure. You clearly have made this lifestyle your life’s work and I thank you for sharing.
I’ve now lost 10lbs, and my husband absolutely loves the recipes we been cooking. Reading the labels in the grocery store yesterday, and a man stopped me and asked what I was looking at because he noticed that I was reading every label. We stood there for about 30min and I showed him how to read the labels. It’s nice when someone shows interest on becoming healthy.
Since I have stopped eating grain and sugar and other refined carbs, my nose doesn’t run, my eyes don’t get itchy and my stomach never bloats. Best thing that ever happened to me!
I really enjoy the taste or REAL food and to like to cook (most of the time) & the positive effects in my thyroid health!
I’ve only been sugar and grain free for 2 weeks. I am feeling a brain fog lifting, I am sleeping better and am not as tired. I have lessened my caffeine intake without headaches! No one believes that!
I’m 52 days of no dairy/grains/gluten AND sugar of any kind!! I feel amazing. My heart palpitations, insomnia w/anxiety, lightheadness, blood sugar regulation issues have ALL disappeared!! You’re website and FB page have helped me so much. When I’m ready to go full Keto adapted, I know who to contact for a personal plan. I’m just taking it one step at a time and not really counting calories or anything just yet. Thank you for all the information you share for free! The jewelry is beautiful. Have a wonderful day!!
Awesome! Way to go! Thank you.