Testimony of the Day
“Hi Maria! I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I’ve continued being dedicated to the “Maria way” of eating, and I have even further exciting evidence to back up that it’s the “right” way to eat.
1. I am down over 35 lbs, I am almost to the very exciting 200 number. I NEVER thought i’d see the day. Remember how I was lamenting that i couldn’t drop below 230 no matter what I did? Success, thanks to you.
2. During my last visit to the doctor, they took me off one of my blood pressure medications. I’m down to one and he said it’s the “whimpy one”. very excited to ditch that one too.
3. Cholesterol. In March, the day I started working with you, my doctor wanted to watch my cholesterol very closely. Although it wasn’t to the levels that would require medication, with my blood pressure and family history, I needed to come back in a few months and have it re-tested from my first blood work done last year. Although I don’t know what my tests results mean, the fact that all of my numbers (triglycerides and cholesterol) are so great, I can see that eating good FAT and BACON and EGGS DAILY and RED MEAT is not directly correlated to high cholesterol. EXCITING!!! I have stuck with my walking regiment. It is a great commitment to myself and my health, and i’m so grateful for the push to do it. I still have another 35 lbs or so to lose, but I’m so happy that i no longer feel “lost” or frustrated. I attempted to go back on dairy again, by adding in some cheese and sour cream one week, and I’ve determined that it’s just not in the cards for the time being. I experienced rapid weight gain and had some bad digestive issues.
Lastly, I love your lemon bar recipe. best treat ever. THANK YOU so much for giving me a new life and a happy life. The proof is clearly in the dairy free almond milk pudding.” -KARI
If you wanted to make it “a quadruple” hot chocolate, you could also add a TBS of unsweetened cocoa powder!
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Swiss Miss “SUGAR FREE” = 60 calories, 10 carbs, 7g sugar (using WATER)
“Healthified” Hot Chocolate = 40 calories, 0 fat, 0 protein, 1 carb, 0 SUGAR