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Homemade Lip Balm

By September 2, 2014February 18th, 2023Uncategorized

Testimony of the Day

30 Day Accelerated Testimony:“I purchased the advanced Keto and the 30 day accelerated package a while back, and am now getting my act together and following it! I am loving the food, my diabetes is responding really well- down from 29 units per day total to 17!! in just 3 days so far!” – Claire

To get started on your path to health and healing, click HERE. 

Today is my birthday! Nothing I like doing more than chillin’ at the beach with my boys and paddle board!

Homemade Lip Balm



I had the opportunity to do a video podcast with Wendy Myers!

Check out the video by clicking HERE.

 Homemade Lip Balm


Today’s giveaway is This GALLON jug of coconut oil is worth $120!

All you have to do is 3 things:

1. “Like” me: Keto Adapted  on Facebook.

2. Share Keto Adapted with your friends and family.

3. Leave a comment below on what your health goals are this Fall!

A winner will be picked October 1st and posted on Maria Mind Body Health Facebook page . Good Luck!

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And the winner is….. Annette Mahoney-Devine! Congrats and thanks everyone for entering!


Remember, everything that you put on your skin gets absorbed and can create a toxic liver… I even had a client get out of the danger zone of high liver enzymes just by changing her topical make up and skin lotions! Your liver governs how effectively you lose weight as well as our moods.

Read more on that HERE.



Homemade Lip Balm

Lip Balm

Maria Emmerich


  • 3 TBS Natural Sweetener
  • 2 TBS coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 5-8 drops oil scent of your desire...you can choose any you like!


  • In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients.
  • Put into cute jars.
  • Give to friends!



Homemade Lip Balm



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.".


  • Judith says:

    How do you keep it from becoming liquid in warm weather?

  • Laura says:

    Happy Birthday, Maria! This fall could be my healthiest yet, and I couldn’t have made it here without you and your recipes. By my 31st birthday in November, I’d like to be able to do full push-ups through my gym classes — no knees on the ground!

  • Michelle says:

    I want to become Keto adapt and stay there. I need to loose 60 lbs to become healthy. I keep falling off the wagon, which makes me sick literally. I don’t want to be in pain any more.

    • Janet t says:

      michelle, when I stopped wheat and sugar from all the bad stuff I learned about those foods, the pain in my knees decreased by 70% the first week. the second week I could cross my knee over and the decrease went to about 80% and then as soon as I started consuming the right amount of fats and supplements my knees are at now 95% pain free. (it’s almost 100%, but I have a physical spot on my knee that needs to be repaired and it only hurts when I hit that spot once in a great while, so I say 95% pain free. I sleep extremely well, I feel great with so much energy and weight is coming off slowly and I am not even excercising! (although I will add that as soon as I can) I just realized the other day that for the first time in many years, I know what it really feels like to be full and to be really hungry. I can now identify the differences between real hunger and cravings (which I don’t have cravings anymore). all because of maria and her educating me. I will never go back to the old way of eating . I have never felt better in my entire life. and I can almost squat all the way down now with my left knee. I still cannot believe it….I wish you the best, you can do it.

  • Kristeen says:

    Thank you for the recipe and all of the great information that you provide.

  • Jackie says:

    My goal is to get my fasting blood sugar down to normal!

  • Jackie Adlington says:

    My goal is get enough fat to make a difference. Right now that is my challenge. But I am working on it!! Naturally my husband is getting there!!

  • Dawn says:

    My goal is to begin and stay on a ketogenic way of eating and lose the last 30 pounds I need to lose! Cheers to our healthier selves.

  • Jacqui says:

    Mmmm, I love a good lip balm.
    My goal is to stay in Ketosis for as long as possible. I was there for a month and have literally never felt better. I’m working through a quick fat fast and hope to be done tomorrow night. I love that all the foods I’m eating are so healthy, so natural, and I’m always so proud when I look in my fridge and cupboards. Hoping to keep this going!

  • Sandy Munn says:

    My goal is to loose about 30 to 40 more pounds. Already have lost 20 and have kept it off for several months.

  • Carol W says:

    My goal is not to fail completely for the Holidays. I absolutely LOVE the traditional foods that everyone eats for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pumpkin treats, the pies, the delicious rich things… I’d like to make all my favorites, but in a keto friendly way. That way, I can have my cake and eat it too. 😀

  • Drayanna Lambert says:

    My husband and I want to eat healther with no perservatives and less processed food. We are very thankful to have found your site and we would love to win the coconut oil. Have a blessed and happy birthday Maria.

  • Liz says:

    My goal is to finally run a half marathon. I’ve tried unsucesssfully in the past and can never past mile 9.

  • gina says:

    I am 17 weeks pregnant, so my goal is to keep my baby and myself healthy and to not gain too much weight in the process.

  • Lori says:

    My goal starts TODAY! I lost weight and maintained for almost 8 years. Then we moved and got busy with the new house/farm and all of the healthy eating and exercise got pushed aside. Now, almost 20 pounds later, it is time to find myself again! I would love to find my drive again! No junk, all real food and exercise daily.

  • nicole says:

    My goal is to lose the last 5# and to lift 2x a week at least

  • Annette says:

    My goal is to continue to lose weight and body fat, and keep getting healthier. Love being keto adapted best thing I ever did for myself. I feel like the fat is melting away, I do not feel fat and bloated anymore. Been gluten free for over 2 years. Once I started eating this way no more high starch high carby foods, no booze, no high fructose fruits. Eating this way was the missing piece of the puzzle.

  • Nancy says:

    My goal is to lose 30 pounds by my class reunion next summer!

  • Diane Wimmer says:

    Can you use essential oils for the scent??

  • Crystal says:

    My ultimate goal is to be able to ditch my blood pressure medication once and for all. However, I will consider anything that gets me closer to my ultimate goal a success.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I have brain cancer. Today is my birthday. I have been on a calorie restricted keto diet since November 1,2012. I have never cheated. My goal is to continue to watch the tumor shrink, beat cancer naturally and defy expectations and prognosis that I was first given in July 2012. Yes, on keto I lost a lot of weight, but not because of the cancer, because of the healthy keto life style. I want to be here a long time.

    • Kelly says:

      happy birthday, elizabeth and congratulations. Glad to hear your good news and feel sure with your knowledge and attitude, you will continue to live a life of health, despite what prognosis anyone else may feel is your future. Keep up the good work, and thanks foe sharing!

  • Lisa Rickman says:

    My goal is to lose the fat to show off these gorgeous muscles I know I have built but are hiding.

  • Deb says:

    After reading your book, I went after a Keto diet with gusto. I always read the newsletter and get great ideas to keep dinner fresh and interesting for my son and husband. Recently the 21 year old said, he thinks he loves this way of eating. SCORE.

  • Sharlene says:

    To become keto adapt and stay there. Its a work in progress.

  • Cherie S says:

    Started the 60 day plan on August 12, 2014 and have been able to break a nine-month plateau I hit on the Wheat Belly plan!!!! Down 60 lbs total now and 40 more to go!!! What I have learned is that PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE are a must and success will come. Thank you Maria – my WONDER WOMAN!!!!
    Oh and my husband – down 40 lbs on Wheat Belly and now an additional 12 in the past month and he likes/loves your recipes!!!! Win Win Win!!! Happy Birthday Maria!

  • Heather says:

    My goal is to get a blood Glucose tester to determine if I am in Ketosis. I am already following your food protocol- but urine strips do not show I am in Ketosis. 🙁 My goal is to drop body fat percentage by Thanksgiving!
    Heather Malizia

  • Sheri says:

    My goal this fall is to lose 30 more pounds, exercise 5 days a week, and to stay steady on a ketogenic diet.

  • Marion says:

    Thank you so much for all of your healthy information. My goal this fall is to stick to the Keto plan by thinking about it daily.

  • Suzanne says:

    I want to get back on track! I am committed to making it work and keeping on the plan! I am tired of not feeling great!

  • Vicki K. says:

    My health goals for following the ketogenic doet this fall are to manage anxiety and increase energy so I can finish my last semester of nursing school!

  • Ashley says:

    I’ve been on a keto diet for only 4 days and already I have no bloating and gas!

  • Elizabeth says:

    My goal is to lose 5-10 lbs and to improve the diets of my entire family. I want to be healthier and stronger so that I am around longer for my family!!!
    Thank you Maria for your inspiration!!

  • Rachel Dewell says:

    My goal is become keto-adapted!

  • Tiffini says:

    My hope for fall is cooler weather so I can get out and train my horses and self for endurance riding. It’s been too hot to do much. Yesterday it was 113. Eating healthy is important for me and my horses. I’m learning so much about natural horse care and it coincides with what we do to keep ourselves healthy. Last year I was able to cook an entire thanksgiving the Maria-keto way. It was delicious! Looking forward to a fabulous fall!

  • Angie says:

    My goal is to continue on my weight loss journey …..I’ve lost 15lbs already and would like to lose another 25-30! Being keto adapted has really helped me lose weight easily! Thanks for the opportunity to win the coconut oil! I have always been coconut oil crazy!

  • Debbie Jennings says:

    My goal is to get my prediabetic blood sugar numbers under 100. : )

  • Donna says:

    My goal for this fall is to reach my first goal of losing 100 pounds. My weight loss has stalled the last month, but maybe I’m gaining muscle since I don’t cheat ever. When I reach that goal (in 15 more pounds), then I want to lose 35 more pounds after that. But aside from weight loss, I need to get my candida overgrowth under control. I know I need to completely stop eating dairy if I want that to happen.

  • LaDena says:

    There are so many goals to set for myself. I would like to remove all toxins that I apply to my skin. Detox my home of chemicals. Lose weight which will meet several goals in itself ; diabetes, foot pain, sleep patterns, enery level, etc.. I need to decide on one and work on it the move to the others one at a time. I sure more goals will come to the forefront when I start on the others.

  • Julieanne says:

    My goal is to continue to exercise despite teaching three high schoolers at home!

  • Joanne says:

    My goal is to get off diabetes medicines. So far I have dropped one entirely, cut another in half and reduced insulin by half basically in two months. I still need to up my fat levels…difficult after 25 years low to no fat. Thank you Maria for your inspiration!

  • Billie says:


  • Kert says:

    My goal is to get back on track, it’s been a very stressful summer. I’ve been on and off in my keto eating the past couple months, today is a fresh start!

  • Susan says:

    I recently received my Nova Max tester and am monitoring my ketones. I feel better already! 🙂

  • My ultimate goal is for my doctor to tell me I no longer have precancerous cells in my esophagus! Also to drop 70 more pounds, I’ve lost 24.4 pounds. I’ve got to get my fat up! But I feel better than I ever have and on vacation everyone said I looked amazing. I told them it was because of eating healthy the Keto way. I shared your blog and information with many in Santa Fe and Red River, New Mexico that have health issues!

  • Terry N says:

    Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
    Bought the 60 day Weight Loss/Maintenance program, also join the gym. Got started yesterday. Very excited. So my goal will be to lose 30 lbs and tone.
    Thank you for all you do.

  • Jeri says:

    I am 28 weeks pregnant, and want to continue to have a healthy pregnancy.

  • Christy says:

    My goal for the fall is to get my thyroid working well and start losing weight again.

  • Mama Owl says:

    My goal for this fall is to loose this final 30lbs!

  • Kristen says:

    Continue on my path to ketosis. Have already quit grains/sugar, now onto grass fed meats!

  • Kelle says:

    My goal is to learn how to navigate the Holidays on a Keto Adapted lifestyle.

  • Susan says:

    My goal is to continue learning, keep getting healthy and shed 60lbs. Last year I took off 34 just by getting rid of processed foods in our house. I got a little off track this year but am back with new energy! I gave up refined and added sugars a month ago and immediately drop 11lbs. A couple of days ago my daughter said I was looking better. She was referring to an overall difference, not just weight. I asked for specifics (wasn’t that vain of me?) and she said, “You just look really good lately.”

    (BTW, your books are on my Christmas wish list Maria. If asked what I want this year, they’ll be given one of your book titles.)

  • melissa f. says:

    Happy Birthday Maria!!!! =D
    Continue on my Keto adapted lifestyle. I enjoy running, but would like to incorporate some weight lifting this fall.

  • Jody says:

    Still reading my first maria book and learning what I need to do to become keto-adapted FOREVER and to also convince my husband and kids to join me. My goal is to be started BEFORE my 42 bday on October 3rd. I can do this!

  • kim mayes says:

    My health goals are to be consistent in eating a ketogenic diet. Once and for all.

  • zai says:

    My goal is to get over the fear of losing weight, lose weight permanently and learn to ride a bicycle. And normalise my blood pressure so that I can get on amusement rides again!

  • So many GREAT uses for coconut oil! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • MsEvansInCA says:

    Happy Birthday! The front page of our newspaper, the Modesto Bee (California, USA), has an article today titled “Picking fat over carbs not so bad, study says”. Your efforts are paying off! I’ve lost 20 lbs and will no doubt lose more, but my goal is to stay keto adapted and to get healthier than I have ever been.

  • Carol says:

    My goal is to be less inflamed enabling me to lose weight easier.

  • cynthia says:

    My goal is to continue to find new healthy recipes to reduce inflammation and reduce carbs.

  • Andrea M says:

    My goal would be to lose weight!

  • Grace says:

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you a great year! Focus on ME! My goal is to get up at 5 every morning to go for a walk during the week!

  • Kathy says:

    I am really struggling with so much discomfort with my liver. Had gallbladder removed many years ago, due to undiagnosed Celiac Disease that has damaged every organ in my body. The only oil I do well with is Gold label Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions. Due to lack of finances from on going medical costs it would be a dream come true if I could win your awesome give-away. Thank you for your Blog and all the super helpful info you share. Happy Birthday and many thanks.

  • Heather says:

    My goal is to feel better by reducing stress and healing physical issues that are contributing to anxiety.

  • Aileena says:

    Happy Birthday Maria!! My goals for the Fall are to start taking on a healthier lifestyle and to read one of your books. I had started one before but with being in school and having kids I had to put it to the back burner.

  • Noelle says:

    Happy birthday first of all! Thank you for a great site! One of my goals this fall is to eat well and to take care of what goes in my mouth. No more excuses. I know what feels great for my body and what gives me more energy for a mom with small girls. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Bridgette says:

    #1 done, #2, done, #3 Fall goals: to have hormonal balance with lower consistent cortisol levels. 🙂

    Add a little organic beeswax to the above mixture for a more solid product. 🙂

  • stephanie says:

    I would love to heal my adrenal/thyroid hormones and lose 25 pounds!

  • Andrea says:

    awesome for lip balm recipe! My goal is to get back on track… i gained 8 lbs back, started eating potato chips, craving salt… help! anyway, I want to drop the weight I gained over the past few weeks and lose at least 10 more lbs this year. I want to be free of aches and pains due to inflammation!

  • Haha, what a tasty treat on your lips too!

  • Mdm_Rptr says:

    My Fall goals are to get back into tracking my intake, adjust where I am lacking and get back into proper ketosis for overall mind and body health.

  • Barbara Linder says:

    I’ve been pretty lax about going to the gym because it has been so hot down here in NC, at least that’s one of my EXCUSES… Well, the Y has just reopened after its yearly renovation project, and my goals are to get back to business and make sure I am there 3X a week! There is NO EXCUSE not to… I have been on the keto plan since March and am loving how I feel—happy and energetic, like I’ve never felt before!!! Thank you, Maria, for all you do for us! <3

  • Becki says:

    I would love to try this brand of coconut oil!!

  • Jima says:

    Hi Maria,
    my goal this autumn? to lose another 7 kg, to exercise min 2-3 times a week and get healthier 🙂
    Thank you!

  • Karen says:

    My goal is to get my rear in gear and become keto-adapted! Love your blog and your books.

  • Olya says:

    I would like to always be at peace mentally and emotionally

  • Mary R says:

    My favorite brand of coconut oil?

  • I have been killing parasites and working on The New Arthritis cure and am taking copious amounts of coconut oil through oil pulling and eating it. My goal is to be able to get back to my yoga and working out and being pain free by the end of the year. I totally believe in the magic of coconut oil! I hope I can win this fabulous prize! Thank you sooooo much for everything you do for us!

  • Rebecca says:

    My goal is to lose 60 pounds over the next year!

  • Geri says:

    I want to lose 75 lbs and become healthier. I find all of the diet advice today overwhelming and conflicting. I’m skeptical by nature and question everything. I’m also about to graduate from nursing school and much of what is taught about nutrition conflicts with diet trends like keto and low carb. Fats are especially controversial. I have never found anything that works for me, or rather have not found anything that I can stay with consistently. I lost fifteen pounds about ten years ago on Atkins, but the products we have today weren’t around. I feel like I can do a low carb, ketogenic lifestyle now and I’m looking for support and direction.

  • Cathy says:

    I really need to reduce inflammation!!!!

  • Denise says:

    My one year anniversary will be tomorrow with 40 pounds down and I will continue this path the rest of my life!

  • Mary L. says:

    My health goal is to stay on this Keto-lifestyle until the end of this year…I started July 7th. I’ve lost 23 pounds and want to help my husband follow it with me…for the rest of our lives 🙂

  • Breanna says:

    Happy birthday Maria!!! Fall goal, continue keto and be more active, enjoy the fall weather outdoors ahead!

  • lisa t. says:

    I can’t wait to try this.

  • Amanda Reed says:

    For this fall, I just want to keep on going. I’m still learning and discovering what I need to do to be healthy. We are eating keto style as a family. Hubby and I are each down around 30 lbs and my middle daughter has lost 16. We know this way of eating is not just about weight loss but about total health. Finances don’t always allow the best and healthiest options but we are doing the best we can. 🙂 My kiddos are doing ok going sugar free and I’m hoping to make up some keto treats that I can have kept in my littlest daughter’s classroom freezer so she can have treats when other kids are passing out birthday goodies.

    I want to get on some supplements and just feel better and less tired over all.

  • claire says:

    Happy Birthday Maria!

    I want to add more healthy fats ,so it becomes second nature to me.

  • Cassie says:

    My goals this fall include continuing to support a healthy lifestyle within my family, more physical activity , and leading by example inromoting wellness in my community connected to my employment.

  • Sue says:

    My goals for this fall are to get focused and stay on the healthy way of eating. I know I will feel better, will have more strength for cross fit, will have less joint pain, more energy, so many positives are present when I take care of myself and eat right. I want to be able to run again, be faster on my bike, increase my speed in cross fit, and be an amazing grandma to my little stars.

  • Sassy says:

    My goal is to begin strength training. I’ve improved my diet (still working on it), lost weight and am walking my 10,000 steps minimum every day. Now to build some upper body strength!

  • Toni says:

    I have learned so much from you Maria. I’m now off diabetes meds and I can’t thank you enough for giving me the knowledge to be able to do that. Thank you !

  • Jamie H. says:

    Would love to just continue to get leaner with more muscle definition…..and work a little more on the proper macro ratios

  • Michelle says:

    get the kids more involved and lose 30 lbs

  • Elena says:

    I would like to become completely Keto Adapted. I have been following you for a few months now and have seen changes start to happen and the weight finally moving in the right direction!! I truly thank you for all the information you have shared and the inspiration you give just in a few words that you might post ;). You just don’t know how much I appreciate you!! Thank you!! God bless!!

  • Ruth says:

    My plan is to continue getting learner, stronger, and to study to become a dog trainer.

  • Ruth says:

    I need to lose 40 pounds and I am learning to be a dog trainer.

  • Bruce says:

    My goal for this year is finding health and happiness.

  • Krickt says:

    My weight loss goal is to be under 180 for the first time in over 30 years! I’m almost there! Only 13 more lbs to go! The first 25 just melted off, but this last little bit is driving me crazy!
    My other goal is to not go nuts before Christmas. I’m teaching 7 classes and 6 preps of science this year. Yowza!

  • Lynne Noller says:

    One goal is to become more active than I am now. Push up the workouts a notch. My second goal is to stay on plan over the weekends. Love these recipes and your books!

  • Dawn says:

    My fall goals. Wow, I have a ways to go. I love your blog and your recipe books and have been following your plan for 6 months now. My husband has lost 18 lb, my daughter 22, myself only 3 (my weight loss was the bad news), the good news: My psoriasis is almost clear and my thyroid levels are almost normal. I know that I will continue to follow your blog, recipe books, and maybe do a private consultation. I know that it may take a while for my body to heal and I will not give up! Here’s to coconut oil! Yay! btw…Happy Birthday!

  • Julie says:

    Happy birthday, Maria! My goal is to persevere for the next 3 weeks, at which point our son is marrying a wonderful woman with two sweet little girls. I’ve already lost enough weight to have dropped 2 dress sizes, but I want to enjoy the wedding shower and wedding without compromising this healthy WOE.

  • Marisa says:

    I want to lose ten to fifteen more lbs and try as many more of recipes that are humanly possible!

  • Marisa says:

    Your recipes

  • Sherry says:

    Happy birthday, to be healthier

  • Michele says:

    Happy Birthday! I have gained so much weight since turning 40 that a healthier lifestyle is a MUST!!!

  • annie says:

    My goal is to fix my bloated/inflamed belly… and to give a try to keto protocol…so scary to lost the fruits…

  • Vanessa says:

    My goal is to become completely keto adapted- and spread the word :))

  • Ellen says:

    I’ve just purchased two of your books, had a very different grocery shopping experience, and plan to try my first “Maria” recipe tomorrow! So, my goal for this fall is to stay motivated to keep up with this way of life, because I know I will feel so much better.

  • Deanna S says:

    to get back on track & get past the plateau… still need to lose 25# 🙂

  • Anna L says:

    It’s all about being healthier for me, love coconut oil!!! Love Maria!!!

  • Marge E says:

    Hi Maria. glad to see you getting into the “oil thing”. For fall, my plan is to lose tobacco for good (working on now) and to permanently lose antidepressants. Also working on that now. They NEVER help my fibro and I am DONE with them.

  • Lorraine says:

    My goal is to loss the final 10 – 15 lbs before Christmas. Next Friday is my one year keto anniversary. I’ve lost 61 lbs so far, dropped from a size 18/20 to a 12, and have never felt better. My husband is loving all the tasty dishes I make and has lost the 30 lbs he gained while laid up with a broken foot.

    We are loving our new lifestyle and look forward to being active healthy grandparents to our first grandson, due in January.

  • Diane says:

    I am absolutely LOVING your blog!! Ever since I discovered Keto, I have been excited and furiously studying and learning. Then I found you, and your blog brought calm to the storm I had created with my excitement, and i couldn’t be more grateful!! My goals for this year, continue to learn and teach myself and my family the important and ease of being and eating healthy. I have lost 45kilos and am a personal trainer now and studying to be an exercise specialist. Ultimately, I want to break the obesity cycle that I was born into and teach my daughter that healthy is what matters, not size. And Keto lifestyle is one of the ways I am doing this. Thank you!!! 🙂

  • Cyndi Paola says:

    My health goals for this fall are many, but every journey starts with the first step.
    I’m starting with my way of eating, by going fully Keto adapted!
    Looking forward with much excitement to feeling great, lose some pounds and reduce or eliminate my MS symptoms.

  • Dena says:

    My goal this fall is to move back to a healthier relationship with food. I want to maintain a paleo-keto lifestyle, not a diet.

  • Randee says:

    I just had my yearly physical and have developed a lot of issues. Would you start with supplements, Wheat Belly or Keto? Thanks and Happy Birthday1

  • Tonya says:

    My ultimate goal is to get off my diabetes medicine. I am around 220 and want to lost around 50 pounds.. I have learned so much from the website, I am about to start my journey. your site has been a blessing to me.

  • Sarah says:

    My health goals this fall are to continue losing the weight I put on from stress over the past few years and fit into my wedding rings again by the holidays. Also, I another goal is to get my anxiety and depression under control.

  • Sharon says:

    Your blog has inspired me to eat and live a healthy way. I am a 37 year thyroid cancer survivor and since following your recommendations I feel 20 years younger. I began purchasing Traditions Gold coconut oil last month and started using it in my coffee to start my day. Immediately began dropping weight!!! Obviously, it was the missing link since at the end of the day I couldn’t seem to get enough good fat in my diet. I feel great! Wheat free, grain free, & sugar free. Thank you!!!

  • Sharon says:

    In addition to my comment above my goal is to continue adding coconut oil to every thing I cook with this fall. Fat bombs are on my list to experiment with this week.

  • Cathy Griffice says:

    my health goals are to be more consistant in eating a keto diet…

  • Dyanne Spease says:

    I pray that I am able t lose weight and get my thyroid back under control.

  • Barbara U says:

    I working very hard to become Keto Adapted. I so enjoy the food and how easy it is for me to do. Look out December birthday this is going to be the best ever.

  • sophie says:

    Health goal: reverse osteopenia

  • Janet t says:

    my health goals are to get good at making all those keto recipes from Maria. once that is done my goal is to start the simple exercises that Maria suggest and has laid out in her meal plan that I purchased. loving this lifestyle and have never felt better. and have tons of energy.

  • Nancy D says:

    Maintain the wonderful progress that I have made over the past year!

  • LETITIA says:

    Thank you for your inspiration! I would love to try this brand of coconut oil!

  • Cindy says:

    Be a healthy weight and hopefully avoid dementia that’s in my family.

  • Keilalina says:

    My health goal is to change to a more healthful way of life not just for myself but for my family as well. And hopefully along the way educate they naysayers of the low carb high fat lifestyle… AND to finally shed the baby weight I have been carrying for the last 3 years. I want to be here for my family for a long long long time =)

  • Wanda says:

    In the last 2-3 wks Ive gotten serious about getting keto adapted and its working. Ive lost 3 lbs and i have about 10 more to go. I love the weight loss with this but all the health benefits are wonderful. Im hoping to keep parkinsons, heart disease, cancer and diabetes out of my life.

  • Audra says:

    So unfortunately my schedule over the past year has been hectic and I was not able to cook my own food. I ended up losing just about all of my muscle mass and put on over 10 lbs of fat :/. A year later, I am still working on the damage I did. I have pretty much lost the weight, put on a good bit of muscle and lost some of the fat, but I still have a good bit to go on the later 2 goals. That is what I am going to be working on. I want to feel good about my body again and feel satisfied with my meals!

  • Jenn B says:

    I would like to get back into my gym routine after having surgery this summer. it’s slow going.

  • Megan says:

    I recently purchased the accelerated and maintenance meal plans, along with a HAQ/supplement plan. I am hoping that with all of the changes Maria has recommended, along with eliminating processed foods and increasing my time with strength training, to begin to lead a healthier life and be able to get off some of my medications. I also hope to inspire others with the information that I have learned. I have already shared with a good friend how the keto way of life may help her child with a seizure disorder and her with insulin resistance….she is already addicted to learning more and loving your site!

  • Carly W says:

    to get my eating under control …. I don’t eat badly .. I’m too obsessed with eating well and it is affecting everyone around me … so time to relax a little and be gentler on myself.

  • Veronica says:

    My hope is to loose the last 15lbs to reach my goal. With Maria’s help I am down 53 lbs!!!!

  • Sandra says:

    My goal this fall is to make it through the holidays without gaining any weight and sticking to my diet.

  • DJ says:

    I have been dealing with candida and hair loss for the past two years. I followed low carb for years and stayed healthy until a crisis with my son which lasted two years. I ate constant sugar while completely stressed out, took Prednisone for poison ivy and when I finished that I had nail fungus and my scalp itched so badly I was literally scratching the hair out! I tried a diet of all whole foods and lots of supplements and fats and lost weight like crazy but it was very hard to stick to during holidays and family gatherings so I quit. It did nothing for the hair loss. At this point I don’t know where to turn. I do know I feel much better with high fat and lower amounts of protein but I stay upset and tearful about the hair loss. 🙁

  • rimmel says:

    To keep keto-ing and try my best not to cheat

  • Kathleen says:

    Happy Birthday Maria!
    This December is my 20th Wedding Anniversary and for the last 4-5 years I have not been able to wear my wedding ring.
    According to the BMI and age charts, I am about 30-35lbs overweight. I won’t go into all my issues. but with that date in mind, my health goal for this Fall is to increase my Fat intake, lose some weight and reverse my Insulin Resistance so that by our Anniversary, I can once again wear my Wedding Ring!
    Thank you for all your information!

  • Lindy says:

    My goal is to lose the last 20 pounds this fall. I love how I feel when I keep my body in ketois. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  • Molly H says:

    My health goals this Fall (although probably for the next year) are to lower my BF% from 25 to 20!

  • Jillian says:

    My fall health goal is to continue keto diet…lose more weight and get my bloodwork normalized

  • Nick says:

    I started Keto June 2014. Still finding my levels. I upped my protein and feel very sluggish. Trying to adjust to the correct level for me. I started at 250 pounds and 36% body fat. Today I am 217 pounds and 22% body fat. My goal for fall is to get my weight to 200 by Xmas and body fat to 18%.

  • Audrey says:

    My goal this fall is to make a menu for the week with snacks and some meals prepared ahead, like the slow cooker meals. I am really glad you let us know so many ways to incorporate coconut oil into our diets.

  • stephanie O says:

    Happy Birthday:) I love coconut oil so this would be amazing!!! My fall goals are to maintain my 125 pound weight loss but also keep up this Keto life style. I have been able to enjoy foods I thought I would never get to eat again with your cook books, feel so much better and don’t have to fight cravings:)

  • Katie says:

    Happy Birthday, Maria!~
    My goal for this fall is to devote more time to prepping my food. I have lost 35 lbs., but I am still disheartened with my body fat composition. I did BodPod testing and was excited to see the results…until I saw the results! I know I need to refocus and move forward, so that’s what I’m going to do!

  • Deb says:

    I’ve been LC, sugar free, wheat free, processed food free for 2.5 yrs now. I cook w/ CO and add 1 TLB EVCO to my coffee every morning. I also use EVCO as a moisturizer and love the Lip balm idea.
    I’ve lost 35# but can’t seem to lose the last 10-15. My goal is to get back on a daily exercise regime, which I believe will help me finally get to goal weight.
    Maria, I recently made your choc zucchini brownies. They are magnificent. I’ve now made a 2nd batch for the freezer. They’re perfect for my choc fix!

  • Tanya says:

    My goal is to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night and to count carbs on a daily basis to make sure I stay in ketosis!

  • Moira says:

    My goal is to stick to my new wheat-free, dairy-free diet, which sure isn’t easy right now! I feel better when I’m eating well though so I need to focus on that! I love the idea of the coconut oil lipgloss and will be trying it. We go through a lot of coconut oil!

  • Duise says:

    I have been on a low carb high protein diet for 10 months and have lost about 48 pounds and still need to loose at least 30 more pounds. I would like to continue with weigh loss and hopefully under the “big” weight number before my bday anniversary in Oct.

  • Anne-Marie says:

    I’ve gotten distracted lately and haven’t done as much bulk cooking/freezing as I used to, which helped with breakfast on crazy mornings or having healthy treats ready ….my goal is to get back into that great habit so nobody in my family feels the need to “cheat” because healthy options aren’t readily available!

  • Michelle says:

    My goal for my health this fall is to get back to running and finish my 5k training plan. I’ve been laid up for a while so I’m excited to get back to it as the weather turns cooler. I always have an easier time with my weight when I’m running regularly! I miss the half marathon! I have to stick to my plans. I’m also working on getting your Keto menus, I love the recipes so I can imagine it would make things so much easier for me! Thank you for your wonderful books and recipes. They’ve made this lifestyle much more doable and pleasant!

  • Linda says:

    My goal is to maintain this woe

  • Sally Reed says:

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in 11/20/12. After 10 months of chemo I am not in remission. October will make a year.

    I have been eating LCHF now for just about 6 months. I pride myself in no cheating! I believe my diet will help me stay in remission.

  • Michelle says:

    Brand new to keto, but I am already in love with coconut oil…didn’t know it had so many uses! Good luck to everyone! =)

  • LV Hayes says:

    Hi Maria,
    Happy Belated Birthday to you!! I have purchased your books and have been following your blog for weeks now. I just love the information you provide to all of us on how to get healthy. My struggle has been to lose weight and to feel good. I have been strength training now for over 3 1/2 months with no movement on the scale. I have become frustrated with not losing a pound! I assume there is more to why I am not losing than just from exercise and diet. I too thought I was eating healthy and was surprised at finding I was not! I am grateful to come across your website and have chosen to change my diet to grain free, sugar free and low carb. With this change- I have also quit smoking! Not only do you suggest a healthier way if living, but also help people gain self esteem to make healthier choices. I want so say thank you from my heart, without the information you provide I would still be going the old way and not changing a thing! Thank you for all that you do!
    LV Hayes, Northern CA

  • Shannon says:

    I want to lose 20 lbs. But, I also want to get into a regular work out regimen besides walking.

  • Lori says:

    My goal is to get off fake sugar substitutes!

  • Cheryl says:

    I just found this blog today. My health goal for the near term is to learn more about becoming keto-adapted and begin to implement this WOE.

  • Hi tuere Dear, are you truly visiting this website on a regular basis, if so
    afterward you will absolutely take nice experience.

  • Julia says:

    Hi! I just found your blog and i already love it! I’ve been experimenting with keto, and my job is to build 10 lbs of muscle, while sticking with this lifestyle

  • Lilianne says:

    My goal is to avoid sugar completely. I’ve done it before and I will do it again.

  • Sandi says:

    I’ve been yo-yo dieting all my life and have lost and gained hundreds of pounds. I’m hoping that by learning more about the Keto adapted lifestyle I’ll finally be able to shed this extra weight forever. My children have opted for the surgical way of losing weight, I’m too old for that now, and I’d like to lose it naturally so it NEVER returns. Thanks for this website and all your knowledge, I know I’ll be successful this time!!!

  • Deborah says:

    My main health goal is to keep blood sugar regulated. Ketosis is helping with that! I love coconut oil!

  • Cheryl says:

    My goal is to walk every day (hopefully a little further each day), to continue losing more weight, and hoping to be able to get a full night’s sleep.

  • Jacki says:

    My goals are to get healthy and learn to live without all the garbage that is making me overweight. Everyone has been telling me how wonderful coconut oil is but I have yet to try it. This would be amazing!

  • Candace says:

    My goals for this fall are to cook/bake only the keto way; to get my 16 yr old daughter totally on board (she is making progress), and to explain to my family and friends why our family is doing this.

  • Regan says:

    Once my daughter is finished nursing I am wanting to try a ketogenic diet. Currently we are following a paleo diet but I have plateaued in my weight loss. I cannot wait to try.

  • Gail says:

    I have two goals: 1. to get down to 200 pounds by the end of the year, and 2. to get into a daily routine of doing certain things for my health that I *know* I should be doing (supplements, physical activity such as yoga or walking, etc.).

  • Happy Birthday Maria. I am an Atkins person trying to learn and become KETO ADAPTED for weight loss and health gain for my husband and myself. I tell my husband all the time I love you and your generous site. I need to lose 10 or 15 pounds and its tough at 67, therefore I constantly study and tweak. Winning the coconut oil would certainly help with this goal. Thank you .

  • Kim says:

    To get back on the wagon and stay on it!!!

  • Lizabeth says:

    This fall I will celebrate my first anniversary of being in nutritional ketosis. I too have thyroid issues and have found I feel so much better being Keto-adapted. My goal for the this fall is to add new recipes to my nutritional arsenal and to add mind/body centering activities into my fitness arsenal. Thanks so much for the blog and sharing your journey.

  • Nan says:

    Hope you enjoyed your birthday!!! My goal is to get rid of toxins in my body the keto way!!! Thanks for all your work!!!

  • Marisa says:

    Lose more weight.

  • Connie Tucker says:

    My goal this fall is to lose more of the weight I gained back.

  • Lesa says:

    My biggest diet/nutrition goal this fall is to expand & explore paleo recipes for my family!

  • Bonny says:

    I’m looking to eat healthier and find a way to make my family healthier.

  • Marisa says:

    I have already lost 32 lbs, but want to lose about 15 more. My goals are to understand the ketones levels better by possibly testing, and to bring my protein levels down even further.

  • Shea Voelker says:

    I am cutting out processed foods and focusing on whole foods for me and my family. My overall goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for my daughters, have more energy, and lose a little weight.

  • Mikaela says:

    I hope to get fit over the next year to get pregnant again. And to use les toxic things.

  • Jenny says:

    My goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to educate my children so they can make informed choices on eating and exercising.

  • Vickie says:

    My immediate goal is to get my glucose readings down, but ultimately I want to get off the meds I take. Thank you for all the recipes and info and giveaways !

  • Jamie Rebecca says:

    My goal this fall is to avoid all the sugar that comes with all the holidays. I had a really bad August and now I’m trying to get back on track.

  • Cheryl Rogers says:

    My goals for this fall is to keep on the plan I have been on, no sugar, lo carb and also using healthy fats for my diet. I have lost 20 lbs so far and can’t wait to keep on going!

  • Heather LaValley says:

    My goal is to keep my son in ketosis for seizure control.

  • Jill says:

    My goal is in the BVIs. Finally taking our honeymoon and I want to walk the beaches with confidence. It’ll be a balance between the number on the scale and the “jiggle” I feel when running/training.

  • Gary says:

    I really need to make this for my wife. she has a lot of problems with her lips drying out.

  • Kim says:

    My life is so different since I learned about this way of eating and this lifestyle. There’s no more anxiety or stress about my body- it’s just pure joy and enjoyment of amazing foods! My body has changed so dramatically but more importantly the way that I feel is just lighter and more carefree. More Love :). Thank you for all of the knowledge you share!!! You are definitely making huge differences in people’s lives. 🙂

  • Kim says:

    Oh! And my goal is to cleanse my GI tract using essential oils and see if that gets rid of any remaining sugar cravings!!!

  • Marie C. says:

    My goal would be to drop the last 5-8 pounds that I just can’t seem to shake and to find all of this extra energy that everyone raves about.

  • Sara W. says:

    My 1st goal is to continue on this Keto path steadily day by day and month by month. I have lost 16 lbs in the first 3 weeks and I am feeling so great, sometimes I even forget to weigh myself or use the keto strips because I have no concerns with how I am feeling! Losing weight has almost come in secondary to feeling great!! I have 110 pounds to go and I can visualize myself getting there in time.
    My 2nd goal I will be tackling soon is preparing meals and snacks for my children to go gluten free and as much sugar free as I can control in our own home and family (they are 7 and 10). They have told me they are ready, now I must find the strength and focus to help them accomplish this!!!! So proud of them 😀

  • Amy says:

    My goal this fall is to slim down, feel great and heal my husbands leaky gut.

  • Sherrie says:

    Maintain weight loss, continue to keep blood sugar in check naturally with my diet, get cholesterol down naturally AND most importantly – be able to start moving again (spend most of my time in bed)!

  • Gwen says:

    Decreasing weight, increasing activity and energy.

  • Tamara says:

    I’m new to your site and I’m already thrilled to see how much info is here. Thanks!

  • Sue says:

    My goal is to continue losing weight (27 down so far), live healthier and get off meds for hpb and thyroid so I can enjoy my kids and grandbabies to the fullest! I started grain-free, sugar-free, low carb, high fat living three months ago, not as a diet but as a lifestyle. Got my husband on board for the change and we are both happier and healthier as a result! So glad I found your website, thanks so much!

  • Nikki says:

    I want to be HEALTHY! whatever that means…healthy weight, strong physically, decreased inflammation, no pain.

  • Kimberly says:

    My goal is to continue on my weight loss journey. I have lost 40 lbs since goes keto in May and I am feeling great.

  • Paige Rideout says:

    Not sure if this is in the right place, but my favorite Maria recipe is the Shamrock Shake!

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