Testimony of the Day
“Before working with Maria, I had struggled most of my adult life with my weight. I had tried other plans, and they would work for a time and then once I went on my own, I fell back into the old patterns and the weight came back. In December 2012, I weighed 212lbs. I had been pushed into finding an alternative way to better eating because of some health related issues in my family. My dad is diabetic and has had a couple of heart attacks. He’s been told that there’s nothing that they can do to repair his arteries. Of course, this gets me paying attention as I don’t want to head down that same path.
Maria was non-judgemental during this process. She was always providing me excellent resources to allow me to take this journey on my own once I got properly set up. When I was struggling she had tips for me. The videos that she’s created or the ones that she recommends were always timely and helpful. I have lost 35 lbs since working with Maria – and just 7 away from my original goal. I’ve chosen to take the longer path to success because I want to make sure that this weight stays off – for good. Eating food that tastes amazing has been the key to my success in being able to do this on my own. I’m a fussy eater, but also one who’s grown up in a practical environment. The menus that Maria has created are based on food that I grew up on – not high end fancy dishes that I don’t know how to pronounce. I have to say that that has made a huge difference for me – eating foods that I would have ate – just differently so that they’re healthy for me and keep me satiated. Maria has given me the tools and resources to be able to modify my own recipes in a ‘healthified’ way. Since losing weight, I am now able to fit into cute show clothes again, and I’m sure that I’m also much lighter for my horse’s sake :-)” –Janice
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“HEALTHIFIED” STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
1 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 TBS baking powder
4 egg whites
2 TBS chilled butter (cut into pieces)
4 TBS SWERVE (or erythritol)
1 tsp stevia glycerite
1 cup organic cream or coconut cream
2-4 TBS Swerve (or a drop of stevia glycerite to taste)
1 cup sliced strawberries
Whip cream cream until peaks form (or use coconut cream). Add in the sweetener until desired sweetness. Clean and slice strawberries. Dollop a few tablespoons of cream and berries on top of each biscuit and enjoy! Makes 8 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Shortcake = 166 calories, 5g fat, 3g protein, 28g carbs, 0.8g fiber
“Healthified” Shortcake = 144 calories, 11g fat, 5.2g protein, 6.3g carbs, 1.9g fiber