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Maria’s Favorite Things #8

By December 17, 2015April 3rd, 2017Uncategorized

Maria’s Favorite Things #8


Caffeine Testimony from a Phone Client: “Morning! I just wanted to share quick about the coffee, thing! I’ve given it up for almost two weeks, and could it be possible that I would assist in my weight loss slump ending? Pounds have been rolling off again! I’m a happy camper!”


Do you LOVE Tea???

I didn’t always love tea, but I am always making “baby-steps” to a better me. I always thought I loved coffee in the morning, but I loved the warm drink … not necessarily the coffee.

CLICK HERE to try this lovely tea (you get $5 off when you use this link or enter the code: KetoAdapted at checkout)! You can sign up for this tea club and get awesome teas sent to your door every three months!

I wrote about the issues with coffee on how it messes with the adrenals and the thyroid in my book Keto-Adapted. Thank you all for your love and support!

But today I want to help you start a new “baby step” towards drinking tea!

It is easy to enter for a chance to win a sample of this awesome tea!

1. Like Keto Adapted on Facebook and share it with your friends and family!

2. Check out Castle and Fables on Facebook.

3. Comment below on what new “baby step” you are changing today!

Good Luck! Winner will be chosen on December 28th.

AND THE WINNER IS…  Patti Cooper!  Congrats and thanks everyone for entering!

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Maria's Favorite Things #8




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.".


  • Wendy N. says:

    My baby steps -trying my best everyday & from this post a reminder to drink my tea instead of always grabbing coffee!

  • Kaely says:

    Right now, my baby step is focusing on healing my out of whack gut! I love, love, love my coffee. Been able to mostly give up the caffeine, but I always slip back into one cup in the morning! But having wonderful tea I enjoy keeps me from consuming as much dairy which would probably help my weight loss goals!

  • Grace says:

    😍😍😍😍😍 this tea looks amazing! I have never tried this brand

  • Grace says:

    My baby step: starting yoga again!

  • Paula says:

    I would love this!

  • Mary says:

    I love coffee and really believe in the health benefits of it, based on the research. But I also love tea, especially camomile which stirs up memories of homeschooling as a teenager in my parents’ house and later of being pregnant with my oldest.

    • Mary says:

      Oh, yeah, my baby steps! Well, I’ve been taking big steps lately with regards to my health. I started keto on 12/1 after my doctor encouraged me to start this keto class here. There’s a doctor here who does classes on it. I’ve been sticking to it really well. For me planning ahead is the absolute key, which means printing recipes, meal planning, snack planning, planning for being away from home. My next goal is to get into a slow but steady exercise routine. I am also starting the stretches in the book Pain Free for my TMJ, along with continuing to see my chiropractor who does adjustments for TMJ. It’s helping a lot!

  • Terry says:

    Love tea, especially as I have weaned back off coffee

  • Kathy says:

    Cooking instead of eating out a lot. It takes planning and I am 60% there but that is much better than it was.

  • audrey says:

    I’ve started exercising

  • Kathy says:

    I’ve started Intermittent Fasting. My eating window is 11:00am – 7:00pm

  • Kay Cook says:

    I am a total coffeeholic in the morning. I don’t eat a lot and I’m not doing something right. If drinking tea helps then I will try to do it. I’m desperate to lose weight. I’ve had two hips replaced and a knee replaced in less than two years. I have a bad back. I exercise and am doing physical therapy. I’m also 74 years old and try to keep going as much as possible.

  • Karyn says:

    I have started logging everything I eat and making better trades for foods.

  • Samiyah says:

    I am currently eating by my meal plan daily. Each day after work I prep my meal for the next day. I’m usually bone tired but it works and keeps me on track

  • Jean says:

    I am slowly trying to ween myself off of coffee and replace it with tea.

  • koshie says:

    LONG-term tea drinker here (40 years!)! I got hooked at the end of my senior year in college when my best friend gifted me with a tin of tea bags. Being from the South, I’d ALWAYS had my tea sweetened and iced. And I’ve never drunk coffee — can’t stand the smell!
    But you asked for a comment about my baby-steps. I am currently working on incorporating more FIBER into my diet. I find this difficult to do while keeping fat high, carbs low, and calories low enough to lose weight. And yes, I ADORE eating veggies! But it’s not enough unless I eat flaxmeal, which you don’t seem to be keen on. Anyway…. baby steps…..

  • Jacquie Z says:

    I love flavored tea, but I love flavored coffee too.

  • Julie says:

    I completely agree with your comment Maria about its the warm drink to sip and hold in the morning that’s my ultimate. I’ve been collecting my favorite teas and am slowly transitioning. 😉

  • Linda says:

    Just started weaning off coffee this week, this is perfect timing. 🙂

  • Debra Schramm says:

    Drinking more water and going out to eat less.

  • Tiffany says:

    I can’t wait to try the pumpkin chai tea! I love flavored teas! This is a wonderful find!

  • Pam Roberts says:

    Maria, which chapter is the coffee info in?

  • ErinK says:

    Drinking more water and less coffee. I’m a total addict right now, and maybe that’s part of my problem. : )

  • Kristen says:

    Trying to add vegetables to everything I can!

  • Debi says:

    I love tea of just about any kind. Drink most of the day when it is cold out.

  • Antonia Mertes says:

    I’m pretty good about eating healthy, so my goal is to grt my parents to eat keto too! Already got my mom on board 🙂

  • Barbara says:

    My baby step, getting up earlier and completing my work out.

  • Kat says:

    Trying to drink less caffeinated teas. Along with less coffee.

  • samantha says:

    It was a harder transition in my head than actually doing it but now I am so happy and I end my night with a warm cup of tea which I could never do with coffee!

  • Shari N. says:

    Baby steps for me…I became pregnant and stopped coffee, but switched to green tea…now I alternate tea and decaf coffee.

    Maria – I have a question. I am a teacher, one student is struggling with focusing, and the parents are in the process of medicating him. She asked, so I recommended your site to her. She was overwhelmed and wanted to know a few books that I would recommend she read. So I am asking you.. the expert…what books would you recommend, it seems he might have ADD.

  • Lisa says:

    I like a half a cup of coffee during the day sometimes, but I LOVE tea!!

  • Kate says:

    I would love this!! I love tea!!!

  • Kim says:

    my baby step is to have less sugar

  • krickt says:

    I’ve done so many baby steps in the last few years, and they add up to so much!
    I never was into coffee, but I’ve decided to have my breakfast some time after 12:00, most days. I was eating out of habit and not because I was hungry. Now I wait until I’m hungry and eat my breakfast for lunch (or later). IMF has knocked me out of weight loss stalls so many times!

  • Jennifer D says:

    I’m trying to new recipes and hoping that my family will like them too.

  • Cassandra says:

    Hi Maria: Are you saying coffee has to go? Is it because of caffeine? Doesn’t tea have caffeine too?

  • Baby step for me would be to stick to no nuts for all of January ! 🙂

  • Jenny Mathweg says:

    My baby steps… Starting Jan 1 we are going to start to eat the Ketogenic way. We have been eating low carb and high fat and using all Maria’s recipes since Nov 26. I’m reading the 30 day accelerated package now so I understand the plan before we start. Then I’m going to get moving and do recommended exercises and start (slowly) running again . We are going to follow pretty strict. My children are totally healthier following Maria. By cutting out sugar (still eat berries) and have gluten free bread as a treat the kids sleep better , allergies are gone and my oldest is thinning out and not considered overweight. I’m so very excited to start my KETO journey! THANK U SO MUCH MARIA!!much love and blessings Jenny

  • Cindy says:

    I make kombucha and am always looking for different teas to flavor it with during the 2nd brew.

  • Teresa says:

    Maria you told me before to give up the coffee. And I did but started drinking again. So my baby step will to cut the coffee again!

  • Rachel says:

    Meal planning!

  • Linda says:

    I’m going try to have tea instead of coffee.

  • Darla says:

    My baby step may sound strange but it’s working on remembering to take my supplements. I’m really bad at it but I’ve had issues with hair falling out so I’m hoping that it helps.

  • Jamie says:

    Meal planning

  • Jessie says:

    My Baby Steps are cutting back on my coffee. Not giving it up completely but to definitely cut back.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Baby steps are giving up caffeine. Hard to do some days.

  • Sarah says:

    A new baby step right now is choosing a picture of me from about 5 years ago when I was very healthy and at a comfortable weight and using it as motivation. I won’t let the picture bring me down as a reminder of how far I’ve fallen(as it has in the past), but spur me on because I know I’m doing the things that will lead me there again soon!

  • Brenda says:

    My step is to get enough fats in and drink enough water. I usually don’t have enough of either.

  • ruth s. says:

    working on healing my gut

  • Erin says:

    Nothing better than a good cup of hot tea on a cold morning

  • Kris says:

    Do you have any blogs or books or articles on whole milk/dairy. I love half and half and my 18 year old son loves whole milk. I have been gettiing bottled whole milk from a local family owned dairy farm and organic half and half from Costco. Are those good choices? I want to read more about it to be educated. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Sharon says:

    Want to figure out which teas work as bullet proof beverages.

  • Kris says:

    Baby step is trying to drink mre green tea and less coffeee.

  • Anne-Marie says:

    getting more sleep!

  • Sheri says:

    Trying new recipes and drinks. I love finding new tea for my morning since I’ve given up my green tea latte.

  • Lori says:

    I really love tea. When I started studying herbs 30 yrs ago, I discovered the healing power of herbal teas and feel in love with them.

  • Stephanie says:

    This is good reminder why I will be giving up coffee for tea every morning. Thanks Maria!

  • Wenchypoo says:

    Tell us more about this tea: is it caffeinated? Is it black, green, or herbal? Is it loose, or in bags?

  • Brandy Boone says:

    My baby step is getting up and getting moving everyday. Doing some sort of daily workout. I know it makes me feel better period.

  • Gina says:

    I am always trying to improve my eating habits by cutting out sugar as often as I can and incorporating a lot more vegetables.

  • Barbara says:

    I am trying to drink more tea and water. 🙂

  • Juli V says:

    I’m trying to drink a lot of water every day.

  • Kathleen says:

    I’m baby stepping my way into being on the computer less in the evening so I can get better quality sleep. I notice if I am on it in the later evening hours, then I can’t get to sleep and end up with disrupted sleep and less time sleeping.

  • vanessa says:

    I drink more water.

  • Kailee says:

    Not eating before bed

  • Diana says:

    gave up coffee a year ago– would love the tea

  • Keegan says:

    Drinking more bone broth. I only do one cup of coffee and then it’s all tea. So refreshing.

  • Denise says:

    Hot tea, cold tea, black tea, flavored, herbal tea, it doesn’t matter I drink it all!

  • Lynn says:

    I LOVE all Tea! I drink it morning and night!

  • Elaine R says:

    I jumped all in to changing my diet.
    So now my baby step is working out. My muscles are really weak so i am slowly starting to lift weights. I purchased a home gym and a bunch of weights.
    Love me some tea, i’m not a coffee drinker, love the smell but not the taste☺

  • Dee says:

    I have been eating Keto off and on for over a year now. I am starting to exercise daily with my dog and I am only two classes away from a degree. I am looking forward to 2016 being a year of abundant positive changes.

  • Barbara says:

    Exercise! I know…I don’t do a stitch now and have known for a while I have change my ways.
    My husband and I have made a promise to each other that we will walk every day for at least 30 minutes even in the winter. I know for some, it’s nothing but for us, it’s a baby step to get moving

  • Judy says:

    Trying to eat “clean.”

  • Patti says:

    My baby step is establishing a daily sleep & eating schedule

  • KetoDabz says:

    baby steps with weight training to replace my cardio program now that I am keto.

  • Steffani says:

    This is my second try at going full time Keto and I could use all the help I can get! Trying out your favorite things would be such a blessing. Thanks for your great blogs recommendations and recipes.

  • Shauna Skinner says:

    No cheat bites. I will do great all day, and then take two bites of a cheat ( even boxed mac and cheese YIKES!) but no more cheat bites.

  • Kiley says:

    My baby steps are getting better about making/drinking bone broth while cutting back on the coffee…but both are so tasty in the morning!!

  • Kelly says:

    Baby steps. Read all your books, subscribed to one on one counseling and supplement plan, purchased ketosis o/s and feeling great. Thank you!!!

  • Stephanie G says:

    Baby steps….being more open to change and more flexible stepping out of my comfort zone.

  • Tara says:

    I enjoy trying all kinds of different teas!! Can’t wait to check this one out!

  • christal says:

    Getting back on track specially during the holidays is so hard.

  • Annie Smith says:

    Going to bed earlier..less computer time more sleep time

  • Ellen G says:

    Baby steps…purchased keto-os and trying to get back on track

  • Theresa says:

    Staying on track during the holidays! 🙂

  • Denise says:

    Trying to remove as much plastic from our life as possible!

  • Andrea says:

    Working on cutting carbs and drinking more water!

  • Cheryl says:

    I’m going to try practicing cleaner eating to enhance my health.

  • Hannah says:

    I am trying to focus on more whole foods!

  • Laura says:

    My next baby step is getting a shower filter. I’m really picky about what goes in my body and products I put on my body but I want to protect myself and my kids from toxins and chemicals we immerse ourselves in while bathing.

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  • Erin M. says:

    My baby step is to increase my water intake which would help with some delicious teas!

  • Bob Lennartson says:

    My doctor recommend I do the keto program. I had a heart attack in March 2015 and just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and having surgery on March 10, 2016. Where do I start?

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