Testimony of the Day
“My heaviest weight was 456lbs. I needed a total lifestyle change. My heart was enlarging, I couldn’t walk very far, hard to breathe, asthma, acid reflux.. The only thing I had on my side was my age.. I was only in my early 20s. I had even dropped out of high school because of my weight. After moving to a new town I focused on myself. I adopted the low carb way of eating and shed so much weight so fast. About 2 years ago I hit a plateau that lasted almost a year. No matter what I changed it wasn’t coming off.. I found Maria’s blog and learned so much about my body and the way it works. With the help of Maria’s knowledge and recipes I broke through my plateau and have shed another 70lbs bringing my total loss to 254lbs to date and still losing… My asthma is gone, my heart is ok now, I can walk with no issues, I actually run 80 minutes a few times a week.. I feel amazing!! This is the best lifestyle for me.. I will continue to follow for the foreseeable future.. Thank you Maria for sharing your knowledge and amazing recipes with us..” Ashley
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Migraines and Headaches
When clients come to me pleading for help eliminating migraines, I grin because to me it is an easy fix and I know they are going to feel wonderful soon. I have clients wanting me to help eliminate their chronic headaches and migraines all the time. I have lots of tips and tricks up my sleeve so when I started having headaches, I was puzzled. It all started when I decided to see if I were a candidate for LASIK eye surgery (which I am not). The clinic requires you to wear your glasses for a few days which my glasses are a bit weak, but I still wore them for the required time.
Once I heard the bad news that I was not a candidate since my eyes are just too bad (I’m a -11 prescription), I put my contacts back in. That day, my 3 year old was being a typical 3 year old and I blamed my headache on his behavior. But when the headaches continued for the next 3 days, I knew something was wrong. I went to the eye doctor and yep! I was over-prescribed. I was SO ecstatic to go down a 0.5 because that meant I could wear “night and day” contacts (the kind that you can wear for a month without taking out). They don’t make “night and day” in a -11 but they do in a -10.5!!!
Anyway, my point is, there are numerous nutrition reasons for headaches and migraines but one thing that is often over-looked is our eye sight. So when nothing else is working, get your eyes checked! First off, you must drink half your body weight in ounces. Dehydration and not enough quality salt are main causes of headaches. There are a few other major causes of severe headaches and migraines, and they all can be healed by a well-formulated keto-adapted diet as well as therapeutic doses of vitamins and minerals which you may be deficient in. If you need more help in eliminating migraines and headaches click HERE for a detailed supplement plan for only $25.
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I asked my husband if he missed any ice cream treats with our “healthified” lifestyle, and he mentioned Snicker’s Ice Cream Bars…yum! I remember those:)
It may seem like a lot of steps, but it really isn’t very hard.
ICE CREAM LAYER:
1 cup organic heavy whipping cream
8oz cream cheese
1/4 cup Swerve
1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt (helps from hardening too much)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Swerve
1/4 cup JAY ROBB vanilla egg white or whey protein
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup natural almond butter OR peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanuts or almonds, chopped
2 TBS butter or coconut oil
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
8 TBS heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioners Swerve (or powdered erythritol)
1 tsp stevia glycerite
ICE CREAM LAYER: In a stand mixer or a large bowl, whip the cream. Add in the sweetener and softened cream cheese and salt until well combined. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups and place about 3-4 TBS into each liner. Chill in freezer while making Nougat Layer.
NOUGAT LAYER: In a saucepan boil 1/4 cup of butter, sweetener, and 1/4 cup whey protein together for about 5 minutes. Take off stove and add 1 cup cream cheese, 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups salted and chopped peanuts. Pour over first layer that was chilling then place back in freezer.
CHOCOLATE LAYER: Place the erythritol in a coffee grinder and blend into a smooth powdered sugar texture (this is optional, but provides a smooth chocolate). Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or in a heat safe dish over a pot of boiling water). Stir well until just melted (don’t burn the chocolate!), add in the cream and sweetener. Stir until smooth and thick. Smooth over each ice cream bar. Place back in freezer to set.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per 50 gram bar)
Traditional Snicker’s Ice Cream Bar = 180 calories, 11g fat, 3g protein, 18g carbs, 1g fiber (17g effective carbs)
“Healthified” Bar = 200 calories, 18.2g fat, 7.6g protein, 3.1g carbs, 1g fiber (2.1g effective carbs)