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Steaz Giveaway

By August 7, 2015April 3rd, 2017Uncategorized

Steaz tea


I adore Steaz Tea! It is always a welcomed treat for my boys. Their organic tea is perfectly sweetened with the right amount of stevia. My favorite is the Gogi Blackberry Green Tea but seriously they are all so good!

I contacted Steaz for a giveaway and they called me while I was on a bike ride with Craig and the boys on a 90 degree day. The bike ride wasn’t as fun as it usually was because we were about 10 miles from our car and my bike broke. I told Craig to just bike back and get the car while I wait here. As I was waiting a sales rep from Steaz called me and he asked how my day was going. I jokingly told him I was hanging out on the side of a country road with my 6 year old and it is one of the hottest days of the year. He said I was shockingly pretty happy about it. I told him that as long as I’m outside and enjoying nature I’m a happy girl. He was so pleased with my cheeriness that he immediately agreed not just send me samples but to do a giveaway!

Steaz tea

Steaz has generously offered to giveaway 3 gift packs! So 3 people will win these tasty beverages! The gift pack will include:

Zero Calorie Half and Half,ย Zero Calorie Peach Mango, Zero Calorie Gogi Blackberry Green Tea, Unsweetened Dragonfruit Green Tea, Unsweetened Passionfruit and Unsweetened Lemon.

It is easy to enter! All you have to do is 3 things:

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

2. Like Steaz Tea on Facebook.

3. Comment below on what bad habit was hardest for you to change?

Good Luck! Winner will be chosen on August 27th!

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AND THE WINNERS ARE….ย Patti Neyrinck, Kathleen Welch and Kathy Lawrence! ย Congrats and thanks everyone for participating! ๐Ÿ™‚

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.".


  • Jess says:

    Coffee drinking. At all points and times throughout the day. Caffeine addiction.

    • Steph says:

      The hardest bad habit for me to change has been grabbing a quick junk food snack on the go. I have had to plan better, but it’s getting easier!

  • Vicki says:


  • Olya says:

    Wine at night

  • Regina ward says:

    Diet pop

  • LJ says:

    Diet soda…this might be a great substitute!

  • Kristen says:

    Letting others, especially loved ones, make you feel like a stick in the mud for eating this way.

  • Stephanie says:

    Champagne at night

  • Antonia says:

    Honestly, the hardest habit to abandon for me was to make meals that consisted mostly of vegetables. I LOVE meat, and I didn’t even eat starchy veggies, but it was still hard for me to stay under 20g of carbs when I first started. Now It’s easy peasy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Leigh says:

    The hardest thing for me to give up has been popcorn. It’s the only thing I really miss.

  • Victoria says:

    Homemade sweets and making healthy decisions while dining out

  • Wendy says:

    I love bread! It takes will power when out at a restaurant and the smell of bread is everywhere!

  • Linda says:

    Watching too much TV. I now get out and take walks.

  • Christina says:

    Snacking was a bad habit to change. When I married my husband he liked to snack after dinner. It was our downtime. We did it alot especially after putting the kids down. Still struggle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marcia says:

    dropping the wheat – sometimes harder than other times – right now it is a struggle

  • Katie says:

    Hardest thing for me was exercising. I was basically sedentary. It’s a tough habit to get into!

  • Tasha Eldridge says:

    Diet pop for sure!!!

  • Jennifer Solorio says:

    Thinking fruit is okay to eat because it is a natural sugar. Worse, eating fruit before bed!

  • Nicole Fabian says:

    My starbucks addiction!

  • Karen conner says:

    Definitely French fries!!!

  • SophiaM says:

    drinking alcohol…such a bad habit.

  • Sherri says:


  • Angie says:


  • Jacquie Z says:

    I miss soda but I drink iced tea. Not the same.

  • Coral Miller says:

    Potatoes I think never was a pasta or rice eater ..

  • Michelle says:

    Would love to try the Half and Half!

  • Erika says:

    Chocolate used to be my weakness! Also, crunchy snacks like crackers.

  • Lindy says:

    Drinking diet soda.

  • Liz says:

    French bread!!

  • Dana l Hall says:

    Cereal.. was the hardest thing g or me to give up.. it was my breakfast and dinner. Many days

  • Bridget says:

    Many things have been hard, but the hardest thing is probably bread

  • Kristie says:

    Awesome giveaway, Maria!!

  • Kristie says:

    Eating cereal for breakfast just about every morning.

  • Kathy says:

    Drinking soda as a beverage for meals, a pick me up for afternoon energy dips, etc. Essentially all day long!

  • Jessica says:

    The hardest habit for me to break was eating WAY to much fruit!

  • Lucia says:

    My bad habit that was the hardest to change was eating too much popcorn — hands down. I was never a bread, pasta, or sugar fan, but a big bowl of hot buttered popcorn would bring down a healthy diet every time.

  • Kathy says:


  • Megan says:

    Pasta! Which I used to consume every day and now I don’t even want to consider

  • Karen says:

    not eating when I get home from work (after 830pm) Because I’m really not hungry.

  • Paulina says:

    All the hidden carbs/sugars is still hard for me!

  • Angelika says:

    I’ve seen this at the grocery store so many time, will have to look at it closer.

  • Tammy S says:

    to many to list….getting there mentally is the biggest obstacle.

  • Candice says:

    Snacking- for sure!

  • Teri says:

    Diet Coke….hard to give up, but I did!!

  • Kristy says:

    My hardest habit to break was emotional eating!! On those days when you just want to go through a drive through because its been a long day, it takes a lot to get home and cook.

  • Janet says:

    Giving up dairy. Have been having the French equivalent of Cafe au lait since 2nd grade. I have found that dairy impacts me the same as wheat and grains. When I am on dairy I stay at the same weight, when I give up dairy I start to lose again. Would love to have something else that’s actually good to drink.

    • Lynn says:

      I am just giving up dairy now, which is exceptionally hard, even after going gluten free and doing as much sugar free as possible… i’m with ya Janet!

  • Nicci says:


  • Jen says:

    Being lazy. Took awhile for the forced habit to turn into a natural love of being active. Now I can’t stop moving!

  • Allie says:

    Giving up more starchy vegetables, such as most types of winter squash!

  • Eileen says:

    I had not heard of this until now! It sounds great!!

  • Eileen says:

    Bad habit – Diet colas – maybe this will help!

  • D Gregory says:

    Sugar!!! Hard to give up something I genuinely felt addicted to, but once I did, WOW! I feel so much better!

  • Anna says:

    Giving up my love for wine and other adult beverages has been pretty tough!
    I always enjoyed a glass or 2 after work, or 3 if it was a really stressful day ๐Ÿ˜‰ , and I love having cocktails with friends on the weekend.

    Now I try to not drink any wine during the week and limit myself to 1-2 glasses/beverages in a weekend. Every once in a while I have gone a whole weekend without one but I do truly enjoy a beverage here or there to let my self relax and reminisce with friends and family.

  • Jeannette says:

    Eating fruit has been very difficult for me to give up.

  • Sherry says:

    I’m still struggling with the sugar habit. Hourly.

  • Darla says:

    Diet peach tea! I love it but it’s filled with bad stuff Maria says we need to stay away from so I do my best to stay away!

  • Sara says:

    Mindlessly snacking at my computer!

  • Carin says:

    Giving up wheat products, love me some bread!!! It still hurts!! “Breaking up is hard to doooooo!” (sing to Neil Sedaka song)

  • Beth says:

    I have been able to modify a lot but bread was a hard one!

  • Judy West says:

    Giving up diet soda was very hard for me. Sort of like in AA, one day at a time. So tea is my go to drink. Love a fresh brewed tea, and cant wait to try Steaz. Thanks Maria and Steaz for the giveaway, and for suggesting a Keto approved drink.

  • Neesee says:

    Chips to go with my salsa! Seriously when Chi…s came into town we are 3 times a week there! Hence weight tonnage!

  • Linda says:

    Diet Coke was my addiction! My last one was August 10th, 2014!

  • Amber M. says:

    Getting wheat out of our lives…the cravings have been crazy- ugh!

  • Faith W says:

    The hardest thing for me have been chips and alcohol. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristen S. says:

    Bread, sugar……basically, any and all carbs….. I feel so much better though!

  • Jennifer says:

    The hardest thing has been wine and chips. While I have never really overindulged in either, I do love a glass of wine on Friday night after a long week of work, and I love guac with chips. Luckily I have adapted to just eating homemade guac with a spoon, so I’m not missing out completely.

  • caitlin says:

    The hardest things for me to give up have been sweets and dairy! I miss my cheese but I want to give my gut a chance to heal. I’ve started drinking tea and making keto desserts and it’s helped immensely!

  • Brenda says:

    giving up sugar!

  • Mechiel Whitmore says:

    Late night snacks were hard to give up.

  • Dana says:

    Booze! It’s like Calgon take me away.

  • Annie says:

    Not getting outside enough is a struggle every day. I’m very sensitive to the heat so I’m currently trying to make every effort to get out in the early mornings!

  • Shelly says:

    It is soda.

  • wanda says:

    Real potato chips were/are:) the hardest thing for me to give up. Maria you are the one that got me started on steaz tea, so thank you:)

  • Desiree Crisp says:

    Potatoes! I can do mashed cauliflower but leftover mashed cauliflower does not make good “potato” patties and eggs!

  • Cynthia says:

    late night tired eating while studying.

  • Sherry says:

    not there yet, but on the edge of eating your way. Have been following you for a while now. Thank you

  • Melanee says:

    Everything that had gluten and sugar in it! I thought I was going to die at first, but I adapted to the new lifestyle and now I very rarely miss it.

  • Angela says:

    The hardest thing right now for me is just getting started! It’s an easy thing to keep putting off!

  • Lynn Schneider says:

    The hardest habit for me to break was giving up chips. I like to cut up parsnips now and flavor them

  • Brittanie says:

    The hardest thing for my has been cereal or potato items, like chips and fries. I ate cereal everyday, maybe twice a day!

  • Christi says:

    Diet Pepsi. But I won the fight. It was the hardest thing to conquer and the thing that makes me proudest. These tea flavors all sound so good, can’t wait to try them.

  • Carol Meier says:

    Diet coke. It’s my crack. I quit everyday. I have been looking for something to replace it. I drink a lot of water and unsweetened green tea.

  • Stacey says:

    Too many to list…ice cream, chips, bread, emotional eating, carbs of all kinds!

  • Allison says:

    Smoking was the hardest, but I did it! Smoke free since November 2012.

  • debbie krasinski grech says:

    sugar sugar sugar!!!

  • patricia says:


  • Stacy says:

    Keeping my protein ratio reasonable, it is soooo easy to think you can eat more than your body needs…really, it’s all about the fat. I gave up all grains a sugars more than a decade ago, but at the time that was tough….but for me now…keeping the protein with in a reasonable portion for my body is my greatest challenge. Thanks for doing this give away!!

  • Sheryl says:

    The worst habit to break was my diet coke drinking. I’m so glad to be finished with aspertame.

  • Kathy says:

    Hardest thing for me was giving up sugar!

  • juliendbq says:

    There have been many hard habits for me to break, but the one that’s currently giving me trouble is giving up my diet pop. The water drops are helpful, but I sure miss that kick of carbonation!

  • Susan says:

    Diet soda!!

  • Debbie Whetstobe says:

    Diet Coke is the hardest to give up. I’d live to win this.

  • Christine says:

    Potato chips, if only I could recreate that crunch with a vegetable.

  • Marie says:

    giving up bread and pizza…so hard

  • Jan says:

    Bread and butter!

  • Mindy says:

    Diet soda

  • Mary L says:

    The hardest thing for me to give up was homemade bread.

  • Andrea M says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  • Jason says:

    Late nite eating

  • Rhonda says:

    I would love to try a great tea! I live in Houston, Texas and the weather has been extremely hot here! I great glass of a good ice tea would be great!

  • Carol says:

    Coke Zero. ๐Ÿ™

  • Linda says:

    Giving up sugar is hardest.

  • Heather says:

    tortilla chips…

  • Sarah says:

    the hardest thing for me to give up has been sugar! I have never tried steaz, but will as soon ask can find it in my area! Thanks!

  • Dana Hill says:

    I’ve never tried these and probably cannot find them in my area. Would love to win them. I’m trying to do LESS alcohol and something like this would surely help!
    Thanks for the chance for the “give away.”

  • gina says:

    I think the hardest thing was to give up my recipe collection of 40 years. My new hobby is finding new ways to cook healthier meals!

  • Kelli says:

    Stop drinking soda and eating yeast rolls….and tortilla chips…haven’t found anything that is worthy of tortilla chip alternative…or yeast rolls…

  • Emili says:

    Hardest thing to give up? My daughter would say Chinese food. I have made different versions of her favorite dishes and she was not a fan. lol I will keep trying. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Debra says:

    Giving up bread, bread, bread

  • Jessi says:

    Sugar – whether it be from chocolate or ice cream, or anything else. I have found my IBS does not like a lot of the sugar substitutes so sweets with real sugar have been my downfall.

  • Dita MacDonald says:

    Snacking too much at night. I do okay during the day, but at night I have a hard time.

  • Jennifer says:

    Sugar was the hardest at first. I had a relapse about 5 months into following Maria/Keto. After I got back on the wagon, I haven’t even considered eating any kind of sugar. Swerve and Stevia awesome. I feel so much better eating this way. I LOVE the Goji Blackberry zero calorie Steaz. I can only get them at Whole Foods, which is not anywhere near my house, but it is a nice treat when I do get there.

  • Pam Staul says:

    Learning to stop eating when I was full.

  • tine tine says:

    The hardest thing for me was getting to bed early. Now me and my husband race to see who will get there first.

  • amanda kelly says:

    Chips and dip!

  • Susan says:

    Definitely sugar and chocolate!

  • Michelle Leverette says:

    The hardest thing for me – wow, what’s the hardest? I’m going to say no pasta and no Swedish Fish.

  • TK says:

    Diet Pepsi and Coke

  • Stephanie KL says:

    The hardest thing was giving up bread. Now I don’t really need it or want it!

  • barbara says:

    The hardest thing to give up was the way of life. This new way of eating changes all you do. After all life seems to revolve around the food we eat. (At least my job as a homemaker seems to) Eating out is a lot harder than before. No more soda, breads, tortillas….. Just go to about any restaurant and you see that it is loaded with carbs. Planning a picnic also has changed. I do much more cooking to take things that are healthy with us. Along with the veggies I usually put in anyway. No more running to the store for bread for sandwiches and soda.
    I would love to try one of these. As for going up in the hills on a warm day takes a little more planning than running to the store and grabbing a pack of soda and some carby snacks. Anything that can make life a little easier but still be healthy sounds great to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Darla says:

    Popcorn has been hardest for me to give up.

  • Beth says:

    Hardest habit to break is tortilla chips…my family has always gone out for Mexican for family celebrations and those tasty chips are just sitting right in front of me. Uuuggggg!!!

  • Lis says:

    Wheat! It’s so pervasive in our society.

  • JoAnn says:

    As a former fat phobe the hardest thing for me to give up was my attitude that fat makes you fat!

  • Andrea says:

    Sushi and popcorn have been the hardest foods to give up. Constant grazing through the day, even when I’m not hungry, has been a hard to stop.

  • Melody says:

    It has been reaaaaaalllllly hard to get out of the rut of just waiting until I was hungry until thinking about food. I still constantly struggle.

  • Melody says:

    BTW, any issues with the product being in the tin can?

  • Lola says:


  • Tina says:

    Taking sugar out of my diet was EXTREMELY hard!

  • Lisa says:

    CHIPS… sigh

  • Oct says:

    Diet soda was a difficult one to give up. I drink lots of tea now – Stevia sweetened is perfect. ^_^

  • Lisa says:

    Bread (all kinds)

  • Kat says:

    Both diet drinks and coffee. Feels so good not having them.

  • Jean says:

    Snack foods like potato chips.

  • Debra Schramm says:

    Potatoes and bread. Not sure which was the hardest!

  • Melissa says:

    Coffee, coffee, and more coffee…. More importantly was the MASSIVE amounts of sugar that I put in that coffee lol

  • Pam says:

    If it’s in general…smoking! But for low-carb, it was snacks.

  • Bonnie says:

    It took me a while to not feel guilty for eating high fat. The only bread I miss is crusty artisan bread, sourdough, and homemade pumpernickel bread. I miss popcorn, too, and being able to eat ice cream out somewhere on a hot day, and malts, too! Eating at someone’s house is challenging, too!

  • Cherie S says:

    Coffee!!!! Followed by fizzy drinks so I’m excited to try this product and plan on looking for it in my local stores this weekend. Plus it would be flipping AWESOME to WIN!

  • Sharon says:

    Bread and pasta

  • Deanna says:

    too many to count! bread, diet soda, and taking little bites of my hubby’s food when preparing stuff for him! lol

  • Jenna says:

    I had an intolerance test done and eggs and pork came up, so over the last 90 days that has been the hardest thing to avoid/not have! Looking forward to trying these!

  • Lynn says:

    my glass of wine at the end of the day… coupled with just now going off dairy because of gluten issues…so ready to lose some weight!!!

  • Lisa says:

    Eating too much food has been the hardest thing for me to change.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Sugar-ladened homemade treats. Those were always hard to resist. I’ve never been able to find Steez to try it, I wish I could find some place near to me that carries it! So I would love to win to be able to try them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jennifer D says:

    Not eating well on vacation.

  • Danny says:

    Any free food. Very difficult for my frugal nature to pass up.

  • Sherry says:

    After giving up sugar it was my evening popcorn addiction!

  • Jennifer says:

    Staying up too late working and on the computer was a hard habit to kick but really helped my sleep!

  • Kiley says:

    My hardest habit was to give up bread. I LOVE BUTTER and bread is such a wonderful vessel for butter. Thankfully you have so many great recipes that I can put butter on! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Pam says:

    Eating enough fat. Still struggle with that.

  • Stefanie Read says:

    Hardest part was limiting fruit for my type 1 four year old.

  • Holly P. says:

    Without a doubt, my hardest habit to break was the loaded-with-sugar, non-fat coffee drinks! Oh my how you have changed my perspective Maria! Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

  • Erin M. says:

    Snacking. My hunger has disappeared since starting Neto but I find myself wandering into the kitchen when I’m not hungry.

  • Sherrie Lee says:

    Thank goodness I have found healthy substitutes for just about all my vices. Unfortunately I have yet to find a good substitute for Dr. Pepper so that has been the toughest. Every once in a while I still give in when things get really stressful.

  • Sarah Ivey says:

    I love Maria and everything she suggests. I can’t wait to try Steaz Tea!

  • Jasmin says:

    Wine is by far my biggest weakness and the only temptation I really still give in to. ๐Ÿ™

  • Dawn says:

    diet pop

  • Gayle says:

    crystsl light raspberry tea and popcorn at the movies.

  • Gina says:

    Drinking soda was definitely a tough one, but I switched to carbonated water and I love it.

  • Suzie says:

    Ice cream is still a challenge for me.

  • John S. says:

    Not going out to eat anymore is a challenge.

  • carole says:

    Sugar… seems to be in most everything, so we make our own everything. Love stevia…and no more grains; bake with nut flours, and seeds. Love the results. *and the weight loss too.

  • Barbara says:

    I am a sugar addict. The keto lifestyle has been the only thing to save me! I still struggle with wanting sweets when I see them, but always having some legal goodies and keto ice cream in the freezer keeps me on track! This tea looks super good! Would love to try it! Thanks for the opportunity, Maria!

  • Erica says:

    Snacking and breads. I love to eat! I love to cook and try new recipes! Initially I felt very restricted by this new way of eating. I couldn’t try any of my baking, things don’t come out soft and flaky and my tortillas that I put everything in are gone ๐Ÿ™ but I found that I would eat mindlessly snacking on chips/salsa, popcorn, cereal. The convenience was nice but not being tired all the time and having clearer skin and no bloating is great!

  • Shari says:

    Soda was definitely hardest for me.

  • Teresa S. says:

    Bread and cereal tempt me terribly.

  • dark chocolate sweetened with real sugars instead of no cal ones.

  • Jane G says:

    Giving up sugar ~ Four years ago.
    Would LOVE to try these unique flavors.

  • Giving up gluten was pretty hard for me!

  • Maria says:

    Mindless snacking!!

  • krickt says:

    I had to stop snacking. In journalling all my food consumption, I found that I was eating almost a thousand calories a day in snacks. So I stopped that. Nothing is harder, especially in the summer when I don’t have teaching and coaching to take up my time.

  • Kristen Fulton says:

    I’m SUPER interested in this! We were big IZZY fans before needing to go Keto… we’ve not really found a replacement… THANKS!

  • Ashlee says:

    Giving up grains and sugar was the hardest for me, but after I got over the sugar/carb withdrawl I felt so amazing that I can’t imagine going back! I drink one zero cal/carb Steaz green tea daily and love it!

  • Laurie says:

    Giving up my sugar addiction, especially dark chocolate. But once I started Keto, my cravings disappeared for the most part.

  • sue in CA says:

    Thanks Maria for opportunity to win … I’ve never had this product and happy to give it a try!

  • Jamie H. says:

    Stress eating

  • JennyM says:

    Staying consistent. And giving up sweet tea (I am a Southern girl, dang it!)

  • Andrea says:

    stress eating….

  • Stephanie says:

    The bad habit that I found hardest to change was giving up diet soda and soft-baked pretzels! Even though these were hard to give up, I’m glad I did!

  • Amanda says:

    Giving up pop and potatoes!

  • Tori says:

    No more pasta and bread.

  • Luanne Wolfgram says:

    Corn and potatoes in any form. They raise my blood sugar, so I needed to quit them for my health. PS, I was on vacation and your new cookbook was waiting for me! I need to go shopping.

  • Gail says:

    It was hard to give up my spoonfuls of peanut butter dipped in chocolate chips!

  • Jan Johnson says:

    Actually giving up tea – I have a severe heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, and I even had to give up decaf tea, but my kids would love to try these teas! I so miss my jasmine green tea!

  • Connie N says:

    My hardest problem is getting off of diet soda, Maybe this would help

  • Keegan says:

    Artificial sweeteners! I was a diet coke addict!

  • Vicki T says:

    Diet Pepsi. I am so addicted to it! I am getting there though, don’t drink a six pack a day any longer….

  • Esther says:

    Soda, Coke to be exact.

  • TrishaW says:

    Hands down, I miss sandwich bread (toast). I still find ways to allow it in my daily carb count, but less and less often. (And I still miss peanut m&ms but thankfully Maria has lots of keto-candy recipes)

  • Mari says:

    Hardest thing for me to break is sweets habit. Thankfully, Maria’s recipes have made it less guilt inducing!

  • Chris says:

    Tortilla chips! I still think about them

  • norma says:

    corn chips. ๐Ÿ™ ……… I could eat half of a large bag……w/ fresh salsa.

  • Sharlene says:

    Giving up diet soda. It is such a bad habit.

  • Michelle white says:

    Getting rid of the sweet tooth craving..it’s so hard..

  • Patti says:

    Diet soda was hard to give up at first but no problem now once you have done it…. Would love to try this product but it is always hard to fine….

  • Tashauna says:


  • samiyah says:

    The hardest habit to give up was night time eating in bed while I read. After reading your book keto adapted and learning how that effects my ketosis I made a decision to stop eating late at night in bed

  • Christy Johnson says:

    Croissants and cereal!!

  • Bill says:

    breads and starches

  • Stephanie says:

    I find it hard to stay away from cheese and cream but they don’t help me in my health goals.

  • Diana says:

    the hardest to give up == toast in the morning and coffee

  • Lisa says:

    Hardest habit to change…haven’t done it yet. Admittedly, I have recently tried to give up coffee, lasted 4 days, after major headache on the first day. But I still drink one cup in the morning. ๐Ÿ™ I love the smell, the warmth, the ritual, of drinking it in solitude with peace and quiet before my kids wake up.

  • Jordan D. says:

    Giving up refined sugar about 7 years ago…I still have it occasionally know that I broke the addiction (I used to be a total sugar fiend!), but it was SO hard to go cold turkey at first. The only downside is that I switched to some artificial sweeteners, and I feel like I should stop using stevia, but again, a hard habit to break!

  • Marion says:

    Hardest habitโ€ฆ..coffee. Have not given up yet, but continually working at it.

  • Jenn B says:

    Soda and Diet soda was very hard to stop, but once I had kids I knew I couldn’t drink it and then expect my kids not to want to also. Live by example…..

  • Sara says:

    The hardest thing for me to give up going keto was sugar! I didn’t even know I was addicted to sugar as badly as I was. I thought it would be bread, the obvious carb, but I never missed that at all. I found that when I would buy sugar snacks for my boys I would binge eat them, so I had to start my whole family on low carb to keep sugar out of the house, period.

  • Matthew says:

    I think the hardest is going to you family’s house (i.e. grandma’s or parents) and being offered homemade meals and sweets. It’s not easy to say no.

  • Jill says:

    I’m still in the process of eliminating all the bad foods so it’s a toss up between many things. If I had to choose it would be chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alisha says:

    Fruit is my addiction

  • Susan D. says:

    Giving up Pepsi after 51 years of drinking it. Not diet either……loaded with sugar.

  • Adrienne says:

    Eating sugar!!!

  • Janine says:

    LOVE, LOVE Steaz!! Especially Peach Mango! Haven’t tried the new flavor. Would love to!!

    Question for you Maria. I have your book “Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism”. Love it! You mention that on the pure protein & fat days not to have any veggies but I see certain recipes categorized for that day that contain veggies, like the BLT coleslaw. Has something changed or is the no veggies just for beginners?

  • Shari says:

    I have a few…red wine and sneaking a few chips or peanut m and m’s here and there.

  • Kelly P says:

    Giving up gluten that I was raised on!! And of course cigarettes. Which I did! Pepsi. I did. I am eating more vegetables . I exercise every day.

  • Linda says:

    Craft beer!

  • Jolene says:

    Definitely the bread, and the oreos. Oh, and then there is popcorn. Yeah, all of it.

  • Linda M says:

    Milk shakes. I come from New England where Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate shakes were part of everyday life. Then of course the Root Beer floats. Oh my how good they are. I needed healthier drinks to satisfy my addiction. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Eva says:

    I would love to stop drinking a Pepsi a day :/

  • Marissa N. says:

    The hardest thing for me to give up was oatmeal in the morning topped with brown sugar and butter.

  • Marnie says:

    wine and a good cocktail have been the hardest!

  • christy says:

    gum! I had the hardest time as I was a major addict. Always had at least 2 pieces in my mouth. I quit cold turkey when I came home and told the family of our new eating plan. The first words out of my daughter’s mouth was “what about your gum?!”….That was 6 years ago and the thought of how much gum I would go through makes my stomach turn…..My daughter loves Steaz! would love to win for her

  • Christi says:

    I’ve never heard of these!! Can’t wait to try them

  • Jennifer says:

    Soda. Still a working on it…

  • Shanan says:

    My hardest habit to break, loaded baked potatoes. ….

  • Suzette says:

    Hi Folks,

    I thought with short break I have I would follow up on a few things-whew! Just finished hosting a national conference here in Milwaukee :-). First, the KetoOS definitely works for those who are NOT struggling with diabetes or high BG or o the chronic issues. I tested on my nephew who wishes to lose less than 20 lbs and he lost a total of 7 lbs in one week!! So the claim of losing a 1 lb per a day is TRUE for the healthiest. For those like myself and 4 others who are experimenting with this KetoOS stuff a few setbacks, you really need to have your BG below 140 or less in order to avoid dangerous high BG!! Secondly, if you are carb sensitive (if 5g or more has a significant effect on you!) best not to take KetoOS if you are going to eat a carb meal that is over 5g it will affect your BG again. If you plan on fasting for more than 8 to 12 hours best to take KetoOS before you go to bed to keep you burning during your sleep hours. Think of KetoOS as meal replacement not as an addition to anything you eat. If though my BG were too high for me to take KetoOS, I still lost 5lbs for the first week due to eating a more ketogenic diet so let’s hope this coming week I can get my BG below 140 so I can start to see the effects of KetoOS stuff help keep my in ketosis. It’s extremely difficult to stay on ketogenic diet if you do not have the time to make your meals in advance and you do not take the time to do the diet correctly. At this point, I am trying to find ways to reduce my lack of preparation for meals for Breakfast or Lunch (Dinners I always cook-grin). So far I have found two protein bars that fit the bill for ketogenic diet one is from Dave Aspery the bulletproof bar and the second one is Dr. Merocola?? the Pure bar. Both claim GF, low in sugar, low in carbs etc…. but something is not right due to sudden high BG after I eat one?? As anyone tried the either?? What is the result of your BG??

  • Myra says:

    Potato chips coffee

  • Paige says:

    Snacking at work had been by far the hardest thing to change.

  • kelly says:

    The hardest thing for me to give up was food on the go. Like many people, I have a very busy schedule so meal planning and handy snacks became necessary.

  • Lilia says:

    Soda. Cracking open a cool, carbonated can of goodness is my reason to get out of bed in the morning. After 30+ years of that, I learned to be ok with a Soda Stream machine to carbonate my filtered water and any number of Stevia flavored mixes. Something I’ve recently been fooling around with is Kefir water. I let it ferement for a day on my kitchen counter, then take out the Kefir grains, add a little fruit juice (mango is particularly good), and put a tight-fitting lid on it while it sits another day. The second fermentation (with the fruit juice) eats up a lot of the sugar in the juice ( I hope) and the tightly-capped lid traps in the carbon dioxide to make it fizzy/carbonated. The few times I’ve tried this, it produced something that was better than the Soda Stream/stevia mix stuff. Maria, any way you could look into this and verify how much sugar would be left in a post-2nd stage fermentation Kefir water drink? In any case, I guess it’s better than the Monster drinks or Mountain Dew that I was drinking …

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      That is tough to know for sure. Try tasting and if you detect any sweetness, then it is probably too much. I tried making my own kombucha and fermented almost twice as long as recommended and I still tasted too must sweetness. That is why I don’t like kombucha either. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristin says:

    Diet soda, I drank it every day!

  • Melissa says:

    My #1 worst bad habit is soda. I like anything fizzy. I try really hard to have only one “zevia” a day. I’m curious to see how “steaz” compares.

  • Jacci says:

    For me the worst bad habit that has been so hard to break is potato chips—greasy salty chips.

  • DJ says:

    Giving up dairy was really hard for me.

  • Tracy says:

    Giving up diet dr pepper was so hard. I drank it every day!

  • Suzette says:

    I just went to the Whole Foods and checked out these teas!! Why in the world would Maria be advertising this giveway when all the teas have a whopping 18g of sugar and carbs!!! How is that ketogenic??? I am shocked I took a picture and of the label and walked away very disappointed!!


    • Maria Emmerich says:

      They make two kinds. Ones with sugar added and these with stevia (0 calorie). ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Suzette says:

        If that’s the case where do u find the sugar free ones?? Whole Foods, TJ, and Good Harvest do not carry them

        • Suzette says:

          Never mind I just checked Woodman’s up the street they say they carry the zero calorie one!!! See ya going there now-grin.


          • Maria Emmerich says:


          • Suzette says:

            I love the Peach-mango and the Goji Blackberry ones so far :-). My Woodman s down the street has them on sale for .99!! I have until August 27th stock up before the Fall gets too busy for me again :-(.

  • Amanda Reed says:

    I still have plenty of bad habits that I’m working on… I struggle with caffeine addiction still and have tried unsuccessfully to give up diet soda off and on for ages. Giving up bread and starch wasn’t difficult at all. But I suppose some habit thinking took some time, like adjusting to the idea that fat is healthy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Robin says:

    I haven’t given up anything completely, but rarely eat bread, sugary foods, and have seriously cut diet soda use. I don’t eat beef or pork.

  • Mary says:

    the hardest was real sugar………I bake alot and love sweet goodies with real sugar…..but ………not good for me so……….need to change my way of eating at 70.

  • jill p says:

    I’m a coffee drinker, decaf in evening

  • Heidi says:


  • MJ says:

    Treat day, I was good, but I’ve fallen back into indulging in treat day at work. I’m going to have to change it to a keto treat.

  • Kris says:

    ummm….maybe fruit if I had to choose. I really don’t miss much on this lifstyle because there is sooo much awesome yummy food to eat and be satisfied! Love it!

  • Emily says:

    Drinking coffee and diet soda are my two worst habits. I’ve tried to stop a few times, but I can never last more than a month.

  • Kathleen W. says:

    I love bread, fresh from the oven, crusty, french/italian/sourdough etc. That has been the hardest thing to give up.

  • Jenny says:

    Snacking after the kids go to bed!

  • Trisha R says:

    I miss ice cream the most.

  • Samantha says:

    The hardest thing for me to give up has been a cocktail when we are out with others who are partaking, not because I crave it, but because it has become a habit associated with certain social settings.

  • audrey says:

    Broken the habit of snacking on junk food, now I’m breaking the habit of telling myself’I’ve got better things to do than excersize!’

  • Diana says:

    Coke Zero!!! I can walk away from diet coke and diet pepsi without trouble but Coke Zero has been my sticking point.

  • Jill says:

    Popcorn! I love me some crunchy, salty popcorn.

  • Serena says:

    actually, a different question- do the Steaz Teas you buy caution they may be brewed in a facility that brews wheat products? In my city I’ve only been able to find ones with that warning, and after a reaction, I haven’t gone near them. They were great- I miss them ๐Ÿ™

  • Suzette says:

    I think the hardest thing for me and I DO miss it is just trying to stay below 50g of carbs ๐Ÿ™ I can never do it long enough to see much positive changes that are so desperately needed these days with my diabetes still being out of control. I keep trying and hoping someday I will get to that goal again. I was able to do it when I was doing Bulletproof diet with Dave Asprey and lost 75 lbs and had excellent control under 90mg back in 2012. Right now I have to swallow my pride and just keep trying so far finally I broke my 200mg fasting BGs now I am at 180mg but I need to get it down below 140mg and keep it steady for the long run because if you don’t complications will continue and before you know it, its been 5, 10, 15 years go by and you look back and wonder why didn’t I get under control? I still believe I can even with so much setbacks and n=1 experiments that continue to lead me in the wrong direction. I am not pity myself just admitting it is very hard to do it for the long run.

  • karen hiebert says:

    prob hardes to changes was drinking more water and replacing soda with better options. But once I did them it was pretty easy to incorporate. steaz give me a healthier iced tea in the AM. Love peach and 1/2 and 1/2 zero. yay!

  • Wendy Bailey says:

    I had a difficult time giving up sugar. The detox time was pretty awful. I wouldn’t want to ever repeat that again so I don’t ever cheat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Manerva says:

    Not preparing food ahead of time and eating out as a result.

  • Leann says:

    emotional/stress eating!!!

  • melissa gessler says:

    Sugar-worst and hardest habit!

  • Kat Gibbs says:

    I am such a food addict! I love eatting anything that isn’t good for me.

  • Andrea says:

    Pop and bread!!

  • Michelle says:

    Going to gatherings for family events and not using self control in not eating the food I know if not good for my life style. I find it hard because I don’t want to hurt family member’s feeling in not eating the food.

  • Sue says:

    Giving up comfort/stress eating.

  • Grant H says:

    eating so much high processed foods! growing up on quick snacks and having gone through countless drive thru’s its always been difficult to drop the unhealthy quick hunger and drink fixes!

  • Katrina says:

    Snack foods and sugar!

  • Alisa says:

    Giving up diet coke!

  • Antonio says:

    When I was little I’d drink full glasses of soda and boxes of cookies all day. Im 18 years old now and I’m the only person in my family that isnt overweight or having health issues due to horrible diet. I’ve been trying to teach them but we’re all extremely stubborn

  • Amy says:

    My hardest habit was giving up traditional pizza. It’s been years since I have had a piece and now I do not want it because I feel so good without it!

  • VJ says:

    My bad habit was keeping the water running while brushing my teeth. I was just so used to it from when I was growing up. But I’m so glad I stopped because it was just so wasteful. I didn’t think of it like that back then.

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