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Last month we had a protein sparing weight loss challenge and the results were so fantastic and I am so proud of everyone, I wanted to share them all with you.

We saw for not only weight loss but inspirational healing results too!


Here are just a few of the hundreds of weight loss testimonials:

“Continuing with April and so far 38.8 pounds using the Emmerich’s way! With my other loss before starting that is a total of 56.6. I’m totally mind blown! Seriously though it’s like why didn’t I do this earlier?!?! So glad I took the plunge!

I want to say congratulations to everyone on this challenge we did! Such an awesome job by all!

Thank you Maria Emmerich and Craig Emmerich” – Kara 


“I’m absolutely impressed with the meals plans, the recipes are absolutely flavourful. My Husband and I did this together and both lost over 12lbs each in the 30 days! Thank you for the no nonsense approach and real information!”

“Last day of the challenge for me, off bp meds and inches lost too.😀 I am obviously going to keep doing it.” -Mary

“I couldn’t be more pleased with my results from participating in this challenge! I need to lose that last 10 to 15 pounds and I lost 11.7 pounds my body fat, decreased from 27.9% to 22.3%! And to top it off, my hair has quit falling out, finally after having Covid four times over the past few years! My husband says that my skin on my face looks much more useful! Even my 20-year-old son had an astonished reaction when he saw me at Easter! He is usually not very observant lol but he did a double take as soon as he saw me, and said mom! You’re so thin! That really made me smile. I will definitely be continuing to follow Maria and Craig. I am an avid health, information, seeker, and have looked forward to learning so much from them, and I look forward to learning more from them! Thank you, Maria, and Craig! Oh, one downside to this is none of my clothes are fitting me lol!” Lisa

“I wanted to show you a little bit of my healing process. The first picture is from 2004. It took me another 10 years to start taking action. I don’t have pics from that time because I avoided being photographed.

In 2020 I started going to the gym (1 month before they were Closed) and I was on a yo-yo ride until March 2023 when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and started taking it very seriously. Then you can see my pictures from the first days of the challenge and the last day.

I still have a long way to go but I’m every day closer and closer.

BTW I hate hate hate the outfit but I’m keeping it forever because it reminds me where I come from. From the first photo until now it’s a 106 lbs difference (48kg). I lost 11lbs during this challenge.” – Gabbs


“Pictures say everything this challenge brought me down 35.2 pounds then before I lost 17.8 pounds on my own. I decided I am continuing the challenge April, May, June, July, and for life I am going to continue self care. Thank you Maria Wojcik Emmerich and Craig Emmerich for all the wonderful guidance and recipes! Super thankful for all your knowledge!” – Judd

“I started this challenge the day I signed up so I got 6 weeks in on it. It took about 3 weeks for my body to adjust to PSMF and then the weight start to come off (14lbs total, 10 in the actual challenge time). I’ve been on low carb/ keto on and off for a few years now. Have to say this PSMF was an eye opener for me and love the way I feel.

I’ve followed Maria’s recipes for quite a few years, sort of chased around the internet for them and landed on Keto-Adapted. I love this health-style and will continue on this path. Thank you Maria and Craig, you served up so much valuable info to re-educate this older gal, very grateful to have participated in this challenge. Never to old to start anew!” Daniele

“Where do I begin? First of all, I cannot believe the weight loss in such a short amount of time. 10 pounds?! That is crazy! I also measured myself weekly, and now that I have tallied how many inches I lost, I am in total shock. 13.25 inches? I mean, yes I have noticed my clothes fitting much bigger than usual, but never in my wildest dreams did I think this was possible just by following the challenge.
But that is not even the biggest shocker of all! I suffer from PCOS, and was diagnosed 12 years ago. I have struggles to maintain healthy menstrual cycles until eventually they disappeared altogether. Tell me how it is possible that only 4 days into the challenge, my cycle came back out of nowhere? Not just that, but I have continued this way of eating into April and it came back again, exactly 30 days later. Umm….excuse me WHAT?! I could’ve been doing this all along to regulate my cycles without having to take hormones to mimic a period? I am completely blown away by the results thus far and plan on continuing this way of eating as a lifestyle.
Thank you, Craig & Maria and all the moderators who helped usher us all through the March challenge! I am forever grateful for the opportunity and health benefits I have received rom this experience.” Andrea

“I love the Emmerich’s teachings to focus heavily on protein and use psmf for fasting. It is the healthiest program around and they are very active in the keto community, teaching and mentoring. The recipes add great variety with good clean products. No dirty hacks, all “good for you” recipes to make your diet not feel like a diet at all.” Teresa


Time for prizes. We wanted to do several categories for winners. We decided on total weight lost, Percent of body weight lost, BMI Change, and most supportive in the facebook groups and overall.

Most supportive:

We had a number of people in the Facebook group that we super helpful and supportive to others throughout the Challenge. Here are our most supportive members:

Elizabeth Gerads
Kay Peters
Francesca Ocello
Rebecca Parsa
Susan Daken
Lori Jean Williams
Jenn Sen
Sherry Defrancesco-Forbes
Rachel Fetterer
Leah Nelson

Watch our email for a message from us to get your prize this week. Congrats and thanks for being so supportive!

Total Weight Loss Leaders!

Here are the total weight loss leaders! Great job everyone!

I decided to give away TWO PSMF packages each with 2 free months of Platinum membership (worth over $200 each) to Both of these winners! You are all so inspirational for the results you got in just 1 month!

Total Weight Lost Leaders!

Total BMI Change Leaders!

Total Percent Body Weight Lost Leaders!

The top winners are Kara Judd, Elizabeth Gerads! Congrats!! They topped each category!


I am so proud of everyone who participated! I hope everyone enjoyed the challenge and we would love to know if we should do the weight loss challenge again. Let me know in the comments:)


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.".


  • Regina says:

    Yes! I would love another challenge!

  • Nee says:

    Hi, is there any way I can privately e-mail you..Thank you Nee

  • Cheryl Ann Johnson says:

    recently found you, loving your recipes. Started a totally serious get healthy approach after Dr. wanted to put me on high cholesterol meds. Didn’t want to start that because it seems once you start taking meds you never stop, just add more meds. This was 4 years ago, started following Gundry’s way, then switched over to keto/carnivore following Ken Berry, was having issues still, found you & followed your tips on salt more closely than in the past and dropped 4 lbs in 4 days, I was full of it and the salt intake made me go daily for 4 days. I definitely feel more energy, full longer, and actually eat less just by eating more protein, your bread is a li9fe changer because now I can eat a sandwhich, or toast. I am very close to 75 years young, have dropped 52 lbs since I started 4 years ago, never dreamed my weight would be under 40 lbs, now I’m 131 this am & have renewed faith in my health & the internet. Thank you so very much for your generous tips & recipes , will be getting all of your books very soon, its the best way to help support you & pay it forward. (your boys are such cuties)

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