Testimony of the Day
“Hi, Maria! I’ve been putting off doing this for a while but finally decided its time to share! After 10 years of struggling with my weight due to the effects of enduring chemo for breast cancer, I was frantic to find answers. I don’t know how I stumbled upon your blog, but it has worked wonders for me.
You can see the left photo I was very pasty, puffy, and miserable! About the same time (one year ago) that I decided to follow your plan, my husband was having extreme digestive issues, he’d had ah Pylori, was unable to sleep at night due to bile and acid problems-no matter if he ate a banana or pizza! He was about to go on a special diet to try to remedy his problems as Prevacid and every other Rx was doing no good at all. The problem was, everything his “new” diet proposed, was completely opposite from what I had been reading about and was preparing to try. I asked him to do one thing for me first. That was to try this “other way” (“Maria way”) for 2 weeks to see what would happen. I told him I’d be happy to prepare his meals separately if necessary but if he would please give this a try first.
He agreed and his heartburn and indigestion went away within 3 days!!! He has never turned back!!! He dropped 30lbs quickly-he wasn’t overweight but now he looks great! It took my body a bit longer to acclimate and begin the fat burning process but I did not give up. I kept hard at it, as well as exercising faithfully.
By week 8 I began to see some changes. My clothes began to get loose, and by month 3 I had lost 20lbs. The photo on the right is me 3 months into this change. I was thrilled. I will never ever go back to that old way of eating…and I love it when you post the question about what some of the worst questions or comments we get from people-it never stops! But that will not deter me from my plan. My 16-year-old daughter does not need to lose weight but she has embraced this way of eating and now I am working on my three younger children. (A little more difficult) I have breakfast and dinner down, just mastering lunches and snacks!!!” – Kari
If you want to get started on your “after” photo, click HERE. The 30-day meal plans will help you take the planning out of how to get the perfect keto ratios in your meals.
1/3 cup coconut oil or butter, softened
1/2 cup Swerve (or equivalent)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups almond flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup La Nouba white chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 TBS water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sweetener until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the almond flour and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. The dough will be stiff, so mix in the last bit by hand. Mix in the white chocolate pieces and macadamia nuts. Divide dough into two equal parts. Shape into 9x2x1 inch loaves. Place onto the baking sheet 4 inches apart. Brush with a mixture of water and yolk. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes. Using a serrated knife, slice the loaves diagonally into 1-inch slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet, placing them on their sides. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until dry. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Serves 30
Using white flour and sugar = 71 calories, 10.7 carbs, 0.5 fiber
Using Almond flour and Swerve = 59 calories, 3.1 carbs, 1.4 fiber