Keto bread? Keto waffles? Keto fruit salad? Yep, all those low carb option and more are totally possible on a ketogenic diet. You just need to know what to do, and my guest on today's podcast, Maria Emmerich, knows exactly how to do it. Maria is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She is the author of several cookbooks and three nutritional guidebooks, including the global bestseller The Ketogenic Cookbook, Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking and the books we talk about on today's show... ...The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse... ...Keto Comfort Foods... ...and Keto Restaurant Favorites... Maria’s success stems from her passion for helping others reach and sustain optimal health through programs and education that work on a personal level. She understands the connection between food and how it makes us all feel inside and out. Her specialty is brain chemical neurotransmitters and how they are affected by the foods we eat. After struggling with her weight throughout her childhood, she decided to study health and wellness so she could help others who are discouraged by their appearance and do not feel their best. The nutrient-rich, relatively high-fat dietary approach that she developed for herself and the exotic, little-known replacements for typical high-glycemic starchy foods and sugar are what finally gave her total peace with food, something she never imagined possible. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Maria is such a big fan of using potassium and magnesium to maintain lean muscle when on a ketogenic diet...[9:35 & 11:50] -How to make a ketogenic snow cone...[13:42] -Why one of the common keto mistakes is consuming too many nuts and seeds...[17:05] -What are the top sweeteners that Maria likes and why do she "blends" sweeteners...[22:45] -The one sugar alcohol that is best and OK to use...[26:50] -Maria's amazing chicken and waffles recipe...[28:20] -A low-glycemic index, healthy twist on a "hot pocket"...[35:40] -How to make a "fat bomb"...[39:15] -Maria's recipe for a ketogenic fruit salad...[41:30] -How to make dairy-free and nut-free ketogenic bread...[44:00] -How Maria makes healthy refried beans...[47:11] -The shocking truth about omelette batter in restaurants...[50:55] -Maria's definition of a comfort food, and why you get a unique psychological benefit from eating comfort food...[53:50] -What Maria's favorite comfort food recipe is...[55:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse: Reset Your Metabolism with 160 Tasty Whole-Food Recipes & Meal Plans -Keto Comfort Foods -Keto Restaurant Favorites -Shaved Ice machine -Omica Organics stevia -Swerve stevia -Stevia glycerite -Kettle & Fire bone broth -USWellnessMeats Liverwurst -Stand mixer Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Thorne - Go to GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com/Thorne to check out pure, high quality supplements. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Maria or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!