Author and blogger who is famous as a wellness expert and exercise physiologist. She has operated her own blog MariaMindBodyHealth, where she has frequently posted dieting and exercise tips. In March 2016, her Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking reached #1 on Amazon's best-selling ketogenic cookbooks list.
She earned her bachelor's degree in nutrition and exercise science from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. She decided to pursue exercise physiology and dieting after struggling with her weight throughout her early years.
She self-published her first book Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism in 2009. She has amassed more than 130,000 followers to her health photoblogging eponymous Instagram account.
She is married and her husband's name is Craig. They adopted two boys Kai and Micah from Ethiopia in 2011.
She and Nikki Sharp are both wellness experts known for their prolific authoring careers.