Ask Gale: What Is a High-Fat Diet?

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In general, a high-fat diet is defined by the Medical Dictionary as a diet that contains over 30 percent of the calories as fat. More and more evidence is indicating that a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates contributes to good health and weight loss.

Is Fat-Burning Machine a high-fat diet?

Our Fat-Burning Machine students that follow the program and track what they eat find that daily fat intake ranges from 40- to 55-percent of total calories. By the Medical Dictionary definition, the Fat-Burning Machine diet is a high-fat diet.

How is the Fat-Burning Machine Program Different Than a Keto-Diet?

There are many different definitions for a keto-diet. The goal of a keto-adapted-diet is to be in ketosis 100 percent of the time. Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, and an important survival mechanism since your brain can only function on glucose (sugar) or ketones. When your body is low on glycogen (stored glucose) availability, it burns fat instead. A by-product of the fat-burning process is the production of ketones in your bloodstream. Ketones can then be used as fuel not only by your brain, but by other body cells as well.

When people are following the Fat-Burning Machine guidelines, one of the strategies is to restrict easily available sugars and carbohydrates in order to force the body to burn fat for fuel. You are trying to teach or train your body to burn fat. This is a training process because, for example, the body needs to time to change and build the enzymes necessary for efficient fat metabolism – while reducing the enzymes needed for sugar and carbohydrate metabolism. This is just one example of the many fantastic changes that happen when you follow Fat-Burning Machine strategies.

One definition for a standard ketogenic, keto-adapted diet is one where fat is very high – somewhere around 70 percent, or more, of daily calories. Protein is around 20 percent of calories and carbohydrates are very low at only 5 percent of total calories. There are many variations around this, but you get the idea – carbohydrates are extremely restricted.

The Fat-Burning Machine program is successful because participants do cycle into and out of ketosis, but it is not so restrictive that it becomes unsustainable. We have found that the Fat-Burning Machine program is much easier for people to implement and enjoy – while still getting weight loss results as well as health benefits.

Do I Need to Use Urine Strips or Test my Blood?

Many keto-diets require constant monitoring of blood or urine. Yuck.

Don’t worry, as a Fat-Burning Machine, we don’t ask you to use urine strips, test your blood daily or go for frequent metabolic testing at a laboratory.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Fat-Burning Machine?

When participants follow the Fat-Burning Machine program guidelines, they report noticing changes in as little as one week and typical is about three weeks. If you dabble in the program, implementing a few of the guidelines at a time or do it haphazardly, it will take longer.

Do I Have to Follow the Program a 100% to See Results?

The short answer is no. We’ve had numerous reports from people that follow the program most of the time – estimates at around 80-percent of the time – and they are achieving steady weight loss as well as improved health and wellness.

We’re not perfect (whatever that means) and we don’t expect you to be perfect. We wanted a diet that was easy to implement for a lifetime of results, and that’s why we designed the Fat-Burning Machine program.



Gale Bernhardt