80 Names for Sugar

In one of my recent Fat Burning classes, each person brought in a processed, packaged food. I’m not talking about junk food like Twinkies – but foods that are marketed to seem “healthy.” One of the participants brought in a product that was given away in the goodie bag at a very popular race 10K race. The illusion for the consumer is “this product is healthy and good for athletes.”

What we did is examine the label for added sugar to the product. Using the 80 Names for Sugar as a guide, we found that five(!) different sugars…Read More »

6 Ways to Beat Your Sugar Addiction

You’ve hit the 3 p.m. slump and you’re fighting to stay awake during the last couple hours of work. You start to dig around looking for something to give you a little bolt of energy and you find those delicious chocolate-covered pretzels calling your name. You say “I’ll have just one” but that one turns into the whole bag! And your taste buds keep craving more. You’re plagued with sugar addiction!

You’re in luck. You can escape your sugar addiction. It can be tricky, but with will and determination, you can overcome your sweet-tooth cravings and fall into…Read More »

Are all fats the same?

Fat is fat, right? The fast and easy answer is no. All fats are not the same and some are terrible for your health. Right up front, manufactured trans fats added to processed drinks and foods are awful for your health. The U.S. government has deemed that there is no safe level of consumption for trans fats and has ordered companies to remove them from processed foods by June 2018.

It’s important to your diet and health to avoid these fats. If you don’t know where these fats hide in your diet, let’s take a closer look.

Are All…Read More »

Poblano Pepper and Vegetable Chicken Soup Recipe

Keep warm as the weather cools down.

Packed with protein and vegetables, this chicken soup recipe is full of flavor and loaded with nutrients—which makes for a hearty, healthy and fat-burning dish! It’s easy to cook and fills you up your belly. Plus, it’s a perfect meal when the weather cools down or if you’re feeling a little ill. And I mustn’t forget how well it freezes!

Poblano Pepper and Vegetable Chicken Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 3 cups of water
  • 4 medium poblano peppers (seeded and diced)
  • 32 ounces of low-sodium chicken stock
  • ½- to 1-pound bag of baby carrots
  • 1 pound of sliced…Read More »
  • Fall Into Fat Burning Machine

    Summer barbecues are gone and the holiday season is around the corner. There’s no better time than now to fall into a fat burning machine.

    It’s not too hot or too cold outside, so there’s no excuse. Fall is a perfect time to do a reset and take steps toward the weight loss you desire – and deserve. Purge your mind of three key misconceptions.

    DIETS WORK. I’M THE PROBLEM. On most diets people typically lose weight the first week or so, but fail on a long-term basis. Most people think it is their fault for being overweight. They think, “I…Read More »

    Bacon-wrapped Drumsticks

    The good news is in! Chicken skin and dark meat actually holds some nutritional value.

    When everyone was avoiding fat, the chicken drumstick got a bad rap. Poultry dark meat was shunned for the leaner white meat—and most people discarded chicken skin as well.

    Here’s the facts: Chicken dark meat is richer in nutrients and contains more zinc and iron than white meat. Zinc is a trace mineral that’s found in every cell of your body and is needed for growth and reproduction. Zinc supports the immune system, heals wounds, and helps maintain your sense of taste and smell. Iron…Read More »

    Good Reasons for Post-Menopausal Women to Eat the Fat Burning Machine™ Way

    If you are a post-menopausal woman and want to INCREASE your chances for chronic inflammation and cardiovascular disease, simply eat a high-carbohydrate diet and lead a sedentary lifestyle.

    It is well known that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in post-menopausal women. Additionally, it is known that inflammation is involved in the process of plaque build-up in the arteries and a marker for heart disease. One of the measures doctors use to measure inflammation is a blood marker called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP.)

    A new study out of Brazil looked at 95 post-menopausal women and found that the women…Read More »

    Back-to-School Lunch Made Fun

    Move over traditional lunches. School lunches made the Fat-Burning Machine way can be fun and really delicious.

    In addition to being a top student in high school, Brooke Kennedy is very creative in the kitchen too. Her mother, Linda, tells us that Brooke is constantly experimenting and creating delicious Fat-Burning Machine foods for the family.

    She is sharing a couple of her favorite recipes with us, Cucumber Roll-Ups and Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nut Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Cookies.

    Cucumber Roll-ups

    Ingredients

    • 1 cucumber
    • Hummus (your choice of flavors)
    • ½ red bell pepper
    • ½ yellow bell pepper
    • ½ avocado
    • Sliced chicken or turkey lunch meat
    • Shredded carrots
    • Toothpicks

    Directions

    10 Labor Day Barbecue Tips

    For most, Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer activities and the beginning of fall events. It is often a weekend of fun, family and picnics. If you are aiming to stay on your Fat Burning Machine track, here are a few tips that can help keep you happy and in control.

    Labor Day Barbecue Tips

    Look at your fist before filling your plate

    Did you know your stomach is about the size of your fist? Your stomach does have the ability to stretch to about 40 times the size of your fist in order to accommodate large fluid…Read More »

    Fruit Salad: Is It Fat Burning or Fat Storing?

    For many people, consuming a fruit salad seems like a good idea because fruit is “all natural.”

    Here is a basic recipe:

    • 1/2 cup of watermelon balls
    • 1/2 cup of cantaloupe balls
    • 1/2 cup of honeydew balls
    • 1/3 cup of strawberry halves
    • 1/2 banana

    Seems like a calorie bargain at only 161 calories for the entire recipe.

    Fruit Salad: Is It Fat Burning or Fat Storing?

    Fat Burning Machine students know that it’s not all about calories. Food affects hormones, including insulin. Insulin is nick-named “the fat storing hormone.” Insulin is released in response to food and the more carbohydrates, and in particular sugar, the…Read More »