Featured on Good Morning America: Jump-Start Your 2016 Weight-Loss With ‘Fat-Burning Machine’ Diet Tips

Mike Berland and Deborah Roberts of Good Morning America share the top strategies for getting a jump-start on weight loss in 2016 using the principals of the Fat-Burning Machine 12-week diet and exercise program. Berland puts Robert through the Miracle Intervals developed by former Olympic coach, Gale Berland and demonstrates how easy it is to flip the switch and train your body to be a Fat-Burning Machine….Read More »

Food and Diet Journal

Five Ways to Prepare Now for Weight Loss Success in 2016

1.Make the commitment to be your best, most healthy self and write down your goal.

It always helps me to have a goal in mind when I am working towards success.  In my political life, the goal is to win the election.  In my business life, the goal is to have impact – either change an attitude or behavior.  To achieve these goals and be successful, I would always start by writing a campaign plan or a business plan.  I would identify the key steps and milestones to track progress and away I would go.

In getting control over your weight, you…Read More »


A Great Strength Exercise You Can Do at Home

Beginning a strength training program doesn’t have to include a gym membership or the purchase of fancy  equipment. You can begin your program with simple, yet highly effective exercises. Let’s begin with a chair squat or chair sit.

As Cathy demonstrates in the first photo, face away from the chair with your feet roughly shoulder-width apart. Use a foot and leg position that feels natural for you. Using the muscles in your legs to control your motion, slowly sit down in the chair. Hold your arms loosely to the side. Notice how you could run a straight line from…Read More »


6 Exercise Fallacies That Make You Fat

You faithfully work out at the gym. You bike or run. You take exercise seriously, and think you’re doing everything right. So why aren’t you seeing progress on the scale? Why are you still struggling to lose the same pounds and inches? If you’re scared that you’re just stuck with the extra weight no matter what you do, here’s some good news. You might be inadvertently sabotaging your success because you don’t know these 5 big fat-burning facts about exercise.

FACT 1: Many of the machines lie!  You are not burning as many calories as you think you are.

Did you know…Read More »


Kick-start Your Exercise Program

Do you worry that exercise has to be intense and painful to achieve results? Have you tried and given up on exercise programs because you just ran out of steam? It doesn’t have to be that way.

First of all, understand why you’re exercising in the first place. It’s not so you can jump through hoops or wear yourself out. It’s so you can live a high quality life—whatever that means for you. Being fit means being able to go for a pleasant bike ride. It means being able to play with your kids and grandkids. It…Read More »


Don’t like to exercise? 5 ways to get motivated.

I don’t like exercising. Never have, never will.  Here are 5 insights that guide my exercise habits:

    30 minutes is all it takes. I am never so busy that I don’t have 30 minutes to exercise. There are so many excuses of why not to exercise–too busy, too tired, too late. I have to keep reminding myself that it only takes 30 minutes to stay a Fat-Burning Machine.
    So ask yourself, “Do I really not have 30 minutes in your day for myself?” Of course you do—and it will keep your fat burning switch in the “on”…Read More »