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What are the Differences Between Paleo, Keto and Fat-Burning Machine Diets?


I know the differences between different diets can be confusing. I thought the easiest way to look at the differences between three of the most popular eating plans is to put them on a chart.

The food category is the left column of the chart, then each eating program is across the top of the chart. The differences between each eating program is marked by allowed, excluded (or not allowed) and limited.

You will notice the only item on the chart that is excluded from the Fat-Burning Machine program is sugar. There are six other categories that are considered limited. Let me…Read More »


How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Eating a Cup of Sugar


The Thanksgiving meal is a wonderful time to enjoy family and friends. The social aspects of the day are certainly most important – much more important than consuming large and uncomfortable quantities of food.

Participants in my Fat-Burning Machine class were shocked to know that people eating a typical Thanksgiving meal will consume nearly a cup of sugar.  A cup! They were also surprised to know that with some modifications, they could still enjoy wine, pie and whipped cream.

I’m attaching a chart below that details the amount of fat, carbohydrate, sugar, protein and calories in a typical Thanksgiving meal. Below the…Read More »

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The Dangers of a High Sugar Diet – Visual and Graphic


(Forewarned. There are graphic images of the damage sugar causes to human limbs. Continue at your own discretion.)

Before getting into the column, I have to tell you that I thought long and hard about posting this column. This is not my typical column content. At the same time, I felt the need to be bluntly honest about the risks of excess sugar consumption. I wanted the same bluntness that occurs with the risks of smoking.

When I was in grade school, I remember having presentations on the dangers of smoking. Instructors would bring glass boxes into class. One box contained…Read More »

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Yogurt Labels – How You can be Mislead by Serving Size and Calories


In a previous post I compared two yogurt labels, different brands, where both serving sizes were 1 cup. One of the yogurts had nearly seven teaspoons of sugar in it!

In today’s post, I want to compare three yogurts from the same company – Dannon. The first yogurt is the Activia fat-free blueberry flavor, the second one is the plain whole milk, and the final one is whole fat plain Greek yogurt.

The first thing I find incredibly annoying and misleading is that the serving size for the Activa is 4 ounces, while the other two yogurts have serving sizes of…Read More »

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Fat-Burning Machine is Going Live!

I’m excited to let you know that I’m going to do live training! It is an Accelerated Fat-Burning Machine course that lasts for 10 weeks. Let me know if there is a time that works best for you. (Survey link at the bottom.)

Over the last couple of years, I’ve done live training courses for local people. While the book is a great resource, I have found that many people want more guidance – a step-by-step plan with “bite-sized goals” to become a Fat-Burning Machine. Additionally people want to have a trusted source for questions. The most asked questions include those…Read More »


Fat Burning Tablets Lead to Acute Liver Failure


Sadly, there is a segment of product marketing that sells people the idea that fat burning and weight loss is as easy as popping pills. These pills, marketed as dietary supplements with no regulation, prey on people desperate to lose weight.

Doctors in one clinic concluded that these fat burning pills were the cause of admission to their clinic. The first patient developed acute liver failure and required a liver transplant. A second patient required several surgeries to address severe liver bleeding. The third patient mentioned in the abstract report was treated for two separate episodes of fat-burner-pill induced liver…Read More »

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Food Labels can be off by 20 Percent


If you once were, or still are, a calorie-counter you may be surprised to know that food labels are allowed to be off by as much as 20%. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Nutrition Labeling Guide notes that for calories, sugars, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, food manufacturers are considered in compliance if they are within 20% of the value shown on the label.

For example, if you select a packaged snack that contains 100 calories – that snack could contain up to 120 calories and still be within federal labeling guidelines. A 150-calorie snack could contain…Read More »


Is the Fat-Burning Machine Method Optimal for Treating Metabolic Disease?     


When I read that researchers at the Universities of British Columbia and Toronto in Canada proposed that restricting carbohydrates and combining this eating strategy with high-intensity interval training (Miracle Intervals), I was thrilled.

Three years ago when we were working on the Fat-Burning Machine methodology, we knew of no one that was combining an eating strategy with exercise. After we saw success with Mike and then participants in two pilot programs, I tried to get a university to study the Fat-Burning Machine one-two punch. I couldn’t get anyone to take on the project.

Now, Canadian researchers are hypothesizing that the very…Read More »


3 Halloween Tips to Avoid Regret


It probably won’t be a surprise that Halloween is the biggest holiday for candy makers. They rake in 8% of annual sales during Halloween. Understandably, you don’t want to be the one house in the neighborhood handing out carrot sticks.

At the same time, you don’t want the profits of candy makers to be displayed around your waist. After all, they enjoy great financial benefits by helping to make you fat. And, if they can get you hooked on the sweet stuff, they stand to profit for many weeks to come.

So how can you participate in the holiday without wrecking…Read More »