Advertising Coke and 7Up to Mothers

Does it seem absurd to run an advertising campaign to get mothers of infants to serve up sugary soda to their babies?

It does seem ridiculous now; but at one time, it was the goal of advertising executives to convince parents that sugary drinks were perfect for infants and children.

The ad copy on the ad above read in part, “This young man is 11 months old and he isn’t our youngest customer by any means. For 7Up is so pure, so wholesome, you can even give it to babies and feel good about it.”

Yes, that’s right – feed your…Read More »

The Fat-Burning Machine™ Story

Helping people succeed is the focus of my business, and the essence of my life’s purpose. It’s what I do. My name is Gale Bernhardt.

For over 30 years I’ve coached athletes at all levels of sport; from professionals to those who just want to stay healthy and fit. What I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter whether your goal is the Olympics or to simply get the most out of life, diet and exercise are the keys to success.

The problem is that the so-called “experts” have over-complicated weight-loss and fitness.  Their prescriptions have become too confusing and — frankly — unrealistic for normal, busy folks like us.

In 2014…Read More »

Up to 76% of the World Population is Overfat. We Can Change that One Person at a Time.

Because up to 76% of the world population is overfat, more than likely you or someone you know is a member of that statistic.

Researchers reported earlier this year that up to 76 percent of the world’s population may be overfat. The same researchers have focused their efforts on data from 30 of the top developed countries, with even more alarming findings that up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent of children may be overfat!

From the graphic obtained from the study, you can see that researchers squarely put the blame on bad diets. The wrong diet induces…Read More »

Recent study linked artificial sweetener use to increased risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

Most people consume artificial sweeteners with the main goal to reduce calories and lose weight or control weight. If you consume these fake sweeteners, I’ll bet the reason is you believe they help you lose weight – right?

The concept of fewer calories consumed equals sure weight loss is a concept that has recently come under high scrutiny. We have learned that not all calories are equal. Food composition has a direct effect on hormones and metabolism.

Artificial sweeteners help weight loss – or – aid in weight gain?

If the goal for the use of artificial sweeteners is to aid…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 »

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 »

Are You Emotional Eating or Hungry?

We must feed our bodies in order to sustain life. Food is an absolute necessity. A part of our pre-programmed survival mechanism, there is actually a hunger hormone, ghrelin, that stimulates our urge to eat. When the urge to eat is associated with a need to sustain life, that’s a good thing.

For some of us, an urge to eat is linked to emotions and not signals from our bodies. Maybe you’ve never thought about this before? Why are you eating?

Are you eating because you are hungry and need to sustain life or because you are emotional?

Emotional Eating vs. Hungry

Here’s…Read More »