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 »

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Is Fruit Good or Bad for Your Health?

Do you know anyone that is constantly eating fruit and they can’t figure out why they can’t lose weight? Maybe you’re one of these people?

Many people think that any food that is “natural” is good for you. It is a myth that just because something exists in nature, it is good for you. For example, poison ivy is “natural” and it’s definitely not good for you.

Of course fruit isn’t poison in the same way that poison ivy is poisonous, but, too much fruit – especially in the wrong form – can cause big blood sugar spikes followed by big…Read More »

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Healthy Fruit: Rethinking the Way You Think About Fruit

“Fruit is natural, so it must be good for you.”

While I never really liked vegetables until recently, I have always loved fruit. All types of fruits–apples, oranges, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, bananas, strawberries. In the summer, my favorite meal was a huge fruit salad. I would buy whole watermelons, chop them up and just eat them throughout the day.

How bad could it be for me? Even if it is sweet, the sugar in fruit is natural, not processed. God-given from the tree or the vine, right? I thought I should be able to eat it in unlimited quantities. After…Read More »

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Egg Health: Are They Good or Bad for You?

Egg lovers rejoice! You don’t need to eliminate eggs from your diet.

You’ve probably heard that eggs – in particular egg yolk – are high in cholesterol. If you are a long-time, low-fat, dieter then you might be aware that egg yolk contains all of the fat in an egg where as egg whites are pure protein.

I suspect that many of you have been avoiding eggs because you’ve been concerned getting heart disease and cutting calories by cutting fat. But there’s no need to eliminate eggs from your diet. Let’s clear up the confusion once and for all—so you…Read More »

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What Causes Food Cravings?

Put your food cravings to an end.

Many of us have commented that we have an intense, urgent or abnormal desire for a particular food. A study in The Journal of Nutrition found that 97 percent of women and 67 percent of men reported episodes of food cravings. Scientists have looked at what foods people desire and tried to unravel why it is we crave particular foods. Is the desire driven by actual physical needs – I’m low on iron so I crave a steak? Or, is a particular food lust all in our head?

Rewards, the Brain and…Read More »