Ratatouille Recipe


As many of you already know, eating the Fat-Burning Machine way is delicious and satisfying! In this post is a recipe from one of our original Fat-Burning Machines, Linda Kennedy.


Ratatouille Recipe

1/2 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

½ teaspoon olive oil

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

2 14.5-ounce cans stewed tomatoes

½ cup water

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 small eggplant, trimmed and very thinly sliced

1 zucchini, trimmed and very thinly sliced

1 yellow squash, trimmed and very thinly sliced

1 red pepper, sliced into thin rings

1 yellow pepper, sliced into thin rings

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon each fresh basil and thyme leaves, or to taste


¾ pound turkey sausage, browned…Read More »

Great Results are an Early Christmas Present for a Fat-Burning Machine



In January of 2018, I started in earnest on becoming a Fat Burning Machine. I have also done some other lifestyle changes but wanted you to know that my cholesterol ratio went from 5.2 to 3.5. My HDL (good cholesterol) went up, LDL (bad cholesterol) went down, and my triglycerides (which were at 295 due to genetics) are now 167!

I was considering getting on medications for the triglycerides and was very upset about it because I take no medications, just supplements.

Getting the blood test results yesterday felt like Christmas. I’m sure that Fat-Burning Machine was part of this change -…Read More »

Are skin tags an indication of insulin resistance?


While doing individual consulting with a person moving to the Fat-Burning Machine® diet, I recommended she visit her doctor for a checkup, bloodwork and a medication update. I also gave her a suggested list of questions to ask the doctor.

One of the results of the checkup was the doctor noted that she had more than 10 skin tags on her body –  an indication of insulin resistance. The doctor recommended she make immediate changes to her diet, directly in line with Fat-Burning Machine guidelines.

Skin tags are benign growths of skin, often characterized by a thin stalk called a peduncle.  They…Read More »

Overweight and Healthy? Not for Long.


I know people that are overweight and believe that as long as they don’t have high blood pressure or current signs of heart disease, they can continue on their merry way. They think, “Hey, my health markers are good! No reason for me to change my habits! I can eat anything I please!”

Not so fast.

In a study published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that slightly less than half the 6,809 people that were 30 pounds or more overweight went on to develop metabolic syndrome within 10 years of “good” blood pressure and other health…Read More »

Obesity is Increasing Cancer Risk in Young Adults


Obesity is more than a vanity issue – it is a serious health problem. We have known for quite some time that obesity is associated with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer in adults. Now there is evidence that obesity is shifting certain cancers to younger age groups.

A recent meta-analysis (a powerful study that combines results of several studies) has shown that cancers typically associated with people over the age of 50 are now reported with increasing frequency in young adults. The study reported, “In 2016, nearly 1 in 10 new breast cancer cases, and 1 in 4 new thyroid cancer…Read More »

Great Session on How to Become a Fat-Burning Machine


I received a wonderful invitation from the town of Frisco, Colorado to be a speaker as part of their town series. One of the managers at the Frisco Nordic Center, Bernie Frey, thought that this time of year is perfect to talk about health, wellness, fitness and how people can turn their bodies into Fat-Burning Machines. I was happy to speak at the Nordic Center, now managed by Olympian Jim Galanes.

There was a great turn out, with a wide range of people including non-athletes and athletes as well. Everyone was so friendly and inclusive. There were so many great questions, my normal…Read More »

January 2018 Registration Ends Today



If you want to change your body from fat-storing mode into a Fat-Burning Machine, the step by step plan begins this week. If you have any of the issues listed in the featured image, this course is for you.

The members that join the initial online course receive special pricing and lifetime benefits that won’t be offered again.

Don’t get left out, get started at the registration link HERE. 

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3 Tips to Get Your Kids (and Other Family Members) to Eat Healthy Foods


Trying to get kids to eat healthy foods can seem like an impossible task for parents. Heck, trying to get yourself to eat healthy foods can seem impossible. We are bombarded with sugary, processed foods at every turn. These foods are highly palatable and they can be addicting for some people.

How do you win the battle against junk food? These three tips can help:

Your palate is trainable. Obesity researchers know that humans have a predisposition to accept sweet tastes and reject sour and bitter tastes. However, our palates are…Read More »

Just 5% Body Weight Loss Cuts Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk


What does 5% weight loss look like?

If you currently weigh 150 pounds, losing just 7.5 pounds may help reduce your breast cancer risk. At 190 pounds, losing just 9.5 pounds is 5%. For round numbers, let’s say that if you weigh some 150 to 200 pounds, losing some 7.5 to 10 pounds can cut your risk for breast cancer. This is a relatively small weight loss range that results in tremendous benefits.

The numbers come from research that looked at 61,335 postmenopausal women between the age of 50 and 75 who had no history of breast cancer and had normal mammography…Read More »

5 Ways to Know Which Diet is Best for You


A quick search of the term “diet books” on Amazon yields 240,820 results. No wonder people have a hard time trying to figure out what diet is best. I think it is fair to say that there isn’t one diet that is best for every person on the planet. But how do you know what diet is best for you?

In this column are five ways to know if any particular diet is good for you.

  1. A Diet That’s Not a Diet

If you want long-term, sustainable results, you don’t need a quick-fix diet. Rather, you’re looking for an eating plan (a…Read More »