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 »


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 »


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 »

How to Beat Heat Illness

As temperatures rise and you get involved in outdoor activity, your body takes action to keep cool – you sweat. As sweat evaporates off of your skin, it is this mechanism that creates a cooling effect. This cooling effect helps keep your body, and all the internal organs, within a fairly narrow temperature range.

Sometimes, when the temperature and humidity gets high or when you spend a lot of time in the heat, the body’s cooling mechanisms can’t keep up. In the best case you feel hot and look for a place to escape from the heat. The worst case…Read More »

Mike Shares His Top Fat-Burning Machine Foods on Dr. Oz

On May 5, 2016, Mike shared with Dr. Oz the top 10 summer Fat-Burning Machine foods. Plus, Danielle Polansky’s Secret Yogurt Sauce recipe from the book is featured as well. We love your feedback! Sample one of the delicious recipes from the the book and let us know what you think.

Watch the Video from Dr. Oz:

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Gale Shares How to Lose Fat on iHeart Radio

Ditching the idea about low-fat, low-calorie diets is hard. Gale Bernhardt explains how to leave these habits behind to lose fat and gain energy with host Melanie Young on the April 18, 2016 iHeart Radio episode of Fearless, Fabulous You.

Diet alone can help people shed excess weight, but when combined with smart exercise – Miracle Intervals – the results are even better. Watch this episode to learn more.

Note: Gale is the second guest on the broadcast, following Dr. Alison Kay.

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Mike Shares With Fox 32 Chicago the Nitty Gritty on Weight Loss

Fox 32 Chicago interviews Mike about the easy, practical Fat-Burning Machine weight loss plan that changed his life. He talks about Miracle Intervals and how short bouts of speed with generous rest can have a big impact on your weight loss plan. He also talks about eating fat – healthy fat – so that you can lose weight the healthy way. His mom, Jan, was in the audience and she’s lost 67 pounds!

Watch the video below, or click here to visit the Fox 32 Chicago post.

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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 »


Putting the Presidential Candidates (and America) on a Diet

Reposted from The New York Times, by Katherine Rosman  |  Dec. 11, 2015
To view the original article, click here.

At the wooden kitchen table in his rambling home in the horse country of Waccabuc, N.Y., Mike Berland, a crisis manager, public-opinion researcher and veteran political pollster, assessed the so-far lackluster campaign performance of Jeb Bush, the Republican presidential candidate.

Mr. Berland, who has worked for the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Michael R. Bloomberg, is certain he has identified Mr. Bush’s key problem: He is not eating enough fat.

“The Paleo diet is not helping him come across as an…Read More »