Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Meal Without Eating a Cup(!) of Sugar and Still Enjoy Wine, Pie and Whipped Cream

 

You can enjoy Thanksgiving without putting on an additional 5 pounds and I will show you how.

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 typical meal is a Fat-Burning Machine modified meal.

In a typical meal, I included a couple…Read More »

Try a Fat-Burning Machine® Breakfast  

 

Can’t decide if the Fat-Burning Machine plan is right for you? How about just getting started? Try Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast options for three days and let me know what you think.

To begin, I suggest eating one of the three breakfast options listed in the chart. The main course is shown in the first column and each option for the main course is in the same row. For example, Option 1 is 2 whole eggs with 1/4 cup of fresh veggies. You have the choice in Option 1 to add 1/2 avocado and a slice of whole wheat toast if you’d…Read More »

Has anyone in your office ever told you or hinted that you are too fat?

 

Co-workers can be cruel or helpful. Sometimes they try to be helpful, but because they are unaware of insulin resistance they end up sabotaging your weight loss goals.

Read Mike’s heartbreaking personal story excerpt from  the book, Become a Fat-Burning Machine:

Many years ago, during a summer internship in New York, my boss heard that I was bothered by the weight I’d gained in college and how out of shape I was. He volunteered to be my trainer. I was young, so this didn’t seem weird to me at the time. I thought of it as a good way to spend more…Read More »

What do You Think about Fasting?

 

 

Q. Hi,

I’ve read the “Fat-Burning Machine” book with interest and I’m interested about your thoughts on (intermittent) fasting which should also provide sustainable weight loss (J. Fung: the complete guide to fasting).
Please note that I’m an Ironman triathlete (46) trying to lose some kilograms a natural (and legal) way without reducing performance too much.

Many thanks in advance!

Tom S.

A. Hi Tom,

Thanks for writing and asking questions about the Fat-Burning Machine plan. I haven’t read Jason’s book, but I attended the physician’s low-carb conference last year where he and many others spoke about fasting.

There are many different definitions for “fasting” protocols. I…Read More »

No-Noodle Spicy Zucchini Lasagna

 

You don’t need pasta to make lasagna taste great. Enjoy the flavor of spicy (or mild Italian sausage) in this no-noodle lasagna recipe filled with cheese and vegetables. The bake will produce a rich vegetable broth that can be spooned over each serving.

Ingredients

3 – 4 large zucchini

1 tablespoon salt

1 pound hot Italian sausage

1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1  green or red bell pepper, diced

1 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

24 oz. jar of organic tomato sauce

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 egg

1 (15 ounce) container of whole fat ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons chopped parsley (fresh is best)

1 (16 ounce) package…Read More »

Take the Quiz: Are You Addicted to Sugar?

 

 

Sugar and highly refined carbohydrates affect our waistlines, emotions, cravings and behaviors. Some of us are not aware of how powerful these foods can be – we only experience the results. Take this short quiz to see if you might be addicted to sugar and refined carbohydrates. After each question, select the answer that fits you best. Total the numbers to get a value between 10 and 30.

A. How often do you crave refined carbohydrates or sugary items like pastries, cookies, candy, white rice, soda, smoothies, sugary coffee drinks, pasta and bread?

  1. Rarely or never
  2. Occasionally
  3. Daily

B. Do you ever hide…Read More »

12 Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast Options

 

Breakfast on the Fat-Burning Machine program includes many options. In the left column of the graphic is three options to begin building the base of your breakfast meal. The second column gives topping ideas. The third and fourth columns are options for added fats and carbohydrates. On some days you may choose to have only the main course and toppings. On other days you may add a fat option, without added carbohydrates. On other days you may want added carbohydrate and no added fats. On mornings when you are extra hungry, you may decide to have the main course, toppings,…Read More »

Vegetable Chips – Are They Healthy?

 

Today’s added sugar food is from Sprouts Farmers Market – Roasted & Salted Mixed Vegetable Chips. People may think that roasted veggies must be healthy, it’s vegetables! Surely no one would add sugar to vegetables, right?

Not so fast.

The eighth ingredient, by weight, is fructose. Sugar.

In every serving size that is a ¾ cup, there is one teaspoon of sugar (fructose) added.

Never assume that sugar is not in a processed food unless you look at the label and verify….Read More »

Energy Drinks and Junk Food May Pose Unique Dangers to Teen Development

 

I think there should be a skull and crossbones marker on energy drinks and junk food. I doubt any manufacturer will agree with me, but I suspect many parents will.

Any parent of a teenager will tell you that teens are still developing in many ways. In a word, they are immature. The concern is the effects of additives and junk food on developing brains and bodies.

High consumption of one additive, in particular, taurine, has been linked to adverse effects on learning and memory in young and adolescent mice. For females, there is also an increase in alcohol consumption. Of course,…Read More »