5 Fat-Burning Tips from Europe that You Can Use Today

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands to attend an international sport congress meeting. In the four days I was in Rotterdam, I noticed a stark difference between the local citizens and those in many other countries. I saw very few overweight people and only one obese person. One.

According to data compiled by Insider Monkey, the Netherlands rank number 6 in the 11 thinnest, skinniest and fittest countries in the world. The overweight population in country is only 13.3%. In sharp contrast, five states in the USA have obesity rates that exceed…Read More »

Is corn okay, if it’s organic?

Follower R.A. noticed that corn doesn’t appear on any of the lists of approved vegetables. The question, “Is corn okay if it’s organic?” is a good one.

Corn is a high carbohydrate vegetable. A ½-cup serving of corn has the same glycemic load as a baked potato with no skin and contains even more carbohydrates than the potato. If you want to eat corn, use it as a replacement for one of your carbohydrate options. For example, rather than eating a serving of bread, rice, beans, quinoa or fruit, you can have a serving of corn (1/2-cob or…Read More »

If You Count Carbs, Don’t Lie to Yourself About Alcohol

You can follow the Fat-Burning Machine program without counting calories or carbohydrates. Just follow the simple food guidelines in the book.

There are people that prefer to tally carbohydrates as one way to stay on track. In my Fat-Burning Machine class, I recommend beginning at 100 to 150 grams. This is a good starting spot for many people. You can make adjustments from there, deciding what value range makes you feel best.

If you count carbohydrate grams, I don’t want you to lie to yourself.

Let me explain.

A question from David:

Q: Hey Gale, I know you don’t push calorie-counting or…Read More »

Two Tips to Deal with People that Sabotage Your Weight Loss Success with Food-Love

For some people, food means love. They might give food as a symbol of love. Others want to over serve you, or fill your plate with giant portions of food as a way of saying, “I love you!”

There are other reasons people might want to do the things listed above, but let’s concentrate on the friends and family members that love you.

The first example, is a friend of yours brings cake, cookies or candy to your desk and presents it as a gift. “Look what I brought you!” they say with a big smile.

Now what do you do?

 

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Best Fruits: Lowest Sugar, Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load

 

I received a great question from a Fat-Burning Machine Facebook follower. Rana asked about the list of fruits shown in the book, “Become a Fat-Burning Machine.” The question was:

Hi, do you have a more detailed fruit list on what is high/med/low sugar. The list in the book does not cover all the fruits. Thx!!!

In the book, I get people started with a chart of high-, medium- and low-sugar fruits. It is a starting point to help new Fat-Burners rein in sugar consumption. Notice that in the meal and snack guidelines, a serving of fruit is always paired…Read More »

Three Habits that Make You Fat

 

Here are three habits that might be contributing to your increasing waistline.

Habit #1: Eat foods that promote fat storage.

Your body is designed to store fat for survival purposes. When we wandered the earth without easy access to food, our bodies needed a way to ensure survival until the next food cache became available. Most diets ignore this fact and that’s why they don’t work.

Solution: The human body was also designed to burn fat in order to  survive. If you use fat-burning strategies to your advantage, you can turn your body into a Fat-Burning Machine.

Habit #2: Ignore metabolic syndrome symptoms….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 »

6 Ways to Beat Your Sugar Addiction

You’ve hit the 3 p.m. slump and you’re fighting to stay awake during the last couple hours of work. You start to dig around looking for something to give you a little bolt of energy and you find those delicious chocolate-covered pretzels calling your name. You say “I’ll have just one” but that one turns into the whole bag! And your taste buds keep craving more. You’re plagued with sugar addiction!

You’re in luck. You can escape your sugar addiction. It can be tricky, but with will and determination, you can overcome your sweet-tooth cravings and fall into…Read More »

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Is Yogurt Good or Bad?

Yogurt is definitely one of America’s most confusing, go-to “healthy” foods. In an effort to meet America’s demand for variety and flavor – and most often the demand for low-fat and low-calories foods – companies are working overtime to add more choices. More recently Greek style yogurt has become very popular, but Americans want to keep the calorie counts down.

In another column I’ll tell you why aiming for low-calorie options is sabotaging your attempts to lose weight. Until then, you’ll have to trust me that aiming for very low-calorie counts is not your goal.

Which yogurt choices help us…Read More »