I had heard of The Fat Burning Kitchen before, but I didn’t really give it much attention until it was actually recommended by a friend of mine. She said it had really opened her eyes to the amount of crap – often sneakily disguised as ‘health foods’ – we put into our mouths.
My friend’s enthusiasm sparked my interest in the book. After reading through the lengthy sales page (which makes some interesting points), I decided to give the Fat Burning Kitchen a try. For a price of just $10 (last time I checked it still goes for that price) and with a 60 day 100% money back guarantee, I figured it was worth a try. Here’s my review…
- 1 What is The Fat Burning Kitchen
- 2 Part 1: Start the Cleanout
- 3 Part 2: How to Stock Your Fat-Burning Kitchen
- 4 Who are Mike Geary and Catherine Ebeling
- 5 What I liked about The Fat Burning Kitchen
- 6 What I didn’t like
- 7 Conclusion
- 8 What others are saying about the Fat Burning Kitchen
What is The Fat Burning Kitchen
The ‘Fat Burning Kitchen’ is a 123 page e-book that was co-authored by Mike Geary and Catherine Ebeling. It’s not your typical diet book. For one thing, this is definitely not a recipe book. Although there are some recipes (I love the ‘Nutty Energy Snack’ as a pre-workout fuel booster), they are few and far between. If you’re looking for step-by-step recipes this book is not for you. My favorite source of fat-burning recipes is Metabolic Cooking.
What The Fat Burning Kitchen is… is a nutrition guide, and a pretty in-depth one at that. For me, the power of this e-book is that it clearly explains why certain foods are should be avoided and why some of the diet myths out there are so wrong. This has caused a big boost in my motivation to start eating cleaner and healthier. Motivation is a huge part of changing your (eating) habits… which, in turn, is the only thing that leads to lasting fat loss.
The Fat Burning Kitchen is divided into two parts:
Part 1: Start the Cleanout
The first part ‘Start the cleanout’ kick’s off with a ‘Important intro’ section. This explains why you should stop counting calories, the importance of ‘nutrient density’ and why you should ditch the Standard American Diet (S.A.D) and start eating more whole foods.
After the intro it dives into which foods you should ban from your kitchen if you truly want to lose weight. This includes a lot of foods many people believe are healthy, like diet shakes, protein bars, vegetable oils and high fiber cereals.
There is a lot of misleading (or just plain false) information out there on what foods are healthy and what you should be eating if you want to lose weight. Sadly, a lot of this information was put there by the diet industry itself.
I think part 1 of the Fat Burning Kitchen does a good job of explaining why certain foods are not as healthy as advertised and why you should be avoiding them.
Overview of the chapters of part 1:
IMPORTANT INTRO – PLEASE READ FIRST
Chapter 1: Foods made with refined flour and corn products
Chapter 2: Food and drinks containing high fructose corn syrup
Chapter 3: Margarines, vegetable oils, trans fats, Crisco
Chapter 4: Artificial Sweetners – Splenda, NutraSweet, Saccharin
Chapter 5: Commercial Pasteurized Dairy
Chapter 6: Commercially raised meats; farm-raised fish
Chapter 7: Soymilk, tofu, TVP
Chapter 8: Sports/Energy Drinks
Chapter 9: Energy Bars
Chapter 10: Processed Foods, Weight-loss meals, Diet Snacks, and Diet Desserts
Part 2: How to Stock Your Fat-Burning Kitchen
After removing all the bad foods from your kitchen chances are that your fridge and storage will be looking pretty empty. Mine were. That’s why part 2 focuses on stocking up on healthy, nutrient rich whole foods that will form the basis for your fat burning kitchen.
Not only is the book very specific about the foods you should be stocking up on… it also goes into a lot of detail to explain why you should be eating these foods (and avoiding others).
Overview of the chapters of part 2:
Chapter 11: High quality – protein-grass fed beef or bison, wild caught fish, free-range chicken, whole (free-range) eggs
Chapter 12: Raw dairy milk and cheese
Chapter 13: Grass fed dairy butter, coconut oil, lard
Chapter 14: Nuts-Almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia nuts
Chapter 15: Avocados
Chapter 16: Organic berries
Chapter 17: Organic dark green leafy vegetables
Chapter 18: Healthy Sweeteners: Real Maple Syrup, Raw honey, Stevia
Chapter 19: Healthy real Food Energy Bars
Chapter 20: Dark Chocolate
Chapter 21: Herb Teas
Chapter 22: Items to Keep in Your Kitchen
Chapter 23: The Transformation Has Begun
The Fat Burning Kitchen ends with a special bonus section called ‘The Advanced Nutritional Fat-Burning Blueprint: The 23-Day Accelerated Fat Loss Plan’.
Who are Mike Geary and Catherine Ebeling
Mike Geary has been a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for almost 10 years now. He has been studying nutrition and exercise for almost 20 years, ever since being a young teenager.
Besides The Fat Burning Kitchen Mike has written numerous other diet and fitness books, including ‘The Truth about Six Pack Abs and ‘The Top 101 Foods That Fight Aging‘.
Catherine Ebeling is a fit 50-year-old mother of three teenagers. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant. She has studied nutrition, food allergies, and weight loss in depth for the last 25 years.
After discovering she herself had food allergies and gluten sensitivity, Catherine was motivated to study more about nutrition, vitamin deficiencies and related health issues, and has made it her life‘s work.
What I liked about The Fat Burning Kitchen
The book does a good job of explaining which foods you should include in a healthy fat burning diet… and WHY. As I wrote earlier, for me this information provided a motivational boost to change my eating habits for the better. Especially the chapters about wheat, fats and soy were eye-openers for me.
The Fat Burning Kitchen will change the way you look at food forever. You will probably find yourself wanting to make some drastic changes to your eating habits after you have read it.
The chapters are well laid-out. Besides the nutritional info they also provide interesting asides like how to cook leafy greans correctly and how to make your own ‘Nutty Energy Snacks’.
Mike Geary and Catherine Ebeling have clearly done a ton of research to put this e-book together. For me the extensive info it provided was definitely worth the small price I paid for it.
What I didn’t like
It would have been nice to have some more info on how to combine these foods into actual meals (a.k.a. recipes).
The sales page has this urgency thing where it says you only have 15 minutes to buy the book at a price of $10. I don’t really like these kinds of scare tactics. Guess what. If the timer runs out simply refresh the page and it will start over.
The Fat Burning Kitchen is an extensive nutrition resource. It covers in a lot of detail why some foods are a lot less healthy than you thought they were. You also learn what foods you should be eating if you want lasting, healthy fat loss… and why.
The Fat Burning Kitchen is a nutrition guide, not a recipe book. If you are looking step-by-step recipes which combine the foods mentioned in TFBK into actual meals I recommend you check out Metabolic Cooking.
For me personally TFBK contained a lot of eye-openers. It has motivated me to ditch a lot of the processed foods I had been (unconsciously) eating and replace them with more natural, nutrient rich foods. This, combined with regular workouts, has had a huge impact on my health, fitness, energy levels and of course my body fat percentage.
If you want to start making healthier food choices and lose weight naturally, without calorie counting, this e-book is definitely worth the measly $10 you pay for it.
Click here to download it now.
What others are saying about the Fat Burning Kitchen
It’s always hard to find honest reviews online that aren’t just pitching the product they are reviewing. I did manage to find the review below by someone who sounds like she’s actually read the book.