Start A New Lifestyle

Start a New Lifestyle, Not a Diet!
As we near the end of 2022, many people are reflecting on their past year and for some of us that means making decisions about our lifestyle and diet. If you eat a healthy diet then you don’t need more of those countless diets. Those extra pounds disappear along the way, and your body becomes more toned and defined. Dietary frustration and the dreaded yo-yo effect are things of the past. The nagging thoughts of how to lose weight can finally be put at ease. The Metabolic Balance plan will help you with all of this! Rather than a diet, this plan is a lifestyle that can help you lose weight and maintain that weight loss! Start the new year with a new mindset and lifestyle by giving one of our Metabolic Balance coaches a call.

Personalized Nutrition For You

We firmly believe that eating smart is about eating the right foods for YOU.

You are unique. Your biochemistry is unique to you. Your food needs to be unique to you too.

We use your blood test results to identify the right foods for you and then together with your certified Metabolic Balance coach, you’ll create the lifestyle you need to know for balance, well-being and long-term health.

Start eating intelligently and begin your total body reset today.

To get started connect with one of our many experienced coaches by visiting our website!

Cholesterol

Our diets affect our cholesterol levels and can help lower our risk of developing diseases. It’s important to point out that cholesterol is not always the bad guy though. We all need cholesterol to be healthy as it is the vital building block for our metabolism, cells and hormones. But of course it needs to be balanced. Balance is everything when you are talking about cholesterol!

The Heart Foundation advises following a heart-healthy eating pattern, which involves consuming a mix of fresh, minimally processed meals while reducing highly processed items like takeout meals, baked goods, chocolate, chips, and sugary drinks. Not only can you maintain an interesting and healthy diet, but following that advice will also give your body the nutrients it needs.

A heart-healthy eating pattern includes:

➡️ Plenty of vegetables, fruit, and whole grains

➡️ A variety of healthy protein-rich foods (especially fish and seafood), legumes (such as beans and lentils), nuts and seeds 

➡️ Unsweetened milk, yoghurt, and cheese in the healthy amounts. 

➡️ Healthy fats and oils. Choose nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, and their oils for cooking

➡️ Herbs and spices to flavour foods, rather than adding salt

Pay attention to how much you are eating as well! Portion sizes have grown over the last 50 years, and nowadays many of us eat more than we need – which raises cholesterol and increases the risk of heart disease.

Talk to your local Metabolic Balance coach about how changing your lifestyle can balance your cholesterol.

Health for the Whole Family

Leading a healthy lifestyle with your family doesn’t have to be boring! There are so many ways to make it enjoyable and educational – especially for young children. Check out some of our tips below:

✅ Give each family member their choice of a favorite meal once a week or once every two weeks
✅ Find ways to make fruits and veggies fun
✅ Get kids in on the cooking
✅ Introduce a new idea for healthy eating every week

Give your family and yourself a nutritional plan that is as special as you are and gets results. Get in touch with a local Metabolic Balance practitioner today!

Coach Spotlight: Stef Sojka, MPH, CHES

Nutrition started as a personal journey for Stef. Struggling with weight gain, blood sugar issues, and other food reactions, she delved into educating herself with answers she could not get from her doctors. She started looking for a program for her own nutritional needs that would also support her clients holistically, without needing medications, powders, or supplements to support a balanced body.

She started following her own personalized Metabolic Balance plan back in 2018 and in her own words: “I loved it from day one. I felt great on it. It’s very simple and if you follow it, it works.”

Stef has been working with Metabolic Balance since late 2018 with her online wellness programs via Zoom video sessions. She also has a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH), is a Board Certified Health Education Specialist (NCHEC), and holds certifications as a Metabolic Balance Coach, a Whole Health Practitioner, a Corporate Wellness Coach, a Precision Nutrition Coach, and is a RESTART Licensed Educator.

Magnesium

Magnesium is an element that is vital for the function of many enzymes in the human body. Magnesium deficiencies is widespread and does not only affect people who are very active, as is often assumed. The body requires more magnesium in various life situations, e.g. during pregnancy, as a competitive athlete, but also when taking certain medications or with excessive alcohol consumption and in stressful situations. According to studies, magnesium, when available in sufficient quantities, is said to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, strokes and diabetes. Foods rich in magnesium, such as green leafy vegetables, whole grain products and nuts, are a good way to supply the body with magnesium in a natural way.

Walnuts

Did you know that walnuts are a real super food? They contain the essential fatty linolenic acid (an omega-3 fat) which is one of the two essential fatty acids that humans need to obtain from their diet. Essential fatty acids are known to offer a whole range of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. They keep the heart healthy by helping the blood vessels be flexible, prevent arteriosclerosis and have a positive influence on cholesterol levels. Walnuts are very high in protein and therefore particularly great for vegetarians. A handful of walnuts (about 43g) provides 8g of protein. They are also among the richest sources of antioxidants that help protect against cancer. They are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E, pantothenic acid and important minerals such as zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, iron and calcium. Walnuts also boost digestion, as they are very rich in fiber.