Start This Holiday Week Off Right!

After this strange and often unreal year 2020, we are thinking more than ever about what is important: friendship, solidarity, love – and of course health and well-being. We from Metabolic Balance are happy to contribute to the last two points with our personalized nutrition plans. In this sense, we wish you all the best for the Christmas week –  enjoy it and stay healthy!

Happy 4th Advent!

We wish everyone a beautiful 4th Advent!
Now all the candles are burning and soon it will be Christmas Eve. Admittedly, this pandemic means that Christmas and all holidays will be vert different this year. Nevertheless, we hope that you have a relaxing and happy last Advent Sunday! No matter what you do today – we wish you wonderful hours with your loved ones whether in person or virtual!

Happy 2nd Advent!

Today marks the second week of Advent with two candles shining brightly on the Advent wreath.

We are in the middle of the Christmas season and here’s an important question for those following their Metabolic Balance plan … How are you doing? Are you being tempted by Christmas treats and drinks around you? Can you resist? Or is it hard for you to stick to your plan? We at Metabolic Balance recommend that you should not be too strict with yourself in the run-up to Christmas. Stick to the Metabolic Balance rules, stay as close to the plan as possible, but also enjoy the Christmas season with one or two cheats. It is important to do this in moderation and to deviate from the plan a little bit only once a week.

Enjoy the Christmas Season

Unfortunately, Christmas markets and parties will be cancelled this year but that doesn’t mean celebrations will not be in full swing. The Christmas season will bring temptations that you don’t have to resist completely. Simply follow these tips and you can enjoy the season without gaining those extra pounds.

-Stick to eating only 3 meals a day and take a 5 hour break between the meals. This prevents you from eating more than your stomach can handle. Take your time for dinner, too.

-If you can’t resist the sweet treats, bitter substances are very helpful after enjoying sweets. Christmas punch or mulled wine may also be enjoyed during Christmas season. However, drink it at mealtime and drink enough water between the meals.

-Finally make sure that you have healthy options around as an alternative!

That’s how you can get through the Christmas season without any worries.

The Start of Advent

Welcome to Advent!
Today is the start of Advent and the countdown to Christmas begins. Per tradition, on each Sunday leading up to Christmas one candle is lit, for a total of four lit candles by Christmas. Each candle represents one of four virtues: hope, love, joy and peace.
We wish you a wonderful start to the Christmas season! Enjoy the magic of these special days and have a good time!

Joyous 4th Advent!

Have a joyous 4th Advent. With all the candles now shining brightly, there are only a few days left until Christmas. How will you enjoy the last Sunday in Advent? Do you have the opportunity to stroll through the Christmas market? Or do you prefer to chill out with a cup of tea on the sofa? No matter what you’re doing today – we wish you and your loved ones joy, love and peace for this Christmas Season!

MB 12-22 - 4.Advent

Perfect for the Holiday Season: Venison with Red Cabbage

Ingredients:
1 serving venison fillet
red cabbage
Spices: ½ TBsp olive oil, cinnamon, salt, ground pepper, balsamic vinegar, 1 bay leaf, 2 juniper berries.

Preparation:
Wash the venison fillet, dry with kitchen towel and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat a pan without fat and place the venison fillet in the pan, when slightly browned turn and fry for 2 minutes. Then place in the oven for about 20 minutes at 100°C (215°F), keep warm and allow to rest.
Clean the red cabbage and cut into fine stripes. Sauté the red cabbage in olive oil, season to taste (cinnamon, salt, pepper, juniper berries, bay leaf) and deglaze with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Add some water and simmer gently.
Serve the venison with the red cabbage, drizzle the liquid from cooking the red cabbage over the food on the plate. Enjoy!

MB 12-16 - Rotkohl

Gingerbread Chocolate Pralines

With the third candle now lit on our Advent Wreath – we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful third Advent and Holiday Season. To celebrate we invite you to share this little treat:

Gingerbread Chocolate Pralines: (for approx. 12-15 little balls, multiply the recipe for a bigger batch)

Ingredients:
60g walnuts
100g dates (without stones)
30g cacao
1 tsp. gingerbread spice (and/or cinnamon, clove to taste)

Preparation:
Crush the walnuts in a food processor and add the cocoa. Add dates and spices to taste and combine well. Form the mixture into small bite size balls. Allow to cool before you are ready to enjoy this yummy treat. Simple and delicious! Happy Holidays!

MB 12-15 - 3.Advent