Improve Your Life

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”
– Robert Urich

With healthy nutrition you will feel fitter, healthier and happier – that is quality of life that you can feel on the inside and will see on the outside.

With the Metabolic Balance program you can achieve this quality of life and truly change your life for the better!

Food First!

Metabolic Balance – is ideal for the exercise averse, “athletically challenged” or “couch potatoes” among you! The Metabolic Balance plan is designed to achieve metabolic health primarily through nutrition – the food you eat. In fact during the first two weeks, of the program we recommend to keep your exercise to a minimum. After the initial 16 days, you can do some easy exercise – but you don’t have to. Of course it’s important to be active and move regularly – but we encourage easy movement, like walking or swimming, when the time is right.

Having said that, it is not the high level exercise or top performance that helps to achieves your metabolic health goals. With Metabolic Balance health comes from food first and then exercise, which can supply further health benefits.

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Vitamins? Yes, please! Getting those vitamins via additives in the food? No, thank you!

A burger with French fries to go – on the run between appointments or doing chores – washed down with a vitamin-infused drink. This doesn’t really work does it! It might ease your conscience but it’s not going to do much getting healthier!

For good health we need the best nutrients from real fruit and vegetables, in fish, meat, eggs and whole grains. Real food has the best chance for wholesome results. Many large-scale research studies have shown that vitamin preparations and supplementing additives added to processed food may not improve health. Often they are ineffective and in the worst case may even damage your health. 

We advise simply reaching for fresh, seasonal, whole food. Always aim to have vibrant colorful food on your plate. Ideally stick to your Metabolic Balance Nutrition Plan to be sure that your body is provided with all the vital building blocks that you really need. 

There are always some occasions where good quality supplements may be the right thing for you. But this always need to be discussed with your health care professional or Metabolic Balance coach. Remember wholesome food first is the best foundation!

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Winter Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Radicchio, Lollo Rosso, Romaine and the likes are the classic winter salads. Right now you can buy them easily – whether at the farmer’s market, at the local health food store or in the supermarket. What is special about these winter salads is their high content of bitter substances, which are not only super healthy, but also fantastically counteract cravings for sweets. Good to eat them more often! They taste especially good with a yogurt dressing.

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A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

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Whatever you want to achieve, whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or simply feel healthier and fitter: Metabolic Balance gives you a nutrition plan which supports you in achieving your personal goal. A certified coach accompanies you and is always on your side on your way to a healthy you.

Find your personal certified Metabolic Balance Coach.

Happy Metabolic Balance Day

Nobody wants to be old, but everybody wants to age well. How does this work? It is probably in the nature of things that we are so fascinated by both old age and eternal youth. So much so that science has been driven for centuries to find the “philosopher’s stone” or an elixir of life that might allow us to live forever! While eternal life is of course science fiction, ageing well is most definitely possible.

It’s widely acknowledged that a person’s nutrition and lifestyle plays the biggest role in ensuring vitality and MB - Healthy aging - family cooking INTongoing youthful appearance up to the golden years and beyond. A balanced diet based on natural food can modulate the metabolism, so that the body can perfectly manage all its tasks without imbalance that leads to dis-ease and ill health.

MB - Healthy aging - funny older couple INTThe Metabolic Balance program is not just a “diet”, but a nutrition program which combines and includes the latest nutrition and scientific findings. It’s number one aim is to bring you closer to your goal of “vitality for healthy ageing”. Plus you’ll also gain the excellent bonus of reaching a healthy weight. Now that’s impressive!

Realistic Resolution

You’ve decided on some fab New Year resolutions for 2020. No more smoking, you’re going to bed earlier, you’re eating better and you’re definitely going to the gym …

Resolutions are great in the beginning when we’re determined and motivated. We may actually keep some of them going, while others soon disappear like footprints in the sand. Why is that? “In order to keep a good resolution, you need a plan” Birgit Funfack, co-founder of Metabolic Balance advises. “Any goal, whatever it is, needs to be well thought through and planned. But most importantly it needs to be realistic with a doable time frame. There is nothing more demotivating than to start something that’s doomed to failure because of bad planning. Real long-term success comes from getting on the right and most importantly, realistic path.”

“It’s realistic to want to lose 65 lbs (30 kg) in 12 months and because you’ve given yourself this time frame it’s so much easier to stay truly motivated until you get to your goal. If you were to say that you’re going to lose it in 2 months than that’s just not going to happen is it? … and, thus, when it doesn’t happen you can easily fall back into old eating habits.” 

Steady healthy weight reduction is the key! … with the right goal, the right plan, the right time frame and the right support, you know you can stick to it and keep that momentum going for as long as you need to reach your goal.

A great plan and believing in yourself are the key to successfully keeping a great and realistic resolution. Metabolic Balance is the ideal partner for your health resolutions for 2020. Whether you want to lose weight or simply feel healthier – contact us. We’re looking forward hearing from you!

Find a certified Metabolic Balance Coach or contact us at us@metabolicbalance.com

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What’s your favorite Okra Recipe?

Do you have okra on your food list? Have you tried it yet? Or are you a bit unsure what to do with it!? Let us help! 

Okra is a plant from the mallow family (so it’s related to hibiscus!) and originally comes from Ethiopia. Okra is actually the edible green seed pods of the plant so technically it could be called a fruit! 100g okra contain only 0.2g of fat and only 20 calories. It’s rich in beta-carotene, vitamin B1, B2 & B3 (niacin), vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. One of Okra’s nutritional highlights is the high-quality gut-friendly mucilages, which are particularly valuable for healing our digestive tracts and supporting a healthy bacterial balance in the small intestine. They taste great in a ratatouille or a stir-fry where okra mixed with tomatoes, zucchini, parsley root, eggplants and carrots. 

Back to you – what do you think about Okra? What’s your favorite Okra recipe?

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Healthy Food Makes Me Look & Feel Great!

Many happy and satisfied clients keep telling us how great they feel after changing their diets with Metabolic Balance. They love that they can really see the difference as well as feeling it! A particularly common side effect of getting healthy is clearer and smoother skin. It’s this healthy glow and radiance that others see too and shows that it’s not just about the smaller number you see on the scales as to why it so wonderful to eat healthy food. We love hearing every single success story that is sent to us.

Thus, we’d like to say a big thank you to all MB’ers – You’re great!

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