Personalized Nutrition For You

Metabolic Balance is an analysis of a person’s blood test results to find their personalized food list i.e. all the foods that are right for them to eat. Sometimes our analysis can be confused as being a food intolerance test. This is not the case! Metabolic Balance is in fact the opposite of a food intolerance test! From our prospective, classic food intolerance testing is very short term information. It is the response of the body to foods at the time of testing and is highly dependent on gut health, immune health and the quality/source of the food eaten. The Metabolic Balance analysis is about finding the foods required for changing health for the better. This may strongly influence and improve both gut and immune health and hence many previously suspected food intolerances can no longer be a problem. Metabolic Balance is knowledge that heals. Food intolerance testing is short term information that often confuses, restricts and can result in false positives, false negatives and nutrient insufficiency problems. If you’d like to find out more about how Metabolic Balance could answer your questions about what you should be eating, you can find your practitioner by visiting our website.
https://www.metabolic-balance.us/

Stop the Battle of Wills

Sometimes people feel they don’t have enough self control to eat well and balanced for a long period of time. What we say is that if you are relying on self control then it’s always going to be a bit of a battle. Self control does run out!
To make lifestyle changes that are long term and sustainable, you need to look at how you are feeling and get hooked on that feeling! When you eat right for you with your Metabolic Balance food plan, you start to feel good. In fact you start to feel amazing! When you feel good then you don’t want that feeling to stop and that’s when you no longer need will power! You simply want to keep doing what you need to do to feel healthy! It starts with loving yourself enough and the rest just follows! Join the personalized nutrition revolution, find your Metabolic Balance practitioner, and never look back!

Adapted from Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

You Can Achieve Your Goals

“Never give up what you want just because it’s not easy. “
Albert Einstein

“What can I say. . . thanks to Metabolic Balance I have lost 175 lbs! I can clearly feel the increase in my quality of life through more activity. ” Isabella M. , 36 years old

No matter if you want to lose only 17 or 175 lbs – Metabolic Balance helps you to achieve your personal goal with ease!

The Keto Diet vs Metabolic Balance

The ketogenic diet developed in the early 1900s has taken the weight loss world by storm in the past 10 years. Now you might be wondering, how does Metabolic Balance® meal plan stack up against a ketogenic diet?

Originally designed in the 1920s by Johns Hopkins Medical Center researchers, the ketogenic diet was used as a treatment for epileptic disorders, specifically GLUT1 (glucose transporter type 1) deficiency syndrome—a genetic disease that causes a glucose deficiency in the brain, which leads to cerebral seizures like epilepsy. A keto diet is low in carbohydrates, meaning the brain will use ketone bodies as an energy (fuel) source rather than glucose (blood sugar). In the absence of glucose, the body burns fat and produces ketones, which enter the brain through an independent transporter. Most people who practice the keto diet view it as a quick weight loss tool or a way to gain muscle mass. Once ketone levels in the blood increase, the body puts you in a state of ketosis—leading to quick and consistent weight loss until you reach a healthy body weight. At the core of the keto diet is the severe restriction of carbohydrates (sugar and starch). Carbohydrates are considered the number one source of energy for the body. Certain organs, especially the brain, rely on carbs for energy. However, when carbs aren’t available, like with an extremely low-carb diet (keto diet), the body converts fats into ketone bodies for its main fuel source. When you limit the body to 5% carbs (a maximum of 30g to 50g) daily, 70% to 80% fat, and 20% to 30% protein, the body then enters a fat-burning metabolic state known as ketosis. Your blood sugar levels will drop to 65mg/dl to 75mg/dl and remain constant since there is very little glucose absorption. The value will often sit between 80mg/dl to 120mg/dl. As a result, there is no longer a glucose-related release of insulin, which then prevents the breakdown of body fat in a process called lipolysis. In ketosis, body fat is used for energy and is therefore why the keto diet is used to treat obesity and increase lean muscle mass in body building.

Following the keto diet with the precise composition of your daily food intake involves a lot of discipline, and the food must be weighed to the exact gram, otherwise, there is the risk of “falling” out of ketosis. If done incorrectly or there’s a lack of discipline, you also risk falling back into carbohydrate metabolism. In other words, the body goes back to using carbs as an energy source. In addition, the low fiber in the diet can lead to diarrhea or constipation. In ketosis, a greater number of ketones are secreted through the urine, skin, or breathing. Fruity smelling odor can result when water intake is too low. In this transition phase, there may also be poor concentration.

Metabolic Balance vs. Keto
At first glance, you would think there are a number of overlaps between the Metabolic Balance® meal plan and the keto diet. Why?
• Fasting days are carried out
• There’s a five-hour break between meals
• The meals are weighed and the carbs are limited

However, at second glance, it becomes quite clear that each diet is completely different from a nutrition standpoint.

How does the Metabolic Balance® meal plan stand out from the keto diet?
• For starters, there are a significantly higher amount of carbs, which acts as a buffer to neutralize the acids from the protein in the diet.
• In addition, the fiber in the diet helps improve overall digestion.
• There are also a high number of vitamins and minerals due to the nutrient-rich vegetables in the diet, which help stimulate natural detoxification processes and relieve the digestive organs (liver, gallbladder, and intestines).

As a result, the long-term implementation of Metabolic Balance® meal plan is far more tolerable and easier to follow than the keto diet. There is also not as big of a diet change with the Metabolic Balance® diet plan when compared to the keto diet. For example, there is no ketosis with Metabolic Balance®, and the meal plan can be part of a person’s permanent lifestyle. In comparison, keto is a short-term diet, and it must be implemented gradually. There are also several side effects related to the keto diet, including difficulty sleeping, bad breath, libido loss, tiredness, constipation, and moodiness.
As mentioned, your meals with Metabolic Balance® must be carefully weighed, especially at the initial stages of the meal plan. However, if you fall off track, there are fewer critical side effects as with the ketogenic diet, which again can cause you to “drop out” of ketosis. That is why the keto diet should be followed under doctor supervision.

What else is there to love about the Metabolic Balance® meal plan?
It can be described by its variety and versatility since you can gradually add other foods from all food groups into your daily routine.

Overall not only is the Metabolic Balance plan more practical and it tastes better, but it will also be easier for you to maintain as you experience the long-term weight loss you desire.

Adapted from Metabolic Balance Canada

What We Believe

We Believe:

Healthy nutrition is the basis of health. Health is the basis of satisfaction. Satisfaction is the basis for a free personal development.

Getting healthy is a daily journey, it’s more than a one-time goal.

A personalized Metabolic Balance nutrition plan helps you to achieve this goal.

Free Info Webinar

Discover how the Metabolic Balance Method will provide the right insight and strategies of success to improve your immune system, to reset your body, increase your vitality and reach your health and weight goal naturally.

Our next informational webinar is on
November 11th at 11am ET/ 8 am PT.


Click on the link below to register.
https://www.metabolic-balance.us/Information-Event

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Take Care of Your Immune System

Anyone who eats a healthy, varied and balanced diet, perhaps even uses organic products, drinks enough and largely abstains from nicotine and alcohol, does a lot to keep the immune system fit and active so that it is able to protect against exogenous substances and pathogens. To learn more about the immune system and ways to support it, check out this infographic!

Credit: Bell Wellness

Laughter!

It has been such a strange year and with everything that has gone on, it can be hard to stay positive. We just wanted to say we get it too. The way we see it though life is all about balance. When we feel anxious and disconnected about events going on around us it can be hard to see what to do as individuals. At Metabolic Balance, we obviously love the balance that the right food can bring to you. But balance can also be achieved in other life enriching ways. We wanted to share one of our favorite quotes from John Cleese.

“Laughter connects you with people. It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy”.

Laughter is one of the best therapies. It can be done by simply putting on a funny movie, calling up a friend and reminding each other of funny times, reading a funny story, watching funny cat/dog videos, or watching your favorite comedian. Even simply watching someone else laugh can make you laugh! Laughter triggers so many feel good endorphins. We like to see as exercise for the whole body from the inside out. Laughter is about connecting and balance. So do something to make yourself laugh right now. Even if you have to fake it at first. Even better get laughing with someone else! The weird thing about laughing is that the more you do it, the easiest it is to start laughing. So laugh every day. Oh and of course eat great food too!

Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Coffee

Check out this great post below about coffee! This is what Metabolic Balance has been advising for 20 years! New research is demonstrating that Metabolic Balance founders knew what they were talking about 20 years ago. For improved blood sugar balance, only have coffee after breakfast!

https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/drink-coffee-after-breakfast-not-before-for-better-metabolic-control/?fbclid=IwAR04GKmrbKtsXmmkGKdlbjMnr1UyZnckkFwJKiObbeZKLHMNtbIuukI0cmo

Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

One Life, One Body

Always remember this: You have only one body. So treat it well and provide it with the right nutrients. Studies prove that a healthy diet is an important part of disease prevention. So take care and stay healthy!