Emotional Eating

Is there anyone you know finding themselves “eating everything in the house” by noon?
Could it be that we are eating our feelings: Stress, Boredom, Anger, Anxiety and more?
We call it EMOTIONAL EATING!! Check out the video on our YouTube channel for some valuable tips to help all of us through these turbulent times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UII5Q3QeDb0&fbclid=IwAR38qZfrzvlV0L1VYkMPHrL0_5b6EZ-Z6vckw40bRPXsL0cxXCRf1blJgrQ

The Importance of Nutrition

COVID-19, the disease that is caused by the new strain of coronavirus continues to dominate the news. This crisis has had wide reaching impacts on our lives and exposed just how important nutrition is in helping our bodies fight off disease. The article below explains the connection between diet-related diseases, inflammation, and COVID-19 and is an absolute must-read article.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/07/opinion/link-between-coronavirus-deaths-those-french-fries/?event=event25&fbclid=IwAR0lD8C7DOsHAfs0AAZgkYMGvxcf2QslSsYQDlqciI1xRLX-egkABhhra-s

Metabolic Balance Myths

Today, we want to dispel one of the great myths surrounding Metabolic Balance.

Myth:
“I have to eat the same thing every day, which feels boring and limiting.”

Truth:
This a common misconception that is far from the truth. At Metabolic Balance one of the most important points is that all clients should be able to eat a variety of dishes every day! Each individualized nutrition plan contains a huge selection of different foods, which can be combined and enhanced by spices to create flavorful dishes. 

Variety already starts by simply combining a different protein with each meal. In addition, the large selection of different vegetables, which you can mix and combine with one of the numerous protein varieties, guarantees a a plethora of possible dishes. On your meal plan you can keep experimenting with new combinations and flavors. For example, integrating fruit into a main course can help you discover new tastes and textures. Even cooking with spices, whether dried, frozen or fresh can give old dishes a new spin. Dare to try exotic flavors, play with spicy and sweet tastes, and discover new culinary paths! You will quickly realize the many new dishes and tastes that are hidden in your plan!

Eat the Rainbow

Food just like life is vibrant and colorful! From fresh bright green peas to earthy jicama, foods comes in all colors. For a healthy diet it is important to try to eat a variety of foods and challenging yourself to eat fruits, vegetables, and ingredients of different colors can do just that! This automatically ensures that you eat a valuable mix of fruits, vegetables, proteins and fats. Also try experimenting with new spices which can help round off a “healthy diet”. This way you supply our body with all the important vitamins, secondary plant substances, mineral nutrients, micro- and macronutrients it needs to thrive.

If you are looking to incorporate new foods check out this helpful guide from the American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@fc/documents/downloadable/ucm_466712.pdf

Chicken Coconut Soup

This Thai inspired soup is packed full of healthy ingredients, amazing flavors, and is perfect for clients in Phase 3/4.

Ingredients:
1 serving of chicken breast
1 serving of lychee
3 leaves of lemon balm (lemongrass works as well)
1 red chili pepper (red chili paste can be used)
1 tsp peanut oil
1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk
Grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash the chicken, cut into strips and season with salt and pepper. Wash the chili pepper, remove the seeds and chop finely. Cut the lychees in half. Carefully wash the lemon balm leaves and pat dry. Heat up a wok or small pan, add the oil and fry the chicken breast and chili pepper until the chicken is sealed. Add the coconut milk, bring everything to the boil and then simmer gently until the chicken is cooked. Add the lychees to the soup for the last few minutes, season with nutmeg, salt and garnish with lemon balm. Enjoy!

Credit: Metabolic Balance Monaco

Cool as Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a wonderful vegetable. They consist of 97 percent of water, are very low in calories, have a mild taste and, as raw vegetables, go well with many dishes and almost every salad. In terms of vitamins and minerals, cucumbers are rich in carotene, vitamins E, K, B1, B2 and B6 and the minerals, calcium (15mg per 100g), phosphorus (25mg per 100g) and potassium (140mg per 100g). They can have a detoxifying effect on our bodies, by helping to reduce uric acid and acting as a diuretic. Fresh cucumbers are best stored in the refrigerator, separate from other vegetables (it’s best not to store them close to apples and melons).

Top tip: Clean the cucumber well and eat with the skin on! The skin is rich in silicic acid and can help strengthen our skin, hair and nails. Also aim, aim to shop locally, this allows you to not only get the freshest product possible but is also better for the environement.

Take the Chance!

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.
– Lewis Carroll

The Metabolic Balance program is a fantastic chance to revitalize your life by resetting your metabolism and restoring your body to its natural weight. We encourage you to take this opportunity and give the program a try! Do not let Metabolic Balance be a missed opportunity in your life. Simply stick to 8 easy rules and the food on your plan. With the help of your coach we know you can do it. If you have any questions or need support, simply contact your coach or PM us. We are here for you and will happily support you on your Metabolic Balance journey!

For more information visit our website: http://metabolic-balance.us/ or send us a message on Facebook!

Awesome Asparagus

Did you know?
Asparagus is known as a rejuvenating food, as it is rich in nutrients, which our body absorbs especially well in the spring and early summer months. In addition, this vegetable has plenty of vitamin C for strengthening the immune system and memory, as well as vitamin E which ensures beautiful skin, strong hair and firm connective tissue. These vitamins can also benefit your vision, heart and libido. Asparagus is also a folic acid treasure chest: this precious organic substance refreshes and invigorates, as it contributes to the rejuvenation of cells, boosts blood formation and hormone production. On top of all of this, asparagus also provides the trace element zinc for strengthening connective tissue and blood vessels.

This spring vegetable is delicious roasted or boiled, in salads, stir-fries, pasta dishes, or soups.

Metabolic Balance and Coffee

For many of us, coffee is part of our morning routine and our daily life. So you might be wondering how coffee fits in with the Metabolic Balance program.

Our opinion at Metabolic Balance is that it is totally up to you if you include coffee with your meals whilst you strictly follow your Metabolic Balance plan. After a weeks on our program though, many clients they realize that it is not for them and continue with this decision in the long term. However, if you decide to drink coffee, do make sure you only drink it at mealtimes or immediately after a meal – especially in phase 2! (avoid drinking coffee in between meals)


Having coffee does not count towards your daily water quota but it can only be black coffee with no sugar. It is quite common for many people to miss their delicious latte or coffee with creamer in the beginning, but almost all of them get used to it very quickly and some of them never go back to having coffee with milk again!