Midday Slump

Lunch without a midday slump: What really helps against the midday slump?

The midday slump after lunch – who doesn’t know it? Tiredness and lack of concentration are often accompanied by cravings. However, it is possible to influence the severity of this lunchtime slump.

Helpful practical tips

  • Drink enough – about 1. 5 liters a day.
  • Pay attention to regular meals – 3 meals
  • Light foods, such as vegetables and salads, combined with protein-rich foods such as fish, meat, eggs or nuts.
  • Sweets are best eaten immediately after the meal.
  • A small digestive walk after the meal at a leisurely pace.

Consistency

One key component of success when making a lifestyle change such as starting Metabolic Balance is consistency! Metabolic Balance is about learning to make the best choices for yourself for the right reasons. It’s about being honest with yourself and showing up for yourself every day. It’s about deciding how do you want to feel today, tomorrow, next month, next year and in 20 years time.

Living your best life includes the parties, the celebrations, the coffee with a friend, the afternoon ice cream with your kids. It’s about learning what you can get away with and what you just can’t! But it also means that you’ll consistently get back on track and look after yourself too.

By having a Metabolic Balance plan, you have the potential to consistently be your best self.

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Metabolic Balance Client Booklet

Are you ready to reset your metabolism and regain your life?

Metabolic Balance® is an individualized nutrition program based on blood values, personal health history and food preferences. Other than traditional weight loss programs, this is not a one-size-fits-all approach but one that is customized to your specific needs and supported by trained and experienced coaches.
Balancing your hormones and metabolism with wholesome nutrient-dense food will improve your health and wellbeing. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is only one of the many benefits of the program. Discover how you can reset your metabolism and experience vitality and improved quality of life by checking out this Metabolic Balance® Client Booklet by scanning the QR Code below.

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! The theme for this year is “Invest in Our Planet”. Every year millions of people use April 22 to raise awareness for improving the health of our planet. Countless cities around the world are hosting events and ways to get involved. To find an event near you check out the resources below.

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2022/

-https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/

Healthy Tips

With more and more people heading back to the office, a stressful workday can mean that healthy eating habits go out the window. When we are busy or stressed, we often reach for foods that are high in sugar and fat, like processed foods, fast food, and ready-made meals. Although these are often convenient options they just are not that healthy.

Here are some simple tips to help you stay on track :
– Plan ahead and create a good routine
– Schedule time for healthy eating
– Don’t skip meals
– Have healthy snacks on hand
– Drink a lot of water

When working, we have an increased need for essential nutrients that is not met by unhealthy eating choices. That’s why it’s important to supply the body with healthy, nutrient-rich foods.

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World Health Day

Today we are celebrating World Health Day. Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is a day for global health awareness. This year the WHO is focused on promoting actions that improve the health of humans as well as the planet and fostering a worldwide culture of well-being. To learn more about this day and the work being done by the WHO, check out the link below.

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2022

Wellness and Sleep

Wellness is a multi-faceted concept and many different factors impact our overall health and wellness. Although nutrition plays a huge role, sleep and rest is another factor that can have a big role in your health.
Here at Metabolic Balance, finding time for rest and relaxation is an important part of the jigsaw of good health. Make it a habit to take breaks throughout the day and maintain a regular sleep schedule. Tired of being a slave to your hormones? Discover how to Reset Your Body and rediscover wellness. Let’s chat to discover if Metabolic Balance is right for you.

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Take Charge of Your Health

We often hear about increased life expectancy in our society which makes many people think all is well, modern medicine will save them when they need it and they’ll easily live to a ripe old age! The thing to think about though is the quality of your life span. By this we mean the time you are in good health and enjoying a great quality of life. Or rather how much life do you have in your years of life?

Feeling healthy, vibrant and energized throughout life and into old age is good life quality and is what we all want. This isn’t the reality though for so many people. They are instead dependent on medications, medical interventions and suffering the consequences of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, many cancers and heart disease. So living to 85 but with the last 25 years of life filled with pain, discomfort and popping multiple pills doesn’t sound that great to us!

But we know it is never too early or too late to make lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life and expand your healthy life span. Every day your food and lifestyle choices dictate how you feel, how your body works and how your future health could be. Take charge of your health by eating nutrient rich foods, drinking water, getting daily exercise or movement; engaging your brain and aiming for some daily sunlight whenever possible.

It is the little things in life that make a good life…laughing with loved ones, playing with your kids or grand kids, walking with ease and comfort outside, seeing beautiful sunsets and sunrises, sleeping deeply, waking with energy and excitement for a new day, having rich experiences that give us memories which bring smiles to our faces. These things come from health. Ask anyone in pain or discomfort and it’s this list of things that alludes them. 2020 has been a tough year for us all but you could also make it the year you decided to change your health future!

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Tofu

Tofu is great plant-based protein source that is made from soybeans. Although it it has exploded in popularity the last few years, it has been a staple in Chinese cuisine for over 2000 years. As a food, tofu is a great source of protein as well as iron, calcium and magnesium. Additionally, tofu can help reduce the levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol and help reduce bone loss. In the kitchen, tofu is extremely versatile and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is perfect for stir fries, baked, in curries, as well as in sweet dishes including mousses and pies. If you are looking to incorporate more meat-free protein sources into your diet tofu is a great option.

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Start Your Journey

We understand the fear that many face when deciding to change their lifestyle. You may have the knowledge that things need to change but fear might be stopping you from making the changes you want or need to make. Two of the most important things are to remember is that you are not alone on your health journey and to have a support group. At Metabolic Balance, our online communities and your Metabolic Balance coach provide just that. So make the decision to act. Your future self will thank you a million times over.

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