Great health is addictive and contagious! When one member of the family, office, social circle etc. starts their metabolic balance plan, the impact is catching. Everyone wants to know what that new healthy person is doing! They want it too! So how about you be a trailblazer for health! Start falling in love with your health and potential again. It’s not rocket science to understand that when you eat right for you, your body can work as it should. Energy is yours again, health comes from within. Personalized nutrition is the medicine for today and the future. Forget one size fits all, forget miracle supplements! It’s all about what your are eating every meal, every day and is it right for you. Your Metabolic Balance plan will tell you this.
Category: healthy nutrition
Spring Clean Your Kitchen
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to clean out your kitchen and refresh your eating habits. Start by getting rid of any expired or processed foods, and stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Organize your pantry and fridge to make healthy options easily accessible. This includes having them visible and in your line of sight. Aim to start incorporating new recipes and flavors into your meals to keep things interesting.
Use this change in season as an opportunity to refresh and renew your commitment to healthy eating!
A Roadmap for You
It’s important to know what you want, but having a roadmap to get you there is the only way to achieve it. This is perhaps the most evident when it comes to weight loss.
At Metabolic Balance, we help create a plan that is entirely unique to you – it’s not about fad diets or cutting out the “bad food”. We aim to find the right foods for you and create an achievable nutrition plan that will help you maintain a healthy weight in the long term.
We also provide the personalized support you need to stick to the plan, with a dedicated coach to help you at all stages of the program.
Do you have a plan to reach your goal? If the answer’s ‘no’, reach out to see how Metabolic Balance can help.
Importance of Gut Health
Gut health is closely tied to a healthy diet and lifestyle. There are a few simple steps you can take to help keep your gut happy and healthy:
-5+2 – aim for 5 different veggies and 2 fruits every day
– Make sure to eat a lot of fiber (up to 30g per day). At Metabolic Balance we recommend a variety of veggies, nuts, seeds, rye bread and a daily apple
-Try avoiding processed foods. Choose real foods that don’t need an ingredients list
Research shows that a diet with wholegrains and minimal processed food lowers the risk of colorectal cancer and can benefit the beneficial microbes in the gut. The Metabolic Balance® program is a wholefood personalized meal plan that has helped thousands of clients get results. Get in touch to find a coach near you!
Springtime fatigue – Doesn’t Have to Be!
The so-called springtime fatigue is spreading. Lack of concentration, listlessness and less performance are just a few of the side effects that springtime fatigue can bring with it.
In this article, Silvia Bürkle, from a scientific point of view, sheds light on the possible causes of springtime fatigue and what can be done about it.
With the beginning of spring, when nature awakens outside, crocuses sprout and the first daffodils peep out, many people feel tired and fatigue. The so-called springtime fatigue is spreading. Lack of concentration, listlessness and less performance are just a few of the side effects that springtime fatigue can bring with it. Despite sufficient sleep, one feels tired. It seems as if no recovery takes place, no matter how long the sleep lasts.
Causes of springtime fatigue
There can be various reasons for springtime fatigue however, it can be assumed that the hormone balance changes due to the changing temperature and light conditions. In particular, the body’s own hormones serotonin and melatonin are affected by the influence of light.
In addition to the essential amino acid tryptophan and vital substances, the body needs natural light stimuli to produce serotonin, our “good mood” hormone. In spring, when the days get longer and the body is exposed to more natural light, more serotonin is produced accordingly. On the other hand, the production of melatonin is reduced with increasing serotonin. Melatonin is the sleep hormone and in winter, in the dark season, is the hormone that is mostly present.
It is assumed that it is precisely this mechanism, the conversion and regulation of hormones in the body, that causes a lot of problems at the beginning of spring.
But also the temperature fluctuations that occur again and again in spring additionally stress the body, which is especially noticed by people with low blood pressure and those who are prone to weather sensitivity. When it gets warmer outside, the blood vessels dilate, causing blood pressure to drop even further. The consequence: One feels fatigue and tired.
Another cause of springtime fatigue may be the lack of vitamins, especially vitamin D. This vitamin can only be produced by the body with the help of daylight. Although it can also be stored for a while, vitamin D reserves are often reduced to a minimum at the end of winter and need to be replenished quickly.
The body usually takes two to four weeks to adjust to warmer temperatures and longer days. However, you can support the body with simple measures.
What can be done about springtime fatigue?
A good remedy for springtime fatigue is exercise in the fresh air, and spring with its slowly rising temperatures literally invites us to do so. A daily walk increases well-being and outside activities leave little chance of springtime fatigue, as exercise boosts the circulation and stimulates the production of serotonin. Some scientists who deal with springtime fatigue point out that it is best to go outside for a longer period of time in the morning – without sunglasses – so that the light reaches the brain via the eye, and thus serotonin formation can be pushed even more effectively. An additional proven way to bring the circulation out of “hibernation” in spring is to take alternating showers or visit the sauna now and then.
In general, it is important not to give in to fatigue, this means, one should maintain one’s sleep rhythm and not sleep more than usual.
The right nutrition against springtime fatigue
Proper nutrition is also an important pillar for fighting springtime fatigue. While in winter, hearty meals that are high in fat and carbohydrates are preferred, in spring you should opt for a lighter diet. Fresh fruit and vegetables also provide plenty of vital substances, which are now particularly important for the body. Sprouts and the first wild herbs are very rich in vital nutrients and can enrich vegetables, salads or smoothies.
This does not mean that you should only eat vegetables – in the end, it depends on the right mix. Fish, meat, dairy products – protein foods – should also be on the menu. In addition to vitamins, essential amino acids such as tryptophan are also needed for the formation of hormones, such as serotonin. It is also important to drink enough water. This is because too little fluid in the body promotes poor concentration and fatigue, among other things.
Springtime fatigue does not have to be a necessary evil. Perhaps this should also be seen as an opportunity for a dietary change. The Metabolic Balance nutrition plan provides all the nutrients in the right proportions that the body needs to produce the body’s own hormones and enzymes in sufficient quantities to start fit and full of vitality. This also has the advantage that you can say goodbye at the same time to one or two kilos that have accumulated on your hips over the winter.
Nutrition and Wellness
With a healthy and balanced nutrition, you do something good for the body not only internally. Many foods also have a positive effect on skin and hair, which is something to be proud of! Apples or parsley, for example, ensure a firm connective tissue. Dried apricots boost the metabolism and nuts contain a true beauty cocktail and make skin and hair silky smooth with potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and pantothenic acid.
When times get tough it can be easy to stick our head in the sand and avoid life. But finding the help you need and connecting with a support team that can help you make the changes you need to make can be empowering! Metabolic Balance is a personalized nutrition plan with coaching from a certified health professional that has helped thousands of people improve their life. When you feel that life isn’t going in the right direction, you need to adjust the sails and this is what Metabolic Balance is all about. Find your Metabolic Balance practitioner today to move in the right direction!
Adapted: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand
International Women’s Day
Happy International Women’s Day!
Today, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. At Metabolic Balance, we believe in empowering women to take charge of their health and well-being.
“Thank you to all the women who have trusted us by applying Metabolic Balance in their practice and daily life. Thank you for being open to new routines based on science & vast experience, steering towards better health.
As professionals, colleagues, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, we nourish and support each other! Here is to honouring all the women following their calling in nutrition – for themselves and others.”
- Ulli Angeloni, Head of Global Business Development, Metabolic Balance.
Thank you to all the women who have paved the way for us and continue to support each other in achieving our goals!
Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, and we want to take a moment to celebrate the amazing women who have made significant contributions to the health and wellness industry. From history’s pioneers to modern-day leaders, women have been at the forefront of promoting healthy living, proper nutrition and disease prevention.
At Metabolic Balance, we are proud to have so many inspiring women in our community who are dedicated to their health and wellness. Ladies…let’s continue to empower and uplift each other on our health journeys!
“Our children are watching us live and what we ARE shouts louder than anything we say” -Wilfred Peterson
At Metabolic Balance we know that there are numerous reasons why people make changes to enhance their health. But who else will benefit from your better health?
Maybe you’re looking for additional energy to keep up with the kids? Perhaps you’re living a healthier lifestyle to lead by example? Maybe a more consistent and positive frame of mind will make for a happier home?
Either way, your family will directly benefit from a healthier you.
Visit the Family and Children page on our website to find our more about healthy nutrition for the whole family…
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