Hydrating

Especially now in the summer it is important to drink enough water: an easy way to remember is the 8×8 rule. The goal is to drink 8 x 8 oz. glasses of water every single day. The following applies: Do not drink only when thirsty! When you feel thirsty, it means your body is already dehydrated. You shouldn’t let it get that far. It’s better to get used to drink throughout the day. We also recommend drinking plenty of water to anyone who wants to lose weight and who feels hungry between meals.

If you struggle with drinking enough water consider adding a few lemon slices or berries to your water for a bit of flavor!

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Homemade Hummus

Making hummus at home is easy and delicious so give this recipe a try!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas (one 15 oz. can drained)
1/2 cup of tahini
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Water

Preparation:
In a food processor, mix the garlic cloves and tahini until smooth. Then add half of the chickpeas and blend. Add the remaining chickpeas, cumin, salt and pepper, and process until smooth. Add lemon juice and olive oil to taste and blend. For looser hummus, add one tablespoon of water at a time until the desired consistency is achieved. Serve with vegetables or pita or rye bread and enjoy!

Tips: For more flavor or variety consider adding chili powder or herbs such as basil or cilantro.

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Chickpeas

The chickpea or garbanzo bean is a popular legume that began being cultivated in Turkey over 5,000 years ago. Chickpeas are a nutrient dense food high in protein as well as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and iron and vitamins A and B. They are also a very versatile food that are used in delicious dishes such as hummus, falafel, curries, and salads. In addition, chickpea flour and aquafaba, the liquid from the can of beans, which can be whipped just like egg whites, are great tools for baking! Being both delicious and nutritious consider adding a chickpea based dish into your meal rotation.

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Free Informational Webinar

Is Metabolic Balance right for you ?
Yes – if you want something unique that will be good for you.
Yes – if you want to find out which food is right for you.
Yes – if you want to get the best out of yourself.
In short: Yes!
Because our nutrition plans are individually adapted to each individual participant in such a way that the foods fit perfectly to the respective metabolism and thus optimize the performance of the whole body.

At Metabolic Balance we believe with the right nutrients every person is able to have the potential to be as healthy as is possible for them. Your food is the best medicine you can take or the slowest form of poison. So which is it going to be for you?

Find out more – join our free Info Webinar on Tuesday, August 5th, 2021 at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT to learn how our Metabolic Balance Program resets your metabolism and manages your weight and well-being long-term without pills, shakes, injections or processed foods. Use the link to register!

Grilled Steak with Cabbage Slaw

What do we at Metabolic Balance like to grill? One thing is for sure: Lots of fresh, natural ingredients – especially deliciously prepared and combined. Today we have an easy grilling recipe that fits that description!

Ingredients:

1 serving of beef steak

1 serving of vegetables (cabbage and bell peppers)

Salt, pepper, nutmeg

Vinegar

Fresh chives

Preparation:

Clean cabbage and cut into thin strips. Mix a pinch of salt with the cabbage and let stand for about 15 minutes. Halve the bell peppers, clean, wash and cut into strips. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Cook on the grill for 6-8 minutes while turning. Wrap the steak in aluminum foil and let rest for about 10 minutes. Wash chives, shake dry and cut into small rolls. Mix bell peppers, chives, vinegar and cabbage, season with salt and pepper. Plate the steak and cabbage salad and enjoy!

Change

Change can be hard and diet programs have found a way to perpetuate a continuous cycle of dieting. Metabolic Balance is different because rather than being another fad diet it aims to help you improve all aspects of your life so that you not only lose weight but feel energized and health in the long term!

– Each plan is intensively supported by a coach with extensive training and expertise. This means that you are supported each step through the program.
– Every food plan is personalized to your unique metabolism, providing your body with the nutrients it needs specific to your body and lifestyle.
– The program is backed by years of European research and global use!
– It relies 100% on whole foods – no supplements, shakes or powders!

Visit our website to learn and see how Metabolic Balance can help change your life!

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Summer Caprese Salad

Summer is the best season for juicy and flavorful tomatoes. One of easiest yet delicious dishes using tomatoes is a simple caprese salad, perfect for a summer lunch or dinner!

Ingredients:
2 large tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella
Fresh basil leaves
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 inch thick slices. Then on a plate layer in alternating fashion the mozzarella and tomato slices. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar. Then decorate the top with the fresh basil leaves and enjoy!

Tips: To make it more of a salad you can layer the mozzarella and tomatoes on a bed of fresh arugula or spinach. You can also drizzle olive oil over the salad or add olives for additional flavor.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are often incorrectly referred to as a vegetable when in fact they are part of the berry family! Originating from Central and South America, this fruit started spreading around the globe in the 16th century. In addition to being delicious, tomatoes offer a variety of health benefits. They are rich in the antioxidant lycopene which is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers. A study from Cornell University even found that cooking tomatoes increases the amount of lycopene content that the body can absorb. The fruit is also rich in fiber, vitamins C and K, as well as potassium and folate. In the kitchen, tomatoes are extremely versatile as they can be eaten raw, roasted, used in salads, sandwiches, sauces and many other dishes. The current summer months are the best time to enjoy this delicious fruit!

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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!

Healthy Weight Loss

Do you want to lose weight permanently? The scientifically based mental strategy “WOOP” can help you to achieve your goals – be it the body for the summer or something else altogether. The secret is not to achieve your wishes only by positive thinking. In fact, with WOOP a realistic plan is forged that accompanies you step by step. The acronym stands for Wish, Obstacle, Outcome, and Plan.

With the help of the “WOOP” method you imagine for example firmly that you would like to lose a pounds, which is the wish. Junk food or sugary foods now represent your personal obstacle to achieving this goal. So you make a plan for yourself to eat very little of them or to stay away from them altogether and stick to healthy foods instead. While the unhealthy foods used to be classified by you as pure enjoyment, now their meaning has automatically changed for you. They are seen as a potential hurdle to achieving your goals, and you decide to eat little of it or not at all. It doesn’t take long and you automatically lose your desire for them. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Why don’t you give it a try?