How do we get through COVID-19 (Corona Virus). Many aspects of personal hygiene and social distancing are on the forefront of our thoughts as well as are all of our (elderly) family members okay.
Our next thought should be directed towards the best way to strengthen the immune system – NOW is the ideal time for Metabolic Balance.
We want to encourage you to keep eating as planned. A diet according to Metabolic Balance not only provides lasting support for the immune system – our nutrition plans have also been proven to improve the quality of life.
Thus, see this time of renunciation as an opportunity – experience your optimized, tailor-made nutrition plan without distractions and without social and culinary obligations.
In this spirit we wish you all the best – stay healthy!
Lent, a religious observance for Christians, is related to fasting. The question to the answer what to give up is left with the individual.
While many give up chocolate, sweets or alcohol, we at Metabolic Balance see the start of Lent as a great time for a metabolic restart. Our team at Metabolic Balance often like to start on Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent) by going back into strict phase 2 of our Metabolic Balance nutrition plans. So how about doing something great for your body and your metabolism?
Would you like to increase your quality of life, release unhealthy weight, feel good and live healthier? We can help you reset your body and restart your metabolism – Metabolic Balance supports and accompanies you on your journey of change and helps you to achieve your health and life goals.
Inspired by yesterday’s post about vegetables au gratin, when we talked about re-balancing … our gusto went to make fresh mozzarella cheese melted over cubed sourdough rye bread.
1 slices of sourdough whole grain rye bread (25g)
1 portion of fresh mozzarella cheese (buffalo or cow)
Spices: salt, pepper, paprika, nutmeg, fresh or dried marjoram / oregano
Since it is easier to eat after the cheese is wonderfully melted, it makes it easier to eat if you cube the sourdough rye bread. Place on a low-rim bowl, put in toaster oven and toast for 4-7 min. Take bowl out and turn bread over to have it nicely toasted also on the other side, repeat. Take bowl out, place the sliced mozzarella slices on top of the sourdough bread cubes. Spice to taste and toast for 7-15 min.
As I side and vegetable portion we made a nice mixed salad.
The Metabolic Balance Team is already well into their plans after the New Year’s restart. We’re feeling great and our metabolism is adjusting nicely. One of the wonderful changes we notice every year when we do our plans again and re-balance, is how quickly our sense of taste starts to change. Only a few weeks ago, we’re thinking pizza was tasty whereas now we don’t want it at all! Now we prefer a far better pizza alternative … fresh vegetables with cheese au gratin! Which changes have you noticed since you have been on your plan? We’d love to hear how you’re doing!
At the start of every new year, the team members at Metabolic Balance love to reset our metabolism. All the team members re-start with Phase 1 of our Metabolic Balance Nutrition Plans. The new year is simply a great time to start with renewed intentions after the fun and excesses of the Holiday Season. Are you joining us?
All you need to do is get your Metabolic Balance nutrition plan off the shelf or get in touch with your coach and have an update plan created for you. Following your plan again can significantly increase your energy, vitality and quality of life. Do you remember how great you felt when you were following your plan closely last time? Well wouldn’t it be fantastic to feel like that again to start 2020 in the best possible way? Thus, get off the couch and make it happen. You’ll be so happy you did. Here’s to the new you for the new decade!
If you have not found your coach yet, check out our list of certified Metabolic Balance Coaches!
Don’t wait until the new year. If you have been on the metabolic balance plan for a year and have more weight to lose or have stopped following the plan and want to start your journey again, now is the time to start rebalancing.
What does it mean to rebalance? Rebalancing means going back to phase 1 & 2 of the plan so that you can reset your body and get back on track. (If you have been off the program for awhile, we suggest you get a new plan from your metabolic balance coach.)
Many clients have a hard time realizing they have gained weight or, that they have strayed too far from their metabolic balance plan. If you are a metabolic balancer and,
-Your clothes or rings getting tighter;
-You have less energy;
-There a reduction in your well-being;
-You reached your alarm weight*;
A rebalancing should be done with the assistance of your coach. Because the focus of the metabolic balance plan is to help you have a healthy lifestyle, a rebalancing should be done no more than once a year. If you find that you need to do a rebalancing several times in a short period of time, you may have diet issues that need to be addressed by your coach.
*Alarm weight. Sylvia Egel uses an alarm weight with her clients as a warning that something is wrong. If a client reaches their alarm weight, they need to do a rebalancing to get things back on track.
- Let your coach know that you are rebalancing and discuss with your coach the challenges you faced or are facing with eating the metabolic balance way.
- If it has been several years since you received your initial plan, ask your coach for an updated plan based on a new blood test to gauge your current health and nutritional status. (There is a charge for a new plan based on a new blood test.)
- Prepare your kitchen/home for phase 1 and 2. Eliminate any foods from your house which will derail you during those first few weeks.
- Lighten your schedule and try to keep the stress down while you are making this healthy change to your body and your lifestyle.
Additional Posts on Rebalancing:
Do you want to be healthier and more balanced during 2016? I do. Here are a 8 tips to help you on your metabolic balance journey:
- Don’t skip your meals. metabolic balance asks you to eat three meals a day. Don’t miss a meal! Eating on a regular schedule will help you avoid overeating during a meal.
- Be relaxed when you eat. We’ve talked about being mindful and now is the perfect time to focus on being present and within the moment while you are eating. By focusing on your food, you will remember what you put into your mouth and will avoid overeating by “accident.”
- Don’t tell people you are on a diet. metabolic balance is not a diet, it is a way of life. Tell people you are adding healthier habits to your lifestyle to improve your health and your metabolism. Deciding to follow the metabolic balance plan is a lifestyle choice not just a diet choice.
- It takes time for your body to get used to your metabolic balance portions so weigh your food and take a photo of your meal. The photo helps document the actual portion size. Our brains like to play tricks on us so what your eyes see may not be what is actually there. Once you get used to “seeing” your portion sizes you can start trusting yourself and your body to know the right amount of food to eat and stay on plan.
- Keep your kitchen clean. Throw out or donate foods that may tempt you away from your metabolic balance plan. The kitchen must be a positive energy space not a space that causes stress so reduce the stress by removing the tempting foods.
- Create a plan for cooking meals. Plan what you are going to eat during the week. Planning will make it impossible for you to run out of healthy foods. If you don’t know how to cook, plan into your schedule a time to watch cooking tutorials or take a cooking class or schedule a visit from your foodie friends who know how to cook.
- Go to Sleep. Your body needs time to process the changes you are making and build your immune system. The body repairs itself at night so go to bed and get a good night’s rest.
- Review your metabolic balance Rules. Are you following them? Why not? If you don’t know why, ask your metabolic balance coach for help!
You still have time to join us on Dietbet. We will be doing Dietbets for the next few months. Here is a link to the most current game. Search for the Games under the name “Win by Losing” You can also search for me, metabolic balance 1. I’m blogging on dietbet about my rebalancing. Just search for metabolic balance and my posts should show up!
Every few months, we talk about rebalancing because it is an important part of metabolic balance. Over the year, life can get hectic and your positive and healthy habits may be pushed aside by older and more ingrained one that still have a grip on you.
Here are five tips from metabolic balance Germany who first share the tips with us when they rebalanced as a group (the whole German office!)
- If during the strict phase you are freezing while eating cold vegetables, warm them up! Eat steamed vegetables or make a vegetable soup. (Just avoid oil in this phase)
- If you have bread left, you don’t have to eat it! The less bread the better. If you are allowed three pieces of bread a day but you only eat two pieces, don’t worry!
- Don’t drink anything but water between meals. Really, anything else may start the digestive process so it is better to stick with cold or hot water.
- If you get sick while on the strict phase of the plan, stop and take care of yourself. You can start over again once you are feeling better.
- Temptation is everywhere but everybody can avoid temptation for two weeks. It isn’t that bad to say no for two weeks.
If you are looking for more tips, don’t forget to read yesterday’s post about rebalancing!
photo by Julien Belli