Metabolism: The Engine of the Body

“Good metabolism, bad metabolism, boost the metabolism, stimulate it, drive it” – the term “metabolism” is often used when we talk about health and wellness. Put very simply, the metabolism uses nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats in order to produce energy for all organs.  Vitamins and minerals are also particularly important for a fast and efficient metabolism. If they are missing, highly complicated biochemical processes cannot take place. Numerous foods are considered to be real “boosters” for the metabolism.  These include hot spices such as chili and ginger or bitter vegetables such as fennel and chicory, whose essential oils increase the basal metabolic rate. Protein foods such as poultry, fish, meat and cheese provide zinc, which is an important catalyst for metabolism.  

Eating After 6pm

Eating huge meals late in the evening and before going to bed is definitely not recommended. Digestion slows down at night and has an impact on your metabolism and quality of sleep. After all, the body takes a rest at night. The body switches to “standby mode”, i.e., whilst all vital functions are maintained, and the blood sugar is kept at a constant level, it’s not the time to put your body to the task of digesting food especially in epic portions! It’s not just the timing of your meal that is important, but also the quality of the food you eat. Calories don’t care what time it is! So, what should you stick to when you want to lose weight? Although everyone’s body is unique and some things may not work for everyone, we recommend that your evening meal be lighter yet nourishing, rather than heavy and super filling. Tips for meals after 6pm:

✔ Avoid foods containing simple sugars such as sweets, chocolate, etc. These will stimulate your appetite.
✔ Focus on protein-rich foods such as fish, dairy products, eggs and nuts.
✔ Don’t eat too much raw food in the evening – steamed vegetables are easier to digest.
✔ Your last meal should preferably be at least 3 hours before bedtime.
✔ Always drink enough water.

Focus On Metabolism

What are often perceived as ‘normal’ eating habits today, are so often not good for us.

Not eating the foods that are right for you can lead to disruption of your body’s natural rhythm. The result in many cases, is poor health and obesity.

That’s why Metabolic Balance focuses solely on metabolic health – when you address the cause and restore balance to the body, your metabolism can be reset and natural health re-established.

So, how you could feel with a balanced metabolism may include…

– Your sleep improves, and you feel well-rested

– Your energy increases, boosting your daily performance at work and home

– You gain strength and muscle mass

– You regulate your blood sugar levels

– You balance your acidity-alkaline ratio

– You achieve and maintain your desired weight

– You improve your overall quality of life

With these positive side effects, you can see where the concept of ‘food as medicine’ was born. To learn more about metabolism and the impact it can have on your health and wellbeing visit our website!

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Unique to You

Living healthily is different for each of us.

Uniqueness is our specialty and we can help you on the road to great health by knowing what foods YOU need to eat!

A Metabolic Balance nutrition plan is individually tailored to your needs and is based on peer-reviewed scientific nutritional research. Each plan is unique, because it is created using:

– your blood values

– your measurements

– your personal data

– your allergies

– your likes and dislikes

More than a million people over the last 20 years have successfully participated in their own Metabolic Balance nutrition plan. Find out more about how we can create the perfect plan for you.

Life in balance, with Metabolic Balance!

Thrive!

At Metabolic Balance a combination of a personalized nutrition plan along with one-on-one coaching helps our clients thrive. By focusing on helping restore your metabolism, Metabolic Balance leads to sustainable health and wellness. To learn more visit our website or send us a message! Rather than just surviving we can help you thrive!

Calorie Counting

Calore Counting? No way! Not with Metabolic Balance…
We’ve all been told for decades that losing weight is down to calories and sticking to a rigid number of them. But the more we learn, the more we know that this outdated strategy is actually misguided, and perhaps even inappropriate. The fact is, counting calculations don’t deliver comparative results.
Why?
Because everyone is unique! Things like the type of food you eat, your metabolism and even your gut health have a huge bearing on whether you lose weight or not. And this is why your nutrition should be personalized to YOU.
Your uniqueness is our specialty so stop counting the calories and book a discovery call with a Metabolic Balance coach today!

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Reset Your Body

Don’t hit snooze. Don’t wait for when you are less busy. Don’t even wait until tomorrow…
It’s time to upgrade. It’s time to level up. It’s time to reset your body!
Most importantly, it’s time to put the shakes, fad diet plans and calorie-counting apps away for good. Why? Well, if you don’t mind us saying… Metabolic Balance is a game changer!
You will be guided through your health journey by your Metabolic Balance coach. Experienced physicians, nutritionists and naturopaths professionally trained in our method will help and guide you at all stages of the program.
Together, we’re going to learn about your foods and create the lifestyle you need for balance, well-being and long-term health. All of the lifestyle recommendations from your coach are personalized and custom for your.
So don’t wait, you can start your total body and health reset today!

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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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Empowering YOU

At Metabolic Balance, we believe in the power of education!

After decades of working with people from all walks of life, we know that education is the way to create long-lasting health changes. Once clients understand WHY the changes are necessary, and HOW to make them happen, it alters how they FEEL about healthy choices and what they want to eat every day to fuel their bodies.

Metabolic Balance coaches are passionate about:
– promoting awareness of how a naturally balanced metabolism is fundamental to regulating hormones and all bodily functions
– ensuring clients have the information they need to embrace dietary changes
– supporting emotional wellbeing as well as physical health
– passing on their knowledge so clients are empowered and have self-responsibility

So what are you waiting for? Visit our website to connect with a Metabolic Balance coach near you!

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.