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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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.
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!
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.
Many of our clients at Metabolic Balance not only lose weight and observe changes in their body but they also feel better in other areas of their life. One client writes, “There are so many things that have changed. Weight and dress size of course, but also lifestyle, enjoyment of exercise, better sleep, awareness of healthy living.”
Do you also want to feel so wonderful? Then get in touch with us and write your own Metabolic Balance success story!
Health is something to be treasured and valued. What you eat is the biggest thing that will impact your health day in and day out. Metabolic Balance has been helping people since 2002 make the changes they need to make, to improve their health. Tried, tested, and loved throughout the world for nearly 20 years, we know personalized nutrition!
If you are interested in making a change and seeing how you can improve your health check out our website or send us a message on Facebook.
We love helping people get better and find their way back to great health!
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It’s time for a spring cleaning the bitter way! A spring cure rich in bitter substances stimulates the metabolism in a natural way. This wonderful herbal drink shows you how delicious it can taste.
Ingredients (1 serving): 5 dandelion leaves Handful of parsley Handful of chervil 5 leaves goutweed Salt and black pepper 1/2 tablespoon of oil 1 cup (250 ml) milk, soy milk or oat milk
Preparation: Wash, pluck and finely chop the herbs. Then add everything to a blender, season and add oil and milk. Puree the whole thing finely, serve in a beautiful glass with ice and garnish with more herbs if desired. Delicious!
The pandemic has fundamentally changed how and where many of us work. Many people either now work from home or work from home far more than they did before the pandemic. Although working from home has many advantages, it can also be challenging especially when it comes to diet and nutrition. It can lead to some not ideal habits such as eating at your desk or grabbing multiple snacks in between meals. At Metabolic Balance, as part of our nutrition coaching we encourage clients to try out new healthy habits. One example, is enjoying your lunch break away from your desk. This can lead you to be more mindful during your meal and concentrate on the smells, textures, and flavors of your food. This is known to help improve your digestion and satiety. By taking a break, you also increase your chances of being productive and getting a lot more done in the afternoon!
Here at Metabolic Balance, we support your metabolism with real food and expert advice, and we also encourage our clients to have a work and life balance. If you are looking to adapt healthier habits and lifestyle, reach out to one of our great coaches today!
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One of your first steps towards a healthier lifestyle should be to “detox” your kitchen. Clean out all of the processed or tempting foods that you know would throw you off track or prevent you from accomplishing your goals. This way you won’t be tempted to eat a bag of chips in front of the TV after a stressful day, only to be tormented by a guilty conscience the next day. At Metabolic Balance we provide you with many resources to help you revamp your kitchen. We help you with:
shopping tips, including how to decipher the information printed on the packaging,
information about where sugar is hidden
comprehensive advice on how to get good quality food even with a small budget,
detailed recipes that anyone can prepare themselves,
simple and varied meals for when you’re travelling,
delicious ideas for the lunch,
practical budgeting instructions and recommendations on stock-keeping.
To get started with our program and detox your kitchen reach out to us via Facebook or our website.
For many people who celebrate Lent, how they celebrate it and what it means to them can differ. Some only want to give up certain things such as sweets, alcohol, cigarettes or meat. Others use the fasting period explicitly for physical detoxification of the body or as an introduction to a change in diet.
The king penguin is a master of fasting. For up to five months a year, it can go without eating a single fish. It lives on its fat deposits and can thus lose almost half its body weight. But it is not only in the animal world that observes prolonged periods of fasting.
In many cultures, fasting has always been and is a suitable method to purify body and mind. In the last 20 years alone, many nutrition experts have repeatedly pointed out the beneficial effects that fasting brings to the metabolism.
Today, many people are convinced that they are eating healthy. They study all the ingredients and check the products for organic, environmentally friendly production. Nevertheless, every day you are exposed to environmental toxins through the air or water. Therefore, regular detoxification of the body through fasting can be quite useful.
Regulatory system of the body
The body itself has a very well functioning regulatory system to excrete the toxins and pollutants it absorbs via the primary detoxification organs – intestine, kidneys and liver. The first problems occur when the primary detoxification organs are impaired in their function, then the body resorts to the secondary detoxification organs – skin, joints, connective tissue and mucous membranes – i.e. the toxins and harmful substances are stored and accumulated there. What at first appears to be a good solution, is an additional burden for the body, since in the long run transport routes are blocked and the function of the cells is severely disturbed. Enzymes and hormones are only minimally produced, as the supply of valuable vital substances comes to a standstill. A vicious circle develops: A lack of minerals such as calcium, phosphate, zinc and selenium favors the absorption of toxins and their unwanted storage. A high zinc and selenium status, on the other hand, activates the enzyme system and even accelerates detoxification.
Reaction of the body to meal breaks
What exactly happens in the body when there are longer times between meals? In simple terms, the body shifts its metabolism to “nutrition from within”. The body quickly switches to fat burning to obtain vital energy. The body reactivates a program stored in the history of evolution that enables it to fall back on its fat reserves during periods of famine. Decisive for this is the decrease in blood sugar levels when hungry, which in turn leads to a decrease in insulin levels. If the insulin level drops, this is a signal for the body to release more glucagon and adrenaline. These two hormones mobilize the fat reserves and fatty acids are released from the fat cells. The free fatty acids are converted into so-called ketone bodies. On the one hand, this ensures that organs such as the heart, kidneys, muscles and – after a phase of adaptation – also the brain have enough fuel for life-sustaining tasks. At the same time, the fat metabolism is also activated.
In addition, during the fasting process, various switchovers occur in the cells, i.e. the cells switch to a “protection mode” – aging processes are deactivated, “clean-up” mechanisms are activated. This process is also called autophagy. Autophagy acts like a kind of the body’s garbage disposal, i.e. damaged cell components are broken down and recycled or disposed of. The breakdown of unneeded or even harmful cell components also reduces inflammation, among other things.
Fasting in transition
The traditional therapeutic fasting methods according to the well-known fasting doctors Buchinger and Mayr, as well as the modified Schroth therapy and whey fasting, are tried and tested and constantly discussed, especially in spring. The principles of fasting are similar: Abstaining from stimulants, abundant fluid intake, liver packs, intestinal cleansing and a maximum intake of 500 calories per day. In the past, however, these fasting cures have had competition, among other things, due to the emerging popularity of different forms of intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is not a starvation or zero diet, but rather a “light version” with different approaches. While some prefer the 5:2 diet (5 days of conscious eating and 2 days of a maximum of 500 cal), others integrate longer meal breaks of 16 or even 20 hours. The main reason for this is that meal breaks of at least 14 hours have a positive effect on the body, as fewer free radicals are formed and blood sugar and insulin levels also settle at a healthier level during breaks.
Conclusion Therapeutic fasting and detox cures are certainly the preferred variants for creating a basis for eliminating superfluous toxins and harmful substances. If you also want to do something for your health in the long term and minimize the accumulation of harmful substances, it makes sense to change your diet, as is the case with the Metabolic Balance nutrition program. In this way, the body is continuously supplied with vital substances tailored to its needs, which are indispensable for enzyme and hormone synthesis as well as for the functioning of the organs. At the same time, this makes it more difficult for harmful substances to settle in the cells. Fresh ingredients, seasonal fruits and vegetables, coupled with high-quality protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids form the basis for a healthy metabolism. In addition, Metabolic Balance gently integrates meal breaks – 3 meals with 5 hours breaks in between and a long fasting break at night keep blood sugar and insulin levels in check, enriching the body with the positive effects of short-term fasting.