Real Food for Real People

We’re all know there are some crazy food diets out there. Some often focus on a single ingredient that you know can’t possibly work (but, let’s be honest, you’ve probably given one a go at some time!). Whether it’s the Coconut Diet, the Grapefruit Solution, or The New Cabbage Soup Diet, there’s no shortage of wacky ideas being floated for weight loss. But the truth is, to lose weight and then maintain a stable weight you need a stable nutrition plan that is best suited for you. Metabolic Balance is all about real food for real people. Using your blood values and personal data, we create a program that is unique to you and one that will continue to help you live your healthiest life in the long term – not just for a month or two. If you’re looking for a sustainable solution for your health, get in touch with your local Metabolic Balance coach today by visiting our website.

Inclusion Not Exclusion

We all know that the more food has been processed and laden with additives & preservatives, the more it negatively impacts your health & well-being. We at Metabolic Balance are dedicated to promoting a proper understanding of the true healing power of fresh, whole and natural foods, which contain all the essential nutrients to fully support physical and mental health if eaten in the right quantities and at the correct times. Metabolic Balance does not exclude any food group and instead creates a personalized nutrition program for each client. Have you ever been afraid to make a personalized meal plan because you didn’t know what you were going to eat or afraid of being too little food? Well you do not have to worry about that with Metabolic Balance. Check out website and connect with one of our coaches to learn more or get started!

The Right Eating Is Medicine

We strive to first improve and then sustain exceptional health. 

Metabolic Balance was developed from the knowledge that food has an enormous influence on the functioning of our body’s systems and processes and therefore on our overall well-being and health.

Although our approach is most renowned for its ability to help people lose weight, that is just one of the many health benefits of personalized nutrition and a balanced diet. 

Food is your medicine and great health starts by knowing what foods YOU need to eat!

Internal Clock

When our internal clock breaks its stride, it makes us more than just tired: Researchers have found that a daily rhythm out of step has negative consequences. Whether it is time to go to sleep or to be active, our body knows this without an alarm clock. An internal clock controls our sleeping and waking phases and is oriented primarily to the natural rhythm of day and night. If this rhythm is disrupted, for example by jet lag or shift work, this also has physical consequences: A disturbance of the internal clock promotes obesity, for instance, and can even accelerate mental decline.

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.

Spicy Mango and Kale Salad

Are you looking for delicious and healthy recipes to help you lose weight? Give this spicy mango and kale salad a try!

Ingredients:
1 serving of vegetables (kale, leeks, brown mushrooms)
1 portion mango diced
1 garlic clove
1 chili pepper
Fresh ginger
Cardamom pods
Coconut oil
1/4 cup (50 mL) of vegetable broth
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean, wash and coarsely chop the kale and leeks. Clean the mushrooms and cut them into quarters. Halve the chili pepper lengthways and deseed, then cut into small pieces. Peel and finely dice the garlic and ginger. Heat the oil, sauté the garlic, ginger and leek until translucent, and add the chili and cardamom. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 3 minutes. Then add the kale and cook for another 3 minutes. Finally, deglaze with vegetable broth and simmer for 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Finally, add half of the diced mango and enjoy the rest of the mango for dessert. Enjoy with a protein of your choice!

Personalized Nutrition

After trying different diets, programs or quick-fix solutions, there are many reasons why you may still feel bloated, uncomfortable or just generally disheartened about irregular weight-loss management. We firmly believe the main reason is that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! One type of program, diet or solution will not work for everyone. Simple. Our Metabolic Balance nutrition plans are individually designed based on a set of blood tests and your personal health history. Personalizing your nutrition plan and creating a roadmap to a new revitalized lifestyle is the only way to go. To learn more about our award-winning program, please visit our website to connect with one of our coaches.

Photo: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Personalized Nutrition

You are unique, and your food choices should be too!
Metabolic Balance has been scientifically proven as one of the most successful nutrition programs on the market. One key to our success lies in the high degree of personalization that we provide our clients. Every nutrition plan that we create is tailored specifically to each individual based on their blood test results and health history. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, together with your Metabolic Balance Practitioner, we’re going to celebrate your uniqueness and use it to help optimize your health. Begin your health journey today!

Photo: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

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!

Adapted: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand