The Metabolic Balance nutrition plan under the microscope – can I eat according to it even on vacation?
Yes! With a nutrition plan according to Metabolic Balance, you can eat healthy while still enjoying your vacation. Mediterranean cuisine in particular, with its high-quality oils, freshly caught fish, lots of grilled food and delicious vegetables, is perfect for the Metabolic Balance nutrition plan. Other vacation destinations also have wonderful and healthy culinary delights in store. If you have an apartment with a kitchen on your travels, it’s very easy to eat according to plan. If you stay in a hotel, you have to be a little bit more flexible. But this is also quite easy. After a certain period following the plan, participants already have a feeling for the quantities and foods they should eat. After all, Metabolic Balance is not a diet, but a way of eating for a lifetime. For guidance or tips reach out to your coach or connect with members of our Facebook group.
… combining pasta, sparkling wine and chocolate correctly!
Who doesn’t like to indulge oneself with a piece of chocolate, delicious pasta or a glass of wine on weekends or on vacation? Even while you are following our Metabolic Balance nutrition plan, small treats are allowed from time to time. True to the motto “the dose makes the poison”, participants can have a Treat Meal from time to time after the 14 days of the strict phase of the Metabolic Balance nutrition plan.
We put together a list of tips to keep in mind and how best to combine the most popular treats to minimize their stress on the body.
Chocolate is best eaten in combination with nuts. Why?
It is best to consume chocolate with a cocoa content as high as possible. It is rich in antioxidants and usually has significantly less sugar than conventional milk chocolate. But sometimes, far from any reason, the body demands the sweet milk chocolate. In order to metabolize carbohydrates such as the abundant sugar they contain, the body needs B-vitamins, which milk chocolate naturally does not provide. Nuts, on the other hand, are rich in these B-vitamins and provide precisely the nutrients needed to break down sugar. Thus, if it has to be milk chocolate, then preferably the one with nuts!
Enjoy prosecco with orange juice. Why?
The consumption of alcohol deprives the body of vitamins during the breakdown. Thus, it is best to drink some orange juice when you consume alcohol. The vitamin C contained in the juice not only helps metabolize the alcohol, but also helps the body to regenerate.
Eat pasta and co. with high-quality oils! Why?
Starchy foods with short-chain carbohydrates such as wheat pasta, rice, white bread or potatoes are best enjoyed in combination with high-quality oils (e.g., olive oil) or fats (butter). The fat surrounds the starch, i.e. the body needs more time to reach the starch and break it down into individual glucose building blocks, since the fat has to be processed first. The result – glucose enters the blood much slower, the blood sugar rises more slowly and this in turn leads to fewer cravings as well as a long-lasting fullness.
With summer in full swing and COVID-19 related restrictions easing in some places, many of our clients wonder how to follow their Metabolic Balance plan, especially the first phases, while on vacation. If you are traveling, one of the first things Metabolic Balance recommends is choosing a place with a daily buffet. Eating à la carte in restaurants also works, as long as you are not afraid to order dishes individually and, for example, replace side dishes such as French fries with healthier options. A great option that also works with many Metabolic Balance plans is a high-quality fish or a good steak with a fresh salad. Other foods such as delicious fruit, the daily apple, aromatic cheese, and crunchy vegetables can be found all over the world and also fit many plans. A final tip is to bring a few foods from home with you on your travels as a backup in case you are concerned about what options you may have.
Our motto while traveling is simple: “Eat as close to your plan as possible, as far away as necessary” – following this philosophy, nothing stands in the way of a healthy diet according to Metabolic Balance while enjoying your travels!