Meet Dr. Noel Aldrich

One of the great aspects of Metabolic Balance is that we have many wonderful practitioners and coaches that help guide clients on their journey to optimal health! Today we are featuring Dr. Noel Aldrich, a licensed nutritionist from Nutrition Proportion in Minnesota. To meet Dr. Aldrich and to learn about Metabolic Balance, check out this great video.

To connect with Dr. Aldrich visit his website:

Metabolic Balance Certification

Are you Quarantined at Home?

Well then this is the perfect opportunity to become a certified Metabolic Balance® Coach!

Our two-step certification process can be fully completed online!

It includes:
1. Online Course via Metabolic Balance Training Institute (15-16 hrs).
2. Five Live Webinar Workshops.

Online training modules will give you an in depth knowledge about topics including energy and protein metabolism, blood sugar regulation, and diabetes. Live webinars will connect you with experienced coaches from our team that will help give you the tools and tips you need to start working with clients.

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Metabolic Balance Myths

Today, we want to dispel one of the great myths surrounding Metabolic Balance.

“I have to eat the same thing every day, which feels boring and limiting.”

This a common misconception that is far from the truth. At Metabolic Balance one of the most important points is that all clients should be able to eat a variety of dishes every day! Each individualized nutrition plan contains a huge selection of different foods, which can be combined and enhanced by spices to create flavorful dishes. 

Variety already starts by simply combining a different protein with each meal. In addition, the large selection of different vegetables, which you can mix and combine with one of the numerous protein varieties, guarantees a a plethora of possible dishes. On your meal plan you can keep experimenting with new combinations and flavors. For example, integrating fruit into a main course can help you discover new tastes and textures. Even cooking with spices, whether dried, frozen or fresh can give old dishes a new spin. Dare to try exotic flavors, play with spicy and sweet tastes, and discover new culinary paths! You will quickly realize the many new dishes and tastes that are hidden in your plan!

5 tips for Tackling Emotional Based Hunger

In a perfect world, we would follow the Metabolic Balance ® rules and life would be a bed of roses but, most of us carry not only excess weight but a lifetime of baggage that we need to sort through so we can lead balanced lives as metabolic balancers.

Some metabolic balancers struggle with emotional eating caused by stress or a desire to tap into a memory associated with specific foods.  If this is one of your issues, sit down with your coach and devise a plan which incorporates some of the following:

  1. Keep a diary and learn your hunger eating habits. If you just ate dinner and you are “feeling” hungry than it may be emotional hunger not a physical need for food.
  2. Create a list of things to do that shifts your mindset and help you avoid eating to fill an emotional need.  Create a to do list that you can easily tackle when emotional hunger arrives.  The list should be tasks that can be easily accomplished and that can be accomplished in under 15 minutes.  It is crucial that the task be short and something you can finish (have a sense of completion) but not too short that you are just thinking about food the whole time.  We want your brain to switch away from food and focus on the task you decided to accomplish.
  3. If you have a flexible schedule, go for a walk each time you are feeling emotionally hungry.  Getting Fresh air and moving your body are both wonderful benefits of walking outdoors.
  4. If you are not to the point where you can stop yourself from eating, take four bites of whatever food you want to eat and toss the rest. (You may feel bad but your body won’t care.)  The four bites will satiate the emotional need.
  5.  If you need to have some kind of ritual to replace the emotional eating, try creating your own tea ceremony.  It can be very relaxing to go through the process of creating tea.  If you don’t know about tea ceremonies, here is an example.  Tea or coffee are not allowed between meals but you can add the cermony to your Metabolic Balance ® meal.