Personalized nutrition is always just a swipe away with our Metabolic Balance app. Every plan is available direct to your phone where you can use it anytime, anywhere. Around the house, out shopping, commuting to work, visiting friends, or travelling abroad – if your phone’s there, your plan’s there! The Metabolic Balance App is the perfect shopping assistant when shopping for groceries and you can even link your nutrition plan and food list alongside healthy recipes and meal suggestions. Ingredients needed can be conveniently placed in your personal shopping list. It’s also a seamless way to stay connected with your Metabolic Balance coach! Are you ready to start? Find your nearest coach on our website.
Category: Wellness Coaching
Interview with Pia Funfack
With Metabolic Balance, no one is on their own with their nutrition plan. The heart of our program is the intensive support of the participants our certified coaches. Our coaching services are as unique and varied as our nutrition plans themselves. Today we introduce you to one of our colleagues: Pia Funfack is not only the daughter of the company founders, but has been a successful coach for many years.
Metabolic Balance: Hi Pia, especially at the beginning of the year many people want to lose weight, eat better, simply live healthier. What do you recommend?
Pia: The most important thing in order to lose weight safely and permanently, to feel fit and active and to live healthily is food and that in sufficient quantity. So we should not eat too much, but in no case too little, either. In this way, we provide our metabolism and body with all the important building blocks to be able to master all the processes physiologically necessary. Which diet is right for the individual depends, of course, on the person, lifestyle, nutritional goals and much more. People who have a sedentary work and little exercise in their daily lives should be limiting quickly available and short-chain carbohydrates, such as those found in white flour products, sweets, rice or potatoes, and consume long-chain carbohydrates in the form of vegetables and whole-grain rye products. This means simply omitting or reducing the satiating side dish – for example, not eating all the rice at the Asian restaurant, two dumplings or a plate full of mac and cheese at a restaurant, but rather focus on the protein and vegetables first. A meal should always consist of a portion of protein and long-chain carbohydrates such as vegetables and/or salad, as well as be enriched with high-quality oils that contain a lot of omega 3 and omega 6, and thus provide essential fatty acids. If needed, whole-grain rye bread can serve as a filling side dish. Those who don’t want to replace wheat pasta, rice, etc., should at least reduce the amount and consume only little of it. Endurance athletes or people who are a lot on the move are welcome to eat a bit more of the satiating side dish, as they really need the energy from quickly available carbohydrates. It is also important to be mindful and pay attention to personal feelings of hunger and satiety. Often, we eat not because we are physiologically hungry, that is, the body really needs food, but for various other reasons. Often, when we feel hungry, it is enough to drink something instead of eating. We should also ask ourselves where the hunger or appetite comes from. In many cases, one of our senses has been addressed, which then triggers feelings of hunger. Thus, it can happen that only the sight or smell of a food causes a feeling of hunger to arise in us, although we are actually full. In addition to appealing to the senses, various emotions such as stress, loneliness, sadness or boredom can also trigger hunger and cravings. Eating mindfully and paying attention to where hunger comes from can cut down on some unnecessary snacks. The important thing is to consciously decide for or against something and not eat and snack completely without rhyme or reason, just because something is available at that moment. In addition to eating consciously, it is also a good idea to set a goal for your own nutrition. There are various methods of achieving goals, such as the “SMART” principle or, my favorite, the “WOOP” method. If I have a goal in mind, analyzing the way to reach it exactly and setting myself certain milestones, uncovering obstacles on the home stretch and developing strategies to master them, the implementation of a plan usually succeeds best. With all plans and projects, however, one thing should not be forgotten: You should not stress yourself too much and try to treat yourself well. This works especially well with a Metabolic Balance nutrition plan, because you can stop worrying so much about food. You automatically give your body everything it needs by simply sticking to what the plan tells you to do. Healthy eating has never been so easy!
Metabolic Balance: What distinguishes Metabolic Balance from other nutrition
Pia: Metabolic Balance differs from other nutrition programs in many ways. We are the only nutrition program that creates an individual nutrition plan for each participant based on 36 blood values as well as the participant’s medical history. Another difference is that Metabolic Balance, contrary to the opinion of many people, does not completely exclude any nutrient group from the diet, as it is the case with strict low-carb diets that completely eliminate starchy carbohydrates from the diet. With Metabolic Balance, the macronutrients fat, carbohydrates and proteins are offered at each meal in the optimal proportion for the respective participant. This ensures that everyone receives the appropriate amounts for themselves and can thus achieve the health goal as well as the desired weight loss without renouncing or feeling hungry.
In the long term, Metabolic Balance helps participants leave old unhealthy eating patterns behind and return to their inner signals, to intuitive eating behavior. They know exactly what is good for them, because they can feel the signals of the body again and interpret them correctly. Another success factor in which Metabolic Balance differs from other nutrition programs is, in addition to the individual nutrition plans, the personal and individual coaching. Each participant has his or her own personal Metabolic Balance coach, who provides advice and support and accompanies the participants in a motivating manner until they reach their goal.
Metabolic Balance: Can you tell us more about the importance of coaching?
Pia: Coaching is very important for many reasons. First of all, of course, to familiarize the participants with the process and background of the Metabolic Balance program. In the course of the coaching sessions, participants are shown what really matters in a balanced and healthy diet, so that they can achieve and maintain their feel-good weight and health goals in the long term, even without food plans. Of course, it is also important to motivate the participants during the dietary change. In addition to nutritional knowledge, mental issues are also addressed in coaching. Participants are thus helped to identify their very personal “stumbling blocks” on the home stretch to their desired weight or increased well-being and to develop solutions to avoid them in the future. The fun of healthy eating is always in the foreground.
Metabolic Balance: Thank you, dear Pia, for this first insight into our nutrition concept. We look forward to many more participants, whom you and your team will successfully accompany to their goal.
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: https://www.nutritionproportion.net/?fbclid=IwAR0Dk0_-WS0zHEtpnPjfumynukZoklVVX7RYT4Rk25XsP5GGBSIFHyHX8wM
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!
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.
To learn more visit: https://www.metabolic-balance.us/
or e-mail us at email@example.com
or call us at 619.894.7893.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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