Invest in Your Health

Take a moment to consider what you spend money on. There are several things that are essential for life, including food, a roof over your head, and clothing. However, we usually spend money on things that aren’t necessary, and when faced with the cost of our health it can feel like there’s nothing left in the bank. So, why should you invest in your health? You only get one body, so investing in it is obvious! Keeping it healthy should be your No. 1 priority. Another key reason to take care of your body now is that you may not have done so in the past. Whether we ate a lot of sugary snacks as kids or drank too much as young adults, most of us could stand to make up for a period of unhealthy living. Investing in your health will pay off big time! When your mind and body are healthy, you’ll feel better and work better! You may even find that you have a whole new outlook on daily life. So, HOW do I invest in my health? It all starts with you… and you can start today. Reach out to your nearest Metabolic Balance coach by visiting our website!

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.  

Sequence of Meals

First the fish, then the potatoes – doesn’t it matter what you eat first? The main thing is that it’s healthy, right?

In fact, studies have shown that the order of meals has a decisive influence on blood sugar levels. Test subjects who ate proteins and fats first, followed by the carbohydrate portion, had lower blood glucose and insulin levels than study participants who ate the meal in the reverse order. The researchers are also certain that the order (protein, fat, and then carbohydrate) also improved insulin sensitivity. In addition, the participants had a longer lasting feeling of satiety. So just give it a try!

No Magic Pill

Many people have wished or hoped for that magic pill to have what they want, right?
But especially when it comes to health and the ideal body, we don’t have a magic pill that helps you wake up with the body of your dreams, but we do have some ”pills” that if you make a habit of taking them every day, can help you reach your health goals!

They include:
– Meditation (The health of the mind is essential for a balanced body)

– Staying hydrated (because the body needs water for the proper functioning of all organs)

– Follow the food plan (Your Metabolic Balance food plan is customized for you with all your body’s needs. It not only helps with weight loss but also helps with a significant improvement in your health!)

– Going on walks (Walking, can bring numerous benefits such as improved blood circulation and brain oxygenation).

– Getting quality sleep (An excellent quality sleep implies a more productive day in a healthier body, as numerous ”repairs” occur in our body during sleep.)

Although there is no magic pill that will help you achieve the perfect body overnight, these five simple steps can help you improve your health and wellness!

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Optimizing Your Well-Being

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
– Ayurvedic Proverb
Food gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly, so getting that
information right is crucial for maintaining our health and metabolic processes.
We can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for developing diseases and conditions such as
arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease if we consume too much food or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions. Food serves as medicine – it promotes health, prevents disease, and optimizes our whole well-being! To learn more about optimizing your health visit our website and connect with one of our experienced coaches!

You are Unique

Everyone has a body that is uniquely their own, so it seems obvious to us that what everyone needs for optimal health and wellness is not going to be the same! The foods that work best for one person could be drastically different from someone else’s. That is why our program is completely personalized to each client to ensure that you have a nutrition plan that helps you feel and perform at your best. Our Metabolic Balance® food plans are designed using your blood tests and personal health history, to ensure you get the nutrition that is right for YOU. Great health starts by knowing what foods you need to eat! To connect with one of our coaches visit our website or send us message!

Beauty from the Inside

The skin is far more than just a protective shell for our body! It is a crucial organ with many functions. 

Besides skin care on the outside from creams and lotions, diet plays an important role in the health of your skin and hair. Some people like to use superfoods like moringa, aloe, goij berries and chia seeds to supply the skin with sufficient vital substances. At the same time, you can also supply your skin well with:

  • Green vegetables (e.g. broccoli, spinach, arugula) – rich in antioxidants and protection against free radicals
  • Sea fish (e.g. tuna, mackerel, salmon, etc.) – rich in omega-3 fatty acids against inflammation 
  • Nuts (e.g. almonds, walnuts) – rich in vital substances such as zinc, B vitamins, iron, magnesium to strengthen connective tissue
  • Water for more moisture and elasticity.

Take Care of Your Body

Often times in life we get so busy that we stop to take a moment to do things for ourselves! When was the last time you did something really good for yourself? One way to take care of yourself is to eat well, as this can help you feel good inside and out! Eating what’s right for you is the best present you could give your body. You are what you eat! So nourish your strong and powerful body with fresh and whole foods. Do something great for yourself and prepare a meal made of colorful, vibrant, and delicious foods! To learn more about how Metabolic Balance can help you take care of your body, visit our website and connect with a coach today!

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Exercise and Metabolic Balance

Although incorporating exercise is not a must while you are eating according to your Metabolic Balance plan, many of our clients tell us that they have gained or regained their motivation to exercise.

“Exercise is part of my life again”, Kerstin says, who has lost 6 dress sizes with Metabolic Balance. “Three times a week I go running, and I play handball in my home club team again (without pain and with success). I’m doing really well! I sleep well, my blood pressure and my blood count are top again. I have become more self-confident and have a much more positive effect on those around me.”

If you want to learn how you can regain your health, visit our website and reach out to one of our great coaches! (https://www.metabolic-balance.us/).

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Transform Mind and Body

With our award-winning program, there are no magic pills, slimming shakes, or proprietary foods. Are you required to keep track of points or count calories? No way! Our all-natural nutrition program will bring balance to your hormones, optimize your health, and lead to a new invigorated lifestyle with successful, long-term weight management. Your personalized nutrition plan acts as your roadmap, indicating exactly which natural foods you should eat. Together with your practitioner, the program will orchestrate the biochemical changes needed for reaching your desired health and wellbeing goals. Are you ready to transform your body and mind and gain extra energy and confidence?

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