A Program That Works

Metabolic Balance is the tried, tested and trusted way to eat right for you. It’s truly personalized nutrition. We use 36 blood parameters to identify what is going on for you and which foods you then need to eat to get well and achieve your health goals. If you’re someone who has struggled to change their health such as lose weight, calm inflammation or manage your digestive health then finding out the right foods could just be the difference you need. This is why Metabolic Balance is loved worldwide as the holistic, natural and healthy way to be well. Let 2021 be your year for wellness and feeling the best you can feel. Find your Metabolic Balance practitioner and never look back!
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Meal Times

Everyone has their own biorhythm and metabolism. Certainly, it is not recommended to eat abundantly late in the evening and before going to bed.
It is medically proven that digestion works much slower at night, which affects the metabolism and also the quality of sleep. However, not only the timing is important, but also the quantity and quality of the food. Calories don’t care what time it is! So what should you stick to when you want to lose weight?

Tips for meals after 6 pm:

  • Avoid monosaccharides (sweets, chocolate, etc. ), which stimulate the appetite.
  • In the evening, prefer 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 be 3-4 hours before bedtime.
  • Always drink enough water.

Tips for Healthy Living

Who doesn’t want a natural, fresh appearance along with stable feel-good weight, radiant skin, shiny hair and healthy nails?

You can try the all the creams, potions and gadgets… but a truly natural, healthy appearance with radiance can only come from within. And your nutrition plays a pivotal role in that healthy glow.

Anyone who actively pays attention to the quality of food they eat has already taken the first step. What you eat is important – but it’s also vital to consider HOW you eat too.

Here are a few quick tips for a balanced diet for beauty and well-being:

– Vegetables should always be a part of your meal.

– Eat your veggies only lightly cooked (or raw) to protect and preserve the nutrients and the natural taste.

– Include at least 30g of fiber daily, from veggies and whole grains such as rye or oats.

– Meat, on the other hand, should only be consumed in quantities best suited for YOU.

– When eaten once or twice a week, fish provides an excellent source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, iodine and selenium.

– Keep your fluid levels up! Water is the foundation for vitality, health and a radiant appearance.

And the best thing to remember is to take your time and enjoy your meals. Eating well is like giving yourself an amazing gift every day! Love yourself enough to always fuel your body well.

For more tips on living healthily with beauty and vitality, check out the beauty & vitality page on our website.

Adapted: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

Diabetes at the Supermarket

Diabetes prevention starts in the supermarket. Why? Most processed foods – are full of additives and preservatives and contain too much refined sugar. Especially products labeled as “fat free” tend to have high amounts of added sugar to make up for the lack of fat. 

The good news: A healthy lifestyle with sufficient exercise and a balanced diet can significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes. 

Start making the first small changes today:

  • Prepare meals fresh
  • Avoid convenience products as much as possible
  • Reduce white flour and white flour products
  • 3 wholesome meals per day
  • No snacks between meals

Unique to You

Living healthily is different for each of us.

Uniqueness is our specialty and we can help you on the road to great health by knowing what foods YOU need to eat!

A Metabolic Balance nutrition plan is individually tailored to your needs and is based on peer-reviewed scientific nutritional research. Each plan is unique, because it is created using:

– your blood values

– your measurements

– your personal data

– your allergies

– your likes and dislikes

More than a million people over the last 20 years have successfully participated in their own Metabolic Balance nutrition plan. Find out more about how we can create the perfect plan for you.

Life in balance, with Metabolic Balance!

Chewing Longer

Intensive chewing promotes digestion and the usability of food. Through targeted and almost “meditative” chewing, the saturation reflex can also be positively influenced: We become full faster, even though we have not eaten abundantly. In addition, slow eating is good for the sense of taste and also for the jaw and facial muscles!

Tip:

  • Take at least 20 minutes to eat
  • Chew each bite consciously at least 10 – 15 times

Pain and Inflammation

Stop the pain! You can feel what you eat in your joints!

In addition to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis, chronic inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis or osteoarthritis are becoming increasingly common.

Being able to move only with difficulty and in pain, feeling powerless or even waking up in the night from pain often considerably reduces the quality of life of those affected. It is alarming that not only older people suffer from it, but increasingly also children, adolescents and young adults.

Why do joints become inflamed?

Whether we sit down or stretch, whether we run or jump – we owe these movements to our joints. To prevent bone from rubbing against bone, the joints are covered with cartilage, a smooth elastic layer that ensures smooth movement. Wear develops over many years. An initial slight roughening of the cartilage layer is slowly but steadily degraded. The joint fluid, the so-called “synovial fluid”, also loses its shock-absorbing and lubricating effect. The abrasion of the damaged cartilage often leads to irritation and painful inflammation of the synovial membrane; typical complaints are stiffness and pain after prolonged sitting or during exertion. In advanced stages, the joint sometimes can no longer be moved.

In addition to genetic predisposition, advanced age or joint malposition, other causes may also be responsible. It is known that permanent overstraining of the joints promotes such joint or cartilage wear. Extreme high-performance sports over many years, heavy physical work as well as heavy strain due to excessive body weight can lead to premature wear.

Being overweight causes double damage in the case of inflamed, painful joints: The high body load not only accelerates cartilage degradation. Body fat also produces inflammatory substances, which are also involved in the breakdown of cartilage. A healthy body weight can therefore help prevent the development of osteoarthritis and slow its progression.

The next key role in the fight against osteoarthritis and other joint inflammations is lack of physical exercise. The smooth interaction of loading and unloading in the joints ensures that the synovial fluid is massaged into the cartilage. This provides the joints with necessary nutrients, such as calcium, potassium or magnesium.

Weight loss and exercise are essential to relieve joint inflammation. Especially if we take into account that our muscles, no matter how old we are, have a maximum age of 15 years, because their cells are constantly renewed. They are always in puberty, so to speak, and therefore very trainable. Exercise not only strengthens the muscles, but it also contributes to a healthy body weight, thus avoiding permanent overloading of the joints. However, in addition to exercise and weight loss, nutrition can also make a useful contribution here.

What role does nutrition play

A healthy diet rich in vital substances is important for everyone and especially when well-being suffers, pain occurs and mobility in the joints decreases. What we eat largely determines the condition of our joint cartilage and the muscles and fascia surrounding it. An alkaline-rich diet can help with joint discomfort and relieve pain. This is because a diet that contains excess acid and provides too little fiber causes the body to bind toxins between cells in fat and connective tissue. Often, joint spaces also form such a temporary storage. In its attempt to neutralize the excess acids itself, the body deprives bones and cartilage of necessary minerals. The consequences: degenerative joint changes, inflammations such as arthritis, and rheumatic diseases.

A study conducted by the University of Michigan in 2015 showed that a predominantly vegetarian diet with fish significantly improved the joint complaints of osteoarthritis patients, compared to the comparison group that continued to eat a mixed diet. This can be explained, among other things, by the fact that the high proportion of plant foods, such as vegetables, herbs, legumes, nuts, whole grains and fruit, the body is simultaneously supplied with a lot of anti-inflammatory vital substances, which have a strong antioxidant effect and absorb free radicals that can attack the joint cartilage.

In addition to vitamins and minerals, amino acids are also important building blocks for the joints.

Collagen – protein for the “inner beauty”

Protein used to be the nutrient for bodybuilders or those who wanted to become one. Protein is not only the “muscle maker”, but also responsible for the structure of the cells and serves as a building material for all organs and the blood. A valuable structural protein is collagen, which is found everywhere in the body. Many people associate collagen with firm connective tissue, absence of wrinkles and eternal youth. However, this is only half the truth, because collagen is also a supporting tissue and thus a component in bones, cartilage, tendons, in the skin and many organs. Collagen fibers are composed of several hundred amino acid building blocks. The body can build collagen itself, provided it has the necessary amino acids available.

Unfortunately, there are not many foods through which we can absorb collagen. There is a persistent rumor that gummy bears, which are composed of 80 percent collagen (gelatin), could be beneficial for maintaining cartilage mass. In order to cover the daily requirement of collagen of approx. 15 g, one would have to eat at least 14 ounces or 400 g, which corresponds to approx. two bags, of gummy bears daily. However, this is not compatible with a healthy diet. After all, the sugar content of two bags of gummy bears is terribly high.

But there is also a healthier alternative – a good bone broth. Collagen and valuable minerals are cooked out of the beef bones and consumed as broth or used to prepare meals.

Spices and herbs – especially active against joint inflammation

Spices and herbs are also used very frequently in naturopathy to alleviate or cure a wide variety of diseases. They contain an abundance of so-called secondary plant substances, which maintain health in many ways.

In addition to the well-known anti-inflammatory spices turmeric, ginger and chili, the combination of cumin, nutmeg and coriander is also said to be effective. The essential oils, which are abundant in the combination of spices, are transported into the blood via the intestines and then migrate to the synovial membrane. They promote blood circulation in the joint and thus ensure a good supply of nutrients. However, some patience is required for the pain-relieving effect, because the first changes are only noticeable after about four weeks, if you take half a teaspoon of the spice mixture at least twice a day. It is best to add the mixture to yogurt, cottage cheese, soups or stir it into hot water.

Metabolic Balance and joint disorders

The pain is quickly numbed with medication, with the desire for quick relief. But this completely ignores the fact that nature can help much more sustainably. Many natural foods, such as herbs, spices, vegetables or high-quality vegetable oils, applied internally and/ or externally, are anti-inflammatory par excellence. They can relieve chronic inflammation and pain just as effectively as chemical medications – but in a sustainable way and without side effects!

And this is exactly where Metabolic Balance comes in with its individual nutrition plan. The individual nutrition plan according to Metabolic Balance provides a natural alternative against joint pain. The individual selection of suitable foods, taking into account the latest scientific findings, provides all the necessary nutrients and vital substances to nourish joints and cartilage and to combat inflammation. In addition, of course, the side effect of weight loss through the Metabolic Balance nutrition program is a significant help for recovery and relief for the joints.

Inflammation

Nutrition plays a central role in the development of diseases. Highly processed foods with plenty of additives, isolated carbohydrates and sugars, low-quality oils and little to no vitamins and minerals – this is the fuel for inflammatory processes in the body, which are reignited and kept burning every day with “low-quality” and “worthless” foods.

Natural foods with their colorful mix of vitamins, minerals, secondary plant substances and especially omega-3 fatty acids offer the best protection against inflammation. These can provide excellent help in keeping the “conflagration” in check or even extinguishing it.

Empowering YOU

At Metabolic Balance, we believe in the power of education!

After decades of working with people from all walks of life, we know that education is the way to create long-lasting health changes. Once clients understand WHY the changes are necessary, and HOW to make them happen, it alters how they FEEL about healthy choices and what they want to eat every day to fuel their bodies.

Metabolic Balance coaches are passionate about:
– promoting awareness of how a naturally balanced metabolism is fundamental to regulating hormones and all bodily functions
– ensuring clients have the information they need to embrace dietary changes
– supporting emotional wellbeing as well as physical health
– passing on their knowledge so clients are empowered and have self-responsibility

So what are you waiting for? Visit our website to connect with a Metabolic Balance coach near you!

Reset Your Body

Have you often found yourself wondering “why is my health like this”? “I just don’t feel like me anymore.” “Why can’t I get well?” “My body used to work but now I just don’t get what’s going on!”

Food and lifestyle choices are now fully recognized as being intimately linked to everyday health. So whether that’s having difficulty losing weight, mood disorders, skin problems, digestive symptoms, thyroid problems, autoimmune disorders, metabolic problems, hormonal issues and so on and so on, looking at your diet and understanding the foods that are right for you may be the answer you’ve been looking for. In a nutshell, Metabolic Balance is an analysis of 35 parameters from your blood test together with data on your current health and body measurements. We then create for you your perfect food list and menu plan. Health comes from eating the exact right nourishing healthy food that is perfect for you as an individual. And that’s all Metabolic Balance is…. it’s the right whole delicious foods for you. No shakes or strange concoctions! Beautiful food + perfect for you = great health and quality of life!! Metabolic Balance is not some new fad. It’s been loved around the world since 2002! It was developed by an incredible doctor and nutritionist team in Germany and is only available from certified professional practitioners. It’s loved in over 35 countries around the world by doctors, nutritionists, naturopaths and natural medicine practitioners. But most importantly it’s loved by their clients for the answers and results it gives them. So find your practitioner now! There’s never been a better time to reset your body. You can feel right again, you just need to make that decision to do it.

Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand