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.

Acid-Base Balance

Are you full of energy, in great health, have an altogether positive outlook and enjoy life? Congratulations! That means you’re part of only 10% percent of the population. For most people it’s the opposite: they feel exhausted, are stressed and feel burned out. Many complain of such symptoms as difficulty concentrating, headaches, tension, joint pain, constipation, heartburn, skin impurities, cellulite or obesity – the list is long. All those things have a significant detrimental impact on your overall well-being – and are signs of an acid-base imbalance. All the physical warning signs listed above are an indication that you need to do something to restore that balance.

Nutrition plays a significant role here. For many of us our actual everyday diet is high in calories and acid-forming foods. Excess acid occurs first and foremost when you eat too many acid-forming foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, and not enough fruit and vegetables. Added to this, alcohol and nicotine can further fuel an excess of acid. Another crucial factor is lifestyle – because a lack of exercise and constant stress also contribute to excess acidity.

A good acid-base balance is vital for the most important metabolic processes. Hyperacidity prevents fat from being broken down and burned off – which means, among other things, that an overly acidic diet slowly but steadily leads to weight gain. This is because, when fat is broken down, it produces large quantities of acids that have to be removed by basic minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium and iron). But if these basic minerals are not present in sufficient quantities, the breakdown of fat is restricted. 

To lose weight successfully, you need to keep an eye on your acid-base balance, in other words, make sure you eat in such a way that you not only get all the nutrients you need, but also in balanced ratios. If you do, you’ll keep your fat-burning capacity active.

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

Spinach and Eggs

Spinach and eggs is a classic breakfast combination. It doesn’t only taste good, but can also be combined with other ingredients, depending on your preferences. 

Ingredients:
1 serving of spinach
Red onion
1 garlic clove
1 serving of eggs
Freshly grated ginger
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash and dry the spinach. Dice the onion, garlic and ginger finely and fry in a pan on low heat. Then add the spinach and cook until it has completely wilted. Season with salt and pepper. In a separate pan prepare fried eggs to your liking. Serve the eggs over the spinach and enjoy!

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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

Spinach

Let’s talk spinach! As kids many of us probably were not a big fan of this leafy, green vegetable.

Spinach is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. In addition to a comparatively high iron content, it contains minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. It is also rich in vitamins B and C. Especially in the kitchen, spinach is extremely versatile. It can be used in many ways, whether in salads, as pesto or quite classically in combination with a fried egg. Consider trying a new way to use this great vegetable!

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Focus On Metabolism

What are often perceived as ‘normal’ eating habits today, are so often not good for us.

Not eating the foods that are right for you can lead to disruption of your body’s natural rhythm. The result in many cases, is poor health and obesity.

That’s why Metabolic Balance focuses solely on metabolic health – when you address the cause and restore balance to the body, your metabolism can be reset and natural health re-established.

So, how you could feel with a balanced metabolism may include…

– Your sleep improves, and you feel well-rested

– Your energy increases, boosting your daily performance at work and home

– You gain strength and muscle mass

– You regulate your blood sugar levels

– You balance your acidity-alkaline ratio

– You achieve and maintain your desired weight

– You improve your overall quality of life

With these positive side effects, you can see where the concept of ‘food as medicine’ was born. To learn more about metabolism and the impact it can have on your health and wellbeing visit our website!

Adapted: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

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!

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

With summer now in full swing, it is ice cream season! This recipe is a healthy and delicious ice cream option.

Ingredients:
1 serving of fresh or frozen pineapple
1 tablespoon of coconut milk
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Pinch of ground cloves (optional)

Preparation:
Cut the pineapple into small chunks and then add to a small blender along with the coconut milk and a small pinch of cinnamon and cloves. Blend everything together until you achieve a smooth consistency. Put the finished mixture into a container or mold and freeze to enjoy later or serve immediately.