Keep Your Kidneys Healthy – A Healthy Diet and Excercise Will Help

The metabolic balance diet will help keep your kidneys healthy by showing you the right way to eat for your body.

Here is some information about how your kidneys function and an infographic explaining a little bit about kidney disease.  Since women and older Americans are at major risk for the disease, we want you to be aware and take action so that you are heading down a healthy life path.

 

 

 

 

Where’s The Egg? Egg Substitutes for Baking and Cooking – Advent #9

metabolic balance wants you to have only one protein per meal so when a recipe requires you to use an egg and another protein, what are you to do?   Be creative! Here is an infographic offering you some egg alternatives:

 

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photos of eggs by Liz West

Two Infographics Encouraging You to Eat More Onions and More Mushrooms – Advent #6

We shared different kinds of mushrooms you could grow but here are more options you can try adding to your diet:

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As long as you are adding more mushrooms, how about trying a few more Onions (Onions go well with mushrooms). In the infographic below are a few varieties you can find in your local health food stores, farmers markets and maybe even your traditional grocery stores.

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Here are some onion articles that you may want to read:

 

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Red Onion photograph by Andrew Malone

Meditate through the Holiday Stress – metabolic balance Advent Day 2

To help relieve the stress that comes with the holidays, we are sharing with you a few guided meditations that you can listen to each day until the 25th to help you develop a meditation practice.

There are four styles of meditations: Silent, mantra, guided meditation and music meditation.  The list below offers you choices from guided and music meditations.
Guided Meditations:
Loving Kindness Meditation. (9 minutes guided meditation)
Mindful Awareness (5 minute guided meditation)
Simply Being podcast #5 ( 8 minute guided meditation)
Mindful Breathing  (10 minutes guided meditation)
Music Sound Meditations:
Bells (10 minutes bell music for meditation)
Relaxing Music (60 minutes)

 

Positive Affirmation Audio (30 Minutes)

 

Meditation helps with Mindfulness.  We talked about Mindfulness on the blog in the following posts.

 

 

Rebalancing to be Your Ideal Weight

Don’t wait until the new year. If you have been on the metabolic balance plan for a year and have more weight to lose or have stopped following the plan and want to start your journey again, now is the time to start rebalancing.  

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What does it mean to rebalance?  Rebalancing means going back to phase 1 & 2 of the plan so that you can reset your body and get back on track.  (If you have been off the program for awhile, we suggest you get a new plan from your metabolic balance coach.)

Many clients have a hard time realizing they have gained weight or, that they have strayed too far from their metabolic balance plan.  If you are a metabolic balancer and,

-Your clothes or rings getting tighter;

-You have less energy;

-There a reduction in your well-being;

-You reached your alarm weight*;

A rebalancing should be done with the assistance of your coach.  Because the focus of the metabolic balance plan is to help you have a healthy lifestyle, a rebalancing should be done no more than once a year.   If you find that you need to do a rebalancing several times in a short period of time, you may have diet issues that need to be addressed by your coach. 

If you would like to read more about the metabolic balance plan, please check out our posts for phase ½, phase 3, and phase 4.

*Alarm weight.  Sylvia Egel uses an alarm weight with her clients as a warning that something is wrong.  If a client reaches their alarm weight, they need to do a rebalancing to get things back on track.

Before rebalancing:

  • Let your coach know that you are rebalancing and discuss with your coach the challenges you faced or are facing with eating the metabolic balance way.
  • If it has been several years since you received your initial plan, ask your coach for an updated plan based on a new blood test to gauge your current health and nutritional status. (There is a charge for a new plan based on a new blood test.)
  • Prepare your kitchen/home for phase 1 and 2.  Eliminate any foods from your house which will derail you during those first few weeks.
  • Lighten your schedule and try to keep the stress down while you are making this healthy change to your body and your lifestyle.

Additional Posts on Rebalancing:

4 tips for rebalancing

Rebalancing tips from metabolic balance Germany

 

Thank You for Being metabolic balancers!

Thanksgiving is next week and we want to thank you for supporting metabolic balance and each other on your metabolic balance journeys.  Following the metabolic balance way will take you down the road to good health and a balanced life which is both an amazing journey and one full of changes.

Metabolic balance coaches help with these changes and with your transformation into a metabolic balancer.  This month, 10 new metabolic balance coaches attended the San Francisco certification course which means there are ten more metabolic balance coaches waiting to help you reach your goals.

Here are the new coaches from our November certification program in San Francisco.

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SF metabolic balance certification class November 2016. Congrats new coaches!!
Under the 2016 metabolic balance® motto,Restart Your Metabolism, coaches learn how the metabolic balance method achieves a re-balancing of the metabolism, which results in a significant weight reduction and leads to a measurable improvement in the quality of life.

Our metabolic balance® coaches assist clients, who are ready to change their life. Make sure to connect with a metabolic balance® coach – this will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made!

If you are interested in joining as a coach our coach certification will happen January 2017 in Florida. 

If you want to be a metabolic balancer, you can attend an online information event for more information.

 

metabolic balance Monday Recipe – Cauliflower and Cranberry Salad

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Pomegranate, seeds removed and reserved
  • Dried cranberries
  • chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Large handfuls flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped
  • Mint sprigs, leaves chopped
  • Olive oil
  •  Balsamic

Instructions:

Boil water in a pan and place the cauliflower in for one minute to blanche.  Remove from the water and refresh with water and then drain.

Toss cauliflower, pomegranate seeds, cranberries, walnuts, parsley and mint into a bowl.

Drizzle olive oil and vinegar over the salad and gently toss.

Note:  This salad uses two fruits.  To be completely on the metabolic balance plan, choose one of the two.  For the nuts, use a nut/seed that is on your plan. Because you have seeds/nuts, do not add another protein.

 

 

 

 

metabolic balance Monday Recipe -Roasted Autumn Vegetable Salad

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Ground Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Fennel
  • Red Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • (Pumpkin optional)
  • Rocket
  • Goats Cheese
  • Salt, pepper and your favourite seasoning

Dressing

  • Sweet Bell pepper (blended)
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

Preheat Oven.  Place vegetables in large bowl and add olive oil.  Season and then place on an oven tray and roast (approximately 25 minutes.)

Take the vegetables and take them off the tray and place them in a bowl with goat’s cheese, the tomatoes, rocket.  Toss gently and add salad dressing ingredients.

Serve with rye croutons or rye crisps.