8 Tips to Help You on Your metabolic balance Journey

Do you want to be healthier and more balanced during 2016?  I do.  Here are a 8 tips to help you on your metabolic balance journey:

  1. Don’t skip your meals.  metabolic balance asks you to eat three meals a day.  Don’t miss a meal!  Eating on a regular schedule will help you avoid overeating during a meal.
  2. Be relaxed when you eat.   We’ve talked about being mindful and now is the perfect time to focus on being present and within the moment while you are eating.  By focusing on your food, you will remember what you put into your mouth and will avoid overeating by “accident.”
  3. Don’t tell people you are on a diet.  metabolic balance is not a diet, it is a way of life.  Tell people you are adding healthier habits to your lifestyle to improve your health and your metabolism.  Deciding to follow the metabolic balance plan is a lifestyle choice not just a diet choice.
  4. It takes time for your body to get used to your metabolic balance portions so weigh your food and take a photo of your meal. The photo helps document the actual portion size.  Our brains like to play tricks on us so what your eyes see may not be what is actually there.  Once you get used to “seeing” your portion sizes you can start trusting yourself and your body to know the right amount of food to eat and stay on plan.
  5. Keep your kitchen clean.  Throw out or donate foods that may tempt you away from your metabolic balance plan.  The kitchen must be a positive energy space not a space that causes stress so reduce the stress by removing the tempting foods.
  6. Create a plan for cooking meals. Plan what you are going to eat during the week. Planning will make it impossible for you to run out of healthy foods.  If you don’t know how to cook, plan into your schedule a time to watch cooking tutorials or take a cooking class or schedule a visit from your foodie friends who know how to cook.
  7. Go to Sleep.  Your body needs time to process the changes you are making and build your immune system.  The body repairs itself at night so go to bed and get a good night’s rest.
  8. Review your metabolic balance Rules. Are you following them?  Why not?  If you don’t know why, ask your metabolic balance coach for help!

NOTE:

You still have time to join us on Dietbet. We will be doing Dietbets for the next few months.  Here is a link to the most current game.  Search for the Games under the name “Win by Losing” You can also search for me, metabolic balance 1.  I’m blogging on dietbet about my rebalancing. Just search for metabolic balance and my posts should show up!

Photo of paper by Liz West

 

Get Ready for 2016 Goals by Tracking Them

It is nice to have goals and New Years is the perfect time to work on those goals you have been putting off until the new year because it is the New Year!

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To keep track of your goals,  you can use the Way of Life app or Habit List.

metabolic balance is having several DietBet challenges to motivate you online.  The US metabolic balance team will be rebalancing during the challenges and sharing our experiences with you on the blog.

Please join the challenges. It will be a fun way to start the new year.

Win By Losing Resolution Game

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For our 2016 challenge we will be playing DIET BET.  300,000 DietBetters are on the site and 92.86 % of them have lost weight,losing more than 3.5 million pounds and winning $15 million.

The Challenge: Lose 4% of body weight over a 28 day period.

Dates to join: Between January 2nd and March 5th there are 4 games in total.

Games:

Jan 2-29 2016

January 23 -Feb 19

Feb 13 – March 11

March 5 – April 1st

To allow consistent flow of participation the challenge has 4 games. One new game starts every 3 weeks. A new round starts every 28 days.

How to invite participants: Visit the games and then forward the specific URL listed below to clients and friends so they can join.

Participants may register and place their bet for a game well before it starts, but the official first weigh-in can only be complete two days before a game starts and up 14 days into a game.

Depending on when you’ve started your personal program, you may choose to participate in one game or multiple games. Here is how it works:

Please click here for details on how the Challenge Works.

DietBet Rules: Please click here for details regarding the Challenge Rules