Inspired Pizza Creations – Time to rethink Pizza

If you decide to be inspired by the following combinations, please remember to only have one protein.  Also, we suggest making a Chickpea flour pizza crust  and then adding the toppings (Chickpea flour crust will be your protein.)

NOTE:  These recipes in the infographic are not metabolic balance recipes. This is inspiration for you to play with during your holiday.  If you are unsure about a combination, please ask your coach.

Also, please remember you can only use one protein on your pizzas so if you use the chickpea flour crust, that is the only protein you can use.

If you want to have a pizza feeling, you can take your rye bread and iron it flat or roll it flat using a rolling pin and then grilling it before adding the toppings and putting it in the oven.

If you use your rye bread this way, you can add the cheese on your plan to the pizza!

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photo of chickpeas by Mattie Hagedorn

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.

 

Thanksgiving Salad – metabolic balance Monday Recipe

Cranberries!  I know you are used to eating them in bread or as a sweet side dish but have you tried putting fresh cranberries in a salad?  Here is your chance to try a European salad using fresh cranberries for your Thanksgiving spread.   We are putting amounts down today but we suggest you follow the amounts in your plan to stay on track.

Ingredients:

  • 100g Fresh Cranberries
  • persimmon
  • 4 Tbsp Walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp Balsamico vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Sharp mustard
  • Salt, pepper, honey (Honey is optional and used to balance out the mustard)
  • 150g Salad (try using loose leaf or romaine)
  • 2 Shallots (can substitute a red onion)

 

Instructions:

  • Wash and dry your cranberries. Pick out any that are mushy.  Because fresh cranberries are very tart, cut the cranberries into quarters or blend them quickly with a hand blender to make the pieces smaller. By leaving the cranberry raw, you save many of the nutritional benefits lost during cooking/baking.
  • Dice up the shallots/onions and set aside.
  • Warm your walnuts in a dry pan (no oil) so that the flavor is enhanced.
  • Mix together the vinegar, olive oil and mustard to create your dressing.  Add honey if needed (optional ingredient.)
  • Let the shallots and cranberries soak in the dressing while you prepare the salad and persimmon.
  • Clean the salad and the persimmon.
  • Slice the persimmon into thin pieces.
  • Place the salad on a plate, add the persimmon pieces.
  • Add the soaked shallots and cranberries.
  • Drizzle dressing over the entire salad.
  • Add rye croutons if desired.

Note:

  •  Your protein for this meal is the walnuts.  If you would like a different type of protein, remove the nuts.
  • This meal contains two fruits.  If you are in the strict phase of metabolic balance, remove the persimmon or the cranberries.
  • We usually do not give you amounts but because the meal uses cranberries which are tart, I wanted to give you an idea of how many cranberries to use.
  • Honey. metabolic balance avoids sugar.  This is used only to balance out the ingredients in the dressing. You are welcome to leave out the mustard and honey and use just oil and vinegar.

 

How to cut a persimmon: