Photo of Table by By Annie Spratt
Photo of Table by By Annie Spratt
metabolic balance wants you to have not only a healthy diet but a healthy body so taking care of your skin during the winter season is essential. Here are some tips to help you keep your skin healthy.
On the metabolic balance plan, you get lots of vegetables so take advantage of this perk and make sure you eat as many vegetables as you can for breakfast.
If you are not a vegetable breakfast person, here are a few ways to add those vegetables without breaking an early morning stress sweat.
Make a Breakfast Salad with your fruit and vegetables.
Experiment with your breakfast Smoothie.
Scramble your Vegetables. (more vegetables than eggs)
Eat a side of vegetables like Kohrabi sticks which you can substitute for bread.
Get creative with your eggs.
Eat avocado toast.
We can tell you to keep a food diary but how exactly do you do that? As metabolic balancers, we start our journeys with a food list that shows us the exact amounts of food that will help balance our bodies and lead us down the path of healthy living. Our food lists grow as we progress through the program. We are taught how to add new foods to our diet without disrupting our metabolic balance journey but our food lists do not magically fill our refrigerators or our stomachs as we go through our day.
It is up to us to keep track of our intake in a food diary.
Here are a few ways to track your food intake and everything else you want to remember about how and when you eat.
Use Your smart phone /ipad (digital devices)
Applications specifically for recording Food Diary Information
My Net Diary
My Plate by Livestrong – Although this app focuses on calories, Livestrong has a huge database of food and shows you the macronutrient content of your meal. The app also allows you to track your water and exercise. Do not use this app if you have an issue with counting calories. metabolic balance doesn’t focus on calorie counting but portion control and eating the proper foods.
Note Apps you can use to record data but are not specifically for Food Diaries.
Speech to text (free part of operating system)
Here are a few things for you to keep track of in your Food Diary:
This week, we are sharing resources for planning a garden. You can use our suggestions for creating a garden in your backyard or on your patio/balcony. If you feel extremely motivated to garden but do not have access to a garden or a balcony/patio, you may be able to find a community garden in your area to begin testing your green thumb.
In a perfect world, we would follow the Metabolic Balance ® rules and life would be a bed of roses but, most of us carry not only excess weight but a lifetime of baggage that we need to sort through so we can lead balanced lives as metabolic balancers.
Some metabolic balancers struggle with emotional eating caused by stress or a desire to tap into a memory associated with specific foods. If this is one of your issues, sit down with your coach and devise a plan which incorporates some of the following:
It’s time to prepare ourselves for the next 6 weeks of celebrations and lifestyle challenges.
You know how it is, the family may not be supportive of your metabolic balance lifestyle and you will be faced listening to their commentary and questions such as “why are you not eating my rolls?” or, “What is wrong with having Turkey and and some bacon?” Use your coach as support to get you through your celebrations and plan your treat meals accordingly. You do not have to face the holidays alone, we are all here for you to help you get through the season of lifestyle challenges.
If you slip up during the holidays, don’t forget to plan a rebalancing for the new year. We will be doing our yearly challenge and would love for you to take the time to focus on your MB life.
Here are some links to articles that will help you during the holiday season: