Here we answer the most common questions about Metabolic Balance.
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The Metabolic Balance practitioner you choose will support you through the four phases of Metabolic Balance. In your initial consultation, your practitioner will outline the program and go through your current health and health goals. They will also arrange for your blood draw at a local pathology collection centre. Using your blood results, body measurements, current health conditions information and your food preferences, your personalised Metabolic Balance plan will be created using our computer program.
You start with phase 1, which lasts two days and is the essential preparation for metabolic change. Phase 2 is the strict conversion and is precisely described in the plan and further explained by your practitioner. Phase 2 lasts a minimum of 14 days, but typically until you have reached your desired weight or health goal. At this point you move into phase 3 where you will add more foods to your diet. Your Metabolic Balance practitioner will also advise you how to do this. The program culminates in Phase 4 - the maintenance phase. Youu can easily maintain phase 4 for a lifetime by continuing to apply the now familiar rules as the best way to nourish yourself. Ongoing support is available from your practitioner as you need it.
No. Our nutritional plans are not available without the support of a certified practitioner. We believe a fundamental requirement for your long term success is having the right support to guide you on your health journey. Please find your practitioner via our Find your practitioner page.
Your meal plan is so varied that you can plan well in advance and easily organise your daily meals. Be creative - your metabolic balance practitioner can support you with tips and ideas.
Your body needs time and rest for digestion. Any snack would disrupt this metabolic process and lead to familiar cravings. Therefore, we recommend having a five hour break between meals.
No, as your metabolism adjusts to the way of eating and you have achieved your goals, you move into relaxed phases 3 and 4 to maintain your success. Then only a few basic rules familiar to you apply. Just as many other participants do, you will notice which foods are good for you and which are not. And if you ever it's needed, just go back to your strict phase for a few days and you have your goals under control again.
Yes we strongly advise this as all the foods listed on your plan have been identified as being the right foods for you to eat. Your personal nutrition plan is not a coincidence, but results from your blood tests results and medical history information. Your plan is as unique as your fingerprint. The foods selected support your metabolism and provide you with the ingredients that you have been missing so far. You are of course fully in control of what you choose to eat. We often find that many participants find many new favourite foods from their plans that they have not tried before and realise they love.
This is particularly important in phase 2 where you should weigh your food exactly. When you have achieved your goals, your Metabolic Balance practitioner will discuss with you the best way to relax on the stated quantities.
If you stick to your plan, you will eat the right amounts for you, mindfully and with enjoyment. At the end of every meal you will be nicely full due to the high-energy foods eaten three times a day. You will not be starving! In between meals you drink the right amount of water calculated for you and so you will be feeling clear headed and focused. Many participants report that they start to feel the best they've felt in years. If you are tired in the evening in the first few days of the conversion phase, then allow yourself and your body to rest and simply go to bed earlier. It is important to note that every one is individual and in rare cases as the metabolic adjustment happens, some people need a little extra support with hunger. This is one of the reasons why your practitioner is there to support you and ensure this is very short lived. Always talk over how you are feeling with your practitioner to ensure that adjustments can be made as appropriate and that you get the best results from phase 2.
Vegetarian plans may be generated for those who eat dairy and eggs. Strict vegans cannot participate in the Metabolic Balance program. If you would like more information about this and the medical background, please read our book "Metabolic Balance - The Metabolism Program" available via Amazon.
Yes, of course. We take this into account when creating your plan and when specifying quantities. Following Metabolic Balance is an excellent way to learn the right foods for you and to generally improve your health and fitness. Talk to your Metabolic Balance practitioner about your specific goals.
Metabolic Balance is not a diet in the traditional sense, but a proven method for people to learn how to eat well for them. A traditional diets tend to lead to the yo-yo effect because of the severe restrictions on calories, fats, or carbohydrates, which in turn quickly leads to food cravings. This doesn't happen with us. Your plan is your plan. It only takes your laboratory values, your metabolism and your individual nutritional situation into account and provides you with all the necessary calories, protein, fat and carbohydrates. You will learn which foods are good for you and which are not. The result of this? It is up to you whether you achieve your health goal and whether you continue to implement the knowledge you have learned leading to long term success. However your individual nutritional plan is your very personal road map for lasting success.
Metabolic Balance is only available from independent professional practitioners. Please contact your Metabolic Balance practitioner for all costs of the program. Costs can vary regionally and between practitioners. This is typically dependent on additional services offered. Some practitioners also offer both individual and group support.
You don't have to worry about protecting your data. We only use your data to create your individual nutrition plan and do not pass it on to third parties. After two years, the following data will be deleted from our system or made unrecognizable: title, first name, last name, street, telephone, fax, cell phone and email address, date of birth, PDF file of the nutrition plan.