In January 2018 I got to that “enough is enough” point with my weight. I had yo-yo’d around for a few years, losing 10 pounds, gaining it back, losing 15, gaining 20. Then suddenly, nothing worked anymore. Not Atkins, not paleo, not whole 30, not the various cleanses, protein powders and supplements I tried. My sister had introduced me to Metabolic Balance®, which I resisted trying for years, knowing that I could lose the weight myself. I couldn’t. So I gave in and decided to give it a go.
Based on two fundamental principals, Metabolic Balance made sense.
- Every person is able to produce the necessary hormones and enzymes essential for a well-balanced metabolism when supplied with the required building blocks (vitamins, minerals, trace elements) through appropriate nutrition.
- Every person with a well-balanced metabolism is able to choose the food items which contain exactly these building blocks they need with the help of their inner signals (appetite or aversion).
Metabolic balance is not a standardized diet plan, but rather a custom-tailored approach to revitalizing and then resetting a participant’s metabolism, allowing the body to naturally reach a healthy weight and maintain it. Each person gets their own plan which is based on blood values, body measurements, food likes and dislikes, and any ailments they may be dealing with.
It was hard. I hated it. I remember telling my sister that I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Funny thing though. It worked. After the initial shock wore off (I had to eat certain foods at certain times, eat an apple every day, drink way more water than I thought any person should do) I kind of liked it. It’s structured. It has rules. It’s really easy to follow and once I got into the swing of it, I was able to put my cooking skills to work to make creative meals.
Losing 25 pounds was a catalyst to so many other things in my life. Once I was able to do that, I was able to do other things. My confidence was up. Suddenly, my billing at work was up. I was running stronger and faster. I picked out new colors for the house, which I had been wanting to paint for years. I started decluttering my life, getting rid of things that no longer served me well and started dating again. All of this I credit to going through the Metabolic Balance program.
My sister laughed out loud when I told her I was thinking about being a coach. But I wanted to help other people achieve the same level of success that I did. I got certified in July and in September have hit the 6-month mark of keeping the weight off while learning to navigate restaurant menus, dinners with friends, vacation and birthdays (cake anyone?).
If you’ve been struggling with weight loss, or don’t want to go with a “one-size-fits-all” approach, consider a Metabolic Balance plan. You can find more info here, or contact me to set up a call to learn more.