Metabolism is a word we hear frequently, but do we really know what it means to our health?
Our clients define it as:
‘The speed you burn energy’
‘It’s different for everyone’
‘Metabolism is how fast you breakdown food and burn what you’ve eaten’
‘It’s how prone you are to gaining or losing weight’
These are not wrong at all. An online search describes metabolism as “the chemical processes that occur within a living organism to maintain life”. When you say it like that it all sounds so much more complex and serious, and it is!
Your body converts the food and water you’ve consumed and uses it to power everything within your body, either using it immediately, or storing it for later.
Broadly speaking it:
- Breaks down food/particles into smaller molecules to be used in bodily reactions – catabolism
- Builds things, so combines molecules in order to grow more cells – anabolism, think building muscle
To be clear, it’s pretty much the number of calories your body needs a day to keep all functions running effectively including; thinking, breathing, and digesting.
This is what you can do now to boost your metabolism:
- Consider what you are putting into your body to the amount your body is using. That means taking a look at the food and drink you are having in comparison to your current activity levels. Is there a little tweaking needed?
- Promote quality sleep. 7-9 hours of sleep allows your body to rest and repair from daily challenges. Sleeping can support the regulation of your body’s functions. You will also have a shorter window to limit excess intake of foods.
- Exercise. Something as simple as taking the stairs rather than the lift for example. Short bursts of repeated exercise can have positive health benefits.
But what can you do if you’ve tried all of the above and you’re still not feeling quite right?
Hormonal imbalances, and other imbalances within the body are often driven by faddy diets, yo-yo weight loss and weight gain. These affect how efficiently you are metabolising foods.
Leptin, Grehlin and Insulin are 3 hormones that play a significant role in metabolism, fat storage, cravings and hunger. Metabolic Balance® addresses and re-sets these hormones allowing you to burn fat more efficiently (lipolysis) restoring balance and weight adjustment is achieved.
We have clients who are struggling to gain weight and struggling to lose weight, presenting with a variety of symptoms and at a loss to know how to go about addressing them.
Karen is a certified Metabolic Balance® coach trained to guide you through a metabolism reset program that is personal to you. Using your unique blood results a structured and clear plan is formulated providing you with the knowledge of which foods to eat and when.
Metabolic Balance® is a 3 month programme delivered in four phases:
Following the analysis of your full blood test, a 2 day cleanse preparation will take place to prepare your body for the new regime.
A structured nutritional plan is provided to follow for 14 days minimum, which replenishes missing nutrients and restores hormone balance.
The initial nutrition plan is tweaked, a weekly treat meal is introduced as your metabolic hormones find a new rhythm, and you are now on your way to reach your goal.
One final tweak to your plan, and you are now able to live your ideal lifestyle knowing that you have all tools and knowledge of metabolic balance.
How is it different to other weight adjustment programmes?
Your daily regime is accomplished without hunger, fasting, meal replacement shakes, calorie counting or fat free products – just pure food.
The changes brought on by Metabolic Balance® encourage fat burning helping to prevent the yo-yo effect. Once your nutritional input has been changed you have the tools to maintain your optimal weight – and still enjoy holidays and social events!
The change in your diet increases your physical and mental well-being, with a restored sense of energy and performance. This is typically noticeable within a few days. Fatigue ad sluggishness after meals is diminished, and replaced with high energy and vitality.
Women and men notice the rejuvenating effects of the programme, remarkably counteracting wrinkles and sagging in the face and body. Muscle and connective tissue is revitalised while excess fat is being reduced, preserving the skins elasticity.
In addition to weight adjustment, Metabolic Balance® also addresses:
- Food Cravings
- Hormone Balance
- Cardio & Cholesterol Issues
- Arthritic and Rheumatic Conditions
- Bone Health Issues
- Headaches and Migraines
- Food Intolerances
- IBS / Poor Digestion
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Sleep Disorders / Snoring
- Liver / Gallbladder Disorders
- General Fatigue & Depression
If you’re serious about making the changes, want to say good bye to faddy diets, take control of your health with guidance, care and detail, please get in touch.