What is Metabolic Balance®?
… baffled as to why your weight won’t shift despite all efforts?
… annoyed with stubborn weight, especially around your middle?
… fed up with diets that aren’t sustainable and result in even more weight gain in the future?
… worried about how your weight could be impacting on your health?
… desperate to get into ‘those’ jeans and feel confident in your skin?
There are many reasons why ‘diets’ don’t work. Many fail to address the underlying hormonal imbalances that result in weight gain, and some may make them worse.
Metabolic Balance promotes fat loss by optimizing hormone balance and in particular the key weight gain hormone, insulin. The programme provides you with an easy to follow diet plan that is based on a blood test, so it’s perfectly unique to you.
Here’s the key details:
Metabolic Balance® is a nutritional programme designed to promote healthy weight, hormonal balance and optimum health. It is backed by 20 years of research by physicians and nutritionists and has helped over 600,000 clients in 28 countries worldwide. It is a long term, individualised, eating plan based on three meals a day of normal, wholesome foods and no supplements.
In the long term, once your metabolism is optimised, your desired weight can be maintained by following a few simple rules.
A 2010 study on the Metabolic Balance® programme, published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (www.hindawi.com/journals/jnume/2010/197656) revealed that the participant’s blood chemistry values and their Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) were significantly improved on following the programme.
The Metabolic Balance® programme is tailor-made to your specific biochemistry, based on a comprehensive blood test. It factors in your weight goals, whether that is weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, alongside any pre-existing health issues. This means that each programme is unique, with your blood values matched to beneficial foods.
The plan is created to ensure you receive the correct amount of nutrients, including protein, fats and carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to help optimise and re-balance your metabolism. There is no calorie counting, Metabolic Balance® is not a “blood type” diet, it is based on an individual analysis of your own blood. Also, it does not tell you whether you have sensitivities or intolerances to particular foods.
What to Expect - Other Benefits
Metabolic Balance® may also help optimise long term weight-related issues, particularly where underlying hormonal imbalances are involved, for example, type 2 diabetes, sub-optimal thyroid function and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Whilst no guarantees can be made, the programme has also helped to support other health conditions including, cardiovascular issues such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema, symptoms of menopause, as well as optimising vitality, energy levels and digestive function.
This initial 1 hour consultation provides you with more information about the programme and what to expect to help you decide if you want to go ahead. We will take your measurements, including weight, fat mass, muscle mass and metabolic age, using a Body Composition Analyser, as well as taking waist, hip and thigh measurements. We will also discuss your health goals and any relevant medical history. Information will be given on where to have your blood sample taken.
The cost of this session is £40 and is refunded if you decide to go ahead and book the full package. There is absolutely no obligation to undertake the full programme.
Once your blood samples have been received and your plan has been created, we will schedule an initial 1 hour consultation. During this I will hand over your plan and guide you through the recommendations for phase 1 and 2, and how to carry them out according to your own personal and lifestyle challenges.
The first follow up is at the end of your first week, and subsequent follow-ups are scheduled regularly over the next 12 weeks. These are ideally face-to-face to enable weigh-ins using the Body Composition Scales, but alternatives such as Skype, can be arranged to suit you. Follow-ups are essential for ironing out any doubts and to give you essential support as you adapt to the plan. I also offer reasonable email and phone support throughout the programme.
Initial no obligation consultation – £50
(Refunded if you book the full programme)
The full 12 week programme – £795
– The initial consultation to take measurements and record goals – approx 1 hour
– The complete haematology / biochemistry profile. This is based on a fasting blood sample which must be centrifuged and includes key blood markers that indicate factors affecting your metabolism. Full details on where to have your bloods taken will be given in the consultation (the blood draw cost is not included in the price)
– Your individual Metabolic Balance ® Programme
– Initial 1 hour consultation to deliver your plan and 5 subsequent follow ups of around 30 minutes over the next 12 weeks, with the first one scheduled 1 week into your plan
– Body composition analysis and measurements recorded at each face-to-face meeting
– Reasonable email and phone support during the 12 weeks.