Metabolic Balance Diet Programme
By now, we probably all agree that if weight loss was as easy as balancing your calories in and calories out, we’d not even be talking about the whole topic.
In reality, the way we metabolise foods and consequently either put on or lose weight, is dependant on a variety of factors.
Insulin for example, is the hormone that helps transport energy from the foods you’ve ingested into your cells, where it’s needed for fuel. It’s also the hormone that helps convert any excess energy into fat. Generally, if your insulin levels are consistently up, you get more cravings, are more likely to store incoming energy as fat and less able to access excess fat (i.e. the weight you wanted to lose) as a source of energy.
It would therefore make sense to get your insulin levels to cooperate with your weight loss goals. This is where we come to the role of stress. The hormones secreted during periods of stress can increase your insulin levels. Knowing what we now know about raised insulin levels creating cravings and making weight loss more difficult, it does look like stress can also play a part in your ability (or the lack of) to lose weight.
The other interesting fact to bear in mind is that excessive physical exercise can also stress your body out, creating a supply of the same stress hormones that can negatively impact your insulin levels. Which means that too much exercise might not be helpful either if you want to lose weight.
So what’s the answer? The best one I’ve found so far is the Metabolic Balance diet programme. It’s based on solid scientific evidence, and helps create rapid changes in your metabolism and hormonal system which help you lose weight and more importantly, also keep it off. Each client’s programme is unique to them, based on extensive blood test results and personal health information.
The next great thing to a foodie like myself is that this programme is all about eating a good varied diet of normal foods without starving yourself, or relying on some odd meal replacements.
The end result is exactly what it should be – healthy, sustainable weight loss. Having said everything I did above though, I wouldn’t be as foolish as to claim that it works for absolutely everybody. However, I would be happy to say that it is one of the better, more scientifically based programmes out there, and because it’s based on eating a healthy normal diet, I have no problems recommending it to my clients. And by the way, everyone I’ve coached through it so far has indeed lost weight, and has been very happy with the results.
If you are interested, do get in touch and book in for your complimentary session.