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Why exercise is important and the role of insulin

In a nutshell, every time you eat, your pancreas releases insulin which acts like a taxi and transports the glucose released from food to where it needs to be. Some of it is used for immediate energy, some goes to the liver for later use and some goes to muscles and other body tissues. Now if you have well trained muscles, they will be very effective in receiving these calories, because they need them for energy, however if you are a couch potatio and can’t spell the word ‘lady push-up’ the chances are those extra calories from food will be stored as fat.

Bottom line – get up and start flexing those guns. That’s one of the reasons why athletes can ‘eat what they want’

The metabolic balance plan helps to keep your insulin and blood sugar in tight rein, prevents dips, cravings and excess consumption of food therefore less fat storage.

How hard are your muscles working?

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Flavourless beans or brown rice?

I think one of the big reasons why so many people avoid cooking brown rice or lentils is because they don’t always like the flavour and think that it is dull and tasteless. It doesn’t need to be you know.

Here are a few tips on how to jazz up your lentils or brown rice:

  • Sauté some onion, garlic and chopped carrot before adding the lentils or rice
  • Add a teaspoon bouillon powder to the cooking water
  • Add fresh herbs and spices at the end of cooking
  • Toast some cumin and coriander in a hot pan, then grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Sauté your onion and garlic and then add these spices before adding the rice or legumes.
  • Use cooked rice or lentils as leftovers and add 1/2 chopped avocado, feta cheese and a chopped tomato as well as fresh herbs for a lovely light lunch time salad and eat cold.

Whole grains, legumes and pulses are rich in fibre and will help to keep your blood sugar balanced as well as keep you full for longer and most importantly they keep you regular.Fibre acts like a brush in your colon and ‘sweeps’ it clean, feeding the good bacteria along the way. (all technical terms) They are packed with B vitamins which is essential for energy and great for those who knows stress as a household name. Ensure they are well cooked and soaking before cooking also helps to ensure optimal digestion and prevents bloating. Start this evening by replacing your white rice for some wholegrain variety. Your tummy will love you for it!

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Metabolism gone haywire?

Is your metabolism all over the place?

Find out if your metabolism could be contributing to your weight gain. Give yourself a mark for every point which applies to you.

  • Lack of energy
  • Mildly depressed
  • Energy slump in the afternoon
  • Feel anxious
  • Crave carbohydrate foods, such as bread, chips and pasta
  • Weight gain around the middle
  • Gain weight easily and difficult o shift
  • Constant bloating and abdominal discomfort
  • Crave sugar and sweets
  • Sleep disturbances
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Indigestion

Do you qualify to participate in the Metabolic Balance ®program?

If you have identified 10 or more of the above you may find great benefit from Metabolic Balance.

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Quick Metabolic Balance dinner

Jazz up your dinner in Phase III

Steamed prawns and vegetables depending on what is on your plan. (weights dependant on your plan)

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 135g raw prawns de-veined and shelled
  • 30g Pack choi
  • 30g grated carrot
  • 20g chopped spring onion
  • 30g sliced button mushroom
  • 30g broccoli
  • Juice of half a lemon (if permitted)
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1inch ginger peeled and chopped

Method:

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a wok or large frying pan
  2. Add the chopped garlic and ginger and fry for two minutes
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the prawns and sauté for five minutes
  4. Now add the prawns and steam until pink
  5. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes and lemon (if permitted)

Serve!

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Nutrition by Suné

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Nutrition Redefined In Action

Passion rolls to nurture your body.
See how to make Vietnamese springrolls and at the same time learn about the nutritional benefits of ingredients used.
There is plenty more where this came from.

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