metabolic balance® India
metabolic balance®, EXCLUSIVE to AktivOrtho™ in India, is all-natural nutrition program that brings balance to hormones, optimises health and leads to successful long-term weight management.
‘metabolic balance’ is a trademark ‘weight adjustment (weight loss & gain) and total health management program’ from Germany. The award-winning program has experienced tremendous success over the last decade and has changed the lives of 600,000 participants across 28 countries.
How metabolic balance® works:
The personalised all-natural nutrition plan balances the participant’s personal ‘body chemistry’ with the right ‘food chemistry’. Over two decades of research goes to the root cause of how and why a person stores and releases energy and fat. The programme is based on the premise that our body is capable of producing (on its own) the hormones and enzymes that are needed to function. The plan concentrates on the exact foods that possess essential, vital nutrients our body needs the most. Based on this in-depth scientific and innovative understanding, metabolic balance® develops our personalised nutrition plan to naturally balance our hormones, enzymes and our bio-chemistry.
Who can participate?
Anyone who wants to:
- have a safe and healthy weight loss
- avoid health problems related to obesity
- lose weight without cravings, starvation and hunger pangs
- be slim, fit and energetic
- have a smoother and more beautiful skin
- achieve successful long-term weight management
Benefits of metabolic balance:
- metabolic balance is a proven approach to adjusting your body’s metabolism for a healthy balance and reaching your ideal body weight without starving yourself.
- Healthy nutrition, as recommended by metabolic balance, stabilises your body’s insulin level so that your body releases insulin as nature intended.
- metabolic balance maintains a feeling of fullness after a meal and balances your body’s metabolism.
- metabolic balance is a personalised nutritional roadmap based on your body’s metabolic level.
- metabolic balance gives your body all the nutrients it needs, without resorting to special supplements or medication.
- metabolic balance regulates your metabolism to protect you against lifestyle diseases such as high BP and type 2 Diabetes.
- metabolic balance helps you maintain proper weight throughout your life.
A scientific study in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (December 2010) confirms that metabolic balance® can effectively help you control your weight for the long-term and improve your health and quality of life.
Metabolic balance is not starvation diet!
Enjoy what you enjoy!
metabolic balance is not a diet program about sacrificing pleasures, or forcing yourself to exercise. It isn’t even about giving up on the foods you really enjoy. In fact, the program follows a natural way of maintaining your health. It has many positive features such as:
- Enjoy the great feeling of exchanging old, unhealthy habits for new, healthy ones without sacrificing what you love.
- Eat mindfully and enjoy the nutrition best suited for you.
- You might discover new foods and cooking methods with metabolic balance you have not tried yet.
- Savour a wide variety of foods.
How we help?
We do only counselling and ask our clients for certain clinical tests. Then, we dispatch our comprehensive information about every client to Germany for metabolic balance specialists’ review. They study each client’s case along with food preferences and clinical tests and only then create individualised food plans and dispatch the same to us which we further recommend to our patients. In the initial phase, a client is not asked to do any specific exercise but is advised to purely focus on food plan. Later, as he/she gets motivated and begins to see some good results, we recommend him/her to start an exercise program.
The Four Phases of metabolic balance:
Phase 1 – The Preparation Phase: Starts the detoxification process and is key in preparing the metabolism for the next adjustment phases. Phase 1 takes 2 days.
Phase 2 – The Strict Adjustment Phase: Requires a minimum of 14 days. During this period, the participant’s metabolism will ‘switch on’ and start adjusting toward a more balanced metabolism. The client will lose several kilograms and start to feel a renewed energy and increased vitality.
Phase 3 – The Relaxed Adjustment Phase: Allows the participants to start integrating additional foods into their daily meal plan. The body’s new heightened sense of nutrition allows them to instinctively know which foods are right and which are not, as now they have knowledge and translated that knowledge into benefits.
Phase 4 – The Maintenance Phase: Thisis the final part and the participants can stay on this phase for the rest of their life. They can enjoy the newly discovered lifestyle to the full with the knowledge of how to maintain a healthy, invigorating and happy metabolic balance® way of living!
Eight Rules of metabolic balance®:
- Eat only three meals a day.
- Ensure there is at least a five-hour break between meals.
- Make sure each meal lasts no longer than 60 minutes.
- Begin every meal with one or two bites of the protein portion.
- Be sure to have only one kind of protein at each meal.
- Do not eat anything after 9:00 pm.
- Drink lots of water.
- Eat your fruit portion (including an apple every day) at the end of your meals.
metabolic balance & diseases:
metabolic balance can also help patients, having any of following conditions, by alleviating some symptoms and boosting the chances of their recovery. metabolic balance does not directly cure these diseases.
Inflammation: Using the right combination of individually-recommended foods, metabolic balance® restores hormonal balance in such a way that the production of inflammation-activating hormones is blocked. Additionally, more hormones are formed that protect us from inflammation and strengthen our immune system. Most of the inflammation-activating enzymes are present in excessively large fat cells. With metabolic balance, these fat cells shrink; fat synthesis gets reduced and as a result, smaller amount of these inflammation-activating hormones are produced.
Diabetes: Insulin in the blood promotes lipogenesis (fat storage) and prevents lipolysis (fat burning). Insulin resistance is a common condition in people who are overweight or obese, have excess abdominal fat and are not physically active. If you are overweight or obese, you are at greater risk of developing type II diabetes. People with diabetes have an up to five-fold increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) compared with those without diabetes. Type II diabetics usually have two to three times the amount of insulin in the blood as compared to healthy individuals.
THE metabolic balance program helps with managing insulin in Type I and Type II diabetics and the results are an improved quality of life and less need for insulin. These astonishing and life-changing results can be experienced by following the metabolic balance tailored nutrition plan based on blood analysis, medical history and food preferences of the individual. By adjusting your metabolism and adopting a few simple lifestyle-altering rules, you could live a more active, healthier and a longer life.
For type II diabetics, who receive insulin, it is important at the beginning of the diet to frequently monitor blood sugar levels and correspondingly reduce the insulin dose (in consultation with the patient’s general physician). If not it may lead to hypoglycaemia. It is better to adjust the insulin dose and it is useful if the client records their sugar levels. This helps clients and their doctors to clearly understand the improvement in their blood sugar levels.
metabolic balance has been effective for individuals wishing to address health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Hypertension: Obesity is a big factor in the development of hypertension. It is seen that obese persons are more prone to hypertension than average-built people. Obesity-caused hypertension is also associated with more elements of metabolic syndrome such as insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. Thus, by regulating weight, one can also avoid side effects like hypertension.
Moreover, drinking good amounts of water and eating sensibly as suggested by metabolic balance help in controlling hypertension.
High triglyceride levels: Regular overeating leading to obesity causes a person to have raised triglycerides which are linked with an increased risk of health conditions including diabetes and heart disease.
Too much insulin increases the creation of triglycerides and blocks their breakdown. metabolic balance helps regulate the insulin response of the body by suggesting foods with low glycemic index, leading to a decreased production of triglyceride.
High cholesterol levels: Being overweight or obese lends to increase your LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower your HDL (good) cholesterol. Having fat in the abdominal area (a waistline above 35 inches) is also linked to high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels. In addition, through the overall metabolic balance brought with our nutrition program, a healthier liver regulates production of correct amount of cholesterol.
Heart disease: Obesity is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Excess weight increases a person’s risk of developing heart failure:
– Overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9) = 34% increased risk.
– Obese (BMI 30 or higher) = 104% increased risk.
metabolic balance program helps in bringing the body to balance which results in weight reduction and correction of dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, etc. Thus, metabolic balance program helps in reducing the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
Osteopenia & Osteoporosis: When our bone density is found to be lower than the normal, but at the same time not low enough to be clubbed under osteoporosis, the situation is known as osteopenia. Bone density tests reveal the relative strength of our bones and specify how dense they are. Having osteopenia continuously over a period of time puts an individual at risk of getting osteoporosis, meaning the risk of developing lower bone density, lower than even normal levels.
It has been seen that eating disorders and poor diet leading to a lack of vitamins and minerals contribute largely to the risk of developing osteopenia
Obesity and osteoporosis share a lot of common genetic and environmental factors. Excessive load on one’s bones eventually weakens the skeletal and hence obese people are more prone to falls and fractures.
Acids are produced in the body’s cells during the normal processing of food. If the intake of basic substances and minerals through food is insufficient, the body takes what it needs from the bones and joints, although these substances are desperately needed there for tissue stability. This results in arthritis and osteoporosis.
With metabolic balance you decrease the intake of acids in the favour of more basic foods, which leads to a very beneficial de-acidification; eventually preventing the loss of bone density.
Osteoarthritis: It is a common condition that often affects the knee, hip and back. Being overweight places extra pressure on these joints and wears away the cartilage that normally protects them. Weight loss helps to improve the osteoarthritis symptoms.
Rheumatism: Rheumatism is a chronic inflammatory joint disease. Conditions that lead to these problems are over-acidification of the body and the decreased production of hormones that stimulate our immune system. Through metabolic balance:
1. production of inflammatory mediators is decreased ,
2. anti-inflammatory hormones are increasingly formed and
3. the body is de-acidified.
These three changes help to improve the symptoms of clients with joint problems.
Chronic constipation: Obesity and constipation are related in the sense that obese people mostly eat junk food which takes relatively longer time to get digested. They ignore fibre-rich diet and tend to spoil their digestion with more starches and sugars which produce chronic lethargy which is again detrimental to the easy digestion of eaten foods. Participants of metabolic balance are given food charts that include a lot of fibre-rich foods, thus allowing them to avoid constipation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition in which one’s bowel does not function properly. The colon’s muscles tend to overreact to things like stress, food, exercise and hormones. IBS is more common in over-weight people as they tend to eat IBS producing foods and drinks more commonly and avoid fibre-rich foods. Moreover, leading a sedentary lifestyle only adds to the problem. The foods suggested by metabolic balance help in controlling the symptoms
Ulcerative colitis: Patients with this chronic inflammatory bowel disease can benefit from the favorable effects of metabolic balance on inflammation and allergies.
Gall bladder diseases: Gall stones are more common if you are overweight. Your risk of gall bladder disease increases as your weight rises. As metabolic balance is a powerful tool to regulate your weight, it can minimise the chances of getting gall stones.
Cancers: Several types of cancer are associated with being overweight. Cancers of the colon, breast, endometrium, kidney and oesophagus are associated with obesity.
Breast Cancer: metabolic balance is also suitable for women suffering from breast cancer. Such patients gain weight during treatment with “anti-estrogens”. They benefit from the metabolic balance as the nutrition program causes their fat cells to shrink and then they also produce less estrogens, which are a high risk factor for breast cancer.
Infertility: Obesity is a leading cause of infertility in both men and women. Obesity in females is commonly associated with irregular/ infrequent/ absent menstrual cycles. So unless these women reduce their weight, it is difficult to treat their conditions. metabolic balance helps in bringing the hormonal balance in the body leading to weight reduction in these individuals.
Women- Hormones: Women with irregular cycle, with discomfort during menstruation (abdominal pain or headaches) and menopausal women benefit greatly from metabolic balance. This is because the disturbed hormone balance is adjusted. The previously high insulin levels inhibit the formation of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), resulting in restricting the formation of women’s hormones that regulate the cycle. If more DHEA is produced again, the hormones come back into balance.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (polycystic ovary syndrome): The main cause of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is insulin resistance. The main focus of metabolic balance program is to regulate the insulin response of the body. Thus, this program helps clients suffering from PCOS.
PCOS is a health problem that can affect a woman’s hormone levels, periods and ovulation.
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a common condition in people having thyroid disorders. It is caused when thyroid gland turns underactive and stops producing required thyroid hormones. Due to this, our bodily functions slow down and metabolic rate falls. Metabolic rate is, in fact, the rate of chemical processes happening within the body and is necessary for life.
Hashimoto thyroiditis: This is an autoimmune disease in which the body produces antibodies against its own thyroid tissue. metabolic balance enhances the immune system by:
1. Increasing the production of hormones that have high anti-inflammatory effect.
2. The formation of hormones inhibits inflammatory mediators that promote chronic inflammation.
Therefore, metabolic balance is suitable for those affected.
Anorexia: Clients suffering from anorexia may participate in the metabolic balance program and benefit from the metabolic conversion which helps their body come back into balance. Nevertheless, anorexia is a condition which is caused by various factors. The plan is possible only if the individual is supervised psychologically at the same time.
Migraine: metabolic balance recommends drinking sufficient amounts of water to keep the body well hydrated. Researches have shown that regularly sipping water can reduce the severity of headaches and migraines. Moreover, metabolic balance recommends foods rich in riboflavin and magnesium which suit your body, eventually help to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. Metabolic balance nutrition program shows good results in reducing the migraines related to menstrual cycle in females.
Multiple sclerosis (MS): Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease. Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis can participate in metabolic balance and benefit from it. The metabolic balance program improves the immune system by increasing the production of hormones that have a high anti-inflammatory effect and the formation of hormones (inflammatory mediators) that help inhibit chronic inflammation. Besides the anti-inflammatory effect of metabolic balance, it also plays a de-acidifying role in the patient’s body.
Sleeping problems: High insulin levels in the body block the production of the most important sleep hormone – melatonin, which regulates our sleep-awake cycle. metabolic balance helps to excite the production of melatonin by regulating insulin. Thus, it helps improve the quantity and quality of sleep in individuals suffering from insomnia.
Sleep apnoea causes a person to snore heavily and can stop one’s breathing flow for short periods during sleep. The risk for sleep apnoea increases as body weight rises. Weight loss often improves sleep apnoea. metabolic balance helps in weight reduction thus helping in reducing sleep apnoea.
metabolic balance for WEIGHT GAIN
As metabolic balance is a complete weight management program, it caters not only to those wishing to lose weight but is also highly useful for clients who aspire to gain weight healthily. metabolic balance is a nutrition program, scientifically based on your personal case history and the results of 35 different blood tests. The plan includes the food items which are necessary for you to harmonise your hormones and balance your metabolism. When your metabolism is regulated, you can look forward to a remarkable improvement in your quality of life, more energy and therefore, a better efficiency, a deeper sleep and a long-term healthy weight. So, if you are underweight, we can help you.
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL S
Ms. Karin Ullmann
“I came to AktivOrtho for the treatment of my neck and shoulder pain. During my treatment, I learned about metabolic balance program. Since I wanted to shed weight, I immediately joined this weight adjustment program. My weight was 78.8 kg at the time when I started metabolic balance program. It helped me to reduce 8.3 kg in less than 3 months.
metabolic balance program has boosted my activity level, improved sleep and enhanced my mood. The results have been more than expected.
Ms. Taranjeet Kaur (metabolic balance coach) is such a competent and lovely person. She always had time for me; answered all my questions and was very helpful all through my treatment. She gave me very good suggestions and was an excellent coach to me. I would surely recommend metabolic balance program to others.
I am very satisfied with this program. I have no more headaches since I started this (Earlier, I suffered from frequent and intense headaches). It is great and unexpected!”
COMMENTS BY metabolic balance coach and sr. nutritionist
Ms Taranjeet Kaur
“Ms. Karim Ullmann had to reduce her weight a little as she had gained a few kgs lately and didn’t feel like her usual self. She wanted to get better and active by becoming lighter. She suffered from frequent and severe headaches. In fact, she had learnt to live with those headaches and had started taking them as a part of her daily routine.
Besides her migraine, she also suffered from joint discomfort, digestive troubles and histamine intolerance.
Although her weight (78.8 kg) was not significantly high as she is 5 feet & 9 inch tall, her BMI (24.3) was at the higher tip of normal BMI i.e. 18.5 to 24.9. Ms. Karin lost 5.7 kg in the first 20 days of starting the metabolic balance® program. The frequency of her headache had reduced. They were also less severe. By the end of third month, the patient had reduced her weight by 8.3 kg and her BMI came down to 21.8. Her migraine seemed to have been corrected. She felt she could do more and also turned more energetic and her ‘annoying’ headaches had left her. Her digestion was also better”.
Highlight: metabolic balance program has boosted my activity level, improved my sleep and enhanced my mood. The results have been more than expected. I lost 8.3 kg in less than 3 months.
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL 2
Mr. Kampabwe Nsenduluka: “I heard about AktivOrtho from a patient who was referred to this facility by Dr. Surbhi Suden. In February 2013, I made my first visit as I wanted to know why I was experiencing sprains in the back and chest muscles whenever I did any intensive exercise. After an initial examination, Dr. Gerd Mueller (MD) told me that my back muscles were weaker than my abdominal ones and my backbone structure was not in normal shape.
I was diagnosed with muscular imbalance of the lumbar spine and Dr. Mueller explained me why I got sprains. I was assigned to Dr. Akshay Arora whose first aim was to correct my spinal structure and sort out my back/abdominal muscle problem.
Here’s what I found different at AktivOrtho:
- I had earlier visited one hospital in India for sprain treatment but was not examined the way I was examined at AktivOrtho. While I was earlier advised to do only moderate exercises in my workout, AktivOrtho trained me to do high-intensity exercises.
- Here, the quality and care I received was outstanding, especially the fact that I was made to feel welcome from the time I met the security guard at the main gate to every employee at the centre. You just feel you must be there again.
My hearty compliments to Dr. Arora (Sr. physiotherapist) and Ms. Taranjeet Kaur (Sr. nutritionist and metabolic balance coach), with whom I have enjoyed direct personal consultancy.
I felt a lot better within 12 weeks of treatment at AktivOrtho. Now, I look somewhat straight/symmetrical and slimmer. I cannot tell whether it was a western or an Indian approach but whatever it was, it is worthy of praise. Dr Mueller has a wonderful courteous team, which one wishes to get everywhere else.
I have gained a better shape, knowledge on personal health and some great friends at AktivOrtho. I strongly recommend AktivOrtho to every patient seeking treatment for musculoskeletal and weight problems”.
Comments by metabolic balance Coach and Sr. Nutritionist
Ms. Taranjeet Kaur
“Mr. Kapambwe started his metabolic balance plan on 9th July 2013. At the time of joining our program, his weight was 96.8 kg and BMI: 29.5. By 10th October 2013, he had lost 8.8 Kg and his BMI shrank to 26.9. Thereafter, he went on a vacation to his country. In January 2014, he returned but had not gained weight as he was still following the basic principles of metabolic balance.
Although he enjoys his country’s foods, he took care and followed the basic rules of metabolic balance such as 3 meals a day, always starting with a protein and keeping his body well hydrated.
On coming back to India, he resumed following his ‘list of restricted foods’ and started losing weight. By March 2014, he had lost 12 Kgs. Now, Mr. Kapambwe is very happy with his new and improved lifestyle. He feels more energetic and is able to do his exercises better. He feels good and confident about his appearance and is pleased when people compliment him for becoming fit and healthy.
Mr. Kapambwe has fully understood the discipline of metabolic balance plan and followed the instructions. He thoroughly enjoyed his treat meals and found the foods suggested to him to be very satiating. He saw the variety good and adaptable to various cuisines.
The best part was that he could go on a vacation and enjoy his meals, guilt-free.
Mr Kapambwe had also followed our instructions regarding his exercises. As advised to all metabolic balance clients, he did not do any exercise for the initial 16 days. Thereafter, like all metabolic balance plan takers, he has been exercising regularly.
Balanced nutrition and exercise is Mr Kapambwe’s new life Mantra!”