Some women go through the menopause with few or no noticeable symptoms, but the majority of women experience a whole host of symptoms in menopause, which can be very hard to live with, such as these listed below.
- Weight gain
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Poor libido
- Bladder problems
- Vaginal dryness
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Breast tenderness
- Dry, aging skin
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Poor memory
All the above symptoms can simply be due to fluctuating hormone levels that occur during the menopause. The good news is that harmony and balance is achievable during the menopause with the right diet and nutrition. The menopause is a natural phase of life; therefore, by treating it naturally as women often did many years ago, it could be embraced and not feared. In fact in other parts of the world, due to differences in diet, women very rarely suffer any menopausal symptoms at all. The Nutritional Therapy Clinic can advise you on the best nutrition to ease you through the menopause and has expert nutritionists based in Harley Street, London and near Colchester in Essex.
Weight loss for menopause can be a particular struggle. Whilst weight gain isn’t the most publicised symptom associated with the menopause it is very common and frustrating for many women.
Do you eat what you would consider to be a healthy diet?
Have you tried cutting out carbs, fat, counting calories etc. but nothing seems to work anymore?
Are you either looking for a more natural way to manage your symptoms or something to work alongside your current medication?
Then Metabolic Balance could be just what you are looking for. Not only have clients experienced weight loss for menopause on the programme, but they’ve also seen an improvement in the many other symptoms associated with the menopause.
Metabolic Balance is a weight-loss programme or diet, specifically designed to re-balance your hormones and is ideal for those going through the menopause and looking for weight loss for menopause. This diet is entirely natural and uses foods that are available in supermarkets and local shops. Metabolic Balance became famous in 2013, when Boy George attributed his dramatic weight loss to the diet. In the last 9 years, nutritionists at the Nutritional Therapy Clinic have worked with 1000’s of clients, many with menopausal symptoms, and have helped them to lose weight, and as an added bonus clients’ have seen major improvements in their health too as hormonal imbalances can often leave you feeling tired, anxious and generally unwell.
Metabolic Balance is not just about weight loss, but about making you feel better too as it also offers many other health benefits:
- Increased energy levels
- Regulation of hormones
- Improvement in skin condition
- Elevated mood and the lifting of depression
- Better sleep
What is the Metabolic Balance diet®? (Click to answer)
The Metabolic Balance diet® is a healthy eating programme or diet with a scientific basis and is backed up by 20 years of research by expert nutritionists. This diet, or plan as it is often called, has 4 stages and by following the 4 stage Metabolic Balance plan you can not only lose weight during the menopause but also maintain your weight for the rest of your life. You can eat three natural healthy meals a day on the diet and each person has an individual plan created for them based on his/her exact nutrient requirements, determined by blood tests. As many as 65% of adults suffer from obesity and obesity related health disorders, caused by poor nutrition. Today’s diet tends to be very high in refined carbohydrates, i.e. sugars and baked goods made from white flour and consequently it is a low in protein and frequently lacks the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function properly. A poor diet and low levels of nutrition can disrupt your hormone levels and your metabolism, which in turn leads to weight gain, poor health and many of the symptoms listed above such as tiredness, poor sleep quality, bad hair and skin.
The four phases of Metabolic Balance®
Phase 1For the first two days you gently detoxify your body.
Phase 2The second phase lasts for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of four. During this phase, your body will begin to adjust to the healthy nutrition in your new diet. Clients often see improvements in energy as well as weight loss during this early phase
Phase 3Food items so far excluded from your plan can now be reintroduced and often clients notice further improvements in well-being, increases in energy and further weight loss.
Phase 4This phase has no set period and starts when you are happy with your weight, health and well-being. You will continue to follow the basic rules of the Metabolic Balance® diet to maintain a healthy functioning metabolism.
Who is the programme for?
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Under-active thyroid or hypothyroidism
- Insulin resistance
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Menopause and menopause related symptoms
How does Metabolic Balance® work?
The Metabolic Balance® diet helps to adjust your body chemistry thus rebalancing hormone levels and this in turn promotes fat burning, decreases fat storage, reduces cravings and promotes “anti-ageing”.
Why is Metabolic Balance® different to other diets?
Metabolic Balance® works by changing your body chemistry, which helps to re-balance hormone levels, enabling your body to burn more fat, reduce the amount of fat stored, eliminate food cravings and also to help promote “anti-ageing”.
1. Your Metabolic Balance plan is created specifically for you, using your personal data and the results of your blood tests, so no two people will get the same plan. It is your metabolic “fingerprint” so to speak and personal to you.
2. There is no yo-yo effect as with many other diets, once your metabolism has been reprogrammed and your hormones are back in balance, long term weight loss can be maintained by following some simple rules.
3. Only body fat is lost not lean tissue and muscle, clients often find that their body composition changes as a result of the Metabolic Balance plan.
4. The Metabolic Balance® programme is scientifically based and backed by over 20 years of research by expert nutritionists.
5. It is tried and tested, with over 250,000 diet plans produced for clients all around the world.
6. Metabolic Balance is 100% natural and you eat foods found in your local supermarket!
Emma Vanlint, nutritionist at The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is a fully licensed Metabolic Balance® coach, and will support you throughout your programme with encouragement and advice to help you to achieve your weight loss and health goals. Emma received her training as an approved coach from the founder of the Metabolic Balance® programme, Dr. Wolf Funfack. Thousands of people have transformed the way they fell, become healthier and achieved their ideal weight with the Metabolic Balance® programme. You could do the same!
Go to Metabolic Balance for more information on the plan and how it could help with weight loss for menopause. Equally if you want more information on the menopause, take a look at our menopause page.
See what some of our satisfied customers have to say:
Despite being active and fit, doing various challenges for charity requiring stamina and determination, I have been gradually getting larger as I approached the dreaded 50. Not large enough to be obese, or even to be considered very large, but certainly enough to feel uncomfortable and to lose my waist which had always been my saving grace.
I promised myself that I would find a way during my 50th year to eat properly and return to a comfortable size before I lost complete control. To say that the MB method of eating was perfect for me is a serious understatement and with Emma’s direction it took me just over 3 months (including the Christmas/New Year period) to lose considerably more than I thought I ever could (3.5 stone & 3 dress sizes to be precise). What’s even better is that it has all gone from the problem places – hips, waist and thighs – so that I am now the same size I was when I was 20! Even better, when losing weight at 50 you tend to get gaunt around your face but this has not happened at all!
I have never been hungry, having managed to rid myself of my sugar cravings almost immediately I started the MB diet and yet now that I am in Maintenance I find I can eat a little of anything I used to eat without craving more. Emma’s guidance on how to mix and match food allowances and her very timely and patient responses to endless questions from me have made the whole process very straightforward. The only problem is I need a new wardrobe!! Or can that really be called a ‘problem’?”
On dark and dismal day in January, I remembered the words Metabolic Blocking had been mentioned to me five months prior, plus the question was ‘have you ever seen a Nutritionist?’ I had been seeing one of the top Endocrinology Professors in Harley Street, yes he wanted me to try Thyroxin (I researched and resisted) despite my Thyroid level being borderline, and he also added it will be incredibly difficult for you to look weight! I strongly believed I was eating a healthy diet, working my butt off at the gym with Spinning Classes, power walking and yoga. Every day I was doing some form of exercise.
I put the words Metabolic Blocking Nutritionist in a search engine – I found Emma. Read through the information, sent Emma e-mails asking questions but it still took me until the end of January to decided – Yes, I want to do this, but not just weight loss for the health benefits which the program has brought.
I found the plan easy to follow as I moved through the phases – This is real food not faddy stuff, pills and potions!!! The plan is easy to adapt when socialising.
The result has been unbelievably fantastic – my first week I lost an amazing 9.5lbs! At the end of the first month I had lost 18.5lbs, the weight continued to reduce each and every week. My first personal target of 2 stone in just 9 weeks was achieved and this was prior to a month long holiday of which 12 days was a cruise. I came back with a gain as expected, this was just 5 lbs however I have now reached a loss of 40lbs with just 7lbs to go and loving the comments and words of praise. Emma was on hand to provide answers to my questions and support throughout this incredible health and weight loss journey. So very much wish I’d have found Emma years ago before I had wasted so much cash on other clubs and programs.”
To see more testimonials from our satisfied clients go to the Testimonial page.
*Disclaimer: The information and advice provided by The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions requiring medical attention, or who have symptoms that concern them, should consult a doctor. Testimonials on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients and of what some of our clients have said about us. However we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. Please see our disclaimer section for further information.
Click here to contact us or call on 0203 907 6848 for a free no obligation chat about how optimum nutrition can help with you with your menopause symptoms. We have new client appointments available at our Harley Street clinic in London and Colchester, Essex.