Goat Cheese – Who Knew?!

Before starting my Metabolic Balance® nutrition plan, goat cheese was not something I was familiar with; who knew there were so many choices?  Goat cheese, like goat milk, is easier on the human digestive system and lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than its bovine counterpart. In addition, goat milk cheese is a good source of…

No News is Good News- Barbara La Valleur – Day 150

 I noticed today on my daily Metabolic Balance® diary where I track all my meals that it was actually Day 150 and I felt like that was a milestone worth marking.  I’ve also taken iPhotos of almost every meal. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with all those photos – now numbering…

Barbara La Valleur – Milestone Moments

One of the practices I create when I take on a new project is to set an end result goal as well as minor goals – set in time – along the way. Goals help me focus on my end result.  I make sure they’re attainable, yet will stretch me. I set numerous goals before…

Keeping on Plan While on the Road – La Valleur #10

With some trepidation, I left on a nine-state road trip on April 1st with my husband. Over nine days, we planned to visit friends in Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis and Des Moines and view public art pieces in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Iowa. We packed our suitcases and two cooler bags…

#7 La Valleur Metabolic Balance®: Be Adventurous

In the U.S., “Variety is the spice of life,” is a well-known adage. It is also a quality I practice in many areas of my life.  With the Metabolic balance plan, I could easy fall into a pattern of having the same few meals  on a regular basis. Like most people, I’m a creature of habit….

#6 La Valleur Metabolic Balance®: The Eye’s Have It

I’m visual. Very visual. Being a photojournalist, I can’t help myself. Things like skewed photos on the wall or light switches that are installed just a little bit “off” drive me bonkers. So it’s not surprising that I am particular about how my food looks as well. My husband has been known to fix a…

La Valleur Metabolic Balance®: Soup’s On!

After about six weeks on my journey with metabolic balance®, I emailed my coach and asked about soup. It’s winter in Minnesota and one of my favorite dishes is a good homemade soup which takes the chill off a cold day. I was thrilled when she responded, “You could make any soup you’d like. Just…

La Valleur : My Inspiration

Barbara La Valleur Interview with Sharon Henneman – an inspiration for being on the metabolic balance plan and living a balanced life.

La Valleur: Defining Moments

Defining moments are few and far between in life. When you have one, you know it. I just had one. I’m in Phase 2 – of a new nutritional plan called Metabolic Balance®. “Backed by over 25 years of scientific study and managed by dedicated physicians and nutrition scientists”, it’s 100% natural and was founded by…