Barbara LaValleur Story Update #16

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve blogged about my MB® journey. A lot has been going on in my life* and yes, I’m still on plan. I even did a month on Phase 3 at the recommendation of my nutrition coach since I’d reached my half-way goal (I’m down 45 lbs. since Jan….

Red Cabbage and Strawberry Smoothie – A Live Clean MB Super Powered Breakfast

INGREDIENTS Chopped red cabbage, frozen (about 1/2 of a small, 4” head) Lettuce Avocado 1 fruit portion of Strawberries, frozen water Yogurt (optional) DIRECTIONS Add red cabbage, strawberries and an avocado to a blender. Blend on high.  Add water until the smoothie is thin enough to drink. If you want, add yogurt and blend until smooth. To…

LiveCleanMB Quote of the Week

I decided to make this quote after reading that obesity creeps up on you like a coral reef and just keeps moving in slow motion unless you put a stop to it. This is why you are surprised when you look at the mirror and you don’t recognise the person staring back at you.

Happy July 4th! Take a Treat Day

Originally posted on Metabolic Balance Blog:
Treat day?  Well if you are going to have a treat meal, don’t beat yourself up during the day. Allow yourself to enjoy your meal.  Allow yourself to enjoy the company you are with and do not preach your program to your friends and family.   Spend the day…

Food Diary – Do You Have One?

Originally posted on Metabolic Balance Blog:
Food diaries are not just for when you are losing weight.  Writing down what you eat helps you be more aware of your eating habits and what foods you like to eat on a regular basis. Here are seven reasons to start one.  Keep track of the foods you…

Trying to Master the Rules of metabolic balance

Hello metabolic balancers! Here is my update on following the metabolic balance rules for lent. Protein First I spent last week trying to figure out how to start my morning with a protein and I decided the best way was to eat an almond or a nut.  To ensure that I grabbed a nut, I put…

Lent Me metabolic balanced

Lent is a great time to focus on the metabolic balance rules .   Lets try and follow the rules as much as possible.  If you are not religious, you can just spend 40 days thinking about the following 8 rules and how you deal with them in your personal life as a metabolic balancer. Here is how I’ve…

Broccoli-Cranberry Salad with Cashew Curry Dressing

Originally posted on Metabolic Balance Blog:
I love cookbooks and I have a favorite recipe magazine that sends me monthly eye candy that I try and convert into a metabolic balance friendly recipe. This month the Broccoli-cranberry salad with cashew curry dressing arrived and I decided it was worthy of adding to my “this will work,”…

La Valleur: Phase 2

Given I’m only in my third week on the Metabolic Balance® program, I’m very surprised – and quite thrilled – with the results I’ve already had. Going into the plan, I had no expectation that the response of my body would be so swift and profound. And, while you may not have the same experience…

Emotional Eating

Hi, this is Emmy. yesterday I blogged about fullness and today I blogged about dealing with emotional eating on the metabolic balance blog. I know that this is one of my personal food issues. I grew up having food given to me to celebrate and to deal with emotional situations. When my youngest daughter was born,…

When Are You Full?

Today I wrote a blog post about feeling full on the metabolic balance USA blog.  I have been struggling with this issue forever. When am I really full? When am I really hungry? When do I need to eat and how much? When you follow the metabolic balance plan, you are eating three times a day….

Slow Cooker Miracle Soup

Over the weekend I bought a crockpot.  I’ve been looking at slow cookers for a few months and finally decided to purchase a slow cooker instead of one of those 21 in 1 cooking appliances. The slow cooker arrived and I made my first Metabolic Balance® meal by placing all the ingredients in the slow…

Walking Every Morning

I live near the mountains but I don’t walk there. I walk through the city and for the last two weeks, I’ve walked through downtown to turn on an installation video. This is a walk of about 40 minutes that I do before I begin my day. I used to have a gym membership but I…

Soupathon – Craving for Carrots

While following metabolic balance your supposed to eat different foods at each meal. There is a scientific reason for this that is too long to explain here.  To make sure your are getting optimal nutrients shake up your food choices. Yesterday, I did not shake up my food choices.  It is the second day that…

Train Yourself For Distractions

I’m almost done letting go of the preservatives from Saturday which is a relief but I now need to be more aware of what I put on my plate. I also need to find ways to stay focused which is why I started looking into interruptions. Today I started doing some research into distractions because I found…

Buy only from the Outside Aisles at the Grocery Store

You have to be eagle eyed when it comes to shopping at the grocery store. I watched this documentary which said you should only purchase food from the edges of the grocery store (where the fresh produce is kept ) and avoid the whole interior of the store where preservatives are used or where the…

Rebalance day 3 – Hunting for Recipes

This recipe looks delicious!  I’m going to put it on my to make while rebalancing list.  I love finding new recipes.  I’m thinking of creating something similar with zucchinis.  

Day 2 Rebalance – I walked a Mile in Nobody’s Shoes

I weighed myself this morning and lost weight.  This is exciting. I like losing extra pounds even when I’m not rebalancing at 100 percent perfection.  Why can’t I be perfect? Well, I’m not a perfectionist and I love drinking coffee so I am still drinking a coffee with milk. This is not on plan. If…