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Metabolic Balance

Common Questions and Answers

First Initial Intake

  1. Review of forms, personal information, food likes and dislikes, allergies and medications
  2. Weight, body mass index and body fat; measurements of the waist, hip and thighs
  3. Blood pressure
  4. Blood requisite for personalized evaluation

Your Personalized Nutrition Program

  1. Weight, body mass index and body fat; measurements of the waist, hip and thighs
  2. Blood pressure
  3. Review of Preparatory Phase
  4. Review of Strict Conversation Phase (minimum of 2 weeks)
  5. Review of Individual Food List
  6. 8 Rules of the Program
  7. Progress Report Form

Relaxed Phase (the strict conversation phase must be completed)

  1. Weight, body mass index and body fat; measurements of the waist, hip and thighs
  2. Blood pressure
  3. Review of the Relaxed Conversion Phase
  4. Review of the Extended Food List
  5. Enjoying a "Treat Meal"

Consultation for the Maintenance Phase

  1. Congratulations on your Success
  2. Weight, body mass index and body fat; measurements of the waist, hip and thighs
  3. Blood pressure
  4. Following the 8 Basic Rules in Your Daily Life
  5. Enjoying a Balanced Life Style

Additional Coaching Sessions:

In addition to the above coaching support, you will receive 1 additional 20-30 minute in person coaching session, during each phase, to offer you support and guidance. Questions during each phase of the plan can be addressed to Dr. Butera (Monday - Friday). All responses will be made within a 12 hour period.

Metabolic Balance® is an all-natural nutrition program that optimizes and balances your body's metabolism. As your metabolism is "turned on", you experience benefits such as effective weight loss, balanced hormones and optimized health.

Scientifically developed by a respected German Physician and Nutritionists, Metabolic Balance's® holistic approach answers the weight and obesity questions, "How can I lose weight effectively, keep the weight off, and measurably improve my health?"

The research - over 20 years worth - goes to the root cause of how and why a person stores and releases fat. Metabolic Balance® is based on the assumption that a person's body is capable of producing - on it own - the enzymes and hormones that it needs to function. In order to do so, a body requires "building material" in the form of nutrients which are obtained from the foods we eat. Based on this in-depth and modern understanding, Metabolic Balance® creates a personalized weight loss diet system that naturally burns excess fat, optimizes your metabolism, balances your hormones and your bio-chemistry, resulting in achieving your ideal weight and much improved health.

The Main Benefits:
  1. Can resolve your weight problems permanently
  2. Can measurable improve your health
  3. Can prevent future health issues; and reduce and/or eliminate current health issues. (E.g. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hyper-tension, insomnia, etc.)

Dr. Wolf Funfack M.D. is an established and respected physician specialized in Internal and Nutritional Medicine. After 16 years of experience with countless "diets" programs and their mediocre results, he came to the conclusion that it was time to try something new. Together with Ms. Bürkle (a graduate nutritional technologist) Dr. Funfack developed the Metabolic Balance® program in 2001.

As a participant, you receive a personalized nutritional plan that is based on your unique blood values and personal health data. The collected data is analyzed and compared to a data-base of over 80,000 foods. By taking into account the foods glycemic load, chemistry and nutritional value, your "road map" for correct nutrition is developed. Your plan indicates exactly those foods which are nutritionally best and needed as "building material" for your body's cells.

Your balanced nutritional plan, allows (after eating) your blood sugar and insulin to increase at a much slower rate; thereby, allowing you to avoid hunger and food cravings for a longer period of time. Subsequently, more fat can be burned during the spaces between your three daily meals!
You can experience rapid weight reduction, generally losing from 2 to 4 pounds of fat per week. With this holistic metabolic program, you are making a decision for a better health, more vitality and improved quality of life - all at the same time.

With the aid of your customized program and personal Metabolic Balance® Coach, you re-adjust your eating habits and create a new, fun lifestyle. You can lose weight, keep it off and greatly improve your health. Initial benefits experienced by most are: feel great, appear younger, increase energy, focus and confidence, enjoy a better active life and more vitality. The health benefits experienced by many participants are: lowers blood pressure, hypertension and cholesterol; reduces diabetes, joint pain and arthritis; improves sleep, strengthens immune system and sexual capacity and balances hormones.

While there are several reasons, below are three main reasons why it works:

  1. The program is personalized and is focused on you and your health. No two programs are exactly alike. The prescribed nutrition in your plan and the important yet simple rules are designed to naturally diminish your food cravings, so you do not feel hungry all the time. You do not starve yourself! The variety and amount of food you eat is really quite large. The fact is, you must eat to lose weight.
  2. Success breeds success! You start losing weight and fat rather quickly. Getting favorable results fuels your sense of "well being", your energy, and a "I can do it" attitude. New healthy habits are learned and appreciated, while the old harmful habits are left behind and with time, forgotten.
  3. You are not alone! Your personal coach is there to support, encourage and assist you along the road toward reaching your goal. Coaching is a corner stone of the program and can be a large part of your success. Remember though, no change will happen if you do not want it to happen. Your full participation and follow through with the program is what gets you the results you desire. You have heard the saying, "you are what you eat." Learning to eat the right foods, in the correct portions gets the right result for you. We are always here to help you along the way.

Your personalized nutrition plan supplies your body with all the natural nutrients it needs for good health. The food is not selected according to calorie content or by percentage of fat, or protein, or carbohydrates. The criteria for food selection is the effect the food has on your hormonal balance.

Through this method a healthy, natural and balanced metabolism and insulin emission is promoted. Insulin is a major key to your body's weight management issues and has a large effect on your other hormones. By following a few simple rules when preparing and eating your food, you begin to strengthen and balance your entire hormonal system and to naturally manage your weight.

By a deliberate and permanent adjustment toward a balanced, natural and healthy nutrition; and in combination with the appropriate exercise, most diseases and ailments in modern civilization could be hugely reduced or possibly even eliminated. Diseases and ailment such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, imbalanced cholesterol, diabetes II, insomnia, etc can be greatly helped. By restoring yourself to a balanced all-natural nutrition, you cause a "natural restoration" in your body to occur.

Your fitness, ability to concentrate and your energy state can improve immensely. Other benefits may include sleeping better, improved physical and psychological well being, along with increased energy and feeling healthier. As you shed body fat, you do not loose protein and therefore your muscles and connective tissues remain stable and you develop a healthy body composition.

Participate in the program if it makes sense and:

  • if your weight situation calls for a permanent solution and you want to finally drop the weight in a healthy manner
  • If you suffer already from health problems due to the excess weight and have improper eating habits, or illnesses such as: diabetes II, rheumatism, chronic migraine, fat metabolism disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.
  • if you want to improve your health, increasing your energy, stamina, and mental capacity - regardless of your age.
Phase 1
Preparation Phase

This first phase (over two days) prepares your body and digestive tract for the next phase. It is designed to gently cleanse your intestinal tract and detoxify your body.

Phase 2
Strict Conversion Phase

This phase takes at least 14 days and is designed to "switch on" your metabolism and starts balancing your bio-chemistry. You will strictly follow the guidelines in your personalized plan and learn to make them your own. Your body will start to change and you will start noticing several healthy advantages such as loss of weight, increased energy and focus and will start feeling stronger and healthier. Your coach will be there to answer any questions and assist you throughout this process.

Phase 3
Relaxed Conversion Phase

In this phase, you will be allowed to test and add some new foods. You will even be able to enjoy a special occasion or two and learn how to "deviate" responsibly. As your body becomes rebalanced, your senses of taste and smell become more heightened and you will be more in tune with your body's nutritional needs and learn to listen to what your body is telling you.

Phase 4
Maintenance Phase

The maintenance phase teaches you to maintain and keep your ideal weight and health benefits that you have achieved. You take security in your new understanding and knowledge regarding your body's nutritional needs. Your new life-style is yours to enjoy and increases the quality of your life in incredible ways.

You may have asked yourself, "Does coaching work and is it right for me?"
Consider this -- All of the diets until now have one thing in common: they all recommend, with slight differences, the same foods to their participants, without considering the personalized requirements; while Metabolic Balance is able to provide through medical history review and laboratory test results the correct foods that met the individual participant's health and weight loss needs. This is key for long term success.

This is why starting with your first consultation the crucial elements of education, support, and accountability are emphasized. After all, if you do not know what you are doing and why you are doing it a particular way a crucial element is missing and your chances of success are greatly diminished. Coaching provides these crucial elements. I am able to offer professional and qualified support, assisting you with all aspects concerning nutrition and the Metabolic Balance® system. In addition to being a Certified by Metabolic Balance®, I am also a successful participant of the program, having lost 30 lbs. So how does everything come together? As Metabolic Balance® has coached over 450,000 participants through the program, a very simple procedure has been established.

  1. 1st step: Upon your request for further information, we will contact you via email or telephone with more material to assist your understanding and decision. We will gladly and quickly answer in detail any questions you may have. When you have decided to go ahead with the Metabolic Balance® program, please contact us.
  2. 2nd step: To begin your participation in the program, Dr. Butera, your coach, will collect all necessary data, including acute, chronic and past illnesses, medications and health issues. Measurements are taken of waist, hips and thighs. Allergies, as well as food likes and dislikes are determined. Realistic goals of weight loss and improvements are set during this consultation. During this time, you will be referred for your comprehensive blood work up. These tests determine the 36 parameters relevant to creating your own uniquely designed nutritional guidelines.
  3. 3rd step: Processing and inputting of all information, including medical, history, food allergies, preferences, measurements and blood values into your personal data base through Metabolic Lab in Germany to be analyzed and to create your Personal Nutrition Plan.
  4. 4th step: Presentation and review of your personal nutrition guide: Your meal plan is introduced to you. Shopping list explained and food resources, menu options and recipes provided. Advice is available about cooking and appropriate exercise
  5. 5th step: Three appointments during the different phases: to answer upcoming questions and to keep track of the changes in your measurements and health and help you advance. Support and answering of questions, as needed, by e-mail and fax.

Your coach will accompany you with guidance and encouragement on your way through the program until you have reached your goal. Our desire is to make sure that your success is real and sustainable. As you can see, everything is very simple and we are always there for you.

Some people, when they first see the price for the Metabolic Balance® program, may say that it is expensive. When they look closely and evaluate the programs real benefits and value, they see that a system and product like Metabolic Balance® comes along, "ONCE IN A LIFETIME!" Many of our participants have told us, "If I knew before hand what a positive effect this program would have on my life, I would have gladly paid double the price." In fact, over 85% of our new clients are referred to by existing, satisfied participants.

By checking out other diet products in the marketplace, you will find diets that feature a special drink, or a pill, or frozen packaged foods with chemically altered sugars to help you lose weight. It is required that you buy these items at a cost ranging from $45.00 to $350 per month. Will they work? Generally, you will lose some pounds; however, as soon as you get off this diet and back to your normal diet you will gain the weight back again. Then, if you are not too discouraged and give up, you will again be looking for another diet miracle or "magic pill" to solve your weight problem. You have heard the term yo-yo dieting - it is a term created for this situation. These diets do not work long-term and the diet companies will take your money again and again! You keep spending money on diet programs that do not solve your problem.

Metabolic Balance® is one of the only scientifically backed programs which naturally adjusts your menu to the needs of your body. With the professional and careful selection of nutrients based on your current metabolism, Metabolic Balance® can take your body to where it needs to be and teach you how to keep it there. You will greatly value the "tools" received from Metabolic Balance®, such as your individualized "road map", your new understanding of nutrition and your new found health and wellbeing. These tools get you from where you are now to where you want to be! That is the reason why the all-natural metabolic balance® program has worked fantastically well for over 450,000 participants, and it will work for you will see.

Ask yourself some questions:

  • Are you tired of yo-yo dieting?
  • Are you tired of popping pills, drinking shakes and eating pre-packed, frozen and processed foods?
  • Do you want to enjoy eating again and loose weight? We can help!

Get back to your ideal weight and balance your metabolism and life with the Metabolic Balance® Program!

Insulin, is a peptide hormone produced in the pancreas and is very important for both human beings and animals alike. The cells that produce Insulin are found in an area of the Pancreas called the "Islets of Langerhans". This is also where the name of the hormone comes from - the Latin word for island or Islet is – "insula."

Insulin's primary purpose is to regulate the balance of sugar in the body. When we ingest foods containing sugar, such as carbohydrates, the concentration of insulin in our blood increases and regulation occurs by bringing the blood sugar content down. Insulin also regulates the intake of sugar into each one of the body's cells. How? It is the "key" that opens the "door" to the cell and that closes the "door" to the cell.
To understand how this process works, we must look at the way the body uses carbohydrates. Carbohydrates consist of many "single sugar chains" known as mono-saccharides. Also known as glucose, this is the type of sugar that is used by the human body for energy.

Glucose is stored first in your liver and then in your muscle tissue. The body can store about 500g (approx. 18 oz.) in these two areas. The stored glucose is later used to create energy for the body when the body is being exerted physically.

If the glucose storage capacity is full in your liver and muscles, then the body looks for the another option for storage. The third storage option is to convert the glucose into fat and store it in the fat cells. A lot of glucose can be stored as fat...if allowed. The reason for this phenomenon is a very old genetic program which humans developed during periods of evolution, and the purpose was to help us survive times of famines. This whole process is controlled by insulin! It regulates the blood glucose level and the storage of glucose in your body. Moreover, insulin actually stops the fat deposits from being released from the fat cells once it has been stored.

These accumulated fat deposits make up the fat we all would like to get rid of. When we have a closer look at the regulation process or cycle, it becomes very clear why we put on weight, and then again more weight. The standard regulation cycle is: Blood glucose level goes down and a hormone sends out a signal to our brain telling us that we are hungry - we eat - our blood glucose level rises - production of insulin increases and the feeling of hunger disappears. However, as soon as the blood glucose level sinks, you start feeling hungry again and the cycle starts over.

It is highly probable, with the pitfalls of our modern diet, for this very important process to get out of balance and even be disturbed permanently. In cases where it is disturbed, the process no longer works properly. Surplus carbohydrates cause a continuous high level of insulin in your blood. As your glucose storage is already full, the surplus glucose is used to only build up your fat storage. Since there is too much insulin in the blood, the blood sugar level is continually being regulated, rising and then sinking rapidly, resulting in feelings of hunger and the need to consume more carbohydrates. (e.g. sweets) Hence, more sugar gets into this cycle, the blood glucose level rises again, more insulin is produced and the cycle keeps going and going - resulting in more and more fat being stored! When you are in such a negative cycle, your body cannot find its way out on its own. Generally, the heavier a person becomes the greater the reality of this vicious cycle becomes.

The Metabolic Balance® nutrition program breaks this "fat trap" and brings a healthy regulation to your blood sugar and insulin cycle. It enables the body to find its way out and to return to its original and most ideal state of health. Simply, by regulating your glucose load- balancing of your insulin levels and hormones - thus, allowing the unlocking of the fat cells - the fat naturally can be burnt off and can stay off.