Designed Specifically For You
A certified Metabolic Balance® weight-loss coach in Calgary, Dr. Andrea has helped hundreds of people lose weight and keep it off for good in a safe and effective manner using a proven and personalized nutrition program. The Metabolic Balance® program features one-on-one coaching from Dr. Andrea and laboratory analysis to provide results that are truly remarkable and driven by science. With her individual coaching, you’ll be able to reach your weight-loss goals and stay at your ideal weight for the rest of your life.
The Metabolic Balance® weight-loss program is the product of more than 25 years of research and study. This specialized program has been designed to help people lose weight in a quick and effective way by using their genetic profile to determine which foods are best (and which aren’t) for reaching their weight-loss goals. There’s no starving yourself, no bland tasting meal replacement drinks or supplements, and no medicine of any kind. Just science and discipline.
As Unique As You
Metabolic Balance® uses your genetic information to create a customized and tailored meal plan that is specific to you and your body. This meal plan and weight-loss diet will be your main building block as you begin your weight-loss journey and has been designed over the past two decades to shed weight at an impressive pace, regardless of who the patient is. It all starts by performing a blood draw to collect a sample of your blood. Your sample is then sent to a state-of-the-art laboratory in Germany where it is analyzed and your individualized meal plan is created. The results are then sent back to Dr. Andrea who will walk you through the next steps in your weight-loss journey.
Easy to Follow
The Metabolic Balance® weight-loss program contains easy rules to follow, making it simple for you to adhere to the system throughout its different stages. With one-on-one coaching from Dr. Andrea throughout the three-month program, you’ll be able to stay on track by being held accountable in a firm yet compassionate way. Even though the program only lasts for three months, from the moment you sign up, Dr. Andrea will become a lifelong mentor who is wholly invested in seeing you reach your weight-loss goals and then remaining at your ideal weight for the rest of your life.
Become a Better, Healthier You
The health benefits provided by the Metabolic Balance® weight-loss program are remarkable. Many of the patients who have worked with Dr. Andrea or used the system to lose weight have seen their health improve in numerous ways. Some of the benefits you can expect to experience include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced chronic inflammation
- Improved tissue and organ function
- Better sleep
- Higher energy levels
- Boosted immunity
How the Metabolic Balance® Weight-Loss Program Works
The Metabolic Balance® weight-loss program at Divine Spine is broken down into four distinct phases once your blood has been analyzed and your customized meal plan has been created:
Phase 1: Preparation
Everything begins with a two-day preparation phase where your body is cleansed and primed for its new diet.
Phase 2: Strict conversion
The second phase lasts for at least two weeks. It’s the period where your body adjusts to your new eating habits and diet. During this phase, your body begins retraining its metabolism and you start to see noticeable and positive results on the scale. Many people also report that their mental health and overall well-being improve during this stage too.
Phase 3: Relaxed conversion
The third phase sees the types of food you’re allowed to eat expand as previously forbidden ones are no longer prohibited. By giving you more control over the foods you can eat, this phase begins to put you in charge of your health and well-being by finding what works best for you. During this stage of the Metabolic Balance® weight-loss program you are also allowed one “treat” meal per week, which gives you greater flexibility. This is the phase you will remain in until your goal weight is reached, so how long it lasts depends on how much weight you want to lose.
Phase 4: Maintenance
After reaching your goal weight, you will shift from the “diet” to “lifestyle” phase of the Metabolic Balance® weight-loss program. With your new eating habits firmly entrenched thanks to the first three phases of this program, you will now be able to follow its core principles as though they were second nature. You are now on the path to long-term weight management success as you possess the proper eating and exercise habits to stay at your ideal weight for the rest of your life.
What Clients are Saying
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important to understand that Metabolic Balance® is not so much a diet, but a nutrition and lifestyle program. Many popular diets often provide a shortage of energy, fats, or carbohydrates which can result in food cravings and the so-called yo-yo effect. Metabolic Balance® works differently. Your plan is your plan. It is produced for you using your unique blood values, your metabolism and your current nutritional status and is designed to provide you with sufficient energy, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. You will learn instinctively which foods are right for you and which foods make you feel good. This means that your success is then in your hands as each individual nutrition plan offers you the blueprint for long-lasting success.
First, you need to choose your Metabolic Balance® weight-loss coach who will support you through each of the four phases in the program. At your first appointment, your coach will take notes on your medical history and will request a blood test. Your coach will provide everything you require to do this. All blood test results and data are compiled and analysed at the Metabolic Balance® Institute where your personal nutrition plan will be created. Your coach will give you a copy of your plan and will fully explain all the stages necessary for you to reach your goal. Your coach will guide and support you the whole way through the program and will always be on hand to answer your questions.
It is important to leave gaps between meals and to avoid snacking. Your body needs this time not only to fully digest the last meal but also to rest and to repair. During this time the body is able to move into a ‘fat-burning’ metabolism. Eating between meals disrupts metabolism, as well as the normal fat-storage and fat-burning process.