Petronella was trained as a metabolic balance® coach by the programme’s founder, Dr Wolf Funfack, in December 2008 and has since helped hundreds of people to resolve their weight problems and reach their target weight. Julia J was the first person she coached and this is what Julia has to say about her experience:
“Looking back on 2009 – Metabolic Balance was the best thing that happened to me. And Petronella was the best consultant I could have met. When I started in February with about 83 kg I was very unhappy with my figure. As it turned out the programme itself was the best choice – no counting calories and literally seeing yourself losing the weight. The support Petronella gave me was incredible – tips on how to overcome the “dark patches”, baking recipes for Easter and working out the problems when the scale figures weren’t going down as they were supposed to. And giving me the motivation to go through with it when I thought the weight loss wouldn’t continue. It’s all about keeping perspective and giving yourself the little motivational targets like buying a new pair of jeans when you have reached a certain weight or looking forward to and planning that one cheating meal a week. The best moment for me was when we compared pictures: me in February and me five months later. That was an absolute revelation and a boost to self-confidence! Now almost a year has passed since I started and half a year since I finished the official part of the programme, 17 kg lighter than in February. But it is still part of my life and I am continuing to feel good about myself – thanks to Metabolic Balance and thanks to Petronella.”
We have developed our own personalised programme, based on the principles of metabolic balance® and we regularly use this programme to help people shed up to 20 kilos, without going hungry. It works equally well for people with less weight to lose too. This programme is not to be confused with the Blood Type Diet, because it’s not based on your blood type it’s based on an analysis of your own blood. A fasting blood test is carried out at The Doctors Laboratory in Wimpole Street, London W1
This is not a fad diet – our personalised programme is nutritionally sound and uses real food without any gimmicky or expensive meal replacements. You eat three nutritious meals every day and choose the foods for your meals from your personal food list. With the help of the right foods and a few simple rules you establish a new regime that enables you to achieve and maintain your perfect weight. To lose weight, you don’t need a low calorie diet or a faddy diet or a meal replacement diet. You can eat delicious food that suits you and your metabolism and makes you feel great
The programme promotes hormone balance by regulating the amount of insulin your body produces; fat-burning and weight loss occur as a side effect of improved overall health. Other improvements that are regularly reported include increased energy, better sleep and digestion, and a heightened feeling of well-being.
During your consultation we’ll investigate the underlying reasons for your weight gain or inability to lose weight, your personalised nutrition programme enables you to shed the extra pounds and keep them off. Regular meetings and ongoing support is vital to help you reach your goal, you will not be alone!
What can you do right now? Buy a notebook and start to keep a food diary, write down everything that you eat and drink for at least a week. Why? Keeping a food diary makes you think twice about what you are about to eat and whether or not you are actually hungry.
Some of the factors that can make it hard to lose weight and keep it off:
- Over eating – comfort eating, or eating to try and get more energy
- Eating the wrong combination of foods
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Snacking, otherwise known as ‘grazing’
- Blood sugar problems leading to cravings for sugar and stimulants
“Losing 36 lbs or 15% of your body weight in the course of 3 – 4 months is sometimes tough but ultimately life-changing! My GP looked at me open-mouthed when he first saw the ‘new’ me and is very pleased at the positive effect on my blood pressure…. Thank you so much for your support and advice, it’s helped me to tackle a problem that I’d seen as insurmountable.”Ann M