Sanna Anderson

August 17, 2014

Metabolic Balance and Cravings

The food industry for most part is not there to satisfy our hunger, but to further whet our appetities and to make us feel good about their products.  There are very few prepared foods that don’t contain flavour enhancers.  Mostly people love the salty-sweet taste that we have grown accustomed to, and don’t even notice that most things taste the same.  Studies have even shown that certain combinations of the food additives have an effect similar to that of serotonin (the happiness hormone) in the brain.  In this regard the sensation of hunger is very similar to a physical addiction. […]
August 13, 2014

PCOS, weight loss and hormonal health

Did you know that the Metabolic Balance programme is great for any women suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)? One of the main problems of PCOS is a disordered insulin metabolism, which makes it easier to gain weight  and more difficult to lose it.  Other issues include hirsutism (increased facial hair) and sometimes poor skin condition.  The Metabolic Balance programme helps balance the biochemistry behind your metabolism, and specifically supports in normalising insulin levels.  It can therefore be a great help for many of these not so pleasant side effects of having PCOS.  So not only will you find it […]
August 9, 2014

Sweet potato chips

I’ve always loved sweet potatoes, especially in soups, or roasted with other vegetables.  I then came across a recipe that jazzed up the sweet potato chips even more, so here it is.  For those of you following the Metabolic Balance programme, if you have any squash or other root vegetables on your plan, you could happily use sweet potatoes on the occasion as well. You will need: Sweet potatoes, cut into chip shape 1 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of salt pinch of dried chilli flakes (watch out for adding too much, dried chilli can be quite potent!) Mix the […]
July 28, 2014

Basil and rocket marinated chicken

This is an easy way to make your chicken more tasty, even if you are still on Phase 2 and not allowed any oil.  Adding the oil will make the marinade even nicer though! Makes 2 portions 2 allowances of chicken breast – chopped Bag of ready to use rocket Handful of basil leaves (washed) 1 tsp chopped garlic 200ml water 1 tablespoon oil (if using) Place the rocket, basil leaves and garlic in a blender. Add the water & oil and whizz. Put the chopped chicken in a bowl and pour over the marinade. Stir until the chicken is […]
July 21, 2014

Mushroom stuffed pork fillet

This is a recipe from a great friend of mine who has been doing great on the Metabolic Balance weight loss programme. 1 Pork Loin Fillet (should be enough for approx 2 portions) 2 Large Flat Mushrooms 1 tsp chopped garlic Pre-Heat the oven to 220 C Cut into the pork loin at about 1½ cm intervals without slicing all the way through. Slice the mushrooms about ½cm thick and slot a piece into each slit in the pork. Place on a square of tin foil and place the remaining pieces of mushroom around the fillet. Sprinkle with the chopped […]
August 17, 2014

Metabolic Balance and Cravings

The food industry for most part is not there to satisfy our hunger, but to further whet our appetities and to make us feel good about their products.  There are very few prepared foods that don’t contain flavour enhancers.  Mostly people love the salty-sweet taste that we have grown accustomed to, and don’t even notice that most things taste the same.  Studies have even shown that certain combinations of the food additives have an effect similar to that of serotonin (the happiness hormone) in the brain.  In this regard the sensation of hunger is very similar to a physical addiction. […]
August 13, 2014

PCOS, weight loss and hormonal health

Did you know that the Metabolic Balance programme is great for any women suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)? One of the main problems of PCOS is a disordered insulin metabolism, which makes it easier to gain weight  and more difficult to lose it.  Other issues include hirsutism (increased facial hair) and sometimes poor skin condition.  The Metabolic Balance programme helps balance the biochemistry behind your metabolism, and specifically supports in normalising insulin levels.  It can therefore be a great help for many of these not so pleasant side effects of having PCOS.  So not only will you find it […]
August 9, 2014

Sweet potato chips

I’ve always loved sweet potatoes, especially in soups, or roasted with other vegetables.  I then came across a recipe that jazzed up the sweet potato chips even more, so here it is.  For those of you following the Metabolic Balance programme, if you have any squash or other root vegetables on your plan, you could happily use sweet potatoes on the occasion as well. You will need: Sweet potatoes, cut into chip shape 1 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of salt pinch of dried chilli flakes (watch out for adding too much, dried chilli can be quite potent!) Mix the […]
July 28, 2014

Basil and rocket marinated chicken

This is an easy way to make your chicken more tasty, even if you are still on Phase 2 and not allowed any oil.  Adding the oil will make the marinade even nicer though! Makes 2 portions 2 allowances of chicken breast – chopped Bag of ready to use rocket Handful of basil leaves (washed) 1 tsp chopped garlic 200ml water 1 tablespoon oil (if using) Place the rocket, basil leaves and garlic in a blender. Add the water & oil and whizz. Put the chopped chicken in a bowl and pour over the marinade. Stir until the chicken is […]