My journey began March 25 with my first consult with Karine. I consider myself a professional dieter, trying everything to reduce weight, decrease arthritis pain, reduce perimenopause symptoms. At 56 and active my whole life I did not want the roller coaster to go on. I want to golf, travel, carry my grandkids for hours, keep up with my young family without feeling like I am 90 yrs old at the end of the activity. So I took a chance, listened to my naturopath and committed to Metabolic Balance. Everything worthwhile takes patience, planning and hard work. This change in my eating plan is forever, and for the first time I feel like it is sustainable. The 8 rules become ingrained, and I never want to go back feeling that way. My chronic pain has reduced, I am sleeping great, down 21 lbs., and lots of inches all over. Having Karine accessible at a moment’s notice for any questions, concerns, or just encouragement has been a great support.
Do I recommend this program, absolutely. Is it a commitment financially and personally, absolutely. Will you see results, absolutely. Thank you Karine for helping me take back control.
“I have been participating in the program for about 5 weeks now. I am a 67 year old male in fairly good physical condition but recently I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis which causes my joints to swell and become painful. In the morning it was difficult and painful just to try and make a fist. After 5 weeks on the plan, which was customized for my conditions, I have noticed a great improvement and the swelling completely gone. I also noticed my hands are now flexible and the pain is gone and my sleep has also greatly improved. I highly recommend this program to anyone who may have similar issues.”
"I started my new journey with MB in mid-July 2019. Since then, many things have changed: I have much more energy, I feel the need to move more than ever, my posture has improved with my weight loss
(I always had back problems) I even found that my connectivity with myself is refined, I am much more in symbiosis with myself. Feeling better in my skin, even my married life has improved on all levels.
To this day, I lost 45 lbs and I took my life back thanks to MB and with the precious support of Karine."
Michèlanne Benoît, 39
Kanata, July 29, 2019
I have been on the Metabolic Balance Plan since June 7th and I have lost 17 pounds and a total of 10 inches from the belly, hips and thighs. Believe me it works but you have to commit to it. It is not a "diet" but a meal plan made just for you. It is easy to do because for the first two weeks you follow the menu the plan provides for you. It is an adjustment, I won't lie, but once you get into it, it is fairly easy. You eat real food, fresh food that most people have at home. You don't need to buy special foods or take any supplements. Yet you will feel very good and energized. Your body adjusts and you will not crave sweets or junk foods as much after a while.
My coach is Karine Vaillancourt. She is very knowledgeable and very available for any questions you may have. She was able to give me alternatives to some foods that I did not particularly like. She is very passionate about the plan and it shows. She has your best interest at heart and will encourage you if you get a bit discouraged.
Right now I am allowed to have a "treat meal" every week and I really enjoy it! I gradually add new foods, one at a time, in my plan and I can almost eat anything now keeping in mind the 8 important rules. You also get used to eat smaller portions because your body tells you that you are full and you should not continue eating. Surprisingly, it is not that difficult to see people eat chips, desserts, etc. because you body will not crave it. I can even have a glass of wine once in a while. With a regular exercise routine, I will maintain my weight and feel even better.
All in all this plan works and if you commit, you will not do the yoyo like some "diets" out there. This plan concentrates on your own metabolism.
Currently, I’m in the fourth week of “my” Metabolic Balance plan, and I feel pretty great. I had been struggling with issues relating to bloating, lack of energy, and difficulty sleeping. I often suspected that my diet was the culprit; however, despite my efforts, I wasn’t able to resolve these issues – perhaps because my idea of a balanced diet was eating a salad before a chocolate bar J. I chose Metabolic Balance because it incorporates real food without eliminating important nutrients. Furthermore, my plan was tailored specifically for me. When deciding on a coach, Karine was the best option: not only is she well-versed in nutrition, but she also practices a very healthy lifestyle. The first two weeks of the plan were challenging, and I struggled with the changes, but Karine was/is always supportive and encouraging. My results thus far include improved digestion, energy, and quality of sleep. Additionally, I lost 10 pounds and 4.5 inches, and my skin has never looked better. I’m very happy I decided to reach out to Karine and start the Metabolic Balance plan because now I actually feel HEALTHY.
Thanks again for all the help and beginning stages of this new lifestyle!
Such knowledgeable and friendly service . The one on one time Karine took made this process practical, understandable and not as intimidating, I felt like I was sitting down with a really smart, caring friend who wanted to help me make the best choices for my lifestyle and food preferences. I appreciate it a lot and can’t wait to see some healthy changes and results .
Back in February, my sweet husband asked me what I would like for Valentine’s Day. Playing on the “heart” theme, I asked for a consultation with Karine. I was going for “healthy heart” vice a chocolate one J.
The first step was to fill out the questionnaire. There were several pages, so I sat down with my morning coffee with sweetener and cream and did some serious introspection. I answered honestly, cringing while I wrote down some of my responses. I also had to keep a food diary for a few days to provide to Karine along with the questionnaire. Again, I cringed as I wrote down some of my questionable choices in my moments of weakness.
Karine then “worked her magic,” and I met with her after she conducted her analysis. I was astonished. Without her knowing my detailed family health history or my detailed medical history, she was able to identify deficiencies that ran in my family that I had completely forgotten about let alone even thought might be impeding me from achieving optimum health. Her assessment was very insightful. She was thoughtful, empathetic and very pleasant. She made sense and provided simple suggestions, tips and recommendations tailored to my body’s needs. She provided guidance in the areas where I needed an overhaul (eliminate artificial sweeteners), inclusions such as vitamins and minerals and in making better decisions in what I consume (whole foods, nuts, flax etc).
After a month of following Karine’s recommendations I realized that I had not experienced a single headache – which was rare as I was prone to several of them each month. I never considered that they could be food related and had always assumed that I was either stress, eye strain or my hair was tied too tight.
Karine’s advice and tips have now become incorporated as regular eating habits. So now my morning coffee is sweetened with coconut milk and a bit of agave syrup – delicious and guilt free J I feel much better and a bonus was that I got leaner. Karine made me realize that I control aspects of my health and well-being by what I choose to purchase and consume. She is well-rounded; a scientist, nutritionist, wife, mother, who is fit and strong, for me that carried added credibility since she can relate to the similar challenges I face in my daily life as a working wife and mom trying to eke out time for a workout while maintaining my sanity J. I would highly recommend Karine for anyone along the spectrum – from those who want to make major changes and need a starting point, to those who want a “tweak” to optimize their health.
Vitamin K Nutrition