Metabolic balance

A balanced metabolism is the cornerstone to physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Metabolic balance® is a scientifically proven internationally acclaimed programme using whole, natural foods to meet your unique nutritional requirements to establish an efficient balanced metabolism. It accomplishes this by targeting both insulin and cortisol, two hormones playing a prominent role in inflammation which is often considered the root cause of most chronic disease.

The epidemic of overweight and obesity, conditions underpinned by inflammation, is accelerating. Obesity is visible and speaks to our vanity unlike the countless often silent metabolic changes associated with it. These changes are cumulative, potentially leading to serious medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, raised cholesterol, hypertension, sleep apnoea and arthritis to name a few. Systematic change in diet in accordance with the Metabolic Balance® system has been shown to improve these symptoms.*


It's not just about losing the weight, it's about losing the lifestyle and mindset that got you there-Dr Steve Maraboli

Metabolic balance® is not a short term, calorie reduced, deprivation diet but rather an empowering educational journey demonstrating the body’s incredible capacity for healing given the appropriate food and lifestyle.

Over 500 000 people have experienced the anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, weight loss, reduced cravings, glowing skin and improved mood, energy, enhanced concentration and sleep benefits that this award winning programme offers regardless of age. It is possible! Why not start your journey today?

What to expect...

Metabolic balance® goes way beyond the traditional weight loss program. I start by conducting a thorough assessment of your current situation to obtain a clear understanding of your health history, health goals, concerns and lifestyle. I then discuss any allergies or sensitivities and your food likes and dislikes before taking some measurements and arranging for you to have a blood test which will provide a snapshot of your blood chemistry and inflammatory markers.

Based on the 30+ lab markers a bespoke, holistic weight loss program tailored to your unique body chemistry is created. The Metabolic Balance® Program takes all the guess work out of what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat.

You will then commence the 4 phase program with each phase designed to reset your metabolic, hormonal and inflammatory pathways to ensure effective weight loss.


Phase 1

Preparation Phase. This phase lasts for 2 days. It begins the cleansing process which is key in preparing your metabolism for the next phase.

Phase 2

Strict Conversion Phase. This phase lasts 14 days or more (depending on your individual goals) and begins the process of addressing metabolism, hormones and nutritional deficiencies. Only very gentle exercise (walking and stretching) is recommended during this phase to allow the body to focus on metabolic transformation and fat burning. 

Phase 3

Relaxed Conversion Phase. During this phase food quantities are gradually increased and more freedom can be enjoyed as we introduce additional foods. Exercise is encouraged and slowly reintroduced in this phase based on your fitness and exercise preferences.

Phase 4

Maintenance Phase (lifetime).  Once you reach your healthy weight with the knowledge and experience you have gained on the previous three phases you can experiment and eat certain foods in moderation while continuing to follow the eight general guidelines to preserve health and weight goals.

The one to one support is a fundamental aspect of the program. I will be there to support you through this journey teaching you how to gain control of your metabolic pathways, motivating you and empowering you to reclaim the health you deserve naturally.

Metabolic balance® assessment cosultation

All new patients to Grassroots Doctor will need a 60 minute Assessment Consultation to discuss whether Metabolic Balance® is suited to you. We will discuss your personal goals, explore your current health and medical history and consider any allergies, intolerances as well as your food likes and dislikes. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the programme. If you decide to join the programme a blood test with a local phlebotomist(extra charge) will be arranged.

The cost of the Metabolic Balance® Assessment Consultation is £280. This is NOT included in the programme and is payable separately.

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Included in the Metabolic Balance® Programme

  • Comprehensive blood test covering multiple data points (additional cost for phlebotomy)
  • Your unique tailored Metabolic Balance®Nutrition Plan
  • One session (60min) covering your blood test review and analysis, planning and preparation for the program.
  • 4 X 30 min coaching/support sessions.
  • One final (40min) measurement session and future planning.
  • Cost=£1270
  • Option to repeat the Comprehensive blood test panel at the end of the program (additional cost)

Please note that MB UK require that we offer Metabolic Balance programmes as a package, we are unable to offer individual parts of the programme. The majority of the costs associated with it are front loaded. Once you have paid for the programme in advance and had the initial blood test, the cost of the programme is non refundable. So please make sure you are able to make the commitment before you proceed. Once the initial blood test is completed you have 3 months to start the programme and a 3 month time limit from the start of the program to complete it.

Still unsure?...


Your body has an innate ability to re-establish homeostasis but to do this it relies on certain essential nutrients which provide the constituents needed to manufacture the necessary hormones and enzymes to achieve this in the way nature intended. Your plan is based on your unique biochemistry concentrating on the exact foods that your body requires with no juices, shakes, meal replacements, faddy foods or diet pills. Balancing your blood sugar with 3 meals containing quality protein and no snacking will encourage your body towards favourable metabolic change. When you have a solid nutritional foundation in your body with hormones that are balanced and a metabolism that’s humming along you get to focus on really enjoying life.

No, even though some would argue this point. Due to the fact that supplements are not endorsed on this programme there is a high risk of being deficient in essential amino acids, Vitamin B12 and zinc.

Metabolic balance can be used in the final stages of pregnancy however it may be better to consider starting the program a couple of months after the birth.

This will depend on your ability to follow the programme and your initial state of health. Weight loss is determined by a number of factors such as stress, sleep, age, medication and the efficiency of your own metabolism. The expected average weight loss is 7-14lb a month.