Packed with prebiotic, healing and anti-inflammatory spices, these flavour-packed bliss balls make the perfect snack when trying to lose weight. A great source of long-lasting complex carbohydrates to support glycemic control, prebiotics to support healthy flora, healthy fats to boost brain power, plant protein to keep you satisfied until your next meal, fiber to keep you regular as well as an abundance of vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants to nourish the body.
rolled quinoa or oats
½ teaspoon 1teaspoon
turmeric psyllium husks
vanilla plant-based protein powder (optional)
lemon juice vanilla essence chia seeds, coconut or chopped freeze dried pineapple (optional, to roll)
In a mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients
Add wet ingredients to the dry mix and combine with a wooden spoon or with your hands till really well combined.
Give the mixture a good few squeezes/kneads to make sure everything is combined as it should. Adjust for dryness if necessary.
Break off pieces of the dough and form into balls around the size of a 20c piece.
Store in the fridge in an air-tight container to keep them firm.
You’re doing everything correctly: count calories, reduce sugar intake, cut out refined foods, and hit the gym 3 times a week. Yet despite your most focused effort, those kilo’s refuse to budge.
Hit a roadblock in your weight-loss journey? When you stay consistently on course and weeks – even months – go by without the scales budging, that’s weight loss resistance. It’s your bodies way of telling you metabolically somethings not right. The best way to beat it is to get assessed.
The calories-in-calories-out model is outdated. It fails to account for the 120 hidden variables that can affect fat loss. Weight loss resistance is when you’re not losing one kilo of fat every week when doing everything right.
There are over 120 hidden causes of weight loss resistance, including pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications, food allergies or sensitivities, thyroid or adrenal imbalances, microbiome and genetics. At MassAttack, we analyze your lab work and employ additional testing that reveals what sabotages your success.
The reality is: calories matter. If you eat too many calories from any food, your body stores those excess calories as fat. Weight loss resistance is triggered by something that many diet plans neglect or fail to understand: hormonal imbalances triggered by microbiome imbalance.
The truth is, calories matter, but hormones matter more. Hormone imbalances become a major but often overlooked culprit for weight gain and weight loss resistance. Most of those imbalances hinge on one big player: insulin. What many people don’t realize is insulin (your fat saving hormone) is released in response to the consumption of different foods and this response is different for everyone – depending on their unique microbiome. Even something like the humble tomato can be a hidden trigger of weight gain in some people! This is why I incorporate this testing as part of our resistant weight loss assessment.
For years you’ve probably tried diet after diet, eat less, exercise more, count carbs, drink shakes and yet no matter what you do the scales just keep creeping up.
Ironically, most people come to
me for weight loss who already eat healthy and exercise, yet they struggle for
years to maintain a healthy body weight.
Statistics show a dramatic increase in rates of type 2 diabetes, yet we are investing in weight loss more than ever before. This means, we need to get to the biological causes of why our cells are becoming insulin resistant and develop new late life-interventions to slow the process down (4,7,9).
If you are gaining lots of weight or can’t lose weight even with significant changes in diet or exercise routines, fat loss resistance triggered by microbiome may be the culprit
Passionate about helping people
maintain a healthy body weight, I developed MassAttack 20 years ago to
determine the biomarkers of what causes weight gain and provide 100% natural
strategies to stop, reverse and prevent
After 20 years of researching, the results are better than what I hoped and everyone who wants to maintain a healthy body weight needs to know this information!
The Facts on Flora
Our guts contain around 100 trillion microbes, collectively known as the gut microbiota. No two people’s microbiomes look exactly the same, and they are a product of what we inherit from our mothers during birth, our diets, environment and lifestyle.
In a pilot study, 26 participants went on a lower-calorie diet high in fruit and vegetables, and some didn’t lose as much weight as others. Analysis of their gut bacteria found participants had different levels of two particular types of bacteria, and one, Dialister, that hindered weight loss.
Many factors can affect your ability to lose weight, including certain health conditions, your dieting and weight loss history, age-related changes and your mother’s diet during pregnancy.
What researchers also found was that some for some people, eating tomatoes can make them fat! This is because tomatoes are one food that spikes insulin levels quite a lot for some people and they need to control the amount they eat. What this means is, the key to long term weight maintenance is to know your microbiome DNA. This is why I’m so excited – these insulin spikes trigger other hormonal problems linked to weight gain it’s a compounded effect and no matter what you do to try to lose weight, your body will fight you all the way. The good news is, you have access to the technology to find out if this is you!
The 3 key steps to turn back the
Remove the stimulating factors
Identify genetic causes
Inhibit biological changes
1. Remove stimulating factors
Accelerated weight gain in both
men and women is triggered by over120 hidden factors that are modifiable
– BUT the current structure for managing weight currently does not screen
Having just one hidden factor can increase body weight by a steady 5kg
per year and 1 in 5 people have at least one hidden factor.
This is why I developed the MassAttack
assessment screen – an affordable, accessible way to put the stops on hidden
factors accelerating biological weight gain.
2. Identify genetic causes
Getting assessed is the first
step to take. Knowing how to fix these problems is next and DNA testing
already had some genetic testing done through your specialist for genetic
mutations like MTHFR or thyroid conditions. What you are unlikely to have been
tested for is the interaction between your genes, your diet and how this
affects your biological metabolic age.
Microbiome health influences metabolic health in both men and women. It is also implicated in foetal development and impaired diversity is linked to autism spectrum disorder (16). For starters it influences over 30 genes involved in the uptake and metabolism of nutrients needed for the prevention of conditions linked to weight gain like PCOS, endometriosis and thyroid disorders (1). This includes the metabolism of vitamins A, C, D and B12 as well as folate, glutathione and coenzyme Q10 (5).
Other genes play a role in how rapidly your metabolism ages primarily due to their influence on conditions that influence energy conversion like inflammation, mitochondrial function, digestive problems, hormone related conditions and autoimmunity.
exciting new microbiome DNA testing identifies the influence of
specific digestive flora on estrogen production, insulin regulation and thyroid
health – all key triggers for accelerated metabolic aging. This means,
depending on your microbiome balance, taking an
over the counter probiotic or eating more fermented foods could potentially be
making things worse.
It also means, whatever you do to improve your metabolism, including dietary choices, taking vitamins or managing your health, can become more effective if you match it to your DNA.
DNA testing is an exciting NEW strategy for rapidly reversing the rate
of metabolic decline. Tailoring your diet to your DNA can literally shed around
5 kg per year without trying.
3. Inhibit cellular changes
damaging your metabolism
Finally, (this is new information
that can make a big difference to conceiving) an amazing researcher at
Princeton University – Coleen Murphy discovered cathepsin B proteases
increase metabolic aging.
exciting part is, advances in genomic herbal therapeutics means you can inhibit,
reverse and slow this process.
If you have been trying to lose
weight, it’s time to take a new approach. My 3 new and exciting discoveries
means you can not only slow metabolic aging but turn back time! It’s
exciting. It’s new. People struggling to lose weight should know this!
Remember, the approaches
currently promoted to people are eat less, exercise more and decrease carbohydrate
intake. It’s far too simplistic and collectively we need to stop thinking this
way. Simply waiting for it to happen naturally, following a healthy lifestyle
or taking over the counter herbs or vitamins is in some cases helpful, but only
skimming the surface and in some cases potentially making things worse.
This approach to improving metabolic outcomes is an absolute game changer. It’s a 100% natural way to stop, reverse and restore the effects of accelerated metabolic aging and if you apply these steps you really can change your path to maintaining a healthy body weight. It’s time to start believing it really is your time to be slim!
Narelle Stegehuis MHSc HM.
Narelle Stegehuis is a leading natural health provider. Helping people be healthy for over 20 years, Narelle is passionate about natural accelerated age reversal and environmental metabolic health. Narelle provides specialised content for Torrens University and media publications such as New Idea, Woman’s Day and Women’s Fitness magazines. Narelle strives to create community awareness and affordable programs for the management of complex health disorders.