“What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.”
Lucretius (1st B.C.)
There are 7 billion diets in this world because there are 7 billion people. No two people will eat the same and nor should they because what is healthy food for one person, might not be for another.
Diets have failed us because we have failed to figure out our own individual and ideal diets.
Balanced Café is a free app that will design an eating plan specific to your needs. It is the answer to the cry for help I have heard over and over…”Just tell me what to eat to get rid of my extra fat, my cravings, and my bad eating habits.”
Welcome to Balanced Café where you design meals that you love to eat, that energize you, and that keep you on a path to burning body fat and optimizing metabolism.
Balanced Café works on two principles:
- Everyone needs enough calories to maintain a healthy metabolism;
- Everyone needs a balance of macro nutrients – carbohydrates, fats and protein – to sustain a healthy eating style.
Balanced Café calculates how many calories you need to maintain or reduce your current size. It also calculates your meals to ensure you have a healthy balance of the three macro nutrients. Without enough calories and without enough carbs, fats, and proteins, the body will fight you all the way.
What sticks is what matters.
Balanced Café uses a mathematical formula called the Balance Factor to ensure you are getting your proper macro nutrients. Where eating from the four food groups or a variety of whole foods (ex. fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat and alternatives, and grains) has minimized micro nutrient deficient diseases (ex. scurvy, rickets, beriberi, anemia), eating by the Balance Factor will minimize macro nutrient diseases (ex. obesity, metabolic syndrome, malnutrition).
The Balance Factor works regardless of the foods you eat. It does not differentiate between plant or animal based foods in the same way the body gets its calcium from dairy or soy products. The Balance Factor is therefore, the tool for everyone’s success.
Download Balanced Café from the Apple App Store today because no one else’s diet matters but yours!
Balance Factor and You!
Balance Factor Graph:
Tap BF in the bottom left corner of the graph screen to see how balanced your eating habits are.
Look at the number in the centre of the green line. The Balanced Café app has calculated your average weighted Balance Factor as you have tracked your meals. Remember that a Balance Factor close to 0 means you are eating a nice balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The higher the BF, the higher the percentage of carbohdyrates you are eating compared to fats and proteins. The lower the BF, the lower the percentage of carbohydrates compared to fats and proteins.
Look at the black dots on your graph. Each dot represents a daily weighted Balance Factor. Your goal is to keep your daily Balance Factors within a 20 point range thereby keeping as many dots as possible in the green zone.
If your dots are scattered and not staying within the green zone…
…your carbohydrates are fluctuating and making it difficult for the body to maintain stable blood sugars. This results in cravings, overeating, and a loss of control over your appetite.
If the majority of your dots are in the green zone…
…you are in control of your eating style, your blood sugar is stable and your body has permission to give up stored fat as a source of energy to optimize your metabolism.
For personal support, balanced recipes, meal planning, educational videos, informative blogs, and more fun than you have ever had with food, come to 4 the Luv of Food’s Café for the cost of a Caramel Macchiato a month! See you there!