November 1, 2013

Best Way to Lose Weight: Stop Dieting, Start Eating

Stop Dieting, Start Eating.

Low fat, low carb, calorie counting, juice detox….Many people could say that these are just the diets they tried this year! I’m going to replace the word “diet” with the word “nutrition”. When did we decide that our nutrition should be a short term “gimmick”? If we don’t change the way we eat, how can we expect a long term improvement? Read More

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September 30, 2013

Mike Farrell Joins Its Team of Nutrition Specialists as Executive Chef

Mike Farrell(September 2013) Chef Mike Farrell, one of the St. Louis area’s best and most recognized chefs, has announced that he will be joining the team at Metabolic Meals. Farrell has many years of experience in gourmet cuisine and will bring a new perspective to the healthy meals created by Metabolic Meals.

Chef Farrell comes from a long history of great chefs at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, where he graduated in 1996.  In addition, Farrell also studied abroad in London acquiring the knowledge and benefits of local home grown resources. Prior to joining Metabolic Meals, he worked at Cardwell’s at the Plaza, earning a reputation for being one of St. Louis’ finest chefs.

“We’re excited for Chef Farrell to join our team,” said Jason Barbour, president of Metabolic Meals. “Utilizing his culinary expertise in coordination with our nutritional knowledge, we will truly offer gourmet meals that will help our customers achieve their nutritional goals.”

Metabolic Meals stands for preparing only the finest, well-crafted recipes to accompany locally grown produce and grass fed meat. Chef Farrell’s education of local sourcing food and working with the community makes for a perfect pairing.  His talents & knowledge will be immediately recognized at Metabolic Meals.

Read the full press release here, or click to read Mike Farrell’s complete bio.

June 1, 2013

St. Louis Magazine

St-Louis-Magazine-Logo-300x66Those who were caught off guard by the official start of summer may have silently rejoiced when the weather on Memorial Day turned foul, making it okay to keep your clothes on. But now you might find yourself panicking as you change out your baggy winter wardrobe for summer’s decidedly skimpier attire. Waistband a bit too tight? Not ready yet to bare your bod in a bikini? Then maybe it’s time to cede all food planning to Metabolic Meals, a meal delivery system that takes all of the guesswork and, well, work out of eating healthily.

We spoke with the company’s founder, Jason Barbour, just as he was preparing to expand and go national, with a new facility in Overland and deliveries around the country. Several years ago, working in exercise science and nutrition, Barbour found a common problem among his clients: a lack of quality in their nutrition. They may have been making great strides when it came to exercise, but nutrition-wise, they were clueless.  Click to read more

May 10, 2012

Benefits of Carb Rotation by Jason Barbour

If you’ve been on our plan for awhile or had a chance to view our menu, you may have noticed that some days we serve entrées that contain carbohydrates and some days we stay strictly low-carb. This concept is called “carb cycling”. So why do we do this and what are the benefits? Read More

December 7, 2011

Why we are 100% Gluten Free

The goal at Metabolic Meals has always been to improve health first which in turn makes fat loss easier. Rather than focusing on portion control and calorie counting, we emphasize food quality, nutrient ratios, and food rotation. Read More

November 3, 2011

The Big 3: Malnutrition

Many people fail to realize that fat loss is much more than calories in vs. calories out. When you eat to improve your health you will inevitably lose body fat. This is the only strategy that works long term. So how do you eat in a way to prevent malnutrition, improve your health and keep body fat off-Permanently? Read More

June 1, 2011

The Big 3: Toxicity

The world we live in is a more toxic place than ever before. In fact, over 80,000 toxins can be found that did not exist before 1960. Many experts feel that specific toxins can be blamed for many “new” medical conditions such as cancer, metabolic syndrome and ADD/ADHD to name a few. Read More

August 24, 2010

The Big 3: Stress

Many functional medical practitioners agree that the THREE main causes of obesity: Stress, Malnutrition and Toxicity.  Each one of these factors is worthy of an article of its own.  This will be a 3 part series with quick tips on how to manage each issue and improve your health by doing so. Read More

August 12, 2010

7 Fat Loss Tips for Women

7 Fat Loss Tips For Women:

  1. Get 50g of protein in before noon – this boosts neurotransmitters and sets you up to eat better the rest of the day
  2. Eliminate gluten – only get your carbs from low gi fruits, vegetables and brown rice
  3. Stay off of the treadmill – strength training and is much more effective at burning bodyfat.
  4. Take 2 – 4g of fish oil with each meal – this will increase insulin sensitivity and turns on the lypolytic gene(fat burning gene)
  5. Go to bed before 11pm and get 8hours of sleep – seems simple, but this strategy can raise growth hormone and lower cortisol substantially. I have seen this make a big difference with my clients.
  6. Cheat every 5th day. If you have eaten correctly, an occasional cheat meal can increase your metabolism. Remember, you should earn your cheat!
  7. Drink more water – Dehydration leads to higher cortisol output, with its negative repercussions ranging from increased oxidative stress to the brain to increased fat storage.

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August 9, 2010

7 Fat and Weight Loss Tips for Men

1) Get your Zinc Levels Tested – I do this with most of my clients, especially males. If yourzinc levels are low, you are not maximizing your testosterone. In fact, you may be aromatizing (converting it into estrogen). For gains in muscle mass, increased exercise recovery, improved mood and less risk of “Man Boobs” do yourself a favor and get your levels checked!  Email if you would like to have you zinc levels tested. Read More