February 23, 2015

Our meals are 100% Gluten Free

All entrees from Metabolic Meals are Gluten Free! When we do choose to include grains in our meals, we use rice, gluten free oats, quinoa (a seed) and amaranth. Other carb sources may include sweet potatoes or fruit. Here’s why our program will always be Gluten Free:

It’s estimated that Celiac disease is 4-6x more common now than it was 50 years ago and is often undiagnosed. Many people who are not confirmed to be Celiac, still have an inflammatory response to gluten known as a sensitivity. This can still have a negative impact on your health.

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March 13, 2014

Proper Nutrition for Children

After years of training youths and adults alike I have found that optimal nutrition for young adults is more important to growth and development than that of adults. Puberty being one of the most important developmental stages for ages 12-18, it is obvious that proper nutrient intake is critical to cognitive and physical development during these years.

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February 4, 2014

Three Changes you can Make Now to Improve your Health

1) Eat Real Food

Unfortunately food quality has taken a nose dive over the last 50 years in favor of processed foods with 1-3 year shelf lives. Preservatives and food additives have been linked in multiple studies to cancer, hormonal irregularities and cardiovascular risks.
When comparing the thermic effect(the amount of energy used to digest our food) Real Food burns a much larger percentage of calories than processed foods. Read More

January 7, 2014

Muscle Mass and its Effect on Insulin Resistance

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Many people think insulin is a type of medication because of its link to diabetes patients. Unless a person has type 1 diabetes, everyone produces some amount of insulin. Read More

January 1, 2014

Town & Style Magazine

Town-Style-MagThe Holidays have come and gone.  Despite your resolutions, you still can’t button your jeans.  A veteran of the diet wars, you’ve tried everything, and over the years you’ve lost the same 20 pounds over and over again-only to gain it back with interest.  There’s got to be a better way to lose weight and keep it off.

Jason Barbour thinks he found it.  His clients, who range from housewives and kids to doctors, corporate CEOs and pro athletes, agree.  Barbour, a former wrestler who majored in exercise physiology, once ran a downtown fitness center.  “Most of the athletes I worked with were horrible eaters,” he recalls.  When I started planning menus and cooking for them, they lost weight easily and their performance improved dramatically.

So Barbour created Metabolic Meals, a meal delivery service emphasizing fresh, locally sourced ‘super foods’ such as grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, wild-caught fish, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, gluten free grains and healthy oils and nuts.  Click to read more

December 30, 2013

Metabolic Meals Expands Diet Delivery Services Nationwide


metabolic-meals-package-300x200(December 2013) Metabolic Meals, a meal delivery company based in St. Louis, MO, is excited to announce its nation-wide expansion starting December 9, 2013. Founded in 2009, Metabolic Meals has serviced the greater St. Louis area with healthy meal plans delivered directly to customers’ door steps. Due to high demand, the company has spent the last 18 months preparing for its nation-wide meal delivery services.

Metabolic Meals will be one of a few companies with the capabilities to distribute fresh, healthy meals across the continental United States. All meals will be shipped out of the St. Louis facility, utilizing special packaging in order to keep the meals fresh through the entire delivery process.

“We are truly humbled by the amount of support we have received over the last five years,” said Jason Barbour, founder and President of Metabolic Meals. “We are excited to embark on this next journey, and look forward to helping residents within the United States make healthier choices.”

With thousands of St. Louis clients, Metabolic Meals is confident that customers across the nation will enjoy the fresh, healthy meals created by a team of chefs, all graduates of esteemed culinary institutes across America. Over the next few weeks, Metabolic Meals will be updating the website to accommodate the new locations.

Read the full press release here, or call us to find pricing for your location: 1-855-355-6325.

December 30, 2013

Devon Alexander Trains with Metabolic Meals Prior to World Championship


(December 2013) Devon Alexander, professional boxer and long-time customer of Metabolic Meals, is defending his world title in Brooklyn, New York on December 7, 2013. Alexander, weighing in at 147 lbs., has been a nutrition, training and conditioning client of Metabolic Meals since 2012.

In 2012, Devon and his coach, Kevin Cunningham, asked Metabolic Meals to come up with a custom nutrition plan to help Devon properly move up to 147 lbs. A lot of science went into Devon’s meal plan, and it was based on the following goals: Increase Alexander’s muscle mass, maintain his muscle mass through training camp, and keep him healthy through training camp.

“Using what we know about the science of food, we were able to create a strong diet plan to help meet Devon’s goals,” said Jason Barbour, President of Metabolic Meals. “We helped to increase his intake of grass-fed proteins, cycled his carbohydrates properly, and took gluten out of his diet. The transformation has been astounding.”

Additionally, Alexander has been training with Barbour through an intense strength & conditioning regimen. Fixing strength imbalances and improving relative strength has been the main focus of his training. On many key lifts, Alexander has improved 50-60%.

“We are proud of everything Devon Alexander has accomplished over the last year. We know that Devon will go into his title fight in the best shape of his life!” added Barbour.

Read the full press release here. Or to learn about Devon Alexander’s training regimen click here.

December 27, 2013

Auto Immune Conditions and Nutrition


Not a lot of people know how much nutrition can influence disease and inflammatory conditions. The prevalence of such disease and conditions is astonishing. As people float through life accumulating toxins and metabolites with poor choices for food, they end up with these unwanted conditions. Only when these conditions become unbearable does the general population decide to go see a doctor. Problem is these “doctors” usually only treat symptoms of these auto-immune or inflammatory conditions. This is a big mistake. As these symptoms are treated, the general population hasn’t changed the major contributor to the problem, which normally is a hole in their nutrition. So what happens is the symptoms become worse or a mild condition turns into a full blown disease.
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November 19, 2013

Metabolic Damage and Clean Eating


As a strength and conditioning professional of 12 years I have coached many athletes on proper programming and nutrition. When I first sit down with these clients, I essentially assess their background regarding both of these topics. As I dig deeper and deeper into their past most red flags that I find are quick fixes or if not, I address the problem within the first 6 months. Read More