Metabolic health is defined as having optimal levels and not taking related medications to:
Waist Circumference (WC <102/88 cm for men/women)
Blood Glucose (fasting glucose <100 mg/dL and hemoglobin A1c <5.7%)
Blood Pressure (systolic <120 and diastolic <80 mmHg)
Blood Lipids: triglycerides (<150 mg/dL) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (≥40/50 mg/dl for men/women (1)
Only 12.2 % of adults in the USA are metabolically healthy per 2019 report published by The National Library of Medicine. In order words, in a group of 10 randomly selected people, only 1 person would meet all parameters of being healthy in a metabolic sense.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has the responsibility to produce health statistics for our nation. Their findings are used to determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors for diseases. The data analyzed is from the years between 2009 until 2016. (1)
As a result, “Metabolic Syndrome is defined by the occurrence of 3 of the five conditions mentioned above. Affects approximately 47million Americans and it is associated with a major increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality”. (2)
At Project of Health via personalized diet therapeutic food plans with targeted nutrients is the route to achieve metabolic health. I will address your sleeping patterns, stress, relationships, exercise and movement.
Whether you need to balance your blood sugar or lipid levels, blood pressure readings, and/or loose excess weight around your waist, each case is unique. Therefore, your goals should be shaped by your needs. It’s not impossible, and with your determination, the right guidance and will, you can achieve each goal.
If you are looking to normalize your metabolic health and blood sugar, fats, blood pressure or want to lose your belly fat, contacting me and let`s see if we can start your journey to a better healthier version of you.
Araújo, J., Cai, J., & Stevens, J. (2019). Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2016. Metabolic syndrome and related disorders, 17(1), 46-52.
Fanti, Maura et al. “Time-Restricted Eating, Intermittent Fasting, and Fasting-Mimicking Diets in Weight Loss.” Current obesity reports vol. 10,2 (2021): 70-80. doi:10.1007/s13679-021-00424-2
Biljana Sofronijoska Rece RDN, LD, IFMCP
Healthy & Sustainable Weight Loss Practitioner, Nutritionist, Dietitian, Functional Medicine Practitioner,