If you’re like most people who are struggling to lose weight, you’ve started watching what you eat as well as counting and cutting back on your calories. We all know that weight loss is the result of a simple equation: burning more calories than you take in each day. But how do you know how many calories you REALLY burn—or how many calories you should be eating for optimal weight loss?
We all have our own unique metabolic rates—the amount of calories our bodies use just to stay alive; this is called your resting metabolic rate (RMR). Even at total rest—and without moving—your body is using (“burning”) calories just to breathe, circulate blood, digest food, think, blink and more. This actually takes more calories than you might think—hundreds or even thousands. On top of your RMR, even if you don’t work out, you burn additional calories by performing basic activities of daily living: brushing your teeth, typing on your computer, and driving your car.
Innovative Health and Wellness in Woodstock offers Metabolic Testingthat gives you the exact measurements you need to succeed. During the test, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. This is how your metabolic rate is measured. Once completed, your metabolic rate will be used to calculate your Target Caloric Zones. These Zones provide powerful information to help you lose weight. Your Zones will show you how to eat the MAXIMUM amount of food and still lose weight. Your body will be healthy, happy, and satisfied.
After analyzing this information we can then work to create a customized Medical Weight Loss Program that meets YOUR needs. Giving you the information to achieve optimal weight loss results.
If you are beginning the journey to better health and wellness through weight loss, our metabolic testing in Woodstock is the perfect place to start. To schedule your consultation call us at 770-926-4646 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.
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