Being overweight can have a negative impact on your overall health, wellness and mental wellbeing. It is important to find a solution that works for you. Every person is unique, processing food and burning calories a little differently. At Nutrition Solutions, we work with you to identify what’s right for you and to make simple lifestyle changes that have a big impact.
This food based only plan (no Optifast® meal replacements) is designed for those who desire complete flexibility with their meal planning. You will meet with the dietitian and she will guide you on a meal plan based on your calorie needs for weight loss.
What is a resting metabolic rate (RMR) test?
Metabolism is the process of converting food (calories) into energy. The efficiency with which your body does this is referred to as your metabolic rate. Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate: weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender making it a highly unique number.
Why test your metabolic rate?
Understanding your body’s unique metabolic rate will allow your practitioner to customize your weight loss or maintenance program around your needs. It can screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past.It can reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help trouble shoot a frustrating plateau. Once you reach your goal, an RMR measurement can give you the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain that goal weight.
How does the test work?
KORR Metabolic Analyzers utilize the same technology as ICU metabolic testing. Because every calorie a person consumes requires a fixed amount of oxygen to be converted to energy, the KORR Analyzer measures the oxygen you consume to calculate calories burned. All of the air exhaled by the patient must be collected to measure oxygen consumption. Two one-way valves in the KORR MetaBreather ensure that only fresh air is inhaled and all exhaled gas passes through the hose and into the machine. A nose-clip ensures that all exhaled air is analyzed.
How should I prepare for the test?
In order to get the most accurate results, it is important to follow the standard protocol for a Resting Metabolic Rate test:
1. You should avoid eating 4 hours before the test.
2. Avoid exercising prior to your test.
3. If possible, avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine.
What happens during the test?
During the test you will be invited to sit or recline in a comfortable position. You will be given a KORR MetaBreather mouthpiece to breathe in to. You will be breathing in air from the room, but the gas that you breathe out will go into the metabolic analyzer to measure your metabolic rate.
1. Relax and close your eyes during the test.
2. Keep lips sealed lightly around the MetaBreather. It is important that all the air you breathe out is analyzed.
3. In just 1O minutes, your metabolic rate will be measured!
A simple saliva sample, collected by swabbing the inside of your cheek is all that is need to do this test and give you personalized recommendations of the best weight management program for you. If you think this testing might be right for you click below!
Two types of tests:
Nutrigenomix shows how your genes may affect:
Nutrigenomix SPORT is a genetic test designed to optimize performance.
Body composition is the proportion of fat and fat-free mass in your body. A healthy body composition is one that includes a lower percentage of body fat and a higher percentage of fat-free mass, which includes muscle, bones, and organs. Body composition is measured to assess your health and fitness level. Often, you will have body composition measured at the start of a weight loss or fitness program and checked periodically to monitor your progress.
Want a more personalized approach to getting results? Work one-on-one with one of our dietitians. Based on a review of your body composition and metabolic test results, your dietitian will do a complete nutrition and health assessment and work with you on meal planning strategies. Your dietitian will provide a meal plan and together you will develop a plan that ensures you reach your health and weight loss goals.
Better Bites Cafe can make healthy eating even easier with our prepared meals. These meals can be purchased at our café, Woodruff road nutrition store, or pre-ordered online. Several portion sizes are available to meet your specific diet plan requirements. Our chef prepared meals are American Heart Association qualified to ensure you are eating healthy. Buy a meal for a quick healthy lunch, or place an order for a weeks worth of prepared meals! Whatever your needs we can help.
Our chef conducts cooking demonstrations for small groups to show our clients how to incorporate proper nutrition into culinary art. Members are invited to join us every second Tuesday of the month at 6pm.
Grocery Shopping Tours
Healthy eating for a healthy weight starts with a plan. Have our dietitian meet you at the grocery store to teach you how to be a savvy, smart shopper. You will learn how to save time and money, while also ensuring you are purchasing quality foods for you and the family.
Weekly lifestyle classes
Weekly lifestyle change classes teach you the small changes that can make a big impact. A variety of nutrition, meal planning, goal setting and motivational classes are offered each week.
Full Replacement: Five Optifast products per day (800 total calories)
Our most effective weight loss treatment option is the Optifast® medical weight loss plan which uses the proven effectiveness of very low-calorie meal planning using meal replacement nutrition products only. Clients may choose this plan if they desire to lose a significant amount of weight in a way that is safe and produces long-term results. This program option provides the highest level of accountability, education, support, tools and a gradual transition back to eating whole foods. All clients will receive medical monitoring and support, education from the weekly weight loss classes and one-on-one nutrition coaching from the registered dietitian. Comes with Lifetime membership and metabolic testing to ensure long-term weight loss success.
Partial Replacement: Four Optifast products per day +1 meal per day (1,000 total calories)
This program is a great option for individuals that do not require a significant weight loss, or whose lifestyle would not support a Full Meal Replacement program. This plan combines the use of Optifast® Meal Replacements and 1-2 balanced food meals per day. Your dietitian will provide specific guidance on your food meals, however we recommend using our Nutrition Solutions Chef Prepared meals to ensure best results. You will receive the same educational support and nutrition coaching as the Full Meal Replacement program.
After you complete your program, you’ll have a transition period with one of our dietitians to reintroduce whole foods into your diet and give you meal-planning assistance. Plus, you’ll still be able to enjoy all of our weekly classes, cooking classes and grocery tours for life.
If you are ready to begin the program or if you have additional questions, please call (864) 522-2180.