Nutrition & Weight Loss

Nutrition & Weight loss

I offer an easy-to-follow, supervised weight loss program designed to promote long-term success. Rather than a weight loss system, it’s a fat-loss system. Through a carbohydrate-controlled diet of protein and healthy fats along with moderate exercise, this weight loss program helps participants to achieve a healthy weight range without sacrificing muscle mass. By retaining lean, calorie-burning tissue, participants are better able to maintain positive metabolic rates and avoid endless cycles of weight loss and regain.

7 ways to increase your metabolism:

  • Always eat breakfast
  • Eat small meals
  • Don’t under-eat to lose weight
  • Plan your meals in advance
  • Commit yourself to exercise
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Increase your protein intake

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BMI

A BMI reading is one way to determine whether or not a person is overweight, but it is NOT the only factor used in deciding whether a person should begin a diet program. BMI is calculated using your height and weight but does not distinguish between body fat and fat free mass.

Fat Free Mass

Fat free mass is made up of muscle, bones and water. This number helps to determine your metabolism. The higher your fat free mass, the higher your metabolism. Knowing this will help you maintain your ideal weight once you reach it.

My state-of-the-art Tanita Body Composition Scale is one of the many tools we use to customize our program for you. Using Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA), the scale will give you an exact measure of:

  • BMI – Body Mass Index (Weight in kg/(Height in m)2)
  • BMR – Basal Metabolic Rate (The total energy expended by the body to maintain normal functions)
  • FAT PERCENTAGE – Percent of body weight that is adipose tissue (body fat)
  • FFM – Fat Free Mass
  • TBW – Total Body Water (50%-70% of total body weight)
  • FAT MASS
  • IMPEDANCE – The body’s resistance to electrical current. Muscle is a conductor and adipose tissue is a resistor, so as your muscle increases your impedance will be lower.
  • DESIRABLE RANGE – Healthy range for Fat % and Fat Mass.