One of the most important parts of any weight loss plan is determining the right number of calories to consume each day. While having too many calories may cause weight gain, having too few calories may also prevent weight loss. No wonder weight loss can be so frustrating.
There are plenty of equations and online calculators that can “predict” your Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) or metabolism. But how accurate are they? Just as there is no “one size fits all” diet plan, there is not an equation that can accurately predict YOUR specific metabolic rate.
Estimated calorie needs should be based on an individual’s Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) or Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). REE and RMR can be thought of as your metabolism. By measuring your REE we can pinpoint the precise caloric intake required for weight loss, maintenance, or weight gain.
Cascade Nutrition offers metabolic rate analysis testing to determine your actual energy needs. No more guess work! This test provides objective information used to design a personalized plan just for you.
A simple 10-minute breath test with the ReeVue by KORR can directly measure the concentration of oxygen you breathe out. Breathing through a simple mouthpiece allows all the exhaled air to be collected and analyzed. Because there is a direct correlation between oxygen consumed and calories burned (4.813 calories for every milliliter of oxygen consumed), an accurate measurement of oxygen consumption is an effective measurement of calorie consumption.