Categories: Health & Wellness

Paola Nielsen-Lensgraf

Struggling to Lose Weight

If you’re struggling to lose weight, you’re not alone. Millions of people are trying to do the same thing.

Part of that battle is keeping the weight off once you lose it. Maybe you’ve experienced this so-called rebound weight gain. You stick to a diet, lose weight, and a few months later, find it has crept back.

There can be many reasons why your body doesn’t want to let go of these stubborn pounds. For example, have you heard of set point theory? This theory says your body wants to maintain your weight within a certain range.

When you cut calories, your body slows down your metabolism. It might change your hormones and make you feel hungrier than normal, all because it wants you to return to the weight you’ve carried.

No wonder it’s so hard to lose weight!

However, metabolic testing can help discover the underlying metrics contributing to this set point. Armed with this information, you can finally get a road map to sustainable weight loss.

Medi Spa at Choto in Knoxville, Tennessee, helps people lose weight with medical weight loss programs.

What is resting metabolic rate testing?

Your resting metabolic rate provides a snapshot of how your body uses energy. Even while sleeping, your body is working and burning calories to keep your circulation, respiration, and other aspects of your body going.

When we test your resting metabolic rate, we learn how your body uses calories during rest vs. exercise. This helps determine your macronutrient recommendations, so you get the right nutrients to help you burn fat.

What to expect

When you come in for resting metabolic testing, we take you through a series of movements and rest while we measure how much oxygen you inhale and how much carbon dioxide you exhale. These gases help map how your body processes calories and how many calories you need daily.

We include that information as we make macronutrient recommendations suitable for your body and create a food plan to help you lose weight and live a healthier life.

Benefits of weight loss

Not only do you feel better emotionally when you’re at a healthy weight, but you also feel better physically. Additionally, dropping extra weight takes a lot of stress off your joints and organs. This can reduce your risk of injuries as well as developing heart problems or diseases like Type 2 diabetes.

Even losing just 5 percent of body weight can impact your health in a positive way.

If you’re tired of the weight loss struggle, make an appointment at Medi Spa at Choto in Knoxville, Tennessee. Together, we discuss your weight loss goals. You can use our online booking tool.