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How to Set a Weight-loss Goal

Now that we know how to use metabolic rates to lose weight we can set a weight loss goal. Again, we will use my situation to set a weight loss goal. My daily metabolic rate is 1127 (resting) + 451 (daily activity level) = 1578 calories burned/calories out. To lose weight, calories in have to […]

How to Use Metabolic Rates to Lose Weight

I know my resting metabolic rate is 1127 calories. My lifestyle calories burned (based on a light lifestyle) is 451 calories. So the number of calories I can eat each day and maintain my weight at my current lifestyle is 1578 (1127+451). So the next step is to figure out how I can use my metabolic rates to lose weight.

Metabolism Test for Basal and Resting Metabolic Rate

After weeks of frustration trying to lose weight I decided to get a metabolic assessment at my club. The goal of the test is to find two points in my metabolism. One point is my base rate, which is the rate at which my body is the most efficient at burning fat. The second point […]

Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby

All new mothers want to do what is best for their baby, especially feeding their baby food that will protect them from illness and help them thrive. More than 20 years of research has proven that breast milk is the best food to feed a baby—it is perfectly suited to nourish and project babies from illness.

Common types of weight loss (bariatric) surgery

Common types of weight loss surgeries Roux-en-Y (ROO-en-WEYE) gastric bypass. The surgeon uses surgical staples to create a small stomach pouch. This limits the amount of food you can eat. The pouch is attached to the middle part of the small intestine. Food bypasses the upper part of the small intestine and stomach, reducing the […]

Overweight, Obesity, and Weight Loss

Find out your body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. People with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight. People with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese.

Nutrition

A full mouth is a quiet mouth was my mom’s nutrition philosophy in a nutshell. To be fair, she didn’t have a big budget, the Internet, or Rachel Ray’s 30-minute meals. Mom’s recipes came from her mom and were pretty much Southern comfort foods—pan-fried, deep-fried, and batter-fried. Studies now show that whether you will be […]