At RevEssentials, we believe that knowledge is power. In order to make the most informed decisions about your diet and nutrition, it is important to understand how your body works and what your individualized nutritional needs are. That’s why we offer metabolic testing and customized diet plans as part of our health and wellness program.
Metabolic testing is a non-invasive test that measures your resting metabolic rate (RMR). This information is used to determine how many calories you burn at rest and can be a helpful tool in assessing your current fitness level. It can also be used to tailor a nutrition plan that meets your specific needs.
How Many Calories Should I Eat Per Day?
The American Heart Association recommends that adults should consume no more than 2,000 calories per day. However, this number will vary depending on factors such as age, activity level, and weight loss goa
ls. A registered dietitian can help you determine how many calories you should consume each day based on your individual needs.
What Are They and Why Are They Important? Macronutrients are the three major categories of nutrients that the body needs in large amounts: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Each macronutrient has a different function in the body and aids in different processes such as cell growth, energy production, and tissue repair. It is important to consume a balance of all three macronutrients in order to optimize health.
Carbs are the body’s preferred source of energy. They are found in foods such as breads, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Consuming too many carbs can lead to weight gain, so it is important to monitor carbohydrate intake. Our Nutrition Consultants can help you determine how many carbs you should be eating each day based on your activity level and fitness goals.
Fats are an essential nutrient that the body needs for cell growth, energy production, and hormone regulation. They can be found in foods such as nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish, and chicken. It is important to consume healthy fats rather than unhealthy fats such as trans fats and saturated fats. Trans fats are often found in processed foods such as cookies, crackers, and chips while saturated fats are found in animal products such as red meat and full-fat dairy products. Consuming too much fat can lead to weight gain, so it is important to monitor fat intake. Registered dietitians can help you determine how many fat grams you should be consuming each day based on your activity level and fitness goals.
Proteins are essential for tissue repair and cell growth. They can be found in foods such as meat, poultry, fish, beans, tofu, eggs, nuts, and seeds. It is important to consume a variety of protein-rich foods in order to get all of the essential amino acids that the body needs. Consuming too much protein can lead to weight gain or gastrointestinal issues such as constipation. Nutrition Consultants can help you determine how many protein grams you should be consuming each day based on your activity level and fitness goals.
No matter what your fitness goals may be—whether it’s losing weight or gaining muscle—knowing your individualized nutritional needs is key to success. At RevEssentials, we offer metabolic testing so that we can develop a tailored diet plan just for you! Schedule a consultation with one of our Nutrition Consultants today!