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Metabolic Testing

The Effect of “Biggest Loser” on Resting Metabolic Rate

A recent study published in Obesity International reports that six years after their dramatic and well publicized weight loss on the TV show “The Biggest Loser,” most contestants had regained the pounds—and on top of that, their metabolic rate had slowed and they were burning fewer calories than before starting the show…

Metabolic Testing

ReeVue studied by Georgia State University – Found to be Valid and Reliable.

Dr Sarah Henes, PhD and her colleagues at the Georgia State University Department of Nutrition have published a study indicating the KORR ReeVue is reliable and valid for assessing Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) when compared with the CosMed Quark, a traditional metabolic cart 3-5 times more expensive. The study specifically tests ReeVue’s reliability and validity […]

metabolic rate and caffeine

Effects of Caffeine on Metabolic Rate

The weather is getting colder and to many, cold weather is synonymous with a nice, steaming cup of coffee. In fact, we all have clients that cannot seem to function without their morning fix of caffeine. Which prompts the oft posed question, what are the effects of caffeine on a resting metabolic rate test? A look at the research reviewed by the American Dietetic Association can give us some insight [….]

watching tv and metabolic rate

TV Viewing & Resting Energy Expenditure

It is intuitive to assume that children burn fewer calories while watching TV than if they were involved in more physically active pursuits.   But is it possible to burn fewer calories than a coach potato?  Research suggests that TV viewing can cause just that. In a study performed at Memphis State University, researchers examined just […]