by admin | Dec 31, 2015 | Weight Management
Metabolic Testing for our Weight Management Program
As part of the medically supervised AgeLess Integrative Medical Spa Weight Management Program, we offer the latest in metabolic testing technology using the Korr Revue Metabolic Analyzer (for an overview of Korr and Korr products, check out their website at Korr.com).This machine uses a time tested medical procedure known as capnography, or the measurement of exhaled carbon dioxide. This technology is also used in the care of critical care patients who are on a ventilator in hospitals.
How Metabolic Testing Works
How it works is simple. You see, it takes oxygen to burn energy, and energy in this case is simply calories. So by measuring the output of carbon dioxide the machine measures how much oxygen your body uses at rest, thus the amount of calories your body burns at rest. Sitting in a big comfortable chair, we have you breathe through a tube (with your nose plugged to ensure all the air you breathe goes through the machine) for 10 minutes, after which we get your “resting metabolic rate”, which is simply how many calories your body needs to function at rest for a day.
From there, the machine does projections based on your height and weight to tell us how many calories your body needs for day to day activity, to and from work, up and down stairs, etc. It also tells us, again based on your height and weight, how many calories your body needs for 1/2 hour of exercise…nothing crazy, a good brisk walk perhaps. The total of those two figures combined with your resting metabolic rate gives us the estimated amount of calories you need on a daily basis.
From there the machine will give projections that tell us what calorie level you need to eat to maintain your current weight, the manufacturer’s “weight loss zone”- how many calories to eat with exercise as well as what is known as the “medically supervised zone” for those looking to lose the most weight in the shortest amount of time.
The machine also will tell us on a simple graph what your current metabolic rate is. This is important because your metabolic rate is simply how fast your body is burning energy ( calories ) and we want to ensure we keep that metabolism working at peak performance to ensure body fat is being burned. Many people are surprised to find that despite conventional wisdom saying the opposite, most people who are overweight have good metabolisms as the more we weight the more energy our body needs to take in and burn to carry that weight. Those who do have low metabolisms do so due to a handful of reasons- low thyroid function, skipping meals, or over exercising just to name a few, and we’ll address those things should that prove to be the case.
The advantage of this metabolic testing is we can see what your body’s caloric needs are and in turn can tailor a diet to fit your individual needs. If you find you need more food, we will know how many more calories you can take in and still lose weight. Yes you read that right, you can eat more and still lose weight!
Not bad for 10 minutes of breathing!
Give us a call at 607.846.3960 for any questions or to schedule an appointment and get back on track with your weight!
by admin | Aug 14, 2014 | Food & Recipes
Increase Your Protein Intake with these tasty ideas
Here at AgeLess, our Weight Management program recommends that you increase your protein intake as a tool to help suppress your appetite by making you feel full and satisfied. Protein shakes are a great way to increase your protein and supplement a meal, but sometimes it can get boring having the same old shake every day. Take a peek at some recipes that can help increase your protein and taste delicious! If you’re in search of a protein powder to use in these recipes, look no further. AgeLess offers a high quality Whey-26 Protein Powder in Chocolate or Vanilla, right in our Boutique. Ranging from single packs to large containers, you’ll find the right one for you! (Not every recipe listed here is acceptable while on our weight management program.)
Protein Peach Surprise
INGREDIENTS: 1 cup peaches, ¼ cup fat free cream cheese, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, ½ scoop protein powder.
DIRECTIONS: Mix cream cheese, cinnamon and protein powder together in a small bowl. Preheat oven to 500 F, letting the peaches cook for 8-10 minutes. Add the peaches to the top of the protein mixture and enjoy.
A delicious way to increase your protein!
Oh Yeah! Oatmeal
INGREDIENTS: 1 cup oats, ½ – 1 cup 2% milk, 1 cup blueberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.
DIRECTIONS: Microwave oats and milk for 2 ½ – 3 minutes. Thoroughly mix protein powder into the oats. Add blueberries on top and enjoy.
A tasty AND filling way to increase your protein intake!
Recovery Rice Crispies
INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups Rice Krispies cereal, 1 ½ tbsp. honey, 2 tbsp. reduced fat butter, ½ cup oatmeal, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 2 scoops vanilla protein powder.
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325 F. Lightly coat a 9×9 baking pan with cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, then scoop onto the baking pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is crisp.
A delicious and fun way to increase your protein!
No-Bake Vanilla Protein Cake
INGREDIENTS: 1 egg, 3 tbsp. applesauce, 2 tbsp. syrup, 3 tbsp. milk, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 2 tbsp. flour, 3 tbsp. pancake mix, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.
DIRECTIONS: Place the eggs, applesauce, syrup, milk, and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until very well mixed. Add the flour, pancake mix, and protein powder to the mixture and resume blending. Pour the mixture into a non-stick bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. If it still looks wet at the top, microwave for an additional 10 seconds at a time until you see the consistency you want.
The World’s Easiest Pancake
INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop flavored protein powder of your choice, water.
DIRECTIONS: Place protein powder in a bowl and add just enough water that the mixture has a consistency similar to pancake batter (it should be slightly lumpy). Pour the mixture onto a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Cook 1-2 minutes on each side.
Blueberry Power Protein Muffins
INGREDIENTS: 3 large eggs, 3 tbsp. oil, ¼ cup heavy cream, 5 scoops vanilla protein powder, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/3 cup brown sugar (or low carb sweetener of your choice), 1 cup blueberries, ½ cup fat-free cream cheese, ¼ tsp. cinnamon.
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 F. Line 9 muffin tins with cups and non-stick cooking spray. Mix cream cheese and cinnamon into a small bowl. Mix eggs, oil and cream in a separate bowl. Add protein powder, baking power and sugar (or sweetener) into the cream mixture, stirring thoroughly. Combine both mixtures along with the berries as you pour into the muffin tins. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins begin to brown at the top.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Shakeology Cookies
INGREDIENTS: 1 cup natural peanut butter, 1 cup organic quick cooking rolled oats, 1/2 cup raw honey, 1 cup Shakeology – chocolate flavor (or other chocolate protein powder).
DIRECTIONS: Combine peanut butter, honey, oats and Shakeology in medium bowl. Mix well. Roll 24 balls, each the size of 1 tbsp. Flatten each slightly so it takes on the shape of a cookie. No baking is needed. Enjoy!
No-Bake Vanilla Blueberry Extravaganza
INGREDIENTS: 1 egg, 3 tbsp. applesauce, 2 tbsp. syrup, 3 tbsp. milk, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 2 tbsp. flour, 3 tbsp. pancake mix, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, ½ cup blueberries.
DIRECTIONS: Place the egg, applesauce, syrup, milk, and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until well mixed. Add flour, pancake mix, and protein powder to the mixture and blend together. Pour the mixture into a non-stick bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. If it still looks wet at the top, microwave for an additional 10 seconds at a time until you see the consistency you want. Add blueberries on top, or smash them and sprinkle overtop to create the topping.
INREDIENTS: 8 oz. water, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, cereal (your choice).
DIRECTIONS: Mix protein powder and water together. Pour the mixture overtop a bowl of cereal, using it in place of milk.
Blueberry Protein Parfait
INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 6 oz. yogurt, ½ cup blueberries.
DIRECTIONS: Mix protein powder and yogurt together in a glass. Add blueberries into the mix. Enjoy.
Chocolate Mocha Madness
- In a blender, mix ½ cup of cold water (you can add more or less water depending on the consistency you prefer).
- Add 2 scoops of nutrient-rich chocolate-flavored protein powder.
- Add 1 tsp of granulated instant coffee.
- Gradually add 5 ice cubes to thicken.
- Blend on high for one minute (in a pinch, this shake can also be made by simply mixing ingredients together in a glass with a spoon).
- Drink yourself skinny
Very Berry Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe
This tasty smoothie is a great for breakfast or even after a tough workout for speedy recovery. It’s full of antioxidants from fruits, whey protein to keep you full and repair muscles, as well as healthy omegas.
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/4 cup fat free or lowfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp ground flaxseeds
- 4 drops of Stevia extract
- 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!