Weight Loss & Nutrition Services
Nutrition solutions understands that nutrition intervention requires a holistic and individualized approach. We combine the use of evidence based nutrition practices with our nutrition products and resources to produce results. Not one nutrition plan fits everyone’s needs. We offer different plans and services which are listed below:
OPTIFAST Partial Meal Replacement-
This program is available for individuals that do not require a significant weight loss, or whose lifestyle would not support Full Meal Replacement. This diet plan combines the use of Optifast® Meal Replacements and 1-2 small food meals per day. Your food meals are provided by Nutrition Solutions chef prepared meals to ensure success with exact calorie control. You will receive the same education support and nutrition coaching as the Full Meal Replacement program.
OPTIFAST® Medically Supervised-
Our most effective weight loss treatment plan is our Optifast® Full Meal Replacement plan. Optifast® is different than any other weight loss program. Optifast® is a medical weight loss program that gives people the option to lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. The diet plan uses the proven effectiveness of very low calorie Optifast® meal replacements for a period of time, with a slow transition back to eating healthy foods. Clients participate in weekly lifestyle and behavioral modification classes, medical monitoring, and nutrition coaching. This program results in safe, fast, and effective long term results.
Chef Prepared Meals-
This food based only plan (no Optifast® meal replacements) is designed for those who desire to have their meals on their diet plan prepared for them by a chef. The prepared meals ensure exact nutrition control and will eliminate the stress and worry of following your diet. Imagine not worrying about “what’s for dinner” while you are losing weight. And you will receive the same education support and nutrition coaching as our other weight loss programs.
Education and Services
Grocery Shopping Tours-
Eating healthy starts with a plan. Have our dietitian meet you at the grocery store and teach you how to be a savvy, smart shopper. You will learn how to shop healthy and what foods to purchase and what foods to avoid.
In Home Pantry Makeovers and Healthy Eating Consultations-
Have our dietitian meet you in your home. They will complete an assessment of your family’s kitchen and eating habits. They will teach you how to stock your kitchen with healthy foods and snacks so that the whole family becomes healthier.
Our chef conducts cooking demonstrations for small groups to show our clients how to incorporate proper nutrition into culinary art. These classes are open to members only.
Metabolic Rate Testing
Why Test your Metabolic Rate?
Understanding your body's unique metabolic rate will allow your practitioner to customize your weight loss or maintenance program around your needs. It can screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past. It can reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help trouble shoot a frustrating plateau. Once you reach your goal, an RMR measurement can give you the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain that goal weight.
Preparing for the Test
In order to get the most accurate results, it is important to follow the standard protocol for a Resting Metabolic Rate test: 1. You should avoid eating 4 hours before the test. 2. Avoid exercising prior to your test. 3. If possible, avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine
How does the test work?
KORR Metabolic Analyzers utilize the same technology as ICU metabolic testing. Because every calorie a person consumes requires a fixed amount of oxygen to be converted to energy, the KORR Analyzer measures the oxygen you consume to calculate calories burned. All of the air exhaled by the patient must be collected to measure oxygen consumption. Two one-way valves in the KORR MetaBreather ensure that only fresh air is inhaled and all exhaled gas passes through the hose and into the machine. A nose-clip ensures that all exhaled air is analyzed.
During the Test
During the test you will be invited to sit or recline in a comfortable position. You will be given a KORR MetaBreather mouthpiece to breathe in to. You will be breathing in air from the room, but the gas that you breathe out will go into the metabolic analyzer to measure your metabolic rate. Relax and close your eyes during the test. Keep lips sealed lightly around the MetaBreather. It is important that all the air you breathe out is analyzed. 3. In just 1O minutes, your metabolic rate will be measured!