We specialize in Celiac Disease, Gastroparesis, Tube Feeding, Surgical Weight Loss, Food Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Diabetes, Pancreatitis, SMA Syndrome, Liver Disease, Cancer, and more.
Find out your caloric needs down to the single calorie, as well as discover your metabolic rate. The quick and simple test will help you understand your needs and allow us to tailor a meal plan to meet your goals.
Metabolism, quite simply, is the conversion of food to energy. Metabolic rate is a measure of how much food, or fat, is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and maintenance of body heat while you are in a state of rest. That energy is expressed in calories per day. So an RMR measurement shows how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting in a chair.
Most overweight people are convinced they have a slow metabolism. The truth is that statistically, most overweight and obese individuals have average or higher than average metabolic rates. Taking a measurement removes the excuse that they cannot lose weight. Seeing that their bodies can indeed burn calories can be very encouraging and motivating.
Regardless of the method used to lose weight, a patient's RMR will decrease after weight loss. The decrease is actually below the level predicted by fat-free mass (FFM) or non-obese counterparts. This makes it very easy for a patient to regain weight. Unfortunately this happens even with preventative measures, such as resistance training. It is undoubtedly a factor in the high rate of relapse. Although the cause is unclear, it appears that in most cases, if a patient can maintain his new weight for 6 months, his RMR will eventually rise to the expected level. Frequent testing of RMR can be the key to surviving this crucial period. Pinpointing the precise number of calories necessary to maintain may be the most critical piece of information you can have as you come off the high of finally reaching your weight loss goal and re-enter "real" life. True success is the one who loses weight and then keeps it off!
Use your phone, computer, ipad or tablet to virtually consult with one of our Dietitians in the privacy of your own home or office. Talk with your provider about Initial and Follow-up appointments, Nutrition, Supplement consultation, and Health and wellness management.
Angela Waliszewski, MS, RDN
Angela Waliszewski is a Registered Dietitian (RDN) with 14 years of experience in the field. She completed her Masters in Sports Nutrition (MS), is a Mixed Martial Arts Certified Specialist (MMACS), and is also certified as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS).
She has worked extensively with Kaiser Permanente, teaching nutrition college courses at Intellitec College, and has also found time to write articles in Health and wellness for Stars and Stripes, the Citizen, and has contributed numerous articles for MilitaryMoms.com. Angela also has a wide range of experience with pediatrics to geriatrics, special populations such as gastrointestinal disorders, public talks, weight loss support groups, and has worked extensively with the U.S. Military and Army Special Forces.
When Angela isn't working, she enjoys spending her time with family and friends, attending fitness classes- Barre and strength training, trying new recipes and specialty food products, keeping up to date with current nutrition trends, and challenging herself with the many hiking trails that the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer.