Most of us have heard the platitude ‘You are what you eat’ so often that it has become meaningless. While we may know that eating well has boundless health benefits, we may not feel confident in our ability to plan well balanced, healthy meals.
This is partly due to shifting information and conflicting messages that we’re exposed to from various media sources. In response to the need for clear, science-based nutritional guidance, Preventous Cosmetic Medicine offers the services of registered dieticians to help Calgary patients make the best dietary choices for themselves and their families.
The Preventous Cosmetic Medicine Total Nutrition Assessment was established to help our patients achieve their best dietary health. A custom lifestyle plan with personalized nutritional recommendations is developed based on a complete analysis of your specific goals, preferences, metabolic needs and lifestyle factors.
What is a resting metabolic rate (RMR), also known as basal metabolic rate?
Every body burns energy (calories) at a different rate, to perform fundamental functions such as breathing and circulation. This is where we often hear conversation about ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ metabolisms. Your resting metabolic rate is the number of calories your body requires in a state of rest. While most programs offer a metabolic rate estimate based on a standardized formula calculation, your dietician will perform a direct measurement of YOUR metabolism to determine ideal energy and nutrient needs.
Why are micronutrients important?
Micronutrients consist of trace minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other essential substances for optimal health and wellbeing. Small quantities of these micronutrients are needed to orchestrate a range of physiological functions, and despite the tiny amounts required, the consequences of their absence in our diet can be detrimental to our health.
By uncovering how nutrition choices and lifestyle habits are influencing your current state of health, a registered dietician can make recommendations to boost your efforts to achieve weight management goals and prevent disease.
To learn more about the Preventous Cosmetic Medicine Total Nutrition Assessment, we welcome your inquiries. Contact us today.