Calories In – Calories Out

Introduction to Energy Balance

When it comes to weight loss there is no such thing as one size fits all. One thing holds true in weight management and that is Energy Balance. Simply put, if you burn more energy than your body needs, you will lose weight. When food is absorbed into your body it must either be burned as energy or stored as fat. Knowing your metabolic rate helps you to know how to balance what you eat with what you burn.

Energy in the Body

Calories are how we measure the energy in the food we eat. Your metabolic rate is how many Calorie s you body burns in a day. It is how fast your body burns energy. The trick is to balance the Calories you eat with the energy needs of your Metabolism. Measuring your metabolic rate is how we determine what is the right number of Calories for your body – for your metabolism.

How Much You Burn

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR):
We can measure your unique Resting Metabolic Rate. This is the number of Calories your body would burn if you did nothing more than sit in a chair all day. This is similar to what is known as your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Your Resting Metabolic Rate is related to your lean body mass or the fat-free part of your body. Your lean body mass is made up of muscle and internal organs.

Activity & Lifestyle

When you move your body burns energy. The more you move the more energy you burn. Your activity during the day is the biggest part of your body’s energy output that you have control over. Your RMR measurement predicts the additional calories you burn during the day. Even the simplest activities can double the rate at which your body burns energy. Whether doing household chores, playing with your kids, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, simple activities are the key to tipping the scales of energy balance in your favor.


Many people are surprised by how few calories are burned when they exercise. Calories burned during 30 minutes of moderate exercise can by calculated using your RMR measurement. However, exercise is important to increase your lean body mass {i.e. – the Calorie burning part of your body}. Proper exercise will provide our body with signals to help you lose weight and will even help control your appetite.

What You Eat

The number or calories you eat in a day determine whether you will maintain, gain, or lose weight. To help you under-stand how your own metabolism affects this, we have developed Target Caloric Zones. These Zones are calculated using your individual Metabolic Rate Test. They pinpoint the precise number of calories your body needs each day to lose or maintain weight effectively.

Maintenance Zone

Eating within your maintenance zone teaches you what it feels like to eat within your metabolism. This should become a very comfortable satisfying way of life because you have learned to feed your body precisely what it needs.

Weight Loss Zone

The Weight Loss Zone indicates the maximum number of calories you can eat and still lose weight. In this Zone, your body will be healthy, happy, and satisfied. Imagine the success you will have when dieting feels this good!

What’s New?

Real numbers that will lead to real results.

Cutting calories to lose weight is nothing new. The problem is niot knowing how much to cut has always been nothing more than a guess, say 1200 calories a day.

The right number of calories is actually a highly sensitive number. 1200 calories may be too drastic of a reduction, slowing your metabolism down and making weight loss more difficult. Or 1200 cal may be too much thus making you pack on the pounds by the way of fat storage. The power of Target Caloric Zones lie in the actual measurement of your caloric needs.

This is a diet? you can stick with for life.

Identifying your Metabolic Weight Loss Zone is finding your own personal sweet spot: that place where you are eating enough to keep your body calm and satisfied, yet keeping your metabolism burning as many calories as possible. Sticking to your diet is easy when it feels good!

Plus, your sweet spot is probably very close to your Maintenance Zone. When your goal weight is realized, the transition to maintenance is subtle and natural, keeping the weight off forever!

Ask Nutrition by Joey about Metabolic Testing today. Comfortable, effective, and life-long weight loss is just a breath test away!

Nutrition by Joey offers Metabolic Testing in a simple, 10 minute breath test.During this test, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. This is how your metabolic rate is measured.Once calculated, your metabolic rate will be used to calculate your Target Caloric Zones. These Zones provide powerful information to help you lose weight. Your Zones will show you how to eat the MAXIMUM amount of food and still lose weight. Your body will be healthy, happy, and satisfied.

Imagine how successful you will be when dieting feels this good! You simply sit back, relax, and breathe!!