The Science Behind Measuring Metabolism vs Calculating Metabolism
A new study published by Dr. Yue Deng (ASU School of Engineering) and Dr. Barbara Scott (University of Nevada School of Medicine) compares resting metabolic rates calculated using predictive equations to metabolic rates measured using an indirect calorimeter.
The difference between the calculated and measured results was shown to be as high as 900 kCal/day. To put that into perspective, 900 kcal/day difference could explain a weight gain of 80 pounds in a year if the resting metabolic rate is not appropriately addressed with a measurement.
The full scientific study can be found here.
Obesity Solutions: Breezing Metabolism
How does metabolism affect your daily lifestyle decisions? New research shows that the breath analysis used in the Breezing Metabolism Tracker can help demonstrate metabolic progress, reflecting changes in diet, nutrition, and exercise. In other words, metabolism tracking shows us a revolutionary new way to think about health and fitness measurement.
Do alternatives to metabolism measurements actually work?
Are there other ways to know metabolism without measuring it?
Dr. Sachiko St. Jeor, co-creator of the Mifflin St. Jeor calculator, reveals differences between a calculation and an actual measurement can be as much as hundreds of calories. Check out the poster here.
Meanwhile, a team of researchers, led by Banner Health’s Dr. Soto, demonstrate the major pitfalls of using a body composition analyzer to estimate metabolism for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. You can read the details here.
Eating chili peppers might increase your metabolic rate
Using the Breezing Tracker, a team of researchers were able to determine a positive correlation between capsaicinoids (an active component found in chili peppers) and resting metabolic rate. You can read the full study here.
What other foods might increase metabolic rate? With the Breezing Tracker, the possibilities of discovery are endless.
Why Calorie Calculators DON’T Work
MyFitnessPal, Striiv Play, and Breezing Metabolism Tracking
Breezing’s study has just been published by the Global Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. Our study, “Study of the Effect of Mobile Indirect Calorimeter on Weight Management” takes a closer look at calorie-counting, step-counting, and REE-counting.
To see the results, click here
Breezing Metabolism Tracker and Pregnancy: Published in Global Journal
Breezing has been featured in a new study published by the Global Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.
In this study, researchers took a closer look at the question: how does metabolism tracking affect weight change during and after pregnancy?
To read the study, click here
Metabolism during Pregnancy: What Happens?
Metabolism changes greatly during pregnancy, and the way it changes can be different for each woman. Despite an increased need for calories, excessive gestational weight gain still affects many women, contributing to adverse maternal and child health outcomes. Extensive research has shown that real-time tracking of health parameters may improve prenatal health.
To better understand how pregnancy and metabolism are related, the Breezing Metabolism Team is working with The Human Placenta Project, a collaborative research effort launched by the NICHD to study the role of the placenta in health and disease.
(The.pdf version of this presentation is available for download here.)
Looking at three pregnancy cases, the results showed that REE during pregnancy can increase, stay the same, or even decrease. In the first case, REE increased during the second trimester and remained relatively stable through delivery. In the second case, REE stayed the same throughout pregnancy. In the third case, REE decreased with nausea and remained low later in pregnancy.
These results show that REE is unique for each woman, and it is a complex variable that depends on a number of different factors. “Calculating” REE is no different from estimating it. And, as studies have shown, these estimates can be very wrong. When considering the health of both the mother and the child, it’s more important than ever to measure and track metabolism, not just “calculate” a number.
The Weight Loss Plateau: Meet Fred
Feeling stuck on a weight loss plateau? You’re not alone. Based on true user stories, here’s why conventional exercise and dieting routines don’t work.
It’s all about your metabolism.
Pregnancy and Metabolism: New Video Series
Ever wondered what the connection is between pregnancy and metabolism? Introducing our new video mini-series, where we take an in-depth look at why it’s important for expecting mothers to measure metabolic rate. Check out the preview episode on Youtube here.