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.
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.
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
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.