Metabolism or metabolic rate is defined as the succession of chemical reactions in the human body that creates and breaks down energy necessary for life. More simply put, it’s the rate at which the body expends energy or burns calories. Understanding your basal or resting metabolic rate (BMR or RMR) should always be a starting point for any effective weight management regimen. Your BMR or RMR is the amount of calories you burn in a 24-hour period just by being alive (zero activity level).


When embarking on a weight loss journey, the most common first step is to set a goal. This seems like a harmless step that will help you succeed. However, if not executed properly your goal could be your demise. If …

Are you slimming down BUT your scale refuses to acknowledge it?

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words! If there was ever a doubt that scale weight (or BMI for the matter) as a mean to weight loss quantification or weight management is completely useless and misguided, the pictures below should help illustrate and appreciate that body composition (body fat – lean mass – intercellular and extracellular body water) is the only objective reinforcement (along with “before & after” pictures) that a person should consider and be looking for, when embarking on a “weight loss” program.