We have identified the core components of a successful personalized program to include in fokus programs.
These four components are evidence-based with real science backing to produce real long term results.
Simply put, the fantastic four will allow you to maximize your efforts on your journey towards your goals and better health.
A resting metabolic rate test is like having a compass during your weight loss journey because 'knowing' is better than 'guessing', for example using a calculation to determine your metabolic rate. It will help you understand what you need to do to lose weight and why your prior attempts to lose weight had been unsuccessful. After completing the test, you are empowered with a customized plan exactly to your specific needs so you can shatter the plateaus you've experienced before.
The results of a resting metabolic rate test can tell your registered dietitian nutritionist if you have an increased or decreased metabolism. This information can then be used to determine the amount of calories you would need to eat each day.
All fokus programs include an initial and/or follow up resting metabolic rate tests so we can build and rebuild a plan based on your body's changing metabolism.
During the test you will be asked to relax comfortably in a chair while you breath into a tube from your mouth, analyzing the amount of oxygen your body uses and the amount of carbon dioxide your body produces.
The test has to be taken in a fasting state and it takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. You can learn more about the resting metabolic rate test here.
What's good for one person's diet is not necessarily good for someone else. For instance, alcohol consumption in moderation provides health benefits for some, but for those who carry a certain genetic variation, regular alcohol consumption can increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Most fokus programs start with a simple cheek swab followed by an analysis of your DNA at a CAP and CLIA accredited lab, where we'll gather comprehensive health and habit information about your body using the latest testing and technological advances.
Your test results are then translated into real life solutions to help you establish healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. You will receive a customized report, which includes dietary and activity recommendations.
Below are some of the key components of this test:
- Risk of Nutrient Deficiency, including a number of vitamins and minerals
- Risk of Food Intolerance, such as caffeine, gluten, lactose
- Athletic Performance and Injury Risk
Although genetics alone do not determine future health, it's the interaction between genetics and environment, including nutrition and exercise, that matters most.
MEAL STRUCTURE PLANS
Conscientiously created Meal Structure Plans, created by a registered dietitian nutritionist, are included in the personalized fokus report, which is comprised of over 60 pages that includes the following:
Current Health Assessment, including a thorough review of typical food intake
Total Daily Needs for calories and requirements for protein, carbohydrates, fats
WHAT should be eaten at every meal
WHEN meals should be eaten
HOW MUCH should be eaten at every meal
Recipes tailored to allergies, preferences, lifestyle and nutrigenomics results
Throughout the duration of the fokus program, clients will receive unlimited virtual support from a registered dietitian nutritionist. This will allow our clients to not be afraid to ask an important question when the question arises rather than wait for their next schedule session with their team. By providing constant feedback and quick advice, it will help clients to make the appropriate pivots that can ease the lifestyle and dietary changes into longterm habits.