The Science

Understanding the Patula Program means understanding the science behind losing, maintaining or gaining weight. Below are descriptions for RMR and Body Composition, two keystones in the Patula Program.

RMR-the resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the amount of energy, in the form of calories, the body burns while at rest, which accounts for approximately 70% of the body’s daily energy expenditure. RMR can vary with age, sex, fitness level, and lean body mass. By knowing this number, we can make informed decisions about individualized diet plans.

Julie is a firm believer that testing your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the only way you can be sure you are eating the correct number of calories geared towards losing body fat and gaining lean tissue. Without testing your metabolic rate it is simply a guess and she doesn’t “guess” with people’s health.

Body Composition- body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, water and muscle in human bodies. Testing body composition is an increasingly more accurate indicator of fat loss compared to going on the scale.

Body composition testing also helps with the following:

  • Evaluating your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and metabolic diseases
  • Estimating how many calories you should eat to reach your target weight
  • Determining safe and effective body weight goals
  • Julie applies both RMR and Body Composition numbers in the Patula Program. Learn more.