New Service: Metabolic Testing

What Is It?

HabiTrack is an effective, accurate metabolic monitoring and nutritional analysis system. It provides you with the information you need to manage your weight, whether you are re-feeding, losing or maintaining. It is customized specifically for you and it works!

Accurate, individualized, and continuous feedback are the key success factors in any behavioral change program! That is what we have created, a feedback loop that will allow you to re-establish or perhaps establish for the first time, a healthy relationship with food.

How Does It Work?

HabiTrack gives you a comprehensive analysis of your resting metabolism and 5 days worth of your typical food intake.

For those whose metabolism is unusually slow or fast, the goal will be to bring it into the normal range by making changes in food intake, exercise and supplementation. The system will allow us to accurately track the progress that you are making in doing this and make adjustments where necessary.

For those whose metabolism falls within the normal range, the system will take the guess work out of eating healthy, as you will know exactly how many calories/day you can eat to gain, maintain or lose weight. Research shows that most people needing to lose weight guesstimate too low, which results in YoYo’ing and increases the likelihood that they will fail and regain the unhealthy weight.

I believe that this is a program that many of you have been waiting for and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Who needs it?

Anyone trying to manage an eating disorder and everyone wanting a more healthy lifestyle!
If you are re-feeding as a result of being Anorexic, Bulimic or Bulimarexic your biggest fear is gaining weight in an uncontrolled way. Knowing your resting metabolism and the foods that you can eat without fear of rapid weight gain, allows you to begin the process of re-feeding with significantly less anxiety.

If you are overweight or suffering from Obesity, the research is clear that you probably cut your calories too much by dieting, which inevitably leads to failure and additional weight gain. Knowing the exact number of calories you burn while at rest usually allows you to eat much more than you think you should. This prevents you from slowing your metabolism down and insures your long term success.
The Process

Diagnostic Session:
In the initial session your RMR (resting metabolic rate) is taken, which will establish a base-line for your metabolism. You will be asked to provide us with a five-day food record, which we will analyze using a state of the art food analysis program. We will combine the results of the RMR and nutritional analysis in preparation for your consult with Dr. Norton.

Consulting Sessions:

During this session with Dr. Norton, you will be given feedback that accurately describes your metabolic status along with recommendations for eating and exercise strategies as well as supplements that have been shown to positively impact metabolism. The information has been customized to meet your unique nutritional, psychological and physiological needs.

Armed with this information, you can take charge of your recovery and/or your weight management. For individuals who are recovering from Anorexia or Bulimarexia, the information will greatly reduce the stress of re-feeding. For individuals suffering from obesity, or for those who are overweight, it will eliminate the need to diet, WHICH DOESN’T WORK!

Follow-up RMR Sessions:

We recommend that you repeat the RMR assessment monthly until you have met your metabolic goal. If you are engaged in activities to increase or decrease your metabolism, this will allow us to monitor the relative effectiveness of the changes that you are making and to make suggested changes when necessary.

Follow-up Food Analysis:

You can submit another food record for analysis at this time, or any time you wish, to Lesley or Elisa. Simply fill out the form below, cut and paste it into an email and send it to us at Your results will be emailed to you. If you are already a client, they’ll be in your chart at your next visit. We can even generate recipes and grocery lists that have been analyzed especially for you. Just let us know what you need!

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