Your child’s metabolism plays a significant role in how the body uses calories. Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH, of Lifestyle Medicine Center in Stamford, Connecticut, is an expert in childhood obesity who uses the latest advancements in scientific understanding of metabolism to help children lose weight effectively. Find out more about medically managed weight loss and metabolic testing for children by calling Lifestyle Medicine Center today.
Metabolic testing is a way of measuring the energy utilization by the body. It is a useful tool in weight management as it shows how many calories the child consumes with varied activity and in a resting state. This is extremely helpful to monitor for an effective weight loss program.
With metabolic testing we are able to determine the resting metabolic rate and the energy used for daily living activities and exercise.
Metabolic testing helps us determine your child's energy needs. As the child loses weight, the body gets more efficient and needs fewer calories.
This test helps the parent and child understand the degree to which the meal plan needs to be adjusted. To find out more, give Lifestyle Medicine Center a call today.