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July 7, 2021 Weight Loss

What is a nutritionist?

A nutritionist is an expert in the field of food and nutrition. Nutritionists work in several different types of settings, from clinical nutrition to community nutrition to high specific areas of study (i.e., sports nutritionists and pediatric nutritionists).


What is the difference between a dietician and nutritionist?

The main difference between a dietician and nutritionist is education. Dietitians undergo extensive training to earn the credentials of Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). These credentials are interchangeable, so dietitians can have one or the other. 

In the United States, RDs require an undergraduate degree in science that cover courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and more specialized nutrition-related work, as well as a master degree to qualify for a board examination.

Nutritionists do not require certifications, but people who consider themselves qualified nutritionists do share some similar backgrounds with RDs. This means they, too, should have an undergraduate degree in science and study similar courses as RDs.

Dr. Amanda Borre, who runs Lifelong Metabolic Center out of Naperville, Illinois, has a degree in chiropractic. During her time studying chiropractic at Logan Chiropractic, she studied biology, chemistry, anatomy, and even nutrition. She, like other reputable medical experts in her field, is required to undergo 150 hours of education every 3 years, and nutrition is a large part of her education.


Do I need a nutritionist to lose weight?

No, you do not need a nutritionist or a dietician in order to properly lose weight. But it is a good idea to have a medical professional who has studied nutrition and weight loss strategies if you want to lose weight. Why? They can help you stay on track and make sure you are losing weight in a safe and healthy manner. Over the course of your weight loss journey, Dr. Borre will check in on you on a regular basis, encouraging you and making sure all is going smoothly.


Where can I find a weight loss coach or nutritionist near me?

If you’re located in Naperville, Illinois, or any of the nearby Chicago suburbs, Lifelong Metabolic Center is here to help! Even if you aren’t local, Lifelong Metabolic Center offers remote weight loss programs, too, so you can start your weight loss journey from anywhere in the world with us.

Although Lifelong Metabolic Center is owned and operated by Dr. Amanda Borre, a chiropractor with a doctorate from Logan Chiropractic (from which she earned nutrition credits), she has been specializing in nutrition since 2015. Her experience, however, goes further back than that. Following her graduation from Logan Chiropractor in 2002, Dr. Borre went on to work in private chiropractic practice from 2003 to 2012, where she worked with patients using several different forms of nutrition and weight loss.

Dr. Borre seeks to stay up-to-date with the most relevant and accurate nutrition and weight loss and furthers her knowledge with an additional 150 hours of education every 3 years.

For more information, contact Lifelong Metabolic Center today.


June 1, 2021 Weight Loss

What is a calorie deficit?

A calorie deficit refers to consuming fewer calories than the number of calories your body burns in a day. When you are at a deficit, your body will burn your reserves, otherwise known as body fat.

Conversely, if you consume more calories than you burn, the excess calories will most likely be converted to fat and lead to weight gain.

Being at a calorie deficit is one of the facets of the Lifelong Metabolic Center weight loss program, and it helps people lose weight in a safe, healthy way. We combine being at a deficit with food cycling-periods of intermittent fasting coupled with periods of “grazing.”

A calorie deficit will only take you so far. The quality of food matters, too. You can eat 200 calories of chicken or 200 calories of Snickers, but they are processed very differently in your body. 

At Lifelong Metabolic Center, we give you high-quality, anti-inflammatory and low glycemic foods during our jump start program to help you lose weight and feel great!


How can I achieve a calorie deficit to lose weight?

During the jump start portion of the program we give you a specific food list to choose from. All of the foods are anti-inflammatory and low glycemic. This keeps you at a deficit but also maintains your blood sugar and insulin levels for a nice steady stream of energy to get you through the day.


What are some of the biggest obstacles to getting a calorie deficit?


It’s easy to slip back into old habits and snack on things we shouldn’t. Lifelong Metabolic Center can help you stay on track with daily text check-ins, regular phone calls or Facetime visits, and make sure you’re eating the right things for you with a list of recommended foods. Our supplements help you feel fuller so you’ll be less likely to indulge in those tempting snacks.


Not food journaling

If you’re not keeping track of the foods you have eaten, then you will not know for sure if you are truly on track. But a food journal can help! In fact, a recent study showed the group that journaled lost twice as much weight as the group who did not. It’s a powerful psychological tool and so easy to do.

There are many calorie counting calculators and apps out there that can help you keep track of how many calories you’ve consumed and can give you an idea of how many you’re burning each day, but it’s also important to get the right foods in, not just the calories.

Please do your best to keep track of your daily food intake if you’ve been asked to do so. If you’ve slipped up, be honest about it! It can help us make sure we can get you back on track with your program and lose weight as quickly and safely as possible.


Contact Lifelong Metabolic Center today

If you need help on your weight loss journey or want to start getting on the weight loss path, Lifelong Metabolic Center is here to help! We have weight loss programs that are personalized based on your needs, including a DNA test for lifelong maintenance. You don’t have to be in the Naperville, Illinois, neighborhood to participate in our weight loss program; it can be done from anywhere. We’ll keep you motivated and on track. We are here to support you 100%. For more information about Lifelong Metabolic Center’s weight loss program, contact us today!


April 30, 2021 Weight Loss

Weight loss myths and questions we hear from clients

Although weight loss seems simple at first glance, there are many myths and misconceptions about the weight loss process.

Here are a handful of weight loss myths and questions we’ve heard at Lifelong Metabolic Center and our explanations of why they’re myths and answers to questions.


I’m too old to lose weight.

Nonsense! You are never too late to start losing weight, and thankfully our program works for anyone at any age.


My metabolism is all messed up, so I can never lose weight.

Our weight loss program resets your metabolism through the use of all-natural supplements and food cycling, so your metabolism won’t be “messed up,” and you’ll have an easier time losing weight as a result.


I eat right and exercise, but I never lose any weight.

elderly man exercises with resistance band for weight loss program

Don’t fret! Even if you are eating healthily and exercising regularly, it’s possible you aren’t eating the right amount for your body to successfully lose weight and maintain the loss of that weight. 

That’s why we do a 4-phase jump start system that involves DNA testing to help you determine a custom set of macros for lifelong healthy weight maintenance


Is losing weight a linear process?

Sometimes, but not always. That’s why a coach is important. All along your weight loss journey, we check your weight (daily in phases 1 and 2, weekly in phase 3, and monthly in phase 4) and make modifications based on your rate of weight loss and what your body is showing us you need in order to make your weight loss goals.

Sometimes we don’t need to make changes, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need someone to encourage you, especially if you start to plateau.


Can supplements help you lose weight?

Absolutely! Lifelong Metabolic Center’s supplements help you feel great while you’re on our program so you’ll want to continue. Not only will you feel great, you’ll also lose weight. Our supplements help with energy, sleep, appetite suppression, and digestion.


Do carbs make you gain weight?

As long as you’re eating the right amount and right types of carbs, no, they do not make you gain weight. But the wrong amount — and especially high amounts of processed carbs — can certainly contribute to weight gain.


Start Your Weight Loss Journey with Us Today

At Lifelong Metabolic Center, we strive to make our weight loss program easy to understand. It’s created to be effective for anyone at any age or stage of life. Whether you’re 21 or 81, we will build you a one-of-a-kind weight loss program using DNA testing, supplements, and coaching.

Contact us today for more information about our program and how to get started.


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