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Identify whether you have a fast or slow metabolism. Determine the calories you burn each day — on resting and exercise days — to reach and maintain your healthiest weight. Identify the minimum number of calories needed without slowing down your metabolism. Optimize your metabolism with an individualized nutrition plan.
Everybody talks about metabolism, but few of us really understand how our own metabolisms work. Metabolism is, in the most simple terms, what converts food and nutrients into energy. It’s on 24 hours a day/7 days a week. It’s an internal process in our bodies that determines how many calories we burn.
How fast, average, or slow your metabolism works is determined mostly by genes. We all have a friend that can down a large pizza and cheesecake, and they don’t gain a pound. Thinness, though, doesn’t equate health. And a fast metabolism can keep thin people deceptively unhealthy.
Body composition, gender, age, and hormones also play a role in our metabolism. Differences in metabolism are seen, often, in how easy it is to lose or gain weight. Those with slower metabolisms might struggle to lose weight, whereas those with fast metabolisms struggle to gain weight.
Your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the minimum amount of calories your body needs to keep functioning. This is pretty significant, as it will determine your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). Testing your RMR using a device called the BodyGem® can give our RDNs an accurate measurement of your calorie needs for weight loss, gain, maintenance, or improved sport performance. The information obtained helps us create a tailor-made program according to your individual needs.
With your RMR, our RDNs have the details to create a plan for your metabolism and body composition. You might need to increase your activity level. Or, you might need to adjust your nutrition. By using The BodyGem® resting metabolic rate testing, we can discover your unique needs.
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Identify whether you have a fast or slow metabolism.
Determine the number of calories you burn each day (on resting and exercise days).
Reach and maintain your healthiest weight.
Identify the minimum calories needed without slowing down your metabolism.
Optimize your metabolism.
As NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians, we believe that good nutrition is a human right, fundamental to health, and everyone should have access to the best possible care and information. We believe with the right guidance, everyone can develop healthy, sustainable habits to live lives of wellness. We adhere to a holistic, functional nutrition approach. By testing your resting metabolic rate (RMR), your personal registered dietitian and nutrition consultant will:
We work with patients to develop a better relationship with food and understand how nutrition affects every aspect our lives. We will empower you with the tools you need to:
You will be paired with one of our expert Dietitian-Nutritionists that's the perfect fit for your needs. Contact us either online or by phone.
One-on-one counseling. In person or virtual appointments. Flexible scheduling (evenings, early hours).
Implement your individualized nutrition plan. Get the tools you need to live a healthier, more vital life.
Our NYC Certified Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians have diverse experience and backgrounds. We are proud to provide our patients with multi-lingual nutrition services (English, Hindi, Spanish, Haitian Creole). You’ll be paired with one of the expert nutrition therapists on our team that best fits your needs, to help you reach your goals.
RDN: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – MS: Masters of Science – CDN: Certified Dietitian Nutritionist – CLT: Certified LEAP Therapist – CNSC: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician – LDN: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University and founder of Compass Nutrition.
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of UC Davis and Tufts University.
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Syracuse and New York University.
MS, RDN, CDN
Studies: Graduate of Dominican College of Blauvelt and Brooklyn College.
RDN, CDN, CNSC, CLT, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Pennsylvania State University
MS, RDN, CDN, CLT
Studies: Graduate of Temple University & Tufts University.
MS, RDN, CDN ,CNSC, CLT
Studies: Graduate of New York University
RDN, CDN, LDN
Studies: Graduate of Florida International University
MPH, RDN, CDN
Studies: Graduate of California State Polytechnic University & Loma Linda University
It was very informative and helpful. I learned a lot on my visit with Dr Nikita Kapur. She was very easy to talk to and I got some good suggestions. I left really thinking about how to work on my eating composition
We met Nikita kapur and she is outstanding. She was very knowledgable and gave a realistic advise on diet. In today's social world its important for the dietician to look at all outlooks and she explained us everything with so much details. Diet is about balanced eating and have been following her advice since we met her and already feel a difference! She is amazing !!!
Met with Erika and she was lovely. Very nice and easy to talk to. She offered up a test/solution based on my issues described and I left with a solid plan of action. Looking forward to working with her more and seeing if we can get to the bottom of my problems.
I have been going to Compass for some time now and Erika is just the best. She is very understanding and works with you to tailor my eating habits and does not look to take things away. She has helped me discover how to eat better with simple changes. I recommend her to anyone looking for a great nutritionist.
Erika helped me get unstuck off a weight plateau I've been stuck on for 10 years. It's amazing.
I had my first appointment with Dr Nikita Kapur today and she was wonderful. She communicated a ton of information, but broke things down in a way that was easy to understand and digest. I was recently diagnosed with SIBO (and have autoimmune diseases) and went to her to help with reintroduction of foods, but learned so much more. While I feel there is a long road ahead of me, I feel confident that with her guidance, I will get my gut health to a good place.
Nikita has been an instrumental guide in helping me navigate the recovery process after a SIBO diagnosis and working through the elimination/reintroduction diet. I know folks with IBS dealing with these elimination diets on their own and they all wish they could have access to a nutritionist throughout the process - I'm lucky to have been referred to Compass by my GI doc and lucky to have Nikita keeping me sane through the process.
Met with Nikita Kapur today and got some great advice on ways to improve diet and wellness game. Thank you, Nikita.
Many claim to be a nutritionist. But only a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) meets rigorous academic requirements with clinical training, holding a degree from an accredited university. Our RDNs stay informed of guidelines set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide our patients with expert nutrition counseling.