26 03, 2021

STUDY • Effect of Time-Restricted Eating on Weight Loss

By |2021-04-12T16:16:19-07:00March 26th, 2021|Education|

In a recent study, Jenny Craig and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center evaluated the effect of time-restricted eating on weight loss in patients with obesity. Participants were randomized to 14:10 or 12:12 time-restricted eating windows and prescribed a nutrition plan and exercise that included counseling. The LEVL device was used by participants to measure breath acetone, which provided …

10 03, 2021

How does the measurement of Breath Acetone differ from Respiratory Quotient (RQ)and Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) testing?

By |2021-03-15T16:18:36-07:00March 10th, 2021|Education|

Respiratory quotient (RQ) and resting metabolic rate (RMR) are approximately the same measure for our purposes. They are estimated by measuring carbon dioxide and oxygen in the breath to determine the rate of carbon dioxide production and rate of oxygen uptake.  The ratio of these two rates (CO2 productions to O2 uptake) provides an indication …

4 12, 2020

A Patient Journey with LEVL

By |2020-12-04T14:28:52-08:00December 4th, 2020|Education|

One of the keys to success in any weight loss plan is knowing how your body responds to dietary changes. Scales are useful for tracking weight changes over time, but they don’t show the effect of one or two meals off-plan. LEVL allows patients to see the immediate impact of nutrition choices and quickly course …

18 10, 2020

Healthy Pumpkin Hacks

By |2020-10-28T13:03:19-07:00October 18th, 2020|Recipes|

Pumpkin season has arrived! The majority of pumpkin-flavored treats are LOADED with sugar. That favorite pumpkin flavored latte everyone loves is filled with over 38 grams of sugar! Enjoy the flavors of fall without the added sugar by stocking up on canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Make sure you check the label for additives and …

6 07, 2020

New Data on Telemedicine Uptake for Weight Loss

By |2020-07-07T12:25:22-07:00July 6th, 2020|Education|

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the healthcare system in a variety of ways. While healthcare has tended to be viewed as recession proof, we have watched entire hospitals close down as the demand for services has plummeted due to social distancing orders. Luckily, those in healthcare are finding ways to adapt to changing patient needs …

24 06, 2020

How To Use Breath Acetone Measurements to Predict Fat Loss

By |2020-06-24T10:38:04-07:00June 24th, 2020|Education, Learn More|

Elevations in fat metabolism increase the concentration of acetone in the exhaled breath.  For people on calorie restricted diets, elevated fat metabolism corresponds to the loss of body fat.  Thus, elevations in breath acetone are directly related to fat loss.  The measurement of breath acetone reflects fat metabolism over the last 12 to 24 hours.  …

12 06, 2020

Elevated Ketone Bodies Without A Ketogenic Diet

By |2021-03-03T12:31:17-08:00June 12th, 2020|Education, Learn More|

Fat loss can be achieved with many dietary approaches; some diets work better for some people than for others. However, when a patient is burning fat, they will have elevated ketone bodies regardless of their prescribed dietary plan.

There is a misconception that elevated ketone bodies are only associated with a ketogenic diet. The presence of elevated …

6 02, 2020

Correlating your LEVL device with your Body Composition Analyzer

By |2021-03-24T14:37:57-07:00February 6th, 2020|Education|

The intelligence offered by products like LEVL for measuring breath acetone and Bio Impedance Analyzers (BIA) for measuring body composition helps reassure patients that their hard work is paying off. These technologies also help clinicians make immediate recommendations that can improve weight loss results. LEVL is a test that can be conducted daily …

16 01, 2020

4 Ways Measuring Breath Acetone with LEVL is Easy To Implement Into Your Practice

By |2021-01-25T13:45:27-08:00January 16th, 2020|Education|

By now, you are likely aware of the benefits that measuring breath acetone provides to you and your patients.

But how can you incorporate breath acetone testing without investing significant amounts of time or funds?

Luckily, the minds behind LEVL carefully considered the realities of medical practice while designing the device and platform. LEVL was therefore developed not …

25 09, 2019

Why Measure Breath Acetone?

By |2020-10-07T12:25:42-07:00September 25th, 2019|Education|

Enhancing fat metabolism can improve health through a variety of mechanisms, and helping patients determine the best ways to burn fat can help them prevent or delay disease. Acetone is a byproduct of fat metabolism and is therefore produced in higher concentrations following caloric restriction and moderate exercise.

Though there are multiple ways to track fat …