This test determines the amount of calories or energy you need for your vital organs — such as your heart, lungs, brain, nervous system, liver, kidneys and muscles — to function while at rest. This allows us to determine the amount of calories you should consume in order to maintain or lose weight. The test also assesses how your body uses carbohydrates, protein and fat so that you can determine the mix your body needs for optimal health.
Preparing for the Test
It is best to measure your resting metabolic rate when you are completely at rest, which is why we recommend the following:
- Avoid eating for at least one hour before the test. Best results are attained after a 12-hour fast.
- Avoid exercising for a few hours prior to the test.
- Avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine on the day of the test.
What to Expect
During the test you will recline in a comfortable position and breathe into a special mouthpiece that will analyze the air you exhale. Relax and breathe normally into the mouthpiece for 10 minutes and the test will be complete. Our staff will go over the results with you and help you develop a plan to effectively use your metabolism to regulate your dietary intake and reach a healthy weight.
$40 per test
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us at (435) 251-3793.