About the Test...
Almost everyone knows that special someone whose metabolism allows them to eat anything they want andnever gain a pound. For the rest of us, we either have a normal or low metabolic rate. Certain factors such as age, gender, and genetics that help determine our metabolism cannot be changed; however, there is hope because we can change or increase our activity level and thus our lean mass. Furthermore, muscle is metabolically active and the more you have the higher your metabolism. Alternatively, extreme diets and overly excessive exercise can tear down your lean mass and lower your metabolism. Yet, one simple fact will always remain, FOOD IS ENERGY and you either use it or store it! Calories in vs calories out will determine your weight. Is your metabolism fast, slow, normal?
A RMR test will...
* Determine your resting metabolic rate; the number of calories you would utilize if you sat in a chair all day. This test is highly accurate and uses the same technology utilized in hospitals. * Your RMR is used to calculate how much you will burn by daily activities such as walking, eating, or driving. * RMR is used to calculate how many calories you burn during moderate exercise. * We then set caloric “zones.” These include the maximum calories you may consume for weight loss, weight maintenance zone, and medically supervised zone. You will learn to eat to your metabolism!
Preparing for RMR Test
- Do not eat food (Min. 3-4 hours prior)
- Do not drink caffeine (6 hours) before the test
- Do not exercise for at least (12 hours) prior to test.