Body Measure

RMR

Why metabolic testing?

  • Why has my weight loss plateaued?
  • How many calories do I need to eat to gain muscle?
  • How many calories should I eat to lose weight?
  • How many calories should I eat to maintain my weight?

Metabolism is the process of converting food (calories) into energy. The efficiency with which your body does this is referred to as your metabolic rate. An RMR test will answer all these questions and more!

Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate: weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender making it a highly unique number.

Understanding your body’s unique metabolic rate will allow you to customize your weight loss or maintenance program around your metabolism needs.

It can screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past.

It can reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help trouble shoot a frustrating plateau.

Once you reach your goal, an RMR measurement can give you the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain that goal weight.

How does the test work?

KORR Metabolic Analyzers utilize the same technology as ICU metabolic testing. Because every calorie a person consumes requires a fixed amount of oxygen to be converted to energy, the KORR Analyzer measures the oxygen you consume to calculate calories burned. All of the air exhaled by the client must be collected to measure oxygen consumption. Two one-way valves in the KORR MetaBreather ensure that only fresh air is inhaled and all exhaled gas passes through the hose and into the machine.

A nose-clip ensures that all exhaled air is analyzed.