Resting Metabolic Rate Testing

Education is power and when it comes to improving your metabolism.  I don’t like to guess, instead we test!  The more I know about your metabolism the better and faster I can help you attain your goals.  Through science-based, performance-level technology, metabolic testing provides you and I with specific measurements to help you eat and exercise smarter, not harder.

This test results in the number of calories your body utilizes at rest each day.  This number is referred to as your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and is very different for each person.  Along with your activities of daily living and lifestyle factors this assessment allows us to identify how many calories you should be eating daily in order to achieve the appropriate caloric balance for your goals.  This test also informs us if you are currently eating the right balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat.

This test is facilitated in a separate location in Leesburg, VA with Susan Hefler, our Metabolic Testing Specialist.

This is probably the easiest test you will ever take.  After fasting (no food or drink except water) for 8-10 hours, you will sit and relax for about 15-20 minutes with a mask on and the testing machine will collect your oxygen and carbon dioxide input and output and deliver your results.  It’s that simple!  

Retesting is encouraged every 8-12 weeks depending upon the individual.  As your body changes, so does your metabolism so it should be monitored regularly until you reach your goals.