Resting Metabolic Test -

Resting Metabolic Test

Metabolic rate refers to the amount of food or calories that is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain essential bodily functions. Some of these functions include maintaining body temperature, heart beating, breathing, digesting, and more. A RMR test will tell you exactly how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than just sitting.

Why test your metabolic rate?

 

There is no such thing as one size fits all, especially when it comes to how many calories you need in a day.

Our genetic make-up uniquely affects our ability to burn calories

 

A RMR test can screen for slow metabolism, which may explain past difficulties losing weight

 

Weight loss decreases metabolic rate. Its important to track this natural occurrence and make the necessary changes to avoid plateaus

 

Metabolic rate fluctuates for about 6 months after significant weight loss. Stay on top of your caloric needs so you don’t accidentally undermine all your hard work!