Resting Metabolic Rate Test

Using metabolic gas analysis, we can determine your rate of metabolism and calorie needs.

The resting metabolic rate test is used to determine the proportion of energy that the client spends per day coming from carbohydrate and what proportion comes from fat.  Knowing this ratio is a vital component in tailored diet and exercise prescription for weight loss.  It will also give us an accurate calorie intake required for a client’s basic requirements, from which a suitable daily calorie intake can be determined.

People looking to lose weight should have a high proportion of their daily calorie expenditure coming from their fat stores, ie to be efficient at fat oxidation. This is what leads to successful and lasting weight loss.
The diet and exercise plan can be manipulated to cause a higher proportion of calorie expenditure to come from fat stores.

Each resting metabolic rate test will take 10mins.  Clients can combine this test with a nutrition consultation to complete the picture.  You will be asked to fill out a dietary questionnaire before the test and record a three day food diary.  The questionnaire and test results are used during the nutrition consultation to help steer the client in the right direction for their desired goal.