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What is Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)?

Metabolism, quite simply, is the conversion of food to energy. Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate efficiency:

weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender.


The RMR Test measures the amount of oxygen your body consumes.

Using this measurement it calculates a patient’s Resting Energy Expenditure (REE), commonly referred to as a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). This result can help screen for abnormally low metabolic rates and pinpoint the precise caloric intake required for weight loss, maintenance, or weight gain. Applications include nutritional assessments required to treat obesity as well as obesity-related diseases such as metabolic syndrome, sleep disorders, diabetes, and thyroid disorders.

A resting metabolic rate test tells you precisely how many calories your body burns all day just to stay alive. Tip the scale in your favor with real knowledge that will lead to real results. 

Allow us to understand your body’s unique metabolic rate and customize your program by:

• Screening for a slowed metabolism, which can explain frustrated attempts to lose weight.

• Revealing changes in your metabolism to help troubleshoot plateaus. 

• Identifying the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain your goal.

Learning to eat to your metabolism will free you to leave conventional diets behind and move on to a healthy and satisfying lifestyle!

What can RMR do for me?


Explain frustrated attempts to lose

weight by screening your



Troubleshoot a frustrating plateau by

revealing changes in your metabolism

during weight loss.


Give you the precise caloric

load for bodyweight success.

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Most overweight people are convinced they have a slow metabolism. The truth is that statistically, most overweight and obese individuals have average or higher than average metabolic rates. Taking a measurement removes this excuse. Seeing that their bodies can indeed burn calories can be very encouraging and motivating.


Each individual will react differently to dietary changes which is why a true measurement of RMR is so valuable. Regardless of the method used to lose weight, your RMR will decrease after weight loss. Pinpointing the precise number of calories is key.


When restricting calories, knowing a baseline RMR is invaluable. We calculate a “weight loss zone”  unique for you. For those undergoing significant interventions, such as bariatric surgery, caloric goals of a dietary plan alone may not sustain a patient throughout an entire weight loss regimen. The result is the dreaded “plateau.”


Studies show that hospital stays are reduced an average of 60% when nutritional status is evaluated and needs are met.  RMR testing is recommended for those diagnosed with: hypermetabolism, malnourishment, abnormal body comp (cystic fibrosis, amputees, diabetes or receiving enteral or parental nutrition.

RMR Testing

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