Metabolic Testing

What is Metabolism?

Metabolic rate is a measure of how much food, or fat, is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and maintenance of body heat while you are in a state of rest. That energy is expressed in calories per day. So an RMR test shows how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting.  Having your RMR evaluated is a good starting point at where your caloric intake needs to be to start losing weight.

How does your metabolism play a role in your weight loss?


Weight loss will occur when your energy expenditure for the day exceeds your caloric intake.   


How is your metabolism assessed at BMI?  


We use Indirect Calorimetry using KORR Technology.


The patient merely breathes through a simple mouthpiece as all the exhaled air is collected and analyzed. Because there is a direct correlation between oxygen consumed and calories burned (4.813 calories for every milliliter of oxygen consumed), an accurate measurement of oxygen consumption is an effective measurement of calorie consumption.


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