Metabolism is the process of converting food (calories) into energy. The efficiency with which your body does this is referred to as your metabolic rate. Once you reach your goal, an RMR measurement can give you the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain that goal weight.
WHY TEST YOUR METABOLIC RATE?
- Learn how many calories you burn per day, so you can eat the maximum amount of food while losing weight
- Screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past
- Reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help troubleshoot a frustrating plateau
HOW DOES THE TEST WORK?
KORR Metabolic Analyzers utilize the same technology as ICU metabolic testing.
Every calorie a person consumes requires a fixed amount of oxygen to be converted to energy. The KORR Analyzer measures the oxygen you consume to calculate calories burned.
All of the air exhaled by the patient must be collected to measure oxygen consumption. Two one-way valves in the KORR MetaBreather ensure that only fresh air is inhaled and all exhaled gas passes through the hose and into the machine. A nose-clip ensures that all exhaled air is analyzed.
THE KEY TO HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
Healthy weight loss happens when your body is at an energy deficit. This means you’re consuming less calories than you’re burning each day.
By testing your unique metabolic rate, we can determine your target calorie zones. This will ensure you’re maintaining enough of an energy deficit to lose weight, without under eating.
Sustainable weight loss is never achieved through starvation diets. Even if you’ve had trouble dieting before, knowing your target calorie zone will help you eat a satisfying amount of food while losing fat in a healthy way.