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Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing Benefits:

Resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing is an important evaluation tool used to measure metabolism and calculate the number of calories your body needs each day. This testing looks at how much energy your body uses while at rest, which can be a useful indication of both your metabolic along with general health. Metabolic testing quantifies metabolism by measuring oxygen consumption when the body is not working hard, which involves diffusing oxygen through the lungs and into the bloodstream. The test also measures how much carbon dioxide is released during metabolism, which helps gain understanding of your metabolism’s efficiency. RMR testing also helps people monitor their muscle-to-fat ratio, since muscles tend to use more energy than fat does even when not actively being used. By understanding your metabolism through RMR testing, you can set appropriate goals for weight management and healthy eating.

With RMR assessment, you can gain valuable insight into how your metabolism works, which means being able to adjust your eating and exercise habits accordingly. For those who are trying to lose weight or seeking to improve overall health, knowing exactly how many calories your body needs is key. RMR testing also provides precise measurements so people don’t have to rely on estimates or ballpark figures. Additionally, RMR testing can help detect a slow or suppressed metabolism which could be caused by a lack of muscle mass, low calorie intake, or a history of chronic, repetitive dieting  – all  of which can cause fat-burning to be suppressed. 

Having your metabolism tested at Metabacheck using the Pnoe metabolic analyzer gives you the extra benefit of simultaneously having your fat burning efficiency measured and analyzed. Knowing your fat burning efficiency at rest is key to properly managing your metabolism and weight. It can reveal why you’re not losing weight, as an inefficient metabolism will store more calories as fat rather than being burned as usable energy. Additionally, it’s possible that a suppressed metabolism could lead to decreased lean muscle mass – meaning even less calories are being burned and aiding in faster weight gain.