We use the BodyGem® metabolic measurement device to exactly asses each client’s resting metabolic rate (RMR). We take the guesswork out of estimating daily calorie burn. Did you know that even people who are a similar height, weight and age can have significant differences in their metabolism – as much as 900 calories per day! That can make a big difference when you are trying to lose or maintain weight.
Metabolism is influenced by a number of factors, such as:
- Hormone levels
- Muscle Mass
- Illness or disease
While the equations used by websites, apps, and nutritionists to estimate calorie needs are based upon scientific evidence, even the best equation can only be an estimation. Knowing your exact calorie needs can make the difference between achieving your goals and feeling frustrated with feeling that you are doing everything right yet still seeing no results. The test is also useful for athletes to optimize performance.
The BodyGem® test takes only about 10 minutes. All you have to do is breathe into the device (officially called an indirect calorimeter) and you will have your results. That simple. This is the same technology that has been used for decades in hospitals. We are excited to be able to offer this to our clients right in our office.