The RMR test is a simple, non-invasive test that accurately measures how many calories you burn at rest. During the test, a machine captures and analyzes the composition of your breath, determining your oxygen consumption, to measure the rate at which you consume energy.
The RMR test is more accurate than all formula-based RMR estimates.
An RMR test answers the question, How much should you eat? Your RMR is your body's baseline caloric requirement. Knowing your RMR enables you to:
Set accurate individualized calorie targets to help you lose, gain, or maintain your weight
Verify if a training or nutrition program has increased or decreased your metabolism
Compare the speed of your metabolism to others of your gender, age, height and weight
Make an appointment online for the test at our West LA location. An appointment is required for this test. You can cancel or reschedule up to 24 hours beforehand. Please note that RMR testing is ONLY offered at BodySpec West LA, not on our trucks.
Refrain from exercising for at least 12 hours before the test. Additionally, refrain from eating for at least 4 hours, and using caffeine or nicotine for at least 6 hours before the test. Refunds are not given to individuals who are unable to test due to not having prepared properly.
At our office, lie down on our recliner for about 15-20 minutes. You'll be breathing into a tube, which will collect your exhaled air and analyze it. Afterwards, you'll receive your results immediately.
A consultant will sit with you for another 10 minutes to review your results and answer questions.
Set your nutrition plans up for success! Having an accurate RMR measurement is crucial for any effective calorie-based diet planning, enabling you to set calorie targets that are specific to your body's needs.
Inaccurate RMR estimates could cause you to underconsume, potentially causing burning of lean tissue, or to overconsume, leading to unwanted weight gain.
Embarking on nutrition planning with your family members? Success in nutrition planning is much easier when the whole family is on board. Save when booking multiple RMR tests to split amongst a group.
RMR case study - learn how to apply RMR to make nutrition decisions
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