Metabolic Rate Testing
"Resting Metabolic Testing allows me to better create a program specific to you, using only what you need calorically, and of course with quality of nutrition in mind." - Nancy
I am offering this service because I feel that you need to understand the importance of knowing your metabolic blueprint. Charts and apps only go by height and weight. Metabolic Testing has been around many years, however, the devices available were uncomfortable and not easy for the participant. Fortunately that has changed with the device I've chosen to use. Metacheck is the most up-to-date cutting edge accurate metabolic reading machine. The Metacheck will read your oxygen input and output to determine just how many calories you burn at rest. With it, the test is easier to administer and more comfortable for you.
With this service, it is also my pleasure to welcome a new member to the team. Bianca Migliacci has been a client of mine for many years. She is very interested in the field of nutrition and fitness and thoroughly understands my program. You can read her bio at the bottom of this page.
Please download, fill out and bring the following forms to your office visit with Nancy.
What is a Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test?
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. Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate: weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender making it a highly unique number.
Why Test your Metabolic Rate?
Understanding your body’s unique metabolic rate will allow your practitioner to customize your weight loss or maintenance program around your needs.
- It can screen for a slowed metabolism that may explain frustrated attempts to lose weight in the past.
- It can reveal changes in your metabolism during the weight loss process that can help trouble shoot a frustrating plateau.
- Once you reach your goal, an RMR measurement can give you the precise caloric prescription for maintenance to help you sustain that goal weight.
How does the test work?
KORR Metabolic Analyzers utilize the same technology as ICU metabolic testing. Because 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.
Preparing for the Test
In order to get the most accurate results, it is important to follow the standard protocol for a Resting Metabolic Rate test:
- You should avoid eating 4 hours before the test.
- Avoid exercising prior to your test.
- If possible, avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine.
During the Test
During the test you will be invited to sit or recline in a comfortable position. You will be given a KORR MetaBreather mouthpiece to breathe in to. You will be breathing in air from the room, but the gas that you breathe out will go into the metabolic analyzer to measure your metabolic rate.
Clients who signup for Nancy's nutritional program
may receive a discount on RMR testing.
Bianca Migliacci is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Masters in Psychology. She lives in Margate, NJ with her wonderful and hard working husband John. They can typically be found on the beach with their dog Riley, or in her yoga studio. Bianca is a certified yoga instructor who thrives to help others feel better in mind and body. Her close friends and family will tell you that she has always been passionate about health, nutrition, and living a balanced life.
"I 100% believe in Nancy’s non-judgmental style of counselingand coaching. I am humbled to have the pleasure of working with Nancy and her passion for helping others." - Bianca