The metabolism measurement device is a handheld, portable device that allows our licensed dietitian nutritionist to determine your individual RMR, therefore establish an accurate calorie budget so you can successfully achieve your weight and health goals. If one of your goals is to lose weight, we recommend our licensed dietitian nutritionist tests your metabolism at your initial nutrition counseling and then monthly thereafter OR you can schedule metabolism testing with a DEXA scan on our online calendar.
How do I prepare?
The metabolism measurement may be scheduled at any time but it is important to avoid caffeine and not eat, drink (water is OK) or exercise 4 hours before the test.
Requirements to get the most accurate results:
- Do not eat or drink anything for at least 4 hrs. prior to your scheduled appt. except for water.
- Do not exercise for at least 4 hrs. prior to your scheduled appt.
- Do not drink caffeine or nutrition supplements for 4 hrs. prior to your scheduled appt.
- Do not use nicotine for 1 hour prior to your scheduled appt. You can continue to take any prescribed medications.
How much does the Metabolism Test cost?
Some insurance plans are now covering metabolism testing for specific medical conditions. For more information about whether your insurance will cover metabolism testing please fill out our insurance verification form.
To schedule a metabolism test please contact us and let our receptionist know you would like to add this test to your nutrition session so she can add a 25 minute metabolism test to your initial or follow-up nutrition visit.
25 minute Metabolism Testing Added to a 55 minute Initial Nutrition Counseling Session…..$300
25 minute Metabolism Testing Added to a 25 minute Follow-Up Nutrition Counseling Session….$200 25 Minute Metabolism Testing …………………….$100
- 25 minute Metabolism Testing Added to a 55 minute Initial Nutrition Counseling Session…..$300
- 25 minute Metabolism Testing Added to a 25 minute Follow-Up Nutrition Counseling Session….$200
- 25 Minute Metabolism Testing …………………….$100
- Metabolism DEXA Membership ………………………….$125/month