The Metabolism Test is a machine connected to a tube you breathe into while your nose is plugged. It takes about 10 minutes and is the most accurate way to determine your metabolism. It is not uncomfortable or difficult to do. You just sit and breathe. Metabolism testing determines how efficiently you burn calories; called your unique BASAL METABOLIC RATE (BMR). It is important to know your UNIQUE BASAL METABOLIC RATE in order to calculate the number of calories you need to lose, maintain or gain weight. Once this number is determined through metabolism testing your metabolism tech will help you determine the number of calories you burn through daily activity and exercise and then give you a final number of calories you need daily to reach your weight goal. If you are an EMSCULPT NEO or EMSCULPT TONE patient that wants to lose fat we highly recommend metabolism testing so you know the number of calories to eat to maximize your results.
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.
Metabolism Testing can be done at our Alexandria Office Location with our Metabolism Technician. Your results will be emailed to you. If you would like a more complete evaluation with an explanation of how many carbohydrates, fat, and protein you need daily to lose weight based on your unique BMR, and receive meal plans based on these goals, we recommend our Weight Loss Program with one of our licensed dietitian nutritionists.