What is Assessed with RMR at Eatuitive Nutrition?

At Eatuitive Nutrition in Calgary, we leverage advanced technology to offer precise and personalized health assessments. Our Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test, provides a detailed view of your metabolic health, empowering you with the knowledge to optimize your diet and exercise routines. This article will explore the various aspects of what is assessed during an RMR test and how it can benefit your health and fitness journey.

What is Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)?

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the amount of energy (in calories) your body burns while at rest. It represents the minimum energy required to maintain vital bodily functions such as breathing, circulation, and cellular production. Understanding your RMR can help you and your healthcare provider develop a more accurate and effective health and nutrition plan.

How is RMR Measured?

At Eatuitive Nutrition, we measure RMR through a non-invasive procedure. This method involves breathing into a mask connected to our PNOE device, which analyzes the composition of your breath to determine how much oxygen your body consumes and how much carbon dioxide it produces at rest. This data is crucial in calculating your metabolic rate accurately.

Components of the RMR Assessment

Comprehensive Metabolic Report

  1. Caloric Burn Analysis: Understand how many calories your body burns at rest, providing a baseline for your nutritional needs.
  2. Metabolic Efficiency: Gain insights into how well your body converts food into energy.
  3. Respiratory Quotient: Learn about your body's primary energy sources (fats or carbohydrates), which is vital for tailoring your diet.

Biomarker Insights

With PNOE sensors, our RMR test assesses 23 different biomarkers, including:

  • Oxygen uptake
  • Carbon dioxide production
  • Respiratory exchange ratio
  • And more

These biomarkers offer a snapshot of your overall health and metabolic efficiency.

Benefits of RMR Testing

  • Personalized Diet Plans: Based on your unique metabolic profile, our registered dietitian can create a nutrition plan that aligns with your body's specific needs.
  • Enhanced Weight Management: Understanding your RMR helps in setting realistic and effective weight loss or gain strategies.
  • Optimized Exercise Regimens: Knowledge of your metabolic rate assists in crafting exercise programs that maximize fat burn and improve overall fitness.

Consultation with a Registered Dietitian

After receiving your RMR results, you’ll have the opportunity to consult with a registered dietitian in Calgary. This consultation includes:

  • Analysis of your metabolic health report.
  • A tailored three-month nutrition plan.
  • Continuous monitoring and adjustments based on your progress and feedback.

What to Expect During Your RMR Test

The RMR test is quick, lasting only 10-15 minutes, and requires minimal preparation. However, for optimal accuracy, we recommend the following before your test:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
  • No alcohol or tobacco intake.
  • Refrain from caffeine and caloric intake a few hours before testing.

Booking Your RMR Test

Don't let uncertainty hold you back from achieving your health and fitness goals. Book your RMR test at Eatuitive Nutrition today and take the first step toward a more informed and health-focused lifestyle.

Understanding your body’s unique metabolic rate is a powerful tool in optimizing your health and fitness regime. At Eatuitive Nutrition, our RMR assessments using PNOE sensors provide you with the detailed insights needed to craft a highly personalized approach to nutrition and exercise. Take control of your health journey by booking your RMR test today.