The Key to Your Nutritional Success
A Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test should be the foundation of any sensible eating and overall nutritional strategy. The number of calories your body burns at rest accounts for roughly 70% of your total caloric burn throughout the day. By knowing your RMR, we can determine a calorie target that is specific to your unique physiology, and appropriate for your health and fitness goals.
How it works
It’s a quick, comfortable 15 – 25-minute breath-by-breath analysis test conducted at rest. We capture the number of calories that you are capable of burning while in a rested state, during your normal daily life, and during moderate exercise to provide you with an actionable report that you can use to improve your exercise and nutritional regimens. Additionally, you will learn what % of carbohydrates vs. fats you are using while at rest on the day of the test, which is helpful if you have been following a strict eating and training regiment.
What does it measure?
At Live Lean Rx FL, we deploy precision-based breath-by-breath testing to measure the number of calories that you burn in a normal day.
Here's the breakdown:
Metabolic Rate (RMR)
Your metabolic rate (RMR) is the total number of calories your body is capable of burning while at rest. It represents the baseline number of calories you require to perform normal, every day and subconscious processes such as metabolic processes and breathing. It is also commonly known as the number of calories you need to maintain your lean muscle mass.
Lifestyle & Activity Calories
By determining your RMR, we are able to estimate the number of calories you burn while performing your daily tasks and activities such as working, engaging in your hobbies, walking, climbing stairs, etc. Your lifestyle and activity factors account for a considerable portion of the calories you burn daily.
Another estimation and projection we can assume based on your resting metabolic rate is the approximate number of calories you burn during exercise. Please keep in mind, this is considerably different for each person and depends on the type of exercises you do. In general, we estimate this based on the calories you would burn during 30 minutes of moderate exercise.
Your Live Lean Rx RMR report enables to see how your metabolic rate compares to a typical person of similar sex, age, height, and weight. Do you have a slow, normal or fast metabolism?
Caloric Target Zones
Everyone sets different goals and require different plans to get there. Either way, your metabolic rate report can also enable you to set targets and goals so you can better understand how to maintain your current body composition, improve your composition, or prepare for a sport or athletic event. Keep in mind, these targets and zones are different for everyone. Get your RMR test and see what yours look like!
Recommendations & Lifestyle Assessments
We understand that not everyone can properly calculate their own daily calorie and macro-nutrient needs to reach their goals, or hire a trainer or a nutritionist to do it for them. We provide ONE set of daily calorie and macro-nutrient ranges with the cost of the test to get you started. Would you like an in-depth evaluation and plan to get you started your first 60 days? Ask us about adding our Lifestyle Services to your service or package!
Frequently Asked Questions
A Live Lean RMR Analysis provides you with the tools you need to set realistic, SMART daily nutrition goals to get efficient results.
How Long Does The Test Take?
The RMR Analysis takes 15-25 minutes depending on how steady your breathing patterns are.
How Long Should I Plan On Being In The Office?
It's safe to set aside up to one hour for your entire appointment in order to account for analysis set up and explaining the results.
How Should I Prepare for my RMR Analysis?
You will need to be fasted from food, caffeine, stimulants, nicotine, and exercise for a minimum of 6 hours prior to your schedule RMR Analysis. This is so we can evaluate your metabolism ina truly baseline or "un-influenced" state for more accurate burn calculations. You may drink water.
Can I Take Medications or Supplements Prior To My Test?
You MAY take prescription medications for the following: diabetes, blood pressure or heart-related condition, metabolism or thyroid, or anything that supports your vital organ function, prior to your test. Please refrain from taking elective metabolic supplements and vitamins, as well as prescribed stimulants like Ritalin, Adderall, and Vyvanse.
What Do I Wear?
If you are only scheduled for a RMR Analysis, you may wear anything you like. Other services such as DXA, VO2max and FIT3D Laser Scan have their own wardrobe requirements.
When Will I Receive My Results?
You will receive your printed RMR Analysis report the same day. A brief review session of your results will follow completion of your RMR Analysis on the same day. One set of daily calories and macro-nutrient goals will be provided to you and is included in the cost of the test.
If you would like a more in-depth Lifestyle Assessment with Personalized Recommendations, this is available for an additional cost and you will need to schedule this option upon booking your RMR Analysis to provide our staff with the proper amount of time.