Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment 

This value represents the number of calories you burn while resting and not exerting yourself in any way. Since your RMR typically accounts for 60-70% total daily energy expenditure knowing it RMR is vital when formulating an individualized nutrition and weight management plan.
Prior to your RMR test, you should not participate in any strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours and must fast overnight for at least 8 hours. This test is typically done in the morning. At the beginning of the test, you will be resting in a dimly lit room for about 30 minutes. A breathing mask will be placed over you mouth and nose and you will breathe as you normally would. Tubes from the breathing mask are connected to a computerized machine that analyzes the air you exhale.
The data obtained from this test allows calculation of total calories burned in a day, as well as what percentage come from carbohydrates and what percentage come from fats, as shown below:

*Assumes 15% protein metabolism

This leads to a better understanding of weight management and what diets may be better suited to your needs. Many individuals get frustrated when diet and exercise just is not helping them shed weight. We are not guaranteeing that this will dramatically decrease your weight but it will provide us with information that will help us help you lose weight in a healthy way. 
A skin fold test can be used to determine body fat percentage, and the results will help us refine your nutrition recommendations.