Have you wondered how many calories YOU burn each day? Measurement of your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) provides insight into your unique calorie requirements and allows you to more precisely plan for weight loss and maintenance.
The MedGem® is a handheld device that measures oxygen consumption through a simple breath test. Using oxygen consumption, the MedGem® calculates resting metabolic rate (RMR) which is the number of calories burned at rest. This accounts for approximately 75% of total metabolism. Total metabolism includes resting metabolic rate, lifestyle activities, and exercise. During the test you will be asked to wear a nose clip while you relax and breathe normally through the MedGem® mouthpiece. The test generally takes about 15 minutes.
After the test, a Registered Dietitian will meet with you to discuss your test results and your calorie needs to lose weight or to maintain your weight loss, depending on your goals.
Before your appointment:
During your appointment: You will use a disposable mouthpiece and nose clip. You will breathe into the MedGem® device for 10-15 minutes. During this time the MedGem® will measure oxygen consumption and calculate resting metabolic rate (RMR).