Metabolism Testing

Find Out Your Resting Metabolic Rate

Sage Bariatric is excited to offer direct testing of your body’s resting metabolic rate using the BodyGem indirect calorimeter. Instead of estimating, we can measure your actual resting metabolic rate. This is the most accurate assessment of how many calories a day your body burns and thus enables us to calculate how many calories you need to eat and to burn in order to lose weight. The procedure only takes about 20 minutes and is performed in our office. The device we use is the same one used on the show The Biggest Loser, as seen on NBC.

The day of your measurement:

  • Do not eat or drink anything for at least 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Water is okay.
  • Do not exercise for at least 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
    Do not consume caffeine or nutrition supplements for 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Do not use nicotine for 1 hour prior to your scheduled appointment.
    Continue to take any prescribed medications.
  • If you develop a cold, flu, or other acute illness, please call to reschedule your testing.
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