What would happen if you did nothing all day?

Lounging on the beach.  Resting in the hammock.  Sleeping.  Take the Red Pill and ENTER REALITY.  This information is useful.  If you apply it correctly.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

What is Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)?

Metabolism, quite simply, is the conversion of food to energy.

Metabolic rate is a measure of how much food, or fat, is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and maintenance of body heat while you are in a state of rest. That energy is expressed in calories per day. So an RMR measurement shows how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting in a chair.

How Metabolic Testing Works

Indirect calorimetry (a measurement of metabolic rate) relies on the fact that burning 1 calorie (Kilocalorie) requires 208.06 milliliters of oxygen. Because of this very direct relationship between caloric burn and oxygen consumed, measurements of oxygen uptake (VO2) and caloric burn rate are virtually interchangeable.

Oxygen uptake requires a precise measurement of the volume of expired air and of the concentrations of oxygen in the inspired and expired air. The process requires that all of the air a person breathes out be collected and analyzed while they rest quietly. The KORR™ indirect calorimeters contain a precision air flow sensor that measures the volume of expired air, and an oxygen sensor that measures the concentration of oxygen. Once the factors of humidity, temperature and relative humidity are accounted for, the KORR™ instrument provides the most accurate results available in a compact metabolic analyzer.

Why Test Metabolic Rate?

NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

  • Proof of “normal” metabolism.
  • Stabilize weight loss.Regardless of the method used to lose weight, a patient’s RMR will decrease after weight loss. The decrease is actually below the level predicted by fat-free mass (FFM) or non-obese counterparts. This makes it very easy for a patient to re-gain weight. Unfortunately this happens even with preventative measures, such as resistance training.
  • Pinpoint caloric weight loss zoneRMR holds great value when counseling an effective nutrition program. When restricting calories, knowing a baseline RMR is invaluable. KORR Metabolic Analyzers calculate a “weight loss zone” for practitioners who wish to create a caloric deficit based on each individual’s baseline RMR.