Resting Metabolic Rate Testing:

Are you curious to know how many calories you burn during the day? With MedGem Indirect Calorimetry, you can find out.

The MedGem measures your oxygen consumption over several minutes while you are in a seated, resting position. This helps you to have a good idea of how many calories you need to eat either in order to keep your weight stable, or in order to help you lose weight.

Preparation For MedGem Indirect Calorimetry:

For at least 4 hours before your appointment:

  • Avoid eating or drinking anything other than water
  • Avoid exercise
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid nutrition supplements

For at least 1 hour before your appointment:
  • Avoid nicotine

  • Avoid stimulant medications such as Ritalin or Adderall
  • Continue to take any other prescribed medications

Indirect Calorimetry:

MedGem Indirect Calorimetry is easy and painless. The machine analyzes your metabolic rate at rest. The procedure takes only a few minutes, but it can make a lifetime of difference.

Useful for:

  • Weight Loss
  • Long Term Wt. Maintenance
  • Athletes

Available as:
  • Single Service
  • Part of Metabolic Evaluation Pkg.
  • Part of Clean Start Wt. Loss
  • Part of "Overcoming Obesity" Long Term Maintenance Program