How fast is your metabolism?

Find out the answers by taking a metabolic energy test!

Why should you have the Resting Metabolic Rate & Energy Test?

Eat for your metabolism

The RMR test gives you accurate results that can help you plan your diet. You can eat the right amount of calories for your body. If your health goals include building muscle or losing weight, and we can help you accomplish them.

No more guessing

By getting a resting metabolic rate and energy test, it takes the guesswork out of your diet. Instead of estimating if your metabolism is fast or slow, Body DEXA Fit can give you accurate results.

Accurate Results

At Body DEXA fit we use an ECAL Metabolic Monitor, an indirect calorimeter that is scientifically validated and specifically designed for measuring resting energy production. This test can accurately determine your metabolic rate.

How should I prepare for the test?

In order to get accurate results the client must ensure that their metabolism is resting and not influenced by external factors. Therefore the following pre-test instructions must be adhered to:

  • Do not undertake strenuous exercise for a minimum of 12 hours prior to testing
  • No eating or drinking (except water) for a minimum of 4 hours prior to testing
  • Do not take stimulants (e.g. nicotine or caffeine) for a minimum of 4 hours prior to testing
  • No alcohol consumption for a minimum of 12 hours prior to testing
  • No hot showers/baths for a minimum of 4 hours prior to testing
  • Continue to take any prescribed medication as per normal

Find out the Answers by taking the Metabolic Energy Test

How is energy produced?

The process of manufacturing energy in the human body is termed metabolism.

Metabolism is not the result of a single process but is the culmination of a series of processes including;

Eating of foods containing different nutrients.

  • Digestion of foods into smaller macro-nutrients such as glucose, fats and amino acids.
  • Absorption of the macro-nutrients from the stomach into blood stream.
  • Transport of the nutrients to the cells
  • Further chemical breakdown (oxidation) of fat and glucose to produce energy in two forms; heat and ATP.
Resting metabolic rate (digestive system and energy process)

The rate of metabolism (energy production) can vary significantly during the day and has been classified accordingly;

  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – the energy produced during sleep.
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) – the energy produced when the body is awake but resting.
  • Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) – the energy produced during, or as a result of physical activity.

Helpful links

To calculate your ratios of carbohydrate, protein and fat for a given daily Calorie amount, visit free dieting website.

For information on a Guide to Healthy Eating, visit Healthy Active website: