Easy, Office-Based Caloric Testing with the the Reevue Calorimeter

It's widely accepted that a calorie restricted diet will yield weight loss. All a person needs to do is consume less calories than they burn. Recently, patients and doctors relied on complicated formulas to estimate the amount of calories a person burns at rest. Unfortunately, these formulas were created as a "catchall" solution for the general population.

In reality, each person's metabolism is different and burns calories at a different rate. If you relied on the classic formulas of the past, you could end up overeating or even undereating. Both of these scenarios could impact your ability to successfully lose weight.

Traditionally, caloric testing was only accessible to professional athletes and research laboratories. HealthwoRx™ now offers our patients immediate access to an Indirect Calorimeter at our convenient South Florida offices. Our Indirect Calorimeter can accurately discover the exact amount of calories burned daily via a simple, 10 minute breathing test.

How To Accurately Measure Calories Burned

The human body consumes a fixed amount of oxygen per calorie burned. An Indirect Calorimeter measures the amount of oxygen your body is consuming. Based on the measured oxygen consumption rate, it then calculates the Resting Energy Expenditure (REE*). Or, in other words, the exact amount of calories you are burning.

3 Easy Steps to Getting Your Metabolic Results

Indirect Calorimeter

1…RELAX. Our Indirect Calorimeter measures resting metabolic rate. It is important that you be able to reach a resting state during your test. You should avoid activities such as exercise or stressful situations that will prevent you from relaxing for at least two hours prior to your test. Digesting a large meal, as well as taking stimulants, such as caffeine, can raise your metabolic rate and should also be avoided prior to your test.

caloric testing2…GET HOOKED UP. You will be able to sit or lie comfortably while being tested. Our technician will then place a nose clip on your nose and you will be given a disposable mouthpiece to breathe through. This mouthpiece is connected to the device by a hose that will measure how much oxygen you are breathing out. It is very important that you breathe only through the mouthpiece so this measurement will be correct. Both the mouthpiece and the tubing are sterile items that will be used only for you.

3…BREATHE. Finally, you just sit back and breathe. The device will indicate when it has calculated your metabolic rate. This takes anywhere from 5-10 minutes. The more relaxed and even your breathing, the quicker it will be able to determine your resting metabolic rate.

Sample PrintoutIT IS JUST THAT EASY!! In just 10 minutes, your doctor can know precisely how many calories your body is burning via on-screen display and printed results.

The final results are ideal for maintaining records and helping us tailor the perfect diet plan for your unique weight loss needs.

 

Call Your Physician To Measure Your Metabolic Rate

We're currently testing patients in the South Broward area including Hollywood Pembroke Pines, Silver Lakes, Aventura and Plantation.

Please call your HealthwoRx™ physician for more information.

*REE (Resting Energy Expenditure) and RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) both indicate the amount of energy a person burns at rest, and can be used interchangeably.