Pilar Cobb Fitness

ReeVue Metabolic Testing

Q: What is metabolic testing?

A: Metabolic testing measures the amount of oxygen your body consumes at rest, your resting metabolic rate (RMR). Using the RMR, calculations can be made to determine what you burn during your uniqure daily tasks like eating or driving and can also determine how many calories you would burn if you exercised moderately for 30 minutes. It calculates target caloric zones for your unique metabolism.

Q: Is the test complicated?

A: No, it's a simple 10-minute breath test.

Q: How does it help you lose weight?

A: By knowing exactly how many calories your body needs to maintain or lose weight, you can eat the maximum amount of calories to achieve weight loss and still satisfy your body's need for fuel.

Q: Shouldn't you be eating the least amount of calories you can to lose weight?

A: No. If you consume too few calories, you begin to burn muscle and your metabolism actually slows down. At this point, many people become frustrated because they are constantly hungry but are not losing weight and they abandon their diets. Because their metabolism has slowed, they gain the weight back more quickly.

Metabolic testing can ensure that by eating the maximum number of calories you will still lose weight at a safe rate of 1.5 lbs. per week.

Q: Is this program only for people with diabetes?

A: No, it is appropriate for anyone who is trying to lose weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is a key factor in controlling diabetes, but it is also important in controlling other life-threatening diseases like heart disease and arthritis.

Q: Do you need a doctor's prescription for the test?

A: It's not mandatory, however, if your goal is to manage a medical condition, you should consult with your doctor. The cost of the test may be reimbursed by insurance. You should also consult with a physician before beginning any weight loss program.

If, however, you are interested in monitoring your metabolism for sports performance and are not expecting insurance reimbursement, you do not need a doctor's order.

The cost of the test is $75.

For more information, call 706-289-7736

or email Pilar at Ralip@mchsi.com

Pilar Cobb,Certified Personal Trainer,

Certified Fitness Nutritionist, Metabolism Testor

Office location:  Gold's Gym Elite across from St. Francis Hospital