Metabolic Analysis

Metabolic Analysis services offered in Liberty Lake, WA

Metabolic Analysis

When most people start a diet, they use general guidelines (or guess) when deciding how many calories to consume. But weight loss is more successful when board-certified obesity medicine specialist Stephanie Persondek, DO, and her exceptional team at Inclusa Health and Wellness, PLLC run a metabolic analysis. This identifies the precise number of calories your body naturally burns, and uses that information to set personalized calorie goals. Call the office in Liberty Lake, Washington, today or request an appointment online to learn about the benefits of metabolic analysis and medically supervised weight loss.

What is a metabolic analysis?

A metabolic analysis reveals your resting energy expenditure (REE), also known as your basal metabolic rate (BMR).

Your BMR is the calories your body uses to support life-sustaining functions like your heart beating, breathing, brain, protein synthesis, and energy metabolism.

Identifying your BMR gives your provider the information they need to create personalized calorie goals supporting your weight loss. They may need to reduce calories more than they typically would if you have an unusually low metabolic rate. 

Your metabolic rate also helps predict your risk for chronic diseases caused by obesity. For example, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is higher if you have a naturally low BMR.

Do I need to prepare for a metabolic analysis?

A metabolic analysis doesn’t require much preparation, but you do need to follow a few steps to ensure you get the most accurate results.

You should fast for four hours before your scheduled appointment and avoid all exercise on the day of your metabolic testing. 

Your Inclusa Health and Wellness, PLLC provider gives you more information when they schedule your metabolic analysis, like recommending you don’t consume caffeine or other stimulants. 

What happens during a metabolic analysis?

Inclusa Health and Wellness, PLLC uses the ReeVue® medical metabolic rate analysis system by Korr® Medical Technologies Inc. The ReeVue device measures the concentration of oxygen in the air you exhale, which directly reflects the calories burned.

After you get comfortable in the treatment chair, your provider puts a clip on your nose (so you only breathe through your mouth) and places a tube in your mouth.

You simply breathe naturally, inhaling and exhaling through the tube. The tube connects to a machine that evaluates the oxygen content in the air you exhale.

Your test lasts 8-10 minutes, and the results are ready as soon as you finish.

What are the advantages of metabolic analysis using ReeVue?

The ReeVue uses a one-way valve and a disposable mouthpiece. The valve lets you inhale fresh air from the room (instead of taking in air from the machine), while a disposable mouthpiece eliminates any worries about bacterial contamination.

Call Inclusa Health and Wellness, PLLC today or use online booking to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of metabolic analysis for successful weight loss.