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Where can I get my RMR tested, and can I do this while I'm pregnant?

Or should I wait post partum. Thanks.

Mon. Feb 6, 9:19am

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health-e-tech makes a device that tests it. I checked their site ( and found the link below. You should be able to type in your zip code and find a testing location.

It is just a machine you breathe into for five-10 minutes. I don't think this will be a problem for the pregnancy, but your RMR will probably be different after you have the baby, so you may need to get another test. Maybe look around on health-e-tech's website to see if they have any info.


Monday, February 06, 2006, 12:01 PM

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Any idea how much this costs?

Monday, February 06, 2006, 3:56 PM

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the price varies.... you have to go to the website and call the testing centers near you. Make sure you ask what you get for the price - if they include any explanation of the test results, a diet plan to follow, etc.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 4:12 PM

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I'm having mine done on Wednesday and it's $50.00.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 6:34 PM

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Bod Pod

I got my RMR tested in a Bod Pod at Gold's Gym. You do not need to be a member there to make an appointment with the nutritionsit for the Bod Pod appointment. The Bod Pod analyzed my body fat and lean mass %'s, and gave me my RMR, plus caloric needs for various activity levels, sedentary through very active. I also received a consultation from the nutritionist on how to eat better. I paid $120.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 6:38 PM

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I'm having my RMR tested on Friday, and the cost is $75 (I'm in Manhattan, so I reckon it will be less just about everywhere else...sigh). I rest quietly for 15 mins (not sure if I get to talk with the dietitian who conducts the test during that time), the test takes 10 mins, and then she will discuss the results with me for 5 mins -- meaning I'll get my RMR plus occupational and exercise factors. I will not be getting any diet/nutrition advice (an option for extra $).

Since you're pregnant, you should know that you can't exercise or eat or drink anything but water for 4 hours beforehand.

Spotlight Rome (I'll be posting my test results on Friday)

Monday, February 06, 2006, 6:57 PM

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