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What Metabolic Testing Can Do for Your Weight Loss Goals

Metabolic testing is clinically proven method to help with weight loss. It is a non-invasive, but very accurate way to measure how much energy your body is burning and how much food you should be eating. Many people who have used this method have been successful in losing pounds with far less effort than restrictive dieting.

The test itself will take around 20 minutes and it can be done at home or in the office. The results are given back to you immediately and a full breakdown of what to eat within 48hrs. So you know exactly where your metabolism stands right away!

This would be great for anyone looking to lose weight quickly without having to do anything drastic such as crash dieting or excessive exercising because they now know their personal metabolic rate which means that they can adjust their food intake accordingly.

What is metabolic testing for weight loss?

Metabolic testing is a great way to see how your metabolism works. It basically allows you to discover how much food you should be eating based on your body, not guessing by using a calculator!

This test is a simple way to measure how many calories you burn at rest. You simply sit for 20 minutes and breath into a mouthpiece connected to a metabolic cart, which then measures the oxygen you breathe in and the carbon dioxide you breathe out. This is called indirect calorimetry.

This test tells us what percentage of calories you burn at rest each day, which can help determine how we should change our diet habits to maintain weight loss.

What are the benefits of metabolic testing?

Metabolic testing is a great way to see how your metabolic rate works and what it's like for you on a day-to-day basis.

  1. Metabolic testing can tell you how much to eat - From a metabolism (RMR test), we can calculate exactly how much you should be eating for your goals and provide you a set of kcals and macronutrients (food groups).

  2. Provide you with a personalised plan - From a metabolic test, we can develop a personalised diet and exercise plan based on your metabolism and individual needs.

  3. Provides you with peace of mind - From a metabolic test, we can determine the best way for your body to burn fat. This will also allow us to help stop any guessing about what diet may work well for you.

  4. Gives you clarity - It can be overwhelming to find the right diet for weight loss, but a metabolism test will allow you to skip an exhaustive search and instead provide with plan that is perfect for you.

How to prepare for a metabolic test?

To get a proper reading, we advise that you not do hard exercise the day before. You should also eat and drink normally - don’t alter your diet or water intake 24 hours beforehand.

A metabolism test also needs to be done without food or drink for at least 4 hours before the test. You can have water, but it’s best not to have caffeine until 8 hours before you come in.

Dress comfortably - You will be sitting for about 20mins so comfortable clothing is preferred. If you are doing the exercise portion fo the testing then you will need to wear something you are comfortable exercising in.

What happens during a metabolic test?

A metabolic test uses indirect calorimetry, a non-invasive procedure that measures your metabolism. You will be connected to our metabolic cart, which measures the amount of oxygen that you breathe in and the amount of carbon dioxide that you breathe out.

Oxygen consumption can tell us the number of calories burned. And since we also measure carbon dioxide production, we can estimate the relative amounts of fat and carbohydrate being metabolised.

Your testing results

On the day of your testing, we will be able to provide you with the results of your metabolism, showing how many calories you should eat per day. We can also provide you with a plan within 48hrs, to show how many calories and what types of foods you should be eating per day to achieve the results you want.

Our weight loss packages can be purchased for a one-off payment or paid off monthly, and in addition to the results of your metabolism test, you will receive:

  • A personalised diet plan based on your metabolism. This will give you a set number of calories and macronutrients to meet your goals.

  • A personalised exercise plan, which will show you how much and what type of exercise you should be doing each week for the best weight loss results.

  • Advice on fat loss, nutrition, training and supplement advice based on your metabolism

  • Access to our online diet and exercise tool. This is where you can track your progress and see how you are doing against the targets set out in your personalised diet plan.

  • Box Ignite is our signature weight loss programme that combines metabolic testing with a personalised plan. Find out more about how it can help you with your weight loss goals here >

Why should you get a metabolic test before starting a diet or exercise program?

The most important aspect of any diet or exercise programme is to achieve the best results in a relatively short amount of time. A metabolic test will help us provide you with a diet plan that suits your metabolism, which means more effective weight loss. This also gives you peace of mind that you are doing the right thing for your goals.

If, on the other hand, you decide to put together your own diet plan based on your thoughts and ideas about what you should be eating, it could still work for you, however often it is done by trial and error. We are all unique in how we work, which makes metabolic testing such an invaluable tool to help you on your weight loss journey.

How long will it take to see results?

Most people can see obvious results after 6-8 weeks, but everyone is different and the time taken for you to lose weight will depend on various factors such as the amount of weight you need to lose, your current body fat percentage and how active you are.

How do you schedule a metabolic test?

Box Nutrition offers a range of metabolic tests You can schedule an appointment by emailing us directly at or find out more about our weight loss packages via

There are some great benefits to metabolic testing, and it is a very helpful tool for anyone trying to lose weight. It will help you find out what your body needs in order to maintain or achieve the desired level of fitness. If you're thinking about starting a diet or exercise program but have been hesitant because you don't want to be disappointed if it doesn't work, get tested first!

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