At Woodlands Weight Management & Wellness Center, we use a state-of-the-art, handheld, FDA approved device called the MedGem to measure your metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is the number of calories your body burns at rest during the day. We use this number to determine your optimal diet and exercise plan for weight loss. This test takes fifteen minutes and will be completed during your pre-visit testing appointment after your fasting blood work and EKG.
In order for the MedGem test to be reliable and accurate you must:
Fast for at least eight hours
Abstain from nicotine, caffeine or other stimulant medication for at least two hours
Abstain from exercise for 24 hours
Rest in a seated position for 15 minutes prior to the test.