Do not exercise the day of the test
Do not eat or drink 4 hours prior to testing
Avoid stimulants such as caffeine or cold medications. Prescription medications should be taken according to schedule.
Wear comfortable clothing
Process of Test
You will be invited to sit in a comfortable position. A nose clip will be placed on your nose. You will be given a MetaBreather mouthpiece to breathe into. You will be breathing in fresh air from the room, but the gas that you breathe out will go through a tube into the metabolic analyzer to measure your metabolic rate. Make a tight seal with your lips around the mouthpiece to ensure that all the air you exhale will be analyzed. After about 10-15 minutes the device will beep, indicating it is finished. Results are printed and discussed.