Calorie FIT (RMR)

Calorie FIT is an estimation of the number of calories that you expend per day and the intake necessary for energy balance, weight loss or lean mass gains. Your resting metabolic rate (RMR) or resting caloric expenditure is measured using the Parvo Medics TrueOne 2400 metabolic cart.

Next, your Physical Activity Caloric Expenditure, the number of calories expended above rest during normal activities and exercise, are estimated using a physical activity recall. Finally, your Total Caloric Expenditure is estimated by adding the RMR and Physical Activity Caloric Expenditure together.

Calorie FIT is probably most useful for individuals trying to lose weight. It helps establish current caloric expenditure and then establish appropriate energy expenditure and intake for weight loss.

Sample Results

Scheduling & Pricing

To schedule an appointment, please call 512-471-0081.

Proceeds may be used in general support of the College of Education.

Appointment Preparation

The Calorie FIT testing, results and consultation takes about an hour.

Your test will be scheduled early in the morning. In preparation for your appointment:

  • Fast overnight. Water is allowed and encouraged.
  • Do not exercise vigorously for 12 hours prior to testing.
  • Do as little activity as possible on the morning of your test.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.

Location & Parking

Testing takes place in Bellmont Hall Room 946, located at Darryl K. Royal Stadium. Parking is available. You will receive a Visitor’s Parking Permit from the FIT staff when you arrive for testing. Refer to Location & Parking for further information.