The test took about a half hour to get hooked up, a Polar heart rate monitor put on you and the test and results. They have you breathe into a mouthpiece with your nose plugged and just sit for 15 minutes. That is the whole test.
You can't eat before the test so when my student tester wanted to bump up my appointment 3 hours, I said YES!
I think I am going to work on what I put into my mouth. I felt pretty good on the one diet I found in Muscle and Fitness Hers a couple of months ago. Egg whites and oatmeal w/cinnamon for breakfast. Protein shake, PB, 10 almonds, and greek yogurt for snack. Salad with balsamic and shrimp for lunch, turkey and sweet potato for dinner. There was some brown rice and asparagus in there somewhere. I will have to look it up.
Anyways, this is the info that the student sent me to increase your metabolism.
· Age - Metabolic rate decreases approximately 5.0% per decade after age 40.
· Gender - Men generally use more calories than women due to muscle tissue.
· Heredity – Metabolic rate is partially due to genetic factors.