I got my Resting Metabolic Rate tested earlier this week. I need some help interpreting the numbers.
Duration 13:11 min
Some more background. I had not eaten for about 15 hours when I took the test. It was laying down in a quite area. I got this done because I wanted to see if I had gotten any metabolic damage done through the dieting I have done for the last 18 or so years.
Heaviest body weight: 310+ (stopped weighing myself when I saw that on the scale.)
Current body weight: 190lb 21%BF (verified through hydro-static testing and maintained for two years)
I think this shows that I really dont have the signs of a lot of metabolic damage. However the technician told my that the RQ value was pretty high for someone in a fasted state. She recommended that I talk to my doctor about thyroid testing. For comparison, I did this with friend, who had an RQ in the low 70’s.
First is she right? Could the RQ number simply be the result of a high protein diet? Second, can I do anything to shift this more towards a fat burning metabolism when I am fasted?
Thanks for the feedback