Have you ever wondered if your metabolism is fast or slow? Is a slow metabolism the reason you can't lose weight? Now, your question can be answered with a 10-minute breathing test that will determine the exact number of calories you burn at rest each day.
To make an appointment, go to the Testing Dates drop-down below and then make payment under the Payment Information drop-down menu. DATES ARE posted in: TESTING DATES below.
Services include a 10-minute breath test, 10 minute explanation of results, then a follow-up visit in 3 months, all provided by a registered, licensed dietitian.
The breathing test is an apparatus that is put over the mouth and nose and for 10 minutes while you sit.
Using a MetaCheck indirect calorimeter, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine how much oxygen your body consumes which scientifically reveals your resting metabolic rate. After completing the test, you are given your Target Caloric Zone to ensure weight loss, maintenance or gain, depending on your needs. You will also be given personal strategies on how to maximize your metabolism from a registered, licensed dietitian.
The cost is reduced to $30 per participant and the remaining cost is subsidized by the Work Well program. You will need to pre-pay prior to your date of service by either paypal (Click here) or sending a check payable to: Healthy Weighs Nutrition, 18711 445th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721.
Day of Test
On the day of the metabolism test, participants should NOT exercise, have caffeine, or eat within 4 hours before the test.
The testing will be provided at the UND Wellness Center - Room 120, 801 Princeton Street for UND staff, faculty and spouses. There is A/G/H parking in front of the building.
Click a date below to make an appointment, then go to the Payment Information tab to make the $30 payment prior to your testing date. Work Well is subsidizing the remaining costs. The appointment should take 30 minutes.
- Friday, July 25th, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
- Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at Wellness Center (801 Princeton St.) - Room 120
About the Provider
Barbara Arntson, MS, RD, LD at Healthy Weighs Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, & Personal Trainer. Barbara went to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and received a double Bachelors of Arts in Food, Nutrition, & Dietetics and Exercise Science. She later went on to Iowa State University in Ames, IA to get her Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology. She also completed her dietetic internship while at Iowa State.
She has worked for the United States Public Health Service in Alaska under the Surgeon General as a dietitian for the Diabetes Program. She is certified in Adult Weight Management by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and certified in Motivational Interviewing.
"I did the metabolism testing and was given a calorie range to lose weight. I picked the low end of my calorie range and lost 70 pounds at a rate of approximately 2 pounds per week. The nutrition counseling I received helped me put together a personalized diet plan that enabled me to manage my weight loss and control my appetite. I used a food scale and online sources of calorie information to ensure that I was reaching my daily calorie goals". – Mark Hanson, UND Staff Member