Calculate BMR

calulate your bmr at gastriball

At Gastriball, you can calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate).

Send an email to if you are in Denmark or send it to incase you are in Sweden. You can also call us at +45 396 40125 if you are in Denmark, and at +46 76 317 5411 if you are in Sweden. You can contact us and book an appointment if you are interested in having your BMR measured. Measurement of your BMR costs DKK 1,000, but for patients who already have a course with us, the examination costs DKK 500

In the upcoming sections, you can read about what BMR is as well as why an accurate calculation of it is crucial for a successful weight loss

What is BMR?

BMR (basal metabolic rate) is a term for the amount of calories your body burns during the day on it's own, without you doing anything.

Calculate your bmr for a successful weight loss

In order for you to lose weight, it is important that you know your BMR. The accurate measurement of your BMR helps you to plan an effective weight loss plan based on your individual caloric needs.

Some of those who suffer from obesity notice that dietary changes and exercise do not provide the expected weight loss. If this is an issue for you, then calculating your BMR can help to streamline your weight loss and set in motion the positive development that has not occured so far.

the importance of accurate measurement

It is important that your BMR calculation is completely accurate. There are a large number of different BMR calculators on the web, where you have to enter your gender, weight and age to then be told what your BMR is. These calculators are very inaccurate and do not always provide a useful answer as to what your BMR actually is.

Many different factors determine your BMR, such as gender, age, weight, body composition (muscle mass, fat mass, etc.) and genes (hereditary factors). Without including these factors in the measurement of your BMR, the measurement becomes very inaccurate, which is why you do not get anything out of using the BMR calculators you find online.

If you need to have your BMR measured, you should have an examination done at a clinic that specializes in doing so.

calculate your bmr at gastriball

At Gastriball we can make a completely accurate calculation of your BMR. We use advanced equipment that provides an accurate and professional measurement of your basal metabolism.

We perform the calculation via indirect calorimetry, which is a measurement based on the oxygen uptake rate. The rate of oxygen uptake can be determined by making a measurement of the patient’s exhaled air and comparing this value with the inhaled air. Degradation of carbohydrates, fats and protein gives rise to an energy release in the body, which is almost identical to the amount of oxygen consumed by the metabolic process. Bmr calculation

We can therefore measure the oxygen uptake rate, which will be directly proportional to the energy development / amount of calories consumed. The measurement is performed under completely standardized conditions to ensure a correct result.

how the measurement process takes place at our clinics

The study consists of two phases:

phase 1: preparation

There are a few requirements that must be met before the measurement process can take place:

  1. You must fast for 8 hours (no food, no beverages and no smoking) before the measurement process
  2. Normal water is allowed
  3. Ordinary medicine is allowed
  4. Sedatives and relaxing medication should not be taken during the fasting period unless it's been taken daily for more than a month
phase 2: The measurement process
  1. You can sit or lie down during the examination
  2. Your nose will be clamped with nose clips
  3. You will be breathing through a mouthpiece
  4. The study takes approx. 10 minutes
  5. You will get your results right away

Once the brief examination is over, a dietician will review the results with you and there you will receive your individual dietary advice.

Our Clinics


Hans Edvard Teglers Vej 9, 1st floor

2920 Charlottenlund

+45 39 640 125

Gastriball Helsingborg

Drottninggatan 42,
252 21 Helsingborg, Sweden

+46 10 10 10 902 Swedish

+46 76 317 5411 English and Arabic

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