Weight loss can be an important method in trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Oftentimes we use a bathroom scale to help us track how much weight we're losing. But doesn't it seem like that new diet or exercise you've been trying only helps you lose weight temporarily and sometimes you end up gaining even more weight? Doesn't it feel like nothing is really working out the way you had expected? That's because your bathroom scale is misleading.
Your weight is made up of muscle, fat and water. The key to effective weight loss is losing excess body fat, not overall body weight. Weight loss is not the same as fat loss. Instead of tracking how heavy you are, use body composition analysis to track how healthy you really are.
Body composition analysis is a quick and easy test to measure the amount of fat, body water and muscle you have in your body. Knowing your body composition can help you pinpoint goals to maximize your health while giving you an opportunity to physically see improvements over time as you make nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Body composition is a method of breaking down the body into its core components: fat, protein, minerals, and body water. It describes your weight more accurately and provides a better glimpse into your overall health than traditional methods. Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage.
Hands and feet are first wiped with the InBody towelette for best conductivity. Step on the footplate to get a weight measurement and then you enter name, height and age. You will need to adjust and maintain proper posture to ensure good electrical contact and conductivity.
With body composition, you immediately know how many pounds of muscle and fat you have. You basal metabolic rate is also calculated. The result sheet tracks your process over time so you can see how your body physically changes to lifestyle improvements you make.
The InBody Test is a 30 minute appointment. While the test itself only takes a few minutes, interpreting the results and teaching you what the results mean and how you can use them to meet your goals will take a majority of the time.
Before you arrive at your appointment, please read and follow the guidelines listed below to prepare for your InBody Test.
IMPORTANT: Please note this test is not recommended for:
Body Composition Analysis - 15-minute visit for InBody test + results interpretation and mini consultation