Your Body Fat
Let’s Talk About Your Body Fat.
Many of us are familiar with the term BMI. What about our Body fat compared to our muscle? After all, that is what makes us lean, thin and in shape. For those of you who’ve never heard the term, BMI is simply just a methodology understanding what you’re ideal healthy weight should be based on your height. To figure out your BMI you simply located a BMI table or index, found your weight on one side and ran your finger across to you found your weight. Based on your BMI you could see if you we’re currently at your ideal weight, underweight, overweight or obese. Needless to say, using only two factors to determine if you’re healthy or not was deceiving to many. Why? Well what if you are an athlete? Let’s say you weigh 156 pounds and are 5’3”… that would but you in the overweight category. Pretty simple right? Now, let’s say being that weight, you were only 21% body fat and are wearing size 6 pants. Does that sound like an overweight person? Not really. Hence the reason for the need for a new method and methodology for determining what an individual’s true healthy body weight should be. Introducing Body Composition. Body Composition still uses weight and height, but digs deeper to separate lean mass from actual body fat.
Any reputable medically supervised weight loss clinic will want to focus on much more than a number on the scale, they will want to know what is truly going on inside your body. Where are you storing your body fat? And Why?
What areas do you need to lose body fat? How much water are you retaining? How can we protect your lean mass while turning your body into a fat burning machine? How can you lose more body fat?
At MedShape Weight Loss Clinics we use a state of the art Body Composition machine called the BodyComp 5000. This non-intrusive device is exclusive to MedShape Weight Loss Clinics and provides us the necessary insight to personalize a weight loss treatment plan based on the current composition of your body. No, when it comes to losing weight, one size does not fit all. Everyone is different and this revolutionary device helps our medical team assist us in achieving the results you want.
With this assistance of this device, our team can track:
- Pounds of body fat
- Pounds in lean mass
- Water retention
- Resting metabolic rate
- Where you are losing weight
- Your ideal percentage of body fat and lean mass
- Viscerose fat
This will help MedShape determine how much protein is needed to keep your lean mass and based on your metabolic rate, what the proper caloric intake is for you to lose the body fat and not hurt your lean mass. Our overall goal is to be leaner, smaller and healthier with a better body composition.