If you are using just a scale you have no idea. Losing or gaining five pounds of fat over a weekend is physiologically impossible, but the scale has convinced many that it can happen. A significant portion of those playing the weight loss game believe the weight they lose or gain on a day to day basis is fat. And the popular media and weight loss experts do nothing to help them understand that not only is this not true, but it also is one of the major reasons they continue to suffer from yo-yo weight regain and can’t lose fat as they age.
It is time to understand the whole picture of your weight loss journey to a healthier and happier you. It is so much more than just the number on the scale.
So often, we hear, “I was good all week, I did everything I was told to do and I didn’t lose a pound” or worse, “I gained weight!” When you only have a number from a traditional scale to use as your guide – you are being misguided. It is just a number and can be wildly inaccurate over a short period of time. We often do not realize, or we forget, that muscle, fat, bone and water all contribute to the number we see on the scale each week.
So wouldn’t you prefer to see a complete and precise picture showing the details important to your overall health and weight loss or would you just prefer a number on the scale?
Depending on your fitness level, your total body weight consists of:
Water (not in muscle or fat): 10-25%,
Organs and tissues: 10-15%.
Our weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) just can’t tell you everything you need to know when analyzing your diet. Because that number on the scale doesn’t tell the whole story, Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers™ of Fort Lauderdale programs focus on losing fat, not losing weight.
To assist us on focusing on losing fat, we are happy to introduce a new system to our center! The InBody 520 Body Composition Analyzer from BioSpace provides you with a complete snapshot of which body parts need improvement, which are strong, which are weak, how much fat you need to lose, and how much muscle to gain. It measures your weight, water, fat and muscle to provide an accurate overview of your body.
The detailed analysis is displayed on an organized, easy to understand Result Sheet. This information will assist you in reaching an ideal body composition. The measurement takes only a minute and the information gained can help you get started in the right direction for your weight loss.
For those beginning a medical weight loss program, it is often important to know more than what the scale can tell you. Knowing more about your internal makeup used to require some intense testing, and now much of that information can be gained just by stepping on the InBody analyzer.
InBody is the first and only, non-discriminatory BIA method of assessing your body composition. The InBody device does not use age or gender in an assumption of you. The inputted information asked is simply used to give a guideline to normal ranges (based on age and gender). However, every other device uses these specific inputs to assume what your body composition should or may be. In short, on a non-InBody device, if you change your age and gender – your scan will change.
Our belief is that when somebody decides to get a body scan, they are giving up time and money in exchange for a set of information. What is the point if the information is not precise and the measurements are so sporadic that you can’t even really compare them?
With InBody you can change your age and/or gender and your scan measurements will not change! Proving the patented technology is truly innovative.
We monitor your progress several ways. Part of our programs tracking includes before and after photos, measurements every four weeks, weekly blood pressure readings and NOW we have the ability to track the changes of a client’s composition over time, like never before!
Inbody gives us another way to measure success that is unique because it encourages our clients to think about their health in a new way. There are more opportunities to celebrate even the smallest of changes.
This new addition of the InBody 520 scale is a huge asset to both the client and the staff at Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers™ of Fort Lauderdale. With this detailed information we are better equipped to guide our clients through the fat loss journey, therefore creating more and more success stories.
Getting healthy is about monitoring the changes within the body and keeping track of how better lifestyle choices can improve the body from the inside out. As the journey continues we can see decreased body fat percentage and increased lean body mass in our clients following one of our six programs. These are changes we wouldn’t have known without an InBody scale at our center.
Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers™ of Fort Lauderdale (954.727.2323) is the only local center to offer a complete Full Body Composition Analysis using the InBody 520 scale. Your first reading will be complimentary when mentioning this article.
Let’s celebrate your accomplishments on a weekly and monthly basis by using The InBody 520 Body Composition Analyzer only at Physicians WEIGHT LOSS Centers™!
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