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Losing Weight or Losing Fat? Get the Facts with the InBody Scanner

Achieving optimal health is more than the number on the scale. The InBody scanner gives you the data you need to improve overall health on your weight loss journey.

As you begin your weight loss journey, there are several things to consider from programs and diets, to exercise, supplements and medication. But, how do you know what’s working? Sure, you may see the number on the scale beginning to go down, and that’s good. Right?

Kind of. If your goal is to lose weight, then, yes, you’ll want to see the number on the scale go down. But, lower weight is not always a measure of good health.

Your body is made up primarily of bones, water, muscle and fat – this is your body composition. As you begin to lose weight, you may begin to experience losses from muscle, water and fat. The problem is, a traditional scale doesn’t tell you what you’ve lost – just that you’ve decreased your overall body weight.

How do you know if you’re actually losing fat?

Typically, when you set a weight loss goal – the aim really is to lose fat. Losing fat has several health-improving benefits since excess body fat can lead to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and other complications.

In contrast, losing muscle during your weight loss program can actually cause health issues and make keeping the weight off more difficult. Muscle mass is critical to maintaining healthy blood sugar and fat levels, controlling inflammation, and helping you burn more calories.

Track the body fat you’re losing with the InBody Body Composition Analyzer scan

The InBody body composition analyzer uses bioelectrical impedance analysis, direct segmental measurements and multi-frequencies to measure your unique level or percentage of body fat and skeletal muscle mass, visceral fat, weight, and body mass index.

Benefits of using the InBody Body Composition Analyzer for Measuring Body Fat Loss:

  • Completely non-invasive
  • Test can be completed in less than 60 seconds
  • Receive the EXACT measurements of your body’s fat, muscle, and water levels
  • Results may help identify abnormalities and risk factors for developing disease
  • No guessing! We don’t use empirical data to fill in the gaps
  • Gold-standard methods and used in more than 2,500 research studies

You are unique, so even if you fall into ranges or categories that have been used to estimate general body composition based on populations that come close to where you are, it will never be exact.

The InBody composition testing shows your Forum Health provider the data you need to ensure you are losing body fat as part of your weight-loss journey. These results also help track your progress and can even help your provider identify potential health risks.

To schedule your first Body Composition Test today, call (608) 233-2378.