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Body Composition Analysis

Tipping the Scale Toward Healthy Weight Loss Success!SECA Body Composition Scale

Ever wondered what's happening beneath the surface during your weight loss journey? At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we believe knowledge is power, and that's why we offer cutting-edge body composition analysis to our patients at both our Belmond and Des Moines locations.

Beyond the Scale: Understanding Your Body Composition

While the traditional scale provides a basic weight reading, it doesn't tell the whole story. Body composition analysis delves deeper, revealing the makeup of your weight. It differentiates between fat mass (the tissue we often aim to reduce) and fat-free mass (muscle, bone, organs, and water). This distinction is crucial because muscle burns more calories than fat, even at rest.

How It Works

Put simply, the scale sends an impulse through the body, and a computer can differentiate between the types of tissue present. The analysis can be done in approximately 20 seconds and provides information regarding hydration status, body fat percentage, total muscle weight, and an estimated resting metabolic rate.

Why Body Composition Analysis Matters

Here's why body composition analysis is a valuable tool for both medical weight loss and surgical weight loss patients:

  • Tracks Progress Beyond the Scale: Sometimes, the scale might not reflect your hard work. Body composition analysis shows you exactly where you're losing weight – from fat or muscle. This can be incredibly motivating and keep you focused on your healthy weight loss goals.
  • Improved Body Awareness: Knowing your body fat percentage and hydration levels empowers you to make informed choices about your diet and exercise routine.

The SECA Body Composition Advantage

Our clinics utilize state-of-the-art SECA body composition scales. These high-tech devices offer a safe, painless analysis within 20 seconds. Here's what you can expect:

  • Detailed Breakdown: The scale provides precise measurements of your body fat percentage, total muscle mass, hydration status, and estimated resting metabolic rate (RMR).
  • Visual Tracking: Your results are graphed and printed out for your records, allowing you to track your progress over time and celebrate your achievements.
  • Expert Interpretation: Our weight loss specialists will interpret your body composition analysis results and explain what they mean for your weight loss goals. We'll discuss how these metrics relate to your overall health and fitness plan.

A Powerful Tool for Weight Loss Success

At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we understand that medical weight management is a multifaceted journey. We go beyond simply helping you lose weight; we aim to empower you with the knowledge and tools to achieve lasting results. Body composition analysis plays a vital role in this process.

Ready to unlock the power of body composition analysis?  

Schedule an appointment at Iowa Weight Loss Specialists today!  We offer a variety of weight loss services including non-surgical weight loss options, medications for weight loss  (when appropriate), and weight loss surgery consultations. Our team of dedicated professionals will work with you to design a personalized plan that addresses your specific needs and sets you on the path to a healthier, happier you.

Let Iowa Weight Loss Specialists be your partner in achieving your weight loss goals. Contact us today!

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