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Body Composition Analysis

Body Composition Analysis services offered in Tomball, TX

Optimal health and wellness involve more than the number on the scale. At F.I.T Medical Weight Loss & Optimization in Tomball, Texas, Treva Mitchell and Cherlonda Westley-Henry offer body composition analysis to determine how much lean muscle versus body fat you have. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Body Composition Analysis Q & A

What is body composition analysis?

Body composition analysis is a diagnostic tool used to assess the amount of lean versus fat mass in your body. Your body composition includes two types of mass: fat-free mass ) (muscle) and fat mass (body fat).

Knowing more about the makeup of your body is the best way to develop a weight loss, nutrition, and exercise plan that matches your personalized needs.

What does body composition analysis measure?

Body composition analysis at F.I.T Medical Weight Loss & Optimization measures the following:

  • Extracellular and intracellular water
  • Body fat mass
  • Dry lean mass
  • Body weight
  • Skeletal muscle mass (SMM)
  • Segmental fat analysis
  • Percent body fat (PBF) 
  • Basal metabolic rate
  • Visceral fat levels

Your body weight, the total amount of fat, and where that fat is located within your body help the F.I.T Medical Weight Loss & Optimization team design your wellness plan.

Is body composition analysis right for me?

Any time you’re interested in losing weight or getting healthier, body composition analysis can help your provider design an effective program.

They review your medical history and symptoms, complete an exam, and discuss your usual dietary intake, exercise, and other lifestyle habits. Your F.I.T Medical Weight Loss & Optimization provider helps determine your goal weight and ideal body fat percentage.

What should I expect ?

They measure your waist and hip circumference and might use skinfold tests or a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) machine. This is a non-invasive method that uses low level electrical currents sent through the body to measure water, fat, and muscle.

What happens after body composition analysis?

After a body composition analysis, the F.I.T Medical Weight Loss & Optimization team tailors a weight loss or wellness plan just for you. In addition to making diet and exercise changes, you might take dietary supplements, utilize medications, or receive injections.

Your provider can repeat body composition analyses as needed to assess your progress, not only in regards to weight loss but also how much body fat you lose and muscle mass you gain. They can make changes to your treatment plan as needed to maximize your results.

To learn more about body composition analysis at F.I.T Medical Weight Loss & Optimization or to schedule an assessment, call the office or book an appointment online today.